Newberry Observer- RSS NEWS Feed Fri, 6 Mar 2015 01:23:05 EST 1800 Safety checkpoints this weekend NEWBERRY — The Newberry Police Department will conduct traffic safety checkpoints March 6 through March 8 between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. at several locations within the city limits, including Kate Street, Nance Street, O'Neal Street, Dixie... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:30:53 EST Science Olympiad results announced NEWBERRY — The following scores were compiled from events for the middle school division of the South Carolina Science Olympiad held Feb. 28 at Newberry College.Final Team Scores:1. Bell Street – 41 Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:20:51 EST Technology’s dangers NEWBERRY COUNTY — With the ever-growing trends of technology and social media, officials warn to be careful what you do and say behind that computer screen. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:25:51 EST Supreme Court stops Brown estate proceeding NEWBERRY — The James Brown estate saga has taken yet another surprising turn. On Feb. 19, the S.C. Supreme Court stopped all estate proceedings in Aiken County. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:40:51 EST Pomaria exploring town signs POMARIA — The Town of Pomaria, with the help of Rep. Walt McLeod, could soon get welcome signs for the entrances of the town. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 08:55:54 EST Brighter beginnings NEWBERRY — Encouraging family literacy. That's the motto Emily Crump-Saddler believes is most important for Newberry County's Family Literacy Program. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 08:55:52 EST Teaching Star Wars NEWBERRY — From its groundbreaking production and special effects to its surprising success in the box office, Star Wars took the world by storm when first released in the late 1970s. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:00:54 EST Newberry County Sheriff’s Office reports The Newberry County Sheriff's Department responded to the following incidents and made the following arrests: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:30:51 EST Second ‘Frozen’ event is this Saturday Elsa and Anna from Frozen enjoyed their first visit to Making It Personal last Saturday for a day of pampering with more than 80 girls in attendance. The shop had fingernail painting, face painting and hair braiding. A second day with Elsa and Anna... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:50:52 EST Foundation holds successful track chair hunt NEWBERRY — In August 2014 the Freedom & Hope Foundation received an anonymous donation to buy four state-of-the-art, all terrain wheelchairs. Last month the foundation held its first track chair event. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:45:51 EST A Thousand Horses makes it to the Grand Ole Opry NEWBERRY — Republic Nashville's A Thousand Horses, featuring Newberry's Michael Hobby and Bill Satcher continue to move up the Country music chart with “Smoke,” from their debut album “Southernality.” The... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:10:51 EST Bid process begins for area way NEWBERRY — Newberry County Council unanimously voted to authorize Chao and Associates Inc. to move forward with creating an area way on three sides of the Newberry County Courthouse to prevent flooding in the structure's... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:00:51 EST Lettermen receive key to Newberry The Lettermen received the Key to the City of Newberry on Feb. 22 at the Newberry Opera House in a presentation by Newberry Mayor Foster Senn. The Lettermen have been perennial visitors to the Opera House, performing over 30 shows and always drawing... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:55:51 EST Mid-Carolina hosts state archery qualifier PROSPERITY — Mid-Carolina High School and Mid-Carolina Middle School hosted the National Archery in the Schools Region 3 Tournament on Feb. 21. This tournament is one of five being held throughout South Carolina to determine who will qualify for... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 00:55:52 EST Small-scale farmers finding that help is on the way FLORENCE — For small-scale farmers, hard work and long hours come with the territory — and that doesn't even include their “day jobs,” without which many could not support themselves and their... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:30:54 EST Horse ordinance OK’d PROSPERITY — Prosperity Town Council unanimously passed first reading of an ordinance that will allow keeping of horses and will establish rules for residents who keep horses on their property. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:55:52 EST Court Reports NEWBERRY — The following guilty pleas were heard last week in General Sessions Court: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:25:51 EST For the love of outdoors SILVERSTREET — In an effort to encourage youths to participate in outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing, the Midstate Quail & Dove group held a rabbit hunt and fishing rodeo. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:25:51 EST Clemson monitors weather impact on peaches CLEMSON — February's frigid temperatures could make spring and summer tiring seasons for South Carolina peach growers. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:45:52 EST City log The Newberry Police Department reported the following incidents: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 11:50:54 EST