Features http://www.theandersonnews.com/features/todaysfeatures en God provides even during a Dickens of a time http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/god-provides-even-during-dickens-time <p> <strong>By Nancy Kennedy</strong><br /> <br /> With apologies to Charles Dickens, it truly was the best of times and the worst of times.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; I had just learned I was pregnant with our now 25-year-old daughter. We had wanted another child, and the news was definitely in the best of times category. It remained best and blissful for about a month until the worst of times began.<br /> PERPETRATORS EVEN TOOK THE KITCHEN SINK http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/perpetrators-even-took-kitchen-sink <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/anderson_high_bb_and_cheerleadersadj_1966.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="151" height="85" /><p> 50 YEARS AGO</p> <p> Thursday, Nov. 24, 1966</p> <p> First Lieutenant Chester G. Cox, son of Frank P. Cox, Route 1, and the late Mrs. Cox, received the Army Commendation Medal while serving with the 1st Calvary Division in Vietnam.</p> <p> The Alton Grocery was purchased by Haskell Gregory and his son Billy John Gregory of Sinai.</p> <p> Clarence Sparrow formerly owned the grocery.</p> <p> Mrs. Walter Smith suffered a severe cut over her left eye and numerous bruises all over her body when she fell down the basement steps at her Stringtown home.</p> SLEEPING INTRUDER IS NO GOLDILOCKS http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/sleeping-intruder-no-goldilocks <p> 50 YEARS AGO</p> <p> Thursday, Nov. 17, 1966</p> <p> Mayor John Giles received a check for $700 from 20th Century-Fox studio, payable to the city for 22 days of filming of &ldquo;The Flim Flam Man&rdquo; movie here.</p> <p> In a letter to the council, Lew Tate, location department head for the studio, said the check represented 22 days of filming at $25 a day plus six construction days for interfering with parking on the streets, loss of revenue and inconvenience to the city.</p> Woodside first female to hold Anderson PVA office http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/woodside-first-female-hold-anderson-pva-office <p> 50 YEARS AGO</p> <p> Thursday, Nov. 10, 1966</p> <p> Grand and petit jurors for the November term of Anderson Circuit Court were drawn from the jury wheel and were being summoned by the sheriff.</p> <p> They were: Marvin Edwards, Lawrence Armstrong, Eugene Stratton, Coy Davis, Guy Moffett, Ray Caldwell, Presley Cheak, Everett Elder, Clinton Hoskins, J.B. Davenport, Ben W. Gorham, Maurice Gregory, Stanley Martin, Victor Cox, Francis lee Herndon, Earl Sutherland, James Vernon Perry, George Thompson, Delbert Murphy, Bruce Willard.</p> Sin separates us from God; the Gospel brings ‘good news’ http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/sin-separates-us-god-gospel-brings-%E2%80%98good-news%E2%80%99 <p> Vince Lombardi famously said, &ldquo;Winning isn&rsquo;t everything; it&rsquo;s the only thing.&rdquo; Striking comment. But I wish to take Mr. Lombardi&rsquo;s comment in a different direction; the gospel isn&rsquo;t everything; it&rsquo;s the only thing. What do I mean by that? Everything begins and ends with the gospel of Jesus Christ. So what is the &ldquo;gospel?&rdquo; The gospel is translated &ldquo;good news.&rdquo;</p> Church briefs http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/church-briefs-36 <p> Sand Spring Baptist Church</p> <p> &lsquo;Bringing Up Boys&rsquo; meets Sunday nights</p> <p> Sand Spring Baptist Church will host a study group, &lsquo;Bringing Up Boys,&rsquo; on Sunday nights in November.</p> <p> Tim Gray will lead the study.</p> <p> The group begins at 5:30 p.m.</p> <p> Sand Springers plan shopping trip</p> <p> A Christmas shopping trip is set for Nov. 15.</p> <p> Sand Springers will leave the church at 8 a.m. Breakfast will be eaten at Cracker Barrel.</p> He found the hound http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/he-found-hound-0 <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/newshound.jpg" alt="Bobby Wilder shows off his coffee cup and Dairy Queen gift card after his name was drawn in our Find the Newshound contest. He is a first-time winner and said he plans to buy a $5 lunch with his gift card. To play, find the News Hound (he hangs out in an advertisement) each week, and fill out the entry form located in The Anderson News. Drop off the form at our office at 504 West Broadway, Ste. D. Entries can also be submitted by email at newshound@theandersonnews.com. Those who find the Hound are entered in a weekly drawing to win a special ‘I found the News Hound’ coffee mug and $5 gift certificate to Dairy Queen.’" title="Bobby Wilder shows off his coffee cup and Dairy Queen gift card after his name was drawn in our Find the Newshound contest. He is a first-time winner and said he plans to buy a $5 lunch with his gift card. To play, find the News Hound (he hangs out in an advertisement) each week, and fill out the entry form located in The Anderson News. Drop off the form at our office at 504 West Broadway, Ste. D. Entries can also be submitted by email at newshound@theandersonnews.com. Those who find the Hound are entered in a weekly drawing to win a special ‘I found the News Hound’ coffee mug and $5 gift certificate to Dairy Queen.’" align="left" hspace="6" /> Peyton-Gulley engagement http://www.theandersonnews.com/content/peyton-gulley-engagement <img src="http://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/peyton_engage.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Randy and Susie Peyton announce the engagement of their daughter Sydney Duran Peyton to James Lucian Gulley, both of Lawrenceburg.</p> <p> The bride is a 2014 graduate of Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, where she was valedictorian of her class.</p> <p> The groom is the son of Jason and Lisa Perry. He is a 2015 graduate of Anderson County High School.</p> <p> The couple is planning a June wedding.</p> <p> Formal invitations will be sent out at a later date.</p>