Lightning strike starts fire

April 12, 2013

A bolt of lightning at midnight started a fire in an out building in Mountain Rest, on the Village Creek Road. Last night’s thunderstorm and lightning brought down trees in various parts of Oconee County, but most roads are said to be passable this morning.  One exception is the road leading to the manned convenience…

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Cafe employing students closes for rest of year

April 11, 2013

The Considerate Café, at the Hamilton Career Center near Seneca, is closing for the rest of this school year to allow for construction and a re-vamp of the campus. But the restaurant, which served the public in addition to the school population, vows to be back for the 2013-14 year, with a grand re-opening the…

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Pool inspection today

April 11, 2013

An inspection by state health authorities of the Walhalla Municipal Swim Pool was anticipated early this afternoon. In advance of DHEC’s visit, volunteers were laboring to help prepare the pool for a possible opening this summer. 96.3/WGOG NEWS spoke to both County Councilman Wayne McCall and to City Councilman David Underwood, both of whom were…

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BREC hopes to hold the lines on rates

April 11, 2013

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative hopes to hold the line on its retail charges for at least the end of this calendar year. Charles Dalton, general manager at today’s Blue Ridge’s annual media luncheon, said, “If all goes well, the co-op is planning to finish 2013 without an increase in the per-kilowatt hour price our members…

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Jazz on Alley called off

April 11, 2013

With bad weather ahead, Seneca has called off tonight’s Jazz on the Alley. It will resume next Thursday night.

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The police sweep for drugs

April 11, 2013

The Walhalla police are trying to sweep their city clear of illegal drugs. Chief Ronald Wilbanks said in today’s sweep, seven of the 22 suspects targeted had been picked up and sent to jail. He said those targeted are accused of distributing meth and prescription medication. areThe sweep is continuing. And Wilbanks said his department…

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  • August 22, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 22, 2014 8:15 pmTown of West Union's Movie Night in the Park
  • August 23, 2014 11:00 amTaylor-Neal Reunion
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