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Wednesday
Nov182009

Hanna Bands Schedule Christmas Performances

The T.L. Hanna High School Bands have scheduled seven performances during the Christmas season. The schedule of performances is as follows:

Friday, December 4th at 6 p.m. - The T.L. Hanna Jazz Band will perform at the Anderson Christmas Tree Lighting on the Courthouse Square.

Sunday, December 6th at 3 p.m. - The T.L. Hanna Marching Band will participate in the Anderson Christmas Parade on Main Street in downtown Anderson.

Thursday, December 10th at 7:15 p.m. The T.L. Hanna Band will present an Evening Christmas Concert with McCants Middle School in T.L. Hanna Mall Area. A reception will follow the concert

Friday, December 11th at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. - The T.L. Hanna Band and T.L. Hanna Strings will present their annual Christmas Assemblies in the Mall Area of the school.

Friday, December 11th at 1:15 p.m. – The T.L. Hanna Jazz Band and Drum Line will perform at Calhoun Elementary.

Friday, December 18th at 9 a.m. – The T.L. Hanna Jazz Band will perform at Concord Elementary.

Richard C. Baskin and Roger Whitt are the Directors of the T.L. Hanna Bands.

Tuesday
Nov172009

Council Moves Ahead on Litter Ordinance, Travel Scrutiny

Anderson County Council approved a tax break extension for Chomarat, a manufacturer of construction and composite materials, which has committed to a bring 15 new permanent full-time jobs to Anderson County as part of a new $5 million investment in the county.

Council also unanimously approved on second reading an ordinance revising the county's travel reimbursement policy. The proposal calls for greater overall oversight of travel funds and timetables for reimbursements. A second resolution seeking to suspend Anderson County reimbursement for the travel expenses for county council members for the remainder of the 2009-2010 budget year was withdrawn by Councilwoman Gracie Floyd, the author of the resolution.

Approval was also given on second reading to an ordinance pertaining to the securing of litter while being transported. It was proposed that “it shall be unlawful for any person to transport any loose materials by truck or other motor vehicle within the corporate limits of the county unless the material is covered and secured in such as manner as to prevent litter on public and private property. Plastic or paper trash bags are not considered secured." Councilwoman Cindy Wilson said another meeting is scheduled for Nov. 20 to further explore this issue.

Council also unanimously approved the proposed use of the 2006 PCB settlement money to fund: the Greenpond Project, which would expand boating facilities on Hartwell Lake to allow Anderson County to host national fishing tournaments; the Brown Road project, which will include a boardwalk and generally improve the facility for family use; and Water Environmental Education Center aimed at, among other things, attracting tourists to the area.

In other business, council:
Approved a blanket resolution allowing the county apply for any federal and state grants unless matching funds which have not already been approved are involved.

Approved the acceptance of Brookstone Meadows Subdivision Final Phase III Roads into the county road system.

Approved on first reading on a proposal to move public safety, animal control and litter control under the auspices of the Sheriff's department.

Extended tax breaks for Chomarat, BMW and AFCO.

Appropriations:
$1,000 Senior Citizen and Retired Club in Pendleton
$1,000 Broadway Lake Fish Restocking, caused by damage to spillway
$1,000 to Golden Harvest Food Bank
$500 to Crimestoppers
$500 Belton Museum Association
$100 Starr Recreational Center

Tuesday
Nov172009

Festival of the Trees Fundraiser This Week

The Festival of the Trees, a fundraiser for Foothills Alliance, will begin this week at the Calhoun downtown.

The Festival is a community-wide family holiday event featuring fully decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, centerpieces, etc. The magic of the Festival is centered around lavish, uniquely decorated one-of-a-kind trees. Creative wreaths and centerpieces bring out the beauty of the event, and every item is for sale to the public. Through donations and sponsorships, the Festival of Trees provides an opportunity for individuals, groups and businesses to make a difference in the lives of hurting people.

Free photos with Santa are also scheduled for Friday night.

Participants will experience elegant and creative trees, adorned to reflect their decorators’ creativity. The community is invited to view the trees, wreaths and centerpieces throughout the Festival. An elegant Chocolate Affair and tree auction is scheduled for Sat., Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Bidders may purchase a beautifully decorated tree for the holiday season that will be delivered right to their door. For more information call 231-7273, or visit the Foothills website.

