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Today's News

  • The melting pot is boiling

    The world lately has become a pretty scary mess.

    A gay nightclub in Orlando gets held hostage by a terrorist who killed 49 and wounded 53 people in the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in American history. It was also the deadliest terror attack in the United States since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

  • ‘Jailbirds’ raise thousands for CASA

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Ad-Hoc Committee for abused and neglected children, held its fifth annual Jail Event at the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show to raise funds and awareness for the program, the agency announced.

    “The organization’s ad-hoc committee would like to give its appreciation and thanks to the very generous sponsors of the Jail Event, and to the caring people who went to “jail” for this great cause,” organizers said.

  • Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recently recorded at the Anderson County Courthouse.

    Larry Drury, Billie Jean Drury, Charlotte Drury, Mark Allen Drury, Bodey Drury, Gary Scott Drury, Donna Jean Drury, Connie L. Drury, and Connie Sue Drury to Elaine Osborne, 235 Lynn Drive, $87,500.

    E. Glenn Birdwhistell and Virginia G. Birdwhistell to Trina J. and Jerry W. Turner Jr., 105 Franklin Street, $8,400.

    Bonnie R. Bryant to Christopher E. Bryant and Begina R. Cummins, seven tracts Anderson County, $160,000.

  • Antioch Church burns before Sunday evening service

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 14, 1966

    John E. Tracy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Tracy, returned home after receiving his discharge from the U.S. Air Force. Tracy spent four years in the service. He came home from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

    Whew! The most talked about subject in Anderson County this week was the weather. It had been a scorcher with temperatures going to near record heights.

  • It’s 5 o’clock somewhere

    It’s the peak of summer. The countdown begins to the first day of back-to-school shopping. Parents are thrilled and kids want to stretch each day out to put off the inevitable.

    It’s been a busy summer for me and we didn’t get away to some exotic place or even Tennessee. I’m a band mom so in just a few days, my middle child and I will have our summer come to an abrupt end. That doesn’t mean I can’t try to imagine beach sunsets from my back deck. How? Through food and fabulous cocktails, of course.

  • Adams-Chowning engagement

    Danny and Constance Adams of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Kelly Danielle Adams to William James Chowning, son of Lee and Karen Chowning of Lawrenceburg.

    The wedding is planned for 3:30 p.m. July 16 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Bro. Gary Drury will perform the ceremony.

    Both the bride and groom are members of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.

    All are welcome.

  • Reading the menu

    Judah Sebastian, 5, left, and Grace Schweighardt, 3, show off their library projects during the summer reading program last week. The two were excited to turn their assignments in.

  • Anderson Humane Society pets of the week
  • Calendar of events

    July 13

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast club at the Anderson County Senior Center

    10:30 a.m. — Senior medical patrol blood pressure checks with Phyllis

    11 a.m. to noon — Bright Star Theatre at First Baptist gym (Part of Anderson Public Library 2016 Summer Reading Program)

    11:30 a.m. — Lunch at the Anderson County Senior Center

    1 p.m. — Yoga at the Anderson County Senior Center

    2 p.m. — Cards and games at the Anderson County Senior Center

  • Holding Court