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Water improvement project meeting today

January 8, 2014

A meeting takes place today to plan the second phase of a project to replace old water lines in a former Walhalla textile mill village. The work will benefit residents who live in the vicinity of the former Avondale manufacturing plant, Walhalla’s last textile plant. Scott Parris, utilities director, told the mayor and city council…

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Finally, those bathrooms to be built!

January 8, 2014

Walhalla city leaders say a set of bathrooms for the Old St. John Meeting House and Kaufman Square are going to get built after all. The city council’s general government committee last night agreed to recommend the selection of the low bidder. If the contract is approved by the full city council, Duvall Builders gets…

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Meeting postponed

January 8, 2014

An Oconee County councilman has announced the postponement of a meeting this evening between county and the mayors of three cities. The meeting was planned at Seneca’s Cross Creek Plantation. But, in an email announcement, County Councilman Paul Corbeil said, “There was a misunderstanding on my part about access to the community, plus there are…

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Siren test this morning!

January 8, 2014

Peel your ears this morning for another regularly scheduled test of the warning sirens in the vicinity of the Oconee Nuclear Station. This morning’s exercise, at approximately 11:50, is planned as a test only. No public action required. It should last three minutes. Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate. The siren sounding is…

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Improving conditions

January 8, 2014

There’s still quite a bite to the morning air, but conditions are improving. 96.3/WGOG recorded 18 degrees shortly before 6 this morning. That temperature is a dramatic change from the single-digit readings 24 hours earlier. Duke Energy’s latest report shows the number of Oconee County outages, by 5:45 this morning, had dropped to 30. Still,…

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Deputies graduate

January 7, 2014
Deputies graduate

Oconee deputies Judson Minyard and Daniel McGowan graduated December 20 during ceremonies at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy. They became the fourth and fifth Oconee officers to complete the academy since Mike Crenshaw took over as Sheriff in January last year. Minyard and McGowan have been assigned road patrol duties.

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Duke Oconee UPDATE

January 7, 2014

At the noon hour, as many as 2,500 Oconee customers of Duke Energy remained without electric power. And a spokesman said the area affected is Keowee Key.  96.3/WGOG NEWS has learned that some customers in Keowee Key, however, are beginning to see their power restored. Duke spokesman Ryan Mosier in Greenville said the problem is…

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Conservationists build kitty, incrementally

January 7, 2014
Conservationists build kitty, incrementally

The local conservation movement, under the umbrella of Oconee County, set further about today to build a kitty to reach its objectives. At a meeting today at Pine Street, the county Conservation Bank Board accepted a new donation. This one amounted to $1 thousand dollars and was presented by Eddie Martin, on behalf of the…

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Second shelter opens

January 7, 2014

A second shelter has opened in Oconee. This one at the town of Salem’s Community Center near Town Hall. Especially invited are the many Keowee Key residents who’ve been without electric power since early last night, but town spokeswoman Martin Jennings says this shelter is open to anyone who needs warmth. There are chairs and…

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Warming shelter opens

January 7, 2014

Oconee Emergency Services and the Oconee Chapter of the American Red Cross have opened a warming shelter in Seneca, at the St. Mark Methodist Church, 616 Quincy Road. Anyone needing to escape the elements is welcome. If you have questions or concerns, call Scott Krein, emergency management director, at 710-7027. The shelter may be just…

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Calendar

  • October 3, 2014 10:30 amLeTourneau-WABCO Employee Reunuion
  • October 3, 2014 3:00 pmBenefit for Phillip Brucke
  • October 4, 2014 6:00 pmOle Country Church Singing
  • October 5, 2014 11:00 amBethlehem Baptist Church's Homecoming
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