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“We’re getting hammered….”

February 12, 2014

A wind-driven, swirling snow has begun to blanket WGOG land–whether you are in Walhalla. Or whether you’re in the former textile mill village of Newry, from where a caller shortly after 7:30 said, “We’re getting hammered by this stuff.” The forecasts and warnings appear to be dead-on. The storm Pax is beginning to make its…

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One arrested in neglect case, second person sought

February 12, 2014

One Oconeean has been arrested in a case alleging child neglect. A second person, as of yesterday, was still being sought. The Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest Friday of Anita Crystal Waters. The 31-year old School House Road, Westminster woman was charged with three counts of unlawful neglect of a child and was booked into…

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19th arrest in 3rd drug sweep

February 12, 2014

Oconee Sheriff Mike Crenshaw said this week there’s a reason for calling his office’s sweep of those who allegedly break the drug laws “Operation Infinity.” That’s because, Crenshaw concedes, the war against illegal drug use is endless. The Sheriff’s Office this week counted a 19th person arrested as part of its third phase of Operation…

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Overnight!

February 12, 2014

  The driver of an SUV swerved to avoid a deer last night in Oconee County and wound up down an embankment. The accident was reported at 11:30 last night at Seneca Creek near the Shiloh Road. Precipitation has begun to move back into South Carolina. Some of it is being reported as freezing rain…

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Pax moves into SC

February 11, 2014

Winter Storm Pax has begun to move into South Carolina. Snow and sleet have been falling from the northern midlands to the upstate. But, the DOT says, pavement temperatures have remained above freezing, and there has been no accumulation so far. Precip is expected to tape off today, then get heavier tonight and tomorrow. SC…

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Severe weather driving tips

February 11, 2014

The motor club AAA has advice for driving in this severe weather. Avoid unnecessary travel. No one can drive well on ice. Accelerate, decelerate and turn slowly. Everything takes longer in icy conditions, so be sure to leave space between you and the vehicle in front of you. Don’t stop—-if you can avoid it. Don’t…

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By late morning, .07″ snow measured

February 11, 2014

By late morning, seven-tenths of an inch of snow had been officially measured in Walhalla. Barbara Wilson, weather observer, said with a 33-degree reading the snow was melting quickly. Conditions beginning tonight are expected to change that. Governor Haley has declared a State of Emergency to mobilize resources should they be needed. She has ordered…

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Anderson manufacturer to add jobs

February 11, 2014

A rug maker in Anderson is getting bigger. Anderson County can expect to see 125 new jobs this year with the announcement today that Orian Rugs makes a $13 million expansion of its machine woven rugs facility there. Orian already employs more than 500 people in the Anderson area. Orian started as a family-owned rug…

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Award awaits Sen. Graham in Walhalla

February 11, 2014

An honor awaits Sen. Lindsey Graham when he makes a visit next week to Walhalla. Graham, a former Walhalla lawyer, remains a dues-paying member of the Walhalla Rotary Club in good standing. And Monday fellow club members will award Graham a Paul Harris Rotary Fellow.

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Meals to be delivered today

February 11, 2014

SENIOR Solutions plans to make good today on home meal deliveries to the thousands of Oconee and Anderson seniors who depend on those meals. But group dining has been canceled, as the result of the snow. Lakeview Assisted Living near Walhalla is making preparations to serve its residents, with staff to be available round-the-clock the…

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Calendar

  • October 31, 2014Faith Baptist Church's Fall Festival
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmWalhalla High Cheerleader Candy Giveaway
  • October 31, 2014 6:00 pmBoo in the Bay
  • November 1, 2014Walhalla's Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
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