Man Missing on Chattooga River

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 a male had fallen from […]

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Two Walhalla Councilmen Resign

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 July and then on to […]

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Braves Suffer Tough Road Trip

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. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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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 television. The Dick Cavett Show […]

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Columbia Regional: Tigers lose, Gamecocks win

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 fell into the loser’s bracket […]

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Seneca Home Catches Fire

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. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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Covidien thinning its OC workforce

          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 is likely to be traumatic.  […]

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Softball, Baseball All-Regions Teams Announced

Softball and baseball All-Region teams have been announced and Oconee County Athletes are well represeted. On the All Region Softball team Seneca places Brittany Reynolds, Sydney Smith (who is also Player of the Year) and Kinley Wilson. Walhalla has Carson Brewer and Taylor Crawford and West-Oak places Hannah Price and Sierra Shelton. Seneca’s Rick Pate is Coach of the Year. […]

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