Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:39:57 EST 1800 20 professors honored for teaching excellence COLUMBIA – Faculty from 20 private colleges were recognized for their dedication to teaching by South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities at the 10th annual Excellence in Teaching Awards dinner held April 14. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:50:51 EST Officers, agencies honored for DUI enforcement efforts The South Carolina Department of Public Safety held its 10th annual DUI Enforcement Recognition and 2014 Law Enforcement DUI Challenge ceremony at Seawells in Columbia on April 8. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:20:50 EST Newberry taps new economic development director NEWBERRY — Rick Farmer, a Columbia native and veteran economic developer, has been hired by Newberry County to head its industrial recruitment program. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:35:52 EST Whitmire gets update on museum WHITMIRE — Peggie West and Denise Reid want Whitmire residents to know that their history is welcome for inclusion in the Newberry Museum even if the name doesn't include the town's name. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:55:51 EST NES students work on character skills NEWBERRY — Newberry Elementary School students continue to work daily to develop their character skills. Their 21st Century Skills have really allowed students opportunities to utilize these global skills in everyday life. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:50:51 EST Colon cancer and smoking are deadly partners NEWBERRY COUNTY — March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a great time to become more aware about the link between these cancers, and smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:25:51 EST Macedonia Lutheran Church holds confirmation Macedonia Lutheran Church of Prosperity had Confirmation on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015. Shown are, front row from the left, Brenda Fulmer, Adrienne Beck, Ashlyn Howe, John Douglas Cassady, Zachary Grey, Bailey Grey, Payton Hughes, Meredith Lynn, and... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:30:52 EST A higher education revolution You might not have noticed it yet, but student protests are undergoing something of a renaissance. They're rising to levels unseen in decades. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:50:53 EST Forest Service seeks comments on new WMA WHITMIRE — The Forest Service is asking for public input on a new management plan for the Delta South Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in Union County. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:30:51 EST Weather forces delay in SAC tennis tournament BREVARD, N.C. — Due to inclement weather conditions in and around the area of Brevard, the beginning of the 2015 South Atlantic Conference tennis tournament was pushed back to a Friday morning start. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:25:54 EST City Log The following incidents were reported by the Newberry Police Department: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:25:53 EST Sheriff’s Log The Newberry County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:25:53 EST Observer subscriber special ends today Today is the last day you can subscribe to The Newberry Observer for only $48 a year. Yes, that's right — only $48 a year. That's half off our regular subscription price for a full year of The Observer. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:25:52 EST VA health care eligibility: Net worth no longer a factor The Department of Veterans Affairs is updating the way it determines eligibility for VA health care, a change that will result in more Veterans having access to the health care benefits they've earned and deserve. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:25:51 EST Summer class registration open at Newberry College NEWBERRY — The lazy days of summer will soon be upon us and with them, come a variety of summertime rituals – from beach trips and fairs to festivals and family picnics. Another tradition of the vacation season is summer... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:55:53 EST Heartland Hospice honors physicians on National Doctor’s Day GREENVILLE — Heartland Hospice celebrated National Doctor's Day on March 30. This annual celebration provides an opportunity to recognize physicians nationwide for their for providing patient care. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:30:51 EST Walking for a cure NEWBERRY COUNTY — Newberry County's Relay For Life will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight April 24 at Newberry High School, bringing residents together to raise money to fight cancer. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:25:53 EST Newberry College inks 12 student-athletes for 2015 NEWBERRY — The Newberry College women's soccer coach Diana Sanguinetti has announced the signing of 12 student-athletes to suit up for the fall of 2015. Five players hail locally from South Carolina, one from North Carolina while six more... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:25:52 EST Lynch’s Woods almost set to re-open NEWBERRY — Lynch's Woods has been closed since last October for construction on four of the bridges but soon, weather permitting, Lynch's Woods will be open to the public again. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:25:51 EST New scam targets bank accounts NEWBERRY COUNTY — The Newberry County Sheriff's Office sent out a warning on Tuesday about a new scam involving texts and emails that warn a Woodforest Bank account has been flagged. The email then directs the recipient to a web link to... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:15:50 EST