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Hippity, hoppity … and hunting Easter eggs

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Hannah Alexander, Jessy Burbage, Kassidy King, Matthew Robinson and Benjamin McDermott were winners from The Whitmire Jaycees’ annual Easter egg hunt.The Whitmire community came out to enjoy an afternoon full of hunting Easter eggs on April 13.Sarah Hentz looks through her Easter basket during the egg hunt in Pomaria, a partnership between Pomaria/St. John’s, St. Paul and Bethlehem churches.Taryn Gallman shows the butterfly craft she constructed that symbolizes ressurection and rebirth.Jack Hughes finds some eggs at the hunt with the help of parents, Mike and Nikki Hughes.Brooklyn Bates sported a beautiful springtime Easter outfit as she gathered her eggs.Alaina Thomas puts a yellow egg into her basket.


Atwater beings state education superintendent campaign to Newberry

NEWBERRY — Sally Atwater continued her statewide listening tour as she took her conservative campaign for State Superintendent of Education to the Newberry area.While in Newberry, Atwater met with local leaders to discuss her campaign at Bill and Fran’s Restaurant, followed by visits to Newberry College and Newberry Academy to speak with students, teachers and parents.Newberry College was an important stop for Atwater as she toured her late husband Lee’...

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Hope, healing at the end of the Rein-Bows

PROSPERITY — Seven-year-old Eliana Peterson has found a wealth of opportunity at the end of her Rein-Bows, adaptive devices she uses for riding lessons at Camp Horseshoe Equestrian Center.At birth, Elie suffered nerve damage to her left hand called brachial plexus. Brachial plexus has three degrees, of which her impairment was the most severe.The nerve injury limits her left hand strength and functionality but the difference does not limit her riding ability, thank...

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Lever sticks close to home, fulfills passion for baseball

NEWBERRY — When it comes to his priorities, Cal Lever puts family and baseball at the top of his list. Lever is dedicated to the sport of baseball, and said he loves every minute he’s on the field.Lever is a freshman baseball player at Newberry College and has loved every minute of his collegiate career thus far. With jersey number 49, Lever plays the position of catcher for the Wolves.Lever is the son of Jimmy and Karen Lever. He has one brother, Dell, who a...

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School board gets first look at 2014-15 budget

NEWBERRY — Board members and district administrators discussed technology funding, a Gov. Nikki Haley mandated reading coach initiative and other issues when the Newberry County School Board held its first 2014-15 budget work session.Susan Dowd, chief financial officer for the Newberry County School District, reminded the board and district personnel that this year is a reassessment year with the county tax base.“Typically you are not allowed to gain extremel...

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Technology-related policies discussed at budget work session

NEWBERRY — Technology-related issues were discussed at length during the first Newberry County school board budget work session.Superintendent Bennie Bennett said 12 of 13 principals he spoke with told him the district needs a technology coach, a finding that appeared to be under serious consideration by the board and the district administrators.A district-wide technology coach would help teachers integrate tablets and other forms of technology into their lessons....

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Gates running for Newberry Electric Cooperative board

NEWBERRY — Timard “Tim” Gates has announced he is running for a position on the Newberry Electric Cooperative board of trustees. The election will be held on April 23 at Mid-Carolina Middle School.Gates is a retired educator, having spent 34 years as a science teacher, guidance counselor, administrator, coach and athletic director at B.T. Washington, C.A. Johnson and Lower Richland high schools in Columbia, and Camden High School in Kershaw. Gates also was an assi...

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Pomaria Garmany celebrates reading

Pomaria Garmany Elementary celebrated reaching its reading goal of 26,460 books on April 4 with visits by two authors and a school-wide assembly that involved Duct-taping Principal Beth Brooks and Curriculum Coordinator Paige Graham to the wall. Grades Pre-K through second enjoyed author Peter Buttress from Lexington, who wrote Chase Gets a Medal and Chase Gets a Pen Pal. Buttress brought along his therapy dog, Chase, around which both of his books are centered. Grades 3-5 enjoyed author Edit...

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Country Club of Newberry offers golf and more

As we approach the much anticipated mild South Carolina climate and you have a strong desire to get outdoors and have fun, possibly it is time to stop and consider another great venue available to us here in Newberry, the Country Club of Newberry.Nestled on 110 acres at the end of the Newberry County airport runway, and seemingly one of our best kept secrets, this facility is ready for you and your family to enjoy. I find it interesting that this year the Country Club of Newberry w...

