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Anderson Defeats Brevard, Stays atop SAC Standings  

BREVARD, N.C. – The ninth-ranked Anderson University men’s soccer team wrapped up its four-match road swing by holding off Brevard, 2-0, in South Atlantic Conference action Wednesday afternoon at the BC Soccer Field.  

Anderson (10-2, 5-0 SAC) stretched its win streak to a school-record eight matches, while Brevard fell to 1-11-1 overall, 0-6 in the SAC and has dropped eight of its last nine contests.

The Trojans were unable to capitalize on a 6-2 advantage in shots in the opening half and also held a 5-0 edge in corner kicks. 

Anderson will put its 11-match home win streak on the line Saturday when Tusculum invades Trojan Stadium for a 3 p.m. match.  


Dist. 5 Schools to Dismiss Early Wednesday

Wednesday, October 12 will be an early dismissal day for students in Anderson School District Five. 

Students at South Fant and West Market Early Childhood and Education Centers will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m. and there will be no afternoon classes. Elementary school students will be dismissed at 11 a.m. Middle school and high school students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. Buses will run their normal routes at these earlier times. 

No lunch will be served to students on this day; however, breakfast will be provided.

This early release will allow time for our teachers to engage in professional development in their individual schools. District Five parents and guardians with questions are encouraged to contact their school principal.


Council Calls Meeting Tuesday

Anderson County Council will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. for a called meeting to consider E-911 equipment and economic impact issues concerning Electrolux.


Red Ribbon Walk to Honor Fallen Firefighters, Law Enforcement

A Red Ribbon Walk in the Park will be help at Chris Taylor Memorial Park, Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m. The event will honor fallen firefighters and law enforcement officers in Anderson County and celebrate a drug-free Anderson.


Wren Event to Benefit Cancer Patients, Families

The Wren High School Booster Club is not offering special special edition pink long-sleeved t-shirts for the ‘CANES VERSUS CANCER event, a "pink out" game vs. Laurens, as part of the Oct. 28 event scheduled from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Proceeds will be presented to the Cancer Association of Anderson.

“Very few people’s lives have not been touched by someone battling cancer,” said Dan Cooper, president of the Wren High School Booster Club. “The ’Canes for Cancer’ event provides a very simple way to demonstrate your support for those families who are battling this terrible disease. The Wren Hurricanes have had a successful season on the football field; now we want to take the battle ‘down the field’ against our toughest opponent ever – CANCER! The Canes would like to thank Anderson County District 6 Councilman Ken Waters for his support in this worthwhile cause.”   

For more information, contact Dan Cooper, Booster Club President at

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AU Outlasts Mars Hill in Men's Soccer 

MARS HILL, N.C. – In a battle between regionally-ranked teams, No. 21 Anderson outpaced Mars Hill, 1-0, in South Atlantic Conference men’s soccer action Sunday afternoon at Meares Stadium.  

Anderson (9-2, 4-0 SAC), the third-ranked team in the Southeast Region, extended its win streak to seven matches – which equals last season’s as the longest in school history - and has won nine of its last 10 contests, while Mars Hill (7-4, 4-2 SAC), ranked fourth in the Southeast Region, suffered its second consecutive setback after winning four in a row. 

With the win, the Trojans kept pace with Lincoln Memorial (4-0) and Tusculum (3-0) as the only undefeated teams in league play, while the Lions slipped into fourth place in the SAC standings.

Anderson closes out its four-match road swing Wednesday with a conference matchup at Brevard. Kick-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. at the BC Soccer Field.  


Catawba Holds Off Lady Trojans in Volleball

ANDERSON, S.C. – Catawba middle blocker Emily Richardson’s match-high .316 hitting percentage helped lead Catawba to a 3-0 (25-22, 26-24, 25-17) South Atlantic Conference volleyball win past the Trojans Saturday afternoon at the Abney Athletic Center.  

The two teams wrapped up the first half of their South Atlantic schedule with the Trojans slipping to 5-14 overall and 3-6 in the league, while Catawba (12-5, 6-3 SAC) snapped a two-match losing streak and has won three of its last five outings.

Anderson opens the second half of its conference slate by visiting Newberry on Tuesday before returning to the Abney Center for a three-match homestand Saturday. The Trojans rallied from a two-set deficit to defeat Newberry in the season-opener for both teams earlier this season. First-serve versus the Wolves is scheduled for 7 p.m.   


Kristin Palmer Williams to Lead Cancer Association

Kristin Palmer Williams was named executive director of the Cancer Association of Anderson on Wednesday. She succeeds the founding executive director, Kathryn Smith, who is taking on a new role as development coordinator for the organization.

