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Hospital district moving forward with bankruptcy process

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UNION — The Union Hospital District is moving forward with a bankruptcy process that could help it pay off its debts while continuing to provide health care services to the people of Union County.On June 6, the district filed a Chapter 9 bankruptcy petition in order to seek an “adjustment” of the debts of the the district and its four service areas — Wallace Thomson Hospital, Ellen Sager Nursing Homes, Carolinas Health Associates, and Union County EMS — under the supervision of the Bankruptcy Court.”

 

Midlands BioFuels set to host 4th annual car show

WINNSBORO — Hundreds of car owners from across the southeast will roll into downtown Winnsboro this weekend to share and gather tricks of the trade when working on bio diesel engines.Midlands BioFuels is preparing to host the fourth annual TDI (Turbo Direct Injection Diesel) engine car show this Saturday (July 12) from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. in downtown Winnsboro. The Midlands BioFuels plant is located at 310 S. Congress St.Midlands BioFuels owner Joe Renwick said h...

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Murder suspect still on the run

WINNSBORO — Winnsboro Chief of Police Freddie Lorrick said the search was still on for murder suspect LaTroy Dante Sampson as of 4 p.m. Thursday.“We don’t have anything new,” he said after searching for the suspect for one week.Lorrick said he is uncertain if the 36-year-old suspect is still in the Winnsboro area.“It’s hard to say because we don’t have any evidence that he is still in the county,” he said....

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Church Calendar

Sunday, July 132 p.m.: St. Luke AME Zion Church in Carlisle holds its annual church revival. Please come and worship with us.3 p.m.: Living Faith Ministries Dance Team celebrates its anniversary. Everyone is welcome.Sunday, July 13-Thursday, July 175:45-8:30 p.m.: First Baptist Church in Union and Grace United Methodist Church holds Vacation Bible School at First Ba...

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Community Calendar

Monday, July 14• The Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Union meet at 5:30 p.m. at 201 Porter St.Tuesday, July 15• The Union County High School Booster Club meets at the Union County High School gymnasium at 7 p.m. The meeting is for the election of officers and preparation for 2014-2015 will be discussed. All members are encouraged to attend and the public is invited. For additional information contact Jerr...

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News Around Lockhart: Back with a new column

Thank you all for calling and sharing your concerns about not seeing my article in the paper. I have not been sick or on a vacation. My articles just got lost in the atmosphere and are floating in outer space somewhere.So much has happened in the past month, but I’ll spread it out, and not get to it all at once. I had a free book giveaway a month ago that no one knew about, so I got to read a book almost all the way through on my day off at the shop. So I still have some book...

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County to help EMS purchase new ambulances

UNION COUNTY — The Union County EMS will get some assistance from the county in getting a loan to help cover the cost of purchasing two new ambulances.During its July meeting Tuesday afternoon, Union County Council voted unanimously to authorize the county to serve as co-signer on a loan being taken out by the EMSSupervisor Tommy Sinclair said the EMS is in the process of purchasing two new ambulances to replace two older ones in its fleet. He said the loan will be...

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‘Jukebox 45’ to perform Saturday on Main Street

UNION — The Union County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the first of two “I Love a Summer Night” Downtown Music Fest events from 6-9 p.m. this Saturday, July 12, on Main Street, Union.This Saturday’s event will feature Greenville-based oldies band Jukebox 45. Members of Jukebox 45 include Michael Blocker, Bob Fitzgerald, Art Creaney, Brian Styles, and Wally Lanzon.

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Water to be shut off Sunday night for valve replacement

UNION — The section of the Duncan Bypass between the intersection of Rice Avenue and Hardees will be without water for several hours Sunday night as the City of Union replaces two more valves on its main water distribution system.Personnel from Boulware Plumbing & Construction were busy Thursday morning breaking up the asphalt at the intersection of Harwood Heights and Duncan Bypass. The asphalt was then scooped up and the dirt beneath it dug up to provide access to the water...

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Sims Middle School Library open July 14-16

UNION — Students at Sims Middle School will have the opportunity to make use of the services of the Sims Middle School Library during the first half of next week.Teacher-Librarian Jennifer Tazerouti says that the library will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, July 14-Wednesday, July 16 to provide summer activities for Sims students.“It is being opened for our students, parents are welcome but not required,” Tazerouti said Wednesday afternoon. “A...

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Church Calendar

Friday, July 116-8:30 p.m.: Welcome Baptist Church, Monarch Highway, holds Vacation Bible School “Cross Canyon Trails.” There will be Bible lessons, crafts, food, and fun times!! If you need a ride, call church at 427-3390 and leave a message. Sunday, July 132 p.m.: St. Luke AME Zion Church in Carlisle holds its annual church revival. Please come and worship with u...

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Community Calendar

Monday, July 14• The Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Union meet at 5:30 p.m. at 201 Porter St.Tuesday, July 15• The Union County High School Booster Club meets at the Union County High School gymnasium at 7 p.m. The meeting is for the election of officers and preparation for 2014-2015 will be discussed. All members are encouraged to attend and the public is invited. For additional information contact Jerr...

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Crime Report

The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrest:— Jerry Keith Boughman, 45, of 207 Catherine Street, Union, was charged with assault and battery around 12:34 a.m. July 10. According to the incident report, Boughman punched a man in the parking lot of Walmart, located at 513 North Duncan Bypass, Union.The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:— Tyler Dean Hart, 21, of 12...

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Johnson sentenced to two years in prison

UNION — After a guilty plea, a former Union County Magistrate’s Office employee was sentenced to two years in prison and five years probation, as well as being required to pay $40,000 in restitution.The arrest warrant states that Sherry Fisher Johnson, 49, of 2935 Buffalo-West Springs Hwy., Buffalo, committed the crime of misconduct in office. The warrant states that between September 2010-December 2011, while employed as a clerk in the Union County Magistrate’s O...

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Mulvaney: Social Security will go broke in 18 years

UNION — US House of Representatives Fifth District Rep. Mick Mulvaney says that 18 years from now on the eve of his 65th birthday the Social Security system will go broke, 12 years after Medicare goes broke.During a town hall meeting Monday evening at the USC Union auditorium, Mulvaney, both in an opening statement and in answering questions from the audience, addressed a variety of issues including the fiscal condition of the federal government, the impact of federal regulat...

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Local dance instructor opens new dance studio

UNION — A local dance instructor will continue to follow her dream as she opens a new dance studio in Union.Staci Vaughan began taking dance classes at age two-and-a-half.“On that first day of class, I told my mom I was going to be a dance teacher,” Vaughan said. “I’ve been teaching for six years now.”Vaughan has danced virtually her entire life, and she began doing so competitively at age 12. She has won numerous national a...

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Union Cotillion Club welcomes new debutantes, members

UNION — The three lovely young ladies who will be presented at the 2014 Union Cotillion Club Debutante Ball met for the first time as a group on May 31, when Mrs. Robert Meeks Hope opened the Hope House on West South Street in Union for the Debutante Tea.The 2014 debutantes — Miss Mackenzie Anne Skipper, Miss Elizabeth Katherine Lawson, and Miss Rebecca Lawson Gallman — will be presented at the annual debutante ball on Dec. 30.The tea hosted by Mrs. Hop...

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Church Calendar

Thursday, July 10-Friday, July 116-8:30 p.m.: Welcome Baptist Church, Monarch Highway, holds Vacation Bible School “Cross Canyon Trails.” There will be Bible lessons, crafts, food, and fun times!! If you need a ride, call church at 427-3390 and leave a message. Sunday, July 132 p.m.: St. Luke AME Zion Church in Carlisle holds its annual church revival. Please come ...

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