Fire fatalities identified

Coroner Karl Addis has identified the victims of last night’s two home fires in Oconee County.  The body of Mark Anthony Land, 49, was found by fire fighting personnel at the 195 Seneca Creek Road fire scene near the Oconee Airport.  The two victims of the home fire near Walhalla at 201 Brooksmore Road are, according to Addis, presumed to […]

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Billy Ray Wald

  West Union, SC— Billy Ray Wald, 76, husband of Lucy Oliver Wald, of 759 Ebenezer Road, West Union, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017, at GHS Cottingham Hospice House. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends […]

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“Jericho” is housing unit for those with special needs/disabilities

Groundbreaking took place today in Central for a housing community to serve those with special needs and disabilities.  Each of 11 residents at the Jericho Project is to be mentored and assisted by the students at Southern Wesleyan University.  Making possible the project:  Southern Wesleyan University, the boards of Disabilities and Special Needs in both Pickens and Anderson counties.  The […]

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WGOG to leave the air temporarily

WGOG will leave the air temporarily this afternoon to accommodate the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative as it connects a new customer on the Westminster Highway.  We apologize to listeners who will be inconvenienced.  WGOG expects to be off the air for 30 minutes—likely between 1 and 1:30.  However, Blue Ridge has reserved a two hour period, from 1 to 3, […]

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Hospice festival big success

The annual Hospice of the Foothills Christmas Tree Festival raised a record high of $167,817.96.  The festival is now in its 13th year.  Festival co-chair Edna Rider said, “We are thrilled that so many people in our community love the Christmas Tree Festival and look forward to supporting it every year.  People love to support GHS Hospice of the Foothills […]

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Outside advice for Walhalla

Staff at a regional government service agency will advise Walhalla leaders as to the course to take to fill the city’s top job at City Hall.  101.7/WGOG NEWS has learned that Walhalla leaders will speak to representatives of the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments in Greenville as they go about replacing Nancy Goehle, who will retire as Walhalla’s long-time […]

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Three perish in Sunday night home fires

Oconee County authorities say three people have died in homes fires last night near Seneca and Walhalla.  Coroner Karl Addis says the bodies of two of the victims were found in a home on Brooksmore Road near Walhalla.  A third person was found in a home on the Seneca Creek Road near the Oconee Airport.  This morning Addis said he […]

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