UNION COUNTY — Supervisor Tommy Sinclair says that a misplaced number is responsible for a news report that the county overspent its budget by more than $8 million in fiscal 2012-2013.In an interview with The Union Daily Times Tuesday afternoon, Sinclair addressed a report last week by Channel 7’s Gordon Dill that the county had overspent its budget by a little more than $8.2 million. Sinclair said that Dill’s report was based on information provided by the State Budget and Control Board website which shows Union County with expenditures totaling $25,218,320 in fiscal 2012-2013 but revenues of only $16,997,336, leaving a deficit of $8,220,984.
UNION COUNTY — The Union County Advanced Technology Center will reach a milestone when it graduates its first class of welding students, all of whom are already earning a living with what they’ve learned in the course.Site Coordinator Kathy Jo Lancaster announced this week that with the end of the current semester this Friday, four of the 12 students enrolled in the center’s welding program will graduate. She said the four graduates — Deon Craig, Bradley Cai...
UNION — A singer who has been featured on “American Idol” and CMT’s “Can You Duet” will perform at Brown’s Creek Baptist Church this Sunday.Nashville resident Nathan Herron travels the U.S. in full-time ministry. After leading worship at his home church, Nathan began a traveling music evangelism after participating as one of 20 male finalists on Season 4 of “American Idol,” which was won by Carrie Underwood. From there, Herron w...
WHITMIRE — The American Veteran. For some, these mere words conjure up heroic images of soldiers in dust-covered battle dress uniforms storming enemy positions against overwhelming odds in a faraway land most Americans will never see.When I see American Veterans, I witness years of sacrifice in their eyes. I feel the tremor in their voices as they vividly recall a close call. I feel the pride swell inside as they talk about their military service.
Saturday, Dec. 79-11 a.m.: Buffalo United Methodist Church will be visited by Santa Claus. Children can come and have their picture taken with Santa. There will be cookies and drink. The event is free and all children are invited. Rev. Ron Towery, pastor.5 p.m.: The Chosen Few (Mary Owens) will present a gospel play entitled “Mama Did You Love Us” at the Pacolet River Association Building. Come in for an even...
Thursday, Dec. 5• Come make music today at “Jam With Lunch” at the Union County Arts Council’s gallery on Main Street in Union. The jam will run from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. All musicians, along with those who just want to listen, are invited to attend. Call UCAC at 864-429-2817 for more information.
LOCKHART — There were floats, motorcycles, cars carrying representatives of local government, horses, fire trucks, lots of candy, and, of course, an apperance by Santa Claus at Sunday’s Lockhart Christmas Parade.
CARLISLE — Some children in the Carlisle community got a special Christmas treat this weekend when Santa Claus visited the Carlisle Town Hall.Mayor Mary Ferguson-Glenn said Monday that the town had arranged for Santa to come to Carlisle to participate in a “Photos With Santa” event. Ferguson-Glenn said the event, which was held Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the town hall, enabled the children to meet Santa, telling him what they want for Christmas, and hav...
CLEMSON — Hannah Caviness of Buffalo has been...
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