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STUDENTS CREATE ART DISPLAYING THEME: “Don’t Trash Our Future!” Artwork from 58 students at 7 different schools was submitted for the 15th Annual Anti-Litter Art Contest, sponsored by Keep Anderson County Beautiful. Students in Districts 1-5 from public and private schools were asked to create a piece of art that represented the theme, “Don’t Trash Our Future!” Two grand-prize winners (Olivia Chapman, Flat Rock Elementary and Jasmine Faye Cuddy, Belto...

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Anderson, S.C., March 11, 2016 — A great deal of Anderson’s history has been created by Lake Hartwell - but another portion lies under its surface. If you are interested in the history of our lake, come to the opening of the new Lake Hartwell Exhibit, “62 Years in the Making” on Tuesday, March 15 at the Anderson County Museum (ACM.) The wine and cheese opening reception is sponsored by the Friends Board of the ACM and will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. This event is op...

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ANDERSON, S.C. (March 3, 2016) – The second tournament of the 21st season of the Walmart FLW Tour, the most competitive circuit in professional bass-fishing, continues March 17-20 with the Walmart FLW Tour at Lake Hartwell presented by Evinrude. Hosted by the Anderson Convention & Visitors Bureau, the tournament will feature 170 of the world’s best bass-fishing professionals and co-anglers casting for top awards of up to $125,000 cash in the pro division and up to $25,000 cash in...

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Safety is the fundamental element that makes aviation possible. It is with this in mind that I am proud to announce that the Anderson Regional Airport’s Aircraft Maintenance Shop has been certified as a Federal Aviation Administration Part 145 Repair Station. A Part 145 Repair Station is a maintenance facility that has a certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 145 and is engaged in the maintenance, prev...

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Pendleton High School to Host Regional JROTC Drill Championships Anderson, SC – Pendleton High School and Anderson Lights of Hope will be hosting the 2nd annual Upstate Regional Drill Championships on Saturday March 5, at the Anderson Civic Center. The Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps has units in Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. These branches will be represented by students who have spent hundreds of hours training for this type of event. The Upstate Regional Drill Competit...

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Anderson County, SC - Upstate Forever’s 2016 ForeverGreen Public Servant of the Year is Anderson County’s Parks Director Matt Schell. The ForeverGreen event recognizes significant contributions to the areas of sustainable development, land conservation, clean water, air quality, waste reduction, public service, and volunteer work. Matt Schell ensures the accessibility of recreational opportunities to all while effectively serving the diverse needs and interests of our residents an...

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Councilwoman Gracie Floyd would like to invite you to “A Taste of Soul” Dinner honoring Black History Month on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 5:30p.m. The event will be held at the JBECO community center located at 115 Melody Trail, Anderson, SC 29621.    The menu: Black-eyed Peas with Neck Bones, Collard Greens, Pork Loin, Fried Chicken, Rice, Mac & Cheese, Pig Feet, Potato Salad, Cornbread, various Desserts, Sweet/Unsweet Tea and Water. There are only a limited n...

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High School Anglers to Invade Green Pond Landing   Anderson, S.C., February 19, 2016:  The Bass Federation, Student Angler Federation, will hold a one-day Bass Tournament, the Carolina Open, at Green Pond Landing and Lake Hartwell on Sunday, February 21. The tournament will feature young anglers from 4 different states. The tournament will begin on Sunday morning with the launch scheduled for 7am and the weigh-ins will be held at Green Pond Landing at 3pm. The public is invited and e...

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Full-depth patching is scheduled for February 8 - 22, 2016 for the following roads: Wren Road Hurricane Creek Road Murphy Road Jule Martin Road Broadway Lake Road   Please use caution when traveling these roads during repair.    

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ANDERSON COUNTY, S. C. – The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena will host the 23rd Annual South Carolina Horse Expo on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the first year that the equine expo will be held at the Pendleton arena.   This expo is an opportunity for horse enthusiast to learn horse health and disciplines, horse demonstrations will be held in the Main Arena, and vendors will be onsite.   Saturday, February 6th will be a day of learning and fun for...

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