“We are very pleased with the outcome….”

Teenager Jesse Osborne now faces a potential sentence of 30 years and a maximum life sentence, should he be convicted of murder and attempted murder charges that arose from the September 2015 day of the Townville school shootings. His case has been remanded from juvenile to adult court, as the result of a week-long hearing at the Anderson County Courthouse. […]

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According to GHS, politicians and health care don’t mix

Greenville Health System issued a further reaction to the announcement that a group of Greenville state lawmakers are behind legislation to force the sale of the hospital system. The discord between the two has implications for Oconee, as Oconee Memorial Hospital is part of the GHS system. “Unfortunately, the most recent attack on locally-owned, not-for-profit health care includes proposed legislation […]

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Officer-involved shooting in Anderson County

The state police said this afternoon they continue to investigate an Anderson County incident yesterday in which a confrontation during a foot chase following a traffic stop resulted in a shot fired by a deputy sheriff. State Law Enforcement Division’s investigation includes interviews with responding officers and others and the gathering and the analyzing of forensic evidence. There is no […]

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Osborne hearing reconvenes at 2:15

After a break for lunch, the Jesse Osborne hearing resumes at 2:15 this afternoon at the Anderson Courthouse. Having called a minister and three psychiatrists this morning, the defense may have called its last witnesses. And, if that’s the case, the courtroom audience will look to Judge Edgar Long for a decision on whether the boy will be tried as […]

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$500 thousand idea first came from the county

Here is a 101.7/WGOG NEWS correction. During a county committee meeting this week, the Westminster city administrator did not request of Oconee County $500 thousand dollars for a building project, according to Mayor Brian Ramey. The mayor said Chris Carter’s purpose at the meeting of the county council’s building and grounds committee was to secure a written offer from the […]

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Special Westminster meeting

Westminster elected leaders will marshal their brainpower for an unusual Saturday morning meeting. At 9 o’clock tomorrow morning, the mayor and council will gather for their annual planning meeting to talk about goals and objectives for the year. The agenda calls for a review of last year’s capital projects, a review of last year’s strategic plan, and an update of […]

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