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Rockslide Closes I-40

December 24, 2012

If your holiday plans include a trip to the North Carolina or Tennessee Mountains, be aware of possible traffic delays.  The North Carolina Department of Transportation says one of the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near the Tennessee State line is closed.  A Friday night rock slide dumped several tons of rocks onto I-40 near…

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Natural Beauty Recognized

December 24, 2012
Natural Beauty Recognized

The Jocassee Gorges is getting some international attention.  National Geographic magazine has named Jocassee Gorges one of “50 of the World’s Last Great Places-Destinations of a Lifetime.” Mark Hall, the land Manager of the Gorges calls the recognition an honor.  Hall says “We have one of the great wild places on our planet.”  The four-page…

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Free Hunting Days

December 24, 2012

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has announced a new free hunting program. The DNR’s first annual free hunting days will be January 4-5, 2013. Free hunting days allow all South Carolina residents to hunt without a state hunting license or other required permits, to include Wildlife Management Area (WMA) permit, or Migratory Waterfowl…

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Santa is Coming!!!!!!!

December 24, 2012
Santa is Coming!!!!!!!

WGOG will be tracking Santa’s trek from the North Pole today.  As part of our annual Christmas festivities, WGOG and Blue Ridge Bank present “Santa Tracking” Today, beginning around 12:30 and at the bottom of the hour through 5:30, we’ll bring you a play by play of Santa’s journey.  We thank Blue Ridge Bank for…

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New Deadline for Identity Theft Coverage

December 24, 2012

Taxpayers affected by the recent data breach at the SC Department of Revenue now have an extended deadline to sign up for free credit monitoring.  The new deadline is March 31, 2013.  South Carolinians have until then to sign up for a year of free credit monitoring through Experian.  The state will foot the bill for the…

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New Fire Station Unveiled

December 1, 2012

Oconee County will “uncouple the hose” on a new fire substation. The public is invited to the grand opening of the new Holly Springs Fire Substation. The station will serve residents and business located along Highway 76 between Westminster and Long Creek. Holly Springs Fire Substation #24 is the first of eight stations to be…

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Legislators Call For Audit

November 30, 2012

Some South Carolina legislators want more information into how Governor Nikki Haley’s administration handled the cyber attack that exposed more than 3.8 million South Carolinian’s to identity theft.  Several of South Carolina’s Democratic legislators say they want to find out what happened, what went wrong, and how to prevent it from happening again.  The spokesman…

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SC First Flu Victim

November 30, 2012

The SC Department of Health and Environmental control is reporting the first flu-associated death of this season.  Dr. Linda Bell, interim state epidemiologist says the victim was a child from Barnwell. Bell says the latest statewide activity report indicates that influenza has quickly reached widespread levels in South Carolina.  Dr Bell says you need about 2…

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Parading For Kids

November 30, 2012
Parading For Kids

 WGOG is hoping to make this Christmas a little brighter for needy children inOconeeCounty.  This year, WGOG along with Edwards Auto Sales, are parading for kids.  During Saturday’s Christmas parade in Walhalla, we’re asking parade attendees to drop an unwrapped toy or a new clothing item into the back of the WGOG/Edwards Auto Sales truck…

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Former Lottery Employee Arrested

November 30, 2012

A former employee with the South Carolina Education Lottery has been arrested and charged with embezzlement.  Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division day 54 year old Anthony J. McNeil of Columbia was arrested Tuesday.  According to the warrant, between April 2010 and August 2012, invoices were manually manipulated and causing funds not to…

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