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Charles Warner

Position: Content Manager
E-Mail Address: cwarner@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 864-427-1234


About Charles Warner

Charles Warner is the content manager of The Union Daily Times. He covers Union City Council, Union County Council and other local governments, local politics, business and economic development, schools, and crime. Charles can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 1952, or by email at cwarner@civitasmedia.com.

Latest Stories by Charles Warner

UNION — Monday's Memorial Day ceremony not only included the dedication of the markers commemorating the memory of the 16 Union County men killed in combat in Vietnam but also the presentation of the flag under which they served.
The 16 black-granite markers commemorating the memory of each of the Union County men killed fighting in the Viet

The Stars and Stripes unfurled

UNION — Monday's Memorial Day ceremony not only included the dedication of the markers commemorating the memory of the 16 Union County men killed in combat in Vietnam but also the presentation of the flag under which they served. The 16 black-granite markers commemorating the memory of each of the Union County men killed fighting in the Viet

UNION — A woman has been charged with setting the fire that damaged the trailer she and her child were living in earlier this week.
April Lynn Hudson, 28, 101 Toshes Creek Circle, Room 101, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff's Office with arson third-degree, arson/burning to defraud insurer, and animals/ill treatment of animals in

Woman charged with arson

UNION — A woman has been charged with setting the fire that damaged the trailer she and her child were living in earlier this week. April Lynn Hudson, 28, 101 Toshes Creek Circle, Room 101, Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff's Office with arson third-degree, arson/burning to defraud insurer, and animals/ill treatment of animals in

UNION COUNTY — A special ceremony is planned for Union County, South Carolina, for this Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015. Instead of the usual Main Street ceremony, this special memorial ceremony will take place at 11a.m. in front of the Veterans Memorial Park Lodge in the City of Union, and will include the dedication of new individual mon

Remembering their sacrifice

UNION COUNTY — A special ceremony is planned for Union County, South Carolina, for this Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015. Instead of the usual Main Street ceremony, this special memorial ceremony will take place at 11a.m. in front of the Veterans Memorial Park Lodge in the City of Union, and will include the dedication of new individual mon

UNION — The Union County Sheriff's Office and SLED are investigating a fire that damaged a trailer and killed a family pet Tuesday afternoon.
Southside Fire Department Public Information Officer Roger Bailey said Wednesday that the department was dispatched Tuesday at 11:56 a.m. to 117 Magnolia Circle, Union in reference to a trailer fire. B

Trailer fire under investigation

UNION — The Union County Sheriff's Office and SLED are investigating a fire that damaged a trailer and killed a family pet Tuesday afternoon. Southside Fire Department Public Information Officer Roger Bailey said Wednesday that the department was dispatched Tuesday at 11:56 a.m. to 117 Magnolia Circle, Union in reference to a trailer fire. B

UNION COUNTY — Addressing the fiscal condition of the county and the need to balance the budget while maintaining public services will be a priority for District 2 Union County Councilman Ralph Tucker.
When it began developing the 2015-2016 budget, Union County Council found the county facing a projected $800,000 deficit. State law requires

Budget Tucker's top priority

UNION COUNTY — Addressing the fiscal condition of the county and the need to balance the budget while maintaining public services will be a priority for District 2 Union County Councilman Ralph Tucker. When it began developing the 2015-2016 budget, Union County Council found the county facing a projected $800,000 deficit. State law requires

CHESTER — A Chester man who disappeared in Union County Thursday afternoon was found in North Carolina near the Virginia line after police there stopped him for driving 15 mph in a 55 mph zone.
On Friday, SLED issued an “Endangered Person Advisory” for Joseph Kelly Heath who the advisory states was last seen in Union County aroun

Missing man found safe

CHESTER — A Chester man who disappeared in Union County Thursday afternoon was found in North Carolina near the Virginia line after police there stopped him for driving 15 mph in a 55 mph zone. On Friday, SLED issued an “Endangered Person Advisory” for Joseph Kelly Heath who the advisory states was last seen in Union County aroun

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Union County School District's Adult Education program and the Union County Carnegie Library have been awarded a total of $13,000 by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
In a statement released Friday, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced that it had awarded Union County Adult Education and Union Co

