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Tuesday
Nov302010

Trojans Sweep Fleet Behind Balanced Effort  

DUE WEST, S.C. – Using a late scoring outburst, the Anderson men’s basketball team had four players reach double figures and ended a six-day layoff by outpacing Erskine, 67-52, en route to winning its second straight contest Tuesday night at Belk Arena.  

Anderson (4-3) used a 21-3 run over the final six minutes to earn a sweep of the season series and claim its seventh straight win past the Flying Fleet and eighth of the last 11 meetings between the rivals. Erskine dropped to 0-5 on the season and will be looking for its first win of the season on the road this Saturday at St. Andrews Presbyterian College.

Anderson has a day off before getting back on the hardwood to host Southern Wesleyan on Thursday. Tip-off versus the Warriors is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Abney Center.  

Tuesday
Nov302010

Southwood To Present Christmas Musical  

Southwood Middle School will present the Christmas musical “Bah Humbug!” on Tuesday, December 14th at 6 p.m. at the school. 

The musical will feature Southwood students and teachers.  Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for kids.

“Bah Humbug!” is based on the Charles Dickens’ tale “A Christmas Carol.”  The musical focuses on the wealthy but grim Ebenezer Scrooge.  At midnight, Scrooge is visited by three his former employee, Josie Marley, who warns him of a visit from three ghosts: Ghosts of Past, Present, and Future.  Each visit opens Scrooge’s eyes to his selfish antics and finally offers Scrooge a final chance at self-discovery and happiness.

Monday
Nov292010

Veterans Affairs, Summary Court to Relocate

On December 17, Anderson County will officially celebrate the relocation of several government offices to the Ronald P. Townsend Government Building with a Grand Opening Ceremony.  This newly renovated facility, located at 2404 North Main Street, will house Summary Court, Magistrates offices and the Office of Veterans Affairs. A brief ceremony will take place at 2 pm with a tour of the facility to follow. The public is encouraged to attend the Grand Opening Ceremony.

Summary Court, Magistrates Offices and the Office of Veterans Affairs will be in the process of relocating this week, November 29-Dec. 1. Both Summary Court and Veterans Affairs will be closed on November 29-30.

Summary Court will re-open on December 1.

The Office of Veterans Affairs will re-open at 8:30 am on December 3.

“The Office of Veterans Affairs will re-open on Monday Dec. 3 at 83 0am on the 2nd floor of the Ronald P. Townsend Government Bldg,” said Anderson County VA Officer Sammy Lewis. “This new facility will allow us to better serve our Veterans and their Dependents. We are looking forward to being in this new and convenient location, which among its many features will offer plenty of free, accessible parking. Our phone numbers will remain the same. Thank you for your patience during our move.”

Monday
Nov292010

AU Volleyball's Lancaster Gets First-Team Honors

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Anderson University senior volleyball outside hitter Jamie Lancaster has been named to both the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association and the Daktronics All-Southeast Region First Team, as announced by organization officials.

Lancaster earned First-Team All-South Atlantic Conference honors this season and was named the SAC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete. The Fointain Inn, S.C., native averaged 3.82 kills per set, which was second-best in the SAC and ranked in the top 10 in the league in hitting percentage and digs. 

She was a second-team team CoSIDA Academic All-America selection in 2010 after garnering first-team recognition in 2009. Lancaster also earned SAC Player of the Week honors once during the season and wrapped up the season ranked 22nd nationally in kills per set (3.88) and posted match-highs in kills 22 times. She was also a first-team Daktronics All-Southeast Region selection in 2009.

Monday
Nov292010

Anderson Tree Lighting, Christmas Parade This Weekend

The annual lighting of the Christmas tree is scheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. in front of the Anderson County Courthouse. The Anderson Christmas Parade will be held Sunday beginning at 3 p.m. in downtown Anderson.

Also, the Anderson Farmer's Market: 2nd Annual Holiday Market is set for this Saturday from 9:00AM-1:00PM 

Monday
Nov292010

ECP Offers Three December Shows

The Electric City Playhouse is offering three shows for the month of December including a holiday production and a Clay Ross Reunion Concert. 

Beginning this week, "Professional Skepticism," a comedy by resident playwright James Rasheed,  centers on four auditors at a CPA firm. An audit scandal threatens to change these characters into headline-makers. This tale of office intrigue is funny, intense, and timely. It includes a variety of office personalities, including a sultry party girl. The dialogue is sharp and funny. It won the 2000-2001 Harold and Mimi Steinberg Prize for Best Original Play. It was published in “New Playwrights: The Best Plays Of 2002” and won critical acclaim for its run at Center Stage in Greenville. Rasheed is President of the Foothills Writers Guild. This play contains adult language and adult situations. Adults $15, Seniors $13 and Students $8 for reservations call (864) 224-4248 all tickets must be paid for when reserved MasterCard and Visa accepted.

The show runs December 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, with Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nights at 8PM • Sunday Matinees at 3 p.m.

The holiday classic "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever," follows Dec. 17-19. The Herdmans are the worst children in the history of the world! They steal, burn down buildings, and terrorize the neighborhood. So imagine the town’s collective shock when these delinquents not only audition for, but are cast to star in, the annual Christmas pageant. But who would have guessed that the parents, teachers, children, and even the Herdmans could end up discovering the true meaning of the season? The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is the perfect holiday show to remind us the joy, laughter and spirit of the season. Tickets to these special performances are not part of the regular ECP season, but are only $10 and expected to sell quickly. For more information or tickets email info@ecplayhouse.com or call (864) 224-4248. Hows are December 17-19 at 8PM • December 18-19 at 3 pm

Closing out the year will be the Clay Ross 10th Annual Reunion Concert and After Party on Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. Clay and his band will perform an 8PM concert at Electric City Playhouse on Wednesday, December 22nd. At 11 pm, that same night, the band will host an after-party, performing at Burgundy Blues Jazz Club. Tickets for the early show are $15 and all ticket holders will be granted free admission to Burgundy Blues. For those who wish to bypass the concert and head straight to the after-party, there will be a $10 cover at the door.

