Want to get Charles Dalton’s blood boiling?

February 12, 2015

After his talk to the Oconee Economic Alliance, Charles Dalton invited questions. But he warned his audience that if asked about the Rule 111-D of the federal Clean Air Act, he’d be liable to not stop talking. The president/CEO of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, co-ops across the country, and co-op members are alarmed by…

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Missing man’s kayak found

February 12, 2015

The kayak of the man missing at Lake Hartwell has been found–on the Georgia side of the lake, according to Sheriff Mike Crenshaw of Oconee County.  Crenshaw says his office has offered searchers the services of its helicopter to search for the man still missing.  So far, he has been identified as 64 years old…

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Warrior wrestling takes Upper State crown

February 12, 2015

The West-Oak High School wrestling team captured the Upper State championship Wednesday with a 35-30 win over South Pointe from Rock Hill. The Warriors now head to the Class 3A state title matches this Saturday at Dreher High School where they face second-ranked Beaufort High School.

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New electric sub-stations to help grow south Oconee

February 12, 2015

New sub-stations constructed by Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative are positioned to meet growth in southern Oconee—especially in the areas where the county believes there’s a good chance for economic development. Charles Dalton, Blue Ridge president/CEO, spoke this morning about the new Port Bass substation and new transmission lines near Fair Play and how they are…

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Prognosticator Billy Birdwell

February 12, 2015

If Billy Birdwell were a betting man, he would cast his lot on the side of a full pool of water in Lake Hartwell on Memorial Day—the official start of the recreation season. Birdwell, who works in corporate communications for the U-S Army Corps of Engineers, says, “…it looks good—very good, in fact—-for reservoir levels…

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Westminster’s power supplier to vote on proposed rate hike

February 12, 2015

At a meeting one week from today, the board for Piedmont Municipal Power Agency will vote on whether to raise its wholesale rates to its member cities which include Westminster. The city of Westminster is represented by on the PMPA board by city administrator Jeff Lord and by Councilman Jimmy Powell, who serves as an…

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Calendar

  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmMountain Heart Free Concert
  • July 1, 2015 7:00 pmVBS at Church of Christ, Lavonia
  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
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