Dollar General awards $13,000

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Union County School District's Adult Education program and the Union County Carnegie Library have been awarded a total of $13,000 by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. In a statement released Friday, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced that it had awarded Union County Adult Education and Union Co

CARLISLE — The Town of Carilisle is asking for volunteers to help with a food distribution event for needy individuals and families in the community on Tuesday.
Mayor Mary Ferguson-Glenn said that Tuesday's event, which will be open to residents of the Carlisle community only, will be held at the Carlisle Town Hall at 10 a.m.
As with previo

Carlisle seeking volunteers

CARLISLE — The Town of Carilisle is asking for volunteers to help with a food distribution event for needy individuals and families in the community on Tuesday. Mayor Mary Ferguson-Glenn said that Tuesday's event, which will be open to residents of the Carlisle community only, will be held at the Carlisle Town Hall at 10 a.m. As with previo

UNION COUNTY — State and local law enforcement authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a Chester man suffering from dementia and severe diabetes who was last seen in Union County Thursday afternoon.
SLED has issued an “Endangered Person Advisory” for Joseph Kelly Heath who the advisory states was last seen in Unio

Search for missing man under way

UNION COUNTY — State and local law enforcement authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a Chester man suffering from dementia and severe diabetes who was last seen in Union County Thursday afternoon. SLED has issued an “Endangered Person Advisory” for Joseph Kelly Heath who the advisory states was last seen in Unio

UNION — Sixteen Union County High School students and four high school students at Union Christian Day School have been named the 2014-2015 Rotary Scholars by the Union Rotary Club.
Each year, four students from each grade at UCHS and one from each high school grade at UCDS are selected as Rotary Scholars based on their academic performance.

Rotary Scholars honored

UNION — Sixteen Union County High School students and four high school students at Union Christian Day School have been named the 2014-2015 Rotary Scholars by the Union Rotary Club. Each year, four students from each grade at UCHS and one from each high school grade at UCDS are selected as Rotary Scholars based on their academic performance.

UNION COUNTY — After cuts that eliminated 11 county positions and funding to outside agencies Union County's budget for fiscal 2015-2016 totals just under $14.8 million.
When it began the budget process earlier this year, Union County Council found the county facing a projected $800,000 deficit for fiscal 2015-2016. In South Carolina, state

Budget totals $14.7 million

UNION COUNTY — After cuts that eliminated 11 county positions and funding to outside agencies Union County's budget for fiscal 2015-2016 totals just under $14.8 million. When it began the budget process earlier this year, Union County Council found the county facing a projected $800,000 deficit for fiscal 2015-2016. In South Carolina, state

Saturday, May 16
8 a.m.-12 p.m.: First Baptist Church Youth Group holds a yard sale/car wash fundraiser for a mission trip.
11 a.m.: The Corinth Baptist Church Health Ministry will present an address by its guest speaker, Mr. Sam Wiley of the Alzheimer Association of Spartanburg. Please plan to attend and bring a friend. Facilitators are Ms. Lois

The love of God and the love of mothers

Saturday, May 16 8 a.m.-12 p.m.: First Baptist Church Youth Group holds a yard sale/car wash fundraiser for a mission trip. 11 a.m.: The Corinth Baptist Church Health Ministry will present an address by its guest speaker, Mr. Sam Wiley of the Alzheimer Association of Spartanburg. Please plan to attend and bring a friend. Facilitators are Ms. Lois

UNION — A reported grass fire turned out to be a structure fire and woods fire that required the efforts of three fire departments and the SC Forestry Commission to contain and extinguish it Wednesday morning.
Southside Fire Department Public Information Officer Roger Bailey said that the department was dispatched Wednesday morning in respon

Fire causes $6,000 damage

UNION — A reported grass fire turned out to be a structure fire and woods fire that required the efforts of three fire departments and the SC Forestry Commission to contain and extinguish it Wednesday morning. Southside Fire Department Public Information Officer Roger Bailey said that the department was dispatched Wednesday morning in respon