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Toxic exposure updates for veterans

In 2008, VA established a presumption of service connection for ALS for any veteran who develops the disease at any time after separation from service, making them eligible for monthly VA disability compensation benefits. VA amended its disability rating scale in January 2012 to assign a 100 percent disability evaluation for any veteran who has service-connected ALS.

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Many events upcoming in Whitmire

Hello everyone. I hope you and yours had a happy Easter weekend.Birthdays and anniversariesLots of local news and events on the way after we do our birthday and anniversary wishes. Happy birthday to Carlton Hall, Christina Mull, Troy Collins, Julia Tankersley Satcher, Deanna Wilbanks, Michelle Harmon, Randy Kitchens, Ronnie Bundrick, and Brookelyn Arrowood.We send our happy anniversary wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Earl Roller, Mr. and Mrs. Ke...

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National Jr. Beta Club inductees

Nine Newberry Elementary School fifth-grade students were inducted into the National Jr. Beta Club. The students have at least a 90 or above academic average in all of their core academic subjects, have at least one score of “Met” on the PASS test with no scores of “Not Met,” and have commendable conduct and character. Shown are, front row from the left, Benjamin Siqueiros, Craig Austin, Kyshari Singley and Melanie Perez. Back row are, from the left, Selena Sosa Garlan...

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PGE announces honor roll students

POMARIA — The following third, fourth, and fifth grade students received Honor Roll and Principal’s Honor Roll at Pomaria-Garmany Elementary School.Third GradePrincipal’s Honor RollJournee Ballenger and Kendellin HaltiwangerHonor RollMadison Kern, Chase Lybrand, Jennifer Shealy, Kate Thrower, Corbin Marshall, Klara Boland, Kayden Beverly, Nadia Bookman, Davis Franklin, Kylie Culbertson,...

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Pomaria-Garmany recognizes Pawesome Students for March

Pomaria-Garmany Elementary School recognizes a student each month from each class as the Pawsome Students of the Month for exhibiting the character skill for that month. Students recognized for exhibiting self control, the character skill for March, were, front row from the left, Taylor Melton, Hannah Shealy, Kennisha Wright, Kimberlyn Cardenas, Britney Lopez Perez, Carter Vinson, Hannah Hull, Nolan O’Neal and Emily Ruff. Back row are Madelyn Hamilton, Bailey Stewart, Sydney Wells, PGE ...

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NMS holds “no name calling” week

No Name Calling Week was held at Newberry Middle School the week of Feb. 24. Students and faculty participated in activities focused on preventing bullying in schools. A lot of these activities occurred during the students’ lunches. Some of the activities include guest speakers, writing notes to bullies, and signing a pledge poster. Students enjoyed listening to encouraging music during their lunch and participated in an activity where they ate lunch with different students each day of ...

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Wolves swept in double dip by Lions

MARS HILL, N.C. — The Newberry softball team dropped a pair of five inning games at Mars Hill on Friday as the Lions swept the Wolves at Ponder Field.Sophomore Darrian Jamison ripped a three-run homer as the Wolves fell 15-7 in five innings during game one, while senior Leah Hosking drove in a pair of runs in Newberry’s five inning 12-4 game two loss.The Wolves end the regular season at 21-27 overall and 7-15 in conference play, while the Lions improve to 24-...

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Wolves fall just shy of SAC title in 5-4 loss to Pioneers

ROCK HILL — The Newberry women’s tennis team came up one match short of a conference title, as the Wolves fell 5-4 at the Rock Hill Tennis Center to the Tusculum Pioneers in the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship title match.Newberry (17-8) fell behind Tusculum (22-2) early as the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament picked up a win at the third doubles spot. Senior Marina Ziehe and sophomore Vanessa Ortiz evened the score line with a 9-7 victory a...

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Cranmer and Nations lead Wolves to 8-4 extra inning win in Anderson series opener

ANDERSON — Ryan Cranmer hit a game-tying homerun in the ninth inning and drove in four runs while Daniel Nations pitched five innings of two-hit relief to lead the Newberry Wolves to an 8-4 win over the Anderson Trojans in 11 innings at Memorial Stadium on Friday afternoon.Newberry is now 27-21 overall and 15-13 in the South Atlantic Conference, clinching a berth in next weekend’s Food Lion SAC Tournament in Forest City, N.C. The Wolves and Trojans (18-28 overall, 13-14...

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