UPDATED: Power outages reported in parts of Oconee and Pickens; those without power should turn off all appliances

January 6, 2014

UPDATE (8:45 PM): Blue Ridge Co-Op customers east and south of the city of Seneca report their power has been restored. As the Golden Corner settles into its coldest night in two decades, some citizens are finding themselves in the dark. Terry Ballenger of Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative tells WGOG News a Duke transmission line…

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Power restored in Westminster!

January 6, 2014

An electric power outage that, included the traffic lights, sent downtown Westminster in to the black. After 45 minutes to one hour, service was restored–though one police officer said it was not clear right away what caused the interruption.

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Heating safety tips

January 6, 2014

Greenville Fire Department urges everyone to follow safety tips and precautions to prevent fires caused by home heating equipment. They include keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment such as a furnace, fireplace, wood stove or portable space heater. Have a three-foot “kid-free zone” around open fires and space…

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Schools plan to run tomorrow!

January 6, 2014

Despite the extreme cold gripping the area, Oconee public schools plan regular hours tomorrow. An announcement this afternoon from the school district states that consideration was given to a delay, but temperatures are not expected to rise appreciably in the morning. The statement reads: “….we have taken the necessary steps to ensure a warm and…

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MONDAY SPORTS: Tigers, Gamecocks moving on

January 6, 2014

Clemson’s Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant have played their final game for the Tigers. The AP reported Sunday that Watkins has made his decision to go pro and the Charleston Post and Courier reported that Bryant has made the same call. Also, TheTigerInsider.com reported cornerback Baushad Breeland is also entering the NFL draft. The Tigers are…

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Election development!

January 6, 2014

96.3/WGOG NEWS learned this morning that all four Seneca incumbents will run for new terms in office. And all four–Durham, Ward, Riley, and Alewine–plan to show up at noon today in Walhalla for the start of qualifying. As one of them termed it, the turnout is to demonstrate that the four are running “as a…

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  • July 27, 2014 7:00 pmStumphouse Mountain Church of God's Revival
  • July 29, 2014Oconee Appalachian Kids-Appalachian Heritage Day
  • August 1, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 2, 2014Ole Country Church Singing
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