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Ten JROTC cadets promoted

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UNION COUNTY — Ten Union County High School JROTC cadets have received promotions.On Aug. 27 and Sept, 10 the Union County High School JROTC Battalion had its first promotions of the 2014-15 school year. These promotions recognize students who participated in voluntary summer activities such as Junior Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC), JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB), and other activities that demonstrate physical, leadership, and academic competitions.The cadets promoted in Alpha Company are:• C/1SG Jeremy Fulgam• C/CSM Francisco Paco RamirezThe cadets promoted in Bravo Company are:• C/1SG Briggs• C/PFC Kendrick• C/SGT McGee


Build it and bikes will come

Did you see the baseball movie Field of Dreams? Even if you didn’t, you’ve probably heard the phrase “If you build it, they will come” — which it immortalized.Well, how about “If you don’t build it, they won’t come”?When it comes to bicycles, cars, and public transportation, both sayings are true (even though one is decidedly catchier than the other).I recently moved back to Madison, Wisconsin after spendin...

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Duckett is Silver Medallion Scholar

SUMTER — Preston Duckett of Union, South Carolina, is a Silver Medallion Scholar for the 2013-14 Academic Year.To qualify for inclusion, the student must have completed at least 30 hours at a University of South Carolina campus with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.00, and have achieved a 3.5-3.94 grade-point average for the Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 semesters while being registered each semester for 12 or more hours on the Sumter campus, of which at least six h...

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Three receive degrees from Clemson

CLEMSON — Clemson University presented degrees to 965 graduates at the Aug. 8, 2014, summer ceremony. President James P. Clements congratulated each of the recipients at his first graduation ceremony at the helm of Clemson University.Area recipients are:• Carrie Lynn Elmore of Enoree graduated with a Master of Agricultural Education in Agricultural Education• Jenna Elizabeth Crawford of Union graduated with a Master of Professional Accounting...

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Union author writes ‘Changing Faces’

UNION — A woman’s failure to come to terms with her past and the impact it has on her life is the subject of a Union resident’s first published novel.Leslie Wallace says that her book, “Changing Faces,” is a work of “Christian fiction” that “deals with people and their past. The issues they haven’t dealt with and how it carries over into their adulthood.”The main character of “Changing Faces” is Hann...

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UCHS cross country team does well in meet

UNION COUNTY — The UCHS cross country team had a meet against South Pointe this past Tuesday. The team overall did well, as many of the runners PR’d over their times on the same course two weeks prior.Runners’ times are as follows:BoysMatthew Caldwell — 20:51Tyrin Briggs — 23:06Clint Smallwood — 24:21Sebastian Kirkland — 24:25Jordan Lawson — 24:25...

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Tigers win, lose against Dawkins

UNION — The Sims Tigers took on Dawkins Middle School to open the season this week, resulting in one victory and one loss.7th GradeOn Wednesday, the 7th grade Sims team defeated Dawkins in a final score of 28-8.“It is not how you start but how you finish,” said Sims Coach Mitchell Moss. “This was our first game. We played hard and executed, but there are still things that need to corrected. We have to correct our mistak...

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UCHS girls defeat Chester in tennis

UNION COUNTY — The UCHS girls tennis team defeated Chester in a final score of 7-0.Match results were as follows:SinglesDexlie Inman d. Ashley Russell 6-0, 6-1Alexa Nance d. Jenesha Land 6-0, 6-0Rebecca Lee d. Kiana Caldwell 6-0, 6-0Adelaide Adamo d. Lakia Keener 6-0, 6-0Reid Bailey d. Tellyonna Evans 6-0, 6-0DoublesBailey and Inaman d. Russell and Land 8-...

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Whitmire girls lose to Woodruff, beat Newberry

WHITMIRE — On Thursday, the Whitmire girls tennis team suffered a 5-2 loss to Woodruff.“This is one of the closest matches I have ever been a part of and I am looking forward to playing Woodruff again,” said Coach Chaz Adams.SinglesBethany Cromer (WH) d. Eryn Beeler (WO) – (5-7, 6-2, 10-6)Lily Cairns (WO) d. Rebecca Glymph (WH) – (3-6, 6-4, 10-2)Haven Coppock (WH) d. Alexis Lyda (WO) – ...

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Uniquely Union continues

UNION — A Ferris wheel loomed over Main Street Friday afternoon as the 19th Annual Uniquely Union Festival got under way in downtown Union.The festival, which continues through this evening, offers visitors a variety of activities to enjoy including music performed live by various singers and bands; vendors selling food and other items along Main and S. Enterprise streets; a Kidz Zone for the children; a Car & Bike Show on N. and S. Mountain Streets; the Art Walk and Acoustic...

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County pays $23,500 in attorney fees

UNION COUNTY — The payment of attorney fees and the allocation funds for a hunting event in December were among the actions taken by Union County Council this week.

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Pray for victory of Christ’s love

Saturday, Sept. 1310 a.m.: Pacolet River Missionary Quarterly will be held at the Pacolet River Building. Lunch will be served instead of breakfast. Lunch will be served instead of breakfast. Minister Brenda Byrd, President. Rev. James Mason, Moderator.Sunday, Sept. 14-Wednesday, Sept. 17

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Teacher of the Week for FSI

Saturday, Sept. 13• The Union Lions Club participate in the Uniquely Union Festival with a Broom & Bake Sale on Friday from 1-6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Lions Building on Main Street in Union.• The Carlisle Finishing Retirement Group meets at 9 a.m. at Midway for breakfast. The Childers Group will entertain. All retirees and former employees are welcome. For more information call 466-5276.

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Sims charged with attempted murder

BUFFALO — The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported that Kendrick Jamal Sims, 21, of 2102 West Springs Hwy., Jonesville, was arrested and booked around 12:25 a.m. at the Union County Jail for attempted murder.According to the incident report, Sims stabbed a man on March 8. The report states Sims approached the man at an address on Duncan Avenue, Buffalo, wanting to fight the man due to an argument that occurred a couple days prior. The victim stated he pushed Sims out ...

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UCHS vs. Greer: ‘Jacket Bowl 20’

UNION COUNTY — At press time for this edition of The Union Daily Times, Union County led Greer in “Jacket Bowl 20” with a score of 12-10.Union County QB Brandon Thompson started for the second straight week. Greer put the first points on the board with a field goal in the first quarter. Union County answered when Thompson threw a long pass to WR Shi Smith, who made it to around the 3 yard line. On the next play, Thompson ran in the touchdown, but the PAT was block...

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9/11 remembered

UNION COUNTY — The 9/11 attack on the United States of America by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda and those who fell victim to that attack and those heroes who sought to save lives that day and the heroes who today protect this country from terrorist attack were remembered and honored in Union County on Thursday.Thursday was the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attack and the day was marked by a memorial on the Duncan By-pass, a remembrance ceremony at Foster Park Elementary...

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Woodmen of the World dedicate flagpole, plaque

UNION — The local Woodmen of the World chapter held a ceremony in honor and remembrance of America’s heroes at the Minute Men Rescue Squad headquarters Thursday morning.The ceremony was called “In Honor and Remembrance,” and Woodmen of the World Area Manager Paul Winters welcomed those in attendance. He said the dedication of the flag pole and plaque at the Minute Men Rescue Squad was to honor the heroes and victims of Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the men and ...

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9/11 and the future of America

UNION — The tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001 and the identity of the hope of America’s future were the subjects of Foster Park Elementary School’s 9/11 Remembrance Program Thursday morning.Students, faculty and guests gathered in the school parking lot for the program which began with the student body singing “This is America” followed by welcome and remarks delivered by Principal Barbara Palmer.

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