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Radom Notes will be updated daily, and sometimes multiple times every day.


Random Notes, Week of March 12-18

AnMed is getting out of the for-profit pharmacy business. Waiting now for details from the hospital.

At long last it appears the Anderson County Farmers Market may be returning to a policies which will make it grow and it's about time. Look for a story in the Observer later this week.

The long-ago announced Groucho's Deli is apparently still planned for downtown in the ACT Theater building. Details to come. Permits have been filed and work is under way on finishing design efforts.

Meanwhile, Freddy's Frozen Custard and Burgers is almost ready to open on 81 N near Quick Trip.

But with the closing of The District, the hot dog place and a Mexican restaurant, downtown still seems to lack a strategic plan to attract and help new businesses.

Anderson County's jobless rate jumped dramatically in January, leaping to 4.7 percent. Every other county in the state posted similar increases, also the statwide numbers did not.

This is mostly due to the odd way the South Carolina Employment and Workforce's choice in counting numbers. Statewide figures are seasonally adjusted, while individualy county numbers are not. Makes it difficult to compare, and creates confusion.

P.A.W.S. is offering free adoption of large-breed dogs through March 17 as part of their “Larger then Leprechans” event. Good time to adopt a big dog if you have been looking.

The Anderson County Farmers Market needs a philisophical overhaul. Watch for a story this week in the Observer on why our market seems to lack the farmers and crowds of some neighboring counties.

Bassmaster Classic is this week and there are plentifuly local events leading up to the tournament this weekend. Watch our calendar for details.



Random Notes Week of March 5-11, 2018

Greg Wilson/Editor-Publisher The Anderson Observer

Anderson County is considering hiring a local law firm to sue the makers of opiods. Details to be determined...

If you have driven around Anderson County this week, you might have seen masive piles of dirt being moved all over as Electrolux, TTI and Arthrex have earth movers digging out homes for new and expanded buildings.

Two members of Anderson County Council lamented there was no coverage of Tuesday night's meeting by the media even though I was sitting in the front row and had been taking pictures earlier. One councilmember said it was hard to get information out to people who didn't "buy the paper, have internet, or cable tv." Yeah, that is a spot on observation. Meanwhile the Observer continues to cover every meeting, just as it has the past decade. Feel a bit like Rodney Dangerfield some days, though.

In case you missed it, on Tuesday night Anderson County Council gave the go ahead to look into the county purchasing the old Equinox Mill site. Anderson County Administrator Rusty Burns said if the price is right, the move would fit the county's goal of cleaning up and returning all of the crumbling abandoned mill sites.

Also on Tuesday night, Mike Mitchell officially threw his hat into the ring as he announced plans to run for the Anderson County Council seat currently held by Tom Allen, who said in February he will not seek another term.

Bassmaster is coming, and you can get a sneak preview and meet some of the world's top anglers Monday and support Meals on Wheels of Anderson Monday night.

Saturday's regional drill championships were two teams short of being the biggest such event in the nation. See what teams won here.  The Anderson County Civic Center is entering another busy season with sports tournaments, and and upcoming visit by Comedian Ron White (although, don't take the kids to this one).

Saturday also brings Arena Football to Anderson, as our team, the Dragons will hold a scrimmage at the civic center at 2 p.m. to give folks a sneak preview of what is to come. 

And the 30th annual "Walk with the Docs" is also Saturday, so the season of Saturday activies is well under way.