Equipment failure at BREC’s substation

September 4, 2013

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative customers served by their Newry substation have been restored with service after yesterday’s equipment failure. Blue Ridge’s Terry Ballenger blames what happened on a failed regulator, but says it’ll likely take sending that regulator back to the factory for a definitive answer. What happened yesterday afternoon at the substation off Carson…

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Fire call last night in Walhalla

September 4, 2013

A late night call sent Walhalla fire fighters to 204 S. Cedar Street. There, fire broke out in a heating and air conditioning unit beneath the house. Mark Hollifield of the Walhalla Fire Department said the fire was confined to the heating and air unit.      

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OCC’s help to new business draws audience ire

September 4, 2013

Approval by Oconee County of ordinances to give a financial boost to a hotel project nearing completion in Seneca received unanimous support last night at the council table, but dissent from within the meeting audience. It prompted District One’s Paul Corbeil to issue an explanation. “There are no Oconee County general fund or economic development…

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New tax rate set for Oconee County

September 4, 2013

For the tax year 2013, Oconee County has a new tax rate. And its reflects a two mill tax increase. As recommended by Auditor Ken Nix, County Council approved 73.9 county mills and 141.1 mills for public schools. According to Nix, the Oconee School District sought no increase in funds and its operational and debt…

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Bartee spends first night in jail

September 4, 2013

James Bartee spent the first night of his five-year prison sentence in the Oconee Detention Center. His lawyer announced in court that he’ll attempt to obtain a recognizance bond that’ll allow his client to be freed while his side pursues an appeal of yesterday’s verdict. That verdict was guilty to the charge of solicitation to…

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Warrants charge Anderson man with Mtn. Rest crimes

September 3, 2013

Oconee Sheriff’s Office says it is holding warrants for the arrest of an Anderson man and requests the public’s help in finding him. According to the Sheriff’s Office announcement, 54-year old Robert Ford Carver is charged with petty larceny and first degree burglary August 21 at 122 Beaver Lane, Mountain Rest. There, the front door…

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Calendar

  • November 22, 2014Benefit for Mark & Jody Vissage
  • November 22, 2014 7:00 pmThe Miss Walhira Pageant
  • November 23, 2014 9:30 amTamassee DAR School will “Committee of Angels” at Richland Presbyterian Church
  • November 25, 2014 5:15 pmBlue Ridge Tree Lighting
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