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6-9 a.m.--Union County's Morning Show with Daniel Prince

9-10 a.m.—Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Hour

10-10:45 a.m.—Union County's Morning Show with Daniel Prince

10:45-11 a.m.--Swap N Shop

11-noon—The Gospel Show with Daniel Prince

Noon-1 p.m.--Noon Report with Mike Stevens

1-3 p.m.--The Clark Howard Show--Call 1-877-872-5275

3-5 p.m.--Today's best country and some hits from yesterday

5-5:30 p.m.--Union Pennzoil Kwik Lube Top 5 at 5

5:30-5:55 p.m.--5:30 News Report

5:55 p.m.--Atlanta Braves Baseball--Washington Nationals at Atlanta

After the game-6 a.m.--Today's best country and some hits from yesterday


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ACCIDENT ON I-26 CLAIMS LIFE OF MORNINGSIDE BAPTIST YOUTH PASTOR

Tuesday, September 16

A 25-year-old youth pastor at Morningside Baptist Church in Union died in a crash that also injured a ministry director, and now troopers say they are looking for a hit-and-run-driver.

The accident happened at 5 a.m. Monday on Interstate 26 at mile marker 29, which is near the Dorman High School/Highway 221 exit in Spartanburg County, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers. Cpl. Bill Rhyne said a truck was traveling in the eastbound lanes of I-26 hauling a trailer with a golf cart. He said the driver, Timothy Dan Holden, lost control of the truck when the trailer started to fishtail. The truck went into the median and overturned, Ryne said. Holden and the passenger were thrown from the truck and ended up in the westbound lanes. Neither were wearing seat belts, the trooper said.

The passenger was then hit by another vehicle. The coroner identified the passenger as 25-year-old Jemel "Jay" Hillard Lawter, Jr. Coroner Rusty Clevenger said Lawter died at the scene. Rhyne said the vehicle that hit Lawter did not stop.

Holden is the director of Seeds of Hope Outreach Ministries. Ministry officials say he is in serious condition. They said the two men were going hunting at the time of the accident.

Rhyne said an investigation is underway to determine if Lawter's death was caused by the initial accident or being hit by the vehicle. A Highway Patrol release said the vehicle of interest has been identified as a black or dark blue four-door Toyota Camry or Honda Accord that has damage on the center front or right front. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the South Carolina Highway Patrol at 864-241-1000 or 1-800-768-1503, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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FIRST STEPS BOARD HIRES CHILDERS AS NEW DIRECTOR

Tuesday, September 16

The Union County First Steps Board of Directors has hired Catherine McManus Childers as executive director, replacing Beth Thompson, who resigned from the position in August. Childers most recently has worked as executive director of the Union County Health Care Foundation and as volunteer coordinator for Wallace Thomson Hospital. With over a decade of experience, Childers led her organization in establishing several annual fundraising events and directed the work of over 40 volunteers. Dr. Kelli Johnston, chair of the board of directors, stated, “The search committee carefully considered many impressive candidates for this position. We ultimately selected Catherine because we feel that she has a skill set that matches well with our strategic plan and the direction that we are headed. We are thrilled to welcome her to Union County First Steps – an organization that we all feel is vitally important to this community.” Childers will begin her employment with Union County First Steps on October 1st.

Ms. Childers graduated from Union County High School and received her BA in Mass Communications and Journalism from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She is on the board of Union County Disabilities and Special Needs and is a member of New Life Baptist Fellowship in Boiling Springs, SC. She and her husband, Eric, are the proud parents to Emma Cate and Carson.

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CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT TO DISCUSS FIREFIGHTER COMPENSATION, REZONING FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Tuesday, September 16

The Union City Council will be meeting tonight in their chambers at City Hall. A number of items are on the agenda, including a presentation from Don Wilder of the Union Daily Times, and Torance Inman will talk about a proposed Vietnam memorial.

Among the action items will be the consideration of a contribution to the Union County Health Care Foundation's annual Fall Charity Golf Classic. The range of potential contribution runs from $150 to $750.

The council will also consider raising the compensation paid to volunteer firefighters. Currently, the volunteers are paid $10 for responding to a call, $10/hour for station duty, and $16 per meeting for training. If approved, those amounts will increase to $15 for responding to a call and $20 per meeting for training. The rate of $10 per hour for station duty will remain the same.

The council will also consider the appointment of Annie M. Harris to the City Election Commission.

Another item listed on the City Council agenda is the second reading of an ordinance that will rezone property at 510 South Pinckney Street and allow for construction of a Habitat For Humanity home. Keith Morrison, who chairs the organization's Board of Directors, says the South Pinckney street project is just one of two in the making.

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WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER GOING TO ER AND LEAVING 4-YEAR OLD ALONE AT HOME

Tuesday, September 16

Sheriff's deputies were informed that a woman had shown up at Wallace Thomson Hospital's emergency room for treatment Saturday night around 10:30. The reason the deputies became involved is that the woman, Tonya Charlene Rice, 33, had informed hospital personnel that she had left a four-year old child alone at her home on the Linersville Road. Rice was placed under arrest on a charge of unlawful neglect of a child. The Department of Social Services was called and placement was found for the child.


RAIN LARGELY HOLDS OFF DURING UNIQUELY UNION FESTIVAL

Monday, September 15

A few of the BBQ teams set up along Enterprise Street.A view from atop the ferris wheel overlooking Main Street.Dennis Johnson and Josh Lydia play at the Acoustic Cafe at the Arts Council.

Another Uniquely Union Festival is in the books for this year. The festival saw expanded activity with more entertainment and rides in the Kidz Zone. Their worst fear was the possibility of rain dampening the activity, but festival director Jamie Trammel indicated the effect was minimal.

The festival have been an ongoing event for some years now and is expected to continue for years to come.

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JONESVILLE MAN ARRESTED ON ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGE FROM MARCH

Monday, September 15

Kendrick Jamal Sims, 21, of Jonesville, SC, was arrested and booked into the Union County Jail around 12:25 Friday morning. He was wanted for attempted murder in an incident that occurred in Union County on March 8, 2014. He was also booked on 5 outstanding general session bench warrants. The investigation began when Deputy Jody Willis was dispatched to Wallace Thomson Hospital in reference to a stab victim. There, the deputy spoke to Jeffery Ryans, who said while at 267 Duncan Avenue in Buffalo, he was approached by Sims who wanted to fight because of an argument several days earlier. Ryans told Sims he would not fight him and went into the house. Later when Ryans came out of the house, he said he saw Sims running toward him, and it appeared he had a small kitchen knife. He said Sims was trying to stab him in the chest, but he was able to fight him off. Even so, Ryans was stabbed in the right forearm and bicep, as well as the left hand. A group of people pulled Sims off of the victim and left in a white vehicle. Ryans went to the hospital where he was treated and received stitches.

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STAFFMARK RECRUITING WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATES FOR BELK

Monday, September 15

Staffmark Corp. has scheduled a recruitment event for Thursday from 9am until 11:30am and from 1:00pm until 3:00pm at the Union SC Works office. They are looking to hire warehouse associates for Belk. These are general warehouse positions that will vary from picking and packing with an RF scanner to lift operation to cycle counting and inventory control. Hours are Sunday-Thursday from 9am to 5pm or 3-11pm, and Monday-Friday from 7am to 3pm, with overtime & weekends as needed. Applicants should have the ability to lift between 20 & 70 lbs. and be on your feet between 6-12 hours per day. These are temporary-to-hire jobs. The salary will be 1st shift, $9-$9.50/hr., & 2nd shift $9.25-$9.75/hr. There will be a $0.50/hr. raise after 90 days. Applicants must be at least 18 years old due to warehouse setting and corporate policies. Please come appropriately dressed for the interview. Prior to the event, all applicants must register at www.scworks.org and view the job order.

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US SECURITY ASSOCIATES HOLDING RECRUITMENT EVENT IN UNION TUESDAY

Monday, September 15

US Security Associates will hold a recruitment event at the Union SC Works office Tuesday, September 16th, from 9am until 11:30am. They are looking to hire security officers for a Jonesville location. Candidates must obtain a local or state guard card and undergo a criminal background evaluation, have a valid identification, and must pay a state security license fee. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. All uniformed officers must furnish their own black, plain-toed shoes (suitable for uniform, maintained in good condition) and furnish own black socks. Those hired should be available for overtime and various shifts as needed, be able to maintain records, walk up and down stairs, stand for long periods of time, and work outside in a variety of weather conditions, depending on the assignment. All applicants must be active in www.scworks.org and view the job order prior to the event. A staff referral is required for this position. Please come properly dressed for the interview.


UNIQUELY UNION KICKS OFF TODAY AT NOON

Friday, September 12

More that 7000 people came into the downtown Union area for the Uniquely Union Festival, and for this year's event, more are expected. The festival is building on the success of last year by offering more music, entertainment and rides for the kids.

One of the biggest changes to this year’s festival is the addition of a greater number, and variety, of entertainment being offered," said Jamie Trammell, Festival Coordinator. Last year we decided to try to steer the festival in the direction of being more of an art and music festival instead of just a barbeque event. We’ve continued that philosophy this year and we think that this decision will be very well received by festival-goers.”

