Who, What, When & Where Of Whitmire: Ready for spring and planting flowers

Cassie J. Fowler Contributing Columnist

January 21, 2014

Hello everyone, is it spring yet? I ask myself and you that question each year. Now that the holidays are behind us, I am ready for spring planting and flowers, front and back porch settin.’ If we ain’t going to get a “Good Snow” then lets go and get sprung on spring.

By the way or BTW in social media shorthand, a good snow in Whitmire means school closings for two-four days. No trips, your vehicle stuck in your driveway, ATVs please. No risky driving on 72 or 121 due to rural roads are treated and scraped last. The last “Good Un’ in 2011. So here’s wishing for a Good Un’ before Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy Brings in Spring in the form of pollen on his wings


Happy Birthday wishes this week include: WVFD Chief Micheal Thomas, WPD Chief Jeremiah Sinclair, Mrs. Ruby Sanders, Mrs. Grace B. Brown, Robert Stapleton, Toni Jenkins, Brandon Whisenant, Glenda Jones, Donna R. Felker, Beth Crocker, Grayson Brock, Stacy K. Gossett, Donnie Price, and Cason English.


We send our Congratulations to Whitmire residents Randi-Marie (Gilliam) and her husband George Ott. They are the proud parents of a daughter, Carolina Olivia. She weighed in at 6 pounds and 8 ounces. Whitmire area grandparents are Angie and Randy Gilliam and great-grandparents Harold and the late Peggy L. Gilliam.

Feel Good Wishes

We send our best feel good wishes and speedy recovery to Jimmy Hollingsworth, William Worthy, and Marty McMurtury.

Upcoming Events

A fundraiser chicken stew at Evans Street Church Of God on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. Otis Jenning’s Famous Chicken Stew will sell out fast. Price is $5 per quart. Pick up in the church social hall.

Call Otis and Elaine Jennings at 803694-3633 or The Pastor’s residence at 803-694-3401.

The Whitmire Economic Development Board members will host their first event “The Tag Sale aka Indoor Yard Sale Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. at The Whitmire Community Center. A few spaces are left, at $10 per space. The kitchen area has been rented out and refreshments will be available. The proceeds from the sale will be used for the board’s economic projects like beautification of certain areas of town.

The events include a health walk, a Breast Cancer Awareness event, a July 19 Veterans Day Celebration on Main Street, and an concert type outdoor event.


Tyger Enoree River Alliance news: according Jon Durham, Coordinator, “The FCC granted a low power FM radio frequency to the non-profit group based in Whitmire.” The dial position will be 96.5 FM. It will feature local programming based around TERA. Fundraisers are planned in the near future. The group has handmade artisans gifts for sale and are on display at the TERA Office located at the west end of Main Street.

Church News

Members of First Baptist Church have been busy lately with trustee and deacon elections, plans to attend for the 2014 Women’s Conference in Maggie Valley.

Father And Daughter Dance

The “First Ever Father and Daughter Dance” is planned for Feb. 22 at the Whitmire Community Center. This is a fund raiser for The Whitmire Recreation Department. Rev. Todd Johnson is the guest speaker. Refreshments and a photo booth will be available. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at Joe’s Market. Contact Recreation Coordinator Joey Dillard at 803-694-0198, and e-mail address is: whitmirerecreation@gmail.com Yo can also leave comments or ask questions on the Whitmire Recreation Departments s’ Facebook page.

Allrighty then readers, Garabund The Deadline Fairy says its time to go. He’s packing for his excursion to Florida spring training for the Atlanta Braves Spring Training. Wish we could go like that. In any case, feel free to send your new items and photos to: news2cassie@yahoo.com