Blue Ridge crews respond to outages

By 5 o’clock last evening, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative counted seven customers without service.  But those seven were scheduled to be reconnected by sundown yesterday.  Those seven included two customers in Greenville County and five in Anderson. According to the spokesman for Blue Ridge Electric, there are no known outages at this time in Oconee, Pickens, or Spartanburg counties.  But […]

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Two-hour delay for Oconee public schools

For Oconee public school students, this is a morning to sleep later.  The school district has announced a two-hour delay this morning for the start of classes. Unless road conditions are hazardous, all employees should report at the usual time.  If parents need to get to work as usual, students may be dropped off at normal time.  

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2 1/2-plus inches of snow!

By 7 o’clock this morning, two and a half inches of snow had fallen at Walhalla’s Hickory Hollow Farm—the home of Barbara Wilson, the Official U-S Weather Observer.  Of the amount, Wilson recorded a little more than one-half inch of melted precipitation.  It’s likely her official report for the storm will indicate in excess of 2.5”—as snow continued to fall […]

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Below freezing temperatures ahead

The S.C. Emergency Management Division encourages everyone in the state to be prepared for below freezing conditions that are expected to continue after this weekend’s winter storm. Residents should be prepared for extreme cold and hazardous conditions caused by ice. South Carolinians unaccustomed to dealing with life-threatening aspects of severe cold should remember to keep exposure to cold weather to a […]

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Truck accident blocks Westminster intersection

The wreck of a large truck has blocked a Westminster intersection, and one public safety officer says 123 and 76 in front of Thrift Hardware will be blocked for several hours.  The tractor-trailer was hauling rolled cardboard, and Fire Chief Chris Smith says they are waiting for a towing service to unload the trailer.  The load shifted inside the trailer, […]

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Missing Easley girl found in Seneca

A missing Easley girl was found this week in Seneca.  The Seneca police say they found the 14-year old laying down in the backseat of a car parked Wednesday night at a By-Pass convenience store.  Seneca Chief John Covington said the incident wound up classified as a runaway, although earlier Greenville County authorities dragged a river when the girl’s backpack […]

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Oconee Humane Society wins Festival of Trees

Duke Energy’s World of Energy at Oconee Nuclear Station presented the Oconee Humane Society a $1,000 donation today as the winner of its fourth annual Festival of Trees. For the first time this year, Duke Energy provided donations to the second- and third-place winners. The Tribble Center received $750 for its second-place display, and the Alzheimer’s Association received $500 for […]

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