We’ve tried our best to put on a free festival that can be enjoyed by every member of every family in Union County and surrounding areas,” added Trammell.

For a complete festival schedule, go to www.uniquelyunion.com.

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JROTC CADETS RECEIVE PROMOTIONS

Friday, September 12

A number of Union County High School JROTC cadets have received promotion. The promotions were awarded on August 27th and September 10th.

These promotions recognize students who participated in voluntary summer activities such as the Junior Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC), JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB), and other activities that demonstrate physical leadership, and academic competitions.

The cadets promoted in Alpha Company are: Cadet/1SG Jeremy Fulgam, and C/Command Sgt. Major Francisco Paco Ramirez.

The cadets promoted in Bravo Company are: Cadet/1SG Tyrin Briggs, Cadet/PFC Dylan Kendrick, Cadet/SGT Sarah McGee, Cadet/ PFC Bobby Bedore, Cadet/SGT Ivanna Bell, Cadet/Sgt Kolby Riddle, Cadet/SGT Skylar Senn and Cadet/SGT Devon Dyer.

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DEADLINE IS IN TWO WEEKS TO ENTER HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION'S GOLF TOURNAMENT

Friday, September 12

The deadline is approaching for the Union County Healthcare Foundation's Fall Charity Golf Classic. The event will be held October 3rd at the Woodfin Ridge Golf Club in Inman. It'll be a day of golfing, giveaways, and the popular putting competition for cash prizes. The deadline to register is September 26th, and for more information, interested persons should contact Catherine Childers at 864-301-2466.

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MAU HOLDING RECRUITMENT EVENT IN GAFFNEY FOR CONTEC

Friday, September 12

MAU will hold a recruitment event Monday, September 15th, from 9am until noon at the SC Works Office in Gaffney, located at 133 Wilmac Road. They are looking to hire production associates in both full- & part-time positions at $9 per hour. Contec is a manufacturing facility operating on a 24/7 basis. The shifts available are 8 hours Monday-Friday on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts. Weekend positions are 12-hour shifts on Saturdays and Sundays. Industrial experience is a plus, but not required. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED. These are long-term positions working with MAU at Contec. There is no guarantee of permanent hire. MAU offers a limited medical benefit package, vacation pay, and holiday pay. Prior to the event, all applicants must have an active account on www.scworks.org and view the job order. A staff referral is required for this position. Please come properly dressed for the interview.


UNIQUELY UNION ORGANIZERS SAY FESTIVAL IS READY TO GO

Thursday, September 11

The Uniquely Union Festival is just a little more than 24 hours away, and organizers have been really busy putting the finishing touches on the event. Jamie Trammel says they are ready.

The only concern is the possibility of rain showers. The forecast from the National Weather Service is calling for a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. On a positive note, should a shower occur, all activity should go on as scheduled.

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NEW USDA REGULATIONS CAUSING SOME PROBLEMS FOR SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMS

Thursday, September 11

New regulations from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires the USDA to establish nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools. This brings up the question of what can be sold by students as a fund raiser. Actually, there is no restriction on Krispy Kremes or World's Finest Chocolates. The restrictions apply to when they can be sold on school grounds. According to Susan Thompson, director of Food Services for the Union County School District, items or foods that do not meet the dietary restriction of the USDA cannot be sold on school grounds between midnight through thirty minutes after school. How does this apply to organizations such as PTO that often conduct fundraisers by selling the so-called unhealthy products? There is not a prohibition, other than the previously mentioned selling on school grounds. Also, the guidelines do not apply to the foods a parent may pack in a school lunchbox. Likewise, products sold at a school-related sporting event in a concession area are exempt from the regulation. What is impacted are canteen or vending machine areas in schools. These foods, when sold during normal school hours, must comply. The problem the Union School District is having, as well as other districts in the area, is products are not yet available that conform to the USDA standards. The products sold for student consumption must be a whole grain-rich product or have as the first ingredient a fruit, vegetable, a dairy product or a protein food. Snack items can be no more than 200 calories, and entrée items no more than 350 calories. There are also sodium, fat and sugar limits. Thompson says it is difficult to find the products.

School cafeterias are seeing an impact from the new regulations in many areas, but not so much in Union. The only food that local students appear to be rejecting is pizza. They report they just do not like the taste of what is called the "new pizza". Pizza was the number one cafeteria item prior to the changes.

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DEFENDANT IN MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE EMBEZZLEMENT CASE HAS SENTENCE SUSPENDED

Thursday, September 11

Sherry Johnson was back in court Wednesday. Johnson entered a guilty plea this past July and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, suspended upon two years of service and five years on probation. She was also required to pay $40,000 in restitution in the case in which she was charged with misconduct in office. She and another defendant, Allyson Shaw Ayers, were charged with the offense of embezzling $115,000 from the Magistrate’s Office, where they both were employed. Ayers entered a guilty plea in November 2013 and received a sentence of six months' probation after paying restitution of $57,500.

Johnson’s attorney Doug Brannon filed a “motion to reconsider,” which was heard by Judge John C. Hayes, III, Wednesday. Brannon argued that Ayers was a “person of means” with the ability to pay restitution, and Johnson was not, which he indicated was the reason Johnson was sentenced to serve time. Up until Wednesday, she had served 63 days. Since her sentencing, Johnson’s husband had been able to acquire a $20,000 bank loan to apply to her $40,000 restitution amount. Johnson addressed the court, during which she admitted her guilt and apologized for her actions. Her husband also spoke, asking that the sentence be reconsidered and also telling of the hardship placed on his family. Union County Supervisor Tommy Sinclair also addressed the court, saying he was not there to make a statement but to answer any questions they may have. He did say his only interest was to get the money back for the county.

Judge Hayes, who handed down Johnson’s original sentence, took the testimony under advisement and upheld the 10-year sentence, but suspended it to the 63 days time served. The five years' probation remains in place, and she is being required to pay the additional $20,000 restitution over that period of time. Solicitor Kevin Brackett said he was satisfied with the judge's decision.


DEFENDANT IN MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE EMBEZZLEMENT CASE HAS SENTENCE SUSPENDED

Wednesday, September 10

Sherry Johnson was back in court Wednesday, where her prison sentence was suspended to time served. Johnson entered a guilty plea on charges of misconduct in office this past July and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, suspended upon two years of service and five years on probation. She was also required to pay $40,000 in restitution. She and another defendant, Allyson Shaw Ayers, were charged with the offense of embezzling $115,000 from the Magistrate’s office where they both were employed. Ayers entered a guilty plea in November 2013 and received a sentence of six months on probation after paying restitution of $57,500.

Johnson’s attorney, Doug Brannon, filed a “motion to reconsider,” which was heard by Judge John C. Hayes, III, on Wednesday. Brannon argued that Ayers was a “person of means” with the ability to pay restitution, and Johnson was not, which he indicated was the reason Johnson was sentenced to serve time. Up until Wednesday, she had served 63 days. Since her sentencing, Johnson’s husband had been able to acquire a $20,000 bank loan to apply to her $40,000 restitution amount. Johnson addressed the court, during which she admitted her guilt and apologized for her actions. Her husband also spoke, asking that the sentence be reconsidered and telling of the hardship placed on his family. Union County Supervisor Tommy Sinclair also addressed the court, saying he was not there to make a statement but to answer any questions they may have. He did say his only interest was to get the money back for the county.

Judge Hayes, who handed down Johnson’s original sentence, took the testimony under advisement and upheld the 10-year sentence, but suspended it to the 63 days served. The five years on probation remains in place, and she is being required to pay the additional $20,000 restitution over that period of time.

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COUNTY COUNCIL GIVES MONEY FOR COON HUNTING EVENT, WANTS TO HOLD WORKSHOP WITH CITY ON EVENTS CENTER

Wednesday, September 10

The Union County Council met in regular session Tuesday afternoon, but the majority of active conversation occurred before the formal meeting convened. The committee on Personnel, County Offices and Departments met first to consider hiring a 911 operator. The committee agreed to make the recommendation to advertise for the position to the full council, which they did, and the motion passed in the regular session. Next, the committee on Administration and Finance convened to hear from the Union County Coon Hunters Association and the Union Events Center Board.

Steve Stone from the coon hunters group presented their case in an effort to get an appropriation from the county to stage a major coon hunting event in the county in December. Stone stated they expected the event to have an economic impact on the county of $65,425. He also noted that another such event will be staged this coming October. He told the group that he expected the December hunt to become self-sufficient in subsequent years, and he would not have to return to request more funding. The council voted in their regular session to appropriate $17,500 to the Tourism Commission that will administer the funds to the Coon Hunters.

Events Center Board Chairman Bob Love came to answer a question presented by the council during last month's meeting. Love had requested $250,000 for the center, which is expected to cost $3,154,000. A major point of concern seemed to center around just how much the proposed facility would cost to operate. No definitive answer was given to the question, but Love indicated that such money would come from the city and county's Hospitality and Accommodations tax. Love said the cost of construction would have to be adjusted and would be done through what he referred to as a “design building approach.” Love defined that terminology.

