Meeting postponed

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 several questions about the agenda.”

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Siren test this morning!

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 a signal for residents to […]

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Improving conditions

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, for many Keowee Key residents, […]

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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

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 demand, and his company urges […]

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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 group Oconee Forever. According to […]

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Second shelter opens

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 tables in the building, and […]

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Warming shelter opens

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 what some customers of Duke […]

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Official low: 5 degrees!

Around these parts the weather doesn’t become official until the graceful lady makes her pronouncement from Walhalla’s Hickory Hollow Farm. And Barbara Wilson checked in this morning with a bone-chilling five degrees as Walhalla’s official low temperature. She says it hasn’t been this cold since 1994. As an official observer, Wilson reports her findings to the National Weather Service, as […]

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