Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Sat, 23 May 2015 05:05:29 EST 1800 Whitmire students win at Youth Art Expo Piedmont Technical College held its first Youth Art Expo, with students from Whitmire Community School competing. The winners from WCS were Maddie Brock, first place in photography, $50 gift card honorable mention for another photography piece; Sam... Fri, 22 May 2015 15:40:51 EST Memorial Day a unique national holiday “This day marks the beginning of summer, and what could be more fitting tribute to men and women who died in service to their country than the day that gives birth to a season filled with warmth of life.” Fri, 22 May 2015 14:55:52 EST Legion Ball season announced NEWBERRY — Newberry American Legion Post 24 has announced that American Legion Baseball will be playing games with home games played at the Newberry College Smith Road Complex. Post 24 has joined with Chapin Post 193 to bring the community some... Fri, 22 May 2015 13:10:51 EST Newberry native to hold book signing Saturday NEWBERRY — Dr. Malika Salaam-Ambolley, author of My Life Journey … Through My Own Eyes, will hold a book signing from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Books on Main. Fri, 22 May 2015 11:35:53 EST March ‘Awesome Authors’ Students named Awesome Authors for the month of March at Prosperity-Rikard Elementary include Peyton Kitts, seated. First row are Laney Carnes, Danny Smith, Mallory Grimsley, Wesley Fowler, Ethan Crawford, and Brooklynn Benton. Back row are Kimonia... Fri, 22 May 2015 09:40:51 EST County looking to improve simulcast system NEWBERRY — Newberry County Council might defer the purchase of a fire truck for the 2015-16 fiscal year so that they can improve the simulcast system for the fire radio upgrade. Fri, 22 May 2015 09:00:52 EST MADD proclamation supports Checkpoints Memorial Day NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Sheriff's Department, Newberry Police Department, S.C. Highway Patrol, Drug Free County Coalition and MADD Newberry County are supporting the Newberry County Sobriety Checkpoints May 22 through May... Fri, 22 May 2015 08:30:58 EST Stripping bare the arguments against marriage equality What's the marriage equality debate really about?Proponents see it as a question of equality. There's no reason, they say, not to let loving, same-sex couples wed. Fri, 22 May 2015 08:30:57 EST Jaylon Tolbert of Brashier Middle College signs with Newberry College NEWBERRY — Newberry College head men's basketball coach Dave Davis has announced the signing of two-time all-region player Jaylon Tolbert from Brashier Middle College. Fri, 22 May 2015 08:30:57 EST Baur, Camp notch ABCA/Rawlings All-Southeast Region plaudits NEWBERRY – Newberry senior baseball standouts Albert Baur and Wesley Camp have been named all-Southeast region for the third time this year by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Rawlings. Baur was elected to the first team at... Fri, 22 May 2015 08:30:55 EST Mid-Carolina Middle School awards athletes PROSPERITY — Mid-Carolina Middle School held its annual athletic banquet on May 14 to recognize the achievements of athletes who participated in cheerleading, football, volleyball and basketball during the 2014-2015 school year. Fri, 22 May 2015 08:30:55 EST The work of Christ We have read in God's Word how He took Elijah up to be with Him as He did Enoch. Elijah knew he was about to be taken from this earth so he tried to get his servant, Elisha to stay in a town. Elisha refused respectfully. Finally Elisha was asked... Fri, 22 May 2015 08:30:54 EST School board recognitions Each year the school district sets aside scholarships for students who attend college in the field of education. Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship. Superintendent Bennie Bennett and Chairman Jody Hamm are shown with scholarship recipients... Fri, 22 May 2015 08:30:53 EST Correction Jacob Warren, student at Mid-Carolina High School, has signed to play golf. An article in the May 20 edition of The Newberry Observer stated otherwise. We regret the error. Fri, 22 May 2015 08:30:52 EST A fossil-fueled fantasy Newfangled carbon-capture power plants supposedly burn coal without poisoning the planet. They don't. Fri, 22 May 2015 08:30:51 EST Hamlin holds off Harvick for Sprint All-Star Race victory CONCORD, N.C. — With a deft move with three laps left in Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Denny Hamlin delivered the first victory in the non-points showcase event to Joe Gibbs Racing and to... Thu, 21 May 2015 17:55:51 EST Can the president ignore the Supreme Court? Ben Carson is the longest of long shots in the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nomination contest. A distinguished neurosurgeon, Carson captured the hearts of many conservatives with his comments at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, in... Thu, 21 May 2015 17:25:51 EST A proper adjustment NEWBERRY — Ever since Dr. Cheneir Neely graduated from S.C. State University in 2006, she knew she wanted to be a chiropractor who served the community. Thu, 21 May 2015 14:15:51 EST Cary to take reins of curriculum, instruction NEWBERRY — When the 2015-16 school year begins this August, the Newberry County School District will have a new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction in Dr. Lynn Cary. Thu, 21 May 2015 12:55:52 EST New business in town NEWBERRY — Name brand products for the prices people need and making a difference in the community are what Jeff Faulkner and Jeff Johnson have set out to do with the opening of Pee Dee Outfitters in Newberry. Thu, 21 May 2015 11:50:51 EST