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Tuesday
Feb162010

Fundraiser Concert Set for Dist. 5 Chorus Program

Duo Pianistico will present a concert titled “Music Romantico” on Thursday, February 18th as a fundraiser for the District Five middle school chorus program. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium at McCants Middle School at 2123 Marchbanks Avenue. 

Tuesday
Feb162010

Museum Hosts Black History Month Exhibit, Craft Time

The Anderson County Museum will recognize Black History month by hosting an African themed craft for children on Saturday, February 20 at 1 p.m. The ACM’s exhibit Persistence of the Spirit details the linking of West African culture to the Upstate and specifically Anderson County. Children will visit this exhibit filled with authentic and colorful West African artifacts to gain inspiration to paint and decorate their own West African inspired masks. 

The museum has many exhibits pertinent to Black History month including the story of Corporal Freddie Stowers, a World War I Medal of Honor recipient. Our education exhibit, By the Book, tells the story of the African American experience in education, including the Rosenwald schools and the day of integration.  The permanent exhibit Trade Street tells the story of East Church Street, Anderson’s once thriving black business district. The children will be given a guided tour of these exhibits. 


Monday
Feb152010

Anderson Democrats to Hold Precinct Meeting Saturday

The Anderson County Democratic Party will hold a precinct meeting Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Westside Community Center at 1100 West Franklin Street. The precinct meetings are the first step in getting more Democrats elected in 2010

Monday
Feb152010

Anderson Observer to Drop Arrest Records

A decision has been made to drop one of our top five most read features, the police arrest records, and we wanted to let our readers know why.

The Anderson Observer is committed to bringing news which is useful for our community, whether it be a county council story, a fundraiser for one our many local charities or any other story or report which might impact our readers in some way.

Reporting who is arrested and why, unless it is something which poses a real danger to those in our area, just does not seem to fit our mission. There is so much human misery in the world and so much of it wears a face of someone's son, daughter, brother, sister, father or mother. And while we are all grateful for our law enforcement in the city and the county, publishing arrests of every violation seems to serve little purpose.

We hope you understand our decision, and would love to hear from you.

Monday
Feb152010

Native American Singer to Perform at AU

Michael Jacobs, an award-winning Cherokee contemporary recording artist from Milwaukee, will be performing in the Merritt Theater at Anderson University on Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 pm. His music is a mixture of Native American, rock, pop, and folk, and it fuses contemporary and traditional sounds and is filled with powerful imagery. His songs address human issues: peace, justice, suffering, the environment, relationships, and wholeness, as well as provide insights on the Native American culture.

Michael’s debut solo CD, Sacred Nation, received a 2003 Native American Music Award and his remarkable follow-up recording, They Come Dancing, was nominated in 2004. JPoet of Native Peoples magazine writes, “Michael Jacobs has a big, raspy voice, one that often draws comparisons to Don Henley, and he sings with an understated power that gives every lyric the ring of truth.”

Monday
Feb152010

County Council to Hear Finance Committee Report

Anderson County Council will hear a report from the finance committee as part of the regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in the historic courthouse.

Monday
Feb152010

Anderson County Republican Party to hold Lt. Governor Debate  

The Anderson County Republican Party will hold a Lieutenant Governors Debate on Monday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m. The debate will be held at Henderson Auditorium on the Anderson University Campus and will feature Ken Ard of Pamplico and Bill Connor of Orangeburg.  Lee Rogers, newscaster for WORD radio in Greenville, will be the debate moderator. 

Mr. Ard is a small businessman who currently serves on the Florence County Council. Mr. Connor served 10 years as an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army . After leaving active duty to become a reservist, Bill earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina.

 

For further information please call 864-221-0154 or visit andersongop.org

 

 

Saturday
Feb132010

McCants Takes Home Boys, Girls Basketball Titles

McCants Middle School is now home to both Tri-County Middle School basketball championships.  The girls’ team finished the season 12-2 and defeated Edwards Middle School to win their title. The boys’ team was 11-3 and defeated Lakeside Middle School in their championship game. 

Friday
Feb122010

SNOWFALL!



Friday
Feb122010

Hanna-Westside Basketball Game Rescheduled

Today's Westside-Hanna Basketball Game has been postponed due to the inclement weather we are expecting. It has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 13th) at the Westside Gymnasium.

Friday
Feb122010

Snow on the Way

Today

PM Snow
PM Snow
High
38° F
Precip: 100%
Between 1 and 5 inches expected by the end of the storm tonight.

 

 
Thursday
Feb112010

AU Wind Symphony to Present Concert

The Anderson University Wind Symphony will present its annual concert on Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm in Daniel Recital Hall of AU’s Rainey Fine Arts Center. Among the selections to be performed are Bennett’s Suite of Old American Dances, Williams’ Symphonic Dance No. 3 – Fiesta!, Sousa’s Washington Post March, and Williams’ Fantasy on ‘Yankee Doodle’.

Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for the general public and are available at the Rainey Fine Arts Center Box Office. For more information, please call 864-231-2080.

Thursday
Feb112010

Belton to Officially Welcome Ansher Enterprises at Friday Event

The pubic is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony to elebrate the opening of a new business in Belton, Ansher Enterprises, Inc., at 10 am, Friday, February 12, at 107 Anderson Street, Belton.

Agenda

Emcee                                              Bob Burriss, Water Department, City of Belton

Invocation

Welcome & Remarks           Rufus Callaham, Mayor, City of Belton, Eddie Moore, Vice-chair Anderson County Council, Rusty Burns, Anderson County Administrator

Remarks from Others

Ribbon Cutting                                The McDonald’s, Officials and Staff

Tour and Refreshments