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Cassie Fowler Contributing Columnist

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Hello everyone, local news and events coming up after we do our birthday greetings. Gottrocks the birthday fairy says he can’t get used to football season openers and this South Carolina sweltering weather. Tailgating with summer clothes on, folks plunge into fall football games with enthusiasm, despite the 95 degree temperatures.

Oh well. Maybe Gottrocks can fit in as a water bottle fairy, making sure folks stay hydrated at tailgating parties. So now that we have a plan for hot weather games, let’s get our birthday greetings going.


Happy Birthday to Matt Felker, Michelle Milller, Fred Sligh, Vicky H. Millwood, Jackson Wix, Jamie Garner, Robbie Lominick, Ryder Thompson and Jackie T. Duncan.

Well wishes, sympathies

We send our best feel good wishes and speedy recovery to Edgar Baker, Brandon Alexander and Wallace Alexander, and Coach William “Lefty” Johnson.

On a sad note, we send our sympathies and best wishes to the families of Dot Grant Miskelly and Mary C. Anderson.

News and events

The Aug. 23 Art In The Park event went well. The rain stayed away and attendees found some shade not far from the stage. The music was heard on Main Street, drifting out of Heritage Park and The Strand Theater. There were cold soft drinks, art, and paintings for sale.

Crafters from Leesville and Newberry came to sell their Tupperware items and collegiate football decorations. Thanks to our Pearl Of The Piedmont Artisans Guild and The Whitmire Economic Development Board for their efforts and work.

Their next big event is the “Save The Ta Tas” Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Pancake Breakfast at Whitmire’s newest business, County Line Steak and Seafood House on the Union Highway (former Truck Stop location) and health walk on Oct. 4.

Several routes will be available for all levels of walkers. Sign up forms are on the Economic Development Board’s Facebook page. Contact Maria McMurtury at 803-537-6826 or e-mail her at mariamcmurtury@yahoo.com for more information.

The Pearl Of The Piedmont Artisans Guild will host a jewelry workshop at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at Rebecca’s Salon on Church Street. The entry fee is $20. Peggy Brickles is the contact person at 803-944-7856. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Masters Baptist Church will host homecoming services at 11 a.m. Sept. 7 with a covered dish luncheon and special music from the group Oasis.

Sims Chapel Baptist Church will host its nightly fall revival services the week of Sept. 15-17. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Whitmire Jaycees have their annual Main Street Yard Sale at 8 a.m. Oct. 4. Spaces are available at low prices. This event is a great fundraiser for individuals and groups. The entry forms are at Roche’s Pharmacy, or contact the Whitmire Jaycees via e-mail at whitmirejaycees@yahoo.com.

OK readers, it’s time to close the keyboards, or I’ll catch the Dust Snuffbox trick from Garabund the birthday fairy. So in closing, until next week, send your news and photos to news2cassie@yahoo.com.

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