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Whitmire Community School hires new head football coach

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WHITMIRE — Charlie Jenkins remembers the glory days of Whitmire High School football, and as the school’s newest football coach, his goals are teaching players about the proud heritage of Wolverines football and restoring a winning tradition to the program.Though Jenkins attended Union County schools, he pulled for the Wolverines as his father, John, a proud 1962 WHS graduate, often took him to Whitmire games.He saw running back Jerry Vanlue and watched the 1978 state champions and 1979 state runner-up WHS teams.“Jerry Vanlue was my hero (when I was growing up),” he said.

 

Family atmosphere appealed to new head coach

WHITMIRE — New Whitmire Community School head football coach Charlie Jenkins’ 22-year coaching career includes stints at Union County High School, Saluda High School and Mid-Carolina High School.A big reason the Whitmire head coaching job appealed to him, he said, was the family atmosphere.“This K12 school is all about family connections and community. It’s a clean, safe place for a child to get a good education and it’s hard to beat that,&#...

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Whitmire Wolverines fall to Newberry Bulldogs, 11-1

NEWBERRY — The Newberry High School Bulldogs exploded for seven runs in the third inning to pull away from the Whitmire Wolverines Monday night in non-conference action at Bill Harvey Field.WCS had an early 1-0 lead but Senior Austin Williams (1-4) struggled his second time through the batting order. In the big third inning, line drive base hits, errors and passed balls hurt Williams’ efforts to pull off the upset of NHS as Bulldog baserunners alertly took extra bases w...

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Drug Take Back April 26

UNION — The Union Public Safety Department will take part in the DEA Drug Take Back Initiative between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 26.Anyone who has unused, expired or unwanted drugs is encouraged to turn them in for disposal in an environmentally sensitive manner. All medications will be anonymously collected during the event.Even though this event is for a specific date and time, the Public Safety Department will accept collections at any time during the year....

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Church Calendar

2-4 p.m.: Augsburg Lutheran Church, 151 Connector Road (Next to Brian’s Body Shop) holds an Easter Egg Hunt for the children. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt followed by light refreshments and an Easter Story. Please bring your own Easter Basket. All children (Ages 1-4, 5-7, and 8-10) must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 864-762-0271 or 864-426-1165.3-5 p.m.: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, holds an ...

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Community Calendar

Sunday, April 20• Trena Land and Carroll Rutherford sponsors a Community Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. at 120 Porter St. in Chambertown. There will be games for the adults as well as the children. All the children will need is to bring an empty Easter basket. The Easter Bunny will be there to meet with an pose for pictures with the children and so parents are encouraged to bring their cameras.Monday, April 21 ...

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Lois Gillian

BUFFALO — Mrs. Lois Marie Brewington Gillian, 71, wife of Alvin T. Gillian, 313 Drugstore Street, Buffalo, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Wallace Thomson Hospital.Mrs. Gilliam was born in Buffalo, SC Feb. 3, 1943, a daughter of the late Erskine F. Brewington and Mamie Zimmerman Brewington. She was a 1961 graduate of Union High School and was a former member of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Gillian was of the Baptist Faith.Surviving in addition ...

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News Around Lockhart: A computer virus, a thank you, and free books

Well, somewhere I’ve picked up a virus on my computer, it’s acting frozen. Gina’s doing her best to fix it, so right now I’m borrowing her laptop. So lucky you, this may be short and sweet. I just didn’t want any of you to think that I forgot about you.

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Rotary Club sponsoring dinner show of ‘Hairspray’

UNION — The Broadway musical about an overweight teenage girl whose dream of appearing on TV dance show in early 1960s Baltimore becomes a struggle against racial injustice will be brought to the local stage by the Union County High School Department of Visual & Performing Arts.“Hairspray” was originally a 1988 romantic musical comedy film directed by John Waters that, in 2002, was adapted into a long-running stage musical that ran for more than 2,500 performances...

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USC Union offering continuing education events

UNION COUNTY — USC Union will hold a series of continuing education events at its Union and Laurens campuses through June.In a statement released Thursday, USC Union announced that it will offer six continuing education events including two dealing with basic computer programs; a course on social networking; a course on the basics of organic gardening; and two activity fun camps for children.Persons interested in participating in any of these events should contact ...

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Local business collects more than 150 food items

UNION — To help the local community, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service in Union collected more than 150 food items to benefit The Potters Storehouse in Jonesville.From March 24-April 6, community members from the Union area brought in food items to Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Union. All items collected in this drive will provide assistance to area residents in need.“Jackson Hewitt has been a part of the neighborhood for many years, and we wanted to be a good neighbor...

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Volunteers needed for Easter Egg Hunt

CARLISLE — The Town of Carlisle is looking for volunteers to help the Easter Bunny Sunday afternoon at the Carlisle Playground.The town is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 3 p.m. Sunday. The event will include the Easter Egg Hunt with refreshments served afterwards.Volunteers are needed to assist in setting up the tables and decorating as well as helping hide the eggs.The event is for children ages 10 and under. Each child must be accompanied by an ...

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Whitehead to be honored for academic achievement

GREENWOOD — On May 3, 2014, Seth Daniel Whitehead, a senior at Lander University, will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a certification in grades K-12. He will receive the Golden L Award, presented to graduating seniors who have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 in the last 60 hours of instruction through Lander University.On May 2, he will be showcased at a special pinning ceremony by the Lander Education Department; a member of the facult...

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Easter basket presented to raffle winner

MONARCH — Monarch Elementary School’s Relay for Life Team sponsored an Easter basket raffle and recently presented the winner with her basket.

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Dixie Youth baseball results, upcoming games

UNION COUNTY — Tuesday night’s rained-out Dixie Youth baseball games were played on Wednesday. Results were as follows:Machine Pitch Seniors League — 7&8 yr oldsTimken Company — 16, Trans South Wrestling — 5Founders Federal Credit Union — 19, El Poblano — 1O’Zone League — 11 & 12 Yr oldsElks Club — 18, Founders Federal Credit Union — 5...

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UCHS defeats Laurens in tennis

UNION COUNTY — The Union County High School tennis team improved to 9-3, 2-2 with a 7-0 win over Laurens on Wednesday.Coach Tom Adamo said he was pleased with the effort the kids showed and hoped it would carry over into the upcoming match with Clinton.SinglesNo. 1 Matt Haney (UC) def. Hughes (L) 6-16-1No. 2 Andrew Adamo (UC) John (L) 6-0, 6-3No. 3 Tyler Gregory (UC) def. Hughes (L) 6-4,6-0No. 4 David Kic...

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Crime Report

The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests:— Marcus Dijon Spears, 19, of 122 Sunny Acres Road, Union, was charged with assault and battery and resisting arrest around 9:15 a.m. April 16. According to the arrest warrant, Spears struck a man about the ear with a closed fist, while at an address on Chambers Avenue, Union, on Feb. 21. According to the incident report, officers asked Spears about his name, and he locked himself inside a gold...

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Church Calendar

Friday, April 18Noon: New Emanuel Chapel hosts their annual “The Last Seven Words of Jesus Christ.” Minister Natasha Wedman, Minister Sundra Conner, Minister Mark Darby, Minister Mary Hooker, Elder Anita Cory, Jackie P. Thompson, and Charles Brannon will be speakers. Dr. James L. Mason, Pastor.6:30 p.m.: Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church, Buffalo, holds a Pre-Easter Service with Minister Mark Darby as speak...

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