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Today's News

  • District Court Docket (Judge Springate), July 23, 2014

    Judge Betty A. Springate heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on July 7, 2014.

    Jessica Blackwell, hearing, theft by deception (less than $500) – pleaded guilty, sentenced to 29 days (conditionally discharged two years), $183, installment/deferred payment and restitution review Aug. 4.

    Keelan R. Dean, hearing, possession of marijuana, buy/possess drug paraphernalia – pleaded not guilty, continued to July 24.

    Mary L. Francis, arraignment, driving on DUI suspended license – bonded out.

  • District Court Docket (Judge Springate), July 23, 2014

    Judge Betty A. Springate heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on July 10, 2014.

    Edward C. Bryant, arraignment, flagrant non support – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing July 17.

    Justin M. Christmas, hearing, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting less than $500) – show cause July 24.

    Jason S. Hulker, arraignment, two counts of flagrant non support – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing July 17.

  • District Court Docket (Judge Dutton), July 23, 2014

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on July 3, 2014.

    Tony Abner, hearing, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license – fines and costs converted to seven days to serve (credit time served).

    David Allen Cox, arraignment, theft by unlawful taking (livestock less than $10,000) – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing July 10.

    John M. Evans, hearing, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – contempt of court, five days to serve, failed to appear.

  • Looking to save money, try homemade laundry detergent

    I wouldn’t call myself crafty in any sense of the word. I’m terrible at gift wrapping. I know that when my husband and I have children we will most likely have to get our presents wrapped or else the kids will discover “gee, Santa wraps presents like mom,” and after watching numerous demonstrations and YouTube videos, I still cannot successfully tie a tie.

  • Water your plants generously; prepare for harvest time

    It’s a good thing man invented hoses. Otherwise, I think our gardens would be filled with dehydrated everything. This is the time of year when Mother Nature decides to take a little siesta from doing the watering for us.

    If I ever win the lottery, I swear I’m going to have everything laser leveled and bermed so I can flood irrigate. It’s so much more efficient in time and effort. Our plants appreciate a good long drink way more than a few sips. Frequent light waterings lead to shallow roots.

  • Two-spotted spider mites can be formidable pests

    The two-spotted spider mite (TSSM) is a common and destructive pest with an extremely wide host range that includes many trees, shrubs, flowers, weeds, fruits, and vegetable crops. Problems increase during hot, dry weather but early signs and symptoms are easy to overlook. Not only are these mites tiny but they live out of sight on the underside of leaves (Figure 1).

  • NEARLY READY TO GO

    By Ashley Wilkins

    Landmark News Service

    With less than three weeks until opening day for The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass, construction workers on the property are hard at work.

    The 365,000-square-foot retail center located just south of Interstate 64 in Simpsonville is scheduled for a VIP opening on July 30 and the grand opening July 31.

  • Allen Dennis Memorial scramble tees off Aug. 9

    The annual Allen Dennis Memorial Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. Benefits from the scramble will go to the Allen Dennis Scholarship Fund, named for a young man who drowned in 2001.

    The fee for the scramble is $50 per player or $200 per team. The scramble will feature a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

  • Good not good enough for Bearcat golf

    Being good is just not good enough for Anderson County boys' golf anymore.

    Not after the Bearcats tasted what it was like to be among the teams playing on the course at the Bowling Green Country Club the final week of the season last year.

    Anderson ended a 20-year state tournament drought when the Bearcats defeated Taylor County in a sudden death playoff in last year's regional tournament. The Bearcats used their depth to overcome a couple of subpar tee shots and Taylor's home-course advantage at the Campbellsville Country Club to  advance.

  • What a catch!

    It wasn't “Jaws” but Braxton Bostic had a catch he will always remember while fishing with his mother and step-father, Whitney and Joseph Coots, at Gulf Shores, Ala., earlier this summer.

    The 15-year-old caught a 5½-foot black fin shark while fishing on the beach at Gulf Shores. Braxton was using a 15-pound test line and a lady fish he had previously caught for bait.

    The shark weighed over 100 pounds.