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UCAC’s ‘Acoustic Café’ a hit at Uniquely Union

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UNION — The Union County Arts Council’s contribution to this year’s Uniquely Union Festival featured cold soft drinks, free peanuts and live music all day long for the two days of the festival. The “Acoustic Café” gave festival-goers a respite from the heat as well as the opportunity to hear some of Union’s finest local musicians perform in an intimate setting.At last year’s festival, the Arts Council’s musicians performed on an outside stage on Main Street, but changed to an inside venue this year because of the relocation of some of the other festival stages.

 

City to help sponsor Vietnam KIA memorial

UNION — A Vietnam KIA Memorial and firefighter compensation were among several topics discussed during Tuesday’s meeting of the Union City Council.Vietnam Killed in Action Memorial

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Jonesville Town Festival this Saturday

JONESVILLE — Camel and pony rides, a petting zoo featuring a kangaroo, a car show, a day full of music, and lots of food will be part of the 2014 Jonesville Town Festival this Saturday.The Jonesville Town Festival Committee announced this week that the festival will be held Saturday from noon-10 p.m. on Main Street between Church and Pacolet streets. The festival will feature a number of activities and entertainment for both children and adults including music performed by a ...

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College ‘Boot Camp’ at UCATC

UNION COUNTY — High school students with questions about going to college will have the opportunity to get them answered during a “Boot Camp” at the Union County Advanced Technology Center Saturday morning.The Boot Camp, which is called Project Ready: College 101, is being sponsored by the Urban League of the Upstate in cooperation with Project Ready college access program, and Spartanburg Community College. It will be held at the Advanced Technology Center from 1...

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Thursday, Sept. 187 p.m.: St. Paul Baptist Church holds its Annual Fall Revival Services. The Thursday services is at 7 p.m. The message will be delivered by Dr. Charles B. Jackson Sr., pastor of Brookland Missionary Baptist Church in West Columbia.Friday, Sept. 19-Sunday Sept. 21

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Donating blood at USC Union

Thursday, Sept. 18• Union City Council holds at workshop at 9 a.m. to discuss the Union Events Center.• Staffmark Corp holds a recruitment event from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at the SCWorks Office in Union for warehouse associates for Belk.These will be General Warehouse positions that will vary from picking/packing with an RF scanner to lift operation to cycle counting/inventory control.The hours for these positio...

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Whitmire inductees three into the Hall of Fame

WHITMIRE — At Whitmire Community School’s home game last Friday, three alumni were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame: Amber Plemmons Epps, Bradley Epps and Michael Ruff.Amber Plemmons EppsAmber Plemmons Epps of Whitmire is a 2005 graduate of Whitmire High School. She is married to Brad Epps and is the mother of Kenleigh, 5, and Sienna, who is almost 2. While in high school, Epps participated in volleyball, cheerleading and softball....

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‘Setting the Pace’ at Whitten Center

CLINTON — Setting the Pace at Whitten Center 5K and 10K Run/Walk was held Sept. 6. Over 80 people from three states took to the two certified courses to try to either post their fastest time or simply finish. Race Management Systems certified the course distances and provided the electronic chip timing.The youngest 5K participant was 4 years old and the oldest was 72. The winner was 60-year-old Dave Geer of Clemson. The 5K is generally flat, while the 10K has two challenging ...

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Volleyball season off to good start for LMS girls

LOCKHART — Coach Tracie Campbell said the Lockhart Middle School volleyball team has played well so far this season.First, the team scrimmaged Gaffney Middle School and came out victorious. Then, in their first match last Wednesday, Lockhart hosted last year’s division champions — Ewing Middle School — and Lockhart won 3-0. Scores of each game were 25-21, 25-20, and 25-17.“They are young this year, but my girls played very good against them,...

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UCHS girls defeat Lancaster in tennis

UNION COUNTY — The Union County High School girls tennis team defeated Lancaster in a final score of 6-0.Results were as follows:Alexa Nance (UC) d. LeLe Blackmon 6-2, 6-1Rebecca Lee (UC) d. Katie McBride 6-2, 6-1Adelaide Adamo (UC) d. Taylor Casey 6-0, 6-0Reid Bailey (UC) d. Kate Muse 6-0, 6-0Marissa McNeace (UC) d Alexis McInnis 6-1, 6-0Caroline Moss and Abby Kingsmore (UC) d Abbi Plyler and Tymia Gladden 7-5...

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Antique Farm Show this Saturday

UNION — For the 12th straight year, a free event at Union County Fairgrounds will offer a look at farms, farm equipment, and manual skills of the past.The 12th annual Union County Antique Farm Equipment Show will offer entertainment for all ages from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 20, at Union County Fairgrounds.Allen Owens — one of the original 13 members of the show committee — said the idea for such an event in Union County came about in 2001.

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Democrats hosting seven stump meetings

UNION COUNTY — The people of Union County will have the opportunity to meet and speak with candidates running for local, federal and possibly statewide office on the Democratic ticket during a series of “stump meetings” sponsored by the Union County Democratic Party.In a statement released Tuesday, Union County Democratic Party Chairman Ted Trantham announced that the party “will hold seven Old Timey Democratic Stump Meetings” throughout the county beg...

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USC Union donates 35 units of blood

UNION — A total of 35 students and faculty members rolled up their sleeves for a good cause recently during this semester’s blood drive at USC Union.Organized by Biology Professor Tara Fatemi, the blood drives provide an opportunity for the students and faculty of USC Union who participate to each help save lives.“Donting a pint of blood can up to three lives,” Fatemi said.Fatemi said she began organizing the blood drives nearly five ye...

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Championship BBQ at Uniquely Union

UNION — Atmosphere is an important part of any event and the atmosphere at the 2014 Uniquely Union Festival was especially popular with visitors who got to enjoy the aroma of chicken, pork, and ribs being grilled by the teams competing in the festival’s BBQ Cook-Off.Sanctioned by the Southern BBQ Network, the BBQ Cook-Off attracted more than 30 teams of cookers who set up along West Academy Street on Friday and got to grilling right away. The event was a Cookers’ ...

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God stands ready to step in

Wednesday, Sept. 177 p.m.: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, celebrates Revival. Wednesday night Revival services will are at 7 p.m. There will be special singing and music. The Rev. Tuie Wentz of Duncan Acres United Methodist Church and Bethel United Methodist Church will be the speaker at the Wednesday evening service. We invite our friends and neighbors to come out and celebrate with us and receive a blessing. ...

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Fundraiser for Capt. DJ Long

Wednesday, Sept. 17• The Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board of Directors holds their monthly meeting at noon. The meeting will be held at 226 S. Gadberry St. Lunch will be provided.Thursday, Sept. 18• Staffmark Corp holds a recruitment event from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at the SCWorks Office in Union for warehouse associates for Belk.These will be General Warehouse positions that wi...

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Library Blog: Access WorkKeys test prep through DISCUS

I have mentioned DISCUS in this blog several times, but today I want to highlight a resource that has been given additional value by new legislation.It was recently announced that this will be the first year in which the High School Assessment Program standardized test will not be given. Instead, 11th graders will take two other assessments — a college and career assessment (a specific test has not been determined) and WorkKeys, a test measuring essential workforce skills.

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Childers is new First Steps executive director

UNION — Union County First Steps has a new executive director.In a statement released by First Steps earlier this week, it was announced that the Union County First Steps Board of Directors had hired Catherine McManus Childers as Executive Director, replacing Beth Thompson, who resigned from the position in August.The announcement states that Childers most recently has worked as Executive Director of the Union County Health Care Foundation and as Volunteer Coordina...

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