Twelve Year-Old From Aiken Wins WGOG Singing Competition

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 favorite singers. Skipper advances to […]

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WGOG Releases 2013 High School Football Broadcast Schedule

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 mark Watt’s 12th season describing […]

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Foothills FCA Football Jamboree Scheduled

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 Seneca High School Athletic Director […]

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Oconee Mother, Children, Found In Idaho

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 Department was notified of the […]

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Boat Accident Reported In New Hope Community

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 in the water. WGOG will […]

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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 during the commission of a […]

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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 at 8:30 a.m. and the […]

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Heavy Rains Expected For July 4th

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 system are very slow-moving and […]

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