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Pomaria girl grows mammoth cabbage

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POMARIA — What began as a simple class project transformed into a garden of pride when 9-year-old Kendellin Haltiwanger grew a 29-pound cabbage at her grandparents’ home in Pomaria.Haltiwanger, now a fourth-grade student at Pomaria Garmany Elementary, received a cabbage plant last year in Kaitlyn Dowd Brehmer’s classroom. The plant came from Bonnie Plants’ Third Grade Cabbage Program out of Alabama.Each student in the third grade received a plant, said Haltiwanger’s mother, Valerie.“They received the plants in the spring and were given the task to water it and check on its progress through the following weeks,” Valerie said.


Sheriff’s Log

The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office reported the following:• Colin Lavalle Feaster, 44, of 8336 S.C. 215 South, Jenkinsville, and Sean Sylvester Workman, 30, of 8144 S.C. 215 South, Jenkinsville, were charged with public intoxication on Aug. 16. Workman was also charged with simple possession of marijuana. Feaster, Workman and a third person were seen walking away from a truck in a ditch on S.C. 34. Feaster and Workman both admitted to drinking. During a search at the ...

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NOH Guild hosting a live auction Aug. 23

NEWBERRY — The Newberry Opera House Guild will hold a live auction at the Newberry Opera House on Aug. 23.Rose Marie Favors, chair of the auction, said there are nearly 200 lots with an impressive variety of offerings ranging from a Coke machine, antiques, lamps and patio furniture to a restaurant style booth, vintage sewing machines, two sets of china, three sets of crystal, office furniture and a leather Eames style chair and ottoman.Tickets are $20 each and can ...

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Everlasting love

One thing we should meditate upon is God’s love. Nothing can comfort us or nourish us any more than knowing how much God loves us.God’s love will never disappoint us, and never will let us down.We should start each morning with our thoughts on how much God loves us. The more we think about Christ and His everlasting love, the more joy we will have in our lives. The more we understand God’s love, the more exciting our walk with Jesus will be.T...

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Prosperity Town Council

PROSPERITY — Capt. Jimmy Richardson spoke to Prosperity Town Council members Tuesday about their plans for the future in the department.“As a result of the shooting, we will strive as a department to be seen and highly visible in areas of concern to keep an eye on things that might be brewing,” Richardson said about recent events in the community.After two days of school, Richardson reported they had no traffic incidents to report.

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WKDK has starring role in “Swift Strike III”

NEWBERRY — In the summer of 1963, almost 100,000 soldiers and airmen participated in the largest-ever peacetime military maneuvers in U.S. history.Newberry played a starring role in the training exercise, as the capital city of the fictional nation Columbia. Soldiers camped out in the county’s fields and forests, citizens were recruited as spies and public officials, and little boys joined in the excitement by collecting whatever the soldiers left behind — ammo bo...

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Navy ordered to remove Bibles from military hotel rooms

Editor’s note: The following is a continuation of a previous column by Thomas Crisp.CRSC compensation for medical retirees is calculated by DFAS using a complicated formula that takes into account the PEB, VA and CRSC -percentages. CRSC pay can never exceed what would have been the years of service (YOS) retired pay amount, but can be much less and sometimes zero. CRSC pay is not taxed.

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Port truck drivers draw a line in the sand

Imagine your boss suddenly told you that from now on you were going to be considered an independent contractor. You’d have to pay for your office space, supplies, and equipment. Your employer would deduct those expenses from your paycheck. And you’d have to pay all your payroll taxes, including your employer’s share.You’d also be responsible for doing whatever work your boss gave you, no matter how long it took, with no extra pay.That’s the ...

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Prosperity man wins $500,000 in national fishing tournament

PROSPERITY — Anthony Gagliardi of Prosperity won the Forrest Wood Cup fishing tournament held last weekend on Lake Murray, netting himself $500,000 and the distinction of being the first South Carolinian to win the event since 1998.To win, Gagliardi submitted 19 of the biggest bass he caught, totalling 51 pounds, 2 ounces. The tournament was held by Fishing League Worldwide.“There were a lot of people really pulling for me,” said Gagliardi, 37. “I...

