Contact us:

Phone: 864-427-2411

Fax: 864-429-2975


Call 441-0066

Union County High School Football

Click here to listen live

5:30-5:45 p.m.—Ben’s Paint Pick ‘Em Show

5:45-6:30 p.m.—Bojangles of Union Tailgate Show live from Bojangles

6:30-7—Stan Olenik Upstate High School Football Preview Show

7-7:15—Gault’s Small Engine Repair Coaches Corner

7:15-7:30 p.m.—Pregame Show live from Union County Stadium

7:30 p.m.—Kickoff!! Lancaster at Union County

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After the game-11:30—Upstate High School Scoreboard Show

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Sara Maness is our Friday Birthday winner!





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Community Calendar

Call us, send an email to, fax at 864-429-2975, or bring your announcement by our East Main Street studios to have your event on our calendar!


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Library Hours

Monday – Friday 9 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Saturday – 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Ben Loftis, Director

One of the great services of the South Carolina State Library that benefits everyone is the collection of resources and databases accessible through DISCUS (a link is available on the homepage of the Carnegie Library’s website,  Three of the resources available – Biography in Context, Kids InfoBits, and Opposing Viewpoints in Context – have an exciting new feature that will improve usability.  The new tool, aptly named “Highlights and Notes,” will allow users to select a portion of a text, highlight desired text, and add and save notes.  “Highlights and Notes” works in much the same manner of similar features on tablets and smartphones. 

To use the tool, simply select a section of text and click “Highlight,” then choose one of the six colors for highlighting.  You will also have the choice of adding notes for the desired section by selecting “Notes” and typing into a small window that will pop up.  After taking the note, click “Save.”  You will be able to keep all highlighted and noted text organized by color, and you can view the notes simply by clicking the “Highlights and Notes” button at the top of the screen.  


Mango Language Learning Software Available on

the Union County Carnegie Website



Union, SC October 20, 2014 — The Union County Carnegie Library is pleased to announce that its patrons now have access to the Mango Languages online language-learning system.  This service is provided by the South Carolina State Library, who purchased a state-wide subscription to Mango Languages.


Mango is free for all library patrons and can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection through the library’s website, Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuance and real-world application by focusing on the four key elements of language learning: vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.


Mango offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language. In addition to traditional language courses, Mango also offers the opportunity to learn through foreign film with Mango Premiere™ and access to a variety of specialty mini courses, like Pirate, Medical Spanish and romance courses. Mango can be accessed at the library, remotely, or even on-the-go with apps for iPhone®, Android™, Kindle® and Nook®.


“We are thrilled that the State Library made the decision to purchase a state-wide subscription to Mango Languages, and very appreciative of their commitment to providing resources throughout the state in this manner.  Many people need to learn new languages for a variety of reasons, whether for business or pleasure.  Mango provides all cardholders with a fun and effective way to learn” commented Ben Loftis, Library Director.


Library card holders can access Mango through the library website at For more information, contact 864-427-7140.



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UNION — The Timken Family Foundation of Canton, Ohio, recently awarded The Union County Carnegie Library with a $70,000 grant.  The grant will be used for a building project the library seeks to undergo which will ‘Renovate, Restore, and Complete’ the Carnegie Library.  

The restoration of the building will focus on the historic, original area of the library and will include cleaning of the tin ceiling and stained glass under the dome, the reopening of the original front doors (currently blocked by computers), and improved access to the dome for cleaning and maintenance purposes.  The completion of the library will focus on the currently unfinished basement, which will make that space usable by housing a meeting room, conference room, staff and storage areas, and reconfiguring the current level to maximize space in a facility that is quickly seeing limited additional space for new materials. Overall, this project will allow the library to maximize its space (and add more than 4,000 usable square feet of new space), become safer and more comfortable, and restore the original beauty of the historic Beau-Arts structure.

