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Power troubles escalate

February 13, 2014

Power troubles are mounting! We’ve just heard that power went off in a home at West Union’s Dutch Fork subdivision. In Seneca, crews have responded to a line across Old Salem Road at the entrance to Lake Keowee Marina.

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Dexter rankled by unfunded state mandates

February 13, 2014

Reg Dexter is no spring chicken when it comes to raising the roof about the state’s unfunded mandates and how they exacerbate Oconee County’s financial standing. Dexter, chairman of budget and finance committee of county council, has been sounding an alarm for years. He has taken the complaint directly to the county’s state lawmakers, but…

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Duke outages worse in Oconee

February 13, 2014

By 8:15 this morning, Duke Energy reported that of all outages in its Carolinas’ territory, Oconee County is hardest hit. At that time, Duke counted 2,166 of its Oconee customers without their service. That number includes folks in the Playground Road area of Walhalla where, according to one resident, the power went off at 4…

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8 a-m UPDATE from SC DOT

February 13, 2014

Light snow is falling in some counties in the upstate and rain/freezing rain in the central/lower areas of the state. Most counties, with the exception of coastal areas and the southern part of District Seven, are reporting that roads and bridges are covered with snow and ice. Crews in all Districts except District 6 continue…

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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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Calendar

  • October 22, 2014 10:00 amPreserving 101 for Beginners at the Salem Branch of the OCPL
  • October 24, 2014The Emerson Rose Heart Foundation’s 4th Annual Golf Tournamen
  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
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