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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Weather Postpones Walhalla’s July 3rd Celebration

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 says citizens can log onto […]

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

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 charge for unlawful entry. Police […]

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Sunday Update From Chattooga River

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 Anderson, Pickens, Oconee, Rabun and […]

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Victim Identified; Recovery Effort To Resume Friday

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 will continue at 7:00 AM […]

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