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BREC donates 950 book bags for local students

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UNION COUNTY — Families needing some extra help to prepare their children for school got it earlier this month when Broad River Electric Cooperative donated 950 book bags filled with school supplies to the county’s five elementary schools and the Town of Carlisle.As it did last year, Broad River Electric Charities used Operation Round Up funds to purchase book bags for elementary school students in Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee counties. This year, Broad River Electric asked for donations of school supplies to fill 3,000 backpacks.

 

‘Art & Soul’ called a success

UNION — The people who attended Saturday’s “Art & Soul” event at USC Union enjoyed an evening of interactive art, dance, and music while contributing toward the construction of new helipad next to Wallace Thomson Hospital.Art & Soul was sponsored by the Union County Health Care Foundation as part of its efforts to raise $20,000 to help pay for the construction of a helipad next the hospital to provide a safer, more efficient method of transporting patients f...

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‘Labors’ at Rose Hill Plantation Sept. 6

UNION — Join us Saturday, September 6, for our second annual “Labors” program. Through interactive exhibits, visitors will focus on the daily work of the enslaved African-Americans at Rose Hill, a large Upstate plantation in the 1800s. Come with us into the past us as we explore the world of Vardy Gist and Allen Gist and their families, people who lived at Rose Hill both as enslaved laborers and later as tenant farmers.

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Forgiven but not perfect

Wednesday, Aug. 27• The Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board of Directors holds their monthly meeting at noon. The meeting will be held at 226 Gadberry St. Lunch will be provided.Sunday, Aug. 21• Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 2153 Mt. Lebanon Road, hosts a 5th Sunday Night Singing at 6 p.m. The group “Living Waters” from Pacolet will be singing. Everyone is invited to attend....

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Car wash fundraiser

Wednesday, Aug. 27• The Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board of Directors holds their monthly meeting at noon. The meeting will be held at 226 Gadberry St. Lunch will be provided.Thursday, Sept. 4• The Union County Arts Council will hold “Jam With Lunch” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the UCAC gallery on Main Street in Union. This acoustic jam session is open to all musicians playing any genre of m...

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Clemson Dean Emeritus Scott, Sen. Peeler honored for agriculture support

CLEMSON — Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences Dean Emeritus Tom Scott and South Carolina Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler were named 2014 Advocates of the Year at the annual meeting of the South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture at the State Farmers Market in Columbia.South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers and the president of the South Carolina Advocates for Agriculture, Ronnie Summers, presented Peeler and Scott with ...

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The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:— Donnie Bisco Todd, 58, of 116 3rd Street, Union, was charged with assault and battery 2nd around 4:20 a.m. Aug. 25.— Tammy Louise Todd, 51, of 213 Hancock Street, Union, was charged with assault and battery 2nd around 4:25 a.m. Aug. 25.— Paige Marie Tadlock, 25, of 413 South 2nd Street, Lockhart, was charged with driving without a license and malicious d...

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Gospel Truth Trio to perform Sunday

JONESVILLE — A locally-based gospel trio looks forward to a night of music, fun and fellowship in the name of the Lord.The Gospel Truth Trio will perform at 6 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 31, at Jonesville Baptist Church.Gospel Truth is comprised of Kelly Carter, Tiffanie Goodwin and Gilbert Hames, who produce close three-part harmonies with Carter on keyboard.

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Potters Storehouse needs new truck

JONESVILLE — Even as it continues to help provide needy families in Union County with food and other necessities The Potters Storehouse has a need of its own.A sign outside the church asks those who see it to “Pray, we need a truck.”Pastor Don Moore said Monday that the sign was put up because the 16-foot box truck the church has used for years to bring in food from Charlotte is no longer working and must be replaced.

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Library HoursMonday-Friday — 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.Saturday — 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.Labor DayThe library will be closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1.New Books (Available 8/27/14)...

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Sept. 22 is 2012 disaster assistance deadline

SPARTANBURG — Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee counties producers who experienced losses to bush or tree fruit crops due to frost or freeze during the 2012 crop year may be eligible for assistance through the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). The program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides supplemental NAP payments to eligible producers.Farmers who did not have access to crop insurance and are in primary and adjacent counties that received a Secretaria...

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The first and best Top Ten List

Tuesday, Aug. 26• The Union County Senior Citizens meets at Mon Aetna Church Social Hall at 6 p.m. with finger food. Jenny and Kathy Gossett will be singing. We will hear about the trips for the fall and winter.• Lockhart Town Council meets at 7 p.m. at the at Lockhart Town Hall.Wednesday, Aug. 27• The Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board of Directors holds their monthly meeting at noo...

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Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: Local news and upcoming events

Hello everyone, lots of early fall events and local news to talk about. Lets send our Happy Birthday Wishes from Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy.BirthdaysHappy Birthday wishes to Joe Hunter, Christianna Gilliam, Candace Lominick, Jeffrey Whitener, Carol Owens, Katie S.Henderson, Manuel Harrison, Lee Ann Eison, and Robert Miller.AnniversariesHappy 22nd Anniversary wishes t...

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Learning about engineering

Tuesday, Aug. 26• The Union County Senior Citizens meets at Mon Aetna Church Social Hall at 6 p.m. with finger food. Jenny and Kathy Gossett will be singing. We will hear about the trips for the fall and winter.• Lockhart Town Council meets at 7 p.m. at the at Lockhart Town Hall.Wednesday, Aug. 27• The Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board of Directors holds their monthly meeting at noo...

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Sonoco signs agreement to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group

HARTSVILLE — Sonoco (NYSE: SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced Monday that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Weidenhammer Packaging Group, Europe’s leading provider of composite cans along with composite drums and rigid plastic containers, for €286 million, or approximately $383 million, in cash. The final consideration is subject to a normal adjustment of net working capital.

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Yellow Jackets ‘finish’ first game of season

UNION COUNTY — An intense season opener ended in a 29-28 Union County victory during the final seconds of Friday night’s game.

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Union County Dragway results

SANTUC — These are the results from Aug. 23 at Union County Dragway:ProWin — Sammy SmithR/up — Nickey MillerSemi — Joey RandallDash Winner — Tim BenzModifiedWin — Jason NeelyR/up — Justin CarnaggioSemi — Ralph DeLoach, Doug TaylorDash Winner — Doug Ta...

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Sept. 15 is deadline for DNR’s special youth deer hunts in Upstate

COLUMBIA — Youngsters between the ages of 10 and 15, would you like to go deer hunting this fall but don’t have anyone to take you? Would you like for the hunt to be somewhere nearby where there are lots of deer? Would you like for this event to be carefully supervised and for a responsible adult to become your mentor and help teach you how to hunt effectively, safely and ethically?

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