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Community News

  • For the children
  • Briscoe retires after 26 years in Navy

    It was Feb. 26, 1985 when Bradley A. Briscoe enlisted in the United States Naval Reserve. He was a teenager at the time.
    Twenty-six years later, Commander Bradley A. Briscoe, member of the Nurse Corps of the United States Army, has retired from the service. He was honored with a dinner at Beaufort, S.C., on May 11, according to the retirement program brought to the News office by his grandfather, Curt Briscoe. Bradley Briscoe was raised by his grandparents Curt and Lorena Briscoe and lived with them when he joined the Navy, according to his grandmother.

  • A Night on the Green
  • Fiscal Court Notebook

    New roof OK’d for
     fiscal court annex
    Just three years after spending $35,000 to fix a leaking roof, the fiscal court last Tuesday agreed to spend $62,000 to fix it again, this time in hopes that it won’t continue to leak.
    The roof covers the fiscal court annex on Main Street, including the property value administrator’s office.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said it has gotten so bad that when PVA employees leave for the weekend, they are forced to cover all of their equipment with plastic in case it rains.

  • City, county tag-team fire

    It’s rare for the city fire district to call in Anderson County fire district backup, but in the case of the June 9 kitchen fire in a residence on North Main Street, it was necessary.
    “When we’re shorthanded, especially with this extreme heat, we knew they would be pretty exhausted when they came out,” Robert Hume, city fire chief, said.

  • Summons issued for Hammond Road property owner

    A criminal summons has been issued to the owner of a dilapidated house at 1140 Hammond Road, County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis announced during last week’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    The house’s owner, Steve Gay, has apparently ignored an order issued in April by Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes to tear down the house, which was filled with trash and debris and posed a fire hazard.

  • Fiscal court names new parks, rec director

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved a new director for its parks and recreation department, but it wasn’t unanimous.
    Nick Satterly, 21, who has worked as the department’s interim director since the death earlier this year of former director Chip Bishop, was approved at a salary of $34,000 a year.
    Only Magistrate Kenny Barnett voted against hiring Satterly.
    “I do have doubts about this boy,” Barnett said during last Tuesday’s meeting of the fiscal court.

  • Homecoming set for Mount Hebron Church, cemetery

    Homecoming and a potluck lunch are scheduled for June 11-12 to benefit Mount Hebron Cemetery, organizers announced in a news release.
    The lunch is scheduled for June 12, and will raise funds to help preserve what cemetery officials said is one of the oldest active cemeteries in the state.
    “If have not visited the cemetery recently, you are encouraged to do so at this time, and see for yourself the efforts being made to reclaim this hallowed site from the effects of time,” said Luther Davenport, secretary of the cemetery board.

  • Budding artists
  • Huggin’ cousins