Holiday motorists to be greeted by higher gas prices

July 2, 2014

Nearly 500 thousand South Carolinians are expected to hit the road for the July 4 holiday. They will find gas pump prices the highest since 2008 but still the lowest in the country. The motor club AAA finds gas prices 21 cents higher than last year—in part to the unrest in Iraq. The prices are…

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Chase from Oconee ends in Georgia crash

July 2, 2014

An early morning chase that started in Oconee County ended with the crash of the suspect’s car three counties away inside Georgia on I-85. And the driver of that Chevy Blazer is reported to have required a medical airlift around 1:30 this morning from Banks Crossing to Atlanta’s Grady Memorial Hospital. He has been identified…

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Oconee’s July 4 weather varies year-to-year

July 2, 2014

Oconee County enjoyed weather in the 90s yesterday, if enjoy is the appropriate word. The official Walhalla high reading reached 92 degrees—as recorded by Weather Observer Barbara Wilson. Oconee’s July 4 weather has varied for at least the last three years. Hot this year, soaking wet last year, and so hot in 2012 that the…

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Seneca fire victim flown for treatment

July 2, 2014

A car fire yesterday inside a Seneca garage left the man working on that car with burns and smoke inhalation. The man, who was not identified to 96.3/WGOG NEWS, was flown by helicopter from the Seneca Fire Department last evening to regional burn treatment center at Augusta, Georgia. Seneca fire fighter Fabian Skelton said the…

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Watching “Arthur”

July 2, 2014

South Carolina Emergency Management Division is monitoring the first named storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. As a result of the projected movement of tropical storm Arthur up the east coast, key agencies in South Carolina government have been notified to be ready to respond, if needed. Those in potentially vulnerable areas should review…

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Salem begins year with balanced budget

July 1, 2014

In the general budget for the town of Salem, income and expenses are balanced—-at the figure of $549 thousand dollars. Salem’s new government year started today, after the budget was submitted for action during a special council meeting last night. The largest item of anticipated income during the next 12 months is $200 thousand, from…

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Calendar

  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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