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Fire calls on a cold morning

January 8, 2015

In weather like this, fire fighters stay at the ready. And they were busy this morning in Oconee County. In Fair Play, the occupant of a home on Conner Boulevard was treated for smoke inhalation resulting from a chimney fire. Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, said the chimney heat proved combustible to the carpet in…

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Low gas pump price in Anderson

January 8, 2015

After Katrina struck New Orleans and the southeast coast, U-S Senator Lindsey Graham predicted the country would never again see $1.50 gallon gas prices. But one Anderson County fill-up place is getting in the neighborhood. One Oconeean, on his drive to work this morning in Anderson, saw a sign at a highway 24 location advertising…

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Students trek to school on frigid morning

January 8, 2015

Oconee public school students were asked to report for class on the coldest morning of the winter, but the decision to hold school at regular time reflected more than the need to educate. The fact, according to the county’s first-year superintendent, is that Oconee public schools are often more than a place for children to…

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Seneca student receives music scholarship

January 8, 2015

A senior at Seneca High School, Bethany Williams, has been selected the recipient of a South Carolina Music Educators Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship amounts to a one time gift of $1 thousand dollars which will require her to take part in a college music program, although she need not major in music. Bethany will be…

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GSP airport changes for future

January 8, 2015

The president/CEO of Greenville-Spartanburg airport, speaking today in Oconee County, said a four-year renovation project there amounts to “literally a rebuild” of the approximate 50-year airport. GSP is spending $125 million to overhaul its passenger terminal, grounds, and other amenities—in a way to make the entire facilities a true 21st century experience for the users.…

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Christmas week delivered rain to Lake Hartwell

January 8, 2015

A couple that recently bought a home on Lake Hartwell was told this week that, yes, lake levels are down, but the lake will bounce back. The U-S Army Corps of Engineers credits Christmas week for delivering much-needed relief to all three sub-basins. Until December 23, the month was turning out to be exceptionally dry.…

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Male cat “neuterathon” January 24

January 8, 2015

To achieve its goal of preventing hundreds of cat litters next year, the Oconee Humane Society is announcing a male cat neuterathon to be held Saturday, January 24 at the FoxNestVeterinaryHospital near Seneca.  That day, 75 male cats will receive neuter surgery for $25 dollars and a rabies vaccination for $5 dollars.  Pet owners are…

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Pickens Delegation meets tonight

January 8, 2015

The Pickens County Legislative Delegation meets at 5:30 this evening at the Carr Center (West End Hall) in Easley, and the county’s Republican Party chairman says the meeting will be interesting from a number of financial aspects. Phillip Bowers, the GOP chairman, said, “We will likely hear about a gas tax hike.” Bowers, however, said…

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Seneca man charged with breach of trust

January 8, 2015

An arrest warrant served by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office charges a Seneca man with breach of trust. Richard Barrett Thompson, 41 years old, was booked into the Oconee Detention Center Tuesday after a highway patrol traffic stop on highway 24 at Shady Lane. State troopers learned through the National Crime Information Center that an outstanding…

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Bitterly cold wind chills anticipated

January 7, 2015

National Weather Service is warning 96.3/WGOG land to anticipate bitterly cold wind chills across the western Carolinas and northeast Georgia. We can expect this significant cold wave to last the rest of the work week. An Arctic airmass is building across the region today and will persist into Friday. Temperatures tonight and tomorrow should yield…

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Calendar

  • January 23, 2015Walhalla Civic Auditorium Presents Southern Fried Nuptials
  • February 1, 2015 10:00 amShellem Cline at Bethel Baptist Church Singing
  • February 5, 2015 5:30 pmWalhalla High School's Freshman Focus Parent Night
  • February 5, 2015 7:00 pmHoly Spirit Encounter Conference
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