News Briefs Holmes to appear Tuesday on ETV show
NEWBERRY — Newberry’s own Carter and Holmes Orchids will appear on Making It Grow! on March 26. The show will feature a tour of Carter and Holmes as well as an interview with Owen Holmes and airs at 7 p.m. on ETV and at 8 p.m. on the SC Channel. The show is produced by ETV and Clemson University.
Little Mountain April meeting changed
LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The Town of Little Mountain’s April town c...
Bouknight praised for service to county The Exchange Club of Newberry presented the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award to Sgt. Nick Bouknight of the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 19 for his outstanding record of service to the community. Shown presenting the plaque to Bouknight is Exchange Club President Wes Bickley.
Jail Log The following people were booked into the Newberry County detention center. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.
Clyde Davis, 47, hindering an officer, drug possession.
Curtis Lee Cromer, 36, driving under suspension, license not suspended for DUI.
Newberry County Sheriff’s Office
Joseph Montiero Ruffin, 26, driving without a license.
Francisco Javier Altamirano Santos, 44, driving without a license....
Exchange Club honors Coggins The Exchange Club of Newberry presented the Book of Golden Deeds Award to James P. “Jimmie” Coggins at its Ladies Night dinner and meeting March 19. The Book of Golden Deeds, which is the National Exchange Club’s longest running project, recognizes dedicated volunteers who give endless hours of their time and talents toward making their communities better places to live. Shown presenting Coggins the award is Exchange Club member David Jenkins.
9 Newberry County schools achieve Palmetto awards NEWBERRY COUNTY — Seven Newberry County elementary schools and two middle schools received a Palmetto gold or silver award for general performance or closing the achievement.
The awards are doled out by the S.C. Department of Education based on statewide accountability.
Little Mountain Elementary and Pomaria-Garmany Elementary were awarded gold awards for general performance.
Boundary Street Elementary, Reuben Elem...
Natalie Netzel Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Leesville church walks in love for St. Paul LEESVILLE — Hearts full of faith were the inspiration behind a Love Walk held recently for St. Paul Lutheran Church. An outreach ministry of St. James Lutheran Church in Leesville, the walk was planned by the church’s activity committee and youth group.
Donations from the walk went to the St. Paul Lutheran rebuilding efforts following a January fire that destroyed the church sanctuary and its educational building. The event included a two-h...
Kevin Boozer Civitas MediaThe Newberry Observer
Saturday’s egg hunts postponed NEWBERRY COUNTY — The Easter egg hunts for the Whitmire Jaycees and the City of Newberry were postponed Saturday due to the inclement weather. No new date has been set yet for the egg hunts.
The Jaycees will reschedule their egg hunt which will be held in the Heritage Park instead of by the library due to the construction. The City’s egg hunt in Mollohon Park will also be rescheduled.
Chorus students sing superior Congratulations to the Mid-Carolina High School students who attended Solo and Ensemble Festival on Feb. 17. The large ensemble sang two selections from memory and received a rating of superior. The small ensemble, the freshmen ensemble, performed one song and received a rating of excellent plus.
Gifted seniors recognized PROSPERITY — Congratulations to the following students who were recognized Feb. 23 by the Columbia Urban League through the Young and Gifted Awards Program, which recognizes black high school seniors.
Academics: Brittany Pitts, Taiyah Bookman, Kimberly Gray, Cornelius Glasgow, Taisha Williams-Caldwell, Tylisha Stephens, Antinia Joiner, Kendall Kinard, Destiny Davenport, Jamarri Mason, Kornesha Kinard, Bertice Jones, Tamera Gallman, Briann...
Salt is all around us I was standing in front of a group of 15 people in McCormick County conducting a program about Daily Sodium Intake. We were getting ready to inspect food labels on groceries.
“I have a confession to make,” I said to the group. “These are my groceries.”
“I normally go to the grocery store and buy a variety of items to show when I do this program. But I’ve travelled so much for work this week, this morning I opted out of driving to the groc...
Rhonda Matthews Clemson University Food Safety and Nutrition EducatorThe Newberry Observer
Prosperity will be Hoppin’ with Arts and Antiques PROSPERITY — Where can you run and walk for your health, enjoy a large community yard sale, find original art and authentic antiques and eat frog legs, while dancing the night away? In Prosperity on May 4 at Prosperity’s Hoppin’ event.
The Town of Prosperity -formerly known as Frog Level - decided to make some changes to its traditional Prosperity’s Hoppin’ festival and make it the Prosperity’s Hoppin’ with Arts and Antiques.
Third arrest made in bomb threat at Newberry High NEWBERRY — A third arrest was made Thursday related to the bomb threat at Newberry High School.
A 16-year-old male was charged Thursday with Conveying a Bomb Threat and was transported to the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia where he will be held awaiting a detention hearing.
The juvenile is the third person charged with making the bomb threat that caused the school to be evacuated Monday. Daisha Kibler, 17, and another 16-...
Experience Easter with the Community Choir this weekend NEWBERRY — The Newberry Community Choir present its annual Easter musical - Alone on the Altar - on Palm Sunday weekend, March 22 – 24. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and a Sunday performance at 3 p.m.
This year’s 50 voice choir includes singers and soloists from Newberry and Saluda Counties representing over 20 area churches. One of the members, Tom Perry, also wrote the narrative that accompanies the musical story of the P...