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Today's News

  • Local planning committee to hold public forum March 12

    The Anderson County school district’s Local Planning Committee will be holding a public forum for the community on March 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the central office on US 127.
    The LPC will be discussing barriers and needs of Anderson County schools in creating its district facility plan, which will outline priority construction and renovation projects for Anderson County for the next four years.
     

  • Christian Academy names Homecoming Court
  • Humanities Council hosts Chautauqua performance

    On March 8, the Anderson County Humanities Council will provide community residents with an opportunity to hear the story of the Rev. Newton Bush, member of the 5th Regiment United States Colored Cavalry.
    Robert Bell, who portrays Bush, will interact with members of the community while telling Rev. Bush’s story beginning at 7 p.m. at the Emma B. Ward Elementary School Library.
    Robert Bell portrays Rev. Bush for Kentucky Chautauqua.

  • The Acoustic Project awards instruments to essay winners
  • Friends of the Library to meet

    The Friends of the Library is scheduled to meet March 14 at 5:30 p.m. at the library. New members are welcome.
    Friends of the Anderson Public Library meets the second Wednesday of the month at the library at 5:30 p.m.
    If there is no school, there will be no meeting.
     

  • District court docket: 3-7-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on February 13, 2012.
    Dana Dahlen, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – continued to June 18.
    Corey L. Hopper, hearing, third-degree terroristic threatening – 45 days to serve (credit time served), continued to Feb. 27.
    Armando M. Cortes, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, no operator/moped license – continued first appearance Feb. 16.

  • Trial date set for ex-social worker

    A trial date has been set in the case of the former Anderson County social worker charged with nine felonies for allegedly tampering with public records.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy is scheduled to stand trial at 9 a.m. July 19-20 in Anderson Circuit Court, her attorney, Bill Patrick, confirmed following a hearing Tuesday morning.
    A pretrial conference is scheduled for June 17, also at 9 a.m.
    In a statement, Patrick said he is working to arrange a plea deal in Murphy’s case.

  • Hurt joins Simpsonville PD
  • Library board forges ahead with potential expansion

    The library’s board of trustees will move forward with its long-range plan to expand its facility, with or without aid from a public library construction grant.  
    Library director Pamela Mullins asked the trustees at their Feb. 28 meeting if they still had an interest in expanding, despite the fact that the $25,000 in public library construction grant funds the library planned to request would probably not be available.

  • Schedule school physicals, immunizations now

    Parents with students entering preschool, kindergarten and sixth grade are reminded that their children need a physical and up-to-date immunization certificate before the first day of school, according to an announcement released by the Anderson County Health Department.
    School health nurse Vickie Cleaver said the department is especially busy as the new school year approaches, and encouraged parents not to wait.
    “Get your child an appointment and get this off your list,” Cleaver said.