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Education

  • Tax increase likely as district rejects pay hikes

    The Anderson County School Board voted unanimously Monday to keep staff salaries in place for the coming fiscal year, with a step increase based on years of experience or service.

    “It really saddens me that we keep asking more from you all and we can’t give you all more,” board member James Sargent said, before he was interrupted by fellow member Roger McDowell.

    “It’s simple, Sarge,” he said. “We are probably one of the few boards in the state that doesn’t raise the tax rate 4 percent every single year.”

  • Fourth-graders ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

    The National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is planned for May 14.

    Residents are asked to collect and bag non-perishable food items and place them by the mailbox for the letter carrier to deliver to a local food bank or pantry.

    Non-perishable food items include: canned meat, fish, soup, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and rice.

    Items that have expired or are in glass containers are unacceptable.

    Fresh food may be donated online at www.stampyourgood.com.

  • Robert B. Turner Derby winners
  • Helping hands, green thumbs

    From staff reports

    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg juniors and seniors spent last Wednesday morning sprucing up the landscaping in front of the Anderson Senior Center.

    “The kids from CAL are just another example of how some very simple acts of kindness can make a big difference at the senior center,” director Steve Carmichael said. “When given the opportunity and knowing there’s a need, the support we get from young people like these and others makes you value the life we have in Lawrenceburg even more.”

  • Saffell Street names Citizens of the Month
  • Alsabrook’s poster places second in state

    Saffell Street Elementary School fourth-grader Helaine Alsabrook won first place in the district, and second place in the state Jim Claypool Poster Contest.

    The elementary school poster contest (grades 1 to 5) received 39 entrants from four schools.

    District poster contest winners were: second place, Julia Fuqua; and third place, Elisa Lilley.

    First-place winner Alsabrook received a blue ribbon, certificate, t-shirt, and prize money.

  • Born Learning Graduates
  • State champs
  • Middle school performs Shakespeare
  • Education briefs

    White earns scholarship

    Hannah White, a homeschooled student in Lawrenceburg, was chosen to receive a $17,000 scholarship, renewable for four years, from the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholarship Fund, the agency announced.

    White, a daughter of Melanie and John White, has volunteered as an equine intern, assisting in riding therapy with the mentally handicapped and assists with group riding lessons for beginning riders, according to a news release.