County students get crash course in Prom Promise

NEWBERRY — Nearly 1.5 million people are arrested each year for driving under the influence, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. That’s an arrest of one person for every 130 licensed drivers in the United States.To give Newberry County students a crash course in how being intoxicated impairs driving ability, Sergeant Allison Moore and the Newberry City Police Department recently began their Prom Promise campaign at local high schools.“The campaign is ...

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Teaching autistic children was a calling

NEWBERRY — Helping a friend to wait tables in The Phantom Cafe one day revealed a calling to Dorothy Chocklett.One of her customers was a mother of a boy with autism and she overheard her talking about an autism conference.Chocklett was all ears.The two bonded and she gave her resources from the S.C. Autism Society. Those resources and more firsthand knowledge from a mother and advocate cemented Chocklett’s call to become a teacher of autistic chil...

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Instruction for autistic students guided by unique approach

NEWBERRY — When a child comes up to a teacher’s desk and repeatedly asks for attention while waving a worksheet in her face, nine times out of 10 a teacher will ask the child to have a seat and then raise his or her hand.For educator Dorothy Chocklett, the response might be to ignore the behavior entirely rather than correct it.Why is that in her teaching playbook? Doing so is a professional technique called extinction.She uses Applied Behavioral A...

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Community turns out to support March of Dimes

NEWBERRY — Mothers pushed strollers, policemen directed traffic and nearly $30,000 was raised in the fight against birth defects Saturday afternoon during Newberry County’s annual March of Dimes March for Babies.Many in the crowd had stories of lives touched by a child born prematurely while some had lost a child who was born prematurely.Newberry Academy Headmaster Brian Fitzgerald and his wife, Karen, said they were honored to be this year’s ambassador...

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Council receives update on land parcels, park projects

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Little Mountain Town Council learned ordinances might be unnecessary to resolve an issue related to property zoning in the town.Mayor Jana Jayroe said sometime near 2006, as best can be determined, changes were penciled into zoning maps.However, after consulting records from council, she said she never saw evidence that taxpayers asked to make the changes and no ordinances were passed concerning the nine parcels.Jayroe said after the co...

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College Street bridge project moves forward

NEWBERRY — Public feedback from a meeting held in September has led to changes and improvements to the S.C. Department of Transportation’s plans for the College Street bridge.The bridge is on College Street and goes over North Branch Scotts Creek.Although most of the feedback was positive, Bethlehem Baptist Church expressed concern that the guardrail from the new bridge would block the front entrance of their church.A suggestion by SCDOT at that ti...

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Newberry College hosts Spring Fest, alumni game

The alumni game fulfilled this lineman’s dream of scoring on Setzler Field.White team Captain Will Newell snares this pass and heads for pay dirt. His efforts were not enough to win the game which the Red team pulled out 40-29.Brian Spencer extends for a few extra inches before his flags are pulled.Matt Finley took his turn at Newberry College’s Spring Fest on Saturday in the dunking tank.Inflatables, games, food, and more were available...

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Be sure to take in the beauty of changing downtown

Are you intrigued by beauty? Do you appreciate the work put in by others who simply refuse to accept the norm, always going that extra mile to bring out perfection? Do you take the time to reach out, if only by telephone, and congratulate someone for making something better? Do you actually slow down from your hectic schedule and look at the beauty surrounding you?Then you simply must visit downtown Newberry this spring! We are experiencing a wonderful change. At times it is easy f...

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Wolves edge Cobras in 17-12 senior night victory

NEWBERRY — The Newberry women’s lacrosse team fended off a determined Coker squad in the Wolves 17-12 Senior Night victory at Setzler Field on Friday evening.Newberry (6-10, 4-2 SAC) looked in control of Coker (3-9, 2-4 SAC) in the early going, rattling off three goals in the opening two minutes. The Wolves first three scorers were junior Victoria Thomas, redshirt-freshman Ajahna Grosvenor and sophomore Jessica Baxtrom.Two of the Wolves’ opening goals w...

