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Patricia M. Edwards - Group Publisher/Regional Editor

About Patricia M. Edwards:

Patricia M. Edwards is the Publisher of The Newberry Observer, Group Publisher for The Union Times, The Easley Progress, and The Pickens Sentinel, and Regional Editor for all four publications. A native of Greenwood, she is a graduate of Lander College and has worked at newspapers in South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina in a variety of editorial and management positions. She can be reached at 803-276-0625, ext. 1863, at 803-768-3117 (direct) or by email at

Donna McMurray - Advertising Sales Representative

About Donna McMurray:

Donna McMurray is an Advertising Sales Representative for The Union Times. She was raised in Whitmire, graduated from Whitmire High School in 1979 and has lived in Union for 26 years. She graduated from Piedmont Technical College in 1986 with a degree in Automotive Office Technology and from USC-Union in 2004 with an associate degree in business. Donna can help advertisers with any of their marketing ‬needs, from Internet advertising and print advertising to specialty advertising. She can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 1954, at 864-762-4126 (direct) or by email at

Charles Warner - Editor

About Charles Warner:

Charles Warner is the editor of The Union 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, at 864-762-4090 (direct) or by email at

Derik Vanderford - Staff Writer

About Derik Vanderford:

Derik Vanderford is a staff writer for The Union Times who covers Union County sports, USC Union, Union County School Board, general news and features about local clubs, churches and other organizations. He can be reached at 864-427-1234, extension 1955, at 864-762-4128 (direct) or by email at

Leesa Chavis - Regional Circulation Director

About Leesa Chavis:

Leesa Chavis is the Regional Circulation Manager for four Civitas Media publications in South Carolina: The Newberry Observer in Newberry, The Union Times in Union, and The Pickens Sentinel and The Easley Progress. Leesa handles the circulation for all six publications. She can be reached at 803-276-0625, extension 1864, at 803-768-3118 (direct) or by email at