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Historical society celebrates 50 years

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NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Historical and Museum Society celebrated 50 years together Sunday at the site of what will soon be the Newberry Museum.Located at 1311 Friend St. in Newberry, the Taylor Building, as it has been recently called, is known to most people as the old library and old post office.On Sunday, behind its walls, its years of history were celebrated by the Society.“We never refer to buildings as they are now, but what they used to be,” said Society member Ernest Shealy. “Every time I come back in here (old library), I see something that tells the story of this building a little better.”


It bears repeating — a grizzly could take a gorilla

People love dichotomies. Picking one of two options and taking a hard stance is how people define themselves.Democrat or Republican, Pepsi or Coke, The Rolling Stones or The Beatles, Burger King or McDonald’s, dogs or cats.The correct answers are Coke, The Beatles, Burger King and Dogs, but people with a hard stance on those topics will argue passionately.Still, the topic I’ve seen elicit the strongest, most emotionally charged debate is which anim...

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Newberry ‘Newcomers’ tour the Opera House

NEWBERRY — The Newberry Newcomers Club held its first meeting for the 2014-2015 year on Sept. 17 at the Newberry Opera House.They had a tour of the Newberry Opera House with Deborah Smith and Marilyn Malnati as guides.The Newberry Newcomers Club is for people that are new or returning to Newberry and want to find out about what Newberry and South Carolina have to offer. Events include tours of local spots of interest such as the Opera House and other historical pla...

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Inaugural County Agent Hall of Fame marks centennial of Extension Service

CLEMSON — Marking a century of service to South Carolinians, eight individuals entered the inaugural Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame at ceremonies at Clemson University in September.In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Cooperative Extension Service, the hall of fame was created to honor the careers of “longtime, front-line county agents” whose service had an important economic impact on the communities they served.The induction...

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TRICARE standard beneficiary may be required to submit claims

The Senate passed a bill on September 11 that would increase compensation benefits for veterans with disabilities. Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) introduced S.2258, the Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act, which would direct the secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the rate of veterans’ disability compensation starting on Dec. 1. The cost-of-living increase would match that of Social Security benefits. The bill now heads to the House for further action. [Source: The...

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Pomaria couple hosts Alpaca Farm Days

POMARIA — Carolina Pride Pastures in Pomaria joined Alpaca breeders across the United States and Canada in opening their farms and ranches to the public during this year’s National Alpaca Farm Days held this past weekend.Alicia and Eric Holbrook moved back to Pomaria after they were married. The property had been abandoned for seven years or so.Over the course of two years, Alicia and Eric built a barn and fence. Together, they have a herd size of nine alpaca...

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Barber, Graham to marry

Mr. and Mrs. Danny Wayne Graham of Pomaria are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Dawn Marie, to James Erik Barber. He is the son of Mr.and Mrs. James Paul Barber.Dawn is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ray Graham Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Hagood Cromer of Pomaria. She is a graduate of Columbia College and the owner of Making It Personal.Erik is the grandson of Mr. Ryan Barber Sr. and the late Mrs. Frankie Barber, a...

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Whitman, Burgess united in marriage

Kristen Danielle Burgess and Brandon Edwin Whitman were united in marriage on April 12, 2014 at Ebenezer Southern Methodist Church in Leesville, S.C. Mr. Rick Scott performed the 4 p.m. double-ring ceremony.The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Patsy Burgess of Leesville and the late Fred William McClain. Maternal grandparents are the late Hubert and Ruby Smith of Leesville. Paternal grandmother is Ms. Zenola Bowers McClain of Columbia.The groom is the son of Mrs. Lisa (Dick...

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Rebel Regiment prepares for state preliminaries

PROSPERITY — The Mid-Carolina High School Rebel Regiment took home an Excellent rating and third place in the Class IV category during the Boiling Springs Festival of Bands held Sept. 27.The state preliminaries and finals will be held at the end of October, and the Bands of America Super-Regional contest will be held in Atlanta on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The band will sell fruit from Oct. 9 through Nov. 13 and will participate in the Blythewood Tournament of Bands on Oct. 11....

