Zais visits Newberry, shares education philosophy

NEWBERRY — Dr. Mick Zais toured the Newberry County Career Center last Friday and talked with school district officials about the importance of career center education for South Carolinians.Of particular concern to Zais is ensuring high school students who are not on a college track have the skills to find employment upon graduating high school and/or that the subgroup is prepared to pursue technical education.Newberry County Career Center Director Buddy Livingston...

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Income reporting, medical coverage for veterans

To qualify for Medicare, it involves how long you have worked and paid Social Security and Medicare taxes from your payroll check. One has to work only 10 years or 40 quarters to qualify for Medicare Part A at no cost. You have to enroll in Part B which has a premium of $104.90/monthly for 2014 this year. Being a Veteran and using a VA facility does not disqualify anyone from enrolling in and using Medicare. In fact, VA encourages Veterans to enroll in Part B, the medical/doctor part of Medic...

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Mansell’s even par round puts Wolves within striking distance after second round of Food Lion SAC Championship

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Newberry freshman Richard Mansell was the first player in the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship to card a round of even par or better, leading the Wolves to an 11-stroke improvement at the Sevierville Golf Club’s River Course.Newberry is in fifth place after Monday with a 615 (313-302, +39), only eight strokes back of tournament leaders Tusculum (+31). Wingate is at +32 and Carson-Newman and Lincoln Memorial are tied at +35.

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Opitz’ tourney low round puts Wolves in fourth after moving day at Food Lion SAC Championship

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Newberry freshman Sophia Opitz tied the tournament’s low round Monday to push the Wolves up a spot to fourth after the second round of the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship on the Sevierville Golf Club’s Highland Course.Newberry improved by nine strokes from Sunday’s first round and was in fourth place at 671 (340-331, +95) entering Tuesday’s final round. Wingate has a 12-stroke lead on Newberry at 659 (+83), wh...

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Eyre, Barwick announce 2014 Cheer and Dance Camp

NEWBERRY — Newberry College head dance coach Jenna Eyre and head cheerleading coach Lindsey Barwick have announced a camp for children ages four through 12 to be held on campus from July 14-16. Registration fee is $50 for the three-day camp, which will take place from 9 a.m. to noon each day, with a performance at 11 a.m. on July 16. Forms can be found at

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South Carolina’s encouraging economic news

When the unemployment rate is down, politicians swoop in to take credit.When joblessness is up, there’s blame and finger-pointing.It’s up to the voters to sort through the rhetoric. And most would probably agree that no politician deserves as much credit as they’d like — or as much blame as their detractors would heap on them – for any uptick or downturn in the economy.But while economic news can often be distorted by politics, wh...

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Bulldogs maul Wolverines 11-1

NEWBERRY — The Newberry High School Bulldogs exploded for seven runs in the third inning to pull away from the Whitmire Wolverines Monday night in non-conference action at Bill Harvey Field.WCS had an early 1-0 lead but Senior Austin Williams (1-4) struggled his second time through the batting order. In the big third inning, line drive base hits, errors and passed balls hurt Williams’ efforts to pull of the upset of NHS as Bulldog baserunners alertly took extra bases wh...

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Rookie Elliott wins at Darlington, tames ‘The Lady In Black’

DARLINGTON — It was clearly a case of David vs. Goliath when rookie Chase Elliott took on the legendary Darlington Raceway — the track known as “Too Tough To Tame” — and slayed it with vengeance.And, in accomplishing the feat, he took on veteran drivers the likes of Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Matt Kenseth to claim his second consecutive Nationwide Series win in the VFW Sportclips Help a Hero 200.It also marked the first time ever that Ell...

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Harvick goes from pole to Victory Lane at Southern 500

DARLINGTON — It started with the Pole Award and ended with the champion’s trophy. That’s how strong Kevin Harvick’s #4 Budweiser Chevrolet was at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night.It was Harvick holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the second two-lap overtime to win the Bojangles Southern 500 at the legendary track known as “Too Tough To Tame.”It marked Harvick’s second win this season for his new team, Stewart-Haas Racing, and a...

