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Fire this morning near Westminster

February 4, 2013

Fire damaged a home near Westminster, and the fire chief credits a smoke detector with alerting the occupants. The fire occurred around 8 a-m on the Oak Grove Road, and Chief Chris Smith said the smoke detector enabled the occupant of the home to ensure that both she and an infant inside got out safely.…

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Bomb threat UPDATE

February 4, 2013

At 9:39 this morning, a bomb threat was called to Seneca High School. By 11, the school stood evacuated as a precaution, according to the Seneca police. John Covington, police chief, says with the help of an Oconee Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, the building is being swept. “The school will resume normal operations as soon…

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Bomb threat received at SHS

February 4, 2013

An Oconee School District administrator says a bomb threat was received this morning at Seneca High School. Dr. Michael Thorsland, assistant superintendent of operations, says the district is confident that the threat is simply a prank. But precautions are being taken, including the evacuation of the building and the use temporary use of the football…

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Keep it in savings!

February 4, 2013

At its meeting tonight, the board of the Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority is to be asked to roll over a maturing certificate of deposit for six months. The C-D in question amounts to nearly $94 thousand and is deposited in Oconee Federal Savings and Loan. By renewing the C-D, the new date to mature…

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Next Duke-NRC meeting

February 4, 2013

The next Duke-NRC meeting about the electric utility’s failure so far to put in place enhanced measures to protect Oconee Nuclear from fire likely is to take place at Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s headquarters in Rockville, Maryland. But you don’t have to travel there to follow what happens. The NRC’s Roger Hannah says there will be…

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Police Chief opposes gun control

February 4, 2013

Ronald Wilbanks wears a gun and a badge and stands as the number one law enforcement officer in Walhalla. But he opposes gun control. The Walhalla police chief said as much as Friday, while awaiting the start of Congressman Jeff Duncan’s Second Amendment listening tour at the Gun Shop on Main Street. Interviewed by 96.3/WGOG…

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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road!

February 4, 2013

After evaluation, South Carolina DOT has decided against saving the North Seed Farm Road Bridge crossing the railroad on secondary 64 in the Clearmont Community near Westminster. A letter Friday from SC DOT official Rob Perry states the final decision was the Secretary of Transportation’s concurrence with the recommendation to remove the existing bridge, which…

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Bad Creek Hydro captures award

February 1, 2013

Employees at Duke Energy’s Bad Creek Pumped Storage Hydrolectric Station in Oconee County are being honored today for their leadership in conservation and education programs. The workers are being recognized at the S.C. Wildlife Federation’s annual awards banquet for their involvement in Trout Unlimited’s “Scoutin’ for Trout,” and National Hunting and Fishing Day events, as…

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Gun Shop crowds greets Congressman

February 1, 2013

Congressman Jeff Duncan, an NRA member and advocate for gun control rights, is hearing today from Oconee County residents as part of his Second Amendment listening tour. Duncan attracted a crowd of around 75 at the Gun Shop on Walhalla’s Main Street. And he told 96.3/WGOG NEWS said he’s in Washington, fighting for people’s rights,…

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NRC places Duke on notice

February 1, 2013

The NRC has placed Duke Energy on official notice of what the government watchdog agency considers an apparent violation of Duke’s failure to achieve enhanced fire protection measures at the Oconee Nuclear Station. “This apparent violation is being considered for escalated enforcement action in accordance with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Enforcement Policy,” Michele Evans,…

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  • October 25, 2014 10:00 amCORVETTES AT TAMASSEE DAR School
  • October 25, 2014 4:00 pmWestminster First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat
  • October 26, 2014 10:00 amMonti Vista Baptist Church's Homecoming
  • October 26, 2014 4:00 pmReturn Baptist Church's Community Wide Trunk or Treat Fall Festival
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