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A living wage is an equal voice -- poverty must be reduced

By Luz Vega-Marquis

President & CEO, Marguerite Casey Foundation

Take a look at your bills. What do you pay for food, housing, clothing, health care, utilities and transportation? How much would it take for your family to just get by? Could you make it on $15,000 a year? $21,000? What would your family have to do without to make ends meet?

What exactly does it take to make it in America?


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Chamber of Commerce political forum is May 1

The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will host a political forum for all candidates running in the May primary election Thurs., May 1, at Anderson County High School starting at 6:30 p.m.

This is not a debate. The content of each candidate’s speech will be directed to the businesses and citizens of Anderson County. All candidates will be given a maximum of 4 minutes to speak.

Prior to the debate and at intermission, candidates can interact with the general public and pass out material in the foyer area.


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Spring fever: Time to plant cool-weather favorites

By Cheryl Steenerson

Life is good! Winter is over and I get a few days off to celebrate spring’s arrival. So what if it is a cool spring. It’s still way warmer than those bone chilling months and I’ve got spring fever! The moon is right so I’m planting onions, potatoes, spinach and lettuce seeds. I’ve got broccoli plants to put in as well.

I feel really bad for all the teachers and kids who had to miss spring break so I thought I’d share a little humor in that vein. I know there will be some “skippers” in the school district!


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Anderson News a 'homecoming' of sorts for publisher

By Chris Hamilton

Hello Anderson County.

After nearly a decade of writing, photography, graphic design, social media and telling a community’s story, I’ve returned to the business of writing, photography, graphic desi… yeah, it’s been a little confusing for me, too.


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Sweet 16: It's Madness!!

Editorial cartoon by Terry Wise.


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Janis Buntain, 57

Janis Buntain, 57, Mt. Eden, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at her home. 

Survivors included her husband, Larry Buntain; two sons, James Tyler and Christian Buntain; one stepson, Larry Buntain, Jr.; one stepdaughter, Juanita Buntain; and her mother, Frances Parsley of Indianapolis.

Funeral services were Friday at Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Mt. Eden.  Burial was in Best Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Webb Funeral Home.


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When leaving, what to remember about Anderson County

By Meaghan Downs

As I shook the woman’s hand before the church service began, she asked me where I worked.
“Oh, I’m a reporter at The Anderson News,” I chirped with all the bursting, overflowing brightness of a new college graduate.
“Oh. Good luck with that,” she said. The woman turned away to welcome someone else sitting behind her.
She was right, in a way.  


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Happy birthday every four years?

By Meaghan Downs

A riddle for you —
If there’s no Leap Day this year, do you still celebrate your birthday?
According to reader Peggy Ratliff, her sisters did.
Peggy emailed and called last week in response to a column I wrote a few weeks ago, asking if readers knew anyone with a Leap Day birthday.
Peggy did. She knew three.
Anita Hawkins Landry was born Feb. 29, 1952.
Two Leap Days and eight years later, Bette Hawkins Inman was born on Feb. 29, 1960.


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