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Weather Observer: “A beautiful snow”

February 26, 2015

The season’s most anticipated snowstorm will go into the records books of Walhalla’s official weather observer as much smaller than what had been feared. The measurement taken by Barbara Wilson at her Hickory Hollow Farm showed 2” of snow, and that approximates an unofficial measurement taken outside 96.3/WGOG. However, the amount of snow you’ve seen…

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Outages reported

February 26, 2015

At 6:30 this morning, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative reported 137 customers without power.  Here is the breakdown across the Blue Ridge service area:  5 in Anderson, 23 in Greenville, 43 in Oconee, and 66 in Pickens.  Crews have been assigned to restore their service.

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Casto makes deal official

February 26, 2015

The real estate company Casto has made official its purchase of most of the property owned by New Spring Church in Oconee County.  A deed recorded last week at the Oconee Register of Deeds shows Casto Oconee LLC paid $6.3 million to New Spring for about 40 acres near the 123-93 area.  The church retains…

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Roads slick and slushy in Walhalla area

February 26, 2015

Oconee County Dispatch reports roads slick and slushy in the Walhalla area. The weather system has moved out of South Carolina, but small cells of rain are hanging around. The DOT reports all interstate routes are open to traffic. Air temperatures are mainly above freezing with scattered locations below 32 degrees. State crews are on…

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Escape charges

February 25, 2015

A man and his fiancée from the Seneca area have been charged by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office with escape as part of a scheme to try to free one of the two from jail. Joshua Dewayne Burrell is charged with conspiring with his fiancée, Brooke Danyelle McCall, in the words of the arrest affidavit, “to…

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Six Mile man dead of smoke inhalation

February 25, 2015

A 51-year old man in Six Mile died of smoke inhalation during a fire at his home on Six Mile’s N. Main Street. The Pickens County coroner, Kandy Kelley, identified the fatality as James Stewart Pitts. He died at 3 o’clock this morning and was pronounced dead at his home. Pitts’ death is being investigated…

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More trouble at Howard’s Rock

February 25, 2015

Early today at Clemson University, an unknown individual vandalized the case protecting Howard’s Rock, and the campus police are investigating.  The damage was reported by construction crew members working on renovations to the suite and club levels of the football stadium.  Damage was limited to the glass case protecting the storied rock–one of the security…

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Trial recessed until Friday

February 25, 2015

Not long after the case switched from the prosecution to the defense, the judge announced a recess in the Adam Burdette trial at the Oconee Courthouse. The Hon. Cordell Maddox ordered the trial adjourned until 11 o’clock Friday morning. The last witness to be heard today was the first defense witness, Dr. Keith Lyle of…

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Greenville man arrested by Oconee Sheriff’s Office

February 25, 2015

A Greenville man has been arrested by the Oconee Sheriff’s Office on the charge of possessing a stolen vehicle. Arrest affidavits accuse Billy Joe Durham Jr. of possessing a Dodge Dakota pickup that he knew to have been stolen. According to the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy located the truck January 20 in the parking lot…

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South Carolina prepares further for storm

February 25, 2015

Governor Haley has declared a State of Emergency to mobilize additional resources should they be needed. Among the requests being made of the public by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division is to check on anyone who may need extra help during the winter weather.  Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies only and remember to keep…

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Calendar

  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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