County Starts Year Strong, Library Offers New Space, Anderson Institute of Tech Update, and Market Theatre’s “Our Town”

February 4, 2019

Interviews with:

Anderson County Administrator Rusty Burns

Anderson Institute of Technology Director Dr. Bob Couch

Anderson Library Communications/Marketing Manager Brianna McDonell

Robert Jason, Director of Market Theatre "Our Town"

Plus news of other news and events around Anderson.


County News is Good, Summer Harvest Great on Stage and at Farmers Market

July 23, 2018

It's summer, and this week I catch up with Anderson County Administrator Rusty Burns on the status of numerous county projects and plans, and talk to Bill Nikas about his wife, and co-chef Sabra and how a battle with cancer has brought them and thre restaurant closer together.

Also, community calendar events and more.


Councilman to hang hat, Representative Who Oversees S.C. Budget, and a new book on Anderson County history

February 14, 2018

Spring in the air. News and commentary. All on the Anderson Observer Podcast, news from people you trust.

Interviews with:

Anderson County Councilman Tom Allen: 5:21 mark

S.C. Rep. Brian White: 10:53 mark

Author Liz Carey: 40:24 Mark

Next week: Bassmaster talk, AIM, Free Clinic, Meals on Wheels


California Dreaming, Good Leaders are hard to find, One Good Mama Bone

February 4, 2018

Interviews with 

Anderson County Legislative Delegation Chairman Mike Gambrell  at the 3:53 mark of the podcast

Mill Town Players Director Will Ragland talks about his plans for the future and about the current musical revue "California Dreamin," which has eight more shows at the 26:26 mark of the podcast

Bren McClain, author of "One Good Mama Bone," a fine novel set in Anderson, S.C., in the 1940s and 1950s at the 39:53 point in the podcast

Plus news and other local information, on the Anderson Observer Podcast, news from people you trust."




Gratitude, Lights of Hope and Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017

Turkeys and gratitude, holiday lights and parades, and some amazing accomplishments by Anderson natives that are getting nationwide attention. All this and more on the early holiday episode of The Anderson Observer Podcast, news from people you trust.


Gratitude: Mayor Terence Roberts, Sheriff Chad McBride, Wanda Johnson

Thanksgiving community meal: Anderson County Councilman Ray Graham

Lights of Hope: Ben Phillips


Holiday Calendar of Events




New Free Clinic Director, Council Oks Sewer Projects (and to followup Preston legal issues), FBC to improve downtown, and School District One Superintendent talks about his schools

September 1, 2017


Anderson County Councilman Tommy Dunn

Free Cllnic Director Tammie Collins

First Baptist Church Associate Pastor Josh Hunt

School District One Superintendent David Harvird


Eclipse is here, School starts back, A new business downtown, Townville remembered and more

August 20, 2017


Anderson County Parks & Recreation Director Glenn Brill offers last-minute stuff on the eclipse

Anderson County Digital Libarian Brianna McDonell talks about ComiCon

Jeff Raines and Gary Durkee of Raines on Main

Anderson School District Superintendent 4 oanne Avery on the Townville Anniversary

Anderson School District 5 Superintendent on the upcoming school year


New County Budget, New Tech Director for Public Schools, the County Hog Slayer, plus news for the week ahead

June 21, 2017

Interviews with Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn, Anderson County Administrator Rusty Burns and Anderson County Councilman Craig Wooten on the budget.

A chat with Dr. Bob Couch, the new director of the Anderson Institute of Techonology which will server school districts 3,4 and 5.

And a chat with Anderson County's Wild Hog Slayer.


River Rally Raises Bar, New County Budget, Joey Preston, Support a Fallen Hero

June 5, 2017

The Saluda River Rally 2017 was a huge success, and some of those who participated will tell you so.

News of the week and next week, including the county council working on budget, and how to help the family of a fallen hero in Anderson County, all on this week's Anderson Observer Podcast, news from people you trust.


Get out and Vote Tuesday. (Or just keep your opinions to yourself)

April 10, 2017


Cancer Association of Anderson - Angie Stringer

S.C. Senate Dist. 3 Candidates

Dean Allen

Corey Bott

Carol Burdette

James Galyean