Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Sat, 30 May 2015 13:26:46 EST 1800 Fueling the fire POMARIA — Being one of few females in a male-dominated profession is what 16-year-old Ashley Livingston said she enjoys most about the fire service. Sat, 30 May 2015 12:45:52 EST (No heading) The Newberry County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents: Sat, 30 May 2015 10:15:52 EST Benny is “Pet of the week” Benny came to the shelter as a stray and hasn't been reclaimed. He is looking for a new start in life. He is an older boy, about eight years old but still has a lot of life and love left to give. Benny loves to run and play with his shelter... Sat, 30 May 2015 10:05:51 EST Helping those in need NEWBERRY — The conscience of Newberry County. That is what some people call Interfaith Community Services of Newberry County. Fri, 29 May 2015 13:45:53 EST Duncan tours Newberry NEWBERRY — One of Congressman Jeff Duncan's themes on his Thank Our First Responders Tour is that first responders epitomize the crucial American institution of civic duty Fri, 29 May 2015 13:05:53 EST MCMS pageant winners announced Congratulations to the girls who participated in the 2015 Miss MCMS Pageant on April 4: Mikayla Wright, Dori Pitts, Reagan White, Rileigh Hobgood, Emma Grace Connelly, Lea Hamilton Abbi Berrry, Aeriel Vanlue Georgia Summer, Alexis Higbe, Madison... Fri, 29 May 2015 10:55:52 EST Congress says, ‘War Powers? What War Powers?’ A few weeks ago, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia made a small splash in the press when he took Congress to task for failing to authorize our nation's ongoing war against Islamic militants. “The silence of Congress in the midst of this war is... Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00:52 EST Freedom Many men and women sacrificed their lives that we as Americans could have a great deal of freedom. Men and women today are still willing to guard against any one taking away the freedom we enjoy. Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00:57 EST House rejects bill to allow medical marijuana discussions The House rejected a proposal April 30 to allow doctors at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals to discuss the use of medical marijuana with patients. Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00:55 EST Boys Farm golf benefit is June 2 The eighth annual Boys Farm Golf Benefit will take place June 2 at the Mid-Carolina Country Club. All proceeds will go to benefit the Boys Farm. A 2015 Chevrolet Cruze LS will be the hole in one prize for hole 17. Registration for the tournament... Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00:54 EST PGE archery team going to World Tournament Pomaria-Garmany Elementary Archery Team members traveled to Louisville, Ky., for the National Archery In Our Schools National Tournament on May 7. More than 12,000 shooters came from 43 states and 18 of those were from PGE. Archers shot in the target... Fri, 29 May 2015 08:40:52 EST DC Danceworks brings home awards NEWBERRY — DC Danceworks took home high marks at a competition held in Batesburg-Leesville on March 28. The competition was the group's first of the year. Thu, 28 May 2015 15:00:51 EST Forfeited Land group accept bids NEWBERRY — The Forfeited Land Commission of Newberry County has approved six bids for property the commission acquired at delinquent tax sales. Thu, 28 May 2015 12:35:51 EST Does crisis hotline meet needs of vets? Amid concerns that the Veterans Affairs Department's suicide hotline has left veterans stranded during high-volume call periods, a senator has asked VA to investigate the service to ensure it is meeting veterans' needs. Thu, 28 May 2015 10:50:51 EST Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands is there to help This week Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands is recognized by Ginny Waller, executive director. She addresses the broad spectrum of sexual violence awareness. Thu, 28 May 2015 10:45:51 EST Newberry College, Clemson University sign dual degree program NEWBERRY – Newberry College has launched a dual education program with Clemson University. Thu, 28 May 2015 09:55:52 EST Baur caps off career with ABCA All-America honors NEWBERRY — Newberry College first baseman Albert Baur caps off a magnificent career with second team All-America honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Rawlings. Thu, 28 May 2015 09:40:51 EST Students bring on Spring! Pomaria Garmany's Kindergarten classes are celebrating the arrival of spring by learning springtime songs and using our new rhythm ribbons. The ribbons float through the air as the students move them to the music. PGE earned points from their... Wed, 27 May 2015 17:00:52 EST Mid-Carolina Dixie Youth update PROSPERITY — This week in MC Dixie Youth action, the Warren minors defeated Saluda 2 10-4. Miyquan Darby, Kaden Myers and Kenyon Wise pitched for Warren. Wed, 27 May 2015 15:45:51 EST PTC presents W.A. Klauber Memorial Scholarship Two Piedmont Technical College students were recently awarded the W. A. Klauber Memorial Scholarship at the college's annual scholarship luncheon. Pictured are, from left, Megan Long, a radiologic technology student from Newberry; Dr. Jerry... Wed, 27 May 2015 15:05:55 EST