Search Amazon Here

News Links


Battle of Anderson Re-enactment March 31-April 3

The Battle of Anderson will be held at a new location, 715 Due West Road (Hwy 20), Honea Path, from March 31- April 3.

Re-enactor Registration Fee: $10 (includes Sat. BBQ, hay, straw, water, firewood)

All Reenactors Welcome  *  All Sutlers Welcome (10x10 or larger space)

Free Meal Friday Night & Free Registration for

Pre-Registered Educational Day Participants

Bounty paid to Artillery Co.

Largest over 3 full Cannons $200.00  *  2nd unit over 3 full cannons $100.00
All Powder for Cannons for Educational Day Furnished By Event

Cavalry Units Bounty
Largest Cav unit 6 horses (6 month Negative Coggins) -$125.00

2nd Largest Cav unit 6 horses (6 month Negative Coggins) $75.00

Infantry Unit Bounty:
Largest Federal Unit over 15 soldiers-$125.00
2nd unit over 20 Soldiers-$75.00  *  3rd Unit over 20 Soldiers-$50.00

Free Meal Friday Night & Free Registration for Pre-Registered Educational Day Participants

Sponsor Units:

Palmetto Sharpshooters * MacBeth's S.C. Light Artillery * 2nd S.C. Rifle Infantry * Laurens Orphans Cavalry

Hosted By John Thomas Ashley Camp #43, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Honea Path, South Carolina
Sam Atkins 864-369-6710 * Allen Ashley 864-934-4075/864-296-1275 * Jim Bay 864-207-6748
Sutlers Contact: Billy or Sherry Shealy (803) 417-5650


Family of Promise Ministry Hopes to Rezone Property

Family of Promise to seek rezoning of the property they are currently using at 3008 Bellview Road to continue to use the property as the group’s Day Center.

A grass roots campaign is under way for supporters to attend the Anderson City Council meeting March 14 to make a case for saving the property by having it rezoned as Limited Office use.

For more information on Family of Promise in Anderson, visit


Carolina Christian Writers’ Workshop March 18-19

The Carolina Christian Writers’ Workshop, Sponsored by Upstate SC American Christian Writers or Anderson, will be held at 1 p.m., March 18 – 5 p.m. March 19, 2011 at North Anderson Baptist Church, 2308 N. Main Street, Anderson, SC 29621. Featured presenters include Dr. Samuel Lowry and Timothy Lowry  of Ambassadors International Publishing, author and writing coach Linda Gilden, Romantic-Suspense bestselling author Lynette Eason;  amd prolific writer and editor Candy Arrington. For more information contact Workshop Director Elva Martin at   (864)226-7024-H, (864)314-0804-Cell or visit the group's website at


Finance Committee Meeting to Look at Courthouse Improvements

The Finance Committee of Anderson County Council will meet at 2 p.m. today in the historic courthouse to review proposals on repairs and updates for the Anderson County Courthouse and to hear discussions on reorganization of some positions. The meeting is open to the public.


AIM Needs Contributions; Various Items for Community

AIM has need of several specific items right now.  Thank you for allowing us to share these needs with you. 
The WACS program is in need of 1 washing machine & 2 dryers for a few of their participants.  They also have a need for bookshelves for the participants.  Please contact Judy Swanson at 965-9079 or email: if you have any of these items available.
We are in need of baskets and cute containers of all sizes & shapes for our upcoming auction at Sullivan’s Grill.  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and the baskets/containers will be used to package & present the auction packages.
We also need gift tissue (all colors) and wired ribbon to use in packing the items
We need additional items or services to build the auction packages.  Please check out AIM’s website for how you can donate an item or service (


Clemson University Symphonic Band Offers Free Concert

The Clemson University Symphonic Band will perform the fourth movement of Ottorino Respighi’s "The Pines of Rome" and other pieces at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. The free concert begins at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 8.
Read the entire news release at:


AU's Trumbull Named Conference Player of the Week

ANDERSON, S.C. – Anderson freshman Lauren Trumbull has been named the South Atlantic Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for the week ending March 1, announced conference officials Wednesday afternoon.
Trumbull, a newcomer from Anderson, S.C. helped lead Anderson to an 8-1 road victory over Mars Hill on the week, while earning two wins on the afternoon. She defeated Mars Hill's Mary Nelson, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 4 singles to win her third straight match and run her overall singles record to 4-1 on the season. At No. 2 doubles, she partnered with Avery Owens to defeat the Mars Hill team of Nelson and Anna Rickenbaker, 8-5.
Trumbull is undefeated in conference action on both the singles and doubles side this season.
The Trojans get back on courts Saturday versus Georgia College.


AU Men’s Tennis Shoots Down Flying Fleet

ANDERSON, S.C. – The Anderson dropped just one match en route to defeating Erskine by a convincing 8-1 count in non-conference men’s tennis action Tuesday afternoon at the Max Grubbs Memorial Courts. 
Anderson won its second straight and fourth in its last five outings to improve to 5-3 on the season, while Erskine (1-5) dropped its fifth consecutive match.
The Trojan duo of Stan Atema and Daniel Gonzalez posted a decisive 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles past Erskine’s Christian Ranguelov and Fabio Ciarrocchi, while AU’s Ilya Zakharov and Trey Halbauer held off Jack West and James Hoatson, 8-4, at the No. 3 slot. The Fleet earned a point when Krystof Gulbinovic was unable to continue at No. 2 due to an injury.
Atema rallied to defeat Angelo Ciarrocchi, 6-7, 6-4, 10-5 at No. 1 singles, while Deni Mehagic knocked off Ranguelov in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1 at the No. 2 spot.
Zakharov topped Fabio Ciarrocchi 6-0, 6-3 at No. 3 and Gonzalez defeated West, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 4. Halbauer and Ambrose held off Chauvette and Hoatson, 6-4, 6-4 and 6-3, 6-3, respectively.
Anderson wraps up it homestand by playing host to Georgia College on Saturday, with first-serve scheduled for noon.    


