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 ...
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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...
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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.
Newberry DSN honors staff, individuals Newberry Disabilities and Special Needs Board and Newberry Industries recognized staff and individuals for five and 10 years of service on March 27. Shown are, from the left, Brichette Holland, director of programs; Charlie Britt, 10 years; Jimmy Rayford, five years; Eric Wise, 10 years; Justin Moates, five years; and Jennifer Brooks, executive director. Also receiving awards were Fred Wilson, 10 years; Karshunya Davis, five years; and Tracey...
Newberry garage burns NEWBERRY — The Friendly Fire Department was still working to extinguish a garage fire Thursday afternoon by I-26 between Newberry and Whitmire. According to Butch Price, the garage was on fire and they were putting out the hot spots before 2 p.m. No injuries were reported.
Elementary students raise money for Pennies for Patients NEWBERRY — Students at Newberry Elementary School worked hard to raise money for Pennies for Patients. The students showed compassion in dedicating two weeks to collect spare change to help towards finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Jenni Finley’s class has been recognized by Newberry Elementary School for donating the most funds to Pennies for Patients this school year.
The students included YMari Bouknight, Kenton Caldwel...
Pomaria pork producer provides input on Checkoff programs POMARIA — Larry DeHart from Pomaria served as a delegate at the Pork Act Delegate assembly March 8 and March 9 in Orlando, Fla.
DeHart was one of 160 delegates who represented pork producers from across the country and importers who sell pork products in the United States. He was named a delegate by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack.
The delegates nominate members of the National Pork Board, establish how much of the Pork Checkoff is r...
NES names Model Rocket Character Awards for February NEWBERRY — Newberry Elementary School students worked hard to be nominated for the Model Rocket Character Award for February. Students were nominated by their teachers for doing a great job of demonstrating compassion, which means showing concern for the well-being of others.