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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Library volunteers recognized

April 20, 2015

Those who volunteer for their public libraries were given a thank you during an event Friday, arranged by the Oconee Public Library. Branch Services librarian Blair Hinson says at a dinner two top awards were given out: Jean Mercer of the Friends of the Library went home with the Lucy Bellotte Moore Award. The Sarah…

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Small fire damages Seneca home

April 20, 2015

A small fire late last night damaged a home in Seneca. Capt. Walter Lee of the Seneca Fire Department said this fire broke out shortly before midnight at 110 Boggs Drive. Fire fighters contained the fire to a washer in the hallway of the home. Lee says it appears an electrical issue caused the fire.

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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 6, 2015 6:00 pmAudtions for Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
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