Rogers funeral plans set

Walhalla City Councilwoman and Oconee Red Cross Chapter leader Kathy Rogers died Friday afternoon after a battle with cancer. Rogers died the day after an interview aired on the “Golden Corner’s Morning Show” with Wayne Morton and other local musicians and friends of Rogers who had organized a tribute concert for Saturday night in Walhalla. Morton told host Kris Butts the […]

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Walhalla Councilwoman has cancer

Confirmation today, via a report in The Journal, of the cancer being fought by a Walhalla City Councilwoman. Kathy Rogers, who serves Oconee as the director of its American Red Cross chapter, is dealing with the disease after doctors found tumors in her brain, lungs, and possibly liver. The fifty-eight year old was elected to Walhalla’s council less than a year […]

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UPDATE: Seneca homicide victim was Washington State man

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis says the victim of a Thursday morning homicide in Seneca was a Washington State man. Addis says 32 year-old Scott Andrew Johnston, of Pullman, Washington, died from gunshot injuries sustained in the apparent home invasion which occurred Thursday morning at 24 Ames Street in the Utica Mill Village. Officials say Johnston was staying at the […]

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BREAKING: One dead in Utica Mill Hill shooting

WGOG has learned one person is dead in a shooting a home in the Utica Mill Hill area of Seneca. Police say a woman at an address on Ames Street phoned 911 around 7:35 Thursday morning. The woman told dispatchers two men, both wearing masks, invaded her home and shot someone several times. After the shooting, according to the woman, […]

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Sisters die in Oconee crash; mother charged

Two young sisters, ages 4 and 1, are the first traffic fatalities of 2014 in Oconee County. County Coroner Karl Addis says the children died in a single vehicle collision which occurred at 2:15 AM Wednesday on Wells Highway, near Utica Baptist Church in Seneca. Police say the vehicle was traveling east when its driver, the mother of the children, […]

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FRIDAY SPORTS: Apple Classic day one

In the 2013 Apple Classic Holiday Hoops Tournament at Walhalla High School on Thursday, Walhalla’s boys rolled over Rosemond, NC in the nightcap, 93-33. Will Robert led the way with 29 of those Razorback points. Walhalla will take on Daniel Friday at 8: 30 PM. The Lions, on Thursday, defeated Brevard 52-36. Pendleton downed Tamassee-Salem 59-50. Habersham, Georgia defeated Pickens 61-48. […]

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