Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: Congratulations, thank you, and a concert series

Cassie J. Fowler Contributing Columnist

August 21, 2013

Hello everyone, local news on the way, first we will do our birthday wishes texted in from “ Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy.”


Happy Birthday wishes to Kem King, Jean Lindler, Christianna Gilliam, Maria Dickerson, Cliff Wilbanks, Martha Roller, Jamie Hood, Carol Owens, Joyce Hunnicutt, Loraine Long, Lea Ann Eison, Peggy Nobles,Dorothy Crisp, Chris Prince, Tee Suber, Don Tesenair, Chase Tollison, Allen Owens,Tommy Crumpton, and Jessica Bullard.


We send our Belated Happy Anniversary Wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Baker.


On a sad note, we send our sympathy and best wishes to the families of Mr. Haskell “Hack” Wilbanks and Mr. Steve O’Donnell.

Upcoming Community Events And News

The Whitmire Recreation Departments’ Fall Sport registration is happening now for parents and youth. Sign up at Town Hall or contact Recreation Coordinator Joey Dillard via e-mail: whitmirerecreation@gmail.com 803-694-0198 or 803-924-4057. The department also has a Facebook page.

The Whitmire Jaycees plan to host the annual Main Street Yard Sale in October. For information, contact them on their Facebook page.

We say Congratulations to our Whitmire area graduates.

Piedmont Technical College held their recent graduations, and the following received their diploma and/or certificates: Heather Bruce Merritt — office technician, Lizzie Terrel Sligh, Tangila Monique Sligh — nursing/ medical technician and Mark Daniel McMurtry A.S. in a Science related field.

We say Thank You to Amir Wallace for serving our country in the US Army. Amir, a WCS Graduate, is the son of Jamala (Kim) and Mike Wallace. He was home last week from Texas, to visit his family at their annual reunion before being deployed. We will update Amir’s military news in upcoming editions.

Last week’s Town Council meeting was held in the newly renovated courthouse/chambers on Main Street. The renovation of the old clinic building beside the Baker Senior Center. The meeting was held here to check acoustics, and other factors before final additions and completions are made. The new courthouse/council chambers will be modernized to accommodate changing technology with audio/visual enhancements such as a new PA system with multiple microphones, a digital recorder, a projector and screen for power point presentations. Wireless Internet will be included in these final additions. The funding for this project is from the Newberry County 1% Sales Tax Referendum.

TERA – Tyger Enoree River Alliance has plans to host their October Fall Concert Series at The Heritage Park Strand Amphitheater Stage. According to founder Jon Durham,” three acts have been booked, we’re in the process of getting a blues act. “ The series will feature Folk/Americana, Jazz, Blues and Country/Bluegrass. TERA accepts monetary donations or the purchase of TERA wood, art crafts such the Broad River box, a wooden box speaker system made for cell phones and mobile devices, parachute cord bracelets.

Contact Jon Durham at: jondurham@bellsouth.net or TERA’ Facebook page or stop by the TERA office at 213 Rail Road Avenue on the west end of Main Street.

Allrighty readers, Garabund The Deadline Fairy is really tapping my shoulder. As I write this it’s pouring rain, and he asked me to Scotch Guard his wings. Oh well, I better get busy with Rain X. Until next week, feel free to send your news, photos to:news2cassie@yahoo.com