German Ensemble to Perform at Clemson

The German vocal ensemble Calmus, an award-winning a cappella quintet, will perform at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 29.
Read the entire news release at:


Trojans Top Belmont Abbey

ANDERSON, S.C. – The Anderson softball team opened a 12-game homestand by sweeping Belmont Abbey, 5-0 and 10-2, Tuesday evening at Smethers Field. 
The Trojans (13-6) recorded their fifth sweep of the season, while Belmont Abbey dropped to 5-8. Freshman shortstop Abby Child blasted a walk-off home run in the second game to give the Trojans their 13th win on the season.
Casey Deer (8-5) started both games for the Trojans as she scattered just 10 hits over 12 innings of work.
Game #1
Anderson 5, Belmont Abbey 0
Both teams kept each other off the scoreboard for the first three innings of the opener, but in the fourth inning AU’s Amber Duncan led off for the Trojans and came through with a single to start the inning. The next batter, Laura Jansky, also singled through the left side to put two runners on. One batter later, senior Kinsley Durham hit a double down the right field line to bring both runners home and give the Trojans a 2-0 lead. After a Brooke Lucas single, Kayla Hipp hit a bloop single to shallow right field to bring home Durham. Her third RBI on the season would leave Anderson with the 3-0 advantage.
In the fifth inning, with two outs, Durham doubled to bring home Duncan and make the score 4-0. Kayla Hipp followed by tallying her second RBI of the contest to give Anderson a 5-0 lead.
Durham led the Trojans as she went three-for-three with three RBI. Hipp went two-for-three with two RBI. Hipp’s two RBI put her total at four on the season.
Deer started the game for Anderson, recording the complete shutout and only yielded five hits.
Game #2
Anderson 10, Belmont Abbey 2
Abby Child led the Trojans to victory in walk-off fashion, as she sent her fifth home run of the year over the right field fence in the fifth inning. The freshman’s first walk-off home run in a Trojan uniform left her teammates waiting for her as she crossed home plate.
Leading 3-2 at in the bottom half of the fourth, Danielle Swygert recorded her first triple as a Trojan to bring home Lyndsey Huitt, who doubled to lead off the inning. Two outs later, Duncan hit a two-run homer to left field to give the Trojans the 6-2 lead. Three batters later, Cameron White would find herself at the plate with the bases loaded. The senior came through with a bases-clearing double to give the Trojans the 9-2 advantage.
Child went three-for-four with three RBI to lead the Trojans. Duncan and Huitt each went two-for-three.
Deer again gave a complete game effort for the Trojans, going five innings while giving up two runs off five hits.
Anderson gets back on the diamond quickly, as the Trojans play host to St. Augustine’s College Wednesday at 2 p.m.  


Council to Look at Budget, Transportation

Anderson County Council will hear reports from the budget and finance committees as part of tonight's regularly schduled meeting at 6 p.m. in the historic courrhouse downtown. See the complete agenda here.


Meals on Wheels Fundraiser March 10

It’s time for the “March for Meals” Spaghetti Fundraiser at Meals on Wheels-Anderson. We are serving lunch and supper on Thursday, March 10 at the Meals on Wheels Center, 105 S. Fant Street, Anderson. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children (12 and under) and may be purchased when you arrive at the door. Whether you eat here in our dining room or plan to get your meals “to-go,” please join us for “March for Meals” and enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner with all the trimmings. All proceeds will go to help us feed hungry, homebound adults in Anderson County.

The purpose of Meals on Wheels-Anderson is to deliver nutritious meals to individuals in need and to build community awareness and support to meet that need. For more information visit


Residents Asked for Input on Middle School Zoning Map

Three community meetings in March will give District Five residents the opportunity to discuss and make suggestions about a proposed zoning map for our four middle schools.

New attendance lines are needed to accommodate the addition of two new middle schools in our District. Construction will be finished in 2011 on Robert Anderson Middle School, located on Dobbins Bridge Road, and Glenview Middle School, located on Old Williamston Road. The new schools are part of District Five’s $140 million bond issuance, which was approved by more than 60 percent of our voters in an April 2007 referendum. 

The schools will join the existing Lakeside and McCants middle schools

The first meeting will be held Thursday, March 10 at Westside High School in the Commons Area. The second meeting will occur Monday, March 14, in the T.L. Hanna High School Mall Area and the third meeting will occur Thursday, March 17, in the Anderson V Career Campus Culinary Arts Area.

All three meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, March 8, the District’s Board of Trustees will review the proposed middle school zoning map drawn according to the parameters. After the Board receives comments and suggestions from residents at the local meetings, it will consider the map for final approval.

Glenview will relieve overcrowding at the current McCants Middle School. Robert Anderson will replace the current Southwood Middle School and will draw students from both Southwood and Lakeside middle schools. The current Southwood will be renamed “Southwood Academy of the Arts” as it transitions to a 6-12 grade arts magnet school.

The rezoning effort will affect only middle school lines and feeder patterns into our two high schools. A rezoning of our elementary school lines will take place next year in preparation for the opening of North Pointe Elementary School on S.C. Highway 81, our 11th elementary school.