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AU Women Lose in Overtime

Catawba junior forward Kristen Giradi scored the game’s lone goal in the second minute of overtime to lift the Indians past Anderson, 1-0, in South Atlantic Conference action Saturday afternoon at Trojan Stadium.   

Anderson fell to 4-6-1 overall and 0-4 in league play, while Catawba (5-1-2, 1-0-1 SAC) has not dropped a contest since suffering a season-opening setback to Belmont Abbey.

Anderson continues the homestand on Thursday when the Trojans welcome non-conference foe North Georgia to Trojan Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.  


AU Men Down Catawba in Soccer

Paced by sophomore Clement Samson’s two-goal outburst midway through the first half, the Anderson men’s soccer team earned its second straight win by shutting out Catawba, 4-0, in South Atlantic Conference action Saturday afternoon at Trojan Stadium.  

With the win Anderson improved to 6-4-1 overall and 1-2 in the league, while Catawba dropped to 5-3-1 and 0-2.Anderson improved to 5-1 at in the friendly confines of Trojan Stadium and will get back on the pitch Saturday, Oct. 9, when the Trojans play host to SAC opponent Mars Hill, with kick-off scheduled for 3 p.m. at Trojan Stadium.  


Tusculum Edges Past Trojans in Five Sets  

ANDERSON, S.C. – The Anderson volleyball team closed its brief two-match homestand with a narrow 3-2 (20-25, 26-28, 25-21, 25-23, 18-20) five-set loss to second-place Tusculum in South Atlantic Conference action Saturday afternoon at the Abney Athletic Center.  

In a battle between the teams currently sitting in the second and third spots in league standings, the final count could not get much closer as Anderson (10-5, 4-3 SAC) suffered its first home setback of the 2010 campaign. With the win, Tusculum improved to 11-3 overall and 8-1 in league action.Anderson goes on the road for a three-match road swing, beginning with a non-conference contest at rival Erskine on Wednesday and followed by a two-match SAC swing at Catawba and Wingate. First-serve versus the Flying Fleet is slated for 7 p.m. in Due West.


Electric City Playhouse Releases 2011 Season Schedule  

On the heels of announcing their plans to build a new theatre on South Main Street next to The Fox Pub, the Electric City Playhouse has just released their 2011 Season Schedule: Nunsense Jamboree, the third outrageously funny musical in the popular Nunsense series (all previously performed at ECP), is a fast-paced, hilarious hoe-down with a Laugh-In-Hee-Haw-Grand-Ole-Op'ry slant. It will run February 10-27. The second of the season, Moon Over Buffalo, is the play famous for bringing Carol Burnett back to Broadway. Widely known as one of the great American comedies, performances dates are April 7–17. On May 19-June 5 the all African-American Crowns, a moving and celebratory musical in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of black history and identity, while gospel music and dance help to underscore and support the narrative, will take over the ECP stage.  

The 2011 ECP Drama Camp is slated to run Monday-Friday of June 13-24 and will be followed by A Southern Exposure, in which a young woman, raised by her cantankerous, controlling grandmother and two eccentric, doting aunts, tests the love, sacrifice and the everlasting bond of family that runs August 18-28. Glorious, September 29–October 9, tells the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, who had a passion for singing, but a voice of disastrous proportions, which left audiences crying with laughter. The play draws from her bizarre recording sessions, unbelievable recitals and her ultimate triumph at New York's Carnegie Hall. The final play of the 2011 Season Schedule is A Nice Family Gathering, December 1-11, and is a story about a man who loved his wife so much, he almost told her. Dead for a year, he returns to Thanksgiving dinner as a ghost to tell his wife he did in fact love her, only to find out that she can’t see or hear him and that she has brought a date. Audition dates are not yet set and no ECP plays are precast. 

