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WW II Veteran to Speak at Museum

On Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. the Anderson County Museum is honored to have James. B. Summers speak on his experience serving as a gunnery officer aboard the USS Hogan in World War II. The USS Hogan was originally a destroyer ship that was converted to a minesweeping ship. The Hogan was involved in five World War II invasions and never had a man killed or injured. Mr. Summers and some of the other shipmates credit this to the fact that the USS Hogan was one of the few small ships to have prayer services held regularly on the deck of the ship.

The shipmates of the USS Hogan have held reunions almost every year since 1976. Presently, only 22 shipmates remain living. Mr. Summers is 88 years old and acknowledges that these reunions are probably entering their final stages. The “Hoganites” as the ship mates call themselves, and Mr. Summers in particular, believe relaying their experiences to those who didn’t live it is incredibly valuable. Mr. Summers has shared his experience in venues across the country.

Please join us Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. to learn about this amazing part of our country’s history from someone who lived it and survived it. 

The Anderson County Museum is at 202 East Greenville Street, in downtown Anderson. The Fred Whitten Gallery and Museum Store hours are Tuesday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Reading and Research Room is open 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and by appointment. ACM is handicap accessible and admission is free. Donations are always welcome. For more information, contact the Anderson County Museum at (864) 260-4737.  


AU Wind Symphony to Present Concert in the Park

Anderson University Wind Symphony will present a “Concert in the Park” on Thursday, April 8 at 4 p.m. in front of the Thrift Library on the Anderson University campus.  Audience members are encouraged to bring a chair, umbrella, or blanket and enjoy the concert at no charge.

In case of rain, the concert will be held in Daniel Recital Hall in the Rainey Fine Arts Center at Anderson University.  For additional information, please call 864-231-2127.

AUWS is comprised of 40 students performing with woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.  Any Anderson University student with instrumental experience is welcome to audition for the AUWS.


Anderson City Elections Today

City of Anderson, SC The City of Anderson municipal election is Tuesday, April 6. All polling locations are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Annemarie Eaton Dies at 102


Council to Vote on Election Transfer, Vehicle Use

Anderson County Council will take a final vote on transferring authority for odd-numbered year elections to the county Registration and Elections Commission at Tuesday night’s meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the historic courthouse.  Council will also remove from the table a proposal to limit the number of vehicles available for full-time use of county employees. The complete agenda for the meeting can be found here.


AU To Offer 12-Month Education Master's Degree

The Anderson University College of Education is now offering two Master of Education degrees with an aggressive course schedule that allows students to earn their graduate degree in record time. Utilizing summer courses, students can earn a Master of Education or a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision without extensive months of course work. The Master of Education degree can be earned in 12 months, while the Master of Education in Supervision and Administration degree can be earned in 18 months. 

All courses will be taught by College of Education faculty who have years of classroom and administrative experience in public schools. As a result, students will receive expert instruction based on real experience and practical knowledge. 

As a part of its new accelerated master’s degree programs, the College of Education will be offering four, two-week courses this summer for the first time. The first course begins June 14th and is enrolling now. For a complete list of courses and to learn more about earning a Master of Education degree in 12 months or a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision degree in 18 months, call (864) 231-2020 or visit


Electric City Playhouse Slates Drama Camps for June

The Electric City Playhouse’s 2010 Drama Camp will be held Jun 14-18, 21-25 from 9:00am-12:30pm for young actors aged 8 through 15. Throughout the two weeks, young actors will learn elements of classical musical theatre, group dance steps, joyful songs, voice inflection and projection and theatre etiquette and camaraderie. Young actors will grow as they learn self-esteem, cultivating artistry, and fostering teamwork in an atmosphere of encouragement and respect.

As a performance also lends a sense of energy and excitement to the camp, at the end of their two weeks the young actors will perform on our stage to show off their newly expanded skills. There is no experience necessary, the registration deadline is May 31 and the cost is $150 with an additional $25 for each sibling. Please contact (864) 224-4248 or for more information.


