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Tuesday
Jan122010

Dist. 5 Board to Review Southwood Conversion

A Building Committee Meeting has been scheduled for January 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the District Five Administrative Offices.  The purpose of the meeting is to review the Southwood conversion project.  All Board Members are invited to attend.  A light meal will be provided.

The public is invited.

Tuesday
Jan122010

AP: Bad Budget News Awaits S.C. Legislature

Monday
Jan112010

International Festival to Feature West African Culture

The 2010 Anderson International Festival (AIF) will feature West African culture through 17 events in 16 days.  Starting on January 15, the black-tie “Selebrasie Africque” gala at the Anderson County Museum serves as the official kick off event. People attending the gala will get a preview of the exhibit “Persistence of Spirit,” which will officially open the next day to the public. 

.This year’s events vary in scope from films, to cultural/religious/travel discussions, to parties, to choral/drumming/dancing performances, to tours of antebellum slave cabins, to history and folk art exhibits and more. So, there will be something to excite all of the senses in all age groups.

The vibrant colors, the tastes, the textures and the sounds of West Africa can be experienced at the finale event when the Westside Community Center gymnasium is transformed into a village setting for an afternoon on January 30. Radio station JAMZ will conduct a live remote from the finale event which will mix contemporary and historical elements of West Africa. A Ghanian dance troupe will thrill the crowd with their rhythmic motions. Traditional food, jewelry and clothing will also be part of the activities that day.

For event details and directions, visit www.aifpassport.com

Monday
Jan112010

Season Weather to Return

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A slow warming trend will bring seasonal tempertatures to the area by mid-week.

Sunday
Jan102010

Ex-Ambassador to Speak at Clemson

The Honorable Linda Tarr-Whelan will speak at the Strom Thurmond Institute at Clemson University from 5:30-6:30 pm on Thursday, January 14, 2010. Former Ambassador Tarr-Whelan is a Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director of the Women's Leadership Initiative.  Her book "Women Lead the Way: Your Guide to Stepping up to Leadership and Changing the World," was published in 2009. She served as Ambassador to the UN Commission on the Status of Women in the Clinton Administration and as Deputy Assistant to President Jimmy Carter for Women's Concerns in the White House.

Named as one of the 50 most powerful women in Washington by Ladies Home Journal, she was Administrative Director of the New York State Department of Labor, Policy Director for AFSCME, AFL-CIO, Government Relations Director and Chief Lobbyist for the National Education Association, President/CEO of the Center for Policy Alternatives, and with her husband, the Managing Partner of Tarr-Whelan & Associates, Inc, an international management consultancy.

Saturday
Jan092010

WYFF: Unemployment Beneftis Could Require Drug Testing

Friday
Jan082010

Frigid Weather to Hold Through Weekend


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Partly Cloudy
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 49°  | 27°



Friday
Jan082010

AP: Stanford would Cut Pay, Health Care in Next Budget

Friday
Jan082010

NYT: NBC to Move Leno to 11:30 

Thursday
Jan072010

Latest Forecast: No Accumulation

Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers early... then snow or rain showers likely this evening. A chance of snow showers after midnight. Little or no snow accumulation. Cold with lows in the mid 20s. Southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Friday, sunny with highs in the 30s.



Thursday
Jan072010

United Way Collecting Items for MLK Service Day

The African American Leadership Council of United Way of Anderson County is gearing up for its 4th Annual MLK Day On Day of Service January 16. On that day, the African American Leadership Council will collect items for Anderson Interfaith Ministries, Clean Start, Nurse Family Partnership, Salvation Army, Safe Harbor II. Items needed are: soap, diapers, paper towels, toilet paper, baby wipes, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, socks and laundry detergent. Items can be dropped off at United Way of Anderson County at 907 N. Main St. (using the Murray Ave. entrance) on that date from 10am – 2pm. For more information, please contact Quenton Tompkins at (864) 226-3438. 



Thursday
Jan072010

Hanna Standout Chosen for Army All-American Bowl

Wide receiver Martavis Bryant of T.L Hanna High School has been selected to play in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of student-athletes.

Those selected will play in the 10th Anniversary game on Saturday, January 9, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual classic East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC and will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.

For 10 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has served as the launching pad for many of America’s future college and NFL stars. Adrian Peterson, Reggie Bush, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, and Terrelle Pryor all made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. Last spring, eight alumni of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl were selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Thursday
Jan072010

Lakeside Teacher to be Honored in D.C.

Lakeside Middle School teacher Christi Fricks has joined 86 of her colleagues from across the nation in Washington, D.C. for four days of events that will include a visit to the White House and an awards ceremony at the National Academy of Sciences. In July, Ms. Fricks, a sixth grade math teacher at Lakeside, was one of 87 science and math teachers named as winners of the prestigious 2008 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

The annual award is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade math or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Enacted by Congress in 1983, the program is administered by the National Science Foundation on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy