Top summer reader chooses books

Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Foster Park Elementary School students filled shopping bags with free books to read over the summer. Fifth grader Clarissa Land, one of last summer’s top readers, was the first student to choose books for this year’s summer reading program.

Open House To Be Rescheduled

Heartland of Union would like to take this opportunity to extend an apology for the misunderstanding and inconvenience of the Open House on June 21. This event had been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Moorman Reunion

The descendants of Peter, Wadus (Waitis), and Samuel Moorman are having a Family Reunion today (Saturday) and Sunday at Veterans Park Clubhouse in Union.

For more information please call 954-732-7172 or 803-328-5985.


Lifechanging Ministry, 501 Hart Street, Union, will hold a Giveaway on Saturday, June 23 from 9 a.m.-noon.

The Giveaway will be held on the lower level of the church and in the church parking lot.

All items in the Giveaway are free. They include men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing; shoes; pocketbooks; and household items.

Free Hot Dog Plates

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 644 will be serving hot dog plates Saturday, June 23 from 12-6 p.m. at American Legion Post 22.

The hot dog plates are free but donations will be accepted.

SC State Vietnam Veterans of America President Samuel Brick will be at the event to talk to everyone.

Sims Class Of 1968

The Sims High School Class of 1968 will meet on Saturday, June 23 at 5 p.m. at 1101 Union Boulevard.

Business of importance.

Please mark your calendar; and, plan to attend.

For information please call 864-674-6799.

Lockhart School Farewell Reunion

The Lockhart School Farewell Reunion will be held Saturday, June 23, for alumni and other former students of Lockhart Schools as well as current students and their families.

An Open House to be held at the school from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The reunion will then continue at Lockhart First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 126 Armory Road (behind Lockhart One Stop) from 1-4 p.m.

Those who attend are being asked to bring finger food to share. Water and lemonade will be provided.

Donations will be accepted to offset costs. Anyone interested in making donations may send them to Karen Ashe, 3837 Jonesville/Lockhart Hwy., Union SC 29379.

Family And Friends Day

Woodson Chapel Baptist Church will have their Annual Family and Friends Day Program, Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m.

Rev. Lewis Chuck Duckett, Jr., Pastor of Galilee Baptist Church in Blacksburg, will be the guest speaker.

Everyone is invited.

Rev. R.E. Collins, Pastor.

Missionary Program

Bethel Baptist Church, 904 Pea Ridge Highway, Jonesville, will hold its Missionary Program on Saturday, June 24 at 2 p.m.

The speaker will be Evangelist Jackie Johnson of McBeth Baptist Church, Union,

The theme is Equipping Missionaries to do God’s Work.

The public is invited.

Annie P. Smith, Chairperson.

Viola Rice, Missionary President.

Rev. J.E. Tillotson, Pastor.

Pastor Appreciation

Bethel AME Church on Hamlett Street will be celebrating Pastor Appreciation Sunday, June 24 at 2:30 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Laurence Praloue.

Class Of 1963 Meeting

The Class of 1963 of Sims High School will have a planning meeting for the 55th Class Reunion to be held Aug. 31, 2018-Sept. 2, 2016.

The meeting will be at New Horizon Christian Church Sunday, June 24 at 5 p.m.

All classmates are asked to attend.

For more information contact Leslie Garner or Wade Hampton.

Shred Day

Letha King Insurance and Financial Services Inc. will have their annual free Union County Shred Day and open house on June 26 from 12:30 to 2:30 at their office at 438 N Duncan Bypass, Union.

Men Of Faith Anniversary

Beatty’s Chapel AME Zion Church, 130 Beatty’s Chapel Road, will have Men of Faith Anniversary on June 24 at 2:30 p.m.

Vacation Bible School

St. Luke Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29.

Fun Day will be Saturday, June 23 from 12-5 p.m.

Rev. George W. Shell, Pastor.

Senior Citizens To Meet

The Union County Senior Citizens will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 26 at Covenant Baptist Church Social Hall.

The club will be having hot dogs.

Members bring a dessert or a drink.

Others bring the items they were asked to bring.

David Lawson will be providing the entertainment.

DSN Board Meeting

The Union County Disabilities and Special Needs Board of Directors will have their monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 27 at noon.

The meeting will be held at 226 South Gadberry Street.

Lunch will be provided.

Community Event

Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church will hold a Community Event on Saturday, June 30 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Foster Park.

All are welcome.

There will be fish, hot dogs, and hamburgers.

The food is free.

Farm & Craft Market

The Union County Farm & Craft Market will open for the 2018 season on Saturday, June 30 from 7:30 a.m.-noon.

Come out for fresh fruits and vegetables, gifts and cookbooks.

The Market will accept SNAP/EBT and Healthy Bucks and farmers are accepting Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) vouchers.

The 2018 Farm & Craft Market Season will run from Saturday, June 30 to Wednesday, November 21 from 7:30 a.m.-noon, Monday-Saturday. EBT and Healthy Bucks will be accepted on Thursdays and Saturdays ONLY.

June (And July) At The UCAC

This is what’s happening at the Union County Arts Council in June (and July).

Art Camp

Now is the time to register for ART CAMP! All camps are $15 members/$20 nonmembers & include lunch!

Discovering My Hometown — Campers will spend the first day exploring Main Street. After their adventure they will work closely with a Union County Reading Coach and art teacher to write and illustrate their very own book! Students will also have the opportunity to help create a traveling WALL OF ART that will be displayed throughout Union County! Each child will receive a shirt and a copy of the finished book.

