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Mid-Carolina tennis team wins two matches

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NEXBERRY — Mid-Carolina High School women’s tennis played Columbia High School at home on Tuesday.Mid-Carolina won 7-0.Elise Mills, Gabrielle Sanders, Haley Hughes, Gracie Eldridge and Riley Frazier won their singles matches.Madyson Murphy and Brooke Ball and Ashley Livingston and Arrington Tyalor won their doubles matches.Wednesday, Mid-Carolina traveled to Gilbert and won 5-1.Sanders, Hughes, Eldridge and Frazier won their singles matches.Sydney Willingham and Livingston won their doubles match.

 

Newberry kids get a punt, pass and kick out of competition

NEWBERRY — 65 children sacrificed Saturday morning cartoons to compete on Setzler Field at Newberry College in this year’s Punt, Pass and Kick Competition.“It’s great to see the kids out here having fun,” said Collin Shealy, program coordinator for City of Newberry Parks, Recreation and Tourism.Contestants in the Punt, Pass and Kick Competition are separated into five age groups, and a boys and girls winner from each group are selected based...

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Wolverines unable to hold back Eagles

WHITMIRE — Whitmire Community School’s Wolverines lost to the North High School Eagles last night in the Wolverines third game of the season and in the first game these two teams faced each other. After a weather delay stopped the game for thirty minutes, the game was able to continue and both teams battled it out. However, the Wolverines were unable to hold back the Eagles and lost 15 to 26, bringing the Wolverines record to 2-1.During half time, three Whitmire athlete...

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Bulldogs defeat Chapin, now 3-0

NEWBERRY — What began as a quick-scoring game remained for a full four quarters as the Newberry High School Bulldogs pulled ahead from the Chapin Eagles to take home a win of 35-26. The Bulldogs now stand with a perfect record of 3-0 in Week 3.Yafari Werts started the momentum early with the first touchdown for the Bulldogs at 36 yards. Soon after, Chapin returned the kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown. The extra kick blocked by the Bulldogs, the score was left at 7-6....

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VA claim numbers up 55 percent since 2000

America’s population of living veterans fell by almost five million, or 17 percent, from 2000 to 2013. So why did the number of veterans drawing disability compensation climb by 55 percent over that period? And why has yearly VA disability payments tripled since 2000 to reach $60 billion in 2014?The Congressional Budget Office explains why in a new report, and the primary reason is not found among veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. That source of claims is significa...

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Youth football begins Monday, new field complete

NEWBERRY — City of Newberry’s youth football and cheerleading programs will have a new home come Monday, September 15. The stadium is located at the renovated Kendall Park, located at the corner of Glenn and Milligan Streets.After the renovation of Vincent Street Park, Kendall park became the next priority on the city’s list of park improvements.Parks, Recreation, and Tourism (PRT) director Scott Sawyer said they would be painting the field the week of ...

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Morris named USA National Supermodel Princess 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Newberry County native Adriane Morris recently won the national title of USA National Supermodel Princess 2014. The competition, which took place in Daytona Beach and included young women from across the country, was held during the USA National Miss national pageant.As a national title holder, Morris will represent the USA National Miss national scholarship pageant organization throughout the year at various appearances and events.In addition...

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Wolverines look to clip the Eagles wings

WHITMIRE — Whitmire Community School’s Wolverines will face off against North High School’s Eagles for the first time in tonight’s game and the Wolverines look to make this first game their third win.“Our coaches get nervous when we play against a new school or a new coach because you are not sure about their offensive and defensive schemes and tendencies,” said Coach Charlie Jenkins on the teams first encounter with the Eagles. “But hey, w...

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Bulldogs headed to Chapin for first away game

NEWBERRY — Cutting out the middle mistakes to move forward is what Coach Phil Strickland says the Bulldogs were working on this week as they prepared for tonight’s game against the Chapin High School Eagles in Chapin.“We’ve still got a lot of room for improvement,” Strickland said. “We’re playing hard, so that’s a good thing.”The Bulldogs pulled out a 33-12 win last week over the Clinton Red Devils, but Strickland sai...

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Youth football players kick off season in jamboree

A player from the Town of Prosperity celebrates as they steal the flag from a Trucast player Tuesday night.A player from the Zaxby’s team runs the ball against opponents, Full Blooded Ryder’s MC.Peewee football teams Colts and Rams fight for the ball at Tuesday night’s youth football jamboree.The Rams’ cheerleaders show their team spirit.These cheerleaders do a chant in support of their team, the Rams.

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Fire at landfill was quickly controlled

NEWBERRY — A large fire at the Southeast Resource Recovery Class II landfill on C & D Lane was well under control Wednesday night after some household construction materials caught fire.Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said emergency responders were sent to the landfill after the sheriff’s office received numerous phone calls reporting a large, black cloud of smoke.He said the materials that caught fire were not hazardous.“There is no threa...

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Depend on God to be faithful

As we go through life, we realize that God is faithful. We can trust His precious Word and His promises are forever.“Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37: 4-5The desire of our heart should be to love God and keep His commandments.He tells us to trust Him and He will take care of us.“I h...

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Whitmire Tennis Update

WHITMIRE — This Wednesday the Whitmire Community School’s girls tennis team defeated Newberry High School 7 to 0.“The girls played really well, and got some momentum started for the season,” said Chaz Adams head girls tennis coach. “I am hoping this will carry into some tough matches ahead.In singles, Bethany Cromer, Rebecca Glymph, Haven Coppock, Alexis Swain and Lauren Couch all defeathed their Newberry opponent, all of whom won with six p...

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News about respiratory illness not all bad

NEWBERRY — At least 12 states, including South Carolina, have reported cases of a respiratory illness causing the hospitalization of children.The illness is a respiratory virus, Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), and despite generating hundreds of hospitalizations and headlines, the news about the virus is mostly positive.“It’s not a big deal,” said Anna Katherine Rye, an infectious disease pediatrician for Palmetto Health Baptist. “This strain is ma...

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When disaster strikes, will you be prepared?

NEWBERRY — South Carolina is one of the most vulnerable states in the nation to be impacted by hurricanes and tropical storms, according to South Carolina’s Emergency Management Division.Populated coastal areas, especially during peak tourist seasons, along with the generally low coastal elevations significantly increase the state’s vulnerability.Although not along the coast, Tommy Long, emergency services coordinator for Newberry County, said Newberry ...

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Little Mountain to address zoning change

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Last month, Little Mountain Town Council discussed improper markings made to the town’s zoning maps by an unknown person, and now the town is prepared to start the process of changing them back.The Newberry County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 to hear a proposal to change the maps and look over an ordinance to address the change. They will then give their opinion of whether they agree or disagree with the proposal....

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Obama follows Bush’s Iraq playbook

U.S. politicians are exploiting the gruesome beheadings of two American journalists to whip up war fever against ISIS, the “criminal gang” masquerading as an organization of devout Sunni Muslims that controls large parts of Syria and Iraq. The American propaganda campaign seems to be working if recent polls are accurate.No decent person is anything but appalled by those executions. But are they grounds for the United States to go to war?

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Rebels make it two in a row

PROSPERITY — Mid-Carolina High School(2-1) rides a two-game winning streak after beating Batesburg-Leesville High School(2-2) comfortably.The final score was 26-6.“The overall effort level was unbelievable,” said Louie Alexander, Mid-Carolina’s head coach. “We really executed our gameplan well.”On offense the Rebels’ running game looked great.Dee Lindler ran through arm tackles, and Rashon Graham celebrated ...

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