Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:20:18 EST 1800 McElwee opens 2015 campaign with Double-A Frisco FRISCO, Texas — Newberry College alumnus Josh McElwee will start his fourth season of professional baseball with the Frisco Roughriders of the Texas League. Frisco is the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers organization. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:05:51 EST NHS career fair exposes students to future job options NEWBERRY — Newberry High School hosted a Career Fair for the Freshman Academy students on march 23 that included 12 presenters that exposed the students to professionals from various careers. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 11:00:54 EST We need to listen to God We learn certain voices. Children know the sound of their parents' voices. In the Bible Samuel had not yet known the Lord, the Word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him, yet he heard the calling of God in the night. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:45:51 EST SCDOT employees to pick up litter statewide SOUTH CAROLINA — The S.C. Department of Transportation will deploy its maintenance crews in all 46 counties to pick up litter during the week of April 20. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:10:51 EST Upper Savannah Land Trust has banner 2014 The Upper Savannah Land Trust announced at its annual meeting March 27 that the group conserved 3,027 acres during 2014, making the year one of its most successful to date. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:00:51 EST Clemson Extension offering plant propagation workshop NEWBERRY — Newberry County Master Gardeners will host a plant propagation workshop led by Billy McBee at 7 p.m. April 21 at Newberry's Clemson Extension Service office. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:35:51 EST Whitmire Wrestler named to North/South all star team Kenny Page was selected to the 2015 North/South All-Star Team. Page traveled to North Myrtle Beach on March 5 to practice with the all-star team. The all-star matches were held March 6 at North Myrtle Beach High School. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:45:51 EST Scarlet Poms finish strong at NDA in Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Newberry College Scarlet Poms recently returned from competing at the 306-team National Dance Alliance's Collegiate National Championship held in Daytona Beach. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:20:51 EST About hard work NEWBERRY — Hard work and the desire to achieve her goals is what 18-year-old Octavia Grandy strives for. Grandy, a student at Newberry High School, puts in the time and hopes it will pay off in her basketball career. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:30:51 EST Wings for Autism takes flight at Columbia Metropolitan Airport COLUMBIA — Wings for Autism soars for people with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities April 18 at Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:40:51 EST Road measure gets OK NEWBERRY — Newberry County Council has approved a resolution supporting state efforts to find solutions to the funding needs for state maintained and operated roads and bridges without transferring the burden to local governments. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:50:51 EST For the media, traditional values still matter I have been involved in politics and policy-making for over 50 years, and as you can imagine I hold strong feelings about reporters and the media. They're not what you might think, however. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:15:52 EST Newberry taps new economic development director NEWBERRY — Rick Farmer, a Columbia native and veteran economic developer, has been hired by Newberry County to head its industrial recruitment program. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:00:52 EST 20 professors honored for teaching excellence COLUMBIA – Faculty from 20 private colleges were recognized for their dedication to teaching by South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities at the 10th annual Excellence in Teaching Awards dinner held April 14. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:50:51 EST Officers, agencies honored for DUI enforcement efforts The South Carolina Department of Public Safety held its 10th annual DUI Enforcement Recognition and 2014 Law Enforcement DUI Challenge ceremony at Seawells in Columbia on April 8. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:20:50 EST Whitmire gets update on museum WHITMIRE — Peggie West and Denise Reid want Whitmire residents to know that their history is welcome for inclusion in the Newberry Museum even if the name doesn't include the town's name. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:55:51 EST NES students work on character skills NEWBERRY — Newberry Elementary School students continue to work daily to develop their character skills. Their 21st Century Skills have really allowed students opportunities to utilize these global skills in everyday life. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:50:51 EST Colon cancer and smoking are deadly partners NEWBERRY COUNTY — March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a great time to become more aware about the link between these cancers, and smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:25:51 EST Macedonia Lutheran Church holds confirmation Macedonia Lutheran Church of Prosperity had Confirmation on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015. Shown are, front row from the left, Brenda Fulmer, Adrienne Beck, Ashlyn Howe, John Douglas Cassady, Zachary Grey, Bailey Grey, Payton Hughes, Meredith Lynn, and... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:30:52 EST A higher education revolution You might not have noticed it yet, but student protests are undergoing something of a renaissance. They're rising to levels unseen in decades. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:50:53 EST