College Basketball

Freshman Gee McGhee tallied a game-high 16 points and Chattanooga forced Furman into 20 turnovers as the Mocs topped the short-handed Paladins, 83-49, in Southern Conference men’s basketball action on Thursday night at the McKenzie Arena. South Carolina (12-12, 2-9 SEC) fell to LSU (14-8, 5-6 SEC) 64-46 at Colonial Life Arena. The Gamecocks were balanced in the scoring column, […]

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WGOG’s Watt Named Sheriff’s Department PIO

Jimmy Watt, heard on the airwaves of 96.3 WGOG for more than a decade, has accepted a position within the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Mike Crenshaw says Watt, of Seneca, will serve as the Department’s new Public Information Officer. Watt, who has more than 20 years of experience in Upstate media circles, will serve as the Sheriff’s media liaison […]

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Panthers will keep Ron Rivera

Ron Rivera will return as coach of the Carolina Panthers next season after his team’s strong finish. Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton said Rivera met with owner Jerry Richardson Saturday morning and was informed that he will return for a third season. Rivera has two years left on his contract.

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Monday NFL Notes

In the NFL on Sunday, Josh Freeman threw a touchdown pass to Mike Williams and Doug Martin ran for 142 yards, including a 40 yard touchdown run, in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 22-17 win over Atlanta. Elsewhere, Drew Brees made more NFL history in New Orleans’ finale, but so did the Saints’ defense in an undesireable way as the Carolina […]

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Amber Alert Cancelled; Children Found Safe

The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office said two children who were abducted early Thursday morning are safe. Investigators said 5-year-old Dennis Matthew Penny III and 2-year-old Grace Elizabeth Penny were abducted the Mount Croghan area of Chesterfield county at about7:30 a.m. The suspect , 37-year-old Dennis Matthew Penny II, was arrested. No specific information on the arrest or the recovery of the children […]

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Golden Corner High School Basketball

In high school basketball on Tuesday, freshman Xzavier Barmore had 16 points and Marquis Hunter added 11 to lead Seneca’s boys over Wren in a road trip for the Bobcats. For the Seneca girls, Kianna Holland dropped in 42 points, but the Lady Cats still fell to Wren 75-58. Elsewhere, it took overtime for Walhalla’s boys to get past BHP […]

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Lattimore Opts For NFL

Injured South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore is finished with college football. How long it takes the Gamecocks junior to make his NFL debut is anyone’s guess.  Lattimore announced Wednesday he was giving up his final season to enter the NFL draft. He was considered a can’t-miss, first-round talent after his first two seasons. However, a horrifying right knee injury […]

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BREAKING: Marcus Lattimore to go pro

South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore will enter the NFL draft, according to a source close to the player speaking with ESPN’s Joe Schad. An official announcement is expected this week, possibly Wednesday.  Lattimore sustained an extensive injury to the anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in his right knee and has been vigorously rehabilitating. Lattimore believes that focusing […]

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Twins’ Jared Burton gets 2-year deal

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Jared Burton on a two-year, $5.5 million contract that includes a club option for the 2015 season.  The deal was worked out Thursday at baseball’s winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn. The 31-year-old Burton had five saves and a 2.18 ERA in 62 innings with 16 walks and 55 strikeouts in […]

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