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Drowning victim recovered in Saluda County

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SALUDA — Jose Milton Martinez, 31, of Charlotte, N.C., has been identified as the drowning victim recovered at approximately 12:58 a.m. Thursday at 126 Jumper Road in Prosperity.Glenn Hamm with the Newberry County Water Rescue and Dive Team said they responded to Jumper Road at 10:26 p.m. in reference to a drowning. Prosperity Rescue, Newberry Rescue, Saluda County Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Natural Resources, Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, Circle Fire Department and Saluda County EMS also assisted.Newberry County rescue resources were told that a man had fallen out of a small boat, went under and had not resurfaced.

 

School board honors students

Students Edith Elsenheimer, Lawson Lominick and Jon Ruff from Pomaria-Garmany Elementary School earned perfect scores on various PASS (Palmetto Assessment of State Standards) tests.

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Political signs targeted by vandals

NEWBERRY — District 40 Rep. Walt McLeod said that about three-fourths of his larger political signs were either cut to shreds, pushed to the ground or totally removed on Monday night.McLeod said the vandalism occurred throughout Newberry County, from Whitmire to Pomaria and in Little Mountain, Prosperity and Silverstreet. He said the signs were the four feet by eight feet larger signs.“A host of these signs were located in the yards of my supporters,” M...

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Bible Trivia

1. Is the book of Phinehas in the Old or New Testament or neither?2. Who answered the Lord about from whence he came, “From walking up and down in it (the earth)”? Moses, Abraham, Satan, Aaron3. What harlot’s household was saved in the Jericho siege by displaying a scarlet thread in the window? Milcah, Rahab, Rachel, Jezebel4. From Genesis 25, who was the first woman to inquire of the Lord? Eve, Adonijah, Rebekah, Ruth5. Who is usu...

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Use your spiritual gifts

Spiritual gifts are those gifts given by the Spirit of God for the accomplishment of God’s purpose in the world and for the edification of the church, the body of Christ. Every believer has been given Spiritual gifts.“So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith.” Romans 12: 5-6...

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Saturday’s scrimmage closed to public

NEWBERRY — Newberry College head football coach Todd Knight has announced that Saturday’s scrimmage will be closed to the public. The team will continue to prepare for the Sept. 6 season opener at Charleston Southern, but the coaching staff has elected to have the scrimmage closed.

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Have you heard about loaves and fishes?

PROSPERITY — Jesus fed 5,000 people with a young boys five loaves of bread and two fish that he offered from his lunch. Taking this verse to heart, Wightman United Methodist Church held their second Loaves and Fishes dinner Monday evening.The community meal is one of many, as Associate Pastor Adrienne Fink says the free community meal will occur on the fourth Monday of every month from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. in Wightman’s Christian Life Center. The church is located at ...

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New place, new responsibilities

Moving to a new town, always means more responsibility and headaches. For the past month, I have been staying with my friend (and landlord) Hunter Doolittle, due to my house not being ready to live in. During the past month Hunter and I, mainly Hunter, have been dealing with the joys of getting my house move in ready. The two hardest aspects were getting the water turned on and the air conditioning fixed.Apparently, when a house has been sitting idle for almost a decade, things end...

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NCMH board members get updates at meeting

NEWBERRY — Three employees of Newberry County Memorial Hospital will take part in PHT Services Inc. new initiative called Slip, Trip, FallCompetent Person Walkway Auditing.The program is designed to monitor the parking lots, walkways and general areas where visitors and employees are likely to stumble or fall while walking. To become an auditor, the employees will be trained through a six hour course. The program will be implemented soon.Details of the program were...

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Boyd, Trapp to wed

Miss Margaret Boyd and Mr. Clarence Abrams of Newberry, South Carolina are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Boyd, to Cavin Trapp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Denise and Robert Trapp of Pomaria, South Carolina.Ms. Boyd is a 2004 graduate of Newberry High School. She is employed at Kraft Foods and currently resides in Newberry, South Carolina.Mr. Trapp is a 2003 graduate of Mid-Carolina High School. He is employed at Michelin Tires and currently res...

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Germs on the loose — are you prepared?

NEWBERRY — With the ringing of the school bell comes a fresh batch of germs that Tricia Ulch, director of nursing for the Newberry County School District, said everyone should watch out for — students, teachers and staff especially.“Eyes, noses and mouths are the biggest spreaders of germs,” Ulch warns.Ulch said all faculty and staff follow guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep students as healthy as they ca...

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New Whitmire coach ready for first season

WHITMIRE — Whitmire Community High School will play in their first home football game of the season on Friday against the Flashes of Calhoun Falls Charter School.The Wolverines lost 39-16 last year to the Flashes and have lost to Calhoun Falls since the school became a charter school in 2010. Charlie Jenkins, new head football coach for Whitmire, hopes the new offensive play style he implemented will lead to a win this year.“I have started an offensive change...

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Senator makes stop in Newberry

NEWBERRY — Sen. Tim Scott likes to connect with his constituents on a personal level.Desire for engagement with the community and an opportunity to thank Councilman John E. Caldwell, who was honored last year for his 30 years of service, is what brought Scott to Newberry on Tuesday afternoon.“I’m just an everyday guy,” Scott said. “It’s important to me to engage with people one-on-one, not as a senator, but as a guy who cares a lot abo...

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Mid-Carolina Rebels looking for some Ws in 2014

NEWBERRY — The Mid-Carolina High School football Rebels hope to improve after a 2013 season that saw them go winless.Louie Alexander, head football coach for Mid-Carolina High School, is particularly optimistic based on the work he has seen his players put in at practice and in the weight room.“I feel like we’ve had a really good off season,” Alexander said. “The seniors really bought into the weight program and came back bigger and stronger...

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Someone is defacing American liberty

In his pamphlet “The American Crisis,” Thomas Payne writes, “…for though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire.” Of course these words belong to 1776, their context obviously being that of the American Revolution. However, their mean shall not be lost on us today.On the news Wednesday evening I saw the image of a destroyed campaign sign belonging to Rep. Walt McLeod. Rep. McLeod has served the people of his distri...

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VA Veterans Choice Card: How it is to be used

Veterans reading only headlines, hearing only sound bites, might have a few misconceptions about how Congress and the VA plan to use non-VA healthcare providers to ensure more timely and convenient access to care. A magical sounding item called a “Veteran’s Choice Card,” for example, won’t be a limitless credit card given qualified veterans to cover whatever health services they receive from whatever physician they use.

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Driver strikes pole on Main Street

NEWBERRY — A silver truck struck a utility pole near the intersection of Main Street and Jones Street.According to medics on the scene the driver of the truck is OK, although he suffered minor injuries.“He had some scratches on his arm but wasn’t really hurt,” said Jimmy Hael, medic for Newberry Emergency Medical Services.Hazel said when the truck struck the pole it caused the transformer near the top of the pole to fall through the tru...

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Parrish takes over as executive director of Institutional Effectiveness

NEWBERRY – Donald W. Johnson-Taylor retired as Newberry College’s executive director of Institutional Effectiveness on Aug. 1. Sid Parrish Jr., associate director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment and SACS associate accreditation liaison, assumed the role of executive director on Aug. 2.Parrish has 14 years of experience in higher education. He joined Newberry College in 2006 as assistant professor of chemistry and was advanced to associate professor in 2008...

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