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ACS dominates local headlines in 2010
In 2010, Anderson schools faced the consolidation of several school buildings, a controversial union contract and the dismissal of 163 teachers. ACS' struggle to handle a growing budget deficit while losing its student population was among the top local stories of the year.
- George Bremer: 99 problems, title ain't 1 THB's Colts beat writer implores fans to embrace Indianapolis' AFC South championship despite the team's obvious flaws.
- 4-H teaches valuable lessons To the unknowing onlooker, the Madison County 4-H Fair, which starts today and runs through July 27, is simple. But to veteran 4-Hers, the fair and all the preparation leading up to it are all about learning valuable lessons.
College debt: A staggering burden
When Elizabeth Finley began her college career, she never imagined she’d end up with $100,000 to pay back in student loans. “I knew I’d be in debt,” the Anderson woman said, “but not a hundred grand.” Finley’s case isn’t as rare as you might think. Student debt has followed the skyrocketing trajectory of college tuition rates.
2010's Top Stories: Republicans steal show in elections
The Republicans were the stars of this year’s elections with seven Democratic officeholders in the Madison County Government Center swept from power.
2010's Top Stories: Double homicide strikes community
A double homicide struck the city in November, leaving residents wondering who would kill a mid-20s couple. Less than two weeks later, the answer was given in a form of teenagers.
2010's Top Stories: Colts bring attention to Anderson
The return of the Indianapolis Colts to Anderson for training camp had a huge impact on Anderson with record-setting camp attendance records and an estimated economic impact of nearly $6.5 million.
2010's Top Stories: Parks officials make cases against city
The new year of 2010 brought the firing of Anderson Parks and Recreation Superintendent Fred Reese Jr. in January. As the year came to an end, Reese won a judgment of more than $54,000 against the city.
2010's Top Stories: Locals had swift response for Haiti
When an earthquake devastated Haiti in January, the response from Anderson and Madison County was swift.
2010's Top Stories: Mixed bag for city's economic development
The year produced a mixed bag for economic development in Anderson.
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