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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Calendar

  • May 29, 2015 7:00 pmKingdom Youth Conference
  • May 29, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • May 30, 2015 8:00 amDNR Boater Education Class
  • May 31, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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