To accommodate demand, all 2011 season shows will now run Thursday–Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 3PM. Ticket prices remain unchanged from 2010, with season tickets prices set at $85 for Adults, $75 for Seniors over 62 and $50 for Students, increased levels of support are available with our Leading Role memberships at $125 and Star memberships at $175. All Season Memberships come with yearly discounts to many dining and shopping locations around Anderson. Individual tickets for plays are $15 Adults, $13 Seniors and $8 Students, while musicals cost $17 Adults, $15 Seniors and for $10 Students. More information can be found on or by contacting the Box Office at (864) 224-4248.


Standpipe Festival Saturday in Belton

The Belton Standpipe Heritage & Arts Festival, celebrating the City of Belton and the Belton community. is scheduled to beginsat 10:00 am Saturday, October 2, 2010 with entertainment, games, rides, children's area, exhibitions and much more continuing throughout the day. This festival is sponsored in part by the Belton Area Partnership, the City of Belton Hospitality Fund, Anderson County ATAX, and Wal-Mart. 

An open car show is a main attraction of the festival.  Cars range in type from a 1953 Corvette to a 1997 low-rider pick-up truck to a Model-T.

Entertainment on one stage will provide the crowd with great music that they can sing along to, dance to or just enjoy.

The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks finale at 9:15 pm.

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Suspect Arrested in Attempted Kidnapping

Anderson County Sheriff Investigators are charging suspect who attempted to lure a 14 year old female into a vehicle with Attempted Kidnapping.  

Wednesday morning at 7:41am Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to Twin Lakes Court in Anderson after receiving a complaint of a suspicious man attempting to lure a 14 year old female into his vehicle.  The victim was at a school bus stop when the suspect pulled up in a Pontiac Aztec and attempted to convince the victim to get into his vehicle.  The suspect drove away after the victim refused to get in the vehicle and called a parent on her cell phone. 

The suspect and the suspect’s vehicle that matched the victim’s description were quickly located at 116 Twin Lakes Drive.  It was determined that the vehicle that the suspect was operating had been reported stolen three days earlier.    

The suspect was arrested and later identified as Roger Lee Powell of 1306 Cherokee Circle in Anderson.  Powell is charged with Attempted Kidnapping, Use of Vehicle w/o Owner’s Consent, Unlawful Possession of a Pistol and Giving False Information. 


Foothills Alliance Looking for Christmas Tree Trimmers

Foothills Alliance is seeking decorators for trees, wreaths and centerpieces for the eighth annual Festival of Trees coming to The Historic Calhoun Nov. 16 – 20. The Alliance, a non-profit agency that serves child and adult victims of sexual abuse and sponsors child abuse prevention programs, seeks donors to create lavish arrangements and decorated trees to be sold during the Festival.

The Festival of Trees has generated more than $200,000 to benefit clients of Foothills Alliance. This year’s event goal is $55,000 and will feature more than 25, one-of-a-kind trees and 60  wreaths and centerpieces designed and decorated by local organizations, businesses and individuals. Downtown Anderson storefronts will showcase trees during the weeks prior to the event. A new feature of the Festival, “The Traveling Elf,” will take participants throughout downtown Anderson on an elf’s journey, ending with a beautiful final scene in the windows of the Calhoun.

For more information and guidelines for decorating, call Foothills Alliance at 231-7273.


Walk in the Park to Honor Fallen Officers, Firefighters

The 25th Anderson County "Walk in the Park," which honors Anderson County law enforcement officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, will be held Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Chris Taylor Park next to the Civic Center. Organizations are asked to come out to honor families as part of the walk. T-shirts will also be sold. For more information contact the Sheriff's Office at 260-4423.


Sheriff’s Office Warns of Auto Theft Scheme 

Anderson County Sheriff’s Office would like to caution those who may be selling a vehicle to watch out for a scheme that has resulted in several auto thefts in Anderson.  

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating several auto-theft cases that have occurred in the Southside and Westside area of Anderson. In each incident, the suspects targeted vehicles that were advertised as being “for sale”.   In all the cases, the suspects would make contact with the owner of the vehicle and test drive the vehicle, never to return.  
The suspects are described by the victims and witnesses as a black male and a black female 25 to 40 YOA.  If anyone has any information in reference to these car thefts, they are asked to call the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office at (864) 260-4400.


