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An evening of interactive art, music and dance

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UNION — The Union County Health Care Foundation will hold an interactive evening of art, music and dance on all three floors of the USC Union Main Building to help raise funds to help pay for the construction of a new helipad next to Wallace Thomson Hospital.Foundation Executive Director Catherine Childers said that “Art & Soul,” which will be held from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, will offer the people of Union County a unique opportunity to experience three art forms in a single evening.


Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Union Daily Times is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.uniondailytimes.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:• Easier to read headlines with one-click accessibilit...

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Library Blog: More opportunities to read about science, math

The themes for this year’s Summer Reading program have focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related topics. While Summer Reading is winding down, there are still plenty of opportunities to learn more about these subjects. Below are some books available at UCCL or through the SCLENDS.For ChildrenBartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss: This Dr. Seuss picture book tells the story of a ...

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Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: Lots of places for outdoor activities near Whitmire

Hello everyone, local news on the way, after we send out our birthday wishes.Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy had an interesting week. Said he had flown to Alaska to get away from southeastern heat. Can you blame him?So lets do our wishes, then we’ll send him off with lemonade and coolant.BirthdaysHappy Birthday to Robert Lipford, Bob Burnett, Robbie Hall, Scott Wilkerson, Rev. Jim Nates, Ida Grace Shields,...

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UCAC hosts large crowd for ‘Grand Reopening’ celebration

UNION — Local dignitaries, special guests and local supporters welcomed the return of the Union County Arts Council after its five-month closure to repair water damage in the gallery on Main Street. An estimated 120 people came to see UCAC’s new look and left the festivities with a new, or renewed, enthusiasm for the Arts Council’s mission to bring the best possible arts experience to Union.Mayor Harold Thompson and County Supervisor Tommy Sinclair both spoke abou...

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A new look, thanks to you

UNION — The Union Daily Times is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.It’s true that we live in a digital age, and more people than ever are turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want. The Union Daily Times is committed to being at the forefront of every delivery platform available. In fact, this week we are also unveiling a redesigned w...

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Carolina Rage wins seven games in USFA World Series

PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL — After five tournament championships in the 2013-2014 season, the Carolina Rage softball team won seven games in the USFA World Series.The only team representing South Carolina in the USFA World Series Tournament in Panama City Beach, Fl., the Carolina Rage finished 7-2.The seven-day tournament — including over 600 teams from around the U.S. in age groups 8U-18U — was held July 13-19, and the Carolina Rage played through Friday ni...

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Library Notes

Library HoursMonday-Friday — 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.Saturday — 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.Upcoming EventsSummer Reading 2014 EventsChildren/Juvenile/Teen/FamilyChildren under 12 need to have a parent present at all times.Contact: 864-427-7140, ext. 302July 17 — Ages 2-5 — 2-3:30 p...

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Church Calendar

Tuesday, July 22-Wednesday, July 231:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Friendship Baptist Church, 250 Morning Drive, Spartanburg, holds Revival Services. The Rev. Anthony Wilson, pastor of the Bethany Baptist Church of Joneville will preach Tuesday, July 22 at 7 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Jefferson N. McDowell, pastor of the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Laurens will preach Wednesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. The public is invited. Rev. Michael A. Glenn is church pastor.

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Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 22• The Union County Senior Citizens meets at Mon Aetna Baptist Church Social Hall at 6 p.m. Bring finger foods for the meal. Jantzen and Arnold Childers will be doing the entertainment.Saturday, July 26• A Chinese Auction will be held at the Pacolet River Baptist Association Center, 108 Lovers Lane Road, Union. Drop tickets from 10-11:55 a.m. Auction noon-until. Hot dogs $1, soda 50 cents, and chips ...

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Crime Report

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:— Jeffrey Michael Farr, 35, of 128 Vanderford Road, Union, was charged with breach of peace and third-degree assault and battery around 6:25 p.m. July 19.— Erica Harley Brown, 20, and Travis Eric Vaughan, 20, both of 634 Riley Road, Buffalo, were each charged with breach of peace around 5:50 p.m. July 20. According to the incident report, Brown and Vaughan caused a disturb...

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Elaine Meeks

UNION — Mrs. Elaine Meeks, 69, resident of Ellen Sagar Nursing Home, died July 17th 2014 at Spartanburg Regional Health Center.Born October 14, 1945, a daughter of the late Virgil and Jennette Haney Price. Mrs. Meeks was of the Baptist faith and had attended Phillippi Baptist Church and The Union Church of Christ.Survivors include one son, Cleve Ford and wife Amy of Union; three daughters, Cindy Sanders and husband Mike, Karen Trantham and husband Mike, Kelly Morri...

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William Lipsey

JONESVILLE — Mr. William “Boodle” Lipsey, 80, husband of Bevia Patterson Lipsey, 308 Fairview Street, Jonesville, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Ellen Sagar Nursing Home.Mr. Lipsey was born in Jonesville, SC June 7, 1934, a son of the late Willie Andrew Lipsey and Pauline Smith Lipsey. He retired from Mayfair Mills and was a former member of the South Carolina National Guard. Mr. Lipsey was a member of Jonesville Baptist Church.

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Mary Carter

UNION, SC- The family of Mary Cornelia “Neely” Ashe Carter will receive friends from 2:30-3 p.m. Sunday at Fairview Baptist, Union, followed by a memorial service.

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Making “volcanoes” at the library

UNION — The latest installment of the Union County Carnegie Library’s Summer Reading Program was an event in which the children participating got to make volcanoes and foam dough.

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Able South Carolina offering free health program

UNION — Able South Carolina is excited to offer “Healthier Habits for a Happier You,” a free health program for Union County residents funded by United Way of the Piedmont.“We are almost finished with the first of three workshops,” said Independent Living Specialist Amy Austin. “Each week I hear such positive things from the participants about things they’ve learned and applied in their daily lives. It’s exciting to see how involved t...

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DNR, U.S. Forest Service to provide special youth dove hunt Sept. 6 in Union County

UNION COUNTY — The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the Enoree District of the U.S. Forest Service, will host a special youth dove hunt in Union County on Saturday, Sept. 6.For questions on the youth dove hunt, or for more information, contact the Union office of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) at (864) 427-5140 or contact the U.S. Forest Service Enoree Office at (864) 427-9858.

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Livestock section to be removed from county ordinance

UNION COUNTY — Local livestock owners were somewhat relieved on Thursday after a meeting to address the county animal control ordinance.Don Sawyer, president of the Union County Livestock Association, welcomed livestock owners to a meeting held Thursday evening at the Clemson Extension office to address the livestock section of the Union County animal control ordinance. Sawyer said he knew from phone calls that emotions were running high, and he asked that those in attendance...

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