Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:28:18 EST 1800 Student donates to a cause Kailey Cheeks, a fifth-grade student at Newberry Academy, was featured in a Guy Harvey newsletter for her donation to his Save Our Seas Foundation. For her birthday in September, she asked for money instead of presents. All of the birthday money she... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:55:03 EST Vet toxic exposure legislation update Reps. Dan Benishek (R-MI) and Mike Honda (D-CA) have introduced the Toxic Exposure Research Act (H.R. 5484) that will, when enacted into law, establish a national center at a VA medical facility for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:33:02 EST Wolves jump two spots in D2SIDA National Poll WICHITA, Kan. — The Newberry College men's basketball team has moved up two spots to No. 16 in this week's D2SIDA National Poll published on Dec. 16. This week's poll does not reflect the lone blemish on the Wolves'... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:28:03 EST Columbia Capitals sweep Newberry NEWBERRY — The Columbia High School Capitals took a regional sweep over Newberry High School on Tuesday in the Scott Gym.The Lady Bulldogs came into their game undefeated as the Lady Capitals only dressed eight players. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:47:01 EST Have faith in God When we ask something of God, we should have enough faith to believe that He is ready, willing and able to help us through anything. We should always have a repenting heart and a good relationship with Jesus. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:35:03 EST Is your home safe this holiday season? NEWBERRY COUNTY — There were 71 civilian fire fatalities reported by U.S. news media between Jan. 1, 2014 and Dec. 13, 2014 according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:13:02 EST Newberry College inducts Who’s Who members Ten Newberry College students were inducted into the list of “Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” at the school's founders convocation held Nov. 14 in Wiles Chapel. Nicole Ann Teal, Lily Nicole... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:49:03 EST Mid-Carolina splits games against Batesburg PROSPERITY — Mid-Carolina High School boys got their sixth win of the season Wednesday night over Batesburg Leesville. The boys dominated with a score of 84-56. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:27:04 EST No more horsing around PROSPERITY — Prosperity Town Council passed first reading Tuesday to make an addition to Chapter 91 (“Streets and Sidewalks”) of the Prosperity Town Code to control the use of horses within the municipal limits of the... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:08:01 EST Council expresses gratitude to retiring member NEWBERRY — After more than 30 years of service on Newberry County Council, John Caldwell said goodbye in his last council meeting as he heads into retirement. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:05:02 EST Add caution to routine NEWBERRY COUNTY — The Christmas season is busy with shopping, church engagements and other events, but it can also be the biggest season for criminals, officials said. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:23:02 EST It’s Movie Night at The Ritz NEWBERRY — In the spirit of the holidays, the Community Players will hold a free Christmas Movie Night tonight at the Ritz Theatre. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:47:02 EST Students visit nation’s capital With the arrival of winter, the hordes of tourists depart, allowing the high school students of Newberry Academy to take advantage and visit our nation's capital for a week. With few students having been to Washington before, this trip was a... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:52:05 EST Fourth graders tackle Creature Feature NEWBERRY — The fourth grade class at Newberry Academy enjoyed a recent class project, “Nature Critters.” Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:44:03 EST It’s in the signs: time to reform funding for education In the noisy political post-gaming usual for an election year, focusing as always on partisan differences, the pundits have missed one quiet fact that speaks instead to the things that unite us: November was a very good month for South Carolina... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:36:03 EST These boots were made for waiting Heads are finally rolling because of the Department of Veterans Affairs' assorted waitlist scandals. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:35:05 EST Duong leads Wolves to eighth at Midwest Classic INDIANAPOLIS — Newberry College 125-pounder Trung Duong won the championship of his weight class to lead the No. 10-ranked Wolves to a xxth place finish at the 36th Annual Midwest Classic, hosted by the University of Indianapolis. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:18:01 EST Holiday season means more caution on roads and at home Russ Dubisky, executive director of the S.C. Insurance News Service, has a variety of information about prevention of holiday season driving safety, cooking safety and how to protect your home this winter. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:14:02 EST Veteran pro bono legal assistance update The National listing of Pro Bono Resources for Veterans is a legal directory of offices that will advise and assist veterans and their dependents in legal matters. The directory can be accessed at... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:49:01 EST Newberry High School Holiday Classic begins Saturday NEWBERRY — The Newberry High School boys basketball team will host a three-day tournament from Dec. 20 through Dec. 23. Eight teams will play and every team is guaranteed to play a game each day. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:14:01 EST