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Heavy damage to Mountain Rest home

March 6, 2013
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Fire fighters within 30 minutes or so were able to put a stop to a home fire at Mountain Rest, but not before the fire caused heavy damage on Gnats Hollow Road near highway 28. No one injured. According to Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, the home was used as a primary residence, but the…

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“Trees down here and there….”

March 6, 2013
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After a hard downpour, ‘Ol man winter huffed and puffed. “Trees down here and there and a couple of power lines,” but nothing major reports Oconee County Dispatch.

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Duke-NRC meeting

March 5, 2013
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At this hour (1 p-m EST) Duke and NRC officials are meeting near Washington, in what is described as a pre-decisional enforcement conference for what the Nuclear Regulatory Commission considers an apparent violation of a license condition on fire protection at Oconee Nuclear Station. Duke Energy officials are being allotted 45 minutes this afternoon to…

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Mountain Rest home fire

March 5, 2013
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Fire fighters battled fire today in a large Mountain Rest home. Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, said the location is near S-C 28 on Gnat’s Hollow Road, north of the 107 split. No injuries reported, but substantial damage reported to the two-story house. An investigation has been ordered to determine the cause of the fire.…

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Tour bus makes Walhalla stop

March 5, 2013
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Tour bus makes Walhalla stop

Walhalla is one leg for a tour bus carrying 50 people from Charleston. The tour bus made a stop this afternoon at the Walhalla Steak House, as part of a two-day tour of the Golden Corner area. Tracy Todd says today’s tourists are volunteer tour guiders and interpreters from Charleston’s historic Middleton Place, famous for…

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Chamber OKs “Week of Christmas”

March 5, 2013
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The Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce has given Paul Raines permission to stage “Week of Christmas” events on the Green, at the downtown corner of Main and N. Catherine. But the chamber has attached some conditions, including a certificate of insurance with $1 million worth of liability coverage. Raines says he has concerns and…

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Family Court ruling in child custody case

March 5, 2013
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A family member reports a judge’s ruling in Oconee County in a child custody case over a 10-month old girl. Lynne Delph, a former Oconee County resident now living in Horry County, tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS that 10th Circuit Family Court Judge Edgar Long yesterday terminated the mother’s rights. Delph says she and her husband, Grant,…

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Westminster man arrested and charged

March 5, 2013
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A 34-year old man has been arrested and charged in the investigation of a burglary in late January at a home on the Doctor John’s Road. County law enforcement records show Bradford Harrison Noel of S. Hampton Street, Westminster charged with burglary and larceny January 29 at the Dr. John’s Road home. Stolen in the…

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Roadway blocked

March 5, 2013
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State troopers say there are injuries in a 7:46 a-m accident near S.C. 24 in Oconee County. The accident was reported at 11 and Pleasant Hill Circle.

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New voting system to be explained

March 5, 2013
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Everyone is invited to an Oconee Democratic Party meeting this month to hear a Clemson professor talk about a new voting system developed at the university’s School of Computing. Guest speaker for 9 a-m Saturday, March 16 meeting at the Oconee Medical Center will be Dr. Juan Gilbert. According to party chairwoman Rosellen Aleguire, the…

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