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District receives $279,000 for reading coaches

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UNION COUNTY — Students at all five of Union County’s elementary schools will get some help with developing their reading skills from the new reading coaches the district will hire with funds allocated by the state.Superintendent Dr. Kristi Woodall said that the district has been allocated funds for four full-time reading coaches and one part-time reading coach for its elementary schools. Woodall said that the funds were allocated through a state program that assists districts where a sizable portion of its elementary students fail to meet standard on the reading portion of the PASS Exam.


Children enjoy ‘Lego Parties’ at library

UNION — Children participating in the Union County Carnegie Library’s Summer Reading program got to take part in a very special kind of party that in addition to being fun allowed them to learn about building things.The Summer Reading program, which concluded Thursday, featured a series of science-oriented activities as part of “Fizz, Boom, Read,” the children’s portion of the program and “Spark A Reaction,” the teen portion. The activities...

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UCATC hosting orientation, registration in August

UNION COUNTY — Student orientation, registration, and continuing education programs will be taking place at the Union County Advanced Technology Center in August.In a statement released Thursday, UCATC Administrative Specialist Cathy Freeman announced that the center, located at 1401 Furman Fendley Highway, Union, will host a student orientation event for Spartanburg Community College.SCC New Student OrientationTh...

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Adult Summer Reading participants read 361 books

UNION — The participants in the Adult Summer Reading Contest at the Union County Carnegie Library read a total of 361 books over the summer with the four top readers reading more than half of the books read.The Adult Summer Reading Contest required participants to read any book of their choice between June 2 and July 23, fill out a form about the book and then return it to the library. Over the course of the contest there were weekly drawings for prizes each Wednesday with th...

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Traffic signals changed at Jonesville intersection

​JONESVILLE — A new traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of US 176 and Forest Street in the Jonesville area to make the flow of traffic more efficient and reduce the likelihood of accidents.In a statement released Thursday, the SC Department of Transportation announced that, as part of a safety improvement project for the Furman L. Fendley Highway/Forest Street intersection, improvements to the traffic signals will change the left turn arrow operation fo...

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News Around Lockhart: A high school reunion in Michigan

Again I will apologize for not writing last week. I really thought I’d have the time on Tuesday night but I decided Monday to take my first vacation since moving here. We were having a class reunion and since I’d never been to one and all of you in our area have them all the time, and I get so jealous over them that I decided it was time to do something I’ve always wanted to do.

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Summer Camp fun at the movies

Sunday, Aug. 3• The Sinclair Reunion will be held at 1 p.m. at Fairview Church. Being a well-filled basket. Plates, cups, and utensils will be provided.• The Sims High School Class of 1965 meets at the old Jonesville High School at 6 p.m. All classmates are asked to be present.Monday, Aug. 4

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Lockhart man charged with hitting child

LOCKHART — A Lockhart man has been arrested and charged with allegedly hitting a 9-year-old child.Robert Earl Sumner, 403 N. 1 St., Lockhart, has been charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with child endangerment/neglect.In a statement released Thursday afternoon, the sheriff’s office announced that, on July 29, the complainant called dispatch to report an assault at Sumner’s residence.The press release states the complainant sai...

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Woman charged with child neglect

UNION — A Union woman was charged with child neglect after leaving her 16-month-old child alone in a parked truck on Wednesday.Crystal Jean Nave, 31, of 295 Vanderford Road, Union, was charged with child neglect around 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30.The arrest warrant states that Nave did leave her 16-month-old child in an unlocked running vehicle and went inside the Fresh Air Galaxy, leaving the child unattended by an adult and placing the child in unreasonable risk of...

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‘God’s Love is Caring’

Friday, Aug. 16-8:30 p.m.: Augsburg Lutheran Church, 151 Connector Road (beside Brian’s Body Shop), invites children from ages 4-12 to join the fun at Son Treasure Island Vacation Bible School. This exciting adventure will lead kids to discover God’s love through Bible stories, puppet skits, treasure hunts, crafts, music, videos and much more. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, call 674-5083 or 762-0271....

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Girls tennis tryouts Aug. 4-8

UNION COUNTY — Union County girls tennis tryouts begin next week.Coach Kelly Jenkins will host girls tennis tryouts for rising 7th-12th graders from 9-11:15 a.m. Aug. 4-8 at the Union County High School tennis courts.All students trying out must have a completed physical form turned in.

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Local stores ready for sales tax holiday

UNION — Shoppers will be able to receive big sales tax breaks during this weekend’s three-day sales tax holiday.The 2014 South Carolina sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, and will run through midnight, Sunday, Aug. 3. The idea behind alleviating the state sales taxes for a few days was to make back-to-school shopping a bit more affordable, giving buyers a break on the cost of school supplies, clothes, footwear, and a variety of other items which ...

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Church serves more than 800 families Wednesday

JONESVILLE — A local church’s special non-food distribution event drew nearly as many families Wednesday morning as its regular food distribution events.The Potters Storehouse food ministry serves an average of 900 needy families each month.On Wednesday, the church held a special distribution, but not of food. Instead, the church distributed a variety of non-food items including school supplies such as pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, paper, and various oth...

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Carlisle seeking donations of school supplies

CARLISLE — For the 11th year in a row the Town of Carlisle will distribute school supplies and the back packs to carry them to the children of the community and is asking for donations and volunteers to help with the distribution.Mayor Mary Ferguson-Glenn announced Wednesday that the town will hold its 11th Community Fun Day Cookout & Back to School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 16 from 2-6 p.m. at the Carlisle Playground on Pinckney and Cambridge streets.Ferguson-Glenn s...

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Board reviews school facilities policies

UNION COUNTY — This week’s school board meeting included a presentation regarding use of school facilities.During Monday’s meeting of the Union County Board of School Trustees, district Financial Officer Lynn Lawson presented Policy KF: Community Use of School Facilities and KF-E: Request for Non-School Use of School Facilities (rental contract) with clarifications on procedures and conditions of use. The presentation was a review being presented as information fo...

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‘God’s Love is Kind’

Thursday, July 317:15 p.m.: Galilee Baptist Church in the Sedalia Community holds Revival Services. At 7:15 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, Rev. Timothy Hunter, pastor of The Island Creek Baptist Church, Gaffney, will be the evangelist. The public is invited to attend.5:45-8:30 p.m.: Fairview Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School “Agency D3” for ages K-3 thru youth. The church is located at 763 Neal Shoals Ro...

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Summer Camp fun in the pool

Thursday, July 31• Union County Council holds a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Conference Room at the Union County Annex for a presentation from Bob Love, update on airport projects, approval to purchase vehicles, discuss a personnel issue and other matters. The public is invited to attend.Sunday, Aug. 3• The Sinclair Reunion will be held at 1 p.m. at Fairview Church. Being a well-filled basket. Plates, cups, ...

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The number of diplomas the Union County School Board asked the state to award was incorrect in Wednesday’s edition of The Union Daily Times. The correct number is 17. We regret the error.

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