Teen to preach for coalition of churches

BLAIR — Sixteen-year-old minister DeJenique Hill of Whitmire preached her trial sermon on March 1 at the Hassion Hill Baptist Church. Now, the Blair Coalition of Churches have invited her to preach March 30 at 11 a.m. at Weeping Mary Baptist Church in Blair.Hill, who is home schooled, continues with a family tradition of ministry.Her parents, Elder Jeffery Hill and Evangelist Denice Hill, are in ministry and several of her grandparents are as well.Hill i...

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Standardized tests? They can be serious business

Let’s face it, prepping for tests isn’t much fun.Whether its memorizing equations, or facts, or dates or working on a skill like driving, I know of few people who actually look forward to studying for a test.Those of you with school age children will understand those standardized test acronyms like SAT, ACT, HSAP and PASS.Well, if you are middle aged all this talk of tests and passing a test takes on important significance, life or death significan...

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NHS defeats FCHS, falls at B-L

NEWBERRY — With a strong cold wind blowing out toward right field virtually all evening, the Newberry High School baseball teams lost a twin bill Tuesday at Bill Harvey Field to Batesburg-Leesville.The chill in the air cooled the NHS varsity and junior varsity bats.The Panther jayvees never trailed in their 7-2 victory that was called because of time after six innings.For Newberry High School, Dee Gallman was a home run short of going for the cycle. His ...

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Next James Brown hearing set for March 31 in Bamberg

NEWBERRY — After seven years, needy students in South Carolina and Georgia are still waiting for the scholarships they were to receive under the estate plan of music legend James Brown.A recent hearing in federal court shed light on how these scholarships were stalled early in the estate proceedings by a federal lawsuit filed by grandson Forlando — a lawsuit he now wants to walk away from without paying counterclaims.In January 2008, Forlando (William) Brown ...

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Hospital to address employee recruitment, turnover rate

NEWBERRY — The human resources department at Newberry County Memorial Hospital is revising ways to retain the best employees at the hospital in upcoming years.Dyan Bowman told the board Tuesday that after completing their 2013 HR annual report, they had brainstormed ideas to better improve the retainment of employees.The HR department at NCMH is responsible for staffing, recruitment, payroll, employee health, and other tasks the hospital needs to remain “heal...

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NES students get visit from actors

Newberry Elementary student Isaac Nichols smiles for a quick photo with two actors from The National Theatre for Children. All NES students enjoyed their production of “Showdown at Resource Ranch” which highlighted the need for natural resources as well as tips on how to conserve these resources.

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Time change for celebration

State House recognition changedThe date for the Newberry High School basketball team to be recognized at the State House has been changed due to a scheduling conflict. A new date has not been announced.

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PMPA scholarship offers opportunity for high school seniors

NEWBERRY — Seniors graduating from high school this year will now have an opportunity to earn scholarship money, according to Matt DeWitt, assistant city manager.The Newberry-PMPA Community Scholar Scholarship is an example of a partnered-scholarship opportunity available to member cities belonging to the Piedmont Municipal Power Agency.Piedmont Municipal Power Agency is a joint action agency formed by 10 municipal electric utilities, including Newberry, in the nor...

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Mid-Carolina C-team pounds Panthers

PROSPERITY — The Mid-Carolina C-team hosted Batesburg-Leesville on March 24 and had little mercy on the visiting Panthers.The Rebels team of seventh, eighth and ninth graders pounded the Panthers 10-0 in a game called after five innings.The top hitters for the game were Jalen Bates Caldwell with two hits, two runs scored and three runs batted in and Collins Remion with two hits, one run scored and three runs batted in.Hunter Graham also drove in a run in...

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Local shooters to compete at U.S. Junior Olympics

NEWBERRY — Six members of the Newberry Junior Pistol Club — Sean Blanton, Brianna Kinard, Carrie Haltiwanger, Galina McBurnett, Valerie Long and Kelsey Winters — will compete at the 2014 U.S. Junior Olympic Pistol Championship to be held April 9 through April 14 in Colorado Springs, Colo.The top shooters from all over the country will compete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center for medals in both air and 22-caliber pistol.Newberry Junior Pistol Club had...

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The Tea Party plot to destroy capitalism

The largest Tea Party organization in the U.S., Tea Party Patriots, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary with promises of redoubled efforts to balance the federal budget and pay down the national debt. Of course this would have the — presumably unintentional — effect of destroying capitalism as we know it.Corporate capitalism, since it coalesced (with the help of an enormous amount of state intervention) as the basis of the U.S. national economy in the late 19th ce...

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City log

The Newberry City Police reported the following incidents:— James Turner, 44, of 2203 Harper St. in Newberry, was charged with criminal domestic violence March 17. Newberry City Police responded to Turner’s residence at 9 a.m. in reference to a domestic dispute. The complainant was a neighbor who had been asked by Turner’s wife to call the police. Both Turner and his wife stated that the two had been fighting when Turner pushed his wife in the face, causing her to...

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Could texting while driving soon be illegal in Prosperity?

PROSPERITY — Five seconds at 55 mph equals 100 yards when one does the math of distracted driving.That’s up to 100 yards when a motorist’s attention is not where his or her vehicle is going.For Lou Neiger, the mathematical equation also includes subtraction — subtracting the 3,328 people who died in 2012 twrecks that occurred while they were texting and driving.He recently presented that math to Prosperity Town Council, as he requested ...

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Safer streets for city residents and college students

NEWBERRY — City residents and Newberry College students have grown accustomed to seeing city employees in orange vests working on Evans Street.Although most do not know the reason, there is a purpose: To make Evans Street safer for pedestrians and bicyclists and to beautify the area.The City of Newberry, Newberry College and the S.C. Department of Transportation are working together to get the construction completed as soon as possible.Scott Joyner, vice...

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MCHS band competes in Concert Festival

PROSPERITY — The SCBDA Concert Festival event is the formative annual assessment of instrumental music programs in South Carolina. We choose music literature that demonstrates various fundamental music standards.The grade level is a benchmark. The evaluation is similar to standardized test or end of course exams given in other school courses. A national standard of performance is applied to our program because we bring in competent judges. This evaluation serves to provide th...

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Earwood Karate students participate in tournament

Earwood’s Karate Dojo sponsored a South Carolina Karate Circuit karate tournament on March 22 at Mid-Carolina Middle School. Many students from the Prosperity Dojo participated in the tournament. Each competitor received a five foot trophy.

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Newberry College to host Spring Fest

NEWBERRY — Newberry College’s Spring Fest on April 12 will include events on campus that are open to the community.Spring Fest begins with Sport Day sponsored by the Newberry College SAAC from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Setzler Field for ages up to 16. Attendees will learn about the sports offered at the college from the Newberry Wolves. All attendants will receive free admission to the Spring Football game later in the day.Join in the fun and games at Walker Field...

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