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Snakes are Out!

July 9, 2013
Snakes are Out!

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is advising South Carolinans and visitors to be aware of the snake population while enjoying the outdoors. While hiking, fishing, picnicking or just working in the yard, you will be sharing the outdoors with these common South Carolina reptiles. The S.C. Department of Natural Resources provides a website to assist…

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Westminster Shooting Victim

July 9, 2013

Oconee County Sheriff’s officers are investigating an early morning shooting which has left one man dead.  Around 7:00 am this morning, officers responded to a shooting at 108 Mount Pleasant Road in the Blackjack Community. The Sheriff’s Department says a white male was shot.  The Oconee County Coroner was called to the scene.  Lt. Greg…

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Lake Hartwell Approaching Record Level

July 9, 2013

The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for most of the Golden Corner and Northeast Georgia.  According to the weather service, an automated gauge on Lake Hartwell read 665.02 feet at 6:10 am this morning. Flood stage is 665 feet. Forecasters expect the water levels on Lake Hartwell will slowly rise through Wednesday…

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Walhalla Man Facing Firearms Violation

July 9, 2013
Walhalla Man Facing Firearms Violation

Oconee County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Walhalla man on charges of unlawful carrying of a firearm. Oconee County Sheriff’s spokesman Jimmy Watt say deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the Seneca area early Monday morning. Deputies spotted a dark colored SUV leaving Halfway Branch Road. The vehicle matched the description of…

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Salem Woman Faces Drug Charges

July 9, 2013
Salem Woman Faces Drug Charges

In another drug arrest, a Salem woman was taken into custody and is facing drug charges. According to the Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Watt, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Beverly Road in Salem late Sunday evening. Deputies encountered individuals who claimed to be removing a water heater from a house…

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Westminster Man Faces Drug Charges

July 9, 2013
Westminster Man Faces Drug Charges

A Westminster man is facing drug charges following a weekend arrest by the Oconee Sheriff’s department.  According to Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jimmy Watt Deputies noticed two suspicious vehicles parked at the intersection of Highway 59 and Feltman Road in Fair Play.  One of those vehicles left as the deputy approached a gray Jeep Grand Cherokee.…

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Burglary Suspects In Custody

July 8, 2013
Burglary Suspects In Custody

Two Hendersonville, North Carolina men wanted in connection with a robbery in Salem on Wednesday Night are in custody today according to the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.  James Michael Estes II, 30, of Locogap Road, Hendersonville was booked into the Oconee County Detention center this morning.  Estes surrendered to Oconee County Officials.  According to warrants,…

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Holiday Weekend Fatalities

July 8, 2013
Holiday Weekend Fatalities

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of six people being killed on South Carolina roadways during the long Fourth of July holiday weekend, from Wednesday, July 3, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, July 7, at midnight. The six traffic deaths were during a 102-hour reporting period, compared to five fatalities reported during…

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Above Average Rainfall-More Predicted

July 8, 2013
Above Average Rainfall-More Predicted

Last week’s rain-fall has the total for July almost twice the average rainfall for the month. Forecasters are predicting more rain in the coming week. Walhalla’s official weather observer Barbara Wilson reports the total rainfall so far for July is 8.26 Inches. The average July rainfall, based on totals reported between 1981 and 2010, is 5.09…

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DNR Urges Caution Due to High Water Levels

July 8, 2013

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Natural resources are urging South Carolinians to use extra caution while enjoying the state’s waters. Officials say the increased rain has caused water levels to rise sharply, and the high levels may conceal objects which can create dangerous currents.  They further caution a number of boat landings are…

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Calendar

  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
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