UPDATE from the DOT

February 17, 2015

Because freezing temperatures are anticipated this morning, the South Carolina DOT advises against travel in the northwest part of the state unless necessary and then only under extreme caution. Temperatures are between 29 and 32 degrees. Oconee and Pickens are improving, but all counties report roads partially covered in ice and icy slush. Anti-icing and…

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Power outages

February 17, 2015

By 6:50 this morning, more than 8,400 power outages existed within the multi-county service area of the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative.  More than 3,500 of them were in Oconee County.  The outages include backbone feeder lines—one in Oconee and two in Pickens County.  More than 200 linemen are on the job and another 10 crews…

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Other trees down include…

February 17, 2015

Besides 183/Walhalla-Westminster Highway, at the edge of the Walhalla city limit, other downed trees have been reported on Hefner Road, Nectarine Circle, Lake Jemiki Road, and North Katherine Street, among other spots in the Walhalla area. In the Seneca area, you may find trees down on N. Fair Play Street, Houston Rice Road, and the…

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For the most part, “clear sailing”

February 17, 2015

Primary roads and some secondaries between Seneca and Walhalla are in fairly good shape for traffic this morning. If you have to be out, however, take it slow and watch for problem spots—such as an accumulation on 28 northbound at the Poplar Spring Road bridge. The 28 bridge over 11 is also covered, and motorists…

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Sex assault reported at frat party

February 16, 2015

A sexual assault reported during the weekend at a Clemson University fraternity house in Oconee County is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw identified the victim as an out of state college student who, while visiting a Clemson student, had attended a party at the fraternity house on the Old Clemson-Seneca Highway.…

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Fitting tribute to Central’s history

February 16, 2015

A railroad museum is a fitting tribute to the Pickens County town of Central. The town got its name because of its location on the halfway point of the railroad between Atlanta and Charlotte. Central’s railroad history is now on display, and the Central Railway Museum is open to the public every Saturday from 9…

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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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