Newberry Observer- RSS Feed http://newberryobserver.com/ http://newberryobserver.com/ Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:25:29 EST 1800 Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and praise http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/150655028/Thanksgiving-is-a-time-of-gratitude-and-praise It's November. Air is getting cooler, leaves turning to the brilliance of autumn colors, and our thoughts shift to the fast approaching holiday — Thanksgiving, a time to give thanks to God. Giving thanks increases love in your heart. Faith... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:06:01 EST Newberry men win Little Four Championship http://newberryobserver.com/news/localsports1-sports-sports/150652093/Newberry-men-win-Little-Four-Championship NEWBERRY — It was a great day for both men and women's Newberry basketball teams last Saturday in Hartsville as both teams won championships in separate tournaments held at the same venue. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:19:04 EST Spare me, sir, can you pardon a turkey? http://newberryobserver.com/news/editorial/150666577/Spare-me-sir-can-you-pardon-a-turkey Thanksgiving is a holiday of many traditions old and new. But perhaps one of the strangest is the Presidential Pardon. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:34:05 EST Latest scam involves fake IRS agents http://newberryobserver.com/news/blotter-news/150663919/Latest-scam-involves-fake-IRS-agents NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Sheriff's Office has issued a Nixle alert for residents to be aware of scammers calling homes and posing as IRS Agents. The callers have a very thick accent, possibly Middle Eastern, and tell the homeowner... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:02:02 EST Little Mountain Elementary names ‘Meeter Greeters’ http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150366957/Little-Mountain-Elementary-names-Meeter-Greeters LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Meeter Greeter Leaders at Little Mountain Elementary are chosen by their homeroom teachers to welcome new students who enroll during the school year. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:39:02 EST City Log http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150655679/City-Log TheNewberry Police Department reported the following incidents: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:30:04 EST Council changes lease-purchase agreement for fire engine http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150654586/Council-changes-lease-purchase-agreement-for-fire-engine NEWBERRY — Newberry City Council passed first reading of an ordinance authorizing a lease-purchase agreement with BB&T Bank to buy a fire truck to replace a 1991 pumper currently in use. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:48:04 EST From Harvest Feast to today http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150666531/From-Harvest-Feast-to-today NEWBERRY COUNTY — When the Pilgrims and Indians sat down for Harvest Feast in 1621, they would never have imagined how far their little three-day get-together would travel, or how long the tradition would last, with many unaware how close the... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:45:04 EST Attempted murder suspect sought http://newberryobserver.com/news/blotter-news/150669744/Attempted-murder-suspect-sought NEWBERRY — A fight between two people around 3 a.m. Monday at a local fast-food restaurant put a Newberry man in the hospital with a serious injury to his neck area, according to the Newberry Police Department. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:25:03 EST Top firefighter named http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/150647429/Top-firefighter-named NEWBERRY — Burt Mohler, a fireman with the City of Newberry, was recently named the 2014 Firefighter of the Year by the Newberry Exchange Club. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:10:02 EST Behind the scenes of public works department http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/150624102/Behind-the-scenes-of-public-works-department NEWBERRY — From placing decorations to laborious endeavors, the city of Newberry's Public Works and Utilities Departments do many things behind the scenes to ensure that things run smoothly, while always keeping the safety of residents in... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:45:02 EST Whitmire football program travels to Clemson http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/150664755/Whitmire-football-program-travels-to-Clemson Members of the Whitmire football program took a field trip to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes “Rally in the Valley” and Clemson vs. Georgia State game on Nov. 22. They took the seventh through 12th grade players. Coach Charlie Jenkins... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:32:01 EST Newberry, Dillon coaches prep players for championship title http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/150663990/Newberry-Dillon-coaches-prep-players-for-championship-title COLUMBIA — Head coaches Phil Strickland of Newberry High School and Jackie Hayes of Dillon High School discussed the big championship game Monday morning in Columbia at the South Carolina High School League office. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:05:03 EST Multiple wrecks — insterstate closed Eastbound http://newberryobserver.com/news/breaking_news-home_top/150678517/Multiple-wrecks--insterstate-closed-Eastbound NEWBERRY COUNTY — I-26 Eastbound in Newberry County has resumed normal operation after multiple accidents with multiple injuries have been cleared. Newberry County Sheriff's Office encourages everyone to drive safely as traffic is high due... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:15:03 EST The deception of Obamacare http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/150639035/The-deception-of-Obamacare For those of us opposed to the concept of nationalized health care, learning the shameful way that Obamacare was forced on us was like pouring salt in an open wound. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:11:01 EST Students nominated for demonstrating 21st century skills http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150364865/Students-nominated-for-demonstrating-21st-century-skills NEWBERRY — Newberry Elementary School students and faculty have been working to incorporate 21st century skills into everyday living. These skills promote critical thinking, problem solving, values, collaboration, safety, and high... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:08:02 EST Not everyone in Europe recalls the collapse of the Berlin Wall fondly http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150639040/Not-everyone-in-Europe-recalls-the-collapse-of-the-Berlin-Wall-fondly It was November 9, 1989. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:02:02 EST Don’t forget about Whitmire’s Christmas tree lighting! http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150628154/Dont-forget-about-Whitmires-Christmas-tree-lighting Hello everyone and happy Thanksgiving to you and your families. Local news from “The Whitty”on the way after we do our birthday wishes.Birthdays Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:50:04 EST Secret Santa for Seniors kicks off Nov. 24 http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150642787/Secret-Santa-for-Seniors-kicks-off-Nov.-24 NEWBERRY — The fourth annual Secret Santa for Seniors kick-off and tree decorating celebration with Mayor Foster Senn and Newberry High School seniors will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 24 at Wendy's, 2900 Main St. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:52:03 EST Getting in the spirit of Fall http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150360583/Getting-in-the-spirit-of-Fall This tractor and trailer made out of hay bales complete with scarecrows “Willie Ray and Lula Mae Strawhead” was created by Dale and Sharon Cromer for the community to enjoy. They are located in the Mt. Pleasant section of Pomaria. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:14:02 EST