Newberry Observer- RSS OPINION Feed http://newberryobserver.com/section/OPINION http://newberryobserver.com/section/OPINION Thu, 29 Jan 2015 01:05:31 EST 1800 Three minutes to midnight http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151520053/Three-minutes-to-midnight The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has just announced its latest nuclear Doomsday Clock moving ahead the minute hand to three minutes till midnight. The clock represents the count down to zero in minutes to nuclear apocalypse — midnight. This... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:50:53 EST Programs aim to stop youth access to tobacco http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151445230/Programs-aim-to-stop-youth-access-to-tobacco A good new year's resolution for our community is to work together to reduce underage smoking. If we can prevent our young people from ever starting a tobacco habit, we will see a tremendous reduction in the number of adults who are hooked in... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:55:53 EST State of the Town address upcoming in Whitmire http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151444967/State-of-the-Town-address-upcoming-in-Whitmire Hello everyone. I've got to admit, those three days of upper 60s temperatures spoiled me. It felt like Spring had sprung. Just when I begin nurturing my plants the old gray dreary cold temperatures came back on us. Even Gottrocks the birthday... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:45:54 EST Veterans Employment Center offers transition help http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151465279/Veterans-Employment-Center-offers-transition-help The Veteran Employment Center (VEC) is an online portal that combines elements of standard job boards and professional connection media (e.g. LinkedIn) to provide a single solution for meeting the needs of both veteran job-seekers and employers... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:00:53 EST Chamber annual meeting is coming up http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151463753/Chamber-annual-meeting-is-coming-up Can you believe it? Here we are better than halfway through January? Well, it is true. Here at your Chamber, we have started several tasks, with more to follow. However, we certainly enjoy working for Chamber members in and around Newberry... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:55:51 EST Rev. Ryan Streett discusses his path to Newberry http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151419649/Rev.-Ryan-Streett-discusses-his-path-to-Newberry Editor's note: The following is a continuation of Margaret Brackett's column from Wednesday on the Rev. Ryan Streett. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:05:55 EST Hey, hey, LBJ, how many dreams have you killed today? http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151442687/Hey-hey-LBJ-how-many-dreams-have-you-killed-today The critically acclaimed film Selma's conspicuous absence from Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor for David Oyelowo's portrayal of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. follows its concerted... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:25:53 EST Obama cancels 2016 review http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151442961/Obama-cancels-2016-review President Obama has decided that the military does not need another high-level review of military compensation. In a memo released Jan. 9, Obama said he will not order the Pentagon to conduct its next Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation, or... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:20:51 EST Hansel and Gretel at the recruiter http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151442650/Hansel-and-Gretel-at-the-recruiter Military recruiters must feel like Hansel and Gretel's “wicked witch,” fattening up the children to eat them. With sexual violence, endless wars of occupation, fatalities, brain trauma, permanent disabilities and an epidemic of... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:20:55 EST Power produces civilizations http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151419062/Power-produces-civilizations We know that liquids, such as water, can be very powerful. It can on its own hold up great ships such as the Titanic and aircraft runways for fighting planes that take off and land protecting our nation around the world. Thousands of well trained Navy... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:40:52 EST Touch Jesus by faith http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151418820/Touch-Jesus-by-faith There was a certain woman, which had an issue of blood for 12 years. She had spent all that she had, and was nothing better, but grew worse. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:35:54 EST Obama strengthens his backbone http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151393978/Obama-strengthens-his-backbone Republican lawmakers are setting the stage for a disastrous two years in Congress marked by manufactured crisis after crisis and ignoring the needs of working families. Fortunately, President Barack Obama is showing some much-needed backbone by... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:35:52 EST All states should follow California’s chicken example http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151394009/All-states-should-follow-Californias-chicken-example Chickens had plenty to celebrate on New Year's Day. Supposedly. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:30:52 EST Details of the European Force Consolidation http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151400388/Details-of-the-European-Force-Consolidation A major U.S. Air Force base in the United Kingdom and 14 other installations scattered across Europe will close as part of a sweeping reorganization of U.S. forces on the continent, the Pentagon announced Jan. 8. The changes will mean a slight... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:05:54 EST Rev. Ryan Streett discusses his path to Newberry http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151376507/Rev.-Ryan-Streett-discusses-his-path-to-Newberry This week's periodical features an exceptional individual with specific subjects. The Rev. Ryan Streett, pastor of the Church of Apostles in Newberry has selected the subjects for discussion: The Anglican Church of North America, the Church of... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:05:51 EST Reflecting on four years of service http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151321515/Reflecting-on-four-years-of-service It's been my honor over the past four years to serve the students, parents, and taxpayers of South Carolina as the State Superintendent of Education. As I leave the office, I reflect upon many advances. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:10:51 EST Many upcoming events planned in ‘The Whitty’ http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151364569/Many-upcoming-events-planned-in-The-Whitty Hello everyone. Local news and upcoming events on they way after we do our birthday wishes. Gottrocks the birthday fairy has been stranded ion the Northeast due to the Nor'easter and other weather catastrophes like record breaking amounts of... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:25:52 EST Kids could still be breathing in dangerous chemicals http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151364611/Kids-could-still-be-breathing-in-dangerous-chemicals I can only imagine the fear that must grip a parent when his or her child suffers an asthma attack. And I can scarcely fathom how much time and energy they spend doing everything they can to avoid triggers for these potentially deadly... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:25:51 EST Government Accountability Office to investigate discharges http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151337726/Government-Accountability-Office-to-investigate-discharges The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act mandates an investigation of whether the military has improperly used other than honorable discharges to rid the services of wounded troops who commit minor offenses. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:05:54 EST Getting Bergdahl out of the Army won’t be easy http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151319045/Getting-Bergdahl-out-of-the-Army-wont-be-easy Getting Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl out of the Army is not going to be easy. As Army leaders consider how to handle the former Taliban captive who is accused of misconduct, their options are narrowed by an obscure personnel regulation: Because the former... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 14:50:52 EST