Love said this approach differs from a traditional bid process and believes it would save some money.

County Council failed to act on the matter and still indicated they want to know what the city's involvement will be. They asked Love to arrange for a joint workshop between the two councils to discuss the matter. There was no indication as to when that workshop would take place.

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FIRE PREVENTION WEEK TO CULMINATE IN PARADE AND CELEBRATION OCTOBER 11TH

Wednesday, September 10

Fire prevention week is coming up, and the Union County Fireman’s Association is planning to celebrate in a big way on October 11th. Scott Austin, chief of the Bonham Fire Department, tells us what will be happening.

The association is planning on giving out free smoke detectors on that day and are asking for help with making the purchase. The Union County Baptist Association will partner with the firefighters in the effort to help make sure every home in Union County has at least one smoke detector. Should you wish to make a donation, you may call Chief Austin at 426-7247 or drop your contribution by WBCU.

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COMFORT KEEPERS RECRUITMENT EVENT CANCELLED

Wednesday, September 10

We have been informed that the Comfort Keepers recruitment event scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled. SC Works apologizes for any inconvenience the cancellation may cause, and they will inform us should the event be rescheduled.

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PROLOGISTIX HOLDING RECRUITMENT EVENT FOR MULTIPLE POSITIONS TOMORROW

Wednesday, September 10

Also at the Union SC Works office, ProLogistix will hold a recruitment event and will be hiring for all shifts on Thursday, September 11th, from 1pm until 4pm. There are numerous positions available, including: pickers at $9-$9.75 per hour, restockers at $10-$10.75 per hour, stackers and loaders at $9-$9.75, receivers at $10-$10.75), and packers at $9-$9.75. Prior to the event, all applicants must have an active account in www.scworks.org and view the job order. A staff referral is required for this position.

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RECREATION DEPARTMENT TO HOLD NFL PUNT, PASS, AND KICK COMPETITION SEPTEMBER 27TH

Wednesday, September 10

The Union County Recreation Department will host the annual NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition on Saturday, September 27th. This competition is for boys and girls ages 6-15 and will take place at Union County Stadium at 10am.  Pre-registration is preferred, but they will also take registration the day of the event beginning at 9am.  Remember, no cleats are allowed.  Participants must wear regular tennis shoes. The competition is free for all children ages 6-15 and consists of punting, passing, and kicking a football. The first place winner in each age category will advance to the sectionals competition and have a chance to compete at a Carolina Panthers game. E-mail Sam Phipps at sphipps@countyofunion.com or call 429-1670 for more information.


SCHOOL BOARD HONORS STUDENTS WITH PERFECT PASS SCORES AT MEETING

Tuesday, September 9

Monday's meeting of the Union County School Board of Trustees began as something of a celebration, as 12 students were recognized for having a perfect score on the PASS Test. Officially, it's known as the SC Palmetto Achievement State Standard. The students represented five schools in the district, including Buffalo Elementary, Foster Park Elementary, Jonesville Elementary/Middle School, Lockhart School, and Monarch Elementary. Dr. Kristi Woodall said the students were worthy of the recognition.

Currently in the making is something called the Early College High School Initiative, where a high school senior can graduate with two years of college under his or her belt. Tabitha Talley presented the concept to the board last night. Talley said the program has already enjoyed a great amount of success.

Initially, the program will have 25 students participating, beginning in 2015 with 9th graders. Talley admitted that a good bit of work is yet to be done before the program becomes a reality and the partnership with USC-Union formed.

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COUNTY COUNCIL AND COMMITTEES MEET TODAY

Tuesday, September 9

The Union County Council will be meeting for their regular monthly session this afternoon at 5:30 in the Grand Jury Room of the Union County Court House. The agenda looks fairly light, with only two items listed for action. One of those will be the consideration of appointees to the Drug and Alcohol Commission. The other item will be the transfer of a Fee-in-Lieu-of-Taxes lease agreement of the Special Source Revenue Credit Agreement for the Belk Project.

Prior to the regular meeting at 5:00 p.m., the Committee on Personnel, County Offices and Departments will meet in the Law Library to consider a vacancy for a 911 dispatcher and other matters. Following that, the committee of Administration and Finance will receive information from the Union Coon Hunters Association and from Bob Love who chairs the proposed Events Center Board of Directors. The council asked for additional information from both groups following their request for funding.

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UNIQUELY UNION FESTIVAL COMING TO DOWNTOWN UNION FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

Tuesday, September 9

Union’s downtown is expected to once again be packed with visitors when the 2014 edition of the Uniquely Union Festival returns September 12-13. Last year, the event drew nearly 7,000 people to the city center, and festival organizers hope to top that number this year. This year’s festival will build on last year’s success by offering more music, entertainment and rides for the kids. One of the biggest changes to this year’s festival is the addition of a greater number, and variety, of entertainment being offered.

“Last year we decided to try to steer the festival in the direction of being more of an art and music festival instead of just a barbeque event,” Jamie Trammell, Festival Coordinator, said. “We’ve continued that philosophy this year, and we think that this decision will be very well received by festival-goers. We’ve tried our best to put on a free festival that can be enjoyed by every member of every family in Union County and surrounding areas,” added Trammell. For a complete festival schedule, go to www.uniquelyunion.com.

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PEOPLELINK HOLDING RECRUITMENT EVENT IN GAFFNEY THURSDAY

Tuesday, September 9

PeopleLink will hold a recruitment event Thursday, September 11th, from 10:00am until 2:00pm at the Gaffney SC Works office, located at 133 Wilmac Road. Employees will pick orders, package orders, etc. The job requires lots of walking, stair climbing, bending, stooping, lifting up to 49 lbs., as well as pushing and pulling items. The positions are for a 6-month contract to permanent. Background and drug screening will be conducted. The rate of hourly pay is $10.50-$11 per hour, and a high school diploma or GED is required. 12 months of experience is preferred. If interested, please apply prior to the recruitment event at www.peoplelinkstaffing.com and click on the Dallas, NC, branch, or you can call 704-922-3868. Jobs are located in SC. Prior to the event, all applicants must have an active account in www.scworks.org and view the job order. A staff referral is required for this position. Please come properly dressed for an interview.

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REV. DR. DON WILTON TO PREACH AT UNION COUNTY CAMP MEETING

Tuesday, September 9

The Union County Camp Meeting has been held here for more than ten years, and it is scheduled again for this coming Sunday, September 14th, at the Union County Fairgrounds. Reverend David Blanton, Director of Missions for the Union County Baptist Association, tells what's on this year's program.

Preservice music will start at 6:30, and child care will be provided.

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ROTARY CLUB NEWS

Tuesday, September 9

Union County High School Principal Floyd Lyles told our club today that at UCHS, "Success is Our Only Option!" He is holding the UCHS "State of the UC" newsletter designed by Mrs. Jenelle Gilliam.

 

 

 

 

 


HOSPITAL DISTRICT POSTS LARGE LOSS IN JULY

Monday, September 8

Even with the problems facing the Union Hospital District, for the past few months their financial reports have shown modest but positive gains. In the month of June, the district posted $42,187 to the black side of the ledger. The latest report for July, however, showed a reversion to the numbers of some months ago. The district showed a $545,277 loss for the month, with $472,629 of that attributable to Wallace Thomson Hospital. Disappointing? Yes, but Chief Financial Officer Cindy Gault says it’s not totally unexpected.

As expected, district officials hope those numbers will turn around with the coming of fall.

One other note from the Hospital Board meeting last Thursday, EMS Director Ronnie Roberson reported that he expects delivery of two new ambulances in January. He said the delay is due to the fact the order was placed following the arrival of new fiscal years for many government organizations, when they also place orders for new equipment. It's just a matter of waiting their place in line.

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USC-UNION TO HOST ARTS COUNCIL'S JURIED ART SHOW

Monday, September 8

The hallways of USC-Union’s Main Building are expected to be overflowing with art beginning this month and running through October, thanks to the exhibition of work making up the Union County Arts Council’s 2014 Juried Art Show.  The show, which will kick off with an opening reception at the university on September 25th from 5:30-7:30 P.M., will end October 24.  The reception is open to the public, and refreshments will be served.  Reception attendees will have a say in the awarding of one of the prizes by casting their “People’s Choice Award” vote for their favorite piece.

UCAC president Bennie Giles says, “This year’s exhibit is larger than the last, and we would be hard-pressed to find enough space to hang all of the competition art at our gallery.”

The juror for this edition of the yearly competition is Todd Baxter from Tega Cay, SC.  Baxter culled through one hundred thirty-four works of art, representing forty-four artists, in order to choose the eighty pieces entered into the show.

Baxter will teach a drawing workshop at the UCAC September 26-27 from 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., with lunch provided each day.

For more information about UCAC, or to sign up for the workshop, call 864-429-2817 or email ucac@bellsouth.net.

