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Juried Art Show reception celebrates art

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UNION — Over 150 art enthusiasts descended on the USC-Union Main Building Thursday night for the Union County Art Council’s 2014 Juried Art Show awards reception. Over $3,000 in cash prizes was given to the winners in each of 10 divisions.People’s ChoiceThe highlight of the evening for most of the patrons was the chance to vote on his or her favorite painting in the “People’s Choice” category. This $500 prize, sponsored by Founder’s Federal Credit Union, was given to Union’s Amanda Kingsmore, whose painting “Always Greener” garnered the greatest number of votes on the night.

 

Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: The Booster Club Halloween Carnival

Hello everyone, local news on the way after we do our greetings and birthday wishes.Gottrocks made it to The Whitty in record time. Cooler weather agrees with his temperament as it does most of us. The old saying goes: “Fall is a Southerner’s Reward for surviving Summer.”BirthdaysHappy Birthday wishes to Junior Maness, Gail J. Bowie, Derrick Jennings, Wendell Willis, Wes Wilbanks, Tonya Dawkins, Ida Hickson, Teresa Henderson,...

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Library Blog: A unique ‘reading’ experience

When people think of reading a book, they usually think of actually holding a book in their hands, reading the words in front of them, and turning pages. Unfortunately, not everyone has time to sit down and read while others would like to maximize the time they have.For those people (and for all others as well), the library offers books on CD. Books on CD are great for long trips, frequent commutes, or just for listening to around the house while performing household chores.

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Girls Youth Circle raises $230

JONESVILLE — A new year of service continued for the Union County Mary B. Thomas Girls Youth Circle Unit #16 which held its first fundraiser of the year during the Jonesville Town Festival.The Jonesville Town Festival was held on Saturday, Sept. 20 on the section of Main Street between Church and Pacolet streets in downtown Jonesville. The event featured a variety of activities for both children and adults including more than 10 hours of musical performances by more than a do...

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Davis named board liasion to ECC program

GREENVILLE — A former Union resident has been named a Board Liasion to the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association’s Future Leader Program.D&Z Engineering, Construction & Maintenance announced earlier this month that Brian Davis, its Director of Strategic Accounts for Process and Industrial, had been named one of three Board Liasions to the ECC program. As a Board Liasion, Davis will be responsible for the program, working closely with the ECC Board of Dire...

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God’s boots on the ground

Wednesday, Oct. 15:30 p.m.: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church hosts its annual Poor Man’s Supper. The menu includes potato salad, green beans, sliced ham, roll, and tea. Desserts are extra. Music begins at 6 p.m. Shon Morris will be singing.Thursday, Oct. 2Noon: The Community Prayer Meeting will be held at noon at the USC Union gazebo. Come and join with fellow citizens of Union Coun...

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Celebrating positive behavior at MES

Tuesday, Sept. 30-Wednesday, Oct. 1• The Wallace Thomson Hospital Volunteers hosts a Uniform & Shoe Sale by the Scrub Shop in the hospital lobby on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Cash, Check, Debit/Credit cards are accepted.Thursday, Oct. 2• The Community Prayer Meeting will be held at noon at the USC Union gazebo. Come and join with fellow citizens of Union County fo...

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Library Notes

Library HoursMonday-Friday — 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.Saturday — 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.Preschool Storytime Fall 2014Ages: Birth-5Tuesdays 10 a.m.For information, call 864-427-7140, ext. 3029/30 — Red & Yellow leaves10/7 — Farm Animals10/14 — Green Monster10/21 — The Color Orange10/28 — Halloween11...

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Sims volleyball team falls to Fairforest

UNION — The Sims Middle School volleyball team fell to Fairforest in a final score of 3-2 on Monday.Coach Tracy Duncan said the girls played great in the first match, winning 25-17.Duncan said Shy Means and Jordan Morris served well.“In the second match, we didn’t receive serves as well and lost 20-25,” Duncan said.Duncan said in the third game, Bailey Betenbaugh and Shy Means played great, along with Josie Hayes and Aubrey T...

