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Newberry student’s quick reaction saves woman

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AIKEN — About two weeks ago 18-year-old William Heggs’ commute to from Aiken to an Adult Education class in Newberry took a heroic turn. His mother drove as they carpooled, and he glanced up from a text message he was sending to see the car in front of them had crashed and was on fire.“I didn’t think, I just reacted,” he said. “Mom said not to get out of our car but I saw an elderly man walking around the car with his walker and he was trying to get his wife who was yelling for help. I just ran to the car and pulled her out of there.”By the time he sprinted to the car, fire had spread to the front seat.

 

Interfaith Community Services thankful for support of area ministries

NEWBERRY — Interfaith Community Services of Newberry is an organization of clergy and lay people with a purpose of serving the needs of the people in the community.Some ways ICS helps meet those needs are through a jail ministry, transient ministry, hospital chaplaincy, radio devotions, sermons in The Newberry Observer, nursing home services and an emergency relief fund.ICS meets quarterly on the fourth Thursday, usually at a church in the county.With co...

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City Council recognizes college seniors

Newberry City Council recognized eight Newberry College seniors for their outstanding work in the community at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. From left to right are Mayor Foster Senn, William Brant, Brunes Charles, Rebecca Cromer, Jason Livingston, Casey Stevens, Rachel Williams, and Matt DeWitt, assistant city manager. Not pictured were Alisa Dunovant and Chas Goodwin.

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Pet of the Week: Livy

Livy, a young adult female, long-haired Calico is described as super sweet. She loves animals and people. Livy has been spayed and neutered. For more information on how you can adopt Livy, contact the Newberry County Animal Shelter.

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City Council approves grant funding

NEWBERRY — Newberry City Council recognized eight Newberry College Seniors Tuesday night for their outstanding efforts of community service and leadership during their time at the college.William Brant, Brunes Charles, Rebecca Cromer, Alisa Dunovant, Chas Goodwin, Jason Livingston, Casey Stevens, and Rachel Williams were recognized for their accomplishments.Each student was presented a framed proclamation from the City of Newberry recognizing all of their achieveme...

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Rotary honors students, teachers of the month

Rotary Students of the Month for March were: Cole Whitmire, Justin Long, Carnisha Jones, Cazmera Gray, and Kaitlyn Noble. Teachers of the Month were, back row, Maria Howe and April Session.Rotary Students of the Month for April were: front row, Kara Dominick, Amanda Crane, Kentrel Whitmire. Back row, Jack Huggins and Trey Martin. Teachers of the Month were Christie Allison and Lauren Senn.

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Little Mountain Elementary celebrates career awareness

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Little Mountain Elementary has been celebrating Career Awareness. Although everything we do in education is ultimately school-to-work related, we place a major emphasis on the relationship between school and the future during this time of year. The three major objectives for Career Education on which we focus at the elementary school level are:• To help students realize the importance of work• To help students understand how good work ...

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Council approves funding requests, will hold budget work session Monday

NEWBERRY — As it looked toward Monday night’s budget work session, Newberry County Council unanimously approved several funding requests Wednesday night, including one for a Whitmire fire station as council accepted a low bid from W.E. Baker and sons.Whitmire Fire Chief, Michael Thomas said he and other volunteers are looking for the most economical ways to renovate the old furniture store into a fire station, including doing the painting themselves.Council u...

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Newberry archers compete in school district tournament

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Newberry College Dean’s List Fall 2013

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The outpouring of the spirit

In the passage before us (Acts 2:1-13), we have...

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