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Scherrens to players: Give it your all

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NEWBERRY — The president of Newberry College presented a message of concentration and giving it your all to the members of the Touchdown Club and student athletes on Monday night.For 22 years, Dr. Maurice Scherrens was an NCAA Division I football official and during that time, he officiated games including the 1991 Gator Bowl, 1994 Fiesta Bowl, 1999 Vegas Bowl and the 2011 Cotton Bowl.Because of that experience, when a flag is dropped at a football game, he said everyone turns to him to see what penalty the officials on the field are going to call.

 

Clock ticking in James Brown case

NEWBERRY — Since August 2011, readers of The Newberry Observer have been following developments in the convoluted estate of legendary entertainer James Brown. One thing is clear: James Brown intended to leave his music empire to an education charity — the I Feel Good trust — for needy students in South Carolina and Georgia.After his death in 2006, Brown’s companion Tommie Rae Hynie and some Brown children contested the will, demanding more. That led to the i...

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No shave November for a good cause

NEWBERRY — Newberry College fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon is taking part in their first annual “No Shave November,” a creative fundraiser to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.Members of the TKE fraternity, along with other men in the community, will be growing their facial hair for the entirety of November.How does a man’s unkempt facial hair help St. Jude Children’s Hospital? Each person involved within the fun...

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Events of all kinds planned for Whitmire

Seeing all of the fall decorations definitely put me in a brighter mood. Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy has some wishes, then it’s on to local news and events.BirthdaysHappy Birthday to Craig Senn, Scott Cain, Deborah King, Lisa Erskine, Pete Miller, Joan Wagner and Gloria Gilliam.Upcoming eventsThe annual Booster Club Halloween Carnival, co-hosted by the Booster Club and Whitmire Jaycees, is Oct. 25 at The City...

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Doctors look toward legislators for new PTSD treatment

For more than 30 years, Marine veteran Dan Gandee, 51, had trouble talking about the 1983 bombing of the U.S. military barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, by the Islamic Jihad. The attack and killed 241 American servicemen, including 220 Marines. He was deployed there in the aftermath of the carnage.The memories hurt. His body aches, too, recoiling into a defensive position when he hears unexpected noises.“It’s the armor protecting us. The events we experienced caus...

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Local group stitches with love

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The Heartfelt Stitches Community Prayer Shawl ministry recently completed some four dozen prayer shawls and have asked the Rev. Fred Suhr, pastor of Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Harbison, for distribution.They will be given to individuals in need of the warming comfort and prayer in his congregation and others in his ministry including recent cancer survivors, individuals facing surgery, elder seniors living in nursing homes, parents of a newborn facin...

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Newberry Academy thumps Warriors, 54-26

NEWBERRY — The Newberry Academy football team faced John Paul II Catholic School on Friday night at Kendall Field in a rematch of a tight game played two weeks ago.This time the Eagles outplayed the Warriors from the outset, cruising to a 54-26 win.Newberry took the opening drive 83 yards, powered by tough running from Daniel Bannister and Landen York. York scored on a 28-yard run. The conversion failed, but the Eagles took a 6-0 lead.The Eagle defense h...

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Think Ink brings style to Prosperity

PROSPERITY — Who knew that completing your own tattoo could lead to a new business?That is exactly what happened for friends Ben Buchanan and Rich Mathers with the opening of Think Ink SC.This unconventional tattoo parlor opened Aug. 22 at 522 N. Wheeler Road in Prosperity.Buchanan is manager and co-owner along with his wife, while Mathers is the parlor’s tattoo artist. The two friends decided to open their own business only a few months ago....

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Wolverines taken down by Sabres

SIMPSONVILLE — The Whitmire Community School Wolverines lost 33-14 to the Southside Christian High School Sabres on Friday in the Wolverine’s third region game.This now brings the Wolverines overall record to 3-5 and 0-3 in the region. The Sabres are now 5-3 overall and 1-1 in the region.“We matched up better with these guys. They were still bigger and faster than us, but not as big and fast as the other two Greenville County opponents we played the pas...

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County auditor sets 2014 tax levy

NEWBERRY — Newberry County Auditor Donna Lominack has officially set the 2014 tax levy for all county and school bonded indebtedness purposes. She presented the Newberry County Council with a total of 381 mills for both county and school purposes.A mill is used in expressing tax rates and a single mill is equivalent to 1/10 of a cent. The mills are determined by the tax base of the county, which is the market value of vehicles, watercraft, aircraft, local business, personal p...

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Newberry Wolves drop homecoming game to L-R, 23-10

NEWBERRY — The Newberry Wolves had perfect weather and a packed house for the annual Homecoming game, but the visiting No. 5/7 Lenoir-Rhyne Bears kept the clamps on the Wolves’ offense and escaped with a 23-10 win.L-R keeps the Bishops Trophy for the fourth straight year. Newberry is now 2-5 overall and 1-4 in the South Atlantic Conference, while the Bears are 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the league.After L-R opened the scoring with a 16-play, 90-yard drive capped ...

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DJJ ‘Insiders’ share their stories in Newberry

NEWBERRY — Community members had the chance to hear the life lessons of others as the Insiders spoke Tuesday night at the Newberry Police Department.The group was comprised of four juvenile inmates who travel across the state three days per week and share their stories to promote awareness and prevention to the state’s youth.Their stories all involved similar threads of being surrounded by poor influences at a very young age which developed into a pattern of ...

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Upcoming job fair promotes work readiness

NEWBERRY — Newberry County residents will have a chance to see what job opportunities lie just around the corner when the Newberry County Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Development Council sponsors a Newberry County Job Fair on Oct. 23.The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Newberry.The Workforce Development Council is made up of various business leaders. Anyone interested in being a part of the council is welcome,...

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Newberry Bulldogs bury Mid-Carolina Rebels, 54-13

PROSPERITY — The Newberry High School Bulldogs advanced to 6-2, and the Mid-Carolina High School Rebels fell to 5-3 after a lopsided rivalry game on Friday night.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 hi...

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Alert issued for hacking scam

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 se...

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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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