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COLUMN: Yes, prudes, I said cornhole

By Ben Carlson

I was Huck Finn and hamming it up big time.

The cafeteria/gymnasium/auditorium in my tiny elementary school was packed, and the third-grader in me had no compunctions whatsoever of ad-libbing and ignoring the play's script.

Giddy and full of myself after upstaging Tom, Becky and Indian Joe, I left the stage and was immediately upbraided by a teacher who said, "Everyone has seen you, Benny, now go sit down."


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LETTER - Fiscal court owes more than money to Corn's Metal Sales

By The Staff

To the editor:

This letter is in response to "Fiscal news and notes" which appeared in the July 23 edition of The Anderson News and described purchases made by the county during the Anderson County Fiscal Court's July 15 meeting.


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COLUMN - Back to school - woohoo!

By Shannon Brock

The smell of crayons, the beginning of August and the regular sightings of those big, beautiful, yellow buses - it can only mean one thing: school is in session.

And, I challenge you to find one person who is more excited about that fact than me. (Now that I don't actually have to go to school anymore, I can be excited about it starting back. Ah, who am I kidding? I'm a total dork, and I always get excited this time of year.)


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GUEST COLUMN - Have wire, will talk: Ham radio classes start soon

By The Staff

How do we maintain communications during and following a disaster?

This is a question that I am frequently asked as I make presentations in the community. The question is very valid and certainly has been brought to the forefront in the aftermath of disaster after disaster that has struck the United States.

As we have read in many media accounts, conventional communications systems seem to fail in disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes.


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COLUMN - Plucking feathers from Chicken Little

By Ben Carlson

Thanks to me abusing the power of the press, the judge-executive, mayor, city council and fiscal court can no longer do their jobs.

That is the opening salvo of an awesome letter I received a couple of weeks ago, blaming me for "stymieing" city and county government via my editorials and columns.

I lamented in last week's column that I could not print the letter in its entirety because when I called the supposed author, he denied writing the letter.

Frankly, I believe him and still do.


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'Live life until it ends'

By Shannon Brock

Sometimes you need a reminder of just how valuable life is. My reminder came in the form of a man named Stanley Baldwin.

I met Baldwin at the Senior Citizens Center on Monday. He was the subject of an interview for a story that also appears in this issue of our paper.

Long story short, about four years ago Baldwin's kidneys started to fail him, and he's been on dialysis ever since, but instead of getting down about it and moping because of his situation, he prefers to keep a positive outlook on life.


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Thumbs up, down

By Ben Carlson

A round of atta-boys and raspberries for those who have earned them:

Thumbs up to the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority for taking the initiative to survey businesses in an effort to figure out what is needed to get our economic development ball rolling.

The survey, announced Tuesday morning, begins Aug. 10 and a draft of the results is scheduled for release in late September.

Hopefully, this will lead to industry and jobs coming here instead of just the counties surrounding us.


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COLUMN: Farewell, Lawrenceburg, it was a great summer

By Katie Saltz

My 10 weeks at The Anderson News were technically up last week, but I simply could not resist the chance to address the people of Anderson County one last time in my final column.

I hope I have provided some food for thought over the summer, or at least conveyed my views clearly and succinctly. But now I am at a total loss of what to say about my experience as a whole.


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LETTER: City thanked for Relay support

By The Staff

To the editor:

We would like to express a public thank-you to Mayor Edwinna Baker and the city of Lawrenceburg for their enormous show of support for the Relay for Life event that took place at the City Park on July 11.

The park was in fantastic shape and many city employees were there well before 7 a.m. on the day of the event, making sure that everything was taken care of.


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LETTER: County remains out of industrial loop

By The Staff

To the editor:

Anderson County has been out of the industrial loop a long time, so the criticism of our local officials is unjust.

Twenty-five years ago a few of us had a meeting with the Franklin County Economic Development committee. It recommended we come home and get six community-spirited business people with a genuine interest in the general welfare of all Anderson Countians and raise the funds to purchase the old Sherwood farm from the Greer brothers.


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