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Easter — The name of Jesus

My words are written in honor and memory of Joan O’Dell, beloved friend, a Newberry legendary analyst and spiritual leader. She has passed on to an angelic, revered world, but her words spoken over decades were heard in churches, radio, conventions and assemblies and will be remembered.This week, the emphasis will focus on Joan’s past spiritual script: The Name of Jesus, special Bible verses and discussions in recognition of God’s greatest gift, His Son, Jesus.

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Upper Savannah job fair set for April 30 in Greenwood

GREENWOOD — Organizers of the Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair have announced that 50-plus employers have already signed up for this month’s event but are encouraging more employers to participate.The bi-annual Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair will be held at Greenwood Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30. There is no charge to participate.Despite the 50-plus employers who have registered, there is room for more. It does not matter if an employer wants to hir...

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Prosperity man dies in motorcycle accident

CHAPIN — Lexington County Coroner Harry Harmon has identified the motorcyclist killed in a single-vehicle accident as Jacob Aaron Rodgers, 25, of Prosperity.According to Harmon, the accident occurred at approximately 10 p.m. April 11 on West Woods Drive in Chapin. Rodgers was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene from the injuries he sustained in the accident.South Carolina Highway Patrol said Rodgers’ 2005 Yamaha motorcycle ran off the left side of the ...

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Prosperity teems with runners, walkers for a cause

PROSPERITY — Downtown Prosperity was the home of the inaugural 5K for a cause, a race organized by local women to raise awareness in the community about autism, and help others feel supported.The race included 79 registered runners with well over 200 people in attendance, including participants from three states. After the run began, there was a one-mile honor walk. Individuals and families, some carrying strollers, flooded the streets to show support.The overall m...

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Botelho, Kiser earn wins as Wolves fall 6-3 to King

NEWBERRY — The Newberry men’s tennis team dropped a 6-3 decision on Senior Day, despite singles victory by a pair of Newberry’s seniors.The Wolves (9-11) fell behind King (11-7) in doubles play, with Newberry’s lone doubles point coming at No. 2 as sophomore Fernando Espana and junior Carlos Nicolopulos knocked off Pablo Vidal and Luis Delgado.Singles play did not see the Wolves fare much better with Newberry only collecting two singles victories....

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Wolves blank King in 9-0 Senior Day victory

NEWBERRY — The Newberry women’s tennis team sent its seniors out with a bang, as the Wolves knocked off King 9-0 at the Cannon Tennis Courts.Newberry’s senior duo of Susana Aguirre and Romina Adum picked up the first point of the day for the Wolves (15-7) with an 8-2 win over Katya Cerny and Alyssa Salazar at No. 1.King (7-13) dropped a second poit at No. 2 as Newberry senior Marina Ziehe and sophomore Vanessa Ortiz dropped Mariana Hosomi and Naomi Reye...

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Traffic incident, detour occurs

NEWBERRY — A traffic accident near the intersection of South Carolina Highway 121 and US 176, located about half way between Newberry and Whitmire has closed Highway 121 until the accident can be cleared.Traffic approaching Highway 121 from Newberry is being detoured up I-26 to Jalapa Road and a large portion of Highway 121 is basically closed to traffic.The accident happened just past the Enoree Ranger station in the 2000 mile address area of South Carolina Highwa...

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Rebel bats rock Batesburg-Leesville, come up short with Airport

PROSPERITY — The Mid-Carolina High School Rebel bats found new life April 9 at Lindy Richardson Field as Mid-Carolina peppered the field with hits and five homeruns in the Rebels’ five innings of play.Southpaw Danton Hyman held the Panthers to one run on just four hits. Hyman struck out seven and did not walk a batter in the 13-1 victory over the Batesburg-Leesville Panthers.Mid-Carolina started its attack in the bottom of the first, scoring seven runs....

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