Clemson Players Present Real-Life Dramas Oct. 6-10

As part of the 2010 Freshman Summer Reading Program, the Clemson Players, the university’s theater ensemble, presents “These Shining Lives” Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 6-10, at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.

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Lady Trojans Defeat Erskine in Soccer

The Anderson women’s soccer team grabbed an early lead and the Trojans’ came up with a stellar defensive outing as AU defeated Erskine, 2-1, in non-conference action Wednesday afternoon at Trojan Stadium.  

Anderson snapped a six-match winless skid and improved to 4-5-1 on the season, while claiming its second consecutive win past its closest rival, while Erskine fell to 2-6 with the setback, dropping its fourth in the last five matches.

Anderson will get back on the pitch Saturday, when the Trojans play host to South Atlantic Conference opponent Catawba. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Trojan Stadium.   


Hanna Band Wins Second Place in Band Competition

The T.L. Hanna Marching Band started its competition season with a second place overall award out of 18 bands at the Georgia Marble Marching Festival in Jasper, Ga.  

T.L. Hanna scored an overall combined score of 92.1. Drum Major Wade Murray received first place overall with a score of 96. The T.L. Hanna Band’s next performance will be on Saturday, October 2nd at the Wofford-Furman football game in Spartanburg. T.L. Hanna will perform its entire competition show during halftime

The T.L. Hanna Band’s competition show includes music from the New World Symphony by Antonine Dovorak. Soloists include Amanda Stastny, Marquez Johnson, Clay Taylor and Reid Stayanoff.

The T.L. Hanna Flag Corps Captains are Amber Pettigrew and Daisha Bates. Flag Corps Co-Captains are Mallorie Smith and Jennifer Tinsley. The T.L. Hanna Drum Major is Wade Murray, and the assistant drum major is Vonshay Whitehurst. The T.L. Hanna Band President is Clay Taylor.  Band Vice Presidents are Sam Park, Stephanie Swenson and Brandon Mukhalian. Band Secretaries are Nick Royals, Garrett Turpin and Rebecca Ryan. Richard C. Baskin is the director of the Hanna Bands. Roger Whitt is the assistant band director. Shon Brown is the percussion instructor and Matt Grubb is the front ensemble director. Victor Mooney, Amy Heintz, and Jamie Bailey are the Flag Corps Instructors. Robert Pettigrew is the Band Booster President.


AASPA Annual Conference Set for October 12-15  

The American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA)  is holding its 72nd annual conference in Myrtle Beach, SC  on October 12- 15, 2010, where approximately 300 public school administrators from across the United States and from international locations, including Canada and Singapore will attend.   The conference will be held at the Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center, located at 2101 North Oak Street, Myrtle Beach, SC  (843-918-5000). Hosted by the Personnel division of the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA), the conference will afford attendees the opportunity to actively explore best practices and  pertinent and critical topics facing HR professionals today, including staffing in tough economic times, recruitment and retention of highly qualified staff, and leadership development. 

Half-day  and whole-day pre-conference sessions will be held on Tuesday, October 12th.  Topics include managing the technology tidal wave, hot HR issues, national credentialing programs, generations at work, pay for performance, and HR’s Role in Student Achievement. General session presenters include Mr. Stephen Peters, motivational speaker and author of
Do You Know Enough About Me to Teach Me? and Teaching to  Capture and Inspire All Learners, who will present “Teamwork and Empowerment through Change.”  In addition is Mr. Mike Rutherford, noted author and specialist in adult learning and leadership development, who will present “Creating School and District Cultures that Attract Talent and Repel Non- Talent.”  Dr. Anne Matthews, educational consultant and motivational speaker, will present “Seven Ls for Success.”  Over 60 clinics will also be held where attendees will learn practical information that will enhance their performance and will build capacity for districts to reach all students.
In addition to HR professionals, this conference is open to all who are interested in how the HR function impacts the quality of education in their communities.  Registration information can be found at  For further information or more details please feel free to contact Ms. Renee Madden at 864-984-8125 or Dr. Sonia Leverette at 864-844-3530.