To apply for the grant, Union County Carnegie Library Director Ben Loftis said questions had to be answered in a format provided by the foundation. “The Timken Foundation has done a lot for the Library,” Loftis said, citing the foundation’s funding of the Timken Project in 2010 which provided new shelving, furniture and painting of the existing space.  The Timken Foundation of Canton is a private, charitable, family foundation.  Since 1934, the Timken Foundation has disbursed over $300 million in grants, primarily in communities in which The Timken Company has operations. 

The project to renovate and restore the Library will cost a total of approximately $2 million.  Thanks to the efforts of Sen. Harvey Peeler and Rep. Mike Anthony, the library was able to receive $1.25 million. With the grant from the Timken Foundation, the Library is “off to a good start” and is looking forward to fundraising for the remaining $730,000.

Library Director Ben Loftis was appreciative of the gift from the Timken Foundation.  “We are grateful for the generosity of the Timken Foundation in providing this gift.  Timken has been extremely supportive of the library and we appreciate their continued assistance.  The $70,000 is a great start to our local fundraising campaign and we plan to work diligently to secure additional funding for the project.”

Companies and individuals are encouraged to join Timken in helping the Library raise the remaining funds.

To make a donation, send checks made payable to Union County Carnegie Library Renovation Project, 300 E. South St., Union, SC 29379, attention:  Ben Loftis, Director.

For more information, please call Ben Loftis at (864) 427-7140, ext. 102 or email to


The Library will be closed October 23, 2014 for a Staff Work Day.



Preschool Storytime Fall 2014

Ages: Birth - 5

Tuesdays 10 a.m.

For info, call 864-427-7140, ext. 302

10/21 – The Color Orange

10/28 – Halloween

11/4 – Voting

11/11 – Bubbles & Books

11/18 – Thanksgiving

12/2 – The Color Red

12/9 – Pete the Cat

12/16 – Christmas Tree



New Books (Available 10/22/14)

Adult Fiction

Shots Fired by C. J. Box

Mean Streak by Sandra Brown

Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke

Personal by Lee Child

Adultery by Paulo Coelho

The Lost Key by Catherine Coulter

For All Time by Jude Deveraux

Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett

The Major's Daughter by J. P. Francis

Top Secret by W. E.B. Griffin

Homicide in High Heels by Gemma Halliday

Ghost Wanted by Carolyn G. Hart

Close to the Broken Hearted by Michael Hiebert

Bad Girl Blvd Part 2 by Erica Hilton

The French Executioner by C. C. Humphreys

Sight Unseen by Iris Johansen

The Perfect Witness by Iris Johansen

The Golem of Hollywood by Jonathan Kellerman

The City by Dean R. Koontz

Private Down Under by James Patterson

Burn by James Patterson

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs

Tonight and Always by Nora Roberts

The 6th Extinction by James Rollins

Deadline by John Sandford

The Girls of August by Anne Rivers Siddons

A Perfect Life by Danielle Steel

Haunted by Randy Wayne White

Soulminder by Timothy Zahn


Adult Non-Fiction

Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly

The Harlem Hellfighters by Max Brooks

Open Hearts in Bethlehem: a Christmas drama by Kenneth E. Bailey

Welcome Home, Mama & Boris: how a sister's love saved a fallen soldier's dogs by Carey Neesley

Cinderland by Amy Jo Burns

I Chose to be a U.S. Marine by George Williams Carrington

Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black by James Clyburn


Adult Non-Fiction CD (Audio)

Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly


Adult DVD (Video)

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Wanted- Volunteer Drivers

 Union County Meals on Wheels

Consider delivering lunch one day each week to homebound neighbors

Meals are picked up at Wallace Thomson Hospital

Delivery usually takes 30 minutes

Call Mickey Cranford at 427-2127 or 466-2248 for more information

Thursday Nite Delight

From The Inn at Merridun    427-7052

Note:  Prices include 6% sales tax and a 1% Union County Hospitality tax.

