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Union County Jerusalem Project receives $4,000

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GAFFNEY — A local ministry has received $4,000 raised by this year’s Hilarity for Charity benefit.The 2014 Hilarity for Charity benefit comedy show took place on February 20 at Broad River Electric Auditorium. It featured comedians Joey I.L.O. and Mike Goodwin, who each offered a family-friendly brand of stand-up.The show, an annual presented by Broad River Electric Charities, raised $13,000 for Jerusalem Project Ministries in Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union Counties.


Raymond Davis

UNION — Raymond “Slick Rick” Davis, 61, 902 Union Blvd. died April 15, 2014.A native of Union, he was the widower of Jeanette Gregory Davis and the son of Otis Davis, Sr. of Jonesville and the late Mary Lucille Dawkins Davis. He was a member of New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church and a former employee of Union County Schools.In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by one stepson, William F. Bessick, Jr.; two brothers, Otis Davis, Jr. and Jesse Davis...

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Lois Crawford

JONESVILLE — Lois Smith “Baby Lois” Crawford, 74, 140 Early Street, died April 18, 2014.A native of Union, she was the widow of William Bernard Crawford and daughter of the late Douglas Smith and Joella Lindsey Smith. She was a member of Mark Hill Baptist Church and was retired from Conso Products and Whitney Place. She was a graduate of Sims High School.In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, J. B. Smith, Jo...

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Willie Kelly

CARLISLE — Willie D. Kelly, 91, 935 Santuc Drive, died April 18, 2014 at his residence.A native of Union County, he was the widower of Willie Mae Jeter Kelly and the son of the late Willie Munch Kelly and Adelle Rice Kelly. He was a member of Thomas Chapel AME Church. He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of Farmers Enterprise Masonic Lodge #280. He attended Denmark Area Trade School where he received his professional certification. He was self-employed as brick mas...

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Leroy Wilkes

UNION — Leroy Wilkes, 729 Rice Avenue, departed his life on April 19, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Hospital.A native of Union, SC, he was the son of the late James Wilkes and the late Johnsie Mae Sims Wilkes. He joined Red Hill Baptist Church at an early age. He was a former employee of Conso Mills for many years. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, William, Henry and Mac Wilkes.He is survived by three loving brothers, John (Brenda) Wi...

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Kenneth Sullivan

UNION — Mr. Kenneth C. Sullivan, 76, of Ellen Sagar Nursing Home, husband of Margaret Griffin Sullivan, 2345 Jonesville Highway, Union, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.Mr. Sullivan was born in Anderson, SC March 2, 1938, a son of the late Curtis Sullivan and Annie Mae Holcombe Sullivan. He retired from Milliken & Co — Cedar Hill Plant and was of the Baptist Faith.Surving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Diane Thomason and...

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Tommy Caldwell

BUFFALO — Mr. Tommy Curtis Caldwell, 53, widower of Mrs. Jane Caldwell, 244 Mudbridge Road, Buffalo, SC died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.Born Oct. 8, 1960, a son of Frank M. Caldwell of Buffalo and the late Maggie Hatfield Caldwell. Mr. Caldwell attended Lakeside Baptist Church.Survivors include one daughter, Stacey Weathers (Scott) of Boiling Springs; one son, William Travis Fowler; two brothers, Timmy and Jimmy Caldwell; a sister...

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Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: People In The News and Upcoming Events

Hello everyone, hope you and yours had a Happy Easter Weekend.Lots of local news and events on the way, after we do our birthday and anniversary wishes.BirthdaysHappy Birthday to Carlton Hall, Christina Mull, Troy Collins, Julia Tankersley Satcher, Deanna Wilbanks, Michelle Harmon, Randy Kitchens, Ronnie Bundrick,and Brookelyn Arrowood.An...

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Autopsy: Davis died from ‘blunt force trauma’

UNION — An autopsy performed on the body of a Union man found dead near his home last week has determined that his death was the result of “blunt force trauma.”The lifeless body of Raymond Davis, 61, was found Wednesday afternoon in a wooded area near his home at 902 Union Blvd., Union. The Union Public Safety Department had been searching for Davis since Tuesday night after a relative concerned about his welfare reported him missing. The relative and Public Safet...

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Proposed city budget includes utility rate increases

UNION — Fund balance and retained earnings will be used to balance the proposed 2014-2015 City of Union Municipal Budget which will also include increases in electric, water, and sewer rates.In a budget work session Monday morning, Finance Director Walker Gallman presented Union City Council with the proposed 2014-2015 budget.The proposed budget totals $45,357,390, an increase of $3,487,040 or 8.3 percent over the current budget of $41,870,350.

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School district adopts new textbooks

UNION COUNTY — A process that began more than a year ago at the state level came to an end recently with the Union County School District adopting new textbooks in 11 different subject areas.Director Secondary Education Cindy Langley recently briefed the Union County Board of School Trustees on the results of the annual textbook adoption process

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MES students take field trip to Charleston

MONARCH — Monarch Elementary School fifth grade students enjoyed a jam packed field trip to Charleston that included an overnight stay on the USS Yorktown, a visit to the South Carolina Aquarium, Fort Moultrie, a private lesson with an oceanographer, a visit to the Charleston Market and Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.Students also heard a special lecture on board the USS Yorktown by Alvin Townley, the author of Defiant. Special guests at the lecture were POW’s George Coker a...

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Library Notes

Library HoursMonday-Friday — 9 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.Saturday — 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.Upcoming EventsFOL Book Sale/Donation AcceptanceThe Friends of the Library will be accepting book donations, April 24 from 4-8 p.m.They will have a book sale and accept book donations on:May 1, 2014 Thursday 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m....

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TSW to present ‘Salute to Gamecock Football’

UNION — An upcoming event will offer an exciting night for fans of both Gamecock football and pro wrestling.Trans-South Wrestling will present its next card — which will feature a “Salute to Gamecock Football” — at 8 p.m Saturday, May 3, at the Union County Fairgrounds.TSW holds monthly pro wrestling events at the Union County Fairgrounds, but this month’s event will include a portion of the show geared especially toward Gamecock fans ...

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Church Calendar

Tuesday, April 22-Friday, April 256:30 p.m.: The Pacolet River Baptist Sunday School Convention will observe its Annual Baptist Education Training Clinic. Repast is served at 6:30 p.m. and worship begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday nightly. On Friday night, repast is served at 6 p.m. and worship begins at 6:30 p.m.Tuesday, April 227 p.m.: Padgett’s Creek Baptist Church h...

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Community Calendar

Tuesday, April 22• The Wallace Thomson Hospital Volunteers will have a Book & Gift Sale in the hospital lobby from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Come find great gifts and books at affordable prices.

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Making bunny masks at JEMS

JONESVILLE — Mrs. Susan Bailey and Mrs. Joy Gray’s morning and afternoon 4-year-old Kindergarten classes enjoyed making bunny masks to coincide with the story The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.

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MES Artist of the Month

MONARCH — Daunte Gist was the featured Artist of the Month for Monarch Elementary School.

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