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Today's News

  • Donkey rescued after being stuck in mud
  • Bus skids, hits fire hyrdrant
  • Local sales tax bill worth watching

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    With our state legislators haggling over smoking and minimum wage, the one bill I’m keeping an eye on is House Bill 1, which would allow communities to increase sales tax up to 1 percent to fund local projects.

    The upside is that doing so will first require approval of voters statewide, followed by approval of voters on any local projects. Even better is a sunset provision, which would eliminate the increase once a project is paid for.

  • Plan now for this summer’s garden

    My first column submission to the News this week was two words, “Told ya.”

    Knowing my readers as I do, I decided to dig a little deeper. I’d like to blame this wintery mess on all those who wished for a big one, but I can’t. Mother Nature took a look and said, “Well, they’ve had it easy, so I think I’ll give them a wake up call and play with the jet stream.” On the bright side, it will definitely kill all the bad bugs. I just hope the bees make it through it.

  • Fly problems in the winter? You bet

    Cluster fly is a collective name given to several species that spend winter as adults in sheltered places, including inside homes and structures.

    They tend to accumulate in wall voids, attics, and rooms with southern or western exposures. One or more species in this group may be present.

    While cluster flies are an annoyance, they do not breed indoors, and they do not cause any damage. The flies will become active on warm days, crawling and flying to windows in an attempt to escape outside.

    Cluster fly species

  • Helpful advice for parents trying to deal with teenage children

    A positive relationship with your teen will help you both make adjustments to this changing and trying time of life.

    Teens are supposed to grow in independence and decision making. Sometimes it’s very challenging for parents and teens to make these changes successfully. For every rebellious, patience trying teen, there is also probably another one who just doesn’t make many moves on her own.

    One is not necessarily better than the other.

  • Carroll blasts Senate Republicans for not following rules

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    State Sen. Julian Carroll tore into Senate Republicans on Monday, saying they are acting unconstitutionally and preventing the public to know the content of bills before they are voted on.

  • God made sure Adam wouldn’t be alone

    In order to put content and value to our current narrative we’re going to take a short cul-de-sac walk this time and next. We need to examine a truth contained in the word “helpmeet.”

    It provides an impact that should be most valuable. It did for me early as a believer. Once I began to grasp its significance many, many of the misconceptions I grew up with and believed about woman began to disappear.

  • FIRE LEAVES 6 ADULTS, 17 CHILDREN HOMELESS

    Compiled by Janie Bowen

    Send old pictures or information for this page to

    jbowen@theandersonnews.com

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Feb. 25, 1965

    Celebrates 88th year

    It was stated on the front page that The Anderson News began its 88th year of publication with this issue. The Newspaper was established in 1877.

    Fire destroys three houses

  • City's snowplows destroyed in early morning fire

    UPDATED 10:45 A.M. — City officials are beginning to sort out the devastating fire that destroyed all but one truck equipped to plow snow when the city’s maintenance building burned early Sunday morning.

    City Clerk Robbie Hume said the city now has only one pickup truck equipped with a plow after its main snowplow trucks, along with most of its other heavy equipment, were destroyed.