CALL 427-7052



Thursday Nite Delight

From The Inn at Merridun    427-7052

Here’s How it Works:


1.  We plan the menus and send them to you.

2.  You call to place your order by Noon on the Tuesday before you want "Merridun to Go".

3.  We cook the food and box it to go for you.  The meal will include: Main Entree, Appropriate Starch(es) & Vegetable(s), Bread and a Dessert from the kitchens of Merridun!  We will also provide warming instructions.

4.  You pick it up the meal(s) at The Inn at Merridun on the date wanted, between the hours of 5-6:30 PM.

5.  Orders not picked up as ordered will be billed.

Payment is by check or cash.

Prices vary per menu;

Sales & Hospitality taxes are included.

The Inn at Merridun

Union, SC 29379


How this service might work for you!


  • Feed the kids early and set the table for a late romantic dinner for just 2.
  • Invite friends in for an evening of Scrabble, Monopoly or cards or movie -- Dutch Treat.
  • Invite friends/family for dinner - your treat -  very few dishes to wash.
  • After work or volunteer meetings - pick up meals and no one has to cook or do dishes.
  • Give a gift certificate to new parents, new neighbors, new bride/groom, as a Get Well gift, for Mother's Day, etc.
  • An opportunity to try new foods and also enjoy old favorites.

Thursday Nite Delight

From The Inn at Merridun    427-7052

Note:  Prices include SC sales tax and  Union County & City of Union Hospitality taxes.




October 2014 Menus


Oct 30 –   Chicken Paprika - $12.75

It’s Oktoberfest time!  Chicken baked in a bacon/onion/sour cream “gravy” and served with homemade Spaetzle (little German noodles).


October 2014 Soups


Oct 30 - Creamy Onion Soup

I’ve searched for years for a soup that is similar to an onion soup I first had in Japan in 1975.  This comes very close – it’s yummy!  Similar to French onion, only creamy.

Quart $ 7.00         Pint $ 4.25            


427-7052  Peggy



Union County Humane Society


Our Focus - Supply Side

Love your pets by spaying (female) or neutering (male) to make them:

1. Healthier

2. Less distracted

3. Easier to train and

4. A lot better pet

Low-cost surgeries in Union at Triangle Vet Clinic every Tuesday through Union County Humane Society.

Call us first to pre-register at (864) 427-6423 or (864) 427-1594 and reserve your appointment on the phone before you arrive to sign the release form and prepay.

Everyone can make a difference!

Cruelty to animals begins when you allow unwanted litters of dogs and cats to be born with very little hope of a permanent home. Please don’t continue to make pet overpopulation a major tragic problem in Union and our State.

Union County Chamber of Commerce

135 West Main Street

Union, SC 29379

864.427.9039 · 877.202.8755 · Fax: 864.427.9030


       This is to let you know about a new Community Calendar where you can find out what is happening in Union and post your events free of charge.  Simply go to and click on Community Calendar or Upcoming Events.

       You will see a month at a glance on the Community Calendar page and a chronological listing on the Upcoming Events page.

       You can cross reference dates and make sure your event doesn’t conflict with others already scheduled.
  You can look at the previous months and year to see how events were scheduled in the past.
  This is a great tool for you to use when planning for the coming year.

       We are contacting you and hundreds of others in Union County who place their events on calendars at the Art Council, Clemson Extension, The Chamber, Union County Schools, WBCU, The Union Daily Times and other places.

       The Chamber Community Calendar is not to take the place of the others but to provide a central location where all events can merge.

       There are three ways for you and your organization to put an event on the Community Calendar.

1.       Go to and at the bottom of the home page you will see Community Calendar Submission
  Click Here .
   Once you click on it, it will take you to a window where you simply fill-in the blank.

2.       E-mail the chamber at Attach any flyers or photos you want added to your contact information.

3.       Come by the Chamber office at 135 West Main Street or Call


Torance Inman

Torance Inman, Executive Director

Union County Chamber of Commerce


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