Labor Day…A little history

As American’s celebrate Labor Day today, here’s a bit of history surrounding the holiday. Labor Day became an officially sanctioned federal holiday in the aftermath of some of the most turbulent labor unrest in the history of the United States. The first significant Labor Day parade occurred in 1882, years before city and state governments passed legislation dedicated to remembering […]

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Tajh Boyd helps Clemson outlast Georgia

Tajh Boyd threw three touchdown passes and ran for two others as #8 Clemson defeated #5 Georgia 38-35 on Saturday night. Boyd recorded a 77-yard TD pass to Sammy Watkins and a 24-yard scoring throw to Zac Brooks, but it was a nine-yard TD pass to tight end Stanton Seckinger that sealed the deal in the fourth quarter. Boyd also compiled touchdown runs […]

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Bartee Trial: Defense surprise

The prosecution rested its case Thursday in the trial of James Bartee at the Oconee County Courthouse. When it was the defense team’s turn, they sprang a surprise with two witnesses who rebutted that previous days testimony of Nick Blackwell. Blackwell, in a four-hour testimony on Wednesday, told the jury he wore a wiretap to a meeting at Bartee’s home […]

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Bartee Trial: Blackwell gives four hour testimony

The trial of former Secret Service agent James Bartee continued this afternoon at the Oconee Courthouse. In a four-hour testimony, Nick Blackwell stated that Bartee, while a candidate for Oconee County Sheriff in 2012, approached him at the annual Seneca Fest celebration about kidnapping a judge. Blackwell testified it wasn’t until a little later that he learned the judge Bartee […]

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Woodward/’Deep Throat’ meeting site to be torn down

A Washington, DC area parking garage that played a pivotal role in the Watergate scandal is set to be demolished as part of a redevelopment. Monday Properties plans to tear down two aging office buildings, at Wilson and Key Boulevards, in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, Virginia, to make way for a new mixed use development. The parking garage below the buildings […]

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Incident in Seneca

Four Seneca police cruisers and several law officers were at the scene of an incident late Tuesday on South Oak Street near 7th Street. One person was seen to be in handcuffs and an ambulance was approaching the scene. Listen to local news on WGOG Wednesday morning beginning at 6:30 AM for details.

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Day one of Bartee trial wraps

A federal lawman was the last of several witnesses in day one of the trial Tuesday of James Bartee at the Oconee County Courthouse. That lawman testified he wired a confidential informant for his conversation with Bartee. Details on that testimony, and more from the days courtroom events, on WGOG’s local news beginning Wednesday at 6:30 AM.

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New ovarian cancer test may aid in early detection

A way of screening for ovarian cancer appears to detect the disease in early stages, and if confirmed in clinical trials, the test could become a routine screening for women. In the study, researchers tested the screening on more than 4,000 women over an 11-year period. The women underwent yearly blood tests, and the researchers recorded the levels of a […]

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Defense wants to suppress audio evidence

The first testimony in the trial of former Secret Service Agent and sheriff’s office candidate James Bartee won’t come until Tuesday morning, but with the jury out of the courtroom until then, the defense Monday afternoon once again tried to suppress tape recorded evidence the prosecution seeks to present. WGOG News will have the latest on this, and any developments […]

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Update from Bartee jury selection (11:55 am)

A lengthy, involved process to qualify the jury pool in the trial of former Sheriff candidate James Bartee continued late Monday morning at the Oconee County Courthouse. The prospective jurors are getting individual conferences with the judge and the chance to convince him to transfer their service to another term. WGOG will continue to provide updates from the courthouse as […]

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