Newberry Observer- RSS Feed http://newberryobserver.com/ http://newberryobserver.com/ Mon, 14 Jul 2014 03:18:32 EST 1800 Advisory: Missing/endangered person: Curtis Williams, Jr. has been located http://newberryobserver.com/news/breaking_news-home_top-news/5260602/Advisory:-Missing/endangered-person:-Curtis-Williams-Jr.-has-been-located NEWBERRY COUNTY —At 8 p.m. on Friday possible missing person Curtis Williams, Jr. was reconnected with his family, according to Newberry County Sheriff's Office. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Just a “small-town” girl http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/5246143/Just-a-small-town-girl I guess I would consider myself a “small-town girl.” I've lived in Newberry my whole life, but honestly I can't think of another place that I'd rather be. Earlier this week I was reminded of just how blessed we as a... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Shealy’s new mission: promote recruitment, retention http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/5237130/Shealys-new-mission:-promote-recruitment-retention NEWBERRY — Gene Shealy is making the safety of Newberry County citizens his number one goal with his promotion as the captain of Recruitment and Retention for the Newberry Fire Department. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Columbia robbery suspect caught on I-26 in Newberry County http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/5246267/Columbia-robbery-suspect-caught-on-I-26-in-Newberry-County NEWBERRY — Deputies with the Newberry County Sheriff's Office caught a bank robbery suspect Thursday morning on I-26 near the S.C. 219 exit thanks to inter-agency cooperation with the Richland County Sheriff's Department and S.C. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Newberry Fire Department updates on calls http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/5248036/Newberry-Fire-Department-updates-on-calls NEWBERRY — The Newberry Fire Department responded to three calls on July 8.Fire Chief Keith Minick said the first call was a 6:38 a.m. report of smoke coming from a home on Clarkson Avenue. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Renwick, Shull to wed http://newberryobserver.com/news/engagements-lifestyle/5235454/Renwick-Shull-to-wed Together with their parents, Christine Elizabeth Renwick and Brian Dwight Shull announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Christine is the daughter of Marc Renwick and Laurie Renwick both of Newberry. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Focus on Jesus http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/5235339/Focus-on-Jesus Even through the numerous trials we have to go through, we can survive them all if we focus on Jesus. If we chose to keep our eyes on God and not the situation we are facing, God will take us through the problems. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Girls, Boys State delegates honored http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/5246759/Girls-Boys-State-delegates-honored NEWBERRY COUNTY — The American Legion Post 24 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 24 honored Palmetto Girls and Boys State delegates with a dinner July 8 along with their families. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mid-Carolina Dixie Ozone Team finishes runner up in tournament http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/5247496/Mid-Carolina-Dixie-Ozone-Team-finishes-runner-up-in-tournament NEWBERRY — The Mid-Carolina Dixie All Stars Ozone 11-12 year old team traveled to Ridge Spring Monetta for the District 3 tournament June 19 through June 24. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Latest nationwide data on VA healthcare delays released http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/5245167/Latest-nationwide-data-on-VA-healthcare-delays-released On June 19 the Department of Veterans Affairs posted the second in a series of bi-monthly data updates showing progress on its efforts to accelerate access to quality health care for veterans who have been waiting for appointments. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Are we doomed to polarization? http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/5246695/Are-we-doomed-to-polarization We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don't much like the way it's performing. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST C/N breaks out brooms versus Greer http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-sports/5247213/C/N-breaks-out-brooms-versus-Greer NEWBERRY — Not even a downpour could dampen the momentum of Chapin-Newberry American Legion baseball Wednesday as the club overcame soggy field conditions to log a 13-1 win and sweep Greer 3-0 in playoff action. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mid-Carolina Dixie Minors All Stars summarize season http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-sports/5247689/Mid-Carolina-Dixie-Minors-All-Stars-summarize-season PROSPERITY — The Mid-Carolina Dixie Minors All Stars team played for its sub-district game in Johnston the weekend of June 13, where they defeated other all-star teams from Ridge Spring, Edgefield and Saluda. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County Auditor named association president http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/5228044/County-Auditor-named-association-president NEWBERRY — Newberry County Auditor Donna W. Lominack was installed as president of the South Carolina Association of Auditors, Treasurers and Tax Collectors (SCATT) on April 11. The position is for the 2014-15 fiscal year. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Teen Theater Academy begins July 15 http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/5236590/Teen-Theater-Academy-begins-July-15 NEWBERRY — The Newberry Community Players will begin the Teen Theater Academy on July 15. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Kisses is the ‘Pet of the Week’ http://newberryobserver.com/news/local_features-news/5245865/Kisses-is-the-Pet-of-the-Week Kisses is a boxer mix. He is black with white on his face, chest, tail and feet. He is thought to be about 10-11 months old. You might be the person he is waiting on. For more information about adopting Kisses or other area shelter pets, visit... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Country Club of Newberry hosts junior tourney http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/5247704/Country-Club-of-Newberry-hosts-junior-tourney The 37th S.C. Junior Match Play Championship was held this week at the Country Club of Newberry by the Carolinas Golf Association. Approximately 124 golfers between the ages of 8 and 18 qualified but only the top 64 made it to round one. Will Eckstein... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bank robbery suspect apprehended in Newberry County http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/5247944/Bank-robbery-suspect-apprehended-in-Newberry-County NEWBERRY — Newberry County Sheriff's Deputies apprehended a bank robbery suspect Thursday around 11 a.m. in partnership with the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Infinity School holds Wright stuff for teen http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/5217517/Infinity-School-holds-Wright-stuff-for-teen NEWBERRY — Newberry's Mark Wright navigated some rough waters as he completed his final year of high school. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Newberry Opera House seeks volunteers http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/5224875/Newberry-Opera-House-seeks-volunteers NEWBERRY — Volunteers at the Newberry Opera House have given over 225,000 hours to the Opera House since it reopened in 1998 and that donated time has saved the Opera House more than $1.6 million. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST