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In-service day for Oconee schools

February 20, 2015

Today is a teacher- in-service day in the Oconee School District, meaning no classes today for the students.  The students, however, will have to return to school Monday–a make up day for inclement weather.

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Crews attend to ruptured water line

February 20, 2015

14 degrees is the temperature reading here this morning at 96.3/WGOG. We’ll await the U-S weather observer’s report for Walhalla’s official low. Crews during the night attended to a broken water line on the Oak Grove Road near Hesse Highway.

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PMPA approves rate increase to member cities

February 19, 2015

The board of directors at Piedmont Municipal Power Agency in Greer today raised the rates it charges for wholesale electric service. The 4% increase, effective May 1, will apply to PMPA’s 10-member cities that rely on the consortium for their power supply. Westminster is one of those member cities. Joel Ledbetter, chairman of the board…

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Hiring event tomorrow in Seneca

February 19, 2015

The weather outside is frightful, but the monthly hiring event by South Carolina Works Worklink will go on as scheduled tomorrow morning in Seneca. From 9 to noon tomorrow, employers will be at the Gignilliat Community Center on N. Townville Street to screen applications and resumes—as well as talk and interview job seekers. The following…

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Historic cold may create record electircity demand

February 19, 2015

South Carolina’s electric cooperatives and other utilities warn that all-time low temperatures forecast through tomorrow morning may result in a record demand for electricity. 96.3/WGOG predicts a low 11 degrees tonight. And Walhalla’s official low last night was 11. Everyone can help lessen the load during the critical hours of 6 to 9 a-m by…

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Fire fighters and power crews draw the public’s praise

February 19, 2015

The hard work fire fighters and power crews have put in since the start of the winter weather last weekend has not gone unnoticed by members of the public. 96.3/WGOG NEWS has been hearing expressions of gratitude from members of the public for the power workers who have responded in bad weather to reconnect service…

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Weekend bass tourneys on a frigid Lake Keowee

February 19, 2015

Light snow and frigid temperatures are liable to greet anglers in weekend tournaments on Lake Keowee. College and high school anglers will battle it out in separate tourneys that’ll set out from Oconee’s South Cove Park near Seneca. Ten qualifying teams will take off Saturday morning at safe light, approximately 7 o’clock, and compete for…

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Purse snatching in store parking lot

February 19, 2015
Purse snatching in store parking lot

The public’s help is requested to help solve the theft of a purse one week ago in the parking lot of a supermarket near Seneca. After loading groceries into her car, a shopper left her purse in a buggy at the Bi-Lo at Keowee Village Shopping Center and then called for help when she returned…

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Enhanced security to be added to swim pool

February 19, 2015

Enhanced security is to be added on the grounds of Walhalla Swimming Pool to help prevent a repeat of the destruction by vandals of the men’s bathroom. In making that announcement last night, city officials, such as Councilwoman Jennifer Crawford, said that law enforcement continues to solicit information from the public as to who was…

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Local contractor gets the nod for Streetscape

February 19, 2015

After meeting privately for about 30 minutes, Walhalla City Council reconvened to open session and awarded the Streetscape contract to Hutch-N-Son Construction. It means, according to Mayor Danny Edwards, that the construction company, headed by Danny Hutchinson, will serve as general contractor for the project which is designed to re-make Walhalla’s downtown core commercial business…

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Calendar

  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmMountain Heart Free Concert
  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmVBS at Church of Christ, Lavonia
  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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