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Administrative phone lines to the Newberry Sheriff’s Office and Dispatch are inoperable. 911 is working.

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The administrative phone lines to the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and Dispatch are down. The 911 emergency lines are operating. Emergency calls are and will be accepted. Technicians are on the way to repair problem.


Greg Biffle re-signs with Roush Fenway, but Carl Edwards won’t be back

INDIANAPOLIS, INd. —The good news for Roush Fenway Racing is that Greg Biffle will remain with the team as the organization’s veteran leader, after re-signing with RFR.On the flip side, Carl Edwards told the team more than a month ago, according to owner Jack Roush, that he will drive elsewhere next year.The high likelihood is that Edwards will join former RFR teammate Matt Kenseth at Joe Gibbs Racing, though both Edwards and JGR brass have been mum on the su...

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Ty Dillon holds off Kyle Busch for first Nationwide Series win

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Ty Dillon held off a charging Kyle Busch in the closing laps of the Lilly Diabetes 250 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but he had to win the first NASCAR Nationwide Series race of his career with a fuel cell approaching empty.Dillon grabbed the lead from Busch, the pole winner, moments after a restart on Lap 77 of 100. He soon opened a lead of one second over the most prolific winner in series history, but it wasn’t without some pinpoint calculation...

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Gulf War syndrome update: Presumptive Conditions Rejected

The Department of Veterans Affairs has rejected a request from members of Congress and veterans advocates to make brain cancer, lung cancer and migraines for Gulf War veterans. Officials said they cannot prove the high rate of these illnesses among Gulf War vets are related to military service.VA officials said the number of brain cancer deaths for soldiers exposed to sarin gas was too low to be conclusive, though it was double the rate of soldiers not exposed. And the rate of lung...

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What you need to know about skin cancer

Lois Eubanks, executive director of the S.C. Cancer Alliance, will address an overview of skin cancer. July was Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month and July is UV (ultraviolet ray) Safety Month.S.C. Cancer Alliance is a non-profit organization with a mission to reduce the impact of cancer on all people in South Carolina. Eubanks is no stranger in Newberry, having promoted SC Tobacco-Free Collaborative for the past several years in Newberry Notes.Skin cance...

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Apollo 11 an achievement worth remembering

July 21 marked the anniversary of one of America’s great triumphs.Forty-five years earlier, the eyes of a nation were transfixed to their black and white TV sets to watch history unfold as an American astronaut stepped foot on the grey lunar soil. Neil Armstrong became the first man to stand on ground not of this Earth.It was a remarkable feat, one which is unparalleled in world history. Since the beginning of mankind, humans had gazed at the bright sphere hundreds...

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Veterans give back to Freedom and Hope Foundation

PROSPERITY — Bouts of dizziness and crippling migraines are a part of life now for Joe Merritt, who served in Iraq and in the Gulf War.But thanks to the work of The Freedom and Hope Foundation, the retired S.C. National Guard and U.S. Marine Corps sergeant and veterans like him have a place of respite in Prosperity at the hunter’s lodge and hunting areas managed by a non-profit headed by Terry Cotney.“I showed up here, handicapped and recovering and I f...

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Farmers group descends on Opera House

NEWBERRY — The ambassadors Newberry Opera House gave tours to one of their biggest groups this past weekend: 150 members of the S.C. Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association who were on the 2014 South Carolina Young Farmer and Agribusiness Summer Tour.“Last week we received a payment of $300, and with tickets being $2 a head, we did the math and figured out how many people would be apart of the tour and we realized how big the tour would actually be,” said Jim Li...

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School board OKs course name changes

NEWBERRY — A request to change high school course names was approved at the Newberry County School District Board of Trustees meeting this week.The decision to change the course names comes after Gov. Nikki Haley signed Act 155 in May, making the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) and Exit Exams no longer a requirement to earn a high school diploma. The changes will remove all courses that end in HSAP Prep to College and Career Test Prep.Cynthia A. Downs, assist...