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Defending ArenaBowl champion Arizona Rattlers sign Newberry’s Jamal Ellis

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Former Newberry College All-American offensive lineman Jamal Ellis has been signed by the Arena Football League’s Arizona Rattlers, as announced by the team Thursday.Ellis was a second team All-American as a senior in 2013, starting every game at left guard for the Wolves in their 9-3 playoff season. He was also a first team all-South Atlantic Conference selection that season and participated in the Green Bay Packers’ rookie mini-ca...

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PTC Engineering Technology receives reaccreditation

GREENWOOD — Piedmont Technical College recently continued its tradition of excellence by receiving reaccreditation from the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for the Electronic Engineering Technology and Engineering Graphics Technology programs.These programs have been accredited since 1976 at Piedmont Technical College and are now accredited through September 2020.“The accreditati...

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WCS dives into reading

The Whitmire Community School Media Center held its annual fall book fair the week of Sept. 8-12. This is one of two annual book fairs. The proceeds go to help offset the cost of new books in the media center and library needs.

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MCMS names September students of the month

Mid-Carolina recognizes students of the month beginning in September of each school year. Students are personally selected by each teaching team and the related arts department. Students are chosen based on good citizenship, solid academics and overall excellent behavior. September students of the month are, front row, Addison Bowers, Anna Meetze, Alice Montgomery, Jeremy Hollowell. Row two are BJ Tobe, Abby Berry, Micah Coleman, Lexi Sease, Madison Bickley, Lanyah Burnside, Matthew Crapse, M...

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First Steps 4K class graduates

NEWBERRY — The 4K teachers and directors of Kids Unlimited of Prosperity Inc. and Newberry Child Development Center (NCDC) joined 4K staff from around South Carolina for one week (Aug.11-15) of training at the 4K Academy in Columbia.Attending were Dawn Graham and Bethany Ammons, 4K teacher, from Kids Unlimited of Prosperity, Inc. and Mary Green Cameron, co-director, Audrey Cohen and Thaddeus Adams, 4K teachers, from NCDC. First Steps executive directors were also invited to a...

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PTC Academic Honor Students Recognized for 2014 Summer Term

Piedmont Technical College students who had outstanding academic accomplishments during the 2014 summer term have earned inclusion on the President’s List. To be named to the list, students must be full time and earn a term GPA of 4.00. Students will receive a certificate of achievement signed by the college president.The President’s List student from Newberry County is Brandon L. Simon of Newberry.To be named to the Dean’s List, students must be attend...

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Whitmire breast cancer event is this weekend

WHITMIRE — Whitmire’s Economic Development Board will host Save the TaTas — Whitmire’s Pink Walk on Saturday, starting with a pink pancake breakfast at one of the town’s newest restaurants.The idea for the event came from board member Jamala Kim Wallace.“We all voted to have this event,” said member Maria Mcmurtury. “We all have family members who have been affected by this disease and believe that bringing attention and su...

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Newberry Moose Lodge honored

NEWBERRY — The local Loyal Order of Moose chapter was recently awarded the 2014-2015 Premier Lodge Award and member Frank Monroe was honored with the 2014-2015 Governor’s Award of Excellence.The Loyal Order of Moose lodge, which has had a chapter in Newberry since 1969 and currently has 140 members, is an organization dedicated to helping children and the elderly. The local chapter gives back to the local community in a number of different ways including community servi...

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Wolves with top notch effort in defeat of top 10 Catawba

SALISBURY, N.C. — The Newberry Wolves women’s soccer team went on the road and downed the No. 10 team in the country in dominating fashion as they beat Catawba 3-0 on Saturday evening.The Wolves got a pair of goals from senior Sabrina Serafin and one from senior Gabrielle Brodie. The Wolves again had another incredible defensive effort as they allowed only three shots total with one shot on goal.Newberry has not allowed more than a shot on goal in each of the...

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