Scott offers constituent services

At two locations tomorrow in Oconee County, the office of U-S Senator Tim Scott will offer constituent services. If you need help with federal issues, you are invited to meet with representatives of Scott’s staff at the main branch of the Oconee Library in Walhalla, at 501 S. Broad Street in Walhalla, from 12 to 1:30 tomorrow afternoon or at […]

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Luncheon tickets still available

The Oconee chambers of commerce invite everyone to enjoy lunch and hear about the strides made toward creating a business and industry-friendly environment. This year’s State of Oconee Luncheon takes place at 11:30 Friday morning at Seneca High School, and tickets are still available at $25 dollars each. This year’s speakers are Greer Mayor Rick Danner, Michelle McCollum of the […]

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Power crews worked thru the night

For many, this is a get-back-to-normal day. But not for the public schools. For a second full day, Oconee public schools are closed. According to Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, the culprits include a black ice advisory in place until 11 this morning. By late yesterday afternoon, Thorsland said, there was still no power at the Walhalla middle and high schools, […]

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Do you feel the warm-up?

At miday, the South Carolina DOT reported a temperature range in Oconee and the rest of the Upstate of between 32 and 36 degrees.  And above all, according to the DOT:  “Precipitation has ended.”  But icy patches on some roads that have yet to dry may make travel hazardous.  Be careful! VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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No power? No problem for School Board

A little thing like no electricity did not stop the Oconee School Board from conducting some important financial business. The trustees convened a meeting in the lobby of their headquarters in Walhalla—-a meeting illuminated by natural light through the windows from the outdoors. Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent, wanted the meeting to finish paying off the $54 million new Walhalla […]

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Mid-day outage report from Blue Ridge Electric

By 11:30 this morning, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative counted 8,542 customers without service in Oconee, Anderson, Pickens, and Greenville counties. Oconee Blue Ridge customers without power numbered 2,860. There were 3,649 outages in Pickens County. The outages include six backbone feeder lines. Three circuits out in Oconee serve parts of the Newry and Westminster areas. Another circuit that serves the […]

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Scam and fraud investigator Justin Ward

The way things are going eventually everyone will be able to claim that he or she was a victim of America’s fast-growing crime—identity fraud. Even the officer in charge of efforts by Oconee Sheriff’s Office to combat those who would steal someone’s personal information. Sgt. Justin Ward himself has been a victim of credit card fraud. But that doesn’t take […]

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Seneca pro-active moves helped

The director of Seneca Public Works, Mark Krabbe, says work by his crews in advance of the storm made the conditions of the city roads and streets the best they could be considering the elements. But he urges drivers to watch for shaded areas where there likely won’t be melting any time soon. And, yes, the re-freeze of wet spots […]

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