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Today's News

  • Brother says sheriff did family proud

    From staff reports

    Sheriff Troy Young’s brother Tony offered the following thoughts on his retirement.

    “On behalf of the Young family, we have always been very proud of Troy.

    “He was able to follow his dream in public service and serve as sheriff. With Troy, it’s always been about serving others. No matter what he was doing, he always put the citizens of Anderson County (especially the children) and his deputies first, it was never about him.

  • Young a ‘strong advocate for children’

    From staff reports

    Ask anyone and they’ll say that retiring Sheriff Troy Young went above and beyond in his effort to assist children, particularly through the DARE program.

    Anderson County Schools Superintendent Sheila Mitchell has seen those efforts first hand, and offers the following tribute to Young.

  • News briefs

    CASA has ‘urgent need’ for volunteers

    Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) has an “urgent need” for volunteer advocates here and in Franklin County, the organization announced Monday evening.

    The agency and its volunteers “speak up for the best interests of children who are brought before Family Court because of abuse, neglect or dependency and bring urgency to a child’s needs, both in and out of the courtroom,” organizers said.

  • Singers try out for Emma B. Ward Harmony Hive

    As 2:30 p.m. approach-ed, fifth grade students shuffled their way to the music room at Emma B. Ward Elementary School to audition for Harmony Hive.

    Harmony Hive is the honors children’s chorus. “These students not only go through the audition process, but are also recommended by their classroom teachers for being responsible model citizens,” music teacher Emily Davis said.

    It truly is an honor to become a Harmony Hive singer. However, there are only 20 slots to fill, hence the tryouts.

  • Local senior citizens enjoy carnival day at the center

    From staff reports

    With the scent of freshly made popcorn wafting through the building, a clown walking around and balloon animals, it truly was a circus atmosphere for the Anderson County Senior Center’s carnival day last Wednesday.

    Seniors worked their way through several games lined up along the outer walls. There was a plink-it game, a duck game, and a ping-pong ball game among others. Players won prizes at each game.

    Many enjoyed the carnival food — hot dogs (complete with all the trimmings), snow cones, and popcorn.

  • TAYLOR, FLYNN RECEIVE ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 1, 1966

    Mrs. Ernest Satterly fell down her basement steps Monday and broke her right wrist.

    Mary E. Flynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Flynn, was to receive two of the five awards to be presented at graduation at the School of Nursing at Philadelphia’s Albert Einstein Medical Center.

    Flynn, a 1963 graduate of Anderson High School, received the Medical Center’s annual Outstanding Student and Patient Care Awards.

  • Church briefs

    Sand Spring Baptist Church

    First responder

    appreciation day Sept. 11

    Sand Spring Baptist Church will host a first responder appreciation day at the 11 a.m. service Sept. 11.

    The church will honor all EMS, police, firefighters, etc. and present them with a special gift.

    New members’ meal

    set Sept. 11.

    All new members of Sand Spring Baptist Church are invited to a new members’ meal following the second service on Sept. 11.

    This will be a time of fellowship for those in the church family.

  • Entitlement separates us from God

    I have heard the question posed, (I expect you have as well), if you were prosecuted in a court of law, for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? It is a legitimate question.

    According to the Barna research group, there is statistically no difference for divorce, and numerous other cultural and moral issues in professing Christians and the rest of society.

    We know as Christ followers that we are to be a “separate” called-out people. We are to live differently than the rest of the world.

  • Calendar of events

    Aug. 31

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast club at the Anderson County Senior Center

    10:30 a.m. — Game day extravaganza at the Anderson County Senior Center

    11:30 a.m. — Lunch provided by Heritage Hall at the Anderson County Senior Center

    1 to 3 p.m. — Card room activities at the Anderson County Senior Center

    Sept. 1

    Noon — Rotary Club meets at the Anderson Public Library

    5:30 p.m. — Kiwanis Club of Lawrenceburg meets at Heavens to Betsy

  • Tomatoes are taste of summer

    Today, Aug. 31, in a small town called Bunol in Valencia, Spain, 20,000 people are launching ripe tomatoes at each other. They are celebrating the end of the season in style with more than 100 tons of mushy, juicy, red tomatoes. This annual food fight is called La Tomatina and lasts for one hour. It sounds tempting, I can probably think of a few people that would wear the pulp well however, I have a couple of better ideas, tastier too.

    Tomatoes go so well with cheese — grilled cheese, mac and cheese, cheese omelets.