Carrying a gun after hours

At the request of Pioneer Rural Water District workers, General Manager Terry Pruitt presented a request that those workers, who possess the proper permit, carry guns while on after-hours calls. But Pruitt cautioned the district board of directors that from the standpoint of potential liability, armed employees is something the directors should think about. And Jerry Barlow, board chairman, said […]

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PRWD study favorable for plant

The general manager for Pioneer Rural Water District pronounced an auditing firm’s report favorable for Pioneer to build its first treatment plant. Terry Pruitt yesterday addressed the water district’s board of directors and made reference to a stipulation imposed by legislation by State Representative Bill Sandifer, in the aftermath of controversies enveloping the retail supplier for parts of Oconee and […]

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Heavy damage to Mountain Rest home

Fire fighters within 30 minutes or so were able to put a stop to a home fire at Mountain Rest, but not before the fire caused heavy damage on Gnats Hollow Road near highway 28. No one injured. According to Charlie King, Oconee fire chief, the home was used as a primary residence, but the owner was not home at […]

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Duke-NRC meeting

At this hour (1 p-m EST) Duke and NRC officials are meeting near Washington, in what is described as a pre-decisional enforcement conference for what the Nuclear Regulatory Commission considers an apparent violation of a license condition on fire protection at Oconee Nuclear Station. Duke Energy officials are being allotted 45 minutes this afternoon to make their case as to […]

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Mountain Rest home fire

Fire fighters battled fire today in a large Mountain Rest home. Charlie King, Oconee Fire Chief, said the location is near S-C 28 on Gnat’s Hollow Road, north of the 107 split. No injuries reported, but substantial damage reported to the two-story house. An investigation has been ordered to determine the cause of the fire.  

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Tour bus makes Walhalla stop

Walhalla is one leg for a tour bus carrying 50 people from Charleston. The tour bus made a stop this afternoon at the Walhalla Steak House, as part of a two-day tour of the Golden Corner area. Tracy Todd says today’s tourists are volunteer tour guiders and interpreters from Charleston’s historic Middleton Place, famous for its landscape gardens from the […]

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Chamber OKs “Week of Christmas”

The Greater Walhalla Area Chamber of Commerce has given Paul Raines permission to stage “Week of Christmas” events on the Green, at the downtown corner of Main and N. Catherine. But the chamber has attached some conditions, including a certificate of insurance with $1 million worth of liability coverage. Raines says he has concerns and will speak publicly tomorrow about […]

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Family Court ruling in child custody case

A family member reports a judge’s ruling in Oconee County in a child custody case over a 10-month old girl. Lynne Delph, a former Oconee County resident now living in Horry County, tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS that 10th Circuit Family Court Judge Edgar Long yesterday terminated the mother’s rights. Delph says she and her husband, Grant, are licensed to adopt and […]

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Westminster man arrested and charged

A 34-year old man has been arrested and charged in the investigation of a burglary in late January at a home on the Doctor John’s Road. County law enforcement records show Bradford Harrison Noel of S. Hampton Street, Westminster charged with burglary and larceny January 29 at the Dr. John’s Road home. Stolen in the burglary was medication, including pain […]

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