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UNION COUNTY — Faculty and students at Union County High School are celebrating the results of hard work focused on academics.At the end of the previous school year, Union County High School celebrated its highest graduation rate in school history, a Palmetto Gold award for closing an academic achievement gap, and extracurricular activities such as drama, chorus, JROTC, indoor percussion, and athletics receiving regional, national and worldwide adulation.

 

Cody wins ‘It Can Wait’ essay contest

UNION COUNTY — An essay on the dangers of texting and driving could win a Union County High School student $500.The “It Can Wait” contest sponsored by the S.C. Press Association, AT&T, and newspapers from across South Carolina including The Union Daily Times, challenged high school students to answer the question, “Why is it important to take the it can wait pledge to never text and drive?”

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Williams to address Chicken Roast

UNION — Former Clemson baseball and football player Ray Williams will be the keynote speaker the Union County Clemson Club annual Chicken Roast on Monday, Nov. 24.

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Cato moving to Audrey Plaza

UNION — The Cato store in Union will soon have a new home.In a statement released Thursday, The Cato Corporation announced that it is relocating its Union store to Audrey Plaza at 317 Buffalo-West Springs Highway next to the Walmart Supercenter. The new location is scheduled to formally open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13.“With exclusive styles, on-trend fashions and low prices every day, our customers can always find their s...

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Monty Allen performs at Covenant

Friday, Oct. 24-Saturday, Oct. 258 a.m.-Until: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds a bazaar to benefit the children and senior citizens of the church. Biscuits will be sold for breakfast and hot dogs for lunch. A bake sale will also be held.Saturday, Oct. 259 a.m.-noon: Lifechanging Ministries, 501 Hart St., Union, holds a free giveaway of men’s, women’s, a...

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Fall Auction for Children at MES

Friday, Oct. 24• UCAC’s 2014 Juried Art Show will be on display at the USC-Union Main Building. The 80 works come from across the Southeast and as far away as Michigan. The show will be available for viewing during regular USC-Union hours. For more information call UCAC at 864-429-2817 or email ucac@bellsouth.net.Fridday, Oct. 24-Friday, Oct. 31

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Tigers defeat Gaffney Middle School

UNION — The Sims Tigers 7th grade football team defeated Gaffney Middle School on Wednesday, and they will play against Granard Middle School next week for the Peachtree Conference Championship.After defeating D.R. Hill last week, the Sims Tigers 7th grade team clinched the Peachtree Conference West Division Championship. On Wednesday, the team defeated Gaffney Middle School 16-8 in what Coach Mitchell Moss described as a hard fought game.

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Fighting the Ebola virus

Not that long ago, Ebola seemed a world away.Ebola — the sound of the word spoken hints at something foreign and terrifying — was not considered by the average American to be an American problem. Ebola happened somewhere over there. To them.In March of this year, an outbreak of the potentially deadly virus struck West Africa. As it has spread from country to country, hitting hardest Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, Ebola has sickened more than 9,000 people, ...

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City awards bid for $78,900

UNION — The City of Union will make $78,900 worth of improvements to the portion of the municipal water system serving customers along three city streets.Union City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to award the bid for the project to Smith Backhoe & Construction. At $78,900 Smith’s bid was the lowest of the bids submitted by the three companies that bid on the project.The other companies and the bids they submitted were Construction Resource Group ($90,115.2...

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Carnegie offering Mango Languages

UNION — An online language learning program is now available to patron of the Union County Carnegie Library through its website.In a statement released earlier this week, Library Director Ben Loftis announced this week that Carnegie patrons “now have access to the Mango Languages online language-learning system. This service is provided by the South Carolina State Library, who purchased a state-wide subscription to Mango Languages.”

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Food ministry struggling financially

JONESVILLE — As it begins the sixth year of its food ministry to the needy The Potters Storehouse is itself in need of help from the public as it tries to get its truck fixed and keep the power on.Pastor Don Moore announced earlier this month that the church’s food ministry began its sixth year on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The church began the sixth year of its food ministry appropriately enough with a distribution event, providing, as it has at past events, needy families in ...

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On time and timeless

Friday, Oct. 24-Saturday, Oct. 258 a.m.-Until: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church holds a bazaar to benefit the children and senior citizens of the church. Biscuits will be sold for breakfast and hot dogs for lunch. A bake sale will also be held.Saturday, Oct. 259 a.m.-noon: Lifechanging Ministries, 501 Hart St., Union, holds a free giveaway of men’s, women’s, and children’...

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STEM/Family Writing Night at MES

Thursday, Oct. 23-Friday, Oct. 24• UCAC’s 2014 Juried Art Show will be on display at the USC-Union Main Building. The 80 works come from across the Southeast and as far away as Michigan. The show will be available for viewing during regular USC-Union hours. For more information call UCAC at 864-429-2817 or email ucac@bellsouth.net.Thursday, Oct. 23-Friday, Oct. 31

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Lockhart School Honor Roll

Principal’s Honor Roll3rd: Savannah Baldwin, Logan Campbell, Justin Childers, Zoie Cromer, Ansli Eubanks, Karlee Greene, Caiden Jennings, Rheagan Johnson, LaTroy Kershaw, Caylee Lawson, Ryan Seeman, Serenity Sigmon, Raina Smith, Aubrie Therrell, Wesley Wilkins4th: Tyler Crocker, Brianna Cummings, Peyton Grady, Allie Owens, Delani Rash, Landon Walker6th: Trenton Crocker, Cierra Goldman7th: Katie Blackmon, Abby Brannon, Brina Ch...

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Crime Report

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:— Danny Clint Vinson, 42, of 117 Red Road, Lockhart, was charged with third-degree arson around 11:10 a.m. Oct. 21. According to the incident report, officers responded to a structure fire at Vinson’s residence on Oct. 6, and it was determined that the building had no power source on the side that was burned. The report states that as an investigation continued, a K-9 alerted on two ...

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Betenbaugh is All Conference Athlete

UNION — Bailey Betenbaugh was named All-Conference Athlete for the Peachtree Volleyball Conference on Saturday at the Peachtree Volleyball Conference Championship tournament played at Dorman High School. She is an 8th grader at Sims Middle School.

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Whitmire Winter Sports

WHITMIRE — These are the 2014-15 varsity and middle school basketball and varsity wrestling schedules for the Whitmire Wolverines.Whitmire Wolverines 2014-15 Varsity Basketball ScheduleDec. 1 — Richard Winn Academy — Away — 6 p.m.Dec. 3 — Newberry Academy — Home — 6 p.m.Dec. 5 — Brashier Middle College — Away — 6 p.m.Dec. 8 — Richard Winn Academy — Ho...

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UCHS Cross Country runners’ times

UNION COUNTY — The UCHS Cross Country team ran at the region meet at South Pointe High School on Tuesday. Runners’ times are as follows:BoysMatthew Caldwell — 19:52Ricky Belue — 20:04Noah McCutcheon — 20:08Tyrin Briggs — 21:03Jordan Lawson — 22:42Clint Smallwood — 22:52Jakob Lawson — 23:30Grayson Fallaw — 23:41...

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