UNION COUNTY — After a primary, a runoff, and a special election the people of Union County Council District 2 have a new county councilman.
Democrat Ralph Tucker won Tuesday's special election for the District 2 seat according to unofficial results provided by the Union County Election Commission.
Commission Member Debbie O'Daniel said Wed

Tucker wins District 2 council seat

UNION COUNTY — After a primary, a runoff, and a special election the people of Union County Council District 2 have a new county councilman. Democrat Ralph Tucker won Tuesday's special election for the District 2 seat according to unofficial results provided by the Union County Election Commission. Commission Member Debbie O'Daniel said Wed

UNION — The anti-drug, anti-violence, and anti-bullying messages of posters drawn by 13 elementary students will soon illustrate a calendar sponsored by the Sixteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office.
On Tuesday, May 5, the Sixteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office held an awards ceremony at Kirby's Cake Shoppe in Union honoring the winners of the Unio

Touching hearts all year

UNION — The anti-drug, anti-violence, and anti-bullying messages of posters drawn by 13 elementary students will soon illustrate a calendar sponsored by the Sixteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office. On Tuesday, May 5, the Sixteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office held an awards ceremony at Kirby's Cake Shoppe in Union honoring the winners of the Unio

UNION — A Union man will spend more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to have sex with a 13 year-old girl.
In a statement released late Tuesday afternoon, the Sixteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office announced that Kevin Stinson, 26, of Union, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The annoucement states that Stinson

Stinson sentenced to 10 years

UNION — A Union man will spend more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to have sex with a 13 year-old girl. In a statement released late Tuesday afternoon, the Sixteenth Circuit Solicitor's Office announced that Kevin Stinson, 26, of Union, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The annoucement states that Stinson

UNION — We're taught to be polite regardless but for a Union woman being polite resulted in her receiving a very special honor.
Fifth grade students at Monarch Elementary School went on an educational field trip to Charleston on April 16 and 17. The field trip included participating in the camping program aboard the World War II aircraft car

Woman rewarded for courtesy

UNION — We're taught to be polite regardless but for a Union woman being polite resulted in her receiving a very special honor. Fifth grade students at Monarch Elementary School went on an educational field trip to Charleston on April 16 and 17. The field trip included participating in the camping program aboard the World War II aircraft car

UNION — The father of a US senator seeking his party's nomination for president of the United States of America was in Union Monday morning to campaign for his son.
The Rev. Rafael B. Cruz, the father of US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), visited Union Monday morning to campaign for his son who is seeking the Republican nomination for president. Rev

Ted Cruz's father visits Union

UNION — The father of a US senator seeking his party's nomination for president of the United States of America was in Union Monday morning to campaign for his son. The Rev. Rafael B. Cruz, the father of US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), visited Union Monday morning to campaign for his son who is seeking the Republican nomination for president. Rev

UNION COUNTY — The polls are now open for the Union County Council District 2 special election.
Democrat Ralph Tucker is the only candidate on the ballot for the District 2 seat which has been vacant since Jan. 6 when Frank Hart, who had held it since December 2012, resigned the seat in order to be sworn in as Union County Supervisor.
Tucke

District 2 special election today

UNION COUNTY — The polls are now open for the Union County Council District 2 special election. Democrat Ralph Tucker is the only candidate on the ballot for the District 2 seat which has been vacant since Jan. 6 when Frank Hart, who had held it since December 2012, resigned the seat in order to be sworn in as Union County Supervisor. Tucke

Saturday, May 16
8 a.m.-12 p.m.: First Baptist Church Youth Group holds a yard sale/car wash fundraiser for a mission trip.
11 a.m.: The Corinth Baptist Church Health Ministry will present an address by its guest speaker, Mr. Sam Wiley of the Alzheimer Association of Spartanburg. Please plan to attend and bring a friend. Facilitators are Ms. Lois

The final victory belongs to Jesus

Saturday, May 16 8 a.m.-12 p.m.: First Baptist Church Youth Group holds a yard sale/car wash fundraiser for a mission trip. 11 a.m.: The Corinth Baptist Church Health Ministry will present an address by its guest speaker, Mr. Sam Wiley of the Alzheimer Association of Spartanburg. Please plan to attend and bring a friend. Facilitators are Ms. Lois





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