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Alert issued for hacking scam

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NEWBERRY – The Newberry County Sheriff’s Department has issued an advisory warning residents of computer hacking that is taking place in the area.According to a Nixle alert issued Saturday morning:A virus will take over your computer and encrypt your data, indicating that the hacker is with law enforcement or the FBI and that you have been looking at child pornography. It will also indicate that your computer has been locked.You will be asked to send money to a location to unlock your computer and remove the pornography. The threat is that you will comply or your data will be kept and you will be arrested.

 

Wolverines taken down by Sabres

Simpsonville — The Whitmire Community School’s Wolverines were defeated last night to the Southside Christian High School’s Sabres in an away game.The Wolverines fought hard, managing to gain 14 points on the board. However, it was not enough against the Sabres, who were able to put 33 points on the board. This takes the Wolverines to 0-3 in the region and 3-5 overall. The Sabres are now 1-1 in the region and 5-3 overall.

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Newberry Bulldogs sic Mid-Carolina Rebels, win 54-13

PROSPERITY — The Newberry High School Bulldogs advance to 6-2 and the Mid-Carolina High School Rebels fall to 5-3 after a lopsided rivalry game.Newberry opened the game by scoring 40 straight points, and the final score of the contest was 54-13.“Mid-Carolina is not a bad football team,” said Phil Strickland, head football coach for Newberry High School. “They’re better than 54-13.”Strickland said he felt his team played well...

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Information about the Survivor Benefit Plan, veterans and spouses

Spouses previously enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) can get service from any ID card office. Initial applications must be made through the parent service. The former spouse application for an ID card requires the following documents:• A certified copy of marriage certificate.• A certified copy of final divorce decree.• A notarized statement that the former spouse has not remarried, and a notarized statem...

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Whitmire’s fourth graders receive special help

WHITMIRE — Fourth graders got special help preparing for their field trip to Cherokee, N.C., when USC-Union dean of students, Dr. Alice Taylor-Colbert, brought her expertise and artifacts to Whitmire Community School.She spoke to students on Oct. 1 about Cherokee beliefs, clan system, daily life and culture. She allowed students to see and hold authentic pottery, baskets, spear heads, bead necklaces and rabbit fur.

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Whitmire Community School holds Walk at School Day

WHITMIRE — Since Whitmire Community School is in such a rural area, Coach Jarrod King organizes an annual Walk at School Day, in lieu of Walk to School Day.Walk to School Day is a national observance to encourage good health and promote community. Walk to School Day is typically on the Wednesday of the first full week in October. October is also International Walk to School Month.This year, Whitmire Community School’s Walk at School Day was Oct. 6. Not only d...

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Youth Night

WHITMIRE — On Oct. 3, Whitmire Community School held its annual youth night, following a Whitmire tradition at Whitmire honor the future Wolverines.The event started on Sept. 13 with Coach Gwen Clark’s WHS Cheer Clinic. The young girls danced with the WHS cheerleaders, who taught them to the song “Me and My Girls” by Fifth Harmony. The dance was performed during halftime, along with a couple of cheers. The youths wore their official cheer clinic T-shirts.

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Whitmire girls tennis update

WHITMIRE — Whitmire Community School’s girls tennis team played in three matches this past week, one against Abbeville and two against Fox Creek.Whitmire lost 0-7 to Abbeville. Singles players included Bethany Cromer, Rebecca Glymph, Haven Coppock, Alexis Swain and Lauren Couch. However Cromer had to retire her match due to an injury. In doubles, Rebeccha Glymph and Alexis Swain lost6-0 and 6-3, and Caylee Ellison and Reagan Kendrick lost with the same scores.

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Little Mountain working to improve traffic

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The town of Little Mountain is looking to prevent a traffic fatality on the intersection of S.C. 76 and S.C. 202 because of so many people breaking traffic laws in that area.“I kid you not, I saw someone sitting in traffic at this intersection pull onto the sidewalk to bypass traffic,” Mayor Jana Jayroe said.According to Jayroe, people are speeding through the intersection, disregarding pedestrians and other drivers.“I...