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EXEL LOGISTICS HOSTING RECRUITMENT EVENT THURSDAY

Monday, September 8

Exel Logistics will hold a recruitment event Thursday, September 11th, from 1pm until 4pm at the SC Works Spartanburg Office, located at 220 East Kennedy  Street. They are looking to hire forklift operators and module operators in the warehouse. 2nd shift will be paid $11.25/hr. + $0.50 shift premium, and weekend employees will receive $11.25/hr. + $0.65 cents shift premium. Benefits include medical, dental, life, vision, vacation, holidays, tuition assistance, 401k, and an expense account. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Applicants must undergo a drug test and screening and a background check. Prior to the event, all applicants must have an active account on www.scworks.org and must have a referral. Please view the job order for job description information, and please bring your résumé to the interview. Please come appropriately dressed for the interview.

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SCHOOL BOARD TO MEET TONIGHT

The Union County School Board will be meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. in room 600 of the Career and Technology Center. The agenda calls for Superintendent Dr. Kristi Woodall to recognize student PASS test performance and report on something called College Days. Tabitha Talley will provide PASS test data to the board and also talk about the USC-Union partnership. Cindy Langley will give a report on the 10-day enrollment numbers, and the board will hear more requests for high school diplomas under Act 155.

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DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR MEETS POTENTIAL UNION COUNTY VOTERS

Monday, September 8

Union Democrats welcomed their candidate for governor, Vincent Sheheen, to Union Saturday. The event was staged as a luncheon at Midway Barbeque. Sheheen’s campaign has focused on attacking incumbent Governor Nikki Haley, with one of the latest concerning the governor's failure to report the hacking of the Department of Revenue. That’s something Haley said she did not do at the request of law enforcement. Union Democratic Party Chairman Ted Trantham said he believes Sheheen has a good chance of defeating the Republican governor.

 Approximately 100 people turned out for the gathering.

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EMERGENCY PERSONNEL KEPT BUSY SATURDAY RESPONDING TO NUMEROUS CALLS

Monday, September 8

Union County emergency personnel were kept busy Saturday afternoon and evening as the 911 center was inundated with numerous calls.  Fire departments were call to a structure fire in Lockhart. While complete details are not available, a Sheriff’s deputy reported the dwelling on Askew Circle was completely destroyed. It was during that time that officers and EMS personnel were called to an accident on Highway 9. Around 7:15, the 911 office received a call of a possible drowning. The location was on Parks Farm Road in Jonesville. The victim was identified as a three-year old female that went under water in the family’s back yard pool. She was quickly removed from the water and resuscitation efforts begun. The child was quickly revived and transported to Spartanburg Regional Hospital for treatment. Reports from the scene indicated the child would be OK.


SHERIFF PRAISES COOPERATION OF EVERYONE INVOLVED IN SEARCH FOR DROWNING VICTIM

Friday, September 5

At 3:52pm on Wednesday, September 3rd, a call came in to the Union County 911 Center about a swimmer in distress on Broad River in the area of John Meador Road and River Road. The Union County Sheriff’s Office responded with the Union County Rescue Squad Dive Team. When deputies arrived, they began to speak with witnesses who stated that the subject was swimming in about 4-5 ft. of water, went underwater, and never resurfaced. Sheriff David Taylor issued the following statement:

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) responded along with Newberry County Dive Team to assist with the search and recovery efforts. Due to severe thunderstorms in the area at the time of the call, this delayed the search efforts for approximately 45 minutes. Emergency personnel continued with the search and rescue efforts until around 9:00pm, when they had to call off the search due to more severe thunderstorms in the area of the search. Efforts were then postponed until 8:00am on Thursday morning.

At 8:00am on Thursday morning, Union County Sheriff’s Office personnel, Union County Dive Team, SCDNR, Newberry Dive Team and Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team responded back to the location to continue the search. The sheriff gave details of the search difficulties.

At this time, Sheriff Taylor states that foul play is not suspected, and this incident does not appear to be suspicious in nature. Taylor did say that this case would remain active, pending the autopsy and toxicology results.

Taylor said he was pleased with the joint effort of his department and the resources of the SCDNR, Union County Rescue Squad and Dive Team, Newberry County Dive Team and Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, and wants to thank all involved in the search and recovery efforts.

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HOSPITAL BOARD HEARS FROM SPARTANBURG REGIONAL HEALTH SYSTEMS AT MEETING

Friday, September 5

Two representatives of Spartanburg Regional Health Systems appeared at Thursday night's meeting of the Union Hospital District Board of Trustees. They were there to provide information; however, the trustees declared an executive session, so the press was not privy to that discussion. As announced last month, the board voted to enter into discussions with that healthcare organization regarding the possibilities of a partnership. The agreement was for the discussion or negotiations to be for a period of sixty to ninety days, as long as Wallace Thomson talks only with Spartanburg Regional. According to Chief Executive Officer Paul Newhouse, that sixty to ninety day clock just started ticking.

The board also heard the financial report for the district, and we will bring you a complete report on that segment of the meeting on Monday morning.

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TAILGATE PARTY AT MR. GATTI'S TO BENEFIT UNION COUNTY STUDENTS

Friday, September 5

There will be a tailgate party for Union County football fans at the popular Spartanburg family restaurant Mr. Gatti's tonight from 4-7 p.m. Those patronizing the restaurant can sign in as being from Union County, and the proceeds will go back to UCHS students. Those planning on attending the Union County/Spartanburg game are encouraged to go by, enjoy some pizza, and then go and cheer on the Yellow Jackets.


BROAD RIVER DROWNING VICTIM IDENTIFIED

Thursday, September 4

Union County Coroner William Holcombe has identified the Broad River drowning victim as 25-year old Todd Michael Moore of 2543 Meansville Road, Jonesville. An autopsy has been scheduled for this evening at Newberry Pathology.

Sheriff David Taylor has said this incident does not appear suspicious in nature, and no foul play is suspected. The case remains open pending the autopsy and toxicology results.

Sheriff Taylor said he was pleased with the joint effort of his department and the resources of the SCDNR, Union County Rescue Squad and Dive Team, Newberry County Dive Team and Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, and expressed his appreciation to everyone involved in the search and recovery efforts.

The search began Wednesday afternoon just after 4 o'clock after witnesses reported that the victim had gone in the water to swim and failed to re-surface after going under.

The search was suspended at around 9:30 Wednesday night as a weather front moved in on rescue personnel. The searchers were first hindered by a storm that moved through and then darkness engulfed the search area. A second storm hit at the Broad River Boat Landing just after the search was called off for the night. Multiple agencies were assisting in the search including the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Union County EMS, Whitmire, Newberry, and Prosperity Rescue and The Department of Natural Resources. The recovery effort resumed just after 8 this morning, and Moore's body was recovered this morning around 11 a.m. .

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SWIMMER MISSING IN BROAD RIVER

Thursday, September 4

The search for a man missing in the Broad River was suspended at around 9:30 Wednesday evening as a weather front moved in on rescue personnel. The man was reported missing around 4 p.m. at the Tate Wilkes Sandbar near John Meador Road and River Road. Witnesses said the man waded into the water to swim when he went under and failed to surface. The searchers were first hindered by a storm that moved through, and then darkness engulfed the search area. A second storm hit at the Broad River Boat Landing just after the search was called off for the night. Multiple agencies were assisting in the search, including the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Union County EMS, Whitmire, Newberry, and Prosperity Rescue and The Department of Natural Resources. The search is expected to resume in the morning.

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HOSPITAL BOARD SCHEDULES REGULAR MEETING TONIGHT

Thursday, September 4

The Union County Hospital District Board of Trustees will be meeting tonight for their regular monthly session. The meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the board room at Wallace Thomson Hospital.

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DIGITAL TRANSITION LEADS TO CLOSING OF UNION SQUARE CINEMAS

Thursday, September 4

Should you call the Union Square Cinema to find out what is playing, this is what you will hear.

Union Square Cinemas owner Tradd Bruce announced Tuesday that the theater has closed. In a prepared statement, Bruce said, “This past year has been a struggle due to 35 mm films being phased out and all new Hollywood releases going to digital format. This change was forced onto all theaters by Hollywood film studios. It has been several years in the making, and it has increasingly become harder for many small towns to retain their theaters, just like Union.”

Union Square Cinemas opened for business June 23, 1995, and operated for 19 years.

Bruce added in his statement, “This theater has been a labor of love for so many years for me and my family. I hope that one day Union will get to enjoy another theater."

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MAN WANTED IN THE BRONX ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF STOLEN GOODS HERE

Thursday, September 4

On Tuesday, investigator Scott Coffer was notified by Sgt. Powers of the Union Public Safety Department of a car break-in that had occurred, and a female told him she had seen a phone that was taken by Woodrow Ward while he was at the Murphy gas station. Sgt. Powers had the female bring the phone in, and it was confirmed as the one that was stolen. She also told officers that Ward had a tablet and some guns he was trying to get rid of at his residence located at 275 Oakland Road. Investigator Coffer knew of a burglary near the subject's residence two weeks ago. Sheriff's deputies went to the residence, and when they arrived, Ward slammed the door. A search warrant was obtained, and Ward was taken into custody and charged with possession of stolen goods. After being booked, it was discovered that Ward is wanted in Bronx, NY. He is being held at the Union County Jail awaiting extradition.