Monday
Nov292010

Amateur Boxing Returns to Anderson Dec. 4

Amateur returns to Anderson Dec. 4 with Boxing Explosion II, featuring male boxers, female boxers, and guest speaker Leslie Hasselback, beginnint at 7 p.m. at the Westside Community Center, 1100 West Franklin Street.

Weigh in is from 2-4 p.m. and tickets are $10 at the door and free to children 12 and under.

For more information call 864 222-6661.

Thursday
Nov252010

Haven Serves 2,400 Turkey Meals; Needs Hams for Christmas

The Haven of Rest served a record 2,400 full Thanksgiving meals today, after days of advance preparation. Dozens of turkeys and all the trimmings were served by volunteers and for the second year, First Presbyterian Church provided a place to serve the meals.

Preparations are already under way for the Christmas meal, and the Haven is asking the community to donate hams for the event. For more information, or to donate to the Haven, visit http://www.havenofrest.cc/ or call (864) 226-6193

Thursday
Nov252010

Doc Hellams to be Honored at Pendleton's Tree Lighting

Anderson County Council wishes to join Mayor Randy Hayes in honoring Dr. James Williams Hellams, Sr. for 50 years of service to the Town of Pendleton. Dr. Hellams will be honored during Pendleton’s Annual Lighting of the Tree, which will take place at 6 pm on Friday, November 26th on the Village Green in Downtown Pendleton. 

“Doc Hellams and his fine family are pillars of the Pendleton Community,” said Anderson County Councilman Tom Allen, District 4. “We are so blessed to have residents who are passionate about our community and strive to make a difference in the lives of others. I’m proud to represent the Town of Pendleton and am thankful for Doc Hellam’s contributions that have helped make Pendleton into the thriving community.”

“The history and legacy of Pendleton and the Hellams family are intertwined,” said County Administrator Rusty Burns. “It is an honor and a privilege to call Doc Hellams my friend.”

** For more information about Dr. Hellams and his service to Pendleton, visit the following website:  http://www.squidoo.com/doc-hellams

Tuesday
Nov232010

Celtic Fiddler Brings Christmas to Clemson Dec. 13

Natalie MacMaster, an award-winning Celtic fiddler, will share the warmth and charm of a Celtic Christmas when she presents "Christmas in Cape Breton" at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University. MacMaster, along with other Celtic musicians and dancers will perform at 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13.

Read the entire news release at:

http://www.clemson.edu/media-relations/article.php?article_id=3220

Tuesday
Nov232010

Bi-Lo Helps School District Five

Two schools and the Homeless Program in District Five have received grants from Bi-Lo Charities. 

The District Five Homeless Program received $4,046. The money will be used for emergency food, clothes and supplies, according to Lisa Hall, the district's McKinney Homeless Liaison.

Concord Elementary School, An International Baccalaureate World School, received $976.

"We hope to use the money to add to our technology in the classrooms with products such as Elmos and Dukanes," said Principal Beryl Barclay. An Elmo is a type of digital visual presenter and a Dukane is a type of LCD projector.

Whitehall Elementary also received $976, which will be used to supplement its leveled text library, so that teachers and students will have more books from which to choose. Students will also be able to take leveled texts home and read to their parents. 

"It's another way we can involve parents in their child's education," said Principal Kevin Snow.

In total, Bi-Lo Charities donated $80,300 to 22 Anderson-area organizations addressing children's needs, education and hunger relief in the local community. All funds donated came from the 27th Annual Bi-Lo Charity Classic held last June in Greenville.

Tuesday
Nov232010

Anderson Jameson Inn Offers Holiday Hospitality Rate

Anderson, SC - In keeping with the spirit of this season of counting blessings and giving, Jameson Inn Anderson is proud to offer a generous measure of holiday cheer by kicking off their annual Holiday Hospitality Program. This program provides support to families in need of accommodations as they visit loved ones in the area over the holiday season.

“This is our way of giving back to our community,” said April Leopard, general manager of the Jameson Inn in Anderson. “It’s an opportunity to share the thing we do best – provide award winning hospitality and customer service to the people who need it most.”   Leopard went on to say “this year we want to make home for the holidays affordable to all”.

Beginning November 29, 2010, through December 30, 2010, the Jameson Inn is pleased to offer families visiting loved ones who may be in the hospital, family members of hospital staff, police, fire protection, rescue personnel, volunteer organizations and many others, the company’s employee rate of $30 per night. Those who have guests who may wish to take advantage of this offer should contact the Jameson Inn in Anderson.

The Jameson Inn in Anderson is located at 128 Interstate Blvd, Anderson, SC 29621. April Leopard can be reached at 864-375-9800.

Tuesday
Nov232010

Competition Winners Perform with CU Orchestra  

Winners of the annual Clemson University Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto/Aria Competition are the featured guest musicians at the next Clemson UniversitySymphony Orchestra concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Cellist Maria Parrini and mezzo-soprano Emma Ritter are the winners of the 2010 competition and will perform works by Henry Purcell andDavid Popper. “Both young women possess extraordinary talent,” said conductor Andrew Levin. “It will be a pleasure sharing the concert stage with both of them.”

Read the entire news release at:

http://www.clemson.edu/media-relations/article.php?article_id=3224