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Last updated: December 31. 2013 8:04AM - 1058 Views
Cassie J. Fowler Contributing Columnist



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Hello everyone and Happy New Year to you and Your families. We have a couple of things to share with you after we do our birthday wishes from “Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy.”


Birthdays

Happy Birthday and holiday wishes to George D. Jeter, Audrey “Cuzzin’” Gilliam, Rhett “Cuzzin’” Gilliam, Paulette McClurkin, David Rice, Linda C. Parker, Andrea Collins, Margaret Kitchens, Dava Cox, Blaine Garmon, Ellison Duncan, Shane Moss, Jeff Vandergraft, Eleanor “Miss Pete” Lawson, Clay Bodie and in memory of my grandmother, Mrs. Essie Lusk Fowler, and dad, The Late Terrell E. “Red” Fowler Jr.


Anniversaries

We send our Happy Anniversary wishes to Pastors Reggie and Rebecca Jeter on their celebration of 24 years.


Sympathy

On a sad note, we send our sympathy and best wishes to the families of Mrs. Becky Revels Mars, Mrs. Jerilyn Geyer Wadlington, and Mr. Gene Bumgarner.


Community News

The Whitmire Economic Development Board hosts their Tag Sale Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 25 at The Whitmire Community Center. The Tag Sale is a indoor yard sale/flea market-type event. Folks are encouraged to participate by renting a space and selling whatever needs to go. Contact Maria Mcmurtury on The Economic Boards Facebook page or call her at 803-537-6826 or e-mail at: mariamcmurtury@yahoo.com


The Board Members meet several times per month at The New Town Hall Annex on Main Street to organize events, contact other similar boards and local and county officials folks. We appreciate them giving their time to make Whitmire a better and prettier place to live.


A Good Mix

Well readers, the holiday news lag between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is an annual thing.


I usually spin a memory about the New Year’s Fire Whistle going off at midnight, the old timey spray can snow used to decorate the downtown store windows and the silver tinsel type trees with blue ornaments and spinning gel lights. The big Christmas “Bubs” Bulbs are most certainly back in style again. I’ve seen them on trees through the residents home windows and around the exterior of the house. I am so glad to see the good old things mix with the digital age blinking decorations.


The Town Crew, Jimmy Brock, and Mayor Billy Hollingsworth certainly added a nice new sight with white/clear lights and garland on the gazebo in Heritage park. Thank You all for making life in The Whitty really pretty!


Dear readers in closing, I say Happy New Year and until next edition, feel free to send your news bits and photos to: news2cassie@yahoo.com


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