Opinion

Time to go to work ... Again

At some point Monday night Anderson County government “clicked.”

At some point Monday night all 16 members of the County Commission, the County Mayor, the County Law Director, and I dare say a dozen or so department heads, found the fortitude to take a step back, take a deep breath, and plunge into the business of the county’s business head on.

Again.

And that says a great deal, to me anyway, about the leadership in this county.

The county’s business is your business. It’s the business of every citizen in this county and these elected and appointed officials took that to heart Monday night — at least that’s my take on the matter.

The 18.25-cents property tax increase that was passed and then vetoed by County Mayor Terry Frank may be dead. Or at least it’s not feeling very well.

But there is work to be done.

The grueling, soul-crushing work undertaken by the Anderson County Budget Committee — to take on what it has since January should not be overlooked — means more than most people appreciate.

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Tribute to Business: What a success

EDITOR:

What a success! The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce members have now enjoyed our 8th Annual Tribute to Business Long Table Dinner, and the event is getting rave reviews!

On behalf of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, we want to extend a heart-felt thank you for the commitment of our sponsors for making this event so successful.

It was the vision of the Board of Directors and the Chamber Staff to honor, entertain, and provide a networking forum for our members in a pleasant, comfortable environment. We could not have done it without the continued support of our Members and Community Partners.

We would like to recognize the sponsors of this event. At our top sponsorship level, Award Sponsors: All Occasions Party Rentals, Fox Toyota, PCUD Natural Gas, South Made Marketing, and Stephenson Realty & Auction.

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