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Defense wants to suppress audio evidence

August 26, 2013

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…

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Update from Bartee jury selection (11:55 am)

August 26, 2013

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…

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‘Farmers’ Almanac’ hits newsstands today

August 26, 2013

The Farmers’ Almanac is using words like “piercing cold,” “bitterly cold” and “biting cold” to describe the upcoming winter. And if its predictions are right, the first Super Bowl in the Northeast will be a messy “Storm Bowl.” The 197-year-old publication that hits newsstands Monday predicts a winter storm will hit the Northeast around the…

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Warriors fall in season-opener

August 24, 2013

The West-Oak Warrior football team lost 31-14 to the Travelers Rest Devildogs Friday night at Warrior Field in Westminster. It was the season opener for both teams, in what is called “Week Zero” of high school football in South Carolina. An hour-long lightning delay resulted in an extended halftime, with Travelers Rest leading 17-7 at…

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‘Operation Infinity’ resumes

August 22, 2013

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is carrying out the second phase Thursday of “Operation Infinity”. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says it’s a drug sweep aimed at 23 suspects accused of a variety of offenses.

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Fan Dies From Fall at Turner Field

August 13, 2013

A man died after falling about 65 feet from an upper level onto a parking lot at Turner Field in Atlanta, authorities said. The incident occurred at 8:55 p.m. ET during a game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies, according to Atlanta Police spokesman John Chafee. “It appears that the male fell from an…

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New Reward In Oconee Cold Case

August 12, 2013

A new, anonymous, reward is being offered to help solve a near-27 year old Oconee County cold case. The Sheriff’s Office says someone has put up $10,000 for a tip leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer or killers of Marcus Lee in December 1986. The case is the oldest of Oconee’s cold…

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Fire Damages Home Near Salem

August 10, 2013

Fire damaged two rooms Saturday in a three-story home near Salem in the Cliffs Keowee South development. Firefighters from Salem and the northern part of Oconee County, as well as Pickens County, spent three hours at 405 Evergreen Trail. Fire Chief Charlie King says the fire started from a lighting hit during an afternoon storm.

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Diving Mishap on Jocassee

August 10, 2013

A man is recovering following a diving mishap Saturday on Lake Jocassee. The man felt ill during a 300-foot dive accompanied by commercial divers. The unidentified diver got out of the water on his own. He was then sent, by helicopter, to get breathing help at a Greenville hospital.

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Children Injured In Thursday Wreck

August 8, 2013

Two children on Thursday were ejected from a Ford Expedition that went off Seneca’s Perkins Creek Road and down an embankment. The police believe the injuries are not life threatening. The crash took down a telephone pole and forced the temporary closing of the road near Madison Point home development.

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