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AMERICAN LEGION POST 22 MEETS MONDAY

Thursday, September 4

Union American Legion Post 22 will be having its monthly meeting on Monday, September 8th. The meeting will be held in its regular location, the Legion Hut at 120 Scenic Drive in Foster Park in Union. A meal will be served at 6:00 P.M., followed by a speaker at 6:30, and the business meeting at 7:00. Post 22 meets on the second Monday evening of every month except July, and prospective members are always welcome to attend.


RELAY FOR LIFE TO WRAP UP 2014, KICK OFF 2015 CAMPAIGN SEPTEMBER 16TH

Wednesday, September 3

The Union County Relay For Life 2014 Awards Wrap-Up & the 2015 Relay Kickoff will be held Tuesday, September 16th, at Tabernacle Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at 6:30pm. Team captains can invite up to 10 team members to the dinner. An RSVP is needed by Tuesday, September 9th, on how many from each team will attend. Organizers say they are really looking forward to seeing everyone, celebrating the 2014 accomplishments, and kicking off the 2015 campaign.

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WHITMIRE MAN FACES DRUG CHARGES

Wednesday, September 3

On August 25th, Lt. John Sherfield, Sgt. Jimmy Johnson, Lt. Parker, and Inv. Stribble met with and searched an operative of the Union County Sheriff's Office. The operative was then wired with audio and video equipment and given recorded government funds to attempt to purchase a quantity of crystal methamphetamine from Mac Antonio Hill, 36, of 107 Hill Road, Whitmire.

The operative then drove to Hill's residence as Sgt. Johnson and Inv. Stribble followed and observed. Upon arrival, Hill got into the passenger's front seat of the vehicle and began speaking with the operative. The operative asked to purchase methamphetamine from Hill, who stated that he had it, but that he would not sell it to the operative then because there was some nosy people outside of his home watching. Hill then told the operative that he had some Adderall pills he would sell, and that they were the same thing. The operative agreed to buy the pills, so Hill exited the vehicle and went into the back yard to retrieve a pill bottle from under a grill. Hill then came back to the vehicle and got inside. He then gave the operative the bottle of pills, which contained 15 Adderall 30mg pills and 45 Methadone 10mg pills. Hill told the operative that he was selling the operative the 15 Adderall pills for $60, and that he was giving the operative 4 of the Methadone pills for buying the Adderall. He said the operative could sell the other 41 Methadone pills and pay him later, $2.50 each for the 41 Methadone pills he was fronting. Hill and the operative talked more about the methamphetamine, and Hill stated that if the operative would get a hotel room, he would bring the methamphetamine later on in the evening. Hill then asked the operative to follow him to the Dollar General in Whitmire so that he could get a movie from the Red Box. The operative then followed Hill to the Dollar General and Hill got a movie.

The pill bottle given to the operative by Hill was labeled as an Adderall prescription for Charles M. Thomas and was filled at Macdill AFB in Florida. Thomas has not been identified by the officers at this time.

The operative also later made a phone call to Hill on this date at approximately 4:40 p.m. and talked about the methamphetamine. The call was recorded by Lt. Sherfield. Sherfield planned on signing an arrest warrant for Mack Hill for the distribution of the Adderall {SCH II} and distribution of Methadone {SCH II}.

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MUSGROVE MILL TO PRESENT BACK COUNTRY SURVIVAL PROGRAM THIS MONTH

Wednesday, September 3

Coming up Saturday, September 13th, at Musgrove Mill State Historic Site, the park staff will present a Back Country Survival Program from 10:00 to 12:00. Visitors will learn the basic survival skills of the back country colonist.  The program will introduce the visitor to different colonial skills, including how to build a shelter, fire-starting, and more. The cost of the program is $5 per person, and space is limited. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Musgrove Mill State Historic Site at (864) 938-0100, e-mail mgmillsp@scprt.com or go to www.SouthCarolinaParks.com.

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SHEHEEN MEET-AND-GREET SCHEDULED AT MIDWAY SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Wednesday, September 3

Area residents are invited to a meet-and-greet event for State Senator Vincent Sheheen. Sheheen is the Democratic nominee for the Governor of South Carolina. The event will be held at Midway Barbeque Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Sheheen will face off against incumbent Republican Governor Nikki Haley and Independent candidate Tom Erwin in November. For more information about Sheheen, call 276-395-4632.

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UNION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL BAND TO PLAY AT WOFFORD GAME SEPTEMBER 13TH

Wednesday, September 3

Wofford College and Wofford Sports Marketing is welcoming the Union County High School Band for an exciting night of Terrier football on Saturday, September 13th. They are inviting friends, family and supporters of the band program to take advantage of discounted tickets for that date. The tickets are "best available" seats. All tickets will be left at "Will Call" at the video board ticket booth at Gibbs Stadium.

25% of all tickets sold through a ticket representative will be given back to the band booster club. To receive the discounted ticket rate, all tickets must be purchased over the phone by 5:00 pm Friday, September 12th, no exceptions.  Discounted ticket rates are not available at the Gibbs Stadium Box Office.  Tickets must be purchased in advance using a credit card, as no cash is taken at the “Will Call” window at Gibbs Stadium.

For more information, call 864-597-4110 or 864-597-4023.


UNION COUNTY MAN KILLED WHILE WALKING ON I-20

Tuesday, September 2

A 23-year-old Union County man was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer as he walked in the roadway at the 122 mile marker of southbound Interstate 20 in Lee County at 11 p.m. Friday night, the South Carolina Highway Patrol has reported.

Lee County Coroner Larry Logan said investigators have no idea why Thomas Jay Elston, of 231 Hancock St., Union, was walking in the roadway.

"We searched up and down the area to see if he had anybody waiting for him in a vehicle or somewhere, but we didn't find anybody," Logan said. Identification was made through an ID found on the body, and family in Union was notified, Logan said.

Frank Pitts, 66, driver of the truck, was not injured.

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EVENTS CENTER CHAIRMAN OPTIMISTIC ABOUT MOVING FORWARD

Tuesday, September 2

Had things gone as hoped, The Union Events Center would be breaking ground by now. That’s what the Center’s board chairman had been pushing for when he appealed to Union City Council for a bridge loan to, in effect, finance the project while pledges come in. A majority of the council did not appear too excited to commit to that loan with funds they would have to borrow. The matter did not exactly receive back burner status, but apparently the heat has been turned down. There had been talk of a City Council work session being held to discuss the matter, but so far that hasn’t happened. Mayor Harold Thompson says he would like to see what Union County Council will do before moving ahead. In a statement that was requested by WBCU from Board Chair Bob Love, enthusiasm for the project has not dwindled. Love said, “The EC Board asked for $250,000 from the county pledged over 3 years. That is a small part of the Hospitality and Accommodations taxes in hand and to be raised each year. It will not affect revenues from the county’s general fund in any way. This would help us complete a couple of things that were not in the original budget, such as finishing the second floor, equipping the service kitchen, etc. It would be a huge help, and we are excited for their consideration. The city meeting concerning pledges is on hold until the county makes a decision. The city wants more information on how the pledges will be covered during the construction phase. We have raised the necessary cash and pledges to build the Center. I feel certain that we will have one, but we still have these two issues in the works.”

Mayor Thompson said he also believes the Events Center will become a reality.

The matter is expected to come up for discussion in future city and county council meetings. WBCU is continuing to follow this story and will bring updates as they become available.

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SEVERAL MAJOR EVENTS SCHEDULED IN SEPTEMBER

Tuesday, September 2

September is shaping up to be a fairly busy month with a number of major activities taking place. This coming Saturday, Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site will stage its “Labors” program, a special free event. Through interactive exhibits, visitors will focus on the daily work of the enslaved African-Americans. For additional information, you may call the park at 864-427-5966 or e-mail rosehill@scprt.com. Then next weekend, September 12th & 13th, the highly-anticipated Uniquely Union Festival will take place. The downtown area will be covered with with an enormous assortment of displays and activities. Then on September 20th, the 12th-annual Antique Farm Equipment Show will be held. That event will feature urban homesteading, antique tractors, woodcarving, blacksmithing, chain saw art, farm animal displays, kids pedal tractor, canning and preserving, the parade of power, and more. Additional information can be obtained by calling 426-0068 or 426-0922.


CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER OFFERS NEW COURSES IN COSMETOLOGY, EMERGENCY AND MEDICAL SERVICES

Monday, September 1

There are two new courses being offered this year at the Union County Career and Technology Center that could help student land a job upon graduation. One is cosmetology, and the two classes are almost full with nearly 40 participants. The students are learning in a fully-equipped environment the basic and fundamentals of cosmetology, while preparing for a career in that field. The other course is called Emergency and Medical Services. Instructor Brian Mullinax had a fire truck on site at the school on Friday morning to give the students the opportunity to see how things work. He explains the curriculum as it will be taught.

Again, students will be taught fundamentals that could lead to a career.

Both classes are two-year programs and were requested by students.

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CIRCLE OF ANGELS HOLDING RECRUITMENT EVENT FOR In-Home PRIMARY CARE ASSOCIATES

Monday, September 1

Circle of Angels will hold a recruitment event for both part-time day and evening primary care associates. The event is coming up Thursday, September 4th, from 9am until 12pm.

