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Today's News

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  • Turner Elementary names honor roll students

    From staff reports

    The following students were named to the third quarter honor roll at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, the school announced.

    Fifth grade

    All A’s

    Sarah Baker

    Samantha Black

    Jessica Brothers

    Colten Courrejolles

    Seth Davis

    Bryce Foster

    Isaiah Gettelfinger

    Jayden Hart

    Cameron Jones

    Emma Karpowich

    Annalise Luna

    Micah Maggard

    Greta McRoberts

    Bennett Myers

  • Saffell students named to honor roll

    From staff reports

    The following students were named to honor roll for the third nine-week marking period at Saffell Street Elementary School, according to information provided by the school.

    Fifth grade

    All A’s

    Jesse Boblett

    Lauren Holmes

    Abby Joseph

    Laura Quire

    Anna Sawyer

    A/B honor roll

    Chris Ball

    Isabella Bailey-Sims

    Cameron Beeler

    Makayla Caldwell

    Logan Chapman

    Cayden Cox

    River Crepps

  • April Citizens of Month named at Saffell
  • THE WAY WE WERE: ANDERSON COURTHOUSE BURNS APRIL 13, 1915

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 22, 1965

    Fire guts courthouse 50 years ago

    In a fire that started at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 1915, the Anderson County Courthouse and five Main Street business-houses were destroyed by fire. The blaze was of unknown origin but believed to have started in the rear of the Waterfill grocery, occupied by the A&P Company in 1965.

  • Church continues to rebuild in wake of tower collapse

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    After eight months of hardship, the congregation of Waddy Baptist Church is finally beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.

    Since the church suffered substantial damage from the collapse of a water tower on its property last summer, members have been deprived of their fellowship hall and dining area and their youth have no place to meet because a house next to the church that accommodated their Sunday school classes was also destroyed.

  • A loss that lessens Anderson County

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see’em …

    I’ve been rationing the homemade pickled beets she gave me several months ago in an effort to make them last.

    Not that getting a treat from Janette was uncommon. Without warning, the woman I came to consider the queen of western Anderson County would sometimes drop in unannounced and lay some of her fabulous kitchen creations on my desk.

  • Celebrate Earth Day the right way

    Happy Earth Day. This flower power holiday got its start from a bunch of 1970s hippies and boy, am I glad. One of my most memorable ones was in the 80s, rolling a Volkswagen size earth ball down Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, Arizona. Today, I’m just planting things to make Mother Earth more beautiful.

  • Gas tax, heroin bill major factors in session

    By James Tipton, State representative

    The state legislature closed out the 2015 edition of the General Assembly in the early morning hours of March 24. As the clock approached midnight there was important legislation that still needed to be addressed so leadership decided to recommend that the General Assembly extend into our 29th legislative day which ended around 4 a.m.

  • Enjoy nutritious asparagus while it’s still in season

    Asparagus is in season now through May.

    While it’s frequently overcooked, it can be eaten raw, lightly boiled, steamed, grilled, stir-fried or baked. The secret in cooking is not to cook too long and not to let it get too mature before harvesting. The more mature the asparagus is, the tougher the stems.