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Gamecocks and Tigers both pre-season Top Ten teams

August 1, 2013

The South Carolina Gamecocks and Clemson Tigers will both enter the 2013 football season among the Top-10 ranked teams in the country, according to the Pre-season USA Today poll released Thursday. The Gamecocks are ranked #7 in the coaches poll, the team’s highest pre-season ranking ever. The Clemson Tigers follow USC at #8. Alabama, the…

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National Collegiate Tailgating Championship in Atlanta

July 25, 2013
National Collegiate Tailgating Championship in Atlanta

The National Collegiate Tailgating Championship is looking for the best and most fun college football tailgaters! It all takes place August 10th in the parking lots of the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. A day filled with all kinds of tailgating contests.  Do you have the best flip flops?  How about the quickest relay team at…

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Twelve Year-Old From Aiken Wins WGOG Singing Competition

July 20, 2013

Twelve year-old Allison Skipper, a student at Kennedy Middle School in Aiken, South Carolina, was crowned the winner Saturday night of 96.3 WGOG’s 11th-annual Texaco Country Showdown. The event was held at the Gignilliat Center in Seneca. Skipper told WGOG’s Kris Butts she started singing at age 4, and lists superstar Carrie Underwood among her…

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WGOG Releases 2013 High School Football Broadcast Schedule

July 18, 2013

WGOG Radio on Thursday released its 2013 High School Football Broadcast Schedule, which features regular season match-ups from August 30 through November 1. Jimmy Watt, now serving as Public Information Officer with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office, will provide play-by-play. Watt will be joined in the booth by WGOG morning host Kris Butts. This will…

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Foothills FCA Football Jamboree Scheduled

July 17, 2013

Foothills FCA has announced its first-ever football jamboree with ticket sales benefiting the Foothills Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization. All concessions proceeds will benefit the Seneca High School FCA Chapter. The jamboree will be held at Coach Tom Bass Field at Seneca High School on Saturday, August 10 at 5:00 PM. Admission is $6.00. According to…

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Oconee Mother, Children, Found In Idaho

July 13, 2013

Officials with the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office report a local mother and her four girls have been located in Idaho. Sheriff’s Spokesman Jimmy Watt says Idaho State Police located 44 year-old Laverne Bennett and her daughters at an interstate rest area in the town of Coeur d’Alene, near the Idaho/Washington state line. The Oconee Sheriff’s…

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Saturday Morning Storm Ravages Clemson Area

July 13, 2013
Saturday Morning Storm Ravages Clemson Area

Pendleton Road in Clemson looked like a war zone Saturday, the result of a storm that hit around 4:30 AM Saturday. Large trees fell, and several power lines were downed. Many area residents lost power. Some locals reported measuring between 6 and 8 inches in their rain gauges.

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Boat Accident Reported In New Hope Community

July 11, 2013

Emergency responders were enroute Thursday morning to a reported boat collision on Lake Keowee. Sources tell WGOG News the incident occurred during the 11 o’clock hour on the lake portion at the end of Knox Road near Keowee School Road in the New Hope Community. Reports indicate at least one injury and one boat submerged…

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Police Make Arrest In Blackjack Community Killing

July 9, 2013
Police Make Arrest In Blackjack Community Killing

Police have arrested a 34 year-old man for the early Tuesday murder of a Seneca man. Jimmy Watt, Public Information Officer with the Oconee Sheriff’s Office says Shane Adam Burdette, of Westminster, is charged with murder in the shooting death of 21 year-old James Evan Tyner. Burdette is also charged with possession of a weapon…

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Lady Liberty reopens on America’s Birthday

July 4, 2013
Lady Liberty reopens on America’s Birthday

The Statue of Liberty, closed since the destruction wrought by Hurricane Sandy, is reopening to the public this Fourth of July. The U.S. Parks Department was expecting a large crowd for the holiday and ribbon-cutting ceremony at Liberty Island with federal officials and Mayor Michael Boomberg. The first boats left from Manhattan and New Jersey…

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  • September 6, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
  • September 7, 2014 7:00 pmOconee County Baptist Camp Meeting Under the Tent
  • September 11, 2014 9:00 amFriends of the Library Monthly Book Sale
  • September 13, 2014Calling All Christians to Unite in Prayer
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