Successful candidates will be expected to manage housekeeping, laundry, shopping and errands. Also, they will prepare and serve diets according to instruction, assist with feeding as necessary, help with bathing, dressing and grooming, aid clients with use of bedpan, commode or toilet, assist with use of cane/walker/wheelchair, provide aid with medication/prescription refills, help clients with routine skin care, collect regular specimens, maintain and submit client records per prescribed format, relay messages to appropriate personnel, and respond to emergencies in accordance with established procedures.

A high school diploma or GED and current TB test is required. Positions are available in Spartanburg, Union, and Cherokee counties. Pay will depend on experience. Prior to the event, all applicants must have an active account on www.scworks.org and view the job order. A staff referral is required for this position. Please come properly dressed for the interview.

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THUNDER ROAD MOTORCYCLE EVENT DRAWS BIKES DOWNTOWN

Monday, September 1

Main Street became Thunder Road Sunday afternoon. The “Thunder Road Motorcycle Show and Ride” took place in downtown Union Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. In addition to the motorcycle show on Main Street, the event included a ride through Union County by the participating motorcyclists. The ride encompassed historic sites throughout the county, and was followed by an awards ceremony on Gadberry Street. The proceeds of the show and the ride were designated to go to the local Wounded Warrior Project and the Miracle League of Union County. Food vendors and live entertainment were also a part of the Thunder Road event. Awards were given out in a number of categories including: Custom, American Made, Metric, English/European, Chopper, Rat, Trike or Three Wheel, and Custom Support. There was also an award for Best of Show.


THUNDER ROAD MOTORCYCLE EVENT TO BRING CYCLES, PEOPLE DOWNTOWN SUNDAY

Friday, August 29

Thunder Road is headed to the streets of Union this weekend. Torance Inman with the Union Chamber of Commerce tells us about it.

The event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Commission, Recreation Department, Southeastern Motorcycle Racing Group, and Christian Motorcycle Association. Proceeds raised by the event will go to the local Wounded Warriors Project and the Miracle League of Union County.

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MAN ARRESTED ON ATTEMPTED MURDER WARRANT FROM ROCK HILL

Friday, August 29

It was around 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning when Public Safety Officer Mark Anthony Smith noticed a male and female standing in the parking lot of the Merchants Walk Shopping Center. The two got in a vehicle and drove toward the drive-in window of Bojangles. Smith called the tag number in and was notified that the owner of the vehicle, Wolfgang William Liewald, was wanted for attempted murder in Rock Hill. Smith initiated his blue lights and stopped the car. He was advised to approach the vehicle with caution. The individual driving met the description of the individual in the NCIC report. Liewald told the officer he did not have any identification in his possession. Officer Smith conducted a Terry frisk to check the subject for weapons and placed him in handcuffs. Sgt. Hart arrived on the scene, and Liewald was advised he was being placed under arrest on the warrant from Rock Hill. It was also determined that the female, Tonya Davis, was wanted for a parole violation out of Columbia. Both subjects were taken to the Union County Jail and later turned over to York County officials.

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TWO ARRESTED IN SEPARATE CASES FOR UNLAWFUL NEGLECT TO A CHILD

Friday, August 29

Last week, Sgt. Jimmy Johnson received a referral from Union County DSS in reference to the 2-year old child of Peggy Collins, 26, of 111 New Hope Church Road, Jonesville. Following the initial investigation by the DSS, they had a hair drug screening completed on the child on August 15, 2014, and the child tested positive for methamphetamine. Prior to the drug screening, Collins had admitted to the social worker that she had a history of methamphetamine use. A warrant for unlawful neglect to a child was signed on the subject.

Sgt. Johnson received another referral from DSS in reference to a one-year old child testing positive for THC metabolites. The child received a drug hair screening on 08/14/2014 which showed THC positive results. A warrant for unlawful neglect to a child was signed on the child's mother, Tekilia Porter, 28, of 420 Peach Orchard Road.

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MAYOR GIVES UPDATE ON NEW FARMER'S MARKET

Friday, August 29

Work is continuing at the new location of the Union County Farmer's Market, but it's running behind schedule. Mayor Harold Thompson says he still has hopes of the market's opening in its new locale to accommodate farmers for their late summer crops.


BROAD RIVER DONATES 950 BACKPACKS FILLED WITH SUPPLIES TO UNION COUNTY SCHOOLS

Thursday, August 28

Of the 3000 book bags distributed to schools in the Broad River Electric Cooperative service area, 950 came to Union County. Just as last year, the cooperative used their Operation Round Up funds to purchase the bags and then asked for donations to fill them. As a result, 4200 notebooks, 1500 packs of paper, 10,000 pencils, and an assortment of other supplies were collected. In Union County, Broad River Electric employees delivered a total of 950 book bags to Buffalo Elementary School, Foster Park Elementary School, Jonesville Elementary/ Middle School, Lockhart Schools, Monarch Elementary School, and the Town of Carlisle. The Dollar General Distribution Center in Jonesville was a big contributor, donating 3,000 spiral-bound notebooks. Other participants assisting in Union included the Oakbrook Community Church, Mon Aetna Baptist Church and Tabernacle Baptist Church.

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HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION PROCLAIMS ART AND SOUL EVENT A SUCCESS

Thursday, August 28

The Union County Health Care Foundation presented its Art and Soul fundraiser Saturday night with about 125 people in attendance. Foundation Director Catherine Childers said it was a success.

The program was held as part of efforts to raise $20,000 to help pay for the construction of a helipad next the hospital to provide a safer, more efficient method of transporting patients from Union to an area trauma center.

The three-hour event took place on all three floors of the USC-Union Main Building, with dance on the first floor, art on the second, and music on the third.

Childers said that a final total of how much was raised is not yet known as donations are still coming in.

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PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS ARREST TWO BURGLARS AFTER MAN GETS STUCK IN WINDOW

Thursday, August 28

Tuesday around 11:30 p.m., Union Public Safety officers were dispatched to a burglary in progress at the Senior Citizens Center on North Gadberry Street. Upon arrival, they found two suspects on the scene, with one stuck in a window. One of the suspects was identified as Kenneth Lipsey, 47, of 202 North Gadberry Street, Apartment 202, who was standing outside a rear window of the building. A second suspect, Jimmy Rhinehart, 32, of 312 Wilbur Street, was found hanging from the window, with his upper body inside the building. Union EMS and the Union Fire Department were summoned to assist in removing Rhinehart from the window. Both were placed under arrest, with Lipsey being transported to the Union County Jail, and Rhinehart taken to Wallace Thomson Hospital for treatment of minor scrapes and cuts he received while being stuck in the window. The investigation determined that Rhinehart had thrown a brick through the window to gain access. Rhinehart also told police that he had not eaten in three days, and that was the reason he was trying to break into the building. Both suspects were charged with burglary.

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SCDOT REMINDS TRAVELERS OF 511 TRAVELERS INFORMATION SYSTEM, APP

Thursday, August 28

The South Carolina Department of Transportation reminds Labor Day travelers of the free 511 Travelers Information System, which provides traffic camera images, travel time estimates and other technological tools to help motorists to navigate South Carolina roadways. The web address is www.511sc.org.

There is also a free 511 app available. Links to download the applications are on the 511 website under “Extras” and “511 tools". The SCDOT reminds motorists not to use these applications while you are driving. They suggest you be safe and either pull over or have a passenger access it while in a motor vehicle. The 511 system operates 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Be safe if you're driving this Labor Day Weekend.


FARMERS AFFECTED BY 2012 FREEZE MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE

Wednesday, August 27

Union County farmers who experienced losses to bush or tree fruit crops due to frost or freeze during the 2012 crop year may be eligible for assistance through the Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). The program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides supplemental NAP payments to eligible producers.

Farmers who did not have access to crop insurance and are in primary and adjacent counties of Spartanburg and Cherokee that received a Secretarial disaster designation because of frost or freeze in 2012 are eligible for NAP assistance. Losses due to weather damage or other adverse natural occurrences may also qualify for program assistance.

Applications are being taken and must be submitted to their local FSA county office by Sept. 22.

To expedite applications, producers who experienced losses are encouraged to collect records documenting these losses in preparation for sign-up. Producers also are encouraged to contact their FSA county office to schedule an appointment. Limited resource, socially disadvantaged, and beginning producers are eligible for premium reductions and also may be eligible for fee reductions.

For more information, contact the Spartanburg/Union/Cherokee County FSA office at (864) 814-2471, extension 2, or visit the USDA Web site at http://www.usda.gov.

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LOCKHART COUNCIL TALKS ABOUT POSTING HOUSE NUMBERS, ADDING SPEED BUMPS

Wednesday, August 27

The Lockhart Town Council met for their regular monthly session Tuesday evening and took up several matters for discussion. Mayor Ailene Ashe reported on meetings held with some county officials, including the sheriff's office and 911 personnel. Mayor Ashe noted the need in the community for posting house numbers for emergency responders.

Another issue is that of speeding vehicles on the narrow streets. There are no speed limit signs in the town of Lockhart, and the mayor says this needs to be addressed.