Discovering My Hometown will be held Monday, June 25, Tuesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day and is for children in the 2nd-3rd grades.

Inspired By Yesterday — Students will study works of art from some of history’s most famous artists. They will explore the techniques used during the time and then expand on these to recreate the artwork in a new and creative way. Starry Night in 3D? The possibilities are endless!

Inspired By Yesterday will be held Monday, July 9, Tuesday, July 10, and Wednesday, July 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. each day and is for children in the 4th-6th grades.

Photography Exhibit

Will Barnes Abstract Photography Exhibit — Mr. Barnes was born in Austria and spent most of his childhood in Europe. After college Will worked as a commercial photographer until realizing his passion in photography was Fine Arts. His photography has been shown in over a hundred exhibitions both locally and nationally. They have received numerous awards and are in many public and commercial collections. His newest exhibition is based on colorful abstract visions. I invite you to visit his exhibit and study the detail that is in each photograph.

Opening day for the exhibit was Monday, May 7. The exhibit will run through mid-June.

Other Activities In June

Painting With Coffee — Whether you are a beginner, or a lifelong artists join us every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.

Ag & Art Tour — Remember to stop by UCAC during the 2018 Ag & Art Tour Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, and be a part of our community art project!

For more about the Union County Arts Council and the activities it offers call Director Amber Ivey at 864-429-2817.

Party at the Pond — Buffalo Community’s Annual Party at the Pond on Wednesday, July 4 at 6 p.m. Fireworks at dark, music and vendors.

July At The Piedmont Physic Garden

The following events will take place at the Piedmont Physic Garden in July.

Saturday, July 14 — Piedmont Physic Garden will host a workshop, “Ancient Grains: Back in Action” from 10 a.m-12 p.m. Kerri Stewart, Registered Dietician at Spartanburg Regional, will explain the history of ancient grains and how to add them to your way of eating. General admission is $20. Registration is required, as space is limited. Call 864-427-2556 or visit to purchase tickets.

Thursday, July 19 — Piedmont Physic Garden will host Victoria Johnson on her “American Eden” book tour from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Johnson will discuss her biographical book about David Hosack, physician to Alexander Hamilton and the botanist that founded the first American botanical garden. General admission is $20. Registration is required, as space is limited. Call 864-427-2556 or visit to purchase tickets.

Each Friday in July — Piedmont Physic Garden will be hosting an Open House from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free. Call 864-427-2556 for more information.

Annual Revival

McBeth Baptist Church cordially invites you to our Annual Revival Services, July 15-18.

Our revival will open on Sunday, July 15 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Rembert Billie of Fellowship Baptist Church, Pomaria.

Pastor Dr. Jefferson N. McDowell of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church will deliver the message the remainder of the week.

Services will begin nightly at 7 p.m.

Trip To Harrah’s

Come join Betsy & Company along with the Over the Hill Gang Relay for Life Team for a fun-filled one-day trip to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Saturday, July 21.

1st pick up at 7 a.m. at the Jonesville Municipal Building. 2nd pick up at 7:30 a.m. in Union at the Old Walmart Parking lot.

If interested contact Betsy at 864-674-6799 or 313-520-6799.

Community Health Fair

Bethany AME Church will host a Community Health Fair at its Family Development Center, 137 Bethany Church Road, Jonesville, on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m.-noon.

There will be lot of vendors, blood pressure check, refreshments, and prizes.

For the exercise routine please wear comfortable clothing.

Rev. Ronald McFadden, Pastor.

Chatiffany Washington, Christian Education Director.

Rena Goode, Health Ministry Coordinator.

Operation Get Smart

The Youth Ministry of McBeth Baptist Church invites you to our Back to School Awareness Program — Operation Get Smart.

The program will be held, Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Hosted by the South Carolina Department of Corrections the program is about crime prevention/public awareness. Their goal is to make students aware of the consequences, poor decision making and what effect it can have on a person’s life.

The public is invited.

Please come out and encourage your youth/children to attend.

Union County School Board Meeting Dates

These are the 2018 Union County School Board of Trustees meeting dates.

• June 25, 2018- Union County Career and Technology Center

(Meet if Budget has not been approved)

• July 23, 2018 — Union County Career and Technology Center

• August 27, 2018 — Monarch Elementary School

• September 24, 2018 — Buffalo Elementary School

• October 22, 2018 — Foster Park Elementary School

• November 26, 2018 — Jonesville Elementary Middle School

• December 10, 2018 — Union County Career and Technology Center

All board meetings are held at 6 p.m. and additional meetings can be scheduled if needed.

The public and media will be notified if location or times change 24 hours prior to meetings.

2017 Union County Council Meeting Dates

These are the 2018 Union County Council meeting dates. All meetings will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The meetings will be held in the Grand Jury Room of the Union County Courthouse unless otherwise noted.

• July 10, 2018

• August 14, 2018

• September 11, 2018 at Carlisle Town Hall

• October 9, 2018

• November 13, 2018 at Jonesville Town Hall

• December 11, 2018

Photo courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Foster Park Elementary School students filled shopping bags with free books to read over the summer. Fifth grader Clarissa Land, one of last summer’s top readers, was the first student to choose books for this year’s summer reading program. courtesy of Foster Park Elementary School Foster Park Elementary School students filled shopping bags with free books to read over the summer. Fifth grader Clarissa Land, one of last summer’s top readers, was the first student to choose books for this year’s summer reading program.
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