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Operation Inasmuch ministers to community

NEWBERRY COUNTY — Lutherans partnered Saturday with volunteers from throughout Newberry and the Midlands for Operation Inasmuch’s day of service.Projects ranged all across the county from Prosperity to Silverstreet and from Pomaria to Newberry.In Prosperity, a group from the Pomaria/St. John’s parish and from Macedonia Lutheran Church built walls on a storage shed and painted a new room in the Freedom and Hope Lodge.

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Newberry helps search for Lexington shooting suspects

CHAPIN — The Newberry County Sheriff’s Department was helping the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department hunt for two men Tuesday night after the pair was involved in a shooting that occurred around 5:30 p.m.Helicopters and bloodhounds were being used to search in the area of Nursery Road just south of Little Mountain. Although the two men were thought to be armed, Lexington Sheriff James Metts said in a release that he didn’t think they posed an immediate th...

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Newberry Academy open house is ThursdayNewberry Academy will host its Spring Open House at 6:30 p.m. April 10 for all prospective families interested in independent education for their children. Head of School Brian Fitzgerald said he hopes to see a great turnout for the event.

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Instilling patriotism in today’s youth

It’s often noted that today’s young people don’t have a strong sense of patriotism like their parents and grandparents did.Young people still love America and understand the importance of serving a cause greater than themselves. But it’s hard to ignore the fact that love of country and patriotic values aren’t instilled in young people today the way they were years ago.In my old-fashioned view of things, one reason for this is because the abu...

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Soccer Academy planned at Newberry College

NEWBERRY — The Newberry Soccer Academy College Ready Residential camp will be held from July 21 through July 24 for male high school students in grades 10 through 12. Space is limited to 60 campers.Contact men’s soccer coach Barry Slagle at barry.slagle@newberry.edu or send a fax to 803-321-5169 to register. A completed registration form should be included.Checks should be made payable to Newberry Soccer Academy and mailed to: Barry Slagle, Men’s Soccer...

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Wolves announce 2014 football schedule

NEWBERRY — Newberry College and head football coach Todd Knight have released the Wolves’ 2014 playing schedule. Newberry will host five home games at historic Setzler Field in the 101st season of intercollegiate football for the scarlet and gray.Newberry plays seven South Atlantic Conference contests, three Division II independents and one Division I opponent next season and will look for a repeat NCAA Division II Playoff appearance after going 9-3 in 2013 with a SAC r...

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Bulldog boys soccer takes two over Rebels

NEWBERRY — On Friday evening, the Newberry Bulldogs had more bite in them with their soccer game, defeating the Mid-Carolina Rebels in two boys varsity soccer contests.The two county games showed the parity in Newberry County boys high school soccer this year.MCHS and NHS squads battled their counterparts and the windy weather in the early spring match-up.The Mid-Carolina JV’s brought a 2-0-1 record onto Mike Ware Field to face a 5-1 JV Bulldog squ...

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Tricare program hearing updates for veterans

Military advocacy groups appear divided over a Pentagon proposal to consolidate Tricare health programs, but all agree that active-duty families should not have to pay higher medical costs just because they don’t live near a military hospital.In a hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s personnel panel March 26, representatives from four military service organizations addressed the Defense Department’s fiscal 2015 budget proposal to roll Tricare Prime...

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State’s DUI enforcement officers recognized for work

The S.C. Department of Public Safety recognized law enforcement officers April 2 for their efforts in 2013 to enforce the state’s DUI laws and remove impaired drivers from South Carolina roadways. The annual meeting was held at Seawalls in Columbia.SCDPS presented awards to officers and agencies in several categories and held drawings for agencies to win equipment and vehicles during the ninth annual DUI I Enforcement Recognition and 2013 Law Enforcement DUI Challenge Ceremon...

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The phone call that makes a difference

NEWBERRY — It’s that time of year again — when 13 Newberry College students make thousands of phone calls to Newberry College alumni and friends giving campus updates, confirming contact information, and asking for support for Newberry College’s annual fund.“Phone-a-thon is a major part of the annual fund at Newberry College, and allows an opportunity for alumni and friends to give back to Newberry through charitable donations,” said Jason Boice,...

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Field hockey program looks ahead to next season

NEWBERRY — After a difficult first year, the Newberry College field hockey team is looking ahead with hopes for a better sophomore season.This new sport for Newberry’s female athletes is overseen by head coach Catherine Somits, with assistant coach Kat Herterbring. Somits played at Villanova, nominated as captain her freshman year and making the all-conference team.In her senior year, Somits served as a player-coach at Villanova University. She enjoyed the op...

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Called to the classroom

NEWBERRY — For Terry Dohm, teaching religion courses at Newberry College is a passion. But before teaching, he didn’t know the career path he wanted to take.Raised in western Maryland, Dohm came to Newberry in 2005 after 28 years as a pastor. Two of his churches were in South Carolina, and he spent 10 years at each. His other two churches were German-speaking churches. With an education that includes a doctorate in theology from Germany’s University of Regensburg,...

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Tennessee teens appear in Family Court

ABBEVILLE —The four teenagers who led law enforcement on an all-day manhunt last Thursday appeared Monday in Family Court in Abbeville.The hearing was in Abbeville because Newberry Family Court was not in session.Newberry County Sheriff’s Office Chief DeputyChief Deputy Todd Johnson with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, said the four suspects waived their right to extradition, which would free them up to be transported back to Tennessee....

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Men’s tennis schedule adjustedThe Newberry College men’s tennis team’s Tuesday home match against No. 30 Limestone was moved to Thursday afternoon due to wet court conditions. Newberry will host the Saints in men’s tennis action at 2:30 p.m. Thursday before wrapping up the regular season with senior day on Sunday against King.

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Newberry’s Harker inducted into CofC Baseball Wall of Fame

MOUNT PLEASANT — Newberry College pitching coach Brett Harker will be one of two inductees into the College of Charleston Baseball Wall of Fame before Charleston’s game with William & Mary on May 16.Harker is in his first season as an assistant coach at Newberry College.Wearing No. 31, Harker pitched for the college from 2003 to 2005, going down as the best reliever in CofC history. He appeared in 78 games, posting a career record of 14-6 with a 4.08 ERA. His...

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Wolves wrap up regular season in fourth at rain-shortened U.S. Women’s Invitational

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Newberry Wolves’ women’s golf team shot a team score of 322 in the only round of the United States Women’s Invitational, finishing in fourth place in a tough field of a rain-shortened tournament.Newberry’s 322 was the eighth-best round of the season, as the Wolves competed in their final competition prior to the Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship in Sevierville, Tenn., from Sunday through Tuesday.Marianna ...

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Lobbying to sustain inequality

Congress will soon vote on a measure that would raise the national minimum wage to $10.10 and bring the tipped wage to 70 percent of the full minimum.The Fair Minimum Wage Act would give millions of American workers a long-overdue raise. Today’s $7.25-per-hour minimum isn’t a living wage anywhere in America. In fact, the average cost of living in America would require closer to $15 per hour.As for tipped workers, their wages have been frozen in place at $2.13...

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