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Shootings, fire could be connected to teen’s death

NEWBERRY COUNTY — Two random shootings within three days of one another and a house fire that was ruled accidental could be related to the July 20 shooting death of a 19-year-old Newberry man at a block party on Rikard School Road in Prosperity, according to local law enforcement.Newberry Police Lt. Roy McClurkin said officials believe the two shootings — one on July 21 and one on July 23 — are connected to the shooting death of Zemeckis Monteco Devante Houston, w...

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Whitmire discusses football, recreation improvements

WHITMIRE — The Town of Whitmire will establish a special committee to discuss the future of Whitmire’s recreation department as well as recreation needs, Mayor Billy Hollingsworth said Monday during a called meeting to discuss recreation.“The committee will work on things with Joey (Dillard),” Hollingsworth said. Dillard is the recreation director for Whitmire.Hollingsworth said he would like to have at least three people on the committee, with at...

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Annual tax free weekend starts Friday

NEWBERRY — For the 14th year, South Carolina will hold its annual sales tax holiday weekend this weekend, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ending at midnight Sunday.During this weekend, South Carolina’s 6 percent state sales and use tax, as well as any applicable local sate and use tax, will not be imposed. Items that are tax free include clothing, accessories, footwear, school supplies, computers, linens, furniture and much more, according to

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Newberry is making big strides

We’re fortunate in Newberry to have a vibrant small business community with a good mix of long-time and new entrepreneurs. Recent months have seen a great deal of small business activity.In Newberry Realty’s beautifully renovated Carpenter Building on Main Street, Angie Goings recently opened Krazy Daisy, selling ladies apparel and accessories. Vicki Fischer opened Newberry Flag and Banner with a fun selection. And Elizabeth’s on Main, a longtime downtown favorite...

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Camden pulls win out over Chapin-Newberry

SUMTER — After suffering a gut-wrenching 10-9, 10-inning loss to Inman Post 45 on Sunday in the American Legion baseball state tournament, Camden Post 17 head coach Craig Smith was interested to see what kind of team he would greet for the 30-mile trip to Riley Park on Monday.“I could tell when we met to ride the bus this morning they were ready to play,” said Smith, whose team let a late 6-2 lead slip away. “They took that loss personally, and they came rea...

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Little Mountain Reunion parade line-up

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The following is the parade lineup for this weekend’s Little Mountain Reunion. The parade will begin at 10 a.m.1. Boy Scout Troop 612. Grand Marshall- Town Council3. Joe Pinner- Emperor of Little Mountain4. Rep. Walt McLeod5. Sheriff Lee Foster6. Senator Ronnie Cromer7. Little Mountain Beauty Queens8. Little Mountain Fire Department9. Cub Scout Pack 11110...

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Stepp signs with Newberry College

NEWBERRY — Newberry College head men’s basketball coach Dave Davis dipped back into his North Carolina recruiting roots and has signed Ragsdale High School’s James Stepp.The 6-foot-2 guard was the 2014 4A Piedmont Triad Conference Player of the Year while averaging 20 points per game and just below four rebounds and four assists from the point position. Stepp made the prestigious North Carolina East-West All-Star Game representing the West winning team.

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Newberry’s Revells headed to Limestone

GAFFNEY — Kelly Revells from Newberry College has been hired as head wrestling coach at Limestone College, the Upstate school announced.Revells had served Newberry as the head assistant wrestling coach since the program’s inception in 2005. He added men’s and women’s cross country head coach to his duties in 2012.

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Wolves earn 2013-14 NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

NEWBERRY – The Newberry College men’s basketball coach team has earned its second academic award of the 2013-14 season from the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The Wolves have earned the Team Academic Excellence Award for the first time.The NABC’s Committee of Academics created this award following the 2012-13 season to honor teams who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher. The Wolves achieved that with a 3.035 GPA following the sprin...

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