Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:51:23 EST 1800 Time for SC to decide what we need in 2015 As the year begins to draw to a close, now would be the perfect time to ask ourselves the question where we as a state are headed and if that direction is the one we need to be taking. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 13:09:02 EST Newberry College awards 57 degrees at commencement NEWBERRY — Newberry College ushered 57 students into the ranks of alumni at its mid-year commencement ceremony held on Saturday, December 13 in Wiles Chapel. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:10:03 EST Your holiday guide to avoiding slave labor Pope Francis got into the holiday spirit this year by calling on shoppers not to buy products made by modern-day slaves. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:52:02 EST Fire contained on Kinard Street NEWBERRY —Newberry Fire Department responded to a call at 1244 Kinard Street - lot 10 in Newberry at 9:39 Saturday morning, according to Fire Chief Keith Minick. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 11:24:03 EST Grand jury system is under attack GLEN COVE, NY — The grand jury system is under widespread attack from people who do not appreciate its history and purpose. It is time to affirm that the grand jury is an important element of American liberty. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:50:02 EST Hostage situation Friday night ends without incident NEWBERRY — A Colorado man wanted for stealing a car from that state held law enforcement at bay for about four hours Friday after he took his 4-year-old daughter hostage in his ex-wife's house on S.C. 395, close to the Saluda County... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:54:05 EST Student donates to a cause Kailey Cheeks, a fifth-grade student at Newberry Academy, was featured in a Guy Harvey newsletter for her donation to his Save Our Seas Foundation. For her birthday in September, she asked for money instead of presents. All of the birthday money she... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:55:03 EST Vet toxic exposure legislation update Reps. Dan Benishek (R-MI) and Mike Honda (D-CA) have introduced the Toxic Exposure Research Act (H.R. 5484) that will, when enacted into law, establish a national center at a VA medical facility for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:33:02 EST Wolves jump two spots in D2SIDA National Poll WICHITA, Kan. — The Newberry College men's basketball team has moved up two spots to No. 16 in this week's D2SIDA National Poll published on Dec. 16. This week's poll does not reflect the lone blemish on the Wolves'... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:28:03 EST Columbia Capitals sweep Newberry NEWBERRY — The Columbia High School Capitals took a regional sweep over Newberry High School on Tuesday in the Scott Gym.The Lady Bulldogs came into their game undefeated as the Lady Capitals only dressed eight players. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:47:01 EST Have faith in God When we ask something of God, we should have enough faith to believe that He is ready, willing and able to help us through anything. We should always have a repenting heart and a good relationship with Jesus. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:35:03 EST Is your home safe this holiday season? NEWBERRY COUNTY — There were 71 civilian fire fatalities reported by U.S. news media between Jan. 1, 2014 and Dec. 13, 2014 according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:13:02 EST Newberry College inducts Who’s Who members Ten Newberry College students were inducted into the list of “Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” at the school's founders convocation held Nov. 14 in Wiles Chapel. Nicole Ann Teal, Lily Nicole... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:49:03 EST Mid-Carolina splits games against Batesburg PROSPERITY — Mid-Carolina High School boys got their sixth win of the season Wednesday night over Batesburg Leesville. The boys dominated with a score of 84-56. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:27:04 EST No more horsing around PROSPERITY — Prosperity Town Council passed first reading Tuesday to make an addition to Chapter 91 (“Streets and Sidewalks”) of the Prosperity Town Code to control the use of horses within the municipal limits of the... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:08:01 EST Council expresses gratitude to retiring member NEWBERRY — After more than 30 years of service on Newberry County Council, John Caldwell said goodbye in his last council meeting as he heads into retirement. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:05:02 EST Add caution to routine NEWBERRY COUNTY — The Christmas season is busy with shopping, church engagements and other events, but it can also be the biggest season for criminals, officials said. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:23:02 EST It’s Movie Night at The Ritz NEWBERRY — In the spirit of the holidays, the Community Players will hold a free Christmas Movie Night tonight at the Ritz Theatre. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:47:02 EST Students visit nation’s capital With the arrival of winter, the hordes of tourists depart, allowing the high school students of Newberry Academy to take advantage and visit our nation's capital for a week. With few students having been to Washington before, this trip was a... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:52:05 EST Fourth graders tackle Creature Feature NEWBERRY — The fourth grade class at Newberry Academy enjoyed a recent class project, “Nature Critters.” Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:44:03 EST