Last updated: May 05. 2014 10:31AM - 228 Views
Cassie Fowler Contributing Columnist

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Hello everyone. Whew! We dodged a bullet, or should I say a tornado, last week. The horrendous monster of a storm that wreaked havoc on the mid-South weakened en route to the east coast. We are so thankful for being spared. Both Garabund and Gottrocks the deadline and birthday fairies were tossed about in the tempest, but they made it back to The Whitty. I have the birthday and local news ready to go.


Happy birthday wishes to Melissa S. Gilliam, Shayla Crumpton, Desere Druckmiller, Loretta K. Pride, Garrett Jenkins, Lacy Ruth Wicker, Joyce E. Murphy, Wista J. Alexander, Wagener, Junior Worthy, RoDonna Sue E.Whitlock, Fonda J. Brown, Jimbo Whitney, Lynn Lominick, Annie Chick, Chrystal Davis, Brenda Maness, and Donna B. McMurray.


Congratulations to Nick Gilliam and Briana Loveless, and Katie Suber and Mitchell Henderson, who have announced marriage plans.

News and events

Congratulations to WCS faculty and staff on their recent honors. Susie C. Brown was recognized as Secondary Teacher of the Year. Sabrina Martin was recognized as Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Elizabeth “Fox” Gregorie was recognized as Support Staff of the Year.

Several students from WCS recently participated in the South Carolina Read In. Students enjoyed a trip to Columbia, guest speaker Gov. Nikki Haley and had a nice photo made with Sen. Ronnie Cromer on the State House steps.

The Whitmire Economic Development Board members have a special sale and make over day for Mom. “Blooms For Mom” at the Whitmire Community Center will be on May 10 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Flowers, plants, arts and gifts will be for sale. There will be Mary Kay makeovers for mom or the mom in your life. Contact board members via Facebook page or e-mail mariamcmurtury@yahoo.com.

The weekend of May 10 is the 144th Celebration of Service for the members of Cedar Grove A.M.E. Church. Members can contact Fannie Hopkins for more information. Former and deceased members will be recognized at the Sunday service.

The First Baptist Church annual Missions Golf Tournament is May 24. There is an entry fee, and a 9 a.m. tee time. Sign up via the church’s Facebook page or call the church office at 803-694-2173. The coordinators are Jimmy Moss and Loraine Long. The members of Whitmire Golf Association will be on hand to help out with carts and scorecards. Proceeds will benefit the missions team and their planned trips.

The annual Party in The Pines Festival is scheduled for June 12-14. Three nights of family fun. To get information on the vendor spaces, contact Christinna Gilliam, Jayecees president, at whitmirejaycees@yahoo.com or leave comments or questions on their Facebook pages.

The WHS Fabulous Fifties Classes will host a Decade Reunion in September. I will have contact info in the upcoming editions.

OK, readers, let’s say so long for now. Go Braves! Send your news bits to news2cassie@yahoo.com.

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