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“It’s been interesting!”

February 13, 2014

If you are an official weather observer for the federal government, no doubt you have found the times we are experiencing to be interesting. That certainly applies to Barbara Wilson in Walhalla. From her official weather station at the Hickory Hollow Farm, Wilson has been forced to try to decipher the various forms of precipitation…

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BREC UPDATE!

February 13, 2014

As of 7:00 am, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative had 147 outages system-wide. Breakdown by county:   • Oconee – 117   • Pickens – 30   Repair crews are addressing all these remaining outages.   To report an outage: 1-888-BLUERIDGE.  

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Stolen dirt bike returned to its owner

February 13, 2014

The owner of a stolen dirt bike has been reunited with his property as part of an Oconee Sheriff’s Office investigation that sent an Anderson man to jail charged with three offenses. The Sheriff’s Office identified Justin Brent Kirby as the operator of a dirt bike spotted shortly before 1:45 Tuesday morning on Louie Lane…

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“Greatest Snowman in the Land”

February 13, 2014

Oconee Emergency Services is hosting the “Greatest Snowman in the Land” contest. It’s an effort to promote fire safety and to urge Oconeeans to stay at home and off the roads during this weather. According to Charlie King, county fire chief, “We want residents to send us pictures of their family’s snowman.” Submissions will be…

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Overnight–Wednesday!

February 13, 2014

Other than a couple of trees down on lines, no major emergencies reported during the night in Oconee County. We’re told that county residents, for the most part, avoided getting out onto the still dangerous roads. A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain continues across much of the state. DOT describes interstate conditions as…

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Legal difficulties mount for two Pickens County men

February 12, 2014

Additional charges have been placed against two Pickens County men for their alleged involvement in incidents last weekend that cost the life of a third man. According to an announcement by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, Octavis Jamal Robinson of Central and Tavis Savon Campbell have been charged with first degree burglary. The 19-year old Campbell…

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So far, light snow

February 12, 2014

So far, the snow accumulation in Oconee has been light, but stayed tuned. By mid afternoon, Weather Observer Barbara Wilson measured 1.2″ and recorded a 27-degree reading.

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Anticipating a new round late this afternoon

February 12, 2014

A new round of the wintry mix is anticipated to arrive in Oconee County by late afternoon. It’s a sign more weather trouble lies ahead–even though there has been some melting between morning and early afternoon. Don’t let that fool you, according to Scott Krein, director of Oconee Emergency Management. Krein makes a special appeal.…

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Record for Walhalla Middle School

February 12, 2014

A record has been set at Walhalla Middle School. Ten band students were named members of All-State and All-Region. They are Olivia Lee, Madison Ranalli, Cadi Imbody, Lynda Knox, Nickolas Eleftheriou, Joshua Leonard, Shawntrell Stark, Megan Ranalli, Kristen Heape, and Audrey Boyles.

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So far, power companies hold their own!

February 12, 2014

We’ve had no reports of power outages in Oconee County. Duke Energy reported a handful of outages in Anderson County. At last report, Blue Ridge Electric Co-Op had experienced no loss of customer service in its multi-county service district. And Bob Faires of Seneca Light and Water reports, so far, all is good–meaning Seneca’s electric…

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Calendar

  • September 23, 2014 9:00 amSafe Harbor Invitational Golf Tournament
  • September 23, 2014 11:00 amLeague of Women Voters of the Clemson Area National Voter Registration Day
  • September 27, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 28, 2014 10:00 amHigh Falls Church of God Homecoming
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