Tuesday
Nov172009

Honea Path Rescue Squad Suspended

Tuesday
Nov172009

Junior League Holiday Market Today

The Junior League of Anderson County's Holiday Market Tuesday, November 17 • 4pm - 8pm Hospice House of Anderson (1835 Rogers Road, Anderson)   Come out and start your holiday shopping. Gifts galore! Unique items for everyone on your list!
ADMISSION:
$1 or a canned good for the Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM) Food Pantry
Vendors include: Thirty-One; Monogram Me; Jolie’s Kidstuff Boutique; Metal Morphisis Studios; ASW Glass Art; Pearlia; Southern Living at Home; Premiere Jewelry; Homemade Jewelry; Tupperware; Jewels by Park Lane; Life is Beads; Kathleen Barnhart Jewelry; The Soapery; Christmas is Coming!; Bird Mountain Creations; Hospice of the Upstate; Aiken Hallow Designs; Nitcys Sweets & Treats; Arianna’s Designs; Tile it Like It is; Shaklee; Beijo Bags; Pampered Chef; Loblolly Lane; Sew Creative; Creative Memories;              Design by Valentine; Julian Ryce Creations; JLAC Cookbooks & Dip Mixes.  

Monday
Nov162009

Buckmasters Low Country Boil & BBQ To Benefit AIM Tonight

When: Mon, November 16, 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Where: Anderson Civic Center

DescriptionDinner:* Live Music * Auction * Raffles Advance Tickets - $45 or $65 for couples At the Door - $50 or $75 for couples RSVP to Oscar McCurry at 225-8704 or email: mccurrysoutboard@bellsouth.net A portion of the proceeds will benefit Anderson Interfaith Ministries.

Monday
Nov162009

Council to Look at Travel Reimbursement

Travel reimbursement policies and more discussion on securing transported litter are among the items on the agenda for Anderson County Council's Nov. 17 meeting at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.

A moment of silence in honor of the late Brantley Jordan will also be observed as part of Tuesday night's meeting. The complete agenda can be found here.

Sunday
Nov152009

Special Called EMS Commission Meeting

There will be a special called EMS commission meeting at 6pm on Monday November 16, in the second floor conference room of the Anderson County Historic Court House. 

The subject of this meeting will be the Honea Path Rescue Squad.

Sunday
Nov152009

Upstate Democrats Host Gubernatorial Candidates

Upstate Reception for the Gubernatorial Candidates
Date: November 17, 2009
The South Carolina Democratic Party invites you to our Upstate Reception honoring the Democratic gubernatorial candidates.

The Democratic Candidates for Governor: Dwight Drake, Robert Ford, Mullins McLeod, Jim Rex, Vincent Sheheen
6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 17

Anderson County Arts Center Atrium, 110 Federal Street, Anderson, SC


Cost: Individuals $50; Supporters $250; Hosts  $500; Sponsors $1,000

Sunday
Nov152009

School Dist. 5 Trustees Meet

6:30 P.M. – November 17, 2009, Board Room – Administration Building

 
Sunday
Nov152009

Bi-Lo Donates to Dist. 5 Homeless Program

Bi-Lo Charities presented District Five's McKinney Homeless Education Program with a check for $2,542.10 on Wednesday. Pictured are, from left, Bi-Lo District Director Alvin Farrow, Lisa Hall, McKinney Homeless Grant Liaison for District Five; Fred Shropshier Bi-Lo Regional Vice President; and Wayne Pierce, Manager of Bi-Lo Store No. 709.

Saturday
Nov142009

AU Music Department Presents Fall Choral Concert

Anderson University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts is proud to present an evening of collaboration joining several talented musical groups on campus. The Fall Choral Excursions Concert will feature the Anderson University Choir, Chamber Singers, and West African Drum and Dance Ensemble, blended together to offer audience members of all ages something to enjoy. The performance will be held in Henderson Auditorium on November 20, 2009 at 7:30 pm.

The Choral Excursions Concert will contain two very different themes. The beginning and end will spotlight the music of Africa, brought to the Anderson University campus by the efforts of Dr. David Perry. His landmark group, the West African Drum and Dance Ensemble, will perform on its own and accompany the Choir. During the second part of the concert, the Chamber Singers will present P.D.Q. Bach’s Oedipus Tex, a comedic parody of classical choral music and Greek tragedy. The community is invited to come and enjoy a night of variety and laughter. Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for students. Call (864) 231-2080 for more information.

Thursday
Nov122009

Students Found Near Cobb's Glenn

Anderson County law enforcement has captured the two missing middle schoolers without incident. Details here