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Haley wins re-election; Graham, Scott returned to Senate

November 4, 2014

As of 7:28 PM, with less than 1% of precincts reporting, the lead is too large for challenger Vincent Sheehen, as South Carolina’s first female governor, Nikki Haley, has been re-elected.  Also, South Carolina’s senior senator Lindsey Graham and its junior senator Tim Scott will both return to the US Senate from South Carolina. In…

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Phillies no-hit Atlanta

September 2, 2014

Cole Hamels, together with three Philadelphia Phillies’ relievers,  no-hit the Atlanta Braves Monday, winning 7-0. Hamels went six innings and threw 108 pitches; he struck out seven, walked five, and hit one batter.  Then, relievers Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon each pitched a perfect inning to close out the 11th combined no-hitter in big league history.  It was…

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Rogers funeral plans set

August 23, 2014

Walhalla City Councilwoman and Oconee Red Cross Chapter leader Kathy Rogers died Friday afternoon after a battle with cancer. Rogers died the day after an interview aired on the “Golden Corner’s Morning Show” with Wayne Morton and other local musicians and friends of Rogers who had organized a tribute concert for Saturday night in Walhalla.…

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Walhalla Councilwoman has cancer

July 29, 2014

Confirmation today, via a report in The Journal, of the cancer being fought by a Walhalla City Councilwoman. Kathy Rogers, who serves Oconee as the director of its American Red Cross chapter, is dealing with the disease after doctors found tumors in her brain, lungs, and possibly liver. The fifty-eight year old was elected to Walhalla’s…

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Officials investigate allegations against Assistant Principal

March 31, 2014

Oconee County School Superintendent Dr. Mike Lucas says the district is investigating a complaint that Assistant Principal Charlie Fowler of Walhalla High School posted an “inappropriate comment” on the web. Lucas says Fowler has been placed on leave and the matter will be resolved this week.

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UPDATE: Seneca homicide victim was Washington State man

January 2, 2014

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says the victim of a Thursday morning homicide in Seneca was a Washington State man. Addis says 32 year-old Scott Andrew Johnston, of Pullman, Washington, died from gunshot injuries sustained in the apparent home invasion which occurred Thursday morning at 24 Ames Street in the Utica Mill Village. Officials say…

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THURSDAY SPORTS: Shaw’s five TDs lead Gamecocks past Wisconsin

January 2, 2014

Behind five touchdowns from senior quarterback Connor Shaw, No. 8 South Carolina (11-2) claimed a 34-24 victory over No. 19 Wisconsin (9-4) in the 2014 Capital One Bowl. The Capital One Bowl MVP, Shaw accounted for 369 yards of offense, going 22-for-25 in the air for 312 yards and 3 touchdowns while also running for 48…

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BREAKING: One dead in Utica Mill Hill shooting

January 2, 2014

WGOG has learned one person is dead in a shooting a home in the Utica Mill Hill area of Seneca. Police say a woman at an address on Ames Street phoned 911 around 7:35 Thursday morning. The woman told dispatchers two men, both wearing masks, invaded her home and shot someone several times. After the…

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Sisters die in Oconee crash; mother charged

January 1, 2014

Two young sisters, ages 4 and 1, are the first traffic fatalities of 2014 in Oconee County. County Coroner Karl Addis says the children died in a single vehicle collision which occurred at 2:15 AM Wednesday on Wells Highway, near Utica Baptist Church in Seneca. Police say the vehicle was traveling east when its driver,…

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TUESDAY SPORTS: Clemson, USC, Furman notch hoops wins

December 31, 2013

Up four with just 11 minutes to play, Clemson outscored VMI 32-6 the rest of the way in an 80-50 win over the Keydets at Littlejohn Coliseum on Monday. The Tigers finished the non-conference portion of the regular season with a 9-3 record. VMI dropped to 6-6 with the loss. Jordan Roper, who helped key the…

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Calendar

  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
  • December 1, 2014 6:00 pmSeneca' Christmas Parade
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