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Whitmire Community School hires new head football coach

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WHITMIRE — Charlie Jenkins remembers the glory days of Whitmire High School football, and as the school’s newest football coach, his goals are teaching players about the proud heritage of Wolverines football and restoring a winning tradition to the program.Though Jenkins attended Union County schools, he pulled for the Wolverines as his father, John, a proud 1962 WHS graduate, often took him to Whitmire games.He saw running back Jerry Vanlue and watched the 1978 state champions and 1979 state runner-up WHS teams.“Jerry Vanlue was my hero (when I was growing up),” he said.

 

Family atmosphere appealed to new head coach

WHITMIRE — New Whitmire Community School head football coach Charlie Jenkins’ 22-year coaching career includes stints at Union County High School, Saluda High School and Mid-Carolina High School.A big reason the Whitmire head coaching job appealed to him, he said, was the family atmosphere.“This K12 school is all about family connections and community. It’s a clean, safe place for a child to get a good education and it’s hard to beat that,&#...

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Whitmire Wolverines fall to Newberry Bulldogs, 11-1

NEWBERRY — The Newberry High School Bulldogs exploded for seven runs in the third inning to pull away from the Whitmire Wolverines Monday night in non-conference action at Bill Harvey Field.WCS had an early 1-0 lead but Senior Austin Williams (1-4) struggled his second time through the batting order. In the big third inning, line drive base hits, errors and passed balls hurt Williams’ efforts to pull off the upset of NHS as Bulldog baserunners alertly took extra bases w...

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Drug Take Back April 26

UNION — The Union Public Safety Department will take part in the DEA Drug Take Back Initiative between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 26.Anyone who has unused, expired or unwanted drugs is encouraged to turn them in for disposal in an environmentally sensitive manner. All medications will be anonymously collected during the event.Even though this event is for a specific date and time, the Public Safety Department will accept collections at any time during the year....

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Church Calendar

2-4 p.m.: Augsburg Lutheran Church, 151 Connector Road (Next to Brian’s Body Shop) holds an Easter Egg Hunt for the children. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt followed by light refreshments and an Easter Story. Please bring your own Easter Basket. All children (Ages 1-4, 5-7, and 8-10) must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 864-762-0271 or 864-426-1165.3-5 p.m.: Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1622 Kelly Road, holds an ...

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Community Calendar

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 need is to bring an empty Easter basket. The Easter Bunny will be there to meet with an pose for pictures with the children and so parents are encouraged to bring their cameras.Monday, April 21 ...

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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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