Cold Weather Safety Tips for Pets

With frigid temperatures, the Oconee County Humane Society is encouraging residents to bring pets indoors, explains Angel Newman. “It is miserable outside and as soon as you walk out and say it is cold, your pets say the same thing because if you are cold, your pets are cold. It is so important to remember that, people think that because […]

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Food for Fines at the OCPL

Even after the holiday season has passed, there is still a need in our community. Starting Monday, Jan. 8, through Saturday, Feb. 17, the Oconee County Public Library (OCPL) will be accepting canned items and non-perishable food items in lieu of certain fines. You may bring in one item per dollar of fines you wish to have waived, up to […]

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Be cautious using Alternative Heat Sources

Dangerously cold temperatures are being blamed for an increase in home fires as more people use alternative heat sources, tells Oconee County Deputy Chief of Fire and Life Safety Shane Gibbs. “Here is the Upstate we have been exp[experiencing some unseasonably cool temperatures compared to past years, but just like any year in the past, we always like to try […]

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OC EMS offering Tips to stay Warm

It’s freezing cold outside, so stay indoors as much as possible, says Oconee County Emergency Services Deputy Chief of Special Operations Scott Krein. “Well, we have seen a significant decrease in the cold and normal temperatures. We want to make sure that people are paying attention to the elderly, to their neighbors and that kind of thing. If you have […]

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Help Wanted Sign at Walhalla City Hall

The City of Walhalla is seeking to hire a full-time codes and zoning official after James Ashton recently resigned. The position will enforce codes, administer zoning and planning functions for the city. And the individual’s duties are to include code enforcement services for the City of Westminster as well. Those interested should apply at Walhalla City Hall.

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Duke Energy and County Officials to test Sirens

The outdoor warning sirens around the Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at approximately 11:50am. The 65 sirens within 10 miles of the Oconee Nuclear Station will be tested for three-minutes to assure each siren works properly. This full-cycle siren test is performed once each quarter in cooperation with emergency officials in Oconee and Pickens […]

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Investigation continues into Westminster Area Homicide

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the murder of a Westminster area resident last month, explains Public Information Officer Jimmy Watt. “The Sheriff’s Office has been following up on leads and evidence obtained in the course of the investigation. Our investigators believe, however, that there is additional evidence and information that can give us the final […]

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