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Rotary Club sponsoring dinner show of ‘Hairspray’

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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 before closing in 2009. The Broadway production, which won eight Tony awards in 2003 including Best Musical, was adapted to the screen in 2007.

 

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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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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Community Calendar

Friday, April 18• The Wallace Thomson Volunteers will be holding their annual Spring Bake Sale in the hospital lobby beginning at 7 am. Money raised will go toward the adult volunteer scholarship fund.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 ne...

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Burros charged with murder

UNION — A local man has been taken into custody and charged with murder after an investigation which began on Wednesday.In a statement released Wednesday evening, the Union Public Safety Department reported that the body of Raymond Davis, 61, of 902 Union Blvd., Union, had been located in a wooded area that consisted of dense underbrush near his residence. The press release stated that foul play appeared to be a factor.

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USC Union Players to present ‘Our Town’

UNION — A classic stage play will be brought to life by students and members of the community next weekend in Union.The USC Union Players will hold a stage production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play “Our Town,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in the USC Union Auditorium. The play is sponsored by the university’s Student Government Association.“We’ve had an amazing turnout this year,&...

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Probate Judge asks for additional clerk

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Probate Judge’s Office needs three clerks to handle an already heavy and often complex workload that will likely get heavier in the years to come according to Probate Judge Donna Cudd.

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Summer Food Service Program looking to expand

UNION COUNTY — The sponsors of a program that serves meals to children while school is out are looking to increase the number of children being served this summer.The Mon-Aetna Baptist Church Child Enrichment Center is participating in the Summer Food Service Program which provides free meals to children ages 18 and younger.Mon-Aetna CEC Director Susan Adams said Tuesday that the program is looking to grow this year and serve a larger number of children in Union Co...

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District revises procedures for school bus accidents

UNION COUNTY — During this week’s meeting of the Union County Board of School Trustees, Jeff Stribble, Director of Personnel and Student Services, presented a copy of revised procedures to follow any district bus accidents.In March, a local school bus driver had an accident while driving a bus full of students to school, striking a tree. The driver was charged with driving too fast for conditions. All of the students were offered medical treatment at Wallace Thomson Hos...

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