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Whitmire holds ‘Art in the Park’

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WHITMIRE — Whitmire held its inaugural Art in the Park event on Aug. 23 in Heritage Park.The event was the idea of members of Whitmire’s Economic Development Board. The evening included original crafts, art work and photography by artists in styles, sizes and prices to suit all tastes and budgets, board member Maria Mcmurtury said.Community members Melissa Thomas Stevens, Charles and Tammy Drew, and Tomeika Murphy provided entertainment to the crowd in the park Saturday evening. The Christian Disciples band out of Newberry also volunteered to play at the event.

 

Whitmire’s art guild plans upcoming events

WHITMIRE — Peggy Brickles with Whitmire’s Pearl of the Piedmont Artisans Guild said the group will continue moving forward having completed the town’s Art in the Park event last weekend.The group will hold a jewelry workshop at Rebecca’s Salon on Church Street in Whitmire from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 11. The instructor for the workshop is Joe Johnson of Whitmire.The fee is $20 per person. Brickles said participants must pre-register and pay the fee...

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UCHS Cross Country has scrimmage meet

UNION COUNTY — UCHS Cross Country team had a scrimmage meet on Tuesday, which took place at South Pointe High School.The team will have its first official meet on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the “Eye Opener,” which takes place at Milliken in Spartanburg.The times from Tuesday’s scrimmage are as follows:Noah McCutcheon — 20:46Matthew Caldwell — 21:20Ricky Belue Jr. — 22:51Tyrin Briggs — ...

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‘Thunder Road’ on Main Street

UNION — Main Street in downtown Union will become “Thunder Road” this Sunday as part of a fund raising event for a veterans service organization and a group that gives physically and/or mentally challenged children and adults the opportunity to play baseball.The “Thunder Road Motorcycle Show and Ride” will take place in downtown Union on Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. In addition to the motorcycle show on Main Street, the event will include a ride through ...

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Two things that go together

Sunday, Aug. 316 p.m.: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 2153 Mt. Lebanon Road, hosts a 5th Sunday Night Singing. The group “Living Waters” from Pacolet will be singing. Everyone is invited to attend.Noon: The Community Prayer Meeting will be held at the USC Union gazebo. Come and join with fellow citizens of Union County for a short time of prayer for the Church for our community, and also for our state, nation, a...

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‘Reading With The Jackets’ at BES

Thursday, Sept. 4• The Union County Arts Council will hold “Jam With Lunch” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the UCAC gallery on Main Street in Union. This acoustic jam session is open to all musicians playing any genre of music. There will also be seating available for anyone wishing to stop by to listen. For more information call UCAC at 864-429-2817 or email ucac@bellsouth.net.

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Bulldogs, Yellow Jackets trade points

NEWBERRY — Going into the half, the Newberry Bulldogs led the Union County Yellow Jackets 21-14.Coming off an exciting down-to-the-wire win against Gaffney last week, the Union County Yellow Jackets went on the road to take on the Newberry Bulldogs on Friday. The game was Newberry’s first of the season, which gave the Yellow Jackets an experience advantage with one game already under their belt, but without any game film to watch, they did not know what to expect from t...

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Right on the line

UNION — Business owners Billy Graham and Jeff Mcbrayer are optimistic about what their new restaurant — County Line Steak and Seafood Company — can bring to several communities in both Newberry and Union counties.The building, which used to be known as the Whitmire Truck Stop, is located on S.C. 121, immediately after the Newberry/Union county line — hence the name County Line restaurant, Graham said.“We wanted it to be more than just a truc...

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Three diploma requests approved

UNION COUNTY — The number of former Union County high school students who could soon get their high school diplomas now stands at 21.In April, Gov. Nikki Haley signed into law Act 155 eliminating passage of the exit exam as a requirement for high school graduation beginning with the Class of 2015. Passage of either BSAP exit exam or HSAP exit exam had been a requirement for graduation since 1990. Act 155, however, not only eliminated the exit exam beginning with the Class of ...

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Believers Institute begins fall semester Sept. 8

UNIONS — The Believers Institute For Biblical Studies will start its fall semester on Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.Information can be found at their website www.bibsonline.org or by calling Welcome Baptist Church at 864-427-3390.Classes are held each Monday during the semester at the Welcome Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 206 Nichols Avenue, Union.

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The key to a great school year

Sunday, Aug. 316 p.m.: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 2153 Mt. Lebanon Road, hosts a 5th Sunday Night Singing. The group “Living Waters” from Pacolet will be singing. Everyone is invited to attend.Noon: The Community Prayer Meeting will be held at the USC Union gazebo. Come and join with fellow citizens of Union County for a short time of prayer for the Church for our community, and also for our state, nation, a...

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Studying non-verbal communication

Thursday, Sept. 4• The Union County Arts Council will hold “Jam With Lunch” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the UCAC gallery on Main Street in Union. This acoustic jam session is open to all musicians playing any genre of music. There will also be seating available for anyone wishing to stop by to listen. For more information call UCAC at 864-429-2817 or email ucac@bellsouth.net.

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Crime Report

The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests:— Jimmy Arthur Rhinehart, 45, of 167 Magnor Drive, Union, was charged with second-degree burglary around 1 a.m. Aug. 27.Kenneth Steven Lipsey Sr., 47, of 202 North Gadberry Street, Pacolet, was charged with second-degree burglary around 12:11 a.m. Aug. 27.

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News Around Lockhart: Thank you for helping our Cancer Friend

I really want to continue to thank you for your help in furnishing Boost and Ensure for our Cancer Friend. He has tried to eat and the radiation and the mouth cancer surgery has still made it impossible for him to swallow food, therefore without an income he still needs the help of all of you caring people.Mrs Clowny called me the other day, concerned and wanted me to call her, but I don’t have caller ID and did not get her phone number. Please try again.Someone, w...

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USC Union in the Spotlight

UNION — After having winning seasons, the University of South Carolina Union is eager for the Bantams baseball team to get on the field in the spring.In 2013, the Bantams placed second in their conference and ranked number 4 in the nation out of 105 schools. The Bantams added to their winnings in 2013 as District IV East champions and then again in 2014 as District III West champions.USC Union is pleased to announce that Union native, Jay Ford, will be the coach of...

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Clemson Club has tickets to Clemson-SC State game

UNION — Just days after a successful first Kick-Off event, Union County Clemson Club President Virgil Childers announced that the club has eight tickets available for sale for the Clemson vs. SC State football game to be held at Clemson on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 12:30 p.m.The club has tickets available at $30 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased either individually or as a set.The Union County Clemson Club strives to provide academic scholarships for deserving studen...

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Four students awarded scholarships

UNION COUNTY — Four Union County High School seniors are among 21 students statewide to be awarded scholarships for a pharmacy technology program.During Monday evening’s meeting of the Union County Board of School Trustees, district Director of Secondary Education Cindy Langley informed the board that PassAssured — a company which sells educational pharmacy materials — awarded 21 of 30 scholarships throughout the state of South Carolina to seniors interested...

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Fulfilling God’s call for his life

UNION — A local college student is on the path to becoming a pastor — a profession to which he feels he has been led since he was in 9th grade.North Greenville University junior Rob Williams was the guest speaker at Tabernacle Baptist Church’s Sunday morning worship service last Sunday. Because of dual credit classes he had as a student at Union County High School, Williams will have the opportunity to graduate from North Greenville in May 2015 with a bachelorR...

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