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Yellow Jackets score against Panthers

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ABBEVILLE — The Union County Yellow Jackets led the Abbeville Panthers 34-10 at halftime.The Union County Yellow Jackets scored first during their game on the road against the Abbeville Panthers Friday night, taking a 7-0 lead. Abbeville answered with a touchdown, tying the game at 7-7, but the Yellow Jackets answered right back with another touchdown, retaking the lead at 14-7 in the first quarter.


More than $3 million raised for events center

UNION — The Union Events Center Board of Directors has raised over $3 million in cash and pledges for the construction of the proposed events center the board’s chairman told Union City Council Thursday morning.Council held a workshop session Thursday morning to receive an update on the proposed events center including how much the events center’s board of directors has raised toward the cost of its construction; how much more may have to be raised; whether or not...

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Still teaching life skills

UNION — A martial arts studio has revamped itself and moved to downtown Union.The 9th Level Martial Arts Studio — led by instructor Jamie Vaughn — has reopened after a hiatus and is now located at 215 East Main Street, Union.In the past, Vaughn instructed at the former Union Karate Center, and a banner hangs on the wall of 9th Level Martial Arts to pay homage to the former school. With a new name and new programs, Vaughn’s teaching still revolves ...

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‘I am for the child™’ this Saturday

UNION — Bella the Bloodhound from the Union County Sheriff’s Office and some of the wrestlers of Trans-South Wrestling will take part in the “I am for the child™” kickoff this Saturday.In a statement issued Thursday, Stephanie Kitchens of the Guardian ad Litem program announced that the event will be held Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon at the USC Union Gazebo. Kitchens said the purpose of the event is to “raise awareness of the Guardian ad Litem prog...

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JROTC holds commissioning ceremony

UNION COUNTY — On Sept. 15, the Union County High School JROTC Yellow Jacket Battalion conducted its annual fall commissioning ceremony.In this highly prestigious celebration of excellence, exceptional and well rounded non-commissioned officers are commissioned to officer rank and currently serving officers are promoted.Our JROTC Leadership and Academic Board teams belatedly received the George Marshall and Douglas MacArthur medals for their performances during las...

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All about God instead of all about us

Friday, Sept. 19-Sunday Sept. 217 p.m., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 3 p.m.: Corinth Baptist Church hosts the Kingdom Training Series: Understanding Your Spiritual DNA. These revival events will be held Friday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker for the Sunday revival service will be Rev. Courtney Mills, pastor of Mikes Creek Baptist Church in Gaffney. The public is invited to attend. Rev. ...

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News Around Lockhart: An act of animal cruelty

To start with, I do not appreciate whoever dropped two kittens off at my beauty shop. If you wanted a death sentence for them why didn’t you call animal control. The dogs in my neighborhood love kittens for lunch.I know they are not feral cats, because they don’t mind being picked up. One is cream color and one is tabby.If anyone wants these as pets, please come and get them, because the dogs will get them. I haven’t anyway to protect them, that takes 2...

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‘Engineers in training’ at BES

Saturday, Sept. 20• The 50s classes of Whitmire High School holds a reunion at R.C. Lake Gymnasium beginning at 9 a.m. Cost is $25 per person. For more information call Loretta Brown at 803-694-3580 or Bonnie Prince at 803-694-2388.Monday, Sept. 22• The Union County Democratic Party holds its Monthly Meeting at 6 p.m. at 201 Porter Street. The meeting is open to the public.• The Union County Board ...

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Lady Wildcats defeat E.P. Todd Tigers

JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Middle School Lady Wildcats volleyball team defeated the E.P. Todd Tigers Wednesday night 3-1.“The girls proved they came to play early on in the game by working together and staying focused,” said Coach Jaime Hughey.In Game 1, the Lady Wildcats won 25-10, and in Game 2, they won 25-21. In the third game, E.P. Todd pulled out a win with a final score of 25-22, but the Lady Wildcats came back in Game 4 with a score of 25-15....

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UCHS cross country team runs in two meets

UNION COUNTY — The UCHS Cross Country team had two meets this week. They ran Saturday at the Coaches Classic in Columbia, and on Tuesday, they ran at Lancaster, along with three other teams. Their next meet will be Tuesday, Sept. 23 at home.Coaches ClassicChampionship BoysMatthew Caldwell — 19:52Tyrin Briggs — 22:06Noah McCutcheon — 22:26Clint Smallwood — 24:10...

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Sims falls to Florence Chapel in volleyball

UNION — The Sims Middle School volleyball team suffered a 3-1 loss to Florence Chapel on Tuesday.Sims suffered losses in games with scores of 25-7; 25-25-5; and 25-6, and the team won one of the games 25-23.“The first game, we could not receive the ball nor get our serves in as well as I would have liked,” said Coach Tracy Duncan.Duncan pointed out that Cayla Gregory had some nice passes.“The second game, subs came in and we ...

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UCAC’s ‘Acoustic Café’ a hit at Uniquely Union

UNION — The Union County Arts Council’s contribution to this year’s Uniquely Union Festival featured cold soft drinks, free peanuts and live music all day long for the two days of the festival. The “Acoustic Café” gave festival-goers a respite from the heat as well as the opportunity to hear some of Union’s finest local musicians perform in an intimate setting.At last year’s festival, the Arts Council’s musicians performed on an ...

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City to help sponsor Vietnam KIA memorial

UNION — A Vietnam KIA Memorial and firefighter compensation were among several topics discussed during Tuesday’s meeting of the Union City Council.Vietnam Killed in Action Memorial

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Jonesville Town Festival this Saturday

JONESVILLE — Camel and pony rides, a petting zoo featuring a kangaroo, a car show, a day full of music, and lots of food will be part of the 2014 Jonesville Town Festival this Saturday.The Jonesville Town Festival Committee announced this week that the festival will be held Saturday from noon-10 p.m. on Main Street between Church and Pacolet streets. The festival will feature a number of activities and entertainment for both children and adults including music performed by a ...

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College ‘Boot Camp’ at UCATC

UNION COUNTY — High school students with questions about going to college will have the opportunity to get them answered during a “Boot Camp” at the Union County Advanced Technology Center Saturday morning.The Boot Camp, which is called Project Ready: College 101, is being sponsored by the Urban League of the Upstate in cooperation with Project Ready college access program, and Spartanburg Community College. It will be held at the Advanced Technology Center from 1...

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The original wireless connection

Thursday, Sept. 187 p.m.: St. Paul Baptist Church holds its Annual Fall Revival Services. The Thursday services is at 7 p.m. The message will be delivered by Dr. Charles B. Jackson Sr., pastor of Brookland Missionary Baptist Church in West Columbia.Friday, Sept. 19-Sunday Sept. 21

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Donating blood at USC Union

Thursday, Sept. 18• Union City Council holds at workshop at 9 a.m. to discuss the Union Events Center.• 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 will vary from picking/packing with an RF scanner to lift operation to cycle counting/inventory control.The hours for these positio...

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Whitmire inductees three into the Hall of Fame

WHITMIRE — At Whitmire Community School’s home game last Friday, three alumni were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame: Amber Plemmons Epps, Bradley Epps and Michael Ruff.Amber Plemmons EppsAmber Plemmons Epps of Whitmire is a 2005 graduate of Whitmire High School. She is married to Brad Epps and is the mother of Kenleigh, 5, and Sienna, who is almost 2. While in high school, Epps participated in volleyball, cheerleading and softball....

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