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Newberry heads to Mid-Carolina for in-county rival game

PROSPERITY — Newberry will travel a short distance for a big game Friday when the Bulldogs (5-2, 2-1)head to Prosperity to take on the Rebels (5-2, 2-1).“We always take it one game at a time,” said Louie Alexander, head football coach for Mid-Carolina High School. “But this game is always big when it rolls around.”This year’s renewal of the Mid-Carolina-Newberry rivalry has large implications withing the region.“The wi...

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Bulldogs aiming for region spot

NEWBERRY — Newberry High School Head football coach Phil Strickland said there were not a lot of positives coming out of last week’s game, as the Bulldogs were defeated by Fairfield Center 33-8 at home.“We simply got our rear end beat,” Strickland said.This week, the Bulldogs will travel to Prosperity to take on the Mid-Carolina Rebels, which Strickland said could make or break their standings in region play.“We’ve got to lo...

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Wolverines headed to Simpsonville to take on Sabres

WHITMIRE — The Whitmire Community School Wolverines will face off against Southside Christian High School’s Sabres in Simpsonville on Friday.This will be the Wolverines third region game, and the Sabres’ second. The Wolverines current record is 3-4 and 0-2 in the region. The Sabres current record is 4-3 and 0-1 in the region.“Southside’s offensive strategy is a lot like St. Josephs. They use a shotgun spread with a strong run game, but they ...

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Blessing of the animals is long-celebrated tradition

NEWBERRY — Many years ago animals served us with the necessary goods to live. Families relied on animals for goods on their farms. They had cows, chickens, turkeys and other animals, all of which relied on a mutual dependency for survival.Along with society, times have changed for animals and their owners. In today’s world animals have become our best friends. They do not provide us with the necessary resources to live, but provide us with everlasting companionship.

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Jesus is worth bragging on

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Yes, He is the Rose of Sharon, and The Lilly of the Valley. He is the Fairest of ten thousand.Isaiah said His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father and The Prince of Peace.To the Architect, Jesus is the Chief Cornerstone.To the Baker, Jesus is the Bread of Life.To the Builder, Jesus is the Sure Foundation.To the Banker, Jesus is more precious than Gold....

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Burglary suspect in custody, second suspect sought

NEWBERRY — One Laurens County man is in jail and one is being sought in connection with burglaries in Newberry County, thanks to a call from Laurens County.Jeffery Tyler Wilson, 21, of 5249 U.S. 49 in Laurens, will be charged in Newberry County with second-degree burglary, grand larceny and conspiracy.Warrants were obtained for Jose Ariel Rivera Jr., 28, of 192 Kellet Road in Laurens, charging him with first-degree burglary, grand larceny and conspiracy....

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Graham ready to help Newberry County grow

NEWBERRY — Newberry County is so focused on attracting new businesses that it formed a committee tasked with developing ideas to help the process — a process Sen. Lindsey Graham said he supports and is willing to help.Graham visited Newberry on Wednesday because of the Vision Committee, a group tasked with coming up with ideas to help attract industry, to see what he could do to help.“(County Councilman Scott) Cain and others have created this project, ...

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Newberry looks to slow down L-R in Homecoming game

NEWBERRY — The Newberry College Wolves’ football team faces a stern test, as the No. 5 Lenoir-Rhyne University Bears come calling this weekend. The game is the annual Battle for the Bishops Trophy, as well as Newberry’s Homecoming contest.The game will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday on Setzler Field at Newberry College.Newberry is 2-4 overall and 1-3 in South Atlantic Conference action. Lenoir-Rhyne is 6-0 overall and 3-0 in SAC play.The ga...

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City police welcome K-9 Percy to the force

NEWBERRY — The City of Newberry Police Department will soon have a new member of its team as announced by Police Chief Dennis Brown Tuesday night at the City Council meeting.Percy, a German Shorthaired Pointer, is currently being trained as the department’s new resource to detect, seize and deter illegal narcotic activity.The K-9 project, as Brown described it to City Council, derived from a part of his 90-day plan since arriving in Newberry. Brown said he sp...

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