Newberry Observer- RSS OPINION Feed http://newberryobserver.com/section/OPINION http://newberryobserver.com/section/OPINION Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:39:50 EST 1800 Deadline extended for toxic exposure at Camp Lejeune update http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150333111/Deadline-extended-for-toxic-exposure-at-Camp-Lejeune-update The Veterans Affairs Department has extended its deadline for veterans to receive reimbursement for medical costs related to exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and announced it will start paying out-of-pocket health costs for family... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:01:01 EST Veterans Administration partnering with Walgreens http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150277753/Veterans-Administration-partnering-with-Walgreens The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new problem on its hands. While struggling to beef up its medical staff and sharply reduce the time it takes veterans to get appointments at health facilities, the staggering cost of Sovaldi, a specialty drug... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:01:03 EST Whitmire council, board members have successful ‘field trip’ http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150293100/Whitmire-council-board-members-have-successful-field-trip Hello everyone, wow! Hasn't my favorite fall month (October) zoomed by really fast? Here we are, close to Halloween weekend, halfway through high school fall sports, and the leaves are just turning various colors. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:01:01 EST Should the commander of the SC National Guard be elected? http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns-politics/150304500/Should-the-commander-of-the-SC-National-Guard-be-elected Question: Should the Chief of Staff of the US Army be selected by the public in a popular election? Obviously the answer is a resounding NO. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:13:06 EST Supreme Court denies water flows downhill — EPA proves otherwise http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150291262/Supreme-Court-denies-water-flows-downhill--EPA-proves-otherwise I remember when people changed the oil in their cars and trucks themselves. Most of us dumped it around a utility pole or fence post. On the farms where I put up hay, they dumped it into gullies. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:12:02 EST Accepting Jesus Christ will lead to experiencing God’s grace http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150226184/Accepting-Jesus-Christ-will-lead-to-experiencing-Gods-grace When we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior, we experience God's grace.Grace is God's kindness and graciousness toward everyone. We don't deserve it and we can't earn it. God gives grace freely to everyone. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:32:01 EST The wonderful, wonderful world of sports http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150265591/The-wonderful-wonderful-world-of-sports Hello, I'm Ben Hohenstatt, and I'm a sports addict. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:31:02 EST Updates from the S.C. Department of Public Safety http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150265840/Updates-from-the-S.C.-Department-of-Public-Safety Leroy Smith, director of the S.C. Department of Public Safety, joins me this week. Smith oversees South Carolina's largest law enforcement agency which includes S.C. Highway Patrol, State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services, Office... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:36:02 EST Life’s a cruise — what have you learned? http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150275979/Lifes-a-cruise--what-have-you-learned It wasn't until a couple years ago that I took my first plane ride, the last one in my family to do so. I just recently returned from another first — my first cruise experience. Myself, along with my boyfriend and best friend spent five... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:31:07 EST Amendment 2 needs a YES vote http://newberryobserver.com/news/letters/150252557/Amendment-2-needs-a-YES-vote To the Editor: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:31:03 EST Political sign vandals should be ashamed http://newberryobserver.com/news/letters/150229687/Political-sign-vandals-should-be-ashamed On land once owned by my great-great-great-grandfather, for forty-five years I have lived in Pomaria in the serenity of mind that I was neighbored by decent christian people. Recently, however, in the campaign for the S.C. Legislature, a shocking... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:01:04 EST Pentagon continues to trim military pay http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/150226066/Pentagon-continues-to-trim-military-pay Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said Sept. 30 that the Pentagon will continue pressing to trim military pay, pensions and housing allowances despite rejections by Congress. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:31:04 EST Events of all kinds planned for Whitmire http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150196560/Events-of-all-kinds-planned-for-Whitmire Seeing all of the fall decorations definitely put me in a brighter mood. Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy has some wishes, then it's on to local news and events.Birthdays Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:51:02 EST Doctors look toward legislators for new PTSD treatment http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150206385/Doctors-look-toward-legislators-for-new-PTSD-treatment For more than 30 years, Marine veteran Dan Gandee, 51, had trouble talking about the 1983 bombing of the U.S. military barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, by the Islamic Jihad. The attack and killed 241 American servicemen, including 220 Marines. He was... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:01:04 EST Information about the Survivor Benefit Plan, veterans and spouses http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150182774/Information-about-the-Survivor-Benefit-Plan-veterans-and-spouses Spouses previously enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) can get service from any ID card office. Initial applications must be made through the parent service. The former spouse application for an ID card requires the... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:01:04 EST Jesus is worth bragging on http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150177783/Jesus-is-worth-bragging-on Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Yes, He is the Rose of Sharon, and The Lilly of the Valley. He is the Fairest of ten thousand. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:32:05 EST Finding ways to fix our roads, five years after the stimulus http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150146578/Finding-ways-to-fix-our-roads-five-years-after-the-stimulus You've probably heard much discussion lately about the condition of South Carolina's roads and bridges, and how to fund their repairs and maintenance. Policy-makers agree that the issue will be front and center when the legislature... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:31:02 EST Journey to Banzaicon — also known as Columbia http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150147130/Journey-to-Banzaicon--also-known-as-Columbia For those of you who know me, you know that I am into things like anime, Doctor Who, comic books and a lot of other things in that area. Well, for the first time since I joined The Newberry Observe, I attended Banzaicon this past weekend. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:20:04 EST Bringing industry to Newberry http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150163294/Bringing-industry-to-Newberry As we look toward election day, one of the important topics for Newberry to consider is the topic of job-creation. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:18:03 EST South Carolina Insurance News Service addresses weather, theft and insurance needs http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150151533/South-Carolina-Insurance-News-Service-addresses-weather-theft-and-insurance-needs This week Newberry NOTES features the South Carolina Insurance News Service. Executive Director Russ Dubisky has selected news and views in a variety of up-to-date topics. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:17:08 EST