Pitner Orthodontics expands dental service COLUMBIA — The Chapin office of Pitner Orthodontics offers additional appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to meet increased demand for its services.
Based in Columbia, Pitner Orthodontics has been serving the Chapin community since 2006, with Dr. Leslie Pitner seeing patients one day a week.
“As the community of Chapin continues to grow, we want to grow with it,” said Pitner, a South Carolina native who gradua...
Lawson shares gardening tips with students Retired Whitmire Community teacher Susan Lawson, who is also a candidate to become a Master Gardener, shared her expertise with fourth-grade students to help prepare them for PASS testing. She focused on helping students distinguish flowering and nonflowering plants. Lawson brought a plethora of plants from her garden and taught students how to identify them by their characteristics.
PTC grows literacy with educational program GREENWOOD — Piedmont Technical College’s early care and education program (ECD) recently hosted “Growing Literacy,” an event to promote literacy for nearly 60 area preschoolers from Cambridge Academy and All God’s Children.
The idea for the event came from the ECD Club’s involvement in the annual Literacy Alive event. When students discovered that event would not be held this year, they still wanted to do something for the preschool student...
Morris awarded Eagle Scout rank LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Little Mountain Boy Scout Troop 61, sponsored by the Ruritan Club, announced that Michael Allen Morris completed his Board of Review on Dec. 12, and has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout.
Morris’ rank advancement was celebrated by family, friends and fellow Scouts at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on April 14 at Macedonia Church.
Morris, 16, is the son of Kathy and Terry Morris of Prosperity and has been a member of Tr...
Insects expected to begin buzzing again BLACKVILLE — Enjoy the peace and quiet while you can. Things are about to start buzzing again.
“Insect activity has been quiet lately primarily due to the wet, cold weather this spring, but that is about to change,” said Jeremy Greene, a Clemson University Extension entomologist at the Edisto Research and Education Center. “Our kudzu bugs are out there, and they will be in full swing in the next few weeks. Other insects will also become pre...
4-H camps offer plethora of summer fun NEWBERRY COUNTY — Camp Wild is a residential camp held jointly by several county 4-H programs, Newberry included. This camp is held June 25 through June 27 at Chester State Park in Chester.
The camp is open to youth ages 10-14. The cost is $80 for current 4-H members and $85 for non-members. Camp activities will include fishing, nature hikes, canoeing, shooting sports, swimming, rocketry and much more. Campers must bring their own tent. Cam...
Home Helpers welcomes community Tony and Gretta Richards of Home Helpers hosted a ribbon cutting May 14 at their non-medical in-home healthcare business. They assist seniors who want to remain independent and continue to live in their own homes, new moms who might need assistance, individuals returning from the hospital who might need some type of recuperative care, and parents with sick children who might need some type of assistance. They are able to assist in the areas o...
Mayfest brings children, families together again Highly Favor Catering Company served up plenty of food at the Helena Mayfest on Saturday. Despite the on and off rain, the caterers kept going. From left are Octavia Werts, Alicia Nance, Shonda Caldwell, Anthony Werts and Forrests Werts.
The tents provided extra coverage to vendors and attendees at the Helena Mayfest due to the rain Saturday. In this particular group, a woman cooks up funnel cakes.
Oderrious Nance, left, and Magnola Willl...
Curcio graduates from Brevard BREVARD, N.C. — Phillip Andrew Curcio of Pomaria graduated from Brevard College during its 160th commencement ceremony on May 11 with a bachelor’s degree in health science studies.
Curcio also earned honor roll for the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. To be eligible for the honor roll, students must be enrolled full-time and earn a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49 during the semester.
Bedenbaugh makes Dean’s List BREVARD, N.C. — Charles Bedenbaugh of Prosperity was named to the Dean’s List at Brevard College for the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a 3.50 grade point average or higher for the semester.
Piedmont Tech students graduate with hopeful dreams GREENWOOD — The James Medford Family Event Center at Piedmont Technical College was the setting for the culmination of many dreams for the more than 300 Piedmont Technical College graduates who took center stage in two commencement ceremonies.
Dr. Ray Brooks, president, welcomed graduates, family and guests to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduates.
“It is a delightful time to be with you tonight to celebrate this milestone,” Broo...
Rep. Mulvaney releases statement on IRS controversy WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fifth District Rep. Mick Mulvaney released the following statement regarding the IRS scandal:
It is impossible to exaggerate the extent to which the Internal Revenue Service scandal should anger — and frighten — every one of us. No matter their ideology, moving forward all of us will now wonder if we are being targeted by this supposedly “independent” agency on the basis of our political views. Rather than trusting our go...
Jail Log The following persons were booked into the Newberry County Detention Center. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.
Douglas Edward Beaty, 48, family court bench warrant.
S.C. Highway Patrol
Shane Cameron Rogers, 25, traffic violation.
Personal Recognisance Bond
Henry Jacob Green, 23, violation of probation warrant.
Newberry County Sheriff’s Office
Evelyn Ligia Espinoza, 25, open container of alc...
Little Mountain honors emergency workers LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The Little Mountain fire department was thanked and honored with a resolution by the town council at last Tuesday’s meeting.
Council unanimously adopted the resolution, which thanks all of the town’s firefighters and emergency medical technicians, Mayor Jana Jayroe said.
The council also continued to discuss the Rocky Branch Trail area. The construction is set to continue to help even out the walking trail for the handic...
Natalie Netzel Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Pomaria gathers ‘round the old school Julia Kate Sease was the grand marshal in the Old Pomaria School festival parade Saturday morning. Sease is 100 years old and retired from Pomaria school in 1974.
The Boy Scouts help lead the Old Pomaria School parade Saturday morning.
The Pomaria community gathered to watch the parade Saturday morning. After the parade, the community enjoyed the festivities which lasted until about 11 p.m. with plenty of local musicians performing.