Last updated: August 11. 2014 3:09PM - 114 Views
Cassie Fowler Contributing Columnist

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Hello everyone, local news and comments on the way after we send our birthday and anniversary wishes.


Happy birthday to Bethany Cromer, Savaanah Summer, Nina Agnew, Melissa T. Stevens, Dawn Mosely, Connie M. Moss, Amanda Burgess, Jacob Tobias, Ronald “Tweety Bird” Maness, Adam Jeter, Johshua Johnson, Robbie Miller, Ben Burleson, Jamie Hood, Loraine Long, Beth Gregory, Haley A. Frye. Special “In Memory Birthday Wishes” to my mother Dorothy “Dot” Jackson Fowler.


Happy anniversary wishes to former Whitmire resident Tammy Wilkerson McHale and her husband Trey on their 24th year of marriage. Happy anniversary to Stephanie and Zeb Wicker.


On a sad note, we send our sympathy and best wishes to the families of Margie Y. Leaman and Cynthia I. Williams.

News and events

The Whitmire Economic Development Board members have the Family and Youth oriented event- “Art In The Park-Show & Sale” planned for Aug.t 23 at Heritage Park. This day-long event will offer food, music, crafts and art.

Children and youth will have the chance to have art lessons and create art under supervision with kids in the park and face painting. Art for sale includes photography and paintings.

The student art tent will feature a variety from Union, Newberry and Laurens Counties. There will be plenty of food and music. The stage: Strand Amphitheater in Heritage Park will be filled with musicians.

A variety of Gospel and Christian music will be played. Interested musicians, duo, groups, choirs can contact The Economic Board on their Facebook page or contact Executive Director Maria McMurtury. The members are accepting submissions like press kits, mp3s, or video formats of Gospel and Christian music. Contact Maria at 803-537-6826 or mariamcmurtury@yahoo.com.

The board members have the October Breast Cancer Awareness Health Walk” — “ Save The Ta-Tas” on Oct. 4. The downloadable sign up forms are on their Facebook page .

The Whitmire Jaycees will host have the Main Street yard sale on Oct. 4 at 8 a.m. Contact Christianna Gilliam at whitmirejaycees@yahoo.com for more information.

Well readers, it is deadline time again and “Garabund the deadline fairy and Gottrocks the birthday fairy” are conspiring against me. Wing dust everywhere, keyboard laptop slammed on my fingers too. So in closing, until we meet again next week, I say “Go Braves” and feel free to send your news bits and photos to news2cassie@yahoo.com.

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