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Burros charged with murder

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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.


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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Dixie Youth baseball now under way

UNION COUNTY — Union County Dixie Youth baseball is under way, and those involved say constant progress is being made each year within the league.Secretary/Treasurer Kelly Small pointed out that several changes have been made to the league over the past few years. In 2012, players’ age groups were split, making a Minor League of 8-, 9-, and 10-year olds and a Major League of 11- and 12-year-olds.“This allowed our little kids more playing time and the ch...

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The Easter Bunny visits MES

MONARCH — The Easter Bunny recently paid a special visit to Monarch Elementary School to help raise money for Relay for Life.

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MES students get RIF books

MONARCH — Students at Monarch Elementary School received Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) books before Spring Break and were encouraged to keep reading even through their week long break.

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Crime Report

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:— Glenn Scott Hibbard, 33, of 226 Meansville Road, Union, was charged with trespassing around 2 p.m. April 15. According to the incident report, Hibbard followed an exterminator into a woman’s driveway and asked to come inside her house. The exterminator informed the woman that Hibbard was not an employee, and she asked him to leave. He left and returned twice, asking to come inside ...

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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

Thursday, April 17• The Good Neighbors Garden Club meets at Andy’s at 1:30 p.m.• Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 644 meets at 6:30 p.m., but the business meeting will not commence until 7 p.m. Members are asked to attend if at all possible, as the annual election of officers takes place at the April meeting. The meeting will be held at its usual location: The Legion Hut at 120 Scenic Drive in Foster Park, Union. The VVA meets there ...

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Missing man’s body found, step-son sought

UNION — The body of a man reported missing has been found by The Union Public Safety Department which is seeking information on the whereabouts of his step-son.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 states that foul play appears to be a factor.Union C...

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House moved as part of airport expansion

UNION COUNTY — A local resident has a new house, the county has another property on its tax rolls, and the Union County Airport is closer to being able to accommodate corporate jets.The Union County Airport Commission is in the process of acquiring and clearing property on the Union end of the airport runway. The purpose of the acquisition is to lengthen the runway from its current length of 3,500 feet to 5,000 feet which will enable the airport to accommodate corporate jets ...

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District addresses waiver issues, scheduling strategies

UNION COUNTY — The Union County School District addressed concerns over state regulation waivers — and discussed possible scheduling strategies to solve the challenges with state regulations — during this week’s meeting of the Union County Board of School Trustees.Superintendent Dr. Kristi Woodall and Director of Secondary Education Cindy Langley addressed the board Monday evening in reference to the waiver concerns.

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‘The Last Supper’ this Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church

UNION — A local church will present a drama in observance of Maundy Thursday, bringing “The Last Supper” to life.“The Living Last Supper” will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in observance of Maundy Thursday.“What an exciting time to celebrate as we prepare for an informative time concerning Jesus and the Disciples that can assist all who attend with yet another touch of w...

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SCC to hold job fair for part-time faculty

SPARTANBURG — Spartanburg Community College (SCC) will hold a job fair to recruit qualified part-time faculty members and provide an opportunity for job seekers to meet with SCC’s hiring managers. The job fair will be held on Thursday, April 24, from 4-6p.m. at SCC’s central campus in Spartanburg.SCC is seeking part-time faculty from various educational backgrounds and experience for future vacancies with the college.

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MES Active School Acceleration Project 100 Mile Club Awards

MONARCH — On April 4, 2014 Monarch Elementary awarded nearly 50 students, faculty, staff and volunteers with the 100 Mile Club “Milestone” achievement. Each participant was awarded and recognized on their mile marking goal for the third quarter of the 100 Mile Club journey. Individuals participating are encouraged to reach or go beyond 100 miles by May.

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Foster Park Elementary School’s third nine weeks honor rolls

The following students made the honor roll for the 3rd nine weeks grading period at Foster Park Elementary School.Principal’s Honor RollHaley Jackson, Janie Knox, Chrissy Salter, Shanya Smith, Zarria Smith, Makayla Addis, Cortney Hicks, Trey Prince, Peyton Gregory, Kayleigh Harris, Kelvin Eison, Prescott Lindsay Jr., Annie Wang, Kensley Willard, Kelvin Eison, Colby Butler, Jacob Colson, Madeline Gilst...

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