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Conserve energy, the governor urges

February 19, 2015

Governor Nikki Haley joined South Carolina energy providers to encourage state residents to conserve energy today and tomorrow between the hours of 6 and 9 a-m. Utilities forecast historic levels of energy consumption during the three-hour periods. They recommend setting thermostats at 68 degrees or lower and to refrain from using large appliances such as…

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Power returned

February 19, 2015

By 7 o’clock last night, power had been restored to all members on the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative system known to have lost service as a result of this week’s storm emergency. Any member who might still be without power should contact the cooperative immediately.  

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Blood donations needed

February 18, 2015

The winter weather has taken a toll on community blood donations. The Blood Connection is asking people to donate blood at the nearest blood center or the bloodmobile, once travel conditions safely permit. This week’s weather cancelled multiple blood drive events. All blood types are needed—especially O negative, O positive, and B negative. The nearest…

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Blue Ridge reduces outages

February 18, 2015

By 11:30 this morning, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative reported 368 of its Oconee customers still without service. Systemwide, the outage number was 1,668. Blue Ridge expects to make further progress this afternoon.

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Burton inks deal with Yanks!

February 18, 2015

Former West-Oak star Jared Burton has signed a minor league deal with the New York Yankees, with an invitation to the Major League team’s spring training, according to a story posted on the Yankees’ web site. A veteran Major League pitcher, Burton last pitched for the Minnesota Twins. Pitching for the Twins and earlier the…

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City Hall back in business

February 18, 2015

The lights and the heat are back on at the Walhalla City Hall. Nancy Goehle, city administrator, says service was restored late yesterday afternoon. The city council’s rescheduled February meeting will take place at 5:30 this evening. Two Walhalla schools have seen their power restored. Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, says service was restored to the…

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Judge decides authority exceeded

February 18, 2015

A federal judge has decided the administration of President Barack Obama exceeded its authority with an executive order on immigration, and now immigrants have had to cancel their plans to apply for work permits. The President believes he’ll prevail on appeal, but Jeff Duncan, the South Carolina Third District Congressman, applauds the court ruling. In…

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Get help with the financial aid application process

February 18, 2015

April 1 is Tri-CountyTechnicalCollege’s deadline to apply for the best financial aid package for the 2015 fall semester.  And this Saturday the college hosts College Goal SC to help students and their families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  The application is the first step to receiving federal aid and is required…

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Scott offers constituent services

February 18, 2015

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…

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Luncheon tickets still available

February 18, 2015

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…

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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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