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Sunday Update From Chattooga River

June 23, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Columbia Regional: Tigers lose, Gamecocks win

May 31, 2013
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A four-run eighth inning propelled South Carolina (40-18) past Saint Louis (41-20) 7-3 in the second game of 2013 NCAA Columbia Regional at Carolina Stadium on Friday evening. The win places South Carolina in the winner’s bracket where they will face Liberty Saturday night at 8:00 PM on ESPN2. Earlier in the day Friday, Clemson…

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Seneca Home Catches Fire

May 30, 2013
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Smoke smolders tonight from a home that caught fire this afternoon at Seneca’s Normandy Shores. The three people in the Kennedy home on North Hampton Road got out safely. WGOG will have further details on the blaze on our Friday morning newscasts.

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Covidien thinning its OC workforce

May 30, 2013
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          Management of a long-running Oconee County manufacturing operation, in preparation of its move to a Central American country, has been reducing its workforce in trickles.  One official tells us, however, he’’s expecting a wave of job terminations soon.                 For displaced workers here, the closing of the Covidien plant at Bountyland…

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