Fire destroys Mountain Rest home

April 21, 2015

Fire late yesterday afternoon broke out in a trailer home in Mountain Rest. Volunteer fire fighters were on the scene at Whippoorwhill Hill Drive more than four hours, until about 9 last night. No known injuries.

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Shoplifters hit Seneca’s Wal-Mart

April 20, 2015

A man and a woman were seen loading a shopping cart with items worth nearly $1 thousand worth of store items at the Seneca Wal-Mart and leaving the store without paying. The shoplifting occurred Friday morning. Among the items stolen: razorblade refills, a tackle box and tools. The two left in a white, 4-door Honda.…

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A way to deflect a wholesale power increase

April 20, 2015

Westminster may have found a way around that 4% wholesale power rate increase from its supplier—the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency. The rate increase is scheduled to reflect on charges to the city on the billing next month. Westminster normally passes on all or part of PMPA wholesale increase to its retail customers, but perhaps not…

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Emergency near Salem

April 20, 2015

What’s being described as an “all hands on” emergency is occupying the attention this afternoon of Oconee Special Rescue near Salem. We’re told that someone may have suffered a fractured leg in a downed tree incident at Jocassee Point Landing. Wet as this day has been, this has been a day for fallen trees in…

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Walhalla milestones this week!

April 20, 2015

The forecast calls for improving weather tomorrow for Walhalla’s groundbreaking for Streetscape. A ceremony is planned at 5 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at Main and S. Tugaloo. On Wednesday, weather permitting, the re-built Walhalla Presbyterian Church anticipates the arrival of its new dome. The 600 E. Main Street church has undergone repairs—the result of a 2013…

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Some outages remain

April 20, 2015

By the noon hour today, some parts of Westminster remained without electric power service. Crews have been cleaning up since a storm this morning, packing straight line winds, toppled trees onto homes on both “A” and “D” streets. No one reported hurt. At one point, two public schools went without power.  

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Calendar

  • July 3, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
  • July 5, 2015 7:00 pmLife Tree Cafe
  • July 6, 2015 9:00 amWest-Oak Young Warriors Basketball Skills Camp
  • July 10, 2015 8:00 pmSummer Square Dancing at Oconee State Park
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