UNION COUNTY — Local officials are welcoming a commitment by Sonoco Plastics to invest $2.5 million over the next five years in Union County.In November, Union County Council approved a resolution authorizing an inducement agreement between the county and Sonoco. The agreement states that, under certain conditions, the county will enter into a Fee In Lieu of Taxes agreement with the company with respect to its investment in its local industrial facilities.The approval of the resolution was followed by council voting unanimously to approve first reading of an ordinance authorizing the FILOT agreement which will allow the company to pay a lower property tax rate on its investment for the duration of the agreement.
JONESVILLE — The giving nature of those who attend a local auction will help provide Christmas gifts for patients at the Shriners Hospital for Children this Christmas.John and Teresa Young announced last year they would accept toy donations to be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children for Christmas. Over 500 different toys were collected and distributed to children in the hospital. The Youngs decided to collect donations again this year and were amazed when the amount of...
UNION — Local Charter customers have been asking, “Where’s Channel 14?”City of Union Media Information Technology Director Melissa Youngblood said she has received numerous calls about the disappearance of The Union Connection from Charter Cable customers’ channel lineup.Although The Union Connection is no longer on Channel 14, Youngblood assures viewers, however, that The Union Connection is still on TV. It has just moved to a new home R...
UNION COUNTY — A father and son arrested in October after sheriff’s deputies found more than 250 gallons of moonshine on their property pleaded guilty in General Sessions Court this week.James Wallace Harris, 51, and Manual Grady “Preach” Harris, 89, both of 208 Pasture Drive, Union, were arrested on Oct. 29 and charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with possession of illegal liquor.The Harrises were arrested after a search of their p...
UNION COUNTY — USC Union gives students free assistance with their financial aid at an event held on campus every year called College Goal South Carolina. It will be held at USC Union’s Central Building on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
BUFFALO — A house fire investigation leaves a Buffalo woman charged with arson.Crystal Gail Calicutt, 31, of 120 Candler Drive, Buffalo, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with third-degree arson.
The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests:— Alicia Lauren Anderson, 28, of 1009 E. Main St., Union, was charged with shoplifting around 5:52 p.m. Dec. 10. According to the arrest warrant, Anderson stole a 39-inch Vizio TV from Walmart, located at 513 North Duncan Bypass, Union.— Nicole Nash, 22, of 337 Allen St., Spartanburg, was charged with shoplifting around 9:40 a.m. Dec. 10. According to the arrest warrant, Nash &...
Thursday, Dec. 12• The Torrington/Timken Retirees meets at 6 p.m. at Midway.Saturday, Dec. 14• Betsy and Company presents a one day trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino with 8:30 a.m. pickup at Jonesville Municipal Building and 9 a.m. pickup at the Old Walmart Parking Lot in Union. Proceeds go to the Relay for Life. If interested please call Betsy at 674-6799.
UNION — A group from the Daniel Morgan Chapter of...
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