Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Wed, 1 Apr 2015 22:05:22 EST 1800 CTC gets $7,500 grant$7500-grant NEWBERRY COUNTY — The Career Technology Center can now add another level of hands-on experience to train young adults to become active members of the fire service thanks to a grant through the South Carolina State Firefighters... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 17:30:51 EST Are body cams needed? NEWBERRY COUNTY — In light of the recent unrest in the United States resulting from incidents in Ferguson, Mo., and New York, many people are insisting that law enforcement officers be required to wear body cameras. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 16:20:51 EST Technology dangers NEWBERRY — Governmental bodies from across the county gathered this week for the Newberry County Governmental Association meeting. During the meeting the elected and appointed officials heard about the misuse of the Internet by Chief Deputy Todd... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:50:51 EST It’s April 1 — watch out! NEWBERRY — “Kick me” signs, whoopee cushions and other pranks will be the norm today in honor of April Fools' Day. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:35:52 EST Women’s and Men’s tennis fall 7-2 GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — The Newberry College men's tennis team fell to the Tusculum Pioneers 7-2 on Sunday afternoon inside the Nichols Tennis Complex. Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:35:51 EST (No heading) NEWBERRY — Newberry Elementary School fifth graders laced up their walking shoes and boarded a bus for Washington D.C. in March. The group was the first from NES to take an overnight field study and to travel to our nation's... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 15:30:51 EST Parents are more than an ounce of prevention In a society that continually promotes alcohol and drug use at every level — even here in Newberry County — the need to provide education on the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse and its effect on children has never been... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 14:00:51 EST Juried show is hoppin’ with art PROSPERITY — Prosperity's Hoppin' is coming sooner than you might think, part of it that is. The Newberry County High School Juried Art Show, which is part of Hoppin, will take place a little under a month before... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 11:20:51 EST Spring gardening time is here Last week we ushered in spring, and almost daily one can witness the earth springing forth with new green growth. This is one of my favorite times of the year, since each of us can witness the awakening of the earth and enjoy all the beauty that... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:45:52 EST Never been more sure! I had the opportunity Monday to visit my alma mater to interview a mother and daughter who happen to both be attending Newberry College together this year. As I sat on campus surrounded by the beautiful trees in full bloom of Spring, I couldn't... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:45:51 EST April 11 is Palmetto Trail Hike in Whitmire Hello everyone, happy Spring to you! One more cold snap, then it's off to planting bulbs right? We have local news on the way after we do our birthday wishes. Gottrocks the birthday fairy has texted them in complete with pollen dust on the key... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:35:51 EST Lovelace Family Medicine earns national recognition PROSPERITY — Lovelace Family Medicine of Prosperity has received Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 10:25:53 EST Spring season in full swing for volleyball NEWBERRY — The Newberry College volleyball team is in full swing in their spring season and the Wolves are looking to fill shoes as the team saw eight seniors play their final match in November. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:25:51 EST Scarlet Poms take fourth title in two seasons MYRTLE BEACH — The Newberry College Scarlet Poms dance team brought home their fourth title in two seasons this past weekend at the Cheer Ltd. Nationals at CANAM. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:40:51 EST Newberry adds Jacksonville to complete 2015 football schedule NEWBERRY — Newberry College athletic director Matt Finley and head football coach Todd Knight have announced the addition of Jacksonville University to the Wolves' playing schedule for 2015, completing an 11-game slate for the scarlet and... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:00:51 EST VA blue water claims? Contact your legislator Rep. Chris Gibson (NY) has introduced the “Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act” (H.R. 969) that would clarify a presumption for filing disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for ailments associated with exposure to... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:50:51 EST Newberry drops Lincoln Memorial, 17-4 NEWBERRY — The Newberry College women's lacrosse team kept their four-game winning streak alive as they throttled Lincoln Memorial 17-4 on Saturday afternoon at Setzler Field. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:10:51 EST Scammers posing as deputy sheriffs NEWBERRY COUNTY — A person has been calling residents posing as a Deputy Sheriff. According to the Newberry County Sheriff's Office, he advises the person that a warrant has been issued for their arrest for not showing for jury... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:30:53 EST Whitten Center Spring Ride set for April 12 CLINTON — The Bub Lollis Memorial Whitten Center Spring Ride will take place at 2 p.m. April 12. Riders will gather in downtown Clinton beginning at 12:30 p.m. with food, fellowship and live music. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:50:51 EST Students should take FAFSA process seriously NEWBERRY COUNTY — The federal government requires colleges to verify the information submitted by many students on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:00:52 EST