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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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Heavy Rains Expected For July 4th

July 3, 2013

The National Weather Service at the Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport has extended its Flash Flood Watch into Thursday evening, something that may hamper Independence Day plans for those in the Golden Corner. Heavy rain is forecast for the Walhalla/Westminster/Seneca area Wednesday night into Thursday night and will remain a possibility into Friday. The storms within the…

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Weather Postpones Walhalla’s July 3rd Celebration

July 3, 2013

The annual Independence Eve event in downtown Walhalla was called off Wednesday evening due to to heavy rains and thunderstorms in the area. Councilman T.J. Bagwell says the scheduled fireworks display for after-dark will now take place on Saturday evening at Memorial Stadium. Bagwell says the fireworks will start between 9:00 and 9:15 PM. Bagwell…

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Police Make Arrest In Vandalism of ‘Howard’s Rock’

June 28, 2013

Clemson University Police today announced an arrest for the vandalism of the famed “Howard’s Rock” at Memorial Stadium, and they say more arrests could be forthcoming. Police Captain¬†Eric Hendricks says 18-year-old Micah Rogers of Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, was arrested Friday morning. He is facing a felony malicious injury to property charge and a misdemeanor…

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Sunday Update From Chattooga River

June 23, 2013

Four divers from Oconee and Pickens counties have joined the recovery crew on the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River. The team is searching for the body of Thomas Hill, a Florida resident who fell from a raft last Wednesday and is presumed drowned.¬†Incident Commander Keith Wilbanks says eighteen trained responders joined the effort Sunday from…

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Victim Identified; Recovery Effort To Resume Friday

June 20, 2013

The effort to locate and recover the body of a man who fell off a raft on the Chattooga River on Wednesday will resume Friday, according to officials at the Long Creek Fire Station command post. Incident Commander Scott Loftis identifies the man as Thomas Patrick Hill, a resident of Florida. Loftis says recovery efforts…

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Braves Wrap up Long Series with Mets

June 20, 2013

The Atlanta Braves will host the New York Mets Thursday night in the final game of their current, rare, 5-game series that started Monday night. After a “walk-off” win in game 1, the Braves lost both games of a double header on Tuesday, then bounced back with a 5-3 win Wednesday. The series was originally…

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