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Presidential candidate to visit Union County on July 25

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BUFFALO — A candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination will make his second visit to Union County on Friday, July 25 during a breakfast event at Andy’s.Ann Stevens, Second Vice Chair for the Union County Democratic Party, announced that Robbie Wells will attend the breakfast which will begin at 9 a.m. Stevens said that Wells will meet with, address, and answer questions from the public during the breakfast. She said that the visit is part of Wells’ efforts raise public awareness of and financial support for his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Stevens said that anyone who attends the breakfast and wants to do so may make a contribution to Wells’ campaign either at the breakfast or later.


More than 300 visit museum in May and June

UNION — A total of more than 300 people visited the Union County Museum in May and June while the number of its online Facebook fans exceeded that of similar institutions.Director Ola Jean Kelly reported that a total of 137 guests signed the museum’s guest register in May. Kelly said the number included residents of South Carolina from communities outside the county including Bishopville, Chapin, Charleston, Chester, Clemson, Gaffney, Greenville, Hardeeville, Kershaw, P...

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Blue Ridge Hospice Recognized as a We Honor Veterans Partner

UNION — It may surprise many people to learn that 25 percent of those who die every year in the U.S. are Veterans. To help provide care and support that reflect the important contributions made by these men and women, Blue Ridge Hospice has become a national partner of We Honor Veterans, a pioneering campaign developed by National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Hospital district moving forward with bankruptcy process

UNION — The Union Hospital District is moving forward with a bankruptcy process that could help it pay off its debts while continuing to provide health care services to the people of Union County.On June 6, the district filed a Chapter 9 bankruptcy petition in order to seek an “adjustment” of the debts of the the district and its four service areas — Wallace Thomson Hospital, Ellen Sager Nursing Homes, Carolinas Health Associates, and Union County EMS —...

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Midlands BioFuels set to host 4th annual car show

WINNSBORO — Hundreds of car owners from across the southeast will roll into downtown Winnsboro this weekend to share and gather tricks of the trade when working on bio diesel engines.Midlands BioFuels is preparing to host the fourth annual TDI (Turbo Direct Injection Diesel) engine car show this Saturday (July 12) from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. in downtown Winnsboro. The Midlands BioFuels plant is located at 310 S. Congress St.Midlands BioFuels owner Joe Renwick said h...

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Murder suspect still on the run

WINNSBORO — Winnsboro Chief of Police Freddie Lorrick said the search was still on for murder suspect LaTroy Dante Sampson as of 4 p.m. Thursday.“We don’t have anything new,” he said after searching for the suspect for one week.Lorrick said he is uncertain if the 36-year-old suspect is still in the Winnsboro area.“It’s hard to say because we don’t have any evidence that he is still in the county,” he said....

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Church Calendar

Sunday, July 132 p.m.: St. Luke AME Zion Church in Carlisle holds its annual church revival. Please come and worship with us.3 p.m.: Living Faith Ministries Dance Team celebrates its anniversary. Everyone is welcome.Sunday, July 13-Thursday, July 175:45-8:30 p.m.: First Baptist Church in Union and Grace United Methodist Church holds Vacation Bible School at First Ba...

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Community Calendar

Monday, July 14• The Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Union meet at 5:30 p.m. at 201 Porter St.Tuesday, July 15• The Union County High School Booster Club meets at the Union County High School gymnasium at 7 p.m. The meeting is for the election of officers and preparation for 2014-2015 will be discussed. All members are encouraged to attend and the public is invited. For additional information contact Jerr...

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