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Lady Wildcats defeat Blacksburg

JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Lady Wildcats defeated the Blacksburg Wildcats 3-0 on Monday.The Jonesville Wildcats improved to 3-3 on the season with their win on Monday.The final scores were 25-17 in Game 1; 25-11 in Game 2; and 25-13 in Game 3.“I was a little unsure of our level of play today in the first game because we missed several key serves and let a few balls dropped, but we pulled together as a team and worked together to earn the win,̶...

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Fight leaves one dead, one in jail

UNION — One man is dead and another in jail following an altercation that began in a car and ended on Blassingame Street early Sunday morning.Herman Phillip “Bubba” Farr, 19, of 308 Aetna Street, Union, was charged by the Union Public Safety Department with attempted murder around 10:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.According to the incident report, public safety officers responded to a disturbance in the roadway on Blassingame Street just after 2:30 a.m. Sunda...

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Student recognized for excellence

UNION COUNTY — A student at the Union County Advanced Technology Center was honored this week for excelling in the center’s welding program.During Wednesday’s meeting of the Union County Advanced Technology Center Advisory Committee, Welding Instructor Jason Pace presented Hunter Jordan with a plaque and a $50 gift certificate as part of the center’s Student Spotlight program.

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Union County Agricultural Fair Oct. 14-18

UNION COUNTY — For over 100 years, a local event featuring food, fun and entertainment has brought together people from Union County and surrounding areas each fall — the Union County Agricultural Fair.This year’s Union County Agricultural Fair will take place Tuesday, Oct. 14-Saturday, Oct. 18. Daily admission to the fair is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and under. Children ages 2 and under will be admitted free.The fair will include tradit...

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200 medallions for 200th anniversary

UNION — A commemorative medallion is part of the Union County Historical Society’s celebration of the 200th annivesary of the construction of the Cross Keys House.Construction of the Cross Keys House began in 1812 and was completed in 1814 and this fall marks the 200th anniversary of the completion of the house.The house became part of American history in 1865 when it was visited by Confederate President Jefferson Davis, members of his cabinet, and their mili...

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Oct. 4 deadline to register to vote

UNION COUNTY — If you haven’t registered to vote in the Nov. 4 general election you have until Saturday, Oct. 4 to do so.“The deadline for registering to vote is 30 days before the election, and that means the last day you have to register is Oct. 4,” Union County Election Commission Chairman Keith Vanderford said this week. “You can register to vote either at the Union County Voter Registration Office or go online at SCVotes.org.”Vand...

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Serving up a great meal

Saturday, Sept. 278 a.m.-noon: Life Changing Ministries, 501 Hart St., Union, holds a giveaway of items including women, men, and children’s clothing, shoes, and coats; pocketbooks; and some household items.7 p.m.: Putman Baptist Church hosts a concert by The Harvesters Quartet. There is no charge but a love offering will be taken. Everyone is welcome.Sunday, Sept. 283...

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FSI Teachers of the Week

Saturday, Sept. 27• Todd Baxter will lead a Drawing Workshop at the Union County Arts Council’s gallery on Main Street in Union. The two-day workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and finish at 4 p.m. each day. Lunch will be provided both days. For more information call UCAC at 864-429-2817 or email ucac@bellsouth.net.• The Thomas Jefferson Vinson Annual Family Reunion is at 1 p.m. at Brown’s Creek Baptist Church, Union, in the church fell...

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Sims falls to McCracken

UNION — The Sims Tigers 8th grade football team lost to McCracken in a final score of 56-0 on Thursday.In the Tigers’ best drive of the game, they drove the ball the length of the field but were stopped at the 4 yard line.“The players kept battling,” said Coach Mitchell Moss. “There are many things we need to work on. We cannot use the injuries that have occurred as an excuse.”Moss said the coaches will continue to coach har...

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