7.6% power rate hike

March 19, 2014

Westminster leaders will delay their vote one month on what to do about a 7.6% electric power increase from their wholesale supplier. The city is a member of PMPA, a consortium of upstate municipalities that draw their power supplies thru part ownership of a nuclear reactor. David Smith, city administrator, says the increase reflects what…

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Fire destroys camper

March 18, 2014

Fire fighters are trying to learn what caused a fire late this morning inside the Keowee Falls Campground. A camper found his premises on fire, but he was not hurt. The fire destroyed the camper’s unit. Responding were West Union and Walhalla fire fighters, along with personnel from county station #21.

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Blue Ridge nomination meetings

March 18, 2014

Meetings to nominate candidates for the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative board are being held in three service counties. Meetings were held and scheduled today in both Pickens and Anderson. Tomorrow is Oconee County’s turn. Blue Ridge’s Denise McCormick says, for Oconee Blue Ridge members, Len Talley is seeking re-election. She says these meetings are a…

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9-11 memorial volunteers disappointed

March 18, 2014

  The chairman of a volunteer group to build a permanent 9-11 memorial in Oconee expressed disappointment today with the Capital Project Sales Tax Commission’s decision not to include memorial funding in a ballot question this fall. Disappointed, but not deterred is the way to describe Brandon Shirley. The assistant chief at the Keowee Fire…

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CU worker charged in theft

March 18, 2014

Campus police say a temporary employee deposited $3,195 in checks intended for the South Carolina Botanical Garden into her personal checking account. The university announces that Meganne Alyisha Evans, 28-year old Pendleton resident, was charged yesterday with grand larceny. According to the warrant, Evans worked at the Fran Hanson Discovery Center between 2013 and this…

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He filed today!

March 18, 2014

Paul Cain today officially filed to run in the June Oconee Republican primary for Seat Three, Oconee County Council. It means the attorney is not only running for the full, four-year term, he’s running for what remains of Archie Barron’s unexpired term. For that, he faces a special primary April 1 and a fellow Republican…

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  • July 25, 2014One Night with the "King" Prophetic Women's Conference
  • July 25, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • July 26, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
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