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Today's News

  • Grandchildren learn about life on the farm

    By Bria Granville
    News staff
    Jimmy Young has been farming for over half his life and is now passing that knowledge on to his grandchildren.
    When caring for their grandchildren Ethan Perry, 10, and Nathan Perry, 7, while their parents are at work, Mary-Anne Young said, she and Jimmy regularly bring them to help with everyday farm work.  
    By doing this, the boys learn the value of hard work and are able to make extra money to save for the things they want, Mary-Anne said.  

  • Council selects new Early Childhood Center principal

    Janice Meredith will begin her new position in the district as the Ezra Sparrow Early Childhood Center principal starting July 1 for the 2013-14 school year.
    According to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell, Meredith has 21 years of experience in the Anderson County School District in special education at the elementary and middle school levels, as well as experience in administration.

  • Scouts give Old Glory proper sendoff
  • From Meaghan’s mailbag: Twins separated at birth, $50 well spent and Wolfman?

    Given the choice, I’d prefer to lick envelopes than type e-mails.
    Letter writing, to me, can still be an art form.
    That’s all it is now, really.  
    You sit down with a carefully chosen piece of stationery and your favorite smooth-inked pen.
    You reflect on the week’s events and write them down unhurriedly, mostly because you’ve now forgotten how to hold a pen.
    You are a modern calligrapher, you tell yourself. Your seasick, unreadable cursive letter will one day be kept behind plated glass, a symbol of a bygone era.

  • Dance to light of super-silvery moon

    Besides the warm weather, do you know what I love most about summer? It’s the most colorful time of the year. Everywhere I look, whether it’s in the wild or around the lawn, beautiful blooms abound.
    Here on the farm, I have a bumper crop of hairy vetch and honeysuckle. That beautiful purple spire of the hairy vetch sets off the yellow and cream blooms of the honeysuckle covering the banks. As the heat and humidity rise, the scent of the blooms fill the air. I love summer, and it’s almost here.

  • Want to shut me up? Here’s your chance

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway will probably have to cheat.
    Again.
    Brian Stivers, the property value administrator who couldn’t hit the ocean from a boat, probably won’t even bother to show up, not after his embarrassing rubber-armed performance last time.
    In fact, I’d be more worried about getting dunked by bunch of 5-year-olds who got cut from a pee wee league team than Stivers or Conway, neither of whom could dunk me the last time I sat in a dunking booth for a good cause.

  • Two hit-and-runs are two too many

    James Davis picked up a few leftover pieces of a Chevy truck off the grass.  
    The broken plastic will join the rest of the property owner’s burgeoning collection: vehicles that have crashed into his house at 2046 Fox Creek Road.
    The first hit-and-run accident, which occurred November 2012, left an estimated thousands of dollars in damage to Davis’ property, he said, and Davis doesn’t have insurance on the residence to pay for repairs.

  • Relay for Life begins Friday night

    Anderson County Relay for Life wants $1 million.
    They’ll get a $1 million to be donated for cancer research, but they need the community’s help.
    The 12th Anderson County Relay for Life fundraiser will be held this Friday, June 21 starting at 6 p.m. until Saturday, June 22 at 6 a.m. in the city park.
    Relay for Life chairman Derek Ruble said via e-mail that if Anderson County raises more than $90,000 this year (the goal is officially $85,000), that’ll put the county’s total at $900,000.

  • Library denies ‘unlawful taking,’ claims immunity

    The Anderson Public Library’s board of trustees is denying nearly all of the allegations in a class action lawsuit filed last month that accuses it of “unlawful taking” and seeks hundreds of thousands of dollars in refunds to taxpayers.
    The library’s attorneys filed an answer to those allegations last week, claiming “sovereign immunity” against charges of conversion and unlawful taking.

  • Fair, horse show starts Saturday

    After 141 years, the annual Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show is still going strong, and ready to offer a week of laser tag, carnival rides, championship horse shows, mud races, pageants and more for 2013.
    The 2013 Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show, sponsored by the American Legion and Auxiliary Unit 34, will kick off on Saturday, June 22 and end Saturday, June 29.
    Gate admission is $10 per person per night and all carnival rides, shows and events are free with gate admission.