WCS math teams calculate success WHITMIRE — Ten Whitmire Community School fourth-graders and fifth-graders competed in the first Newberry County School District Math Challenge hosted at Newberry Elementary School on March 9.
The team consisted of fifth-graders Cassidy Clark, Imani Hopkins, Amaya Patterson, Wyatt Crase and Jacqueline Riser. The fourth-grade team was Marissa Baker, Kade Proctor, Barrett Martin, Julianne Whisenant and Alexus Sanders.
The math teams from eac...
WCS Principal honored Coach Joey Haney has been selected as the 1A Classification Principal of the Year by the board of directors of the S.C. Athletic Administrators Association. He will be recognized at the awards breakfast of the Spring Conference for Athletics this month. Whitmire Community School congratulates Haney and thanks him for his support of the athletic program at Whitmire Community School.
March marks colon cancer awareness month NEWBERRY — Since March is National Colorectal Cancer month, colon health was discussed at the Monday meeting of the Newberry Business Alliance.
Dr. Devonne Barrineau from Newberry County Memorial Hospital and Kathy Stroud came to the Alliance meeting to speak to everyone about the importance of screening.
“It is very important to follow up on these things,” said Stroud, a registered nurse, “For yourself and for your family.”
Natalie Netzel Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Easter activities start springing up this weekend NEWBERRY COUNTY — Easter rises at the end of the month — March 31 — and there are plenty of activities hopping around the county. While churches have their individual egg hunts and other Easter services, there are also community events.
For church services, check with your church home or check the local calendar for events.
Here are some of the events going on in Newberry County:
The Whitmire Jaycees get a head start on Eas...
Natalie Netzel Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Local earn U.S. Marines title Marine Corps Pfc. Henry L. Gums, son of Susan and Chip Gums of Chapin, earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, S. C.
For 13 weeks, Gums stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Tr...
Rotary seeks young professionals for exchange trip NEWBERRY COUNTY — District 7750 of Rotary Club is still looking for applicants for the year’s Group Study Exchange. The applicant must be between 25 and 40 years old, employed in his/her chosen field, and not closely related to a Rotarian. The exchange will be approximately four and a half weeks starting May 10 to the Philippines. If you know of someone who might be interested, let a Rotarian know as soon as possible so that the application a...
Whitmire honors town employees for service Several employees of the Town of Whitmire were recognized by Mayor Billy Hollingsworth and council members for their dedication and service. Each employee was presented with a certificate of appreciation. Shown are, from the left, Claude Worthy, more than 20 years with street maintenance; Jimmy D. Brock, eight years with Water Treatment Plant; Police Chief Jeremiah Sinclair, 10 years; Officer Micheal Moss, more than five years with the Whitmi...
Westwood honored with state administrator award PROSPERITY — Mid-Carolina Middle School Principal Deedee Westwood is the 2013 S.C. Association of School Librarians Administrator of the Year.
This award recognizes an administrator on the school, district, or state level, whose vision and leadership has contributed substantially to the school library media program in South Carolina’s schools. She was nominated because of her strong advocacy for school libraries.
Westwood has directed ext...
Whitmire councilman graduates from Municipal Institute WHITMIRE — Whitmire Town Councilman Dwight Lane graduated from the Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government on Feb. 13. Graduates received their certificates during the Municipal Association of South Carolina’s Hometown Legislative Action Day in Columbia.
Lane has been attending the Municipal Association institute which helps him help the citizens of the town better. He was also recognized at a recent town council meeting for his...
WCS archery team to compete at state Whitmire Community School’s archery team competed at the state tournament on March 21 and March 22. The members of the high school archery team as well as Noah McCarley, Sydney Wilbanks, and Kimberly Jenkins from the middle school team are invited to the S.C. State Archery Tournament at the Sportsman’s Classic at the S.C. State Fairgrounds. This is the first year the team has competed in the program. The high school team finished 16th in the ...
Barber shop relocates to C.R. Koon Highway NEWBERRY — Tina Hair felt like her world was falling in around her when she was told she had to move her business but now she is Cuttin’ Up.
Hair’s husband, Michael Hair, was recovering from a wreck when she was told last fall that the property her barber shop business was on at 428 Wilson Road had been sold for the construction of a new apartment complex.
Hair said she was struggling and did not know how she could make the move to a new ...
Cindy Pitts For The ObserverThe Newberry Observer
AG Wilson drops out of Brown lawsuit filed by ‘Legacy Trust’ COLUMBIA — Attorney General Alan Wilson has dropped out of a multimillion dollar lawsuit against former trustees of the James Brown estate.
In a Richland County courtroom on March 18, Mark Gende of the Wingate Law Firm in Columbia told Judge Casey Manning that he no longer represented the attorney general in Richland 4900.
“I represent all plaintiffs minus the AG,” he said.
The lawsuit was brought by the Wingate firm against former trus...
Sue Summer For The ObserverThe Newberry Observer
Sue Summer signs book Newberry author Sue Summer signs copies of “Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 Heartwarming and Humorous Stories about the Joys of Raising Children of All Ages” on Friday at Books on Main. Her story of The Buffy Tree first appeared in The Observer. She is joined by daughter, Buffy Summer, left, and Libby Lewis, center.
Poole inducted into Rotary Charles Poole, center, was inducted Friday afternoon into the Rotary Club of Newberry. Poole is retired from the computer business. He is shown with Rotarian Scott Cain, left, and Bob Brown.
Two high school students charged in bomb threat NEWBERRY — Two Newberry High School students were in custody Tuesday night, charged with making the bomb threat that caused Newberry High School to be evacuated Monday morning.
Daisha Kibler, 17, of 217 Bowles Road in Silverstreet, and a 16-year-old juvenile were taken into custody Tuesday afternoon. Both will be charged with Conveying A Bomb Threat, officials said late Tuesday.
The arrests come at the end of the second day of alert at Ne...