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Making bunny masks at JEMS

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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.


MES Artist of the Month

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

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Whitmire teen continues family tradition

BLAIR — Sixteen-year-old minister DeJenique Hill of Whitmire preached her trial sermon on March 1 at the Hassion Hill Baptist Church. Hill, who is home schooled, continues with a family tradition of ministry.Her parents, Elder Jeffery Hill and Evangelist Denice Hill, are in ministry and several of her grandparents are as well.Hill is the granddaughter of the Rev. Edward Jeter and Evangelist Betty Jeter and Harriet Hill Toomer, the late John Hill and Pastor Luvenia ...

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Lander students earn academic honors

GREENWOOD — Lander University announces its President’s List, Dean’s List and Freshman Honors for fall semester 2013.Undergraduates who have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 out of a possible 4.0 are on the President’s List. Those with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.9 are on the Dean’s List, while freshmen with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 earn Freshman Honors.The following Union County residents were among the students honored by university for t...

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Rippy presented with Cornerstone Award

UNION — Mrs. Barbara Rippy was presented with a Union County Cornerstone Award during the Union County Council meeting on April 8, 2014.Mrs. Rippy was originally scheduled to receive the award during the presentation ceremony held in November 2013, in which she and the Rev. A.L. Brackett were honored, but medical issues prevented her attendance. The plaque presented to Mrs. Rippy is on display with the other recipients of the award on the Cornerstone Wall located outside of t...

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Cross Keys House to host Living History Event VII

CROSS KEYS — An event from the final days of the Civil War will be recreated at the Cross Keys House next week during Living History Event VII.In 1861, the Confederate States of America was formed with Jefferson Davis as its first president.He would also be its last president.The existence of the Confederacy was one of bloody and constant warfare with the United States of America from which its member states had seceded.That struggle, referred...

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Sheriff asks for new cars, in-car computers

UNION COUNTY — The installation of in-car computers would allow deputies to fill out their reports in the field, allowing them to spend more time on patrol, save wear and tear on their vehicles, and reduce overtime costs according to Union County Sheriff David Taylor.In an address to Union County Council during a budget session Tuesday evening, Taylor asked council to allocate funds for the purchase of five new vehicles for his office and the purchase of 16 in-car computers....

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Whitmire Community School hires new head football coach

WHITMIRE — Charlie Jenkins remembers the glory days of Whitmire High School football, and as the school’s newest football coach, his goals are teaching players about the proud heritage of Wolverines football and restoring a winning tradition to the program.Though Jenkins attended Union County schools, he pulled for the Wolverines as his father, John, a proud 1962 WHS graduate, often took him to Whitmire games.He saw running back Jerry Vanlue and watched the 1...

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