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Bostick shooting for starting role in Green Bay

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Former Newberry Wolf and Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick made his first Lambeau Leap a few years ago after scoring a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles and this year he’s looking to bounce back from injury to leap forward into the Packers starting line up.With former All-Pro Jermichael Finley not returning, a spot is up for grabs and some media outlets have mentioned Bostick’s name as the top prospect to lock up that job.A foot injury shortened Bostick’s 2013 season and caused him to have surgery. During the months that followed, his weight increased, so part of Bostick’s off season involved getting back into shape.


Post 193/24 to take on Camden-Inman

SUMTER — Chapin-Newberry’s offense was shut down and shut out in its 6-0 loss to Sumter on Saturday at the American Legion baseball state tournament.But no one would have guessed that on Sunday.C-N batted around in four separate innings against Spartanburg Post 28 – collecting 20 hits in the process – and got six innings of 1-hit ball from starter Danton Hyman in a 17-0, 7-inning rout at Riley Park to stave off elimination.Post 193/24 i...

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Monthly recap from your Chamber

Here at your Chamber, we routinely ask ourselves and others what additional programs or events we can do to promote a positive business environment and to enhance the quality of life in Newberry County. How can we better foster economic growth while meeting the needs of our communities? We want to hear from you.We are excited about the Newberry Community Hall landscaping and hardscaping currently underway. The City of Newberry and contractors have been steadily working to ready the...

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Whitmire veterans celebration a success

Hello everyone, local news on the way after we do our birthday wishes texted in from Gottrocks the birthday fairy.Birthdays, AnniversariesHappy Birthday to Butch Lawson, Anita Raines, Larry Hensley, Isabella Miller, Martin Miller, Eric Rast, Lucille Wood, Esther Starnes, Lisa Putnam, Kenny Putnam, Lisa H. Taylor, Beth Andrews, Laura Smith, Niane Bunch, Faye and Kaye Epps, Donna and Doug Maness, Maurice Glenn, Coretta Coleman, Rob Nelson, Stacy Greenway, ...

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Newberry Dogs baseball are Larry Sligh, Freddy Davenport and Bryan Eder. Players include Zacorolan Byrd, Jalen Caldwell, Davaun Davenport, Bentrez Douglas, Jacob Eder, Javon Gallman, Jadicus Reeder, Tramas Ruff, Tremarious Sims, X’Zavius Smith and Kyjuan Wise.Newberry Dogs baseball team included Zacorolan Byrd, Jalen Caldwell, Davaun Davenport, Bentrez Douglas, Jacob Eder, Javon Gallman, Jadicus Reeder, Tramas Ruff, Tremarious Sims, X’Zavius Smith and Kyjuan Wise.

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VA claims backlog update: Frequently overlooked claims

The long-standing slog within the Veterans Affairs Department to cut down its mountain of disability claims has been well documented. Or has it?The VA loves to talk about how it’s on track to reach its goal next year of completing all disability compensation and pension claims within 125 days — keeping them off the dreaded “backlogged” list. Frequently overlooked? The other two-thirds of VA claims — or more than 1 million requests — aren’t ...

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Excessive compensation can ruin a CEO’s judgment

Narcissists don’t happen to be particularly nice people. They preen. They grab. And they never ever really feel our pain.Extremely self-centered people, some fascinating new business school research shows, also don’t make for particularly effective corporate CEOs.This new research — conducted by business school analysts at the University of Southern California and the University of Arizona — examines the impact of CEO narcissism on corporate tax p...

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MCHS camp teaches volleyball fundamentals, mechanics

PROSPERITY — Girls interested in learning more about the game of volleyball participated in the Mid-Carolina High School girl’s volleyball camp.The camp was in association with the County of Newberry Recreation and was held July 10 through July 12 at Mid-Carolina High School’s gymnasium. The camp was for girls in rising fourth through 10th grade.Instructed by Coach Jessica Seibert, head varsity volleyball coach for MCHS, the camp focused on the fundamen...

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Newberry County dive team helps recover drowning victim

WINNSBORO — The Newberry County Water Rescue and Dive team helped Fairfield County divers search Friday night for a teenage boy who drowned at the Lake Wateree State Park, according to Chief Glenn Hamm with Prosperity Rescue and Newberry County’s dive team.Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said Jeramie Coleman, 14, died from asphyxia due to drowning.Coleman was swimming at the Lake Wateree State Park, Hamm said, when he began struggling in the water and...

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Community gathers in Memorial Park

NEWBERRY — The Newberry Opera House continued it’s outdoor concert series July 25 with performers Jerry Sims and Kristi Hood.Sims, owner of Sims Music in Columbia, graduated from Berkley School of Music in Boston and plays Southern-String Guitar — a technique he learned from his friend and mentor Bucky Pizzarelli.Hood is a world class jazz vocalist. She fine-tuned her vocals singing at Columbia College, USC and singing with the Dick Goodwin Big Band and...

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YMCA youths work to complete construction on community garden

NEWBERRY — Last month, Newberry County’s YMCA received a community development grant from Walmart that would allow the YMCA to establish a community garden.The garden is now well under way, and is expected to be ready by the fall.The garden is being constructed by the children in the YMCA’s summer camp and counselor in training programs while Alana West, 4H agent, oversees the work as technical advisor. The counselor in training as well as the children ...

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Can’t ‘Writer’s Block’ be a good thing?

When you think of writer’s block, what is it exactly that first comes to mind? Personally, thinking back on the phrase takes me to middle school, which may be when I first heard or used the phrase.You’ve heard me say probably many times that I love writing, always have. So, loving to write in middle school isn’t abnormal for me to say about myself. I can hear my peers at the time using it as an excuse to get out of homework or in-class assignments.̶...

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Richardson is the best of the best at NCSO

NEWBERRY — Although he did not find a job in wildlife management, Kirby Richardson thinks he has found his place at the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer.A Newberry County native, Richardson has always lived in Prosperity. After attending high school at Mid-Carolina, he went on to Newberry College. Richardson majored in biology, graduating with his degree in 2010.“I always thought I wanted to do wildlife management,” Richar...

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Family tradition brings Chester youth into 4-H

NEWBERRY — A family tradition brought Bryce Horn of Chester into the 4-H Youth Development when he was 5 years old. Horn’s family has been participating in 4-H for generations: His grandfather, mother, brother, cousins and aunts all participated in 4-H in their youth.Now 15, Horn participates in the Dairy Club and has participated in the Pullet Project. In the Dairy Club, Horn has to raise calves to make them ready to show in competitions, and the Pullet Project he had ...

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Little Mountain Reunion is this weekend

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — After two years without a reunion, the Little Mountain Reunion Association is bringing back the annual event this weekend.The Association had multiple roadblocks preventing the reunion for the last two years, but that has all changed, thanks to support from the community.“This year the new mayor (Jana Jayroe) contacted the association and started the process of getting the reunion started again,” said Woody Kaminer, member of the Assoc...

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Community Hall grounds plans finalized

NEWBERRY — Finalized plans have now been made for the grounds in front of Community Hall, according to Matt DeWitt, assistant city manager for the City of Newberry.DeWitt said they are in the process of securing some early 1900s brick pavers to complete the revitalized Community Hall square.The bricks were needed to fill in small areas where pavers have become missing or broken-up over time. The brick pavers were located in Ocala, Fla. — made at the same Peer...

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Jackie Swindler receives honor from Newberry College

Retired Newberry Police Chief, Jackie Swindler Jr. was given a Certificate of Appreciation for his dedication to the City of Newberry and Newberry College. The award states: “In grateful appreciation for 38 years in law enforcement, the Newberry College family thanks you for your leadership, loyalty and service to the City of Newberry.” Swindler graduated from Newberry College in 1979 with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and criminal justice. “I always have and will b...

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Super Johnnie finds McSwain Park

NEWBERRY — The winner of the last week’s “Where’s Super Johnnie?” challenge was Amber Longshore for correctly identifying McSwain Park.Located at the end of McSwain and Langford streets, the park is next to the old Gallman High School. The park once had a community swimming pool that was removed in 1988.The park includes basketball courts, playground equipment and a picnic shelter with bathrooms. Renovations to the park, as part of the city&...

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