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Family Fun Day, Bible Story Drama, and Hebrew

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UNION — What does the Hebrew word for frankincense look like? For myrrh? For olives? For nuts? For bread?Children who attend Vacation Bible School at Bethlehem United Methodist Church will get the chance to see those words through a display the church created for last year’s Vacation Bible School and plans to show again this year.VBS Director Pam Cavender said that the display includes bowls containing food items such as bread, grapes, nuts, and olives as well as frankincense and myrrh, two of the gifts the Wise Men brought Jesus Christ in honor of His birth. She said there is a card with each bowl and on the card is the Hebrew word for the item in the bowl above its English translation.

 

Downtown Music Fest concert rescheduled for Aug. 2

UNION — Due to inclement weather last Saturday, the “I Love a Summer Night” Downtown Music Fest was rescheduled.The Union County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its second “I Love a Summer Night” Downtown Music Fest event this year from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, on Main Street, Union.The event will feature a performance by The Weatherman Band, featuring WSPA-TV personality and Union native Jack Roper. The band has been together for 10 yea...

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Presidential candidate speaking at Andy’s this morning

BUFFALO — A candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination make his second visit to Union County this morning during a breakfast event at Andy’s.Robbie Wells will meet with, address, and answer questions from the public during the breakfast which will begin at 9 a.m. and is being hosted by the Union County Democratic Party. The visit is part of Wells’ efforts raise public awareness of and financial support for his campaign for the Democratic presidentia...

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First Baptist, Grace United Methodist hold joint Vacation Bible School

Friday, July 256:30-8 p.m.: Beatty’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church holds Vacation Bible School. All are welcome. Rev. Stephen Y. Brown, Pastor.Friday, July 25-Saturday, July 266:30 p.m.: Living Faith Ministries holds Vacation Bible School for children and adults each evening. Everyone is welcome.Saturday, July 267 a.m.: Bethan AME Churc...

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Trees cut down, cleared away in Foster Park

Saturday, July 26• A Chinese Auction will be held at the Pacolet River Baptist Association Center, 108 Lovers Lane Road, Union. Drop tickets from 10-11:55 a.m. Auction noon-until. Hot dogs $1, soda 50 cents, and chips 50 cents. For tickets contact Annette McKanic (864-251-0183), Juanita Hill (864-429-8783), Savtri Parham (864-431-4148), and Valerie McKanic (864-426-5106). Come out and enjoy yourself. Several door prizes will be given.Sunday...

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Crime Reports

The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests:— Marcus Dion Littlejohn, 31, of 106 O’Shields Street, Union, was charged with distribution of crack cocaine around 12:55 p.m. July 23. According to the arrest warrant, Littlejohn distributed a quantity of crack cocaine to a confidential informant in exchange for funds provided by the police while in the City of Union.— Jessica Sue Ann Rohm, 26, of 1101 West Main Street, ...

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Painting honors church food ministry

JONESVILLE — The efforts of a local church to provide food and other necessities to needy families and individuals has been honored with a painting that now hangs in the church sanctuary.The Potters Storehouse in Jonesville distributes food and other necessities to 3,500-4,500 people or an average of 900 families in need each month. In March of this year, those receiving the church’s assistance included 1,400 children under the age of 16 and 750 people over 65 years old...

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‘Novice Naturalist’ program at Rose Hill Aug. 16

UNION — The Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site is mainly associated with the preservation of South Carolina’s past, but on Aug. 16 it will become a classroom for those wanting to learn how to study nature.Park Interpreter Elizabeth Moses announced this week that Rose Hill will host the “Novice Naturalist” program at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Moses said the program is designed to acquaint participants with the variety of wildlife that inhabits the grou...

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Sheriff’s office issues warning about scam

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public not to be taken in by a phone scam claiming their electricity will be cut off if they don’t make a payment over the phone.In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the sheriff’s office stated that it had received a report from Lockhart Power regarding the scam. The caller claims to be an employee of Lockhart Power and tell the person they’ve call that they are behind on their pow...

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God is in charge of time itself

Thursday, July 24-Friday, July 256:30-8 p.m.: Beatty’s Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church holds Vacation Bible School. All are welcome. Rev. Stephen Y. Brown, Pastor.Thursday, July 24-Saturday, July 266:30 p.m.: Living Faith Ministries holds Vacation Bible School for children and adults each evening. Everyone is welcome.Saturday, July 267 a.m.:...

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The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrest:— Doland Fitzgerald Mills, 49, of 307 Wallace Street, Union, was charged with assault and battery around 10:20 p.m. July 22. According to the incident report, Mills punched a man in the face while at his residence.The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrest:— Nathan Harold Smith, 17, of 119 Poppy Lane, Union, was charged with...

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Water balloon battle at USC Union

Saturday, July 26• A Chinese Auction will be held at the Pacolet River Baptist Association Center, 108 Lovers Lane Road, Union. Drop tickets from 10-11:55 a.m. Auction noon-until. Hot dogs $1, soda 50 cents, and chips 50 cents. For tickets contact Annette McKanic (864-251-0183), Juanita Hill (864-429-8783), Savtri Parham (864-431-4148), and Valerie McKanic (864-426-5106). Come out and enjoy yourself. Several door prizes will be given.Sunday...

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UCRD football, cheerleading registration continuing

UNION COUNTY — Registration for the Union County Recreation Department’s Stinger and flag football and cheerleading programs is ongoing and will continue through Aug. 1.Those who are interested in signing up may do so from 9-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Union County Recreation Department, located at 111 Thomas Street, Union.Parents should bring their child’s birth certificate and proof of medical insurance to registration.The registration fee ...

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Wedding announced

Kelly Channing Whitman of Fayetteville, NC married Michael Gray Renegar of Fayetteville, NC in a May 3, 2014 wedding ceremony at Highland Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville, NC.The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Dr. J. Ernest Johnson and the bride was given in marriage by her father, Gary Walter Whitman.The bride is the daughter of Gary and Angela Comer Whitman of Fayetteville, NC. She is the granddaughter the late Joe Rodney and Vallie Mae Reid Comer of Fayettevill...

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Six file to run for school board, fire board seats

UNION COUNTY — Four persons including two incumbents have filed to run for seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees.Filing for nonpartisan races on the November general election ballot opened Tuesday, July 15. The filing period will close at noon on Friday, Aug. 15.The November general election ballot includes seats on the Union County Board of School Trustees, Union City Council, Carlisle Town Council, Brown’s Creek Watershed, and the boards of the...

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Event raises $2,000 for cancer patient

JONESVILLE — An event consisting of “Food, Friends and Fun” raised around $2,000 for a local woman.“Food, Friends and Fun” was held Saturday at Oakbrook Community Church and featured numerous musical performances, as well as t-shirts, hot dog plates and a variety of desserts.Proceeds from the event will go toward the medical bills of Dee Dee McDade, who was diagnosed with breast cancer and was scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday....

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Woodrow Dantzler to speak at Union County Clemson Club 2014 Kick-Off event

UNION — Former Clemson quarterback Woodrow “Woody” Dantzler will serve as key-note speaker for the Union County Clemson Club’s 2014 Kick-Off event. The annual event, which will include a light meal, will be held Aug. 19 at Veterans Memorial Park at Foster Park and doors will open at 5 p.m.

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Church Calendar

Wednesday, July 237 p.m.: Friendship Baptist Church, 250 Morning Drive, Spartanburg, holds Revival Services. The Rev. Dr. Jefferson N. McDowell, pastor of the Mount Zion Baptist Church of Laurens will preach Wednesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. The public is invited. Rev. Michael A. Glenn is church pastor.

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