2010 Iron Horse Run for Horses April 10

On Saturday, April 10th, the Palmetto Equine Awareness & Rescue League (PEARL) will sponsor the 2010 IRON HORSES RUN FOR HORSES bike rally to benefit the organization’s rescue and rehabilitation efforts for abused, neglected and abandoned animals in the Upstate. Registration begins at 11 am at Timms Harley Davidson, 4110 Clemson Boulevard, Anderson.

The Rally route begins at Timms, with last bike out at 1 pm. Other stops are Hogtails in Pendleton, Neighbors in Townville, The Last Chance in Walhalla, The Dugout in Anderson and the final stop, Bullfeathers in Anderson, where riders can enjoy live entertainment and plenty of great door prizes. Cars are welcome to participate.

Bikers will compete for the $500 Grand Prize and $100 Biggest Loser prize. The top door prize is a new set of Michelin motorcycle tires, which includes mounting. Other prizes are pet health care packages, gift basket with cut & color from Jared Lloyd Studio on Main St.,  free concealed weapons permit class with Lt. Michael Mitchell of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, a mandolin from Lord Hevy's, an 80-minute massage from Primary Care Aesthetics, and various gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses.

PEARL is a 501 C 3 organization. All proceeds from the 2010 Iron Horses Run for Horses Rally will fund PEARL’s future training projects for law enforcement and first responders, as well as funding the rescue and rehabilitation of abused, neglected, and abandoned large animals. 

For more information, contact Nicole Walukewicz at 864.940.0954.
You may also visit PEARL’s web site:


Animal Shelter Offers Special Adoption Prices

The Anderson County Animal Shelter is offering an Easter Special with $35 Adoptions of all puppies, kittens, dogs, and cats, March 29-April 10, 2010. For more information call 864-260-4151 or Email: 


Council Chair Dunn Schedules Community Meeting

Council Chairman Tommy Dunn has scheduled a Community Meeting at 7 pm, Monday, April 5 at the Williford Fire Station. 

"This meeting is open to everyone," said Dunn. "I encourage residents to come out and share their comments, concerns and suggestions. We understand that if we truly want transparency, we must take advantage of all opportunities to talk with and understand what matters to the residents of Anderson County. Please take this opportunity to let us hear from you."



Shakespeare to Offer Fishing License Rebates

Shakespeare and Take Me Fishing(TM) are partnering to promote fishing among youth, adults and families. Potential anglers that purchase $30 or more of Shakespeare kits* or combos* and also purchase a 2010 fishing license can submit their claim form and receive $10 dollars back.

"This promotion is a great way to strengthen the excitement of fishing," said Mike Phillips, Shakespeare Brand Manager. "We want families to learn more about fishing, enjoy the outdoors together, and save some money in the process. Take Me Fishing and Shakespeare encourage parents to plan family outings to have fun fishing this summer."

The promotion will kickoff just in time for the spring fishing season beginning April 1, 2010 and expires August 31, 2010.


Electric City Playhouse Looking for Actors for Medical Project

Electric City Playhouse is looking for six actors - three males and three females, ages late 50s, to participate in an end-of-life training project offered through Winthrop University, in partnership with AnMed Health and The Duke Endowment. This unique experience is part of a training program for health care professionals, provides good practice for actors and helps to better prepare the medical community for an extremely difficult situations.

Male actors will play the role of Patient and female actors will play the role of Patient's Wife. Interested actors should attend a training session on Monday, April 12th at 7:00 - 9:00pm at the Electric City Playhouse on 514 N Murray Ave. Actors will be needed to play these roles on Sunday, April 18th and Sunday, July 11th from 1:00 - 5:30pm at Anderson University. If you are interested, please contact Amanda Werts at or (803) 323-4974.


Clemson Symphony to perform Bach, Brahms, Mozart and Dvorak 

The Clemson University Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert showcasing
the orchestral repertoire of Bach, Brahms, Mozart and Dvorak. The
performance at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at the Brooks Center for the
Performing Arts will feature a variety of music for full orchestra, chamber
orchestra, chamber ensemble and with chorus.

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