Whitewater Falls area fire suspicious

Accidental fire from campfires or a carelessly thrown cigaret are two of the reasons for the region’s wildfire outbreak.  Another is arson.  A source has told 101.7/WGOG NEWS that the U-S Forest Service believes last week’s fire on the North Carolina side of Whitewater Falls was started inside a tree stump.  No arrests have been made.

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For the cause of re-cycling

Wayne McCall, Oconee County councilman, will appear before the West Union Town Council tomorrow night to advance the cause of re-cycling.  The town leaders will also talk and vote on a new utility contract with their neighbor, Walhalla.  West Union Town Council will meet at 6 tomorrow night at the Town Hall.

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Federal funds to reimburse Pickens County mountain fire fighting costs

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal funds to reimburse costs to South Carolina to fight the Pinnacle Mountain Fire burning in Pickens County. The authorization makes FEMA grant funding available to reimburse 75 percent of the eligible firefighting costs for managing, mitigating and controlling the fire. Eligible costs can include labor, equipment […]

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Ralph Miller

Ralph Miller, 100, former resident of West Union passed away peacefully, at home in Charleston, S. C. on November 5th, 2016. He owned and operated theWalhalla Radio and T. V. Service on Main Street.  Survivors include his wife, Betty Ruth Miller. A celebration service will be held at 3:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the First Baptist Church, 403 E. Main […]

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“Really horrible” is the term Democratic leader applies to Trump win

The majority spoke Tuesday, but the chairwoman of Oconee Democrats calls Republican Donald Trump’s win “really horrible.”  Paulette Keffas-Chassin says the county party is “completely shocked and disappointed.”  Yet Keffas-Chassin concedes the majority has spoken and her party, once a dominant political machine in South Carolina, is now the minority party.  On behalf of Democrats, Keffas-Chassin promises Democrats will try […]

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