Mayor, City Council debates Thursday

The Union County Young Republicans and The Union County Democratic Party have partnered to sponsor a series of debates featuring candidates for local offices in Union. The goal of these debates is to provide a forum for candidates to speak on the issues important to the people of Union, in a fair an impartial environment.

The dates and times for the debates are as follows:

• September 29, 2016, 7 p.m. — Mayor and City Council candidates

• October 6, 2016, 7 p.m. — Sheriff, Clerk of Court, County Council

• October 27, 2016, 7 p.m. — House District 42

All debates will be held in the auditorium at USC Union. There will be no cost for those wishing to attend the debates, but seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions may be submitted in advanced by emailing them to There will also be an opportunity to submit questions in writing before the debates begin. Submitting a question does not guarantee that it will be used in the debate. The debate committee will review all submitted questions and determine if they shall be used.

The Bi-Partisan debate committee is made up of three representatives of the Union County Young Republicans, and three representatives of the Union County Democratic Party.

Street Fair

Medi-Home Hospice will hold a Street Fair on Oct. 7 from 3-7 p.m. in the parking lot at 702 S. Duncan Bypass, Union.

The Street Fair is free and the public is invited to attend.

Fall Festival

There will be a Fall Festival at the Union County Carnegie Library, Oct. 14 from 4-7 p.m.!

The festival will feature a Scarecrow Contest. Sponsor forms and directions available at the Union County Carnegie Library. The winner of the contest will receive a $75 Grand Prize!

There will be games, activities, and food available for family enjoyment. There will be something for everyone!

September At The Arts Council

The following events/activities will take place at the Union County Arts Council in September.

• Corky Canvas — Corky Canvas is back! Ladies, grab your friends and your favorite drink and join us for an evening of fun!

Friday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. — $25 members/$30 non-members.

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

PPG Hosting Workshops

The Piedmont Physic Garden will host the following workshops:

• Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m.-noon. “Plant Identification” Workshop with Dr. John Nelson, Curator of the Herbarium at the University of South Carolina and also a frequent guest on Clemson’s “Make it Grow!” SCETV series. Early Bird Special of $16 for registering prior to Friday Sept. 16. To reserve your spot, please call us at 864-427-2556 or sign on online via our new website

Fall Charity Golf Classic

The Union County Health Care Foundation will hold its annual Fall Charity Golf Classic at Woodfin Ridge on Oct. 7. The event will be a Captain’s Choice Tournament. Persons wanting to participate must register to do so by Sept. 30. For more information contact Union County Health Care Foundation Executive Director and Volunteer Coordinator Greta Bailey at 864-301-2466.

Sunday, Oct. 2

1 p.m.: The family of Joseph Wylie Jolly and Mary Sephronia Chandler Jolly will hold a family reunion in the Tabernacle Baptist Church Social Hall.

Please bring a well-filled picnic basket.

All family members are encouraged to attend.

Lions Club

Lions Brooms for sale every Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Friends on Main, 126 East Main Street, Union.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at Grace United Methodist Church at 5:30 p.m.

For more information contact Penny Adamo at 864-427-8322.

2016 Democratic Party Election Dates

October 8, Voter Registration Deadline, November General Election.

November 8, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., General Election.

Please volunteer and get involved in your local voting precincts and vote in all elections.

Contact: Ann Stevens, Union County Democratic Party Chair, 864-429-1108 (v/t)

Bereavement Program

Medi Home Hospice is sponsoring a Bereavement Program. Anyone who has lost a loved one and needs guidance with their loss is invited to attend.

The Bereavement Program will be held at the Medi Home Hospice office located at 720 Duncan Bypass, Suite C, Union, on the top floor of Austin Rehab.

Meetings will be every first Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

Facilitators are Rev. Richard Brown, Chaplain; Kanisha Benjamin, Social Worker.

For more information contact 864-426-7784.

2016 Union County Council Meetings

Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

The meetings will be held in the Grand Jury Room at the Union County Courthouse unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (Jonesville Town Hall)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 (Election held on November 8, 2016)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

2016 Union County School Board Meeting Dates

October 10, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center

October 24, 2016 — Foster Park Elementary School

November 14, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center

November 28, 2016 — Jonesville Elementary Middle School

December 12, 2016 — Union County Career and Technology Center

All meetings are at 7 p.m.

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