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Wolves split Senior Day doubleheader with Eagles

NEWBERRY — The Wolves softball team came alive in game two of the senior day doubleheader with Carson-Newman to earn a doubleheader split with the Eagles.Senior Danielle Basch recorded three hits and drove in one run in the Wolves game two victory over Carson-Newman.Carson-Newman took a 4-1 decision from the Wolves in the opener, before Newberry took a 7-5 victory in the get-away game.Newberry seniors were recognized in between the first and second game ...

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Defense earns 49-37 win in annual Spring Game

NEWBERRY — A crowd of over 2,000 Newberry fans gathered at Setzler Field on Saturday to witness the defense earn a 49-37 win in the annual Spring Game.With a modified scoring system for the defense where they could earn points for three-and-outs, pass breakups, tackles for loss, sacks and forced turnovers, that side of the ball started off hot.On the game’s first drive, Alstevis Squirewell had a tackle for a loss and Sharon Irwin broke up a pass to force a th...

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‘Blooms for Mom’ event coming up in Whitmire

Hello everyone. The weather finally looks like spring has arrived, so that means yard work. So let’s do our birthday wishes from Gottrocks the birthday fairy, and then it’s out to the yard.BirthdaysHappy birthday to Barry Gilliam, Alex Collins, Linda Keller, Reagan Green, Tommy Shields, Heather Hawkins, Sandy Wicker, Joyce Guinn, Beth M. Bozard, Richard Hurst, David Claytor, Evonne Prather, Wayne Langston, Dickert “D” Lominick Jr....

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Retirement updates, negative reaction to change proposal

The Pentagon’s new proposal for reforming military retirement is drawing sharply negative reactions from today’s career-minded service members, according to a recent survey of Military Times active-duty readers. By a margin of more than two to one, active-duty troops said they oppose the Defense Department’s proposal that would scale back the size of the lifetime monthly retirement payments promised to troops who serve 20 years or more.

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Botelho wins twice as Wolves fall 7-2 to No. 30 Saints

NEWBERRY — Senior Vinicius Botelho picked up a pair of victories at the Cannon Tennis Courts on Thursday as the Wolves fell to the No. 30 Limestone Saints by a score of 7-2.The Wolves (9-10) earned one point in doubles play as senior No. 1 pair of Botelho and David Sons took an 8-3 decision from Limestone’s (10-7) Antoine Le Dore and Stefano Soares.Newberry’s second and final team point came at No. 1 singles as Botelho knocked off Le Dore in straight se...

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Newberry College ‘Swingers and Singers’ fundraiser is April 28

NEWBERRY — The Newberry College Athletic Club and women’s golf teams are sponsoring the annual fundraiser golf tournament and the “Swingers and Singers” concert on April 28.The golf tournament will take place at the Country Club of Newberry, with registration beginning at 10 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon. The cost for the tournament is $200 per person or $800 per team. Each participant will receive a goody bag, food from Zesto, All Smoked Up BBQ and Bar I...

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Wolves earn extra inning win over Coker in series opener

HARTSVILLE — The Newberry Wolves took both ends of Saturday’s South Atlantic Conference doubleheader with the Coker Cobras to earn a series sweep after 6-3 and 5-3 wins at Tom J. New Field.With the sweep, the Wolves are now 24-21 overall and 14-13 in SAC play entering the final week of the regular season. Newberry hosts Pfeiffer on Tuesday and plays at USC Aiken on Wednesday before closing the regular season with a three-game series at Anderson on Friday and Saturday. C...

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Newberry City Police reported the following incidents:— William Reeves, 19, was charged April 3 with simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance. Reeves was stopped when officers noticed the taillights on his 2001 Nissan Altima were not working properly. Officers found a set of electronic digital scales for weighing marijuana, along with 11 hydrocodone pills inside the vehicle. Reeves also had a bag of marijuana o...

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