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Emergency near Salem

April 20, 2015

What’s being described as an “all hands on” emergency is occupying the attention this afternoon of Oconee Special Rescue near Salem. We’re told that someone may have suffered a fractured leg in a downed tree incident at Jocassee Point Landing. Wet as this day has been, this has been a day for fallen trees in…

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Walhalla milestones this week!

April 20, 2015

The forecast calls for improving weather tomorrow for Walhalla’s groundbreaking for Streetscape. A ceremony is planned at 5 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at Main and S. Tugaloo. On Wednesday, weather permitting, the re-built Walhalla Presbyterian Church anticipates the arrival of its new dome. The 600 E. Main Street church has undergone repairs—the result of a 2013…

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Some outages remain

April 20, 2015

By the noon hour today, some parts of Westminster remained without electric power service. Crews have been cleaning up since a storm this morning, packing straight line winds, toppled trees onto homes on both “A” and “D” streets. No one reported hurt. At one point, two public schools went without power.  

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Richard Thomas Morris

April 20, 2015

Richard Thomas Morris, 69, of Pearson Road, Tamassee died Sunday at the Cottingham Hospice House.  He was the husband of Elaine Latham Morris. The funeral will be 4 p-m Tuesday at Bethel Presbyterian Church.  The family receives friends 3 to 4 p-m Tuesday at Bethel Presbyterian Church.  Flowers are accepted.  Memorials may be made to…

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Joseph Hardy

April 20, 2015

Joseph V. Hardy, 81, retired U-S Navy, died Saturday at his home. A celebration of his life will be held later.  Condolences may be expressed online by visiting www.sandiferfuneralhome.com.  Sandifer Funeral Home is assisting the family of Joseph Hardy.

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Library volunteers recognized

April 20, 2015

Those who volunteer for their public libraries were given a thank you during an event Friday, arranged by the Oconee Public Library. Branch Services librarian Blair Hinson says at a dinner two top awards were given out: Jean Mercer of the Friends of the Library went home with the Lucy Bellotte Moore Award. The Sarah…

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Small fire damages Seneca home

April 20, 2015

A small fire late last night damaged a home in Seneca. Capt. Walter Lee of the Seneca Fire Department said this fire broke out shortly before midnight at 110 Boggs Drive. Fire fighters contained the fire to a washer in the hallway of the home. Lee says it appears an electrical issue caused the fire.

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General Electric executive to address Tech grads

April 20, 2015

Bernie Anger, general manager of GE Intelligent Platforms, a business unit within GE Energy Management based in Charlottesville, Virginia, will deliver Tri-County Technical College’s spring commencement address Friday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center. Approximately 662 students will be awarded degrees, diplomas and/or certificates during the College’s commencement. In addition to…

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Power outage in parts of Westminster

April 20, 2015

This morning’s power outage in Westminster is affecting two public schools:  Westminster Elementary and West-Oak Middle.  The school district’s Steve Hanvey says the middle school is making use of its generator and the elementary can expect to be restored to service within minutes.  Fallen trees have created problems for the city this morning, but Hanvey…

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All the talk was about what poured down from the sky

April 20, 2015

Wherever you happened to be yesterday in these parts the talk turned to what poured down from the heavens. And for all of those bands of rains, the amount measured at Walhalla amounted to one inch for the 24-hour period. Here are the official statistics from U-S Weather Observer Barbara Wilson at Walhalla: 69 for…

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Calendar

  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmSpring Revival at Flat Shoals Baptist Church
  • June 3, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 4, 2015 3:00 pmWestminster Recreation Department Fall Sports Registration
  • June 5, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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