Union Daily Times- RSS OPINION Feed http://uniondailytimes.com/section/OPINION http://uniondailytimes.com/section/OPINION Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:05:52 EST 1800 Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: A new football coach, and guild elects officers http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/4471440/Who-What-When--Where-Of-Whitmire:-A-new-football-coach-and-guild-elects-officers Hello everyone, the weather finally looks like spring has arrived, so that means yard work. So lets do our birthday wishes from Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy, then it's out to the yard. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Library Blog: MOOCs technology offers opportunities for learning http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/4471282/Library-Blog:-MOOCs-technology-offers-opportunities-for-learning The influence of computers and smartphones has greatly changed the vocabulary of many Americans by introducing terms such as blog, high definition, and streaming video. One new term related to technology you may not be familiar with is MOOC, an... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST News Around Lockhart: Aluminum cans, friends, and speeders http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/4138558/News-Around-Lockhart:-Aluminum-cans-friends-and-speeders O.K., this is my beef today: I — as many do — save cans for the Humane Society. I assume the money from these cans buy food and help pay for the needs of the animals that are there. I love animals and try to help any way I can. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: Upcoming events and people in the news http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/4111937/Who-What-When--Where-Of-Whitmire:-Upcoming-events-and-people-in-the-news Hello everybody, welcome to spring! We hope its spring to stay. As always Grandma used to say “An Easter cold snap will be here, directly.” Love those old, folksy colloquialisms don't you Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST News Around Lockhart: How to dress for unpredictable weather http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/4084112/News-Around-Lockhart:-How-to-dress-for-unpredictable-weather What about this weather, it's Wednesday right now, don't know what is happening Friday while you're reading this. Every day changes, and today it's upper 80's. Yeah!! But when you leave the house you really don't... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Library Blog: Free websites offer variety of e-books http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/4050880/Library-Blog:-Free-websites-offer-variety-of-e-books Recently, the Union Carnegie Library was excited to begin offering downloadable e-books. Our participation in the Jasmine Consortium of libraries powered by Overdrive allows us to make many new books available through download. Thus far the service... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Who, What, When & Where of Whitmire: Birthdays, feel good wishes, and sympathy http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/4051227/Who-What-When--Where-of-Whitmire:-Birthdays-feel-good-wishes-and-sympathy Hello everyone, welcome to news from “The Whitty.” Lots of local news coming up after we do our birthdays and get well wishes. Gottrocks the Birthday Fairy has had a time with all of our Bi-Polar weather. He did make it in with pollen... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST News Around Lockhart: Litter Pick Up Day and what is recyclable http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/4016128/News-Around-Lockhart:-Litter-Pick-Up-Day-and-what-is-recyclable We had a nice town meeting last night (Tuesday), lots of guests and speakers. Brown Fant went over our audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. It's always important for him to bring it to our attention of how we stand. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST News Around Lockhart: More rain, no more leg ache, and no wild game http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/3954659/News-Around-Lockhart:-More-rain-no-more-leg-ache-and-no-wild-game Another rainy day, (this is Wednesday). Do you remember a song by that title a long time ago, well I think it was written for Lockhart. We have happy faces when the sun shines. Now we are gloomy. Okay, enough of my depression! Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Thank you for supporting Meals on Wheels http://uniondailytimes.com/news/letters/3942306/Thank-you-for-supporting-Meals-on-Wheels To the editor: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: Community events and tourism and the Blues http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/3925711/Who-What-When--Where-Of-Whitmire:-Community-events-and-tourism-and-the-Blues Hello Everybody and Happy St. Patrick's Day week to you! Local news on the way after we do the birthday wishes texted in from from Gottrocks in Green The Birthday Fairy. Gottrocks had more than fun at the Five Points St. Pattys' Day... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Library Blog: Publishers limit number of library e-books http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/3926205/Library-Blog:-Publishers-limit-number-of-library-e-books A couple of weeks ago, the library began making e-book services available to the patrons of UCCL. To make this possible, the library joined the Overdrive Jasmine Digital Consortium of libraries, a collection of 17 county libraries in South Carolina... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: Frostbite one day, sunburn the next http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/3862406/Who-What-When--Where-Of-Whitmire:-Frostbite-one-day-sunburn-the-next Hello everyone, what about about Old Man Winter breathing cold air down our necks last week? We laugh and joke about South Carolina being one of the few states that we can actually suffer frostbite and sunburn within the same week. Artic air one day,... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST News Around Lockhart: Join us for the monthly council meetings http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorial-opinion_columns/3833514/News-Around-Lockhart:-Join-us-for-the-monthly-council-meetings If you want to know what is said at our monthly Town Hall meetings, they are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month, at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome, and if you want to voice your opinion on something, just come in 24 hours earlier and state that you... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Library Blog: How to check out a digital book online http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorials-opinion_columns/3799215/Library-Blog:-How-to-check-out-a-digital-book-online The Union Carnegie Library will take a big step forward on March 5, adding e-books as a service provided by the library. The next few blogs I write will discuss e-books and other digital resources, as well as how to use the services... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: Around Town News and People In The News http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorials-opinion_columns/3799426/Who-What-When--Where-Of-Whitmire:-Around-Town-News-and-People-In-The-News Hello everyone, local news From The Whitty coming up after we acknowledge Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy's predictions and wishes. Mon, 3 Mar 2014 00:01:00 EST News Around Lockhart: A grant survey, vandalism, and donations http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorials-opinion_columns/3771254/News-Around-Lockhart:-A-grant-survey-vandalism-and-donations We are working on getting a grant to put in new sewage lines from Mill Street to the south side of town. So for the next week or so, we (the Mayor and Council) will be coming around to have you fill out a paper: Community Development Block Grant Town... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:01:00 EST Support education by supporting libraries http://uniondailytimes.com/news/letters/3748897/Support-education-by-supporting-libraries To the editor: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:01:00 EST Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: Birthdays, anniversaries, wishes, and happenings http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorials-opinion_columns/3734302/Who-What-When--Where-Of-Whitmire:-Birthdays-anniversaries-wishes-and-happenings Hello everyone, local news on the way after we do our birthday wishes. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:01:00 EST News Around Lockhart: Deer running at night, and reactions to the earthquake http://uniondailytimes.com/news/editorials-opinion_columns/3709303/News-Around-Lockhart:-Deer-running-at-night-and-reactions-to-the-earthquake Well I just got back from Spartanburg (for the second time today, but that's another story), and we saw a lot of deer on the sides of the road, grazing on the grass. Two by the Kohler plant, one ran across in front of us in Jonesville, a couple... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:01:00 EST