Newberry Observer- RSS Feed http://newberryobserver.com/ http://newberryobserver.com/ Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:11:40 EST 1800 Bulldogs land victory over Pelion http://newberryobserver.com/news/news-sports/150299463/Bulldogs-land-victory-over-Pelion PELION — The Newberry High School Bulldogs gained control over the Pelion Panthers tonight as they emerged victorious with a final score of 39-31 for the road game. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:29:03 EST Educator recognized at Mid-Carolina Middle School http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150170086/Educator-recognized-at-Mid-Carolina-Middle-School PROSPERITY — Clarence Chick arrived at Mid-Carolina Middle School on Oct. 4, unaware of the reason. Surrounded by close friends and family in the hallway of a school that held so many memories, Chick was surprised with a birthday present he will... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:31:02 EST Accepting Jesus Christ will lead to experiencing God’s grace http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150226184/Accepting-Jesus-Christ-will-lead-to-experiencing-Gods-grace When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, we experience God's grace.Grace is God's kindness and graciousness toward everyone. We don't deserve it and we can't earn it. God gives grace freely to everyone. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:32:01 EST City sets tax levy for reassessment year http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150275101/City-sets-tax-levy-for-reassessment-year NEWBERRY — Newberry City Council passed second reading Tuesday night on an ordinance to set the tax levy for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at 82.7 mills plus the 1.1 mill for debt service during a called meeting. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:31:03 EST The wonderful, wonderful world of sports http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150265591/The-wonderful-wonderful-world-of-sports Hello, I'm Ben Hohenstatt, and I'm a sports addict. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:31:02 EST Updates from the S.C. Department of Public Safety http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150265840/Updates-from-the-S.C.-Department-of-Public-Safety Leroy Smith, director of the S.C. Department of Public Safety, joins me this week. Smith oversees South Carolina's largest law enforcement agency which includes S.C. Highway Patrol, State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services, Office... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:36:02 EST Wolverines look to stomp the Hornets http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-sports/150263483/Wolverines-look-to-stomp-the-Hornets WHITMIRE — Whitmire Community School's Wolverines will meet Dixie High School's Hornets in the team's last away game of the regular season. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:01:03 EST Mcmurtury running for Whitmire Town Council http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150265371/Mcmurtury-running-for-Whitmire-Town-Council WHITMIRE — Whitmire native Maria Mcmurtury will be running for an open seat on Whitmire's town council this November. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:01:03 EST Gordon slips into Eliminator Round http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/150247265/Gordon-slips-into-Eliminator-Round Over the last few laps of the GEICO 500, Jeff Gordon's campaign for a possible fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hung by a thread as drivers at Talladega swapped positions. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:36:02 EST Bulldogs hope to pound the Panthers http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/150268784/Bulldogs-hope-to-pound-the-Panthers PELION — Newberry High School will hit the road tonight as they travel to play against the Pelion High School Panthers with a kickoff time of 7:30 p.m. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:01:02 EST Lady Rebels are back to back champs http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/150261234/Lady-Rebels-are-back-to-back-champs NEWBERRY — The Mid-Carolina High School Lady Rebels tennis team are Region champions back to back as they finished up the season against Eau Claire on Monday night.Singles matches went as follows: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:31:01 EST MC Rebel Regiment heads to State Championships http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150261398/MC-Rebel-Regiment-heads-to-State-Championships PROSPERITY — After having secured an Excellent rating, fifth place among the Upstate 2A bands, and a chance to perform at the state level, the Rebel Regiment will compete at Spring Valley High School on Oct. 25 at 1:15 p.m. in the South Carolina... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:01:07 EST MC volleyball begins playoff play http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/150261302/MC-volleyball-begins-playoff-play PROSPERITY — The Mid-Carolina varsity volleyball team defeated region opponent Eau Claire last night 3-0. Match scores were 25-13, 25-9, and 25-6. The Lady Rebels are 16-2 overall and 11-1 in Region AA-III. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:36:02 EST Life’s a cruise — what have you learned? http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150275979/Lifes-a-cruise--what-have-you-learned It wasn't until a couple years ago that I took my first plane ride, the last one in my family to do so. I just recently returned from another first — my first cruise experience. Myself, along with my boyfriend and best friend spent five... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:31:07 EST Newberry College launches $35 million fundraising campaign http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-localnews1-news/150226598/Newberry-College-launches-$35-million-fundraising-campaign NEWBERRY — Newberry College has launched a $35 million comprehensive capital campaign to fund new construction and facilities renovations and to increase annual giving and endowment support for the institution. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:31:01 EST Lovelace named national 2015 Family Physician of the Year http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150289972/Lovelace-named-national-2015-Family-Physician-of-the-Year WASHINGTON — The American Academy of Family Physicians has named Oscar F. Lovelace, Jr., MD, the national 2015 Family Physician of the Year at its annual Assembly. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:12:04 EST Lynch’s Woods closed for construction http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/150263358/Lynchs-Woods-closed-for-construction NEWBERRY — For residents of Newberry, Lynch's Woods has become a place to hike, ride horses and ATVs, and enjoy nature, but for the next nine months residents will need to find other accommodations due to... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:01:02 EST Whitmire kicks of Halloween festivities this weekend http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/150275601/Whitmire-kicks-of-Halloween-festivities-this-weekend WHITMIRE — The town of Whitmire will kick off its Halloween festivities early with its annual Halloween carnival from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 25 at the old city gym in Whitmire. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:31:06 EST Candidates let their voices be heard http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/150263470/Candidates-let-their-voices-be-heard NEWBERRY — Several state level political hopefuls converged on Newberry County recently for a candidate forum, giving residents — and potential voters — the opportunity to hear where they stood on certain issues such as the minimum... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:01:04 EST Reeling Rebels look to rebound against Eau Claire http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150274840/Reeling-Rebels-look-to-rebound-against-Eau-Claire PROSPERITY — Mid-Carolina High School (5-3, 2-2) has yet to lose back-to-back games this season and hopes that fact remains true. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:55:04 EST