April 3 is National Walking Day in Newberry NEWBERRY — A resolution was signed by City Council on Tuesday proclaiming April 3 as National Walking Day in the City of Newberry.
The National Walking Day is an imitative of the American Heart Association aimed at calling attention the impact of longer working hours and lengthy periods of inactivity for adults across America.
Due to inactivity along doubling the risk of heart disease, the American Heart Association is promoting walking d...
Cindy Pitts Senior ReporterThe Newberry Observer
Swygert honored for 25 years with NFD The City of Newberry honored Ken Swygert for his 25 years as a volunteer with the Newberry Fire Department. Swygert is one of two volunteers with the city who completed the course work to become an interior certified firefighter and has obtained his national fire protection certification though the S.C. Fire Academy. He is also a past president of the NFD Company and assisted the department with numerous special events and fundraisers. Swyger...
Little Mountain welcomes Jayroe as mayor LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The Town of Little Mountain welcomed new Mayor Jana Jayroe on Tuesday night.
Jayroe was sworn in at the beginning of the council meeting by Judge Gordon Johnson at Town Hall.
Former Mayor Buddy Johnson decided not to serve again after 16 years as mayor. Jayroe was the only person to sign up for the mayor position. Mayor Pro Tem Melvin Bowers was serving as interim mayor until the position was filled.
In other business,...
Natalie Netzel Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
City honors NHS team NEWBERRY — The Newberry City Council paid homage to the Newberry High basketball team with a reception and resolution on Tuesday night.
The team was honored for winning the Class AA Upper State Basketball Championship with a 76-70 victory over Keenan High.
The ‘Dogs then advanced to the Class AA State Championship game in Columbia where they lost a close game to Lake Marion.
“It was an exciting, fast paced game, with numerous lead chang...
Cindy Pitts Senior ReporterThe Newberry Observer
Jail Log NEWBERRY — The following people were booked into the Newberry County Detention Center. All are innocent until proven guilty.
Ying Lin, 51, driving under the influence.
Xavious Tyshawn Robinson, 19, armed robbery, criminal conspiracy, possession of a weapon during violent crime and petit or simple larceny.
Khadijah Synmone Oxner, 19, obstructing justice.
Harley Shane Bundrick, 21, malicious injury to property.
Hunter honored for 20 years with NPD Newberry Police Sgt. Sam Hunter was honored for his 20-year career with the Newberry Police Department by City Manager Jeff Shacker, right. In addition to being an officer, Hunter is also a minister and known for his effective way of dealing with people.
Vigus honored for Christmas tree Joyce Vigus was recently honored by Newberry City Council for her work with updating the Christmas tree and decorations on the square. Vigus worked to get donations for the tree and decorations, picked out the tree, helped decorate the tree and planned the tree lighting ceremony. Shown during the recognition is Mayor Foster Senn, left, Vigus, City Manager Jeff Shacker, second from left, and Assistant City Manager Matt DeWitt.
Students showcase acting in Grimm’s Fairytales version PROSPERITY — More than 50 students will perform their version of Grimm’s Fairytales this weekend at the Prosperity Civic Center.
The Imagination Alley Children’s Theater branch of the Newberry Community Players will perform their version of Grimm’s Brothers Fairytales. These interpretations of “Not So Grimm Fairytales” were written by the students themselves.
The students perform “Snow White,” “The Twelve Huntsmen” and more at the Prosper...
Pets of the week NEWBERRY — This handsome little boy is Scout. He is the only boy in his litter. He is about 12 pounds and has beautiful markings. Scout is very easy going and very gentle when playing with his sisters. He likes to cuddle on his blanket when taking his nap after he has had his breakfast. The shelter worker must find him a home, he needs someone to cuddle with on these cold winter nights
Stella came to the shelter as an owner turn in, she is ...
Academy hosts ‘burger buddy’ lunch The Newberry Academy’s 3-, 4- and 5-year-old kindergarten classes recently invited their families to a “burger buddy” lunch. The students enjoyed hosting their special guests and were proud to share their musical talent and classroom activities with everyone. The Academy appreciates all the guests attending and giving them 100 percent participation. Here, one kindergartner hosts her special guests for the day.
Students display patriotism during spirit week Students in the 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old kindergarten classes went all out to show their patriotic spirit during Newberry Academy Spirit Week 2013. The class also took a trip to Columbia on Feb. 20. Third-graders from Newberry Academy enjoyed a tour of the State House with Sen. Ronnie Cromer and visited the governor’s mansion.
Students dig into science and win The winners of the middle school science fair were, front row from the left, Sarah Buford, fifth grade, second place; Michelle Brown, fifth grade, third place; and Summer Harbert, fifth grade, first place. Back row are Andrea David, seventh grade, third place; Amy McJunkins, overall winner, and seventh grade, first place; and McCallum Senn, seventh grade, second place.
Academy students learn for a cause NEWBERRY — Middle school math students at Newberry Academy are busy working math problems for the St Jude’s Math-a-thon, an annual event to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
St. Jude was opened by Danny Thomas in 1962. The mission of the hospital is to find cures for children with cancer and other deadly childhood diseases through research and treatment.
St. Jude is the only cancer research center for children where f...
Linda Satterwhite Newberry AcademyThe Newberry Observer
Johnson crowned Miss Newberry Academy NEWBERY — The Miss Newberry Academy 2013 pageant was held March 2 with the reigning queen Emily Senn as the emcee. The theme this year was “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”
The eight contestants performed a routine to the remixed version of “Puttin’ on the Ritz” to open the pageant. They wore red sequin bow ties, black top hats and black vests with black pants.
The eight contestants voted in by their peers were Ansley McJunkins, Amanda Crayne, Rache...
Academy goes under water for learning Some Newberry Academy students learned about manatees on a trip during which they were able to swim with the manatees at American Pro Diving. They also visited Fort Island Beach on the Gulf of Mexico.