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United Way to Paint Pottery to Fight Hunger

The Youth Volunteer Corps of Anderson County is having their annual “Soup on Sunday” lunch on Sunday, February 6, 2011 at Anderson First Baptist Church.  This event is to raise awareness about hunger in our community, with the proceeds going to the Anderson Emergency Soup Kitchen.  Here is where you, the public come in; your participation in this effort would consist of adding your personal touch to an existing piece of pottery at United Way of Anderson County.  No matter your artist ability, you are encouraged to come in and put your flair on a bowl. 

The dates available to paint your bowls are:

Friday, October 15th from 9:00am–4:00pm

Saturday, October 23rd from 1:00pm–4:00pm 

Tuesday, November 2nd from 12:00pm-4:00pm

Tuesday, November 9th from 4:00pm-7:00pm

Friday, November 12th from 9:00am-4:00pm

Saturday, November 13th from 1:00pm-4:00pm 

To sign up for a time or for more information, please contact Carol Loyd, Jeannie Smith or Graham Whitley at 226-3438.


Council to Look at Zoning, Cable Issues

Anderson County Council will address a number of zoning issues as part of Tuesday night's regular meeting, including the area surrounding the East-West Connector.

Council meets at 6 p.m. in the historic courthouse. Full agenda here.


Iva "Tiger Trot" Set for Saturday

The Iva Recreation Association will be hosting the 1st Annual Tiger Trot 5K/1 Mile Run on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010.  The 5K Race will start at 8:00 am and the 1 Mile Fun Run at 9:00 am.  Both courses will begin and end at the Parker Bowie Athletic Complex at 1488 Parker Bowie Road in Iva, SC. 

Runners interested in participating can pre-register on-line at  by October 4th and all pre-registered participants will receive an event T-Shirt!  The cost to pre-register for the 5K race is $20 and $15 for the 1 Mile Fun Run.  Registration forms can also be downloaded from the Iva Recreation website at for mail in.    Awards will be presented to Male and Female 1st and 2nd place in each age category and trophies will be awarded to the top 2 Male and Female overall and top 2 Male & Female masters.  Water Bottles will be awarded to all runners who complete the 1 Mile Fun Run.   Proceeds from this event will benefit sports program and facilities of the Iva Recreation Association. 


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.

For more information visit


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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