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Antique Farm Show this Saturday

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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.

 

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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Youth minister killed in car crash

SPARTANBURG — The youth minister for a local church was killed early Monday morning when he was struck by a car after being thrown from a pickup truck.The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office announced Monday afternoon that Jemel Hillard Lawter, Jr., 25, was pronounced dead at 6 a.m. being involved in single vehicle accident that morning on I-26.Coroner Rusty Clevenger stated that the incident is under joint investigation by his office and the SC Highway Patro...

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Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: Everybody invited to Community Pep Rally

Hello everyone, local news on the way, after we send our birthday an anniversary wishes from Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy. He loves this cooler nights weather, so do I.BirthdaysHappy Birthday to Janis R. Duncan, Jean Suber, Chipper Brock, Nick Norris, Mary C. Arrowood, Kelvin Whitener, Anthony Brown, April Gilliam, Lois Ann McCauley, Brandon Crumpton, James Quinn, Chrystal Moss, Mikhail Moss, Janet McMurtury and Susan Hunnicutt....

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Uniquely Union Festival called a success

UNION — Rain and the threat of thunderstorms failed to prevent large numbers of visitors from turning out for and enjoying the 2014 Uniquely Union Festival.The festival, which was held Friday and Saturday, offered visitors a wide variety of attractions including food sold by vendors who lined two streets; live music by a number of groups performing a number of different genres; an art exhibit; a book signing; free museum tours, a BBQ competition that provided the public with ...

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Event raises $1,700 for injured firefighter

JONESVILLE — A fundraiser for a firefighter with the Jonesville Fire Department severely burned in an accident earlier this year raised approximately $1,700 on Saturday.On Aug. 6, DJ Long was working on a tractor when he noticed water leaking from the freeze plug on the tractor’s engine. When he bent down for a closer look, the freeze plug blew out, covering him with scalding water and antifreeze. Long suffered burns to his face, chest, stomach, arms, and left leg....

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Living Faith Ministries fundraiser

Tuesday, Sept. 16-Wednesday, Sept. 177 p.m.: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, celebrates Revival. Tuesday-Wednesday night Revival services will are at 7 p.m. There will be special singing and music each night. The Rev. David Bauknight of Grace United Methodist Church will be the speaker at the Tuesday evening service. The Rev. Tuie Wentz of Duncan Acres United Methodist Church and Bethel United Methodist Church w...

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See how it grows at FPES

Tuesday, Sept. 16• US Security Associates holds a recruitment event for security officers in the Jonesville area at the SCWorks Office in Union from 9-11:30 a.m.Applicants must meet the following criteria:— Obtain a Local or State Guard Card (where applicable). Includes criminal background evaluation, valid identification, and must pay State Security License fee.— Be at least 18 years of age (21 for some positions)...

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Library Notes

Library HoursMonday-Friday — 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.Saturday — 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.Trustees MeetThe Union County Carnegie Library Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the library. The meeting is open to the public.Preschool Storytime Fall 2014Ages: Birth-5Tuesdays 10 a.m....

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The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:— Tonya Charlene Rice, 33, of 720 Linersville Road, Buffalo, was charged with unlawful conduct toward a child around 2:02 a.m. Sept. 14. According to the incident report, Rice left a four-year-old child at home alone while she sought treatment at Wallace Thomson Hospital.— Curtis James Sartor, 44, of 160 Maybinton Road, Whitmire, was charged with driving under the influenc...

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Yellow Jackets look for win against Abbeville

UNION COUNTY — After suffering a heartbreaking loss to Greer on Friday, the Union County Yellow Jackets will look for redemption as they travel to Abbeville this week.Union County Head Football Coach said Friday’s loss to Greer was a tough one.“We must FINISH games,” Taneyhill said, reiterating the team’s “FINISH” mantra of the season.“We must tackle better, cover better and protect the quarterback better.”...

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Lady Wildcats defeat Blacksburg in volleyball

JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Middle School Lady Wildcats swept the Blacksburg Wildcats in volleyball competition last week.In Game 1, Jonesville won with a final score of 25-9; Game 2 was closer with a final score of 27-25; and Jonesville won Game 3 with a score of 25-7.“I am so proud of the tremendous effort these girls put forth during our first game of the season,” said Coach Jaime Hughey. “My eighth graders are showing strong leadership, and my...

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