Watkins Epigram Unveiling

Memorable words: William Watkins quote embedded in sidewalk in downtown Anderson By Abe Hardesty Posted June 18, 2013 at 7:52 p.m. ANDERSON — “Only if its people are all they can be,” William Law Watkins once stated at the Anderson County courthouse, “can our county be all we ask of it.” Fourteen years after his…

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Foundation Announces Lyons Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Foothills Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2012 recipients of the Jonny A. Lyons Memorial Scholarship. A bequest from Mrs. John Joseph Lyons provides scholarship assistance to descendants of Orr-Lyons Mill employees. Her legacy will live on in perpetuity through the Lyons Memorial Scholarship Fund. The four recipients of the Lyons Scholarship for 2012…

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Foundation Awards Grant to Red Cross

The American Red Cross Western Carolinas Region Recently received a grant of $5,000 from the Foothills Community Foundation as a reward for raising over $20,000 in Anderson County. Anderson Red Cross board chairman Louise Trammell said “We appreciate the continued support of the Foundation. Mr. Rainey and his efforts have greatly helped to finance disaster…

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