It was also mentioned that the council would like to stimulate interest in a community crime watch program.

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SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATES THEFT OF FARM EQUIPMENT

Wednesday, August 27

Deputy Brad Woods met Monday with a Kenneth Lominack concerning farm equipment that had apparently been stolen from his property. He said someone entered his property via an access point off of Hidden Forest Road in the last few weeks and took several farm implements. The deputy observed that tall grass in the area was disturbed, and it appeared a vehicle had driven through the field a few days prior. A footprint was also observed. Lominack was able to provide some information concerning the items taken and valued them at just under $2000. The case has been turned over to investigators.


CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER TO ADD PHARMACOLOGY CLASS

Tuesday, August 26

The Union County Career and Technology Center will be adding a new class this year--one that relates to pharmacology. That was revealed during Tuesday's meeting of the Union County School Board at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School. Cindy Langley, the Director of Adult Education and District Accountability, informed the board that four Union County High School seniors who plan to major in college in Pharmacy have been awarded scholarships by a company known as Path Assured. The course is being added to accommodate the students. Langley also gave a report on the HSAP scores. Langley said:

Langley noted that as of this year, HSAP has become a thing of the past.

The board approved a request for three people to receive their high school diplomas under Act 155.

In other action prior to going into an executive session, the trustees approved an overnight field trip to Pigeon Forge in November.

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POTTER'S STOREHOUSE TRYING TO RAISE MONEY FOR BOX TRUCK

Tuesday, August 26

The food ministry The Potter's Store House in Jonesville is in need of a truck. Pastor Don Moore explains.

The ministry depends for the most part on food donations from Second Harvest and other organizations that may have surplus items. They serve 700 to 800 families during their bi-monthly distributions, the next of which is scheduled tomorrow. Moore said the need is critical, in that using loaned pickup trucks from individuals is just not adequate to transport the amount of food needed. He is hoping to raise around $10,000 to purchase a 24- to 26-foot box truck. He has already received what he called a $1000 seed donation from a Union businessman and hopes to build on that. Anyone wishing to make a donation may call Pastor Moore at 864-680-3465, or drop a donation by the WBCU studios.

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MUSEUM REPORTS AN ACTIVE MONTH OF JULY

Tuesday, August 26

100 guests signed the guest register at the Union County Museum during July. Some of those were from as far away as Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Texas and Utah. The museum reported that as of July 30th, they had 424 paid memberships in the Historical Society, and they continue to receive requests on Facebook for the membership materials.

Visitors are averaging approximately 100 per month at the Cross Keys Plantation, and work is progressing on the three new buildings, with a completion date nearing. Legislators were invited to a recent picnic provided by one of the directors of the society. The reason for the event was to introduce them to the Blackstock Battlefield Site. Many historians believe that what took place there on Nov. 20, 1780, was the turning point of the American Revolution.

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ARTS COUNCIL RELEASES ITS SEPTEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Tuesday, August 26

The Union County Arts Council has released their calendar of activities for the month of September. It includes the usual list of activities, such as “Jam With Lunch” on September 4th from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The Arts Council Writers group will meet on September 9th from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Main Street Gallery.

September 12th and 13th, in conjunction with the Uniquely Union Festival, the Arts Council will be converted to the “UCAC Acoustic Café”, featuring live music, cold soft drinks and free peanuts. The café will be open from noon until 7:00 pm each day.

September 15th– The Union County Arts Council will NOT hold “Monday Night Music” this month. It will return in October.

September 25th– The opening reception and awards ceremony for the Union County Arts Council’s 2014 Juried Art Show will be held September 25 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the USC-Union Main Building. Everyone in attendance will be have the opportunity to vote for the “Peoples’ Choice Award”. Refreshments will be served.

September 26th & 27th–Todd Baxter will lead a Drawing Workshop at the Union County Arts Council’s gallery on Main Street in Union on September 26th and 27th. The two-day workshop will begin at 9 am and finish at 4 pm each day. Lunch will be provided both days.

Continuing through Sept. 30th– “Hanging Up My Mouse” will feature oil paintings and drawings by Todd Baxter of Tega Cay, SC. After forty years as a graphic designer, Baxter is hanging up his mouse to focus on painting full-time. His 35 pieces range from landscapes to children playing on the beach.

From September 25th through Oct. 24th, The UCAC’s 2014 Juried Art Show will be on display at the USC-Union Main Building. The 80 works come from across the Southeast and as far away as Michigan. The show will be available for viewing during regular USC-Union hours. For more information call UCAC at 864-429-2817 or email ucac@bellsouth.net.

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LOCKHART TOWN COUNCIL SET TO MEET TONIGHT

Tuesday, August 26

The Lockhart Town Council will be meeting tonight. The session will take place in the Town Hall at 7:00 p.m.


NEW SCAM CLAIMS THAT A FAMILY MEMBER HAS BEEN KIDNAPPED AND YOU MUST PAY RANSOM

Monday, August 25

A possible scam was reported to the Union County Sheriff's Office Thursday, this one with a little different approach. Jeannie Belue told officers that her father received a call from a New Jersey number, and the caller stated that they were holding his wife hostage. They said if he wanted to see her alive that he needed to pay them money now. Belue said her father handed her the phone, and she told the caller off and said not to call again. She said her mother had been deceased for 10 years. A report was taken for documentation purposes.

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ROSE HILL TO PRESENT FREE PROGRAM TITLED "LABORS" SEPTEMBER 6TH

Monday, August 25

The second annual "Labors" program has been set for September 6th at Rose Hill. Through interactive exhibits, visitors to the park will focus on the daily work of the enslaved African-Americans at Rose Hill, which was a large Upstate plantation in the 1800s. The world of Vardy Gist and Allen Gist and their families, people who lived at on the plantation both as enslaved laborers and later as tenant farmers, will be explored.

With special performances by guest interpreters, visitors will be able to experience what life might have been like for Vardy and Allen. They will examine plantation daily life through duties that enslaved people would have carried out, including food preparation in the plantation kitchen, brick making, gardening, and weaving. 

"Labors" is ongoing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with activities at various locations on the park. Kitty Wilson-Evans, a well-known interpreter of slave life, will give a presentation at 11 a.m. In addition, Tyrie Rowell will present “Cato,” an enslaved brick maker, and Dontavius Williams will tell the story of “Adam.”

No registration is required. The park also offers gardens and a nature trail. A picnic shelter with several tables is available for those who would like to bring their lunch.

Special fee-required tours of the Gist mansion begin on the hour at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. These tours will emphasize the duties of enslaved African-Americans who worked in the mansion at Rose Hill. For further information, contact Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site at 2677 Sardis Road, Union, SC, call 864-427-5966, or e-mail rosehill@scprt.com.

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URBAN LEAGUE HOLDING RECRUITMENT EVENT WEDNESDAY

Monday, August 25

The Urban League of the Upstate will hold a recruitment event at the Union SC Works office, located at 103 West Main Street, Wednesday, August 27th, from 9am-12pm. They are looking for employees for several positions in the Buffalo and Lockhart areas. Those positions include after-school teachers, site coordinators, tutor/bus drivers, and tutors. All applicants must be active in www.scworks.org and view the job order prior to the event. Details of the jobs can be viewed at that site. Please come properly dressed for the interview.

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SCHOOL BOARD MEETS TONIGHT IN JONESVILLE

Monday, August 25

The Union County School District Board of Trustees will be meeting tonight. That gathering will take place at Jonesville Elementary/Middle School at 7:00 p.m. The agenda list several items, including the personnel report by Jeff Stribble. Cindy Langley will provide information about the Career and Technology pharmacology scholarship winner, and also information on the 2014 HSAP scores. The board will also hear request for diplomas and act on a field trip request. An executive session is listed for two contractual issues.

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COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETS TONIGHT

Monday, August 25

The Union County Democratic Party monthly meeting will be held this evening at 6:00 p.m. at their usual location, 201 Porter Street, Union.


SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTIGATES ALLEGED ASSAULT INVOLVING JONESVILLE MAYOR

Friday, August 22

The Union County Sheriff's Office is investigating an alleged assault by the Mayor of Jonesville against a citizen there. The police report states that deputy Jody Willis responded to the call around 10:20 Wednesday morning and talked with the victim, Joe Stepp. According to Stepp, he witnessed Mayor Ernest Moore at the Jonesville Post Office driving a police car. Stepp said he was attempting to take a picture, because he believed the mayor was not authorized to drive the vehicle. Stepp claims that Moore approached him and began cursing and using racial remarks. He said Moore told him, “I'm going to kill you and your fat (expletive) wife." He said Moore also told him, “I'm going to cut your throat and get rid of you.” Stepp said Moore produced a knife from his pocket but did not open it. He told the officer that Moore struck him on the right side of his face with his fist, and also struck him in the chest. He said Moore attempted to strike him again, but he blocked it and was scratched on the left wrist in the process. The deputy did observe a scratch on Stepp's left wrist and photographed it. An investigation continues.

