Intruder shot in home invasion

July 5, 2013

Two persons are reported to have committed a home invasion Wednesday night in Oconee County…and one was shot. The wounded man sought treatment at a North Carolina hospital, according to information received by 96.3/WGOG NEWS. The Oconee Sheriff’s Office is expected to release details on the case today.  

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Rain a factor in outdoor events

July 5, 2013

Bands of hard rain proved a factor for many people trying to enjoy 4th of July events across Oconee County. Seneca went ahead with its Tams’ concert. Hillbillies at Mountain Rest did not let the precipitation stop their annual celebration, though the crowd was down. Salem decided to postpone its event until tomorrow night at…

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“No go” for recovery operations today

July 5, 2013

A small crew worked yesterday on the recovery of Thomas Hill, a resident of Tampa, Fla., from the Chattooga River. However, water levels on the river were still too high for a full operation that includes in-water or on-water operations on the river itself. The Incident Command Team just made a decision to temporarily suspend…

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Lady Liberty reopens on America’s Birthday

July 4, 2013
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…

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Westminster Team Headed To Lowcountry

July 4, 2013

A “coaches-pitch” 8-and-under boys team from Westminster has advanced to this weekend’s State Championhip round in Georgetown. The team numbers 12 players and Steven Stancil serves as Head Coach. The Westminster entry will see its first action in the 12-team field at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon.

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Chattooga Search On Hold

July 4, 2013
Chattooga Search On Hold

The heavy rains again today have postponed recovery efforts on the Chattooga River.  The river’s flows are above 2 feet and the rain continues to fall.  The Incident Command Team met yesterday morning to re-evaluate the ongoing operations and because of the uncertainty of the river flows and the weather, efforts will be on hold…

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Calendar

  • November 27, 2014 10:00 amWestminster Community Thanksgiving Meal
  • November 29, 2014 8:00 amBenefit for Charles Powell
  • November 29, 2014 2:00 pmRestoration Church of God will host "Pictures with Santa"
  • November 30, 2014Westminster United Methodist Church's Christmas Congregational Singing
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