Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:20:01 EST 1800 South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs This week we want to thank Carri Grube Lybarker, administrator, South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs, for speaking about the State agency that is designed to represent the interest of consumers throughout South Carolina. The... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:54:02 EST GASB effect uncertain in Newberry NEWBERRY — Most Newberry County local governments are still one year out in the new Government Accounting Standard Board's (GASB) accounting process. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:56:02 EST Thanks for a friend On Wednesday, August 13 I accidentally ran over my puppy, Tweety. While I looked at her whimper in pain, I could not help but blame myself because I knew there was no possible way I could get her proper medical attention due to my financial situation. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:04:04 EST Newberry Opera House has eclectic season planned NEWBERRY — This season the Newberry Opera House will host over 100 performances of some of the greatest artists performing today. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:51:05 EST Newberry picked seventh in SAC preseason poll ROCK HILL — The Newberry Wolves' volleyball team has been predicted to finish seventh in the South Atlantic Conference this season as the annual preseason coaches' poll was released Monday. Sophomore Logan Hayