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Today's News

  • Print making at Saffell Street Elementary
  • Better results expected in audit of schools

    After last November’s district audit Superintendent Sheila Mitchell faced $1.1 million in excess spending by Anderson County Schools, leading to a pay increase freeze for staff and 13 terminated teaching positions.
    This year, however, Mitchell said she believes Anderson County Schools have met their goal of cutting 5 percent from every department across the budget.
     “We’ve worked very hard on it,” Mitchell said regarding the 2010-11 school district’s budget. “Our goal is to set a budget and stick to it.”

  • Century Bank promotes breast cancer awareness

    October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Century Bank supported the cause to help promote cancer awareness, according to a news release.
    Bank employees sold awareness items and hosted a variety of fund raising events such as “Stomp Out Cancer” and “Pay to Wear Pink” Days.
    Century Bank also donated $5 for each new, personal checking account opened during the month to cancer research and offered those customers free, pink Breast Cancer Checks, according to the release.

  • ‘Brothers’ doing good deeds
  • ‘New York says Thank You’ foundation visits high school
  • Curbside pickup of recycling could end

    By Ben Carlson
    General Manager
    Getting recycled materials picked up by the county might soon be a thing of the past.
    The question now is will rural residents be the only ones shut out of having that service provided, or will it also include those who live in the city.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court last Tuesday voted unanimously to begin what will be an overhaul of its recycling program by selecting a recommendation from its recently formed environmental committee.

  • Multi-tasking isn’t just for office anymore

    This is the time of year that I really start cooking, literally. My kitchen counter is finally clear of various vegetables and seeds, making room for dough and pastry.
    Cooler temperatures make me hungry and when I’m hungry I cook. Plus, the oven heat is much more enjoyable this time of year.

  • Will hemp be the new ethanol?

    Ingenuity is important in today’s economy, especially in agriculture.
    But harvesting hemp?
    That’s a new one.
    In 2011, I would have thought we’d replace cotton and polyester with more futuristic materials.
    Like recycled seat covers from our flying hover cars.
    Rather, we’re looking back to renew modern agriculture, with a species of plant that doesn’t come without high expectations and mixed connotations.

  • Tony Soprano would love a racket like this

    Want the real news that surfaced from last Thursday night’s health board meeting?
    No, it isn’t that the director got over and kept his job, albeit on a part-time basis.
    Instead, it’s that despite all the bluster the judge-executive who wanted him fired could muster, the board doesn’t have the ability to fire the director.
    Oh, it can vote to fire him but that becomes reality only if the decision isn’t vetoed by the state health board, re: Dr. Steve Davis, its acting director.

  • Damages, no injuries