Cassie J. Fowler Contributing Columnist
October 2, 2013
Local news on the way after we send our our birthday greetings from “Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy.”
Happy Birthday wishes to Nancy Alexander, Travis Riser, Victoria Jenkins, Carolyn McMurray, Bobby Shields, Mike Cheatham, Tony English, Kendall Gilliam, Dylan Polson, Ida A. Hickson, Teresa Henderson, Tonya Dawkins, Wes Wilbanks,William Earl Roller, Sheila B. Campbell, Wendell Willis, and Brad Kendricks.
On a sad note, we send our sympathy and best wishes to the families of Becky Bostic Overton and Benett Jacob Dalton. Becky attended Whitmire Schools. Benett, nine years old, was a student at Whitmire Community School.
The Main Street Yard Sale is scheduled for Oct. 12 at 7 a.m. Spots are $10. Contact The Whitmire Jaycees on their Facebook page or call Christianna Gilliam at 803-694-9251 or 803-924-5718 or Sue Hollingsworth at 803-694-3797. E-mail:email@example.com
Free Music! Free Food! Free Games! Thats right, in October the TERA 2013 Fall Concert series begin. Each Saturday afternoon the TERA TailGate Party and Corn Hole Contest begin at 4 p.m. and acoustic style concerts will begin 5 p.m. at The Strand Ampitheater in Heritage Park. This Saturday, Oct. 5 will feature The Overmountain Men. The concerts will feature several genres of music: Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Folk/Americana.
Bring a chair, a blanket, enjoy free music and free food. Plenty of parking on Main Street, and the Park Street /Glenn Street Lot beside The Community Center.
The Town Council of Whitmire acknowledged Cole Miller, a WCS student at last months council meeting. Cole was a summer employee with the town.
The new Courthouse Annex will soon have its audio/visual media installed, then will be ready for power point presentations. Plans for a public open house are being made as the final completion date nears.
Mayor Billy Hollingsworth recently appointed an “Economic Development Committee” of Whitmire citizens to offer ideas, and work with Council on marketing, highlighting Whitmire’s assets. The town website is being updated as well as suggestions are made. The committee members include Wendy Cranford, Maria McMurtury, Jamala Kim Wallace, Misty Collier, Jeff Vandergratft, and Chris Prince.
The Whitmire Golf Association has a Facebook page and will soon have an updated website.
The nine holf golf course is located on 168 Golf Alley, beside Legends Stadium. The course is free to students, the only fees are the cart fee for students over 16. To rent a cart, you must have a parent or guardian over 21. Where else can a student play golf 18 holes plus free?
Memberships are available as well as reasonably priced green and cart fees.
The Golf Association members have a Captian Choice Tournament planned for Saturday, October 26 at The Whitmire Golf Course. Details will be in upcoming editions.
October 26 is the Official Halloween day for Whitmire children and youth. Trick Or Treaters and their parents will hit the well lit streets early evening and walk over to the WHS Booster Club’s Annual Halloween Carnival, at the City Gym. The TERA Concert with Mill Billy Blues will be going on at 6 p.m. in Heritage Park. The stage area has access on Gilliam Street beside the post office and Roche’s Pharmacy. Trunk Or Treaters are welcome to park their decorated cars on Main Street and treat the kids.
Speaking Of Sports
Cole Miller and Alex Ellison were recently honored as “Players Of The Month” by The Newberry Touchdown Club. Cole is the son of Martin Miller, Grandson of Mrs. Willie and the late Henry Martin Miller of Whitmire. Alex is the son of Sue and Ray Ellison of Whitmire, grandson of Betty Thompson and Rickey Thompson of Whitmire.
We say thank you to the staff of Newberry County Sheriff’s Department, Bob Beard and other staff involved in the recent updates and changes to Whitmire residents addresses. This is a service and change that Whitmire has needed for years. Some of the streets in Whitmire do not correspond correctly with GPS systems. This can cause delays in life threatening situations, due to first responder fire and rescue drivers who are not familiar with Whitmire addresses.
Here is some online information to share: For those with a 9-1-1 address change in Whitmire go to www.scdmvonline.com, click on Online Services at the top right. At the bottom right of the next page under General Services click on Change Your Address. From there just follow the instructions and you will be mailed your new registrations and your driver’s license will be changed in their system and you can print the final page for your records. This is free.
Having this new correct information will save lives, it’s worth a trip to SCDMV to make the changes. Be sure to notify your bank, cell phone company, friends/family, local merchants,
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