Mrs. Williams, 44, has been an active volunteer at CAA for several years, serving as captain of its Daring Divas & Dashing Dudes Marathon Team and participating in the 1 in 8 Breast Cancer support Group and the C Dragons dragon boat team. She also serves on the cancer care team at her church. A graduate of Clemson University, she has had a successful career in sales and marketing and has run her own marketing firm, PalmerBrown Direct, for the past five years.

A native of Anderson County and graduate of Belton-Honea Path High School, Mrs. Williams is married to Butch Williams and is the mother of two children, Austin, 14, and Devin, 10. She is pictured with her husband on the cover of “The Pink Book” of breast cancer survivor stories recently published by the Cancer Association. 

"I am thrilled about taking on the leadership position of executive director of the Cancer Association of Anderson. Kathryn has had such a positive influence on the cancer patients of Anderson County, and I look forward to following in her footsteps," Mrs. Williams said.

“We are delighted that a person with Kristin’s abilities and passion who also happens to be a cancer survivor will be leading our organization,” said Dr. David Martoccia, president of the board of directors. He noted that the search for the right person began in July, and numerous interviews were conducted by a committee of board members, staff and cancer survivors.

Mrs. Smith, who announced plans to step down as executive director this past spring, said she is very pleased by the board’s choice. “I am so glad Kristin is coming on board to move CAA to the next level, and hope she enjoys her work here as much as I have. I look forward to working under her as development coordinator.”

Mrs. Williams will also be assisted by Lynn Buchanan, site manager; Julie Hart, project coordinator, and the board of directors. She begins her duties on Oct. 17.


AU Volleyball Loses to #15 Wingate

The Anderson University volleyball team battled 15th-ranked Wingate, but the visiting Bulldogs pulled away for a 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-14) win past the Trojans in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action Friday night at the Abney Athletic Center. 

Anderson (5-13, 3-5 SAC), which was looking to hand Wingate (17-0, 8-0 SAC) its first league loss since 2006, suffered its fifth consecutive setback.

Wingate, the defending NCAA Southeast Regional Champions, extended its conference win streak to 72 matches and has won 31 straight sets this year.Anderson will get back on the court Saturday afternoon, when Catawba invades the Abney Center for a 2 p.m. contest.  


Transportation Committee to Meet Monday

The Anderson County Transportation Committee have scheduled their next meeting on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 4:00 P.M. It will be held in the Conference Room of the Transportation Division Building at 735 Michelin Boulevard, Anderson, South Carolina. The public is invited. The committee will consider a list of the most recent requests at the meeting.


Scare The Crime Out of Homeland Park Oct. 22

The 2nd Annual "SCARE THE CRIME OUT OF HOMELAND PARK" ommunity-wide holiday event will be Saturday, October 22, from 5-6:30 pm, and will feature a "March Against Crime" walk from Wellington Park to Freedom Church where their Fall Festival will be held . The march begins at 5 p.m. Visit Informational Booths! Enjoy the Festivities and trick or treating will be held. Kids are welcomed to wear costumes. For more information, please call  Gracie Floyd at 226-3491 or Doreen Montepara at 261-7009. The event is sponsored by the Anderson County Gang Prevention Coalition and Freedom Church.


Mosaic Theater to Present “To Kill a Mockingbird”  

The Mosaic Theatre will present its production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” on six dates in November. The production will run November 4-6 and November 11-13. All six performances will begin at 7 p.m.

The play is based on Harper Lee’s 1960 novel of the same name, which stands as one of the most beloved and studied novels in American literature. The novel was also made into the highly-regarded 1962 film starring Gregory Peck.

The play stars Leigh Burton of McCants Middle School as Jean Louise; Joey Opperman, a Westside High School alumnus, as Atticus; Bradley Powell of Midway Elementary School of Science and Engineering as Scout; Tyler Saperstein of Southwood Academy of the Arts as Jem; and Noah Hall of Southwood Academy as Dill. The play is directed by Rick Mascaro. 

Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors age 65 and over. Admission is $5 for pre-reserved groups of 10 or more. To reserve tickets, please call 864-723-8600.

The Mosaic Theatre entrance is located at the rear of the Anderson V Career Campus located at 1225 South McDuffie Street. Please follow the signs from the corner of Hampton Street and South McDuffie.


T.L. Hanna Hosts College Application Day  

The T.L. Hanna High School guidance department will host College Application Day for seniors on Tuesday, October 11. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in computer labs 408, 409, 411, and 412.  

Representatives from colleges and universities as well as the State Department of Education will be available in the computer labs to assist seniors as they complete the college application process online. Seniors will receive a card with their designated time and lab location. 

Teachers are asked to excuse seniors from class and permit them to attend as counselors will be available in the labs to document attendance. Seniors will also be excused from any affected classes at the Anderson V Career Campus and Southwood Academy of the Arts for this purpose.