Power crews worked thru the night

February 18, 2015

For many, this is a get-back-to-normal day. But not for the public schools. For a second full day, Oconee public schools are closed. According to Dr. Michael Thorsland, superintendent, the culprits include a black ice advisory in place until 11 this morning. By late yesterday afternoon, Thorsland said, there was still no power at the…

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Do you feel the warm-up?

February 17, 2015

At miday, the South Carolina DOT reported a temperature range in Oconee and the rest of the Upstate of between 32 and 36 degrees.  And above all, according to the DOT:  ”Precipitation has ended.”  But icy patches on some roads that have yet to dry may make travel hazardous.  Be careful!

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Oconee opens “warming shelter”

February 17, 2015

Oconee County has opened a “warming shelter” for those who need a warm-up.  The shelter is located inside the Walhalla Rescue Squad building at 314 S. Church Street in Walhalla and is open until 7 tonight.

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No power? No problem for School Board

February 17, 2015

A little thing like no electricity did not stop the Oconee School Board from conducting some important financial business. The trustees convened a meeting in the lobby of their headquarters in Walhalla—-a meeting illuminated by natural light through the windows from the outdoors. Dr. Michael Thorsland, county superintendent, wanted the meeting to finish paying off…

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Mid-day outage report from Blue Ridge Electric

February 17, 2015

By 11:30 this morning, Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative counted 8,542 customers without service in Oconee, Anderson, Pickens, and Greenville counties. Oconee Blue Ridge customers without power numbered 2,860. There were 3,649 outages in Pickens County. The outages include six backbone feeder lines. Three circuits out in Oconee serve parts of the Newry and Westminster areas.…

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Tomorrow’s school decision unlikely for several hours

February 17, 2015

A decision whether Oconee public schools will be delayed or closed tomorrow (Wednesday) won’t be made until at least after 5 p-m today—or, perhaps, not until early tomorrow morning. District administrator Steve Hanvey says the plan is for personnel “to ride the roads) between 4 and 5 this afternoon and again early tomorrow morning.

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Calendar

  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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