Heavy Rains Expected For July 4th

July 3, 2013

The National Weather Service at the Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport has extended its Flash Flood Watch into Thursday evening, something that may hamper Independence Day plans for those in the Golden Corner. Heavy rain is forecast for the Walhalla/Westminster/Seneca area Wednesday night into Thursday night and will remain a possibility into Friday. The storms within the…

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Weather Postpones Walhalla’s July 3rd Celebration

July 3, 2013

The annual Independence Eve event in downtown Walhalla was called off Wednesday evening due to to heavy rains and thunderstorms in the area. Councilman T.J. Bagwell says the scheduled fireworks display for after-dark will now take place on Saturday evening at Memorial Stadium. Bagwell says the fireworks will start between 9:00 and 9:15 PM. Bagwell…

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Forecast not promising for Walhalla event

July 3, 2013

Tjay Bagwell, referring to the likelihood of more rain, does not like what he sees on the weather radar. Nevertheless, at 2:20 this afternoon, the Independence Eve celebration in downtown Walhalla was still a go! But Bagwell says he’ll make a final decision by 4:45 this afternoon. Tonight’s event is to feature fun for children,…

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SLED chopper spots marijuana near Westminster

July 3, 2013
SLED chopper spots marijuana near Westminster

From the sky above Oconee County, a state police helicopter zeroed in on marijuana plants near Westminster, behind an outbuilding on the Greenfield Road. That resulted in the arrest of Robert Edward Landers, 45, of 112 Greenfield Road, on the charge of manufacturing marijuana. County narcotics officers, working with agents from the State Law Enforcement…

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Duke spokeswoman reacts to NRC decision

July 3, 2013

A spokeswoman for Duke Energy says not only the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is dissatisfied with a failure to meet a national fire protection standard, but so is her company not satisfied. “We recognize that we did not meet our initial schedule commitment for completion of the new fire protection program at Oconee. Missing that schedule…

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SC gets $1 million to train dis-located workers

July 3, 2013

The S-C Department of Employment and Workforce has been awarded $1.2 million from the U-S Department of Labor to provide 223 dis-located persons with classroom and on-the-job training. More than $55 thousand of the money was awarded to Worklink, serving Oconee, Anderson and Pickens counties. According to the DEW, the grant funding is for expanded…

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 30, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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