Newberry Observer- RSS NEWS Feed Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:19:42 EST 1800 Readers Choice winners named NEWBERRY — The votes are in for The Newberry Observer Readers Choice Awards for our first category – Automotive —and Stokes Trainor Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac was the big winner, taking four of the categories. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:00:51 EST County audit positive NEWBERRY — Newberry County received a positive review from Rish and Enzastiga Certified Public Accountants for its financial audit of the 2013-2014 fiscal year. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:10:51 EST Former Newberry resident to compete on Broken Skull Challenge NEWBERRY — Former Newberry resident Jake James will be on Country Music Television's Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge, a show that brings elite athletes together for physical challenges. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:45:51 EST Tastebuds at the ready NEWBERRY — Get your tastebuds ready, Newberry! The city of Newberry's second annual Healthy Chili Cook-off is Jan. 31 in Memorial Park. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:25:51 EST Trinity UMC hosting health fair on Saturday NEWBERRY — Do you know the numbers essential to healthy living? Trinity United Methodist Church in Newberry, along with Self Regional Healthcare, want to educate the community with free health screenings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:15:52 EST Send “Trip Report” to SC Wildlife magazine COLUMBIA — South Carolina Wildlife magazine is planning a new, reader-driven feature called “Trip Report” for 2015, but for it to work, your pictures, videos, trail journals and written descriptions of your latest and greatest... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:10:52 EST NCWSA mulling water upgrades NEWBERRY — During the Newberry County Water and Sewer Authority's annual board work session, they heard from Clint Shealy from Black & Veatch Corporation about possible water capacity improvements. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:30:52 EST Fire on Bodie Street NEWBERRY — The Newberry City Fire Department responded to a fire on Bodie Street during the early evening on Wednesday at a vacant building on Bodie Street behind Oakland Mills. The Fire Department received the call about the fire at 5:40 p.m.,... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:30:52 EST Solomon is Pet of the Week Solomon is a Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier mix. He has been neutered, is house trained and is up to date with shots. Solomon is good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats. He is medium-sized and weighs between 26-60 pounds. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:35:51 EST County OKs rail change NEWBERRY — Two change orders for the Lynch's Woods bridge repair project were presented to Newberry County Council but only one — installing a cedar railing — was approved after much discussion. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:25:51 EST Find your own way NEWBERRY — Downtown Newberry's wayfinding signage is complete, according to Assistant City Manager Matt DeWitt. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:35:51 EST Prosperity touts its successes from past year PROSPERITY — Mayor Derek Underwood discussed positive improvements made in 2014 at Tuesday night's Prosperity Town Council meeting. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:30:51 EST Sukovich awarded for service NEWBERRY — Michael D. Sukovich of Newberry is completing a term of service as a civilian employee of the Department of the Army at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, where he has served for several years as a computer network manager. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:30:52 EST Sheriff’s Office receives NRA grant NEWBERRY COUNTY — The Newberry County Sheriff's Office recently received a $2,300 grant from the NRA Foundation that was used to buy metal targets used for firearms training. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:55:51 EST Newberry County man killed in wreck in Union SANTUC — The death of a Newberry County man killed Monday in a wreck in Union County is a “tremendous loss” for the Newberry County community, the superintendent of Newberry County Schools said. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:30:52 EST Fire on Bodie Street NEWBERRY — Newberry City Fire Department responded to a fire on Bodie Street this evening. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:50:51 EST PGE hosts Santa Shootout POMARIA — On December 20, Pomaria-Garmany Elementary held a Santa Shootout Archery Tournament on Dec. 20. The winners were:Third gradeFirst place: John Berry and Hannah Shealy Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:35:51 EST 2015 outdoor photo contest deadline approaching COLUMBIA — Calling all photographers: Submit photos of South Carolina wildlife, birds, along with sporting and outdoor recreation (fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, camping, hunting dogs, etc.) and scenic landscapes. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:05:53 EST City conducting safety checkpoints NEWBERRY — The Newberry Police Department will conduct traffic safety checkpoints from Jan. 23 through Jan. 25 between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. at several locations within the city limits of Newberry. The checkpoints locations will include, but are not... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:05:52 EST MLK event draws large crowd NEWBERRY — Since 2000, Travis Reeder has held a Martin Luther King Jr. event in Newberry and this year the event drew out around 700 to 800 people. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:00:52 EST