Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: Thankful for being spare a monster storm

Cassie J. Fowler Contributing Columnist

May 6, 2014

Hello everyone. Whew! We dodged a bullet, or should I say a tornado last week. The horrendous, monster of a storm that wreaked havoc on the Mid-South weakened en route to the east coast, we are so thankful for being spared.

Both “Garabund & Gottrocks” the Deadline & Birthday Fairies were tossed about in the tempest, but they made it back to The Whitty. I have the birthday and local news ready to go.


Happy Birthday wishes to Melissa S. Gilliam, Shayla Crumpton, Desere Druckmiller, Loretta K. Price, Garrett Jenkins, Lacy Ruth Wicker, Joyce E. Murphy, Wista J. Alexander, Ross Wagener, Junior Worthy, RoDonna Sue E.Whitlock, Fonda J. Brown, Jimbo Whitney, Lynn Lominick, Annie Chick, Chrystal Davis, Brenda Maness, and Donna B. McMurray.

Getting Married

Congratulations to these couples who have announced marriage plans: Nick Gilliam and Briana Loveless, Katie Suber and Mitchell Henderson.

People In The News

Congratulations to WCS Faculty and Staff on their recent honors: Susie C. Brown-she was recognized as “Secondary Teacher Of The Year,” Sabrina Martin recognized as “Elementary Teacher Of The Year,” Elizabeth “Fox” Gregorie was recognized as “Support Staff Of The Year.”

Several students from WCS recently participated in the South Carolina Read In. Students enjoyed a trip to Columbia, guest speaker-Gov. Nikki Haley, and a nice photo made with Sen. Ronnie Cromer on the State House Steps.

Upcoming Events

Mother’s Day — The Whitmire Economic Development Board members have a special sale and make over day for Mom — “Blooms For Mom” at the Whitmire Community Center, Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Flowers, plants, arts and gifts for sale, Mary Kay Makeovers for Mom or The “Mom” in Your Life. Contact the Econ Board members via Facebook page or e-mail:mariamcmurtury@yahoo.com

The weekend of May 10 is the “144th Celebration of Service” for the Members of Cedar Grove A.M.E. Church. Members can contact Fannie Hopkins. Former and deceased members will be recognized at the Sunday service.

The First Baptist Church Annual Missions Golf Tourney is Saturday, May 24. There is an entry fee, and a 9 a.m. tee time. Sign up via the church’s Facebook page or call the Church office at 803-694-2173. Coordinators are Jimmy Moss and Loraine Long. The members of Whitmire Golf Association will be on hand to help out with carts and scorecards. Proceeds will benefit the Missions Team and their planned trips.

The Annual Party In The Pines Festival is scheduled for June 12-14. Three nights of family fun. To get information on the vendor spaces, Contact Christinna Gilliam, Jayecees President, at whitmirejaycees@yahoo.com or leave comments or questions on their Facebook pages.

The WHS Fabulous Fifties Classes will host a Decade Reunion in September. I will have contact information in the upcoming editions.

Allrighty Readers, lets say so long for now, Go Braves! and send your news bits to: news2cassie@yahoo.com