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“Glad to have this behind us”

February 13, 2014

By no means was Westminster spared by the extraordinary weather event. The city system encountered a number of outages—including a large outage that affected neighborhoods during the night. The City Hall re-opened for business at 10 this morning. “We’re just glad to have this behind us,” City Administrator David Smith said.  

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This afternoon’s latest

February 13, 2014

Oconee public schools are closed again tomorrow. Dr. Mike Lucas, superintendent, says, “Our plans are for schools to re-open on Monday, February 17.” Power suppliers report progress. By 2 o’clock, the number of Duke customers in Oconee awaiting service was 764. It had been in excess of two thousand. Late this morning, Blue Ridge Electric…

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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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Calendar

  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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