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Today's News

  • District court docket: 6-19-13

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on April 11, 2013.
    Tyler Absher, arraignment, two counts of second-degree assault – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing April 18.
    Donald B. Cox, hearing, first-degree disorderly conduct – fines and costs converted to four days to serve.

  • Friends of Library host moving sale

    Friends of Anderson Public Library will host a book sale on June 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old Glensboro School, located on the Anderson County High School campus at the corner of 127 Bypass and US 62.
    The organization is moving to a different location soon and wants to make the move lighter, according to the Friends of the Library press release.
    The sale will include a variety of fiction, classics, westerns, science-fiction, biographies, self-help and motivational, war and history, decorating and cookbooks.

  • Library offers July programs

    The Anderson County Library will offer the following free classes in July.
    All classes are subject to cancellation, and class space is limited to five students. Students will use the library’s laptops.
    Call the library at 839-6420 to sign up or contact Tami Elam at the library for more information.

    Windows 8 Basics
    When: July 2
    Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

    Introduction to Computers
    When: July 10
    Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

    Introduction to the Internet
    When: July 11
    Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

  • Western High School celebrates 50th reunion
  • Education briefs: 6-19-13

    ACHS  alumna earns
     law degree
    Shana Bowen, a 2006 Anderson County High School graduate, recently graduated from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Ala., earning her Juris Doctorate degree.
    Upon graduation Bowen was inducted into the Public Interest Law Society and awarded the Merit of Pro Bono achievement for her volunteer work in the legal community, according to a press release. She was the president of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and was an active board member for the Women’s Legal Society and Student Bar Association.

  • 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.