Archery banquet honors team Mid-Carolina High School held its first archery banquet to recognize the accomplishments of our archery team. This is the eighth consecutive year that they have won the State NASP Tournament.
Eargle receives professional development scholarship Jeff Eargle was selected by the Palmetto State Teachers Association as recipient of the 2013 Elizabeth Gressette Professional Development Scholarship. The scholarship is for teachers who are continuing their education and selection is based on leadership potential in the field of education.
MC team supports Relay For Life Mid-Carolina High thanks community members, family members, faculty, staff, art club students, and administrators who supported Mid-Carolina High School’s Relay for Life team during the 2012-2013 school year. So far, the MCHS team has raised $2,974.74.
Students cater to senior citizens On May 7, 200 community members joined the MCHS student council, JROTC, chorus, and art students for a golden night of events. The annual MCHS Golden Oldies is an event where senior members from the surrounding communities are invited for a night of food, fun, and door prizes. There were also 45 JROTC cadets in attendance distributing drinks/meals and bussing tables. This activity provides an opportunity to exercise positive leadership and su...
Miss MCHS pageant winners PROSPERITY — Spring was in the air May 18 at Mid-Carolina High School as 18 young ladies took the stage to compete for the title of Miss MCHS. Hosted by the senior beta club, under the advisory of Melissa Doolittle and choreographed by senior Beta Club member Holly Richardson, the pageant took bloom and delighted the audience.
The event, emceed by Mid Carolina’s own Johnny Marlowe and the reigning Miss MCHS Hannah Floyd, was a fund raiser f...
County council to help PTC with new mechatronics degree NEWBERRY COUNTY — The joint county industrial park between Lexington and Newberry County received final approval by Newberry County Council with no changes Wednesday night.
No projects are in the works yet. This was the third and final reading of this ordinance.
Jennifer Wilbanks, Piedmont Technical College’s Dean of County Campuses, spoke to council about a memorandum of understanding between the county and the Newberry campus.
Natalie Netzel Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Animals of the Week Tootie is about one year old, a Labrador Retriever/Collie mix, heart worm negative and leash broken. She will make a great family pet. Tootie was an owner surrender because they were moving. This little girl has lots of energy and could play for hours. Please help her find a new forever home before it’s too late.
Punky a Labrador Retriever/Weimaraner mix. She is about seven months old, weighs about 40 pounds and just loves to be with people...
See nature up close and personal with Camp Conservation NEWBERRY — Getting “down and dirty” with nature, Annette Davis, district/education coordinator for the Newberry Soil and Water Conservation District, will host the annual Camp Conservation for children this summer.
Established in 2001, Camp Conservation is a natural resources conservation, agricultural/environmental day camp for children ages 9-12. The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 8 through July 11 in Lynch’s Woods Par...
Elyssa Parnell Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Patsy Cline musical back by popular demand NEWBERRY — Anyone who loves country music or even popular music of the ’50s and ’60s knows Patsy Cline. With the breath control of an opera diva, Cline would slide from note to note in “Crazy” evoking pathos is every word.
Her casual delivery of “Walkin’ After Midnight” never masked the sincerity of the emotions. In other words, she made us feel her music.
“Always…Patsy Cline” will be performed by the Newberry Community Players at the New...
Clemson, DNR extend cooperative agreement CLEMSON — Clemson University and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources renewed their cooperative agreement during recent meetings in Clemson that strengthens a more than 31-year collaboration between the two entities by codifying the process of sharing assets and exchanging personnel in natural resources and wildlife conservation teaching, research and extension.
“This agreement has enabled the DNR and Clemson to work together in researc...
Piedmont Tech instructor receives distinguished service award GREENWOOD — Chuck McDonnell, an English instructor at Piedmont Technical College, has been awarded the Bill Doster Distinguished Service Award from the Two-Year College English Association-Southeast (TYCA-SE).
“The very first thought I had was gratitude,” he said. “I am so glad I had an opportunity to have a bully pulpit to stand up there and tell all those people who shaped my professional life how much they mean to me.”
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Cornejo wins first for recycled art NEWBERRY — Dana Cornejo defeated hundreds of students from across the state in a recycled art competition.
Newberry High student Cornejo won first place in this school year’s high school recycled art contest sponsored by Palmetto Pride.
The contest urges students to create art out of recyclable materials. In addition to nabbing first place in the state, Cornejo also received a $500 prize and the school also receives a $1,000 prize.
S.C. Autism Society comments on new autism diagnosis COLUMBIA — The American Psychiatric Association released the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) at their annual conference in May. The DSM-5 will include significant changes to the criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).
According to the APA, “The revised diagnosis represents a new, more accurate, and medically and scientifically useful way of diagnosing individuals with autism-related disorders.”
Purcell, Stafford graduate from The Citadel CHARLESTON — Trent Keitt Purcell of Newberry and Nicholas Trent Stafford of Prosperity graduated May 4 from The Citadel
Purcell graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration and Stafford graduated with a bachelor of arts in history.
Gen. Robert Cone, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Eustis, Va., delivered the commencement address. Cone congratulated the cadets for choosing to take the road les...
PRES honor roll students for 3rd nine weeks PROSPERITY — The following students earned Honor Roll and Principal’s Honor Roll at Prosperity-Rikard Elementary for the third nine weeks:
Honor Roll: Emily Anderson, Keaton Atkins, Kirsten Bickley, Rhett Brigman, David Burton, Zacorian Byrd, AC Cary, Emmanuel Castro, Isaac Cayton, Jon Lawson Cope, Bekah Dominick, Drew Dominick, Jared Dukes, Terra Easterlin, Brandon Fowler, Delaney Gilliam, Jacob Gilliam, Andrew Green, Aiden Gunwall, Coll...