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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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Noon UPDATE from SC DOT

February 12, 2014

A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain continues to fall and accumulate. Upper and central areas of the state have snow accumulation of varying amounts. The lower state has been pelted by sleet and freezing rain. State crews are plowing interstates and primary routes with all available plows. Temperatures are well below freezing statewide…

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Roads slick in the Westminster area

February 12, 2014

The police chief at Westminster is re-enforcing today’s message of, if at all possible, stay off the roads. Chief Dean Awalt says Westminster roads and streets are slick—making driving a slippery proposition. And that includes 123—the main highway through town. For their driving safety, the police are operating a Hummer and stand ready to answer…

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Pioneer points to Georgia meeting next week

February 12, 2014

Snow covers the ground now, but leaders of the Pioneer Rural Water District look forward to better times in a few days—-including an important meeting next week at Hartwell, Georgia. The water and sewer board in Hart County meets Monday and is expected to again take up Pioneer’s request to be allowed to draw water…

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It’s not an official motto, but….”

February 12, 2014

“Neither rain, nor snow, nor darkness of night” applies to the U-S Postal Service, and a rural Oconee carrier tells us he and his colleagues are endeavoring to deliver the mail today. He asks that everyone be patient and especially careful in and around the frequent mail stops the carriers make. The particular carrier we…

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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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