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Burglary suspects sought by Sheriff’s Office

July 5, 2013

The Oconee Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help to find two men wanted on multiple charges from a burglary Wednesday night at a Salem area home. The two suspects have been identified by the Sheriff’s Office as Joshua Estes, 24, and James Mitchel Estes II, 30, both of Hendersonville, North Carolina. The burglary occurred just…

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Press conference at 4:30!

July 5, 2013

Amid talk that the body of the missing kayaker has been located, those involved in the recovery operation plan a 4:30 news conference this afternoon at the Long Creek Fire Department. 96.3/WGOG NEWS will cover the news conference and report as soon as possible.

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Hill body being retrieved

July 5, 2013

A law enforcement source tells 96.3/WGOG NEWS that the body of Thomas Hill, the missing kayaker from Florida, has been located, and the coroner is on his way to the scene.

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Special visitor to arrive at river tonight!

July 5, 2013

A commercial outfitter at the Chattooga River awaits the arrival today of Charley Boorman, son of John Boorman who directed the movie Deliverance. But the rainy weather is no friend of the British TV adventurer who plans a documentary on the wild and scenic river to tie in with the memories of the major motion…

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S.C. wheat crop looks good despite, weather, markets

July 5, 2013

This year’s weather has been especially capricious with South Carolina’s wheat crop. “The cool, wet weather delayed the crop at just about every stage, from planting all the way to harvest,” said Trish DeHond, a Clemson Extension agronomy agent who works in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, and Marlboro counties. The most recent crop report from the…

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Researcher calls for global food security

July 5, 2013

Variety is more than the spice of life. It could be the key to sustaining life. A commentary in the science journal “Nature” released yesterday calls for a worldwide plan to “mine” the vast bio-diversity of plants to grow enough food to feed a world population that will reach nine billion by mid-century. A population…

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Weather Observer building a boat

July 5, 2013

Barbara Wilson joked this morning that she’s building a boat. Quite seriously, if it keeps raining, the U-S Official Weather Observer at Walhalla may need some kind of watercraft just to get from her home to her weather gauge outside. That gauge contained 2.28” of rain since 7 o’clock yesterday morning. That makes six inches…

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STEM programs funded

July 5, 2013

The Clemson University Center for Workforce Development has awarded 36 school districts or institutions and nine technical colleges a total of $450 thousand for workforce development initiatives. Oconee and Pickens school districts and Tri-County Technical College are sharing in the award money. The school districts and the technical colleges are to use their portions to…

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Series on healthcare reform

July 5, 2013

Whether you love it, hate it or don’t understand it, the Affordable Care Act is coming to America and South Carolina. Furman University is asking questions such as how will the ACA, also known as Obamacare, affect businesses and ordinary Americans. And what are the ethical and economic reasons government should or should not be…

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Intruder shot in home invasion

July 5, 2013

Two persons are reported to have committed a home invasion Wednesday night in Oconee County…and one was shot. The wounded man sought treatment at a North Carolina hospital, according to information received by 96.3/WGOG NEWS. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office is expected to release details on the case today.  

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Calendar

  • August 29, 2014 8:00 pmOconee State Park Square Dance
  • August 30, 2014 9:00 amOconee County Friends of the Library Book Sale
  • August 31, 2014 3:00 pmThe Westminster United Methodist Church's Community Singing
  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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