Last updated: November 27. 2013 7:07AM - 1086 Views
Cassie J. Fowler Contributing Columnist

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Hello everyone, lots of local news coming up, after we do our birthday wishes.


Happy Birthday wishes to Emma Jeter, Deri Bledsoe, Shane Burnett, Tammy Wilkerson McHale, Faith Johnson, Kelly Goodyear, Cyndi M. Johnson, Elaine Wilkerson, Cindy Hall, Betty Nix, Adam Garland, Dennis Fant, Julianna Whisenant, Angela Cody.

Feel Good Wishes

We send our best feel good wishes and speedy recovery to William “Lefty” Johnson.


On a sad note, we send our Sympathy & Best Wishes to the families of Mrs. Josie Belle Davis, Mrs. Bessie Suber and Randy Ownes Jr.

Upcoming Community Events

The members of Cedar Grove A.M.E Zion Church will host a special event: The Welcoming Program for the church’s new pastor, Rev. Reche’ Ballenger on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. All Whitmire and Newberry churches and pastors are welcome to attend and meet Rev. Ballenger. The church is located on 3005 Hwy 66, Whitmire.

The Whitmire Jaycees will host the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Friday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. The tree will be in the parking lot on the west end of Main Street. Local ministers, the WCS Concert Band and Elementary Chorus will present Christmas music and carols. Refreshments of hot coco and cookies will be served. Plenty of parking on Main Street.

The annual Christmas Parade is Saturday, Dec. 14 at noon. The line up will be at 11 a.m. Owens Avenue and Broad Street. The new street names replace the former names of Railroad Avenue and North Main Street.

For information and to sign up contact Christianna Gilliam at 803-6949251 or e-mail:whitmirejaycees@yahoo.com

The Jaycees Christmas Cheerfund application process is closed, but gifts and donations are welcome. The Jaycees have a Facebook organization page or use the above e-mail and phone numbers.

The Town Of Whitmire will host its Employee Christmas Dinner Dec. 12 at The Community Center. The Whitmire Volunteer Fire Department will host its Annual Christmas Dinner Dec. 7 at their Gilliam Street location.

Signs Of Christmas

We’re seeing signs of Christmas Downtown in The Whitty. The town crew has done beautiful job with decorations at town hall so far. Next will be the big town tree in the parking lot. This tree is always pretty, especially when the ceremony blesses the event of turning on the lights.

Fair Warning

In closing, I give fair warning, “ Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy” & “Garabund The Deadline Fairy” are planning several short trips to The Whitty. They are helping St. Nick with e-mail and texts. My time with them is limited. Small miracles do happen, no wing dust in my eyes this week. Whew.

Allrighty readers, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Until next week, feel free to send your news bits to:news2cassie@yahoo.com

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