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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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Man Missing on Chattooga River

June 19, 2013

WGOG has learned of an effort to locate a man feared drowned on the Chattooga River. Charlie King of Oconee County Emergency Services says a 911 call was received at 4:40 PM Wednesday reporting a problem on a guided river tour. The call came from a commercial Whitewater rafting company. Officials were able to determine…

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Two Walhalla Councilmen Resign

June 18, 2013

Two Walhalla City Councilmen resigned their seats Tuesday night. James Powell and Deek Biemann both gave up their seats for different reasons. Powell is moving outside of the city limits, which would make him ineligible to serve, while Biemann is headed for active duty in the U.S. Army. Biemann is to report to San Antonio in…

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Braves Suffer Tough Road Trip

June 13, 2013

The Atlanta Braves return home to begin a weekend series against The San Francisco Giants Friday night following a West Coast road trip that saw them go just 2-5. During that road trip, Atlanta won 2 and lost 2 against the Dodgers, then got swept in 3 games with the San Diego Padres.

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Forty-five years ago: A look back to 1968

June 5, 2013
Forty-five years ago: A look back to 1968

It’s June 4th, 1968. Americans are hearing the melodic sound of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel as the New York City duo sing their current #1 single, “Mrs. Robinson”, from the nation’s hottest movie, The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. Those not listening to 45 RPM records or AM radio may be watching…

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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
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