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Thursday
Jan142010

Anderson Youth Basketball Pioneer Dies

Linnaeus Garnet Alexander, 87, formerly of Creswell Avenue, widower of Dorothy Clement Alexander, died Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at Magnolia Manor, Greenville.

Mr. Alexander, for whom the Anderson Invitational Youth Basekeball Tournament is named, coached the sport for many years in Anderson and was well-known in the community. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sullivan-King Northeast Chapel. Obituary is here.



Thursday
Jan142010

Labor of the Fields Ministry Warms Heart and Soul

By Tara Payne

Friday nights mark not the end of the week for many in the area, but the beginning of a labor of love and acceptance for their neighbors who might need a warm meal or a warm smile.

Each Friday night, the Labor of the Fields ministry opens their doors from 6:30-7:30 p.m., located at El Nuevo Mana (New Manna) Church across from the Anderson Country Club on West Market Street, reaches out to those recovering from the struggles with drugs and alcohol.

There is a time of praise and worship with live Christian music, everything from Christian rock to rap, which is followed by a message from a variety of local pastors, which all focus on healing and salvation.

Each person who walks through the door is fed physically as well as spiritually.  No one who needs a warm meal is turned away.  The Haven of Rest donates a big pot of soup and volunteers bring food items ready to eat as well; anything from fried chicken to pizza. There are clothing needs also being met  Currently, due to the very cold weather, there is a need for coats, gloves and hats. To donate clothing or financial support or to volunteer, call Tyus Butler at 864-617-4162.

Wednesday
Jan132010

Grace Episcopal Soup Luncheon to Benefit Children's Home

Calvary Home for Children will benefit from this year’s Grace Episcopal Soup Luncheon. The 40th annual event will be Thursday, January 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 711 South McDuffie Street in Anderson.

Cost of the famous Episcopal women’s soup luncheon is $6.00 for soup, cornbread, beverage and dessert to eat in and $6.50 for take out. Pre-orders are appreciated for the take out by calling (864) 225-8011.

Based on the original recipe from Mary Ann Rice, the soup has filled thousands of hungry lunchers since 1970. The hardy ground beef and vegetable mixture is prepared now by many of the church families and combined with a secret ingredient to taste.

Wednesday
Jan132010

AP: Lawmakers Officially Reprimand Sanford

Tuesday
Jan122010

Girl Scouts to Aid Sheriff's Office Patrol Dog Cemetary

ANDERSON COUNTY -- Anderson County Girl Scout Troops 61 and 275 have selected the Anderson County Sheriff Office’s Patrol Dog Cemetery as their service project for the month of January, 2010. The girl scouts will volunteer at the cemetery, located in the Chris Taylor Park at the Civic Center of Anderson, on Monday, January 18th by weeding, sprucing up and performing general maintenance.
 
Girl Scout membership is open to all girls ages 5 through 17 and to adults, who subscribe to the Girl Scout Promise and Law. For more information about the Girl Scouts, visit http://www.gssc-mm.org. You may also contact Linda Loparo, Troop 275, at 933.1095.

Tuesday
Jan122010

Community Awareness Fair to Honor MLK Birthday

A Community Awareness Fair to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., will be held Jan. 18 from 4-6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center.  The keynote speaker will be the Rev. Dr. James L. Netters, Sr., Pastor of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

Participants include: Anderson County Library System, Anderson Ministerial Alliance, Omega Psi Phi—Voter registration, Fresh Start, United Way of Anderson County, AnMed Health, Census Bureau, Meals on Wheels, Clean Start, AOP Mental Health, NAMI, NAACP, Senior Solutions, Gang Task Force, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, EMS, Anderson County Parks and Recreation and Anderson County Senior Citizen’s Program.

Tuesday
Jan122010

School Dist. 5 Gets $336,000 Energy Grant

District Five has received a $336,537 grant from the State Energy Program for projects involving energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to 13 schools.

The grant is funded through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The projects include:

  • Replace two boilers with three new condensing boilers at Westside High School
  • Replace a 68-ton chiller with a new energy efficient chiller at the Hanna-Westside Extension Campus
  • Replace two boilers with two new condensing boilers at Southwood Middle School
  • Retrofit 80 metal halide lights with compact fluorescents at T.L. Hanna High School
  • Retrofit 90 metal halide lights with compact fluorescents at the Westside High School gymnasium
  • Install variable speed drives on air handling units at Concord, Centerville and Homeland Park elementary schools and South Fant Early Childhood and Education Center
  • Install motion detection light switches in workrooms and conference rooms in 13 schools

In June 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy announced more than $204 million in Recovery Act funding to support energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in ten states. South Carolina is using its $20.2 million in Recovery Act SEP funding to provide grants and loans to improve energy efficiency in public school districts, public colleges and universities, and state agencies.

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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45° F | 25° F
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Clear
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54° F | 27° F
Partly Cloudy
56° F | 34° F
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy Clear Clear Partly Cloudy

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