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USC-UNION STUDENTS CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF RESOURCES AND FACILITIES AT ALL USC CAMPUSES

Friday, August 22

Officials at The University of South Carolina-Union say it's the perfect place to start your college experience. USC-Union is a Palmetto College campus and is supported by the entire University of South Carolina system, and students can take advantage of the resources and facilities on other USC campuses. The partnerships with USC in Columbia, USC-Upstate, USC-Beaufort and USC-Aiken provide access to programs of study and unique academic opportunities. A student can graduate from USC-Union with an Associate's Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree whether they are in Union or in Laurens.

USC-Union offers an Associate of Arts and an Associate of Science degree. The B.A. in Liberal Studies and a B.A. in Organizational Leadership are offered by USC on the local campuses. A Bachelor’s degree can be obtained through the online programs by Palmetto College. This brings together the resources of the entire University of South Carolina system with the flexibility of online learning. Palmetto College offers seven online degree programs. You can reach USC-Union’s Admissions office at 864-429-8728, ext. 7739. Isaiah Butler, USC Union’s Palmetto Coordinator, can assist you about the online programs. He can be reached at 864-429-8728, ext. 7732.

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HEALTH CARE FOUNDATION RAISING MONEY AT "ART & SOUL" EVENT TOMORROW

Friday, August 22

Art and Soul is set for tomorrow. Health Care Foundation Executive Director Catherine Childers tells us more.

Funds raised from the event will go toward the construction of a helicopter landing pad at the hospital.


MEALS ON WHEELS NEEDS MORE DONATIONS AS HOSPITAL INCREASES ITS COSTS

Thursday, August 21

The Union County Meals of Wheels program has taken something of a financial blow this week. Wallace Thomson Hospital, which provides the meals, has informed the program that they will increase the cost by seventy cents per day. Up until the increase, the Meals of Wheels program was spending some $6500 each month to provide the service to homebound individuals. With the increase, the monthly cost will soar to $7900 per month. The program will need an additional $16,800 annually to maintain their current level of service. Lynn Mornane, who chairs the program’s board, says she understands the reason for the increase.

Mornane say this situation points out why it’s important for the community to support the hospital.

A part of the reason for the increase in the amount the hospital charges Meals on Wheels is the financial crisis they have been battling.  They cannot afford to subsidize any portion of the program. Hospital CEO Paul Newhouse agreed with Mornane with the importance of supporting the healthcare facility.

Persons that wish to donate to the Meals on Wheels program can do so by calling Lynn Mornane at 427-7974, or vice-chair and treasurer Kathy or Jim Stepp at 427-1598. WBCU will air a special news program Monday at 9:00 a.m. to provide a more detailed explanation of the financial crisis the Meals on Wheel program is facing.

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LOCKHART HOLDING COMMUNITY YARD SALE SATURDAY

Thursday, August 21

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a suggestion--drive down to Lockhart and check out the big community yard sale. The sale is promoted by the Lockhart Town Council as a way to spotlight the community.

The space is free for sellers, and people area-wide are encouraged to visit the community. It all starts early Saturday morning.

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COUPLE ARRESTED AFTER FIGHTING IN SHERIFF'S OFFICE PARKING LOT 

Thursday, August 21

Should you anticipate having an altercation with someone, it would probably be a good idea not to have it in the parking lot of the Union County Sheriff’s Office. Such was the case around 11:00 a.m. Tuesday when Sgt. Jimmy Johnson noticed a dispute taking place in the parking lot located at 210 West Main Street. The police report stated that Johnson noticed the two subjects striking each other. Sgt. Jeff Wright responded, and the officers intervened. The two subjects were identified as James Eric Chaney, 44, of Osborne Street, and Kristina Ann Millwood, 35, also of Osborne Street. Both had visible injuries, and both blamed the other for the incident. The officers were unable to determine the primary aggressor, and as a result, both Chaney and Millwood were placed under arrest for criminal domestic violence.

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UNITED WAY OF THE PIEDMONT TAPS KENTUCKY MAN TO LEAD ITS ORGANIZATION

Thursday, August 21

United Way of the Piedmont (UWP) announced Tuesday it has selected a new President and CEO for the organization. Douglas E. Eberhart, President and CEO of United Way of Kentucky, has been chosen by the search committee after a three-month search process.

"The search committee reviewed over 90 résumés, narrowing it to five final candidates from different regions of the country and diverse backgrounds,” said Clarence Batts, Chairman of the Search Committee and past board member for UWP. “Doug brings with him 15 years of service in the United Way system, including 12 years of senior management experience."

Eberhart formally begins his new role at UWP on Monday, September 8th. 

United Way of the Piedmont is a community-based nonprofit organization that seeks to engage local citizens in giving, advocacy and volunteerism. It is governed by a local board of directors and serves Spartanburg, Cherokee & Union counties. For more information, please visit www.uwpiedmont.org


CITY COUNCIL APPROVES FIRST READING TO REZONE PROPERTY FOR HABITAT HOUSE

Wednesday, August 20

Union City Council met Tuesday evening in regular session at Union City Hall.  The first discussion on the agenda was an ordinance to rezone property at 510 South Pinckney Street. This matter was discussed at a public hearing earlier that evening. The City of Union requested that the property there be rezoned to allow the construction of a single-family house by the Habitat for Humanity of Union County. The recommendation was to pass the 1st reading of the attached rezoning ordinance. City Council voted in favor of this recommendation.

The second discussion on the agenda was the recommendation to authorize Mayor Thompson to suspend the collection of a convenience fee on online payments of services to the city. City Council voted in favor of this recommendation.

The third discussion on the agenda was the recommendation to fund the Partnership Commitment Level of $1000 for March of Dimes.  The money would come from the Community Services Special Events Account. The council voted in favor of this recommendation.

The last discussion on the agenda was the recommendation to reappoint Melissa Brown to the City of Union Municipal Election Commission Board. City Council voted in favor of this recommendation.

There was not a discussion concerning the bridge loan for the Union Events Center, and no indication was given as to when the subject may come before council.

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DANTZLER ADDRESSES FAITH AT CLEMSON CLUB MEETING

Wednesday, August 20

Some 150 people turned out Tuesday evening for a membership drive meeting of the Union County Clemson Club. Clemson Tiger and NFL football standout Woody Dantzler spoke to the enthusiastic fans. Dantzler spoke about his faith as an athlete.

The next meeting of the group will be November 24th for their annual chicken roast.

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UNION AMONG THREE COUNTIES ELIGIBLE FOR USDA EMERGENCY LOANS

Wednesday, August 20

Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee counties are eligible for USDA assistance as a result of a U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster designation declared for three primary counties in the State of South Carolina, according to Glenn Thomas, County Executive Director of the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA).

The disaster designation is a result of damages and losses caused by freeze that occurred from March 4th through April 17th. The decision makes all qualified farm operators in the designated areas eligible for low-interest emergency (EM) loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA).

The disaster areas were designated on August 6, 2014. All qualified farm operators in the designated counties are eligible for EM loans, provided eligibility requirements are met. Farmers in eligible counties have eight months from the date of the declaration to apply for loans to help cover part of their actual losses. FSA will consider each loan application on its own merits, taking into account the extent of losses, security available and repayment ability. FSA has a variety of programs, in addition to the emergency loan program, to help eligible farmers recover from adversity.

Interested farmers may contact their local USDA Service Centers for further information on eligibility requirements and application procedures for these and other programs.

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ADECCO HOLDING RECRUITMENT EVENT IN SPARTANBURG TODAY

Wednesday, August 20

ADECCO will hold a Recruitment Event today at the Spartanburg SC Works Office at 220 East Kennedy Street from 9am-11am. They are looking to hire assembly & inspection personnel, CNC machine operators, machine operators and quality auditors. The pay range is $10-$12 per hour. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Applicants must undergo drug testing and screening, as well as background/reference checks. These are full-time hourly positions with various shifts of 8 to 12 hours. Prior to the event, all applicants must have an active account on www.scworks.org and must have a referral. Please view the job orders for the job description information, and please come appropriately dressed for an interview. Applications may be made online at www.adeccousa.com.

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SCHOOL DISTRICT HONORED AT ORIGINAL SIX FOUNDATION BOARD MEETING

Wednesday, August 20

Union County Schools were recognized in Orangeburg, SC, on Monday, August 18th, at an evening gathering of The Original Six Foundation Board of Directors and its Chairman Nikki Haley. Dr. Woodall was presented with Governor Haley’s Community Spotlight Award for the school district’s Healthy Explorers program developed and implemented last school year. This program is designed to teach kindergarten students about healthy snack choices through produce purchased at the local farmers’ market. This year, the program will include grocery shopping parent trips coordinated by First Steps. Spartanburg Regional Foundation has recently awarded a grant to assist with costs of the food purchased from local farmers. The farmers deliver produce used in nutrition lessons to the five elementary schools in the fall.

 

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ROTARY CLUB SPOTLIGHT

Wednesday, August 20

At Tuesday's Rotary Club meeting, William Jeter had a presentation about the Healthcare Foundation’s Art & Soul event this weekend, the Union County Lake Project, and the renovations at the Cross Keys House. Then afterwards, Catherine Childers spoke briefly about the Art & Soul event a little more.

 

 

 

 


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