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County OKs tourism fund disbursement

NEWBERRY — Organizations in Newberry County will soon receive tourism related funds from the Newberry County Accommodations Tax Committee, following approval of the disbursements by the Newberry County Council.The total funds available this year was $31,549.17. The tax committee received requests totalling $63,890, which was higher than last year’s request total of $39,205.Councilman Leslie Hipp asked Ernest Shealy, chairman of the tax committee, why the amou...

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Krazy Daisy comes to Main Street

NEWBERRY — To some, the name Krazy Daisy might sound like a flower shop, but here in Newberry, Krazy Daisy is the name of a new women’s clothing store.“I just picked the name out of the blue. I was looking at business names on the Internet, and just said, this is it,” said Angela Goings, store owner. “Plus the name fits my personality perfectly.”Goings once owned and operated a business in Prosperity, but decided she wanted a change. S...

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Ambassador family continues for the cause

COLUMBIA — Newberry Academy Headmaster Brian Fitzgerald and his family will be raising awareness this weekend for the March of Dimes.The Fitzgerald’s, Newberry’s Ambassador family for the March of Dimes, has been asked to represent Newberry at the Macy’s Shop for a Cause event on Aug. 23 at the Columbia Mall, 7201 Two Notch Road.The event gives shoppers the opportunity to purchase a $5 savings pass that entitles them to 25 percent off all day long...

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South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs

This week we want to thank Carri Grube Lybarker, administrator, South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs, for speaking about the State agency that is designed to represent the interest of consumers throughout South Carolina. The organization’s responsibilities are to defend consumer affairs and help bring about change for the good of others, ranging their position to improve the quality of life for the citizens of South Carolina.The S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs is...

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GASB effect uncertain in Newberry

NEWBERRY — Most Newberry County local governments are still one year out in the new Government Accounting Standard Board’s (GASB) accounting process.In June 2012, the GASB approved two related statements that reflect improvements to the accounting and financial reporting of pensions by state as well as local governments and pension plans.

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Thanks for a friend

On Wednesday, August 13 I accidentally ran over my puppy, Tweety. While I looked at her whimper in pain, I could not help but blame myself because I knew there was no possible way I could get her proper medical attention due to my financial situation. However, I decided to go to the veterinarian hoping they would have a payment plan.When I arrived at Newberry Animal Hospital, they advised me there was a fee to be paid before she could be seen. I had less than $20 in my pocket. In t...

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Newberry Opera House has eclectic season planned

NEWBERRY — This season the Newberry Opera House will host over 100 performances of some of the greatest artists performing today.The season opens with Elvis, 40 or so of him, when the week-long Ultimate Elvis Festival roll (and rocks) into town. About the time Elvis leaves the Building – Art Garfunkel arrives.Garfunkel, half of the mega duo Simon and Garfunkel, will present an intimate evening of his favorite songs, and his reminiscences of an incredible care...

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Newberry picked seventh in SAC preseason poll

ROCK HILL — The Newberry Wolves’ volleyball team has been predicted to finish seventh in the South Atlantic Conference this season as the annual preseason coaches’ poll was released Monday. Sophomore Logan Hayward has been named second team preseason all-SAC.The Wolves are coming off a strong 2013 campaign where they advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season.Newberry finished the season with an 18-13 overall record and 12-10 in th...

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Another new school year begins in Newberry County!

A parent brings her child inside for his first day of school at Newberry Elementary School.Coach Dell Lever helps a student out of his car for his first day of school at Newberry Elementary.Kursten Long enjoyed her first day of first grade at Pomaria Garmany Elementary.Boundary Street Elementary students Sophie, Joseph, Emma and Trey are ready for their first day of school.Principal Reggie Wicker of Newberry Elementary stands next to a student who i...

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