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Cassie J. Fowler Contributing Columnist

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Hello everyone. Brrrrr, record breaking temps in South Carolina this year get ready for spring. As I write this edition, a possible snow maybe brewing for us this Tuesday. Hey, if it happens lets enjoy it then wish for spring to get here fast. Ready to do some spring yardwork, and so is Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy. He had to de-ice his wigs three times enroute to Whitmire. So lets get on with the birthday wishes.


Happy Birthday to Haley Bullard, Charlotte Webber, DeeDee Harrison, Rev. Anthony Wallace, Hunter Dallas, Jimmy Dallas, Corey Shouse, Lauren Couch, Paula L. Summer, Jonathan Sease, Reggie Reid, Ray “Butterbean” Rice, Teresa Easler, John Bullard, and Paula Lindler Turner.


Oh yes, Belated Congratulations to Lauren and Savannah and her parents Paula and David Summer on the birth of their baby brother and son, Caleb Frederick, born Sept. 1 2013. According to Paula, “Caleb is the first and only boy in the family.” Grandparents are Mrs. Janie Lusk and the late F.E. “Spud” Lusk of Whitmire.


We say Happy Anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Dallas — 25 years.

Get Well Soon

We send our speedy recovery wishes to Mr. Jimmy “Hollywood” Hollingsworth and Mr. William Worthy.


On a sad note, we send our sympathies and best wishes to the families of Mr. Joshua Duncan, Mrs. Ola Doolittle, Mrs. Fair Garland, Mrs. Lana Graham and Mr. Steve Collier.

People In The News

Congratulations to Alexandrea Cromer of Whitmire. “Alex” was crowned Miss Newberry College 2014. Alex is a 2011 graduate of Whitmire High School and is the daughter of Paige and Jimmy Cromer and the granddaughter of Mrs. Janie Lusk and the late F.E. “Spud” Lusk of Whitmire.

Alex’s cousin Lauren Couch won 1st Place in The National Junior Beta Conventions’ Poetry category, while Sydney Wilbanks took home 3rd place for Black & White Photography. Sydney is the daughter of Charlie and Chris Wilbanks. Sydney’s mom, Charlie, is a professional photographer and the owner of CWilbanks Photography on Main Street in Whitmire.

Attention Firefighters and Motorcycle Owners, and those who have access to a motorcycle! You are invited to join one of the most elite motorcycle firefighters club in North America. An informal meeting will be held at the Whitmire Fire Department Saturday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. Whitmire Volunteer Firefighter and Councilman Clay Bodie is the contact person at 803-944-6035 or e-mail:claybodie@yahoo.com

Here’s the exciting thing about this: Clay is the first and only member of The Red Knights in Whitmire and in Newberry County. We say Congratulations to Mr. Bodie!

February 22 is also the date of the first event of its kind: The Father Daughter Dance. The dance will be held at The Whitmire Community Center. Tickets are $10. Guest speaker will be Rev. Todd Johnson. A photo booth and refreshments available. Contact Recreation Coordinator Joey Dillard at 803-694-0198 or e-mail Joey at: whitmirerecreation@gmail.com

Allrighty readers, Garabund The Deadline Fairy is here, so lets says so long and meet here next week. Feel free to send your news bits to: news2cassie@yhaoo.com

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