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Making “volcanoes” at the library

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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.

 

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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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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Sharing the greatest joy

Saturday, July 198-11 a.m.: New Emanuel Chapel holds a Community Outreach Ministry Giveaway. It will be held at the future site of New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church which is located at 115 Eisontown Road in the Kelton Community. Everything is free!! Dr. James L. Mason, Pastor.4 p.m.: The Bethesda Baptist Church (in Santuck) Family holds an appreciation celebration for the church musicians. The public is invited. Rev. Rod...

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Community Calendar

Saturday, July 19• The Union High School Class of 1974 celebrates their 40th reunion at Veteran’s Park starting at 7 p.m. Any class member needing information please contact Barbara McCall-Crayne at 429-6219. Admittance the night of the reunion will be $30 per person. We are looking forward to seeing all of our classmates there.Sunday, July 20• The Sims High School class of 1968 meets at 5 p.m. at the Union M...

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Crime Report

The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests:— Kyle Gerard Gory, 25, of 410 Rogerstown Road, Jonesville, was charged with attempt to purchase meth around 2:40 p.m. July 17.— Lequan Donshell Norman, 37, of 123 Henry Lane, Union, was charged with disorderly conduct around 10:20 p.m. July 17.— Emily Outzs Vaughan, 40, of 1208 West Main Street, Union, was charged with disorderly conduct around 6:10 p.m. July ...

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Frederick Roger Inman

Frederick InmanSTATESBORO, GA — Mr. Frederick Roger Inman, 81, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at his home in Statesboro, Georgia after an extended illness.

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Play, games, movie help conclude Activity Fun Camp

UNION — This week’s Activity Fun Camp at USC Union draws to a close this afternoon, but the fun continued Thursday and will continue today as the children taking part in the camp enjoyed a variety of fun activities that engaged them mentally, physically, and creatively.Throughout the week, the children have been preparing for the event that will conclude the camp, this afternoon’s production of “The Cat in the Hat” at 2 p.m. in the USC Union auditorium...

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Committee has sufficient funds to build events center

UNION — The funds budgeted for the construction of the proposed Union Events Center are more than enough to cover the cost of the project according to the chairman of the center’s board of directors.In a presentation to Union City Council Tuesday evening, Union Events Center Board of Directors Chairman Bob Love reported that, as of June, a total of $3,231,863 are available for the project. Love said that amount includes $2,042,753 in the city account which is composed o...

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Bands to perform Saturday evening

UNION — The Union County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its second “I Love a Summer Night” Downtown Music Fest event — featuring two bands — from 6-9 p.m. this Saturday, July 12, on Main Street, Union.Bands to be featured at this Saturday’s event include The Weatherman Band (featuring WSPA-TV peronality and Union native Jack Roper) and the Carolina Rhythm Band.Audience members will be able to sing and dance the night away as they lis...

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‘Food, Friends and Fun’ to benefit McDade

JONESVILLE — A local benefit to be held this weekend is billed as “Food, Friends and Fun.”A fundraiser to benefit Dee Dee Owens McDade will be held this Saturday, July 19, at Oakbrook Community Church in Jonesville. Hot dogs, drinks and sweets will go on sale at 5 p.m., and live music will begin at 6 p.m.The live music will include performances by the Oakbrook Praise Team, Jonathan Moss, Amy Silvers House, Madison Phipps, Tony Henderson, Ryan West, Jayc...

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Church Calendar

Saturday, July 198-11 a.m.: New Emanuel Chapel holds a Community Outreach Ministry Giveaway. It will be held at the future site of New Emanuel Chapel Baptist Church which is located at 115 Eisontown Road in the Kelton Community. Everything is free!! Dr. James L. Mason, Pastor.4 p.m.: The Bethesda Baptist Church (in Santuck) Family holds an appreciation celebration for the church musicians. The public is invited. Rev. Rod...

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Community Calendar

Saturday, July 19• The Union High School Class of 1974 celebrates their 40th reunion at Veteran’s Park starting at 7 p.m. Any class member needing information please contact Barbara McCall-Crayne at 429-6219. Admittance the night of the reunion will be $30 per person. We are looking forward to seeing all of our classmates there.Sunday, July 20• The Sims High School class of 1968 meets at 5 p.m. at the Union M...

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News Around Lockhart: The heat, a strange noise, and a new cell phone

105 degrees was on my barometer, on my porch, last Sunday. Now what the actually temp was I don’t know. But D.A. McCloud wanted to give me a dollar if I let him sit in my shop all day, oh he was just joking. But I tried to keep it 72 in there and everyone enjoyed coming in out of the heat. I ordered the heatwave just to get customers, otherwise I just drag them in off the street.

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