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Thursday
Nov102011

Council to Hear Finance Committee Report at Meeting

Anderson County Council will hear a report from the County Finance Committee Tuesday night as part of the regular council meeting in the historic courthouse downtown.

Full agenda here.

Thursday
Nov102011

County to Hold Community Meeting on Brownfield Projects

Anderson County has scheduled a November 16th Community Information Session to update the public on the County’s upcoming EPA Brownfield Assessment grant application. The meeting is open to everyone and will take place at 6:00 pm in the Council chambers of the Historic County Courthouse, 101 South Main Street, Anderson. 

The County plans to apply for two separate grants, one grant for the assessment of sites polluted with hazardous materials, and the other grant for the assessment of sites polluted with petroleum pollutants.

For more information, contact Michael Forman at 864.260.4720.

Thursday
Nov102011

ECP to Present "A Nice Family Gathering" Dec. 1-11

The Electric City Playhouse will present "A Nice Family Gathering," written by Phil Olson and directed by Richard Cowan, December 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, with Thursday, Friday, Saturday shows at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows at 3 p.m.

The play is a story about a man who loved his wife so much, he almost told her. It’s Thanksgiving Day and the first family gathering at the Lundeen household since the Patriarch died. At the gathering, Dad comes back as a ghost with a mission; to tell his wife he loved her, something he neglected to tell her while he was alive. After all, they were only married for 41 years. The problem is, she can’t hear or see him. The trouble begins when Mom invites a date for dinner.

For ticket information, visit http://www.ecplayhouse.com/

Thursday
Nov102011

Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Company coming to the Brooks Center  

A 10-foot cylinder slithers onto the stage then implodes. Blow-up shapes shimmer, balloon, deflate and bounce in a rainbow of colors. That's just a sampling from the Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Company that will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Clemson's Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. 

Read the entire news release at:

http://www.clemson.edu/media-relations/article.php?article_id=3958

Thursday
Nov102011

Clemson Players to present 'The Children's Hour'  

What begins as a whisper amplifies to a roar as the Clemson Players present Lillian Hellman’s "The Children’s Hour" in shows at 8 p.m. from Monday, Nov. 14, through Saturday, Nov. 19, with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. Sunday,Nov. 20.

Read the entire news release at:

http://www.clemson.edu/media-relations/article.php?article_id=3960

Thursday
Nov102011

Hembree Road to Close Nov. 14 for Culvert Replacement

ANDERSON COUNTY – Anderson County Roads and Bridges Department will close a portion of Hembree Road in the Civic Center area on November 14th to replace a large drainage culvert.  The roadway will be closed between Camson Road and Overbrook Drive, and is scheduled to re-open by November 30th.

The posted detour will follow Camson Road and Overbrook Drive.  Only adjacent residents and delivery vehicles will be permitted within the road closure area.

ANDERSON COUNTY – Anderson County Roads and Bridges Department will close a portion of Hembree Road in the Civic Center area on November 14th to replace a large drainage culvert.  The roadway will be closed between Camson Road and Overbrook Drive, and is scheduled to re-open by November 30th.

The posted detour will follow Camson Road and Overbrook Drive.  Only adjacent residents and delivery vehicles will be permitted within the road closure area.

Wednesday
Nov092011

AU Loses in First Round of NCAA Tournament

ANDERSON, S.C. – Lees-McRae freshman James Smith knocked home the game-winning goal with just 39 seconds remaining in overtime, as No. 6 seed Lees-McRae slipped past third-seeded Anderson, 3-2, in opening round action of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Soccer Southeast Region Wednesday afternoon at Trojan Stadium.  

Trailing by a pair of goals at the half, Anderson (17-4) rallied with two second-half scores in an 11-minute span to send the contest into extra time. The overtime frame was nothing new to the two squads, as AU and Lee-McRae have squared off seven times in the past five seasons, with five of those contests being decided in overtime.

Lees-McRae (15-5-1) avenged a regular-season setback at the hands of the Trojans and snapped AU’s home win streak at 16. The Bobcats advance to meet second-seeded Flagler Friday afternoon at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C. Kick-off versus the Saints is slated for 4:30 at the Coker Soccer Field.

Both teams entered the opening round as tournament tested, with the Bobcats making their fifth consecutive appearance, while Anderson made its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance. 

Wednesday
Nov092011

District Five Teachers Named to Statewide Posts  

Karen Threlkeld, a mathematics teacher at T.L. Hanna High School, an IB World School, has been named President-Elect of the South Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (SCCTM) for this year. Her election means that she will serve as the organization’s president next year. 

Also, Christi Fricks, a mathematics teacher at Lakeside Middle School of Inquiry and Innovation, was elected Vice President of middle schools for SCCTM.  This marks Mrs. Fricks’ second term as Vice President.

Both Mrs. Threlkeld and Mrs. Fricks are National Board Certified Teachers. In addition, Mrs. Fricks is a winner of the 2008 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Tuesday
Nov082011

Contemporary Christmas Exhibit at Arts Center Opens Nov.18

The Anderson Arts Center will host a new Contemporary Christmas Exhibition, featuring the artwork of Jane Doyle, Philip Gott, Diana Gurri, Patricia Kilburg, Barbara Stitt and Carole Tinsley beginning Nov. 18. A reception for the showing will be held December 2. The exhibit is scheduled to run through Dec. 30.

 

Tuesday
Nov082011

"Spirit of Doughboy" Kicks of Veterans Weekend Events

Please join the community as we celebrate Armistice Day with the “Spirit of the Doughboy” ceremony, marking the unveiling fo the new Doughboy Statue at 11 a.m. Friday at the American Legion Post 14, 1301 East Greenville Street.

Parking will be limited. The City of Anderson will provide transportation via bus from the Cross Country Home Services at 1520 E Greenville Street to the American Legion Post 14 for the ceremony.

Here is a list of other events scheduled for Veterans Weekend: 

Friday,  Veterans Day

11 a.m.   Ringing of the Orr Lyons Mill Community Shift Bell eleven times to mark a special recognition of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

12 noon. Lest We Forget…In Remembrance

Anderson County Museum opens at noon on Veteran’s Day.

1 p.m.  Museum Curator Alison Hinman will give a presentation on Corporal Freddie Stowers, the first African American awarded the Medal of Honor for World War I. The presentation will include discussions about the 92nd Division and the act of ultimate courage by Corporal Stowers and his delayed honor. Anderson County Museum

6 - 8 p.m. An illuminating tribute honoring all Anderson County men and women who lost their lives in World War I service to our country. Anderson County Museum. Refreshments will be served.

Sunday

2 p.m. Anderson County Veterans Association presents the Veterans Day Parade Downtown Anderson

          http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anderson-County-Veterans-Parade/176770909048537?sk=wall

            The event is now hosted by the Anderson County Veterans Association, contact Jodie Lewallen for more information. Email:  jodielewallen@charter.net

Tuesday
Nov082011

Nai-Ni Chen and the Ahn Trio at Clemson Nov. 14

Playing off of one another and enhancing artistic expression, the Nai-Ni Chen DanceCompany and the Ahn Trio come together for a joint performance at Clemson University’s Brooks Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 14 at 8 pm.

Read the entire news release at:

http://www.clemson.edu/media-relations/article.php?article_id=3952

Tuesday
Nov082011

Wren Invites Veterans to Friday Ceremony

Wren High School will observe Veteran’s Day on Friday, 11 November, with a special ceremony to honor the veterans in our community. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 AM and conclude at 10:45 AM. It will be held in the high school’s gymnasium. All Veterans in our community are invited and encouraged to wear their former uniform (or parts of it) and to participate. We will announce the names of the veterans present during the ceremony.

We will have a reception for our guests from 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM in the high school’s library. We hope you will be able to join our faculty, staff, and students as we recognize and honor all those who have preserved America’s freedom through their service in the Armed Forces.

Tuesday
Nov082011

Upstate Christian Writers Meeting Saturday

The Upstate South Carolina American Christian Writers chapter will hold a mini workshop, "What Editors Want," Saturday from 2-5 p.m. at Horizon Church, 1070 E. Butler Road in Greenville. The guest speaker for the event is Nancy Lohr, the Acquisitions’ Editor at JourneyForth Books. The cost for the workshop is $15. For more information contact www.upstatescchristianwriters.com