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Today's News

  • BLOG: Lady Bearcats go for third straight district championship but dangerous Collins stands in the way.

    On paper, Anderson County looks like a good bet to win its third consecutive 30th District championship. The Lady Bearcats are 20-8, have won seven of their last eight and seem to be playing much better than when they struggled to beat Collins 56-49 back on Jan. 15.

    But games are not played on paper. In fact, on the court, Collins, 15-13, is a difficult matchup for Anderson because of the Titans’ athletic ability. Forward Aaliyah Wells gives Collins an athletic presence in both the low post and around the lane.

  • BLOG: March Madness still interesting

    Even though Anderson County's boys were eliminated from the post-season basketball tournaments Tuesday night, there are still plenty of reasons to keep watching the high school game. Here are a few:

  • Flooding possible in Anderson County

    Anderson County is under a flash flood watch beginning Thursday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

    Bart Powell, the local director of Public Safety, issued the following weather-related information on Wednesday afternoon:

    The National Weather Service is forecasting very heavy rain starting Thursday morning and continuing for approximately 24 hours. The forecast predicts 3 to 5 inches of rain in the Anderson County area.

    If this is the case, Anderson County residents who live in flood-prone areas should make preparations for flooding.

  • COLUMN: I’m sorry, sort of

    I owe taxpayers an apology, but I’m really not that sorry.
    A couple of months ago I donated the cost of an insert into The Anderson News Extra (the version of this paper that shows up in mailboxes each Monday) to the fiscal court as a means of supporting its burgeoning recycling efforts.
    The insert featured information about how homeowners can access the recycling program, including having items picked up.

  • COLUMN: No 'good' in goodbye?

    Last Wednesday, I sent a really difficult e-mail to about 50 people here in town.
    The contents of that e-mail certainly don’t get any easier to repeat, but here goes nothing.
    In case you haven’t heard or read by now, in exactly one week from today (Wednesday), I will be leaving The Anderson News to become the editor of The Spencer Magnet in Taylorsville.

  • COLUMN: Get ready to plant those cool season crops

    I am loving this weather. The sun comes up earlier, the day heats up quicker and the sun sets are getting even prettier. We’re only 25 days away from spring.
    The vernal equinox arrives March 20, bringing us even longer days. Perfect for planting those cool season crops.

  • COLUMN: From middle school Mustangs to Bearcats, these girls are back

    If you sat at a middle school basketball game, you probably heard a man bellow, “Ssmmooookkiinn!”
    Lee Brewer attended 98 percent of the games to support his niece, point guard Destiny Stewart, and he quickly became the team’s No.1 fan as he yelped every time the Lady Mustangs took it to the hoop.

  • COLUMN: Liberal Olbermann will be missed on MSNBC

    A few weeks ago my husband and I sat watching one of our favorite TV shows, Keith Olbermann’s Countdown, on MSNBC.
    Mr. Olbermann matter-of-factly stated that this would be his last broadcast of Countdown, gave a brief summary of his six years there, thanked a few people, and went on to read a bit of James Thurber.

  • COLUMN: Warning: Oral piercing is not as safe as you think

    Piercing, like tattooing, is just one of today’s popular forms of body art and self-expression.
    Piercing may seem daring, cool and totally safe because some celebrities use piercing to flaunt their particular style or attitude. But piercing the tongue, lips, cheeks or uvula (the tiny tissue that hangs at the back of the throat) is not as safe as some would have you believe. That’s because the mouth’s moist environment — home to huge amounts of breeding bacteria — is an ideal place for infection.

  • Anderson Community Education offers variety of classes

    Anderson Community Education offers the following classes over the next several weeks.

    Country Line Dancing
    When: March 3 to April 7 on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
    Where: Emma B. Ward cafeteria with Bob Devers, dance instructor
    Cost: $39