Newberry churches celebrate Easter NEWBERRY — Newberry Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church celebrated the resurrection of Jesus with multiple events on Easter Sunday.
Lessons and hymns began the day with an early outdoor service and included selections from the Bible that focused on man’s need for forgiveness of his disobedience of God, his promise of a Savior and the salvation that comes through Jesus’ death and resurrection.
The Bible reading alternated with hymns tha...
Famed Big Band to perform at Opera House NEWBERRY — The famed Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians with Al Pierson as director takes the stage at the Newberry Opera House at 8 p.m. April 18. The group is the longest running act in show business, having booked big band concerts in 32 foreign countries.
The saxophone vibratos, the clipped phrases of the brass, and the intimate vocal style are the distinctive recognizable characteristics and grand tradition that make the Lombardo orchestra...
Newberry Elementary inducts nine into Junior Beta Club NEWBERRY — Nine students were recently inducted into the National Jr. Beta Club Chapter at Newberry Elementary School.
The membership of the Newberry Elementary School Jr. Beta Club is made up of fifth-grade students with a 90 or above overall semester average in Language Arts, Reading, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
These students are to also have at least one “Exemplary” area of PASS with no areas classified as “Not Met” and ...
Oakland Players to present Alice Walker selections NEWBERRY — The Oakland Players at the Oakland Community Center will present “The Writings of Alice Walker” and music from “The Color Purple” at 7 p.m. May 4 at Newberry’s Oakland Community Center.
The performance will feature live musical performances with monologue from Alice Walker’s Short Stories and Poems. The event will feature a full dinner buffet and is centered on family entertainment. The Oakland Community Center will feature a new...
Wilder named Group Revenue Director for SC newspapers NEWBERRY — Donald E. (Don) Wilder has been named the new Customer Relations Manager and Group Revenue Director of the South Carolina Group of Civitas Media’s publications in South Carolina.
The South Carolina Group includes The Newberry Observer in Newberry, The Herald Independent in Winnsboro, The Union Daily Times, The Easley Progress, The Pickens Sentinel and the Powdersville Post. He also will serve as the General Manager of the Newberr...
Newberry Electric draws record number of registrants to annual meeting NEWBERRY — A record 2,160 members of the Newberry Electric Cooperative registered at the 73rd annual Newberry Electric Cooperative meeting held Wednesday at Newberry High School.
Young and old came to the packed meeting. Sidney Williams, 20 months old, was the youngest person there while Henry Kunkle, 96 years old, was recognized as the oldest person at the meeting.
Pete Boozer, Harold Pitts and Eldridge Amick — World War II veterans and ...
Wilson Senn For the ObserverThe Newberry Observer
Cover the Cage fundraiser honors player’s late brother NEWBERRY — Although struck by the unforgettable tragedy of losing his twin brother in December 2010, 21-year-old Alex Bedenbaugh found a way to give back to others.
He, as well as his family, believes that Will talks to them in many ways daily and encourages them to live life’s journey and to make a difference in the lives of others.
Bedenbaugh, currently a junior at Brevard College, is majoring in psychology with a minor in business. For...
Elyssa Parnell Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Woods honored as an ‘unsung hero’ NEWBERRY — Anita Woods received the Mary Sue Livingston 911 Telecommunicator of the Year award for her dedication and leadership abilities and going above the call of duty as a 911 dispatcher for Newberry County.
Woods is a longtime supporter of the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office in the community and came to work with the agency in 2010 in the communications division as a 911 telecommunicator or dispatcher. Since that time, she has excell...
County Council approves lease for Jaycees, Pistol Club NEWBERRY — The fairgrounds property to be leased by the Newberry Jaycees and the Newberry Pistol Club went through a third and final reading by Newberry County Council.
Council unanimously approved two amendments on Wednesday night that will allow extra days if they decide to vacate the premises. That would allow either club enough notice and time to move their supplies out of the area.
Mindy Zimmerman spoke during a public hearing about ...
Natalie Netzel Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Newberry participates in National Walking Day NEWBERRY — More than 50 people put on their sneakers Wednesday and walked around downtown Newberry on their lunch breaks for a brisk and brief walk for healthy hearts.
According to Murray Coleman with the American Heart Association, almost 75 people participated in National Walking Day.
“National Walking Day is an initiative through the American Heart Association and a call to action to get moving,” said Coleman, who is originally from Ne...
Story by Natalie Netzel Photos by Elyssa ParnellThe Newberry Observer
Team God Squad participates in NC karate tournament NEWBERRY — Karate, a Japanese word that can be translated to mean “empty” (Kara) and “hand” (te), is a system of attack and defense that uses many parts of the body. Karate-style fighting can be traced back to the monks and priests in China, India and Tibet.
Putting these teachings to good use, students from Earwood’s Karate Studio in Prosperity participated in the 18th annual Foothills Classic in Salisbury, N.C., on March 30. The Foothills...
Elyssa Parnell Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Jail Log The following people were booked into the Newberry County Detention Center. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.
Donald Francis Malina, 38, shoplifting with a value less than $2000, conspiracy.
James Casey Gregory, 30, criminal domestic violence alcohol, drinking alcohol in public conveyance unlawful, littering.
Mary Kathryn Helblig, 19, drug use or possession.
Rashad Obrian Reeder, 25, criminal domest...
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month COLUMBIA — In 2011, there were 11,324 children who were confirmed as abused or neglected in South Carolina. Children’s Trust of South Carolina, home to Prevent Child Abuse South Carolina, is joining with others across the nation in declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Children’s Trust is taking part in the national campaign, Pinwheels for Prevention. Pinwheels represent healthy, happy childhoods — something deserved by every chi...
Opera House Guild to host attic sale April 20 NEWBERRY — The Newberry Opera House Guild will host an attic sale in conjunction with Pork in the Park on April 20. The fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1204 Main St. in downtown Newberry.
Household items such as furniture, jewelry, handbags, linens, children’s items, tools, electronics, artwork, collectibles and clothing will be featured. In addition to the household items, the members of the Opera House Guild will sell hom...
Musgrove Mill offers geocaching program April 13 CLINTON – Musgrove Mill State Historic Site will present a unique opportunity on April 13 when park staff introduce the basic guidelines for geocaching to the public.
The program will feature GPS usage, geocaching etiquette, finding existing caches and establishing a new cache, as well as the guidelines for establishing a cache in a state park. The cost is $5 per person. The program will begin at 1 p.m. at the park’s visitor center.