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. VKFacebookTwitterGoogle+

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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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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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Clowney Named Hendricks Award Winner

Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina is the winner of this year’s Ted Hendricks Award for the top defensive end in college football.  Clowney claimed nearly two-thirds of the final-round votes, which is a new record. The five other finalists included Morgan Breslin from Southern California, Tank Carradine and Bjoern Werner from Florida State, Sam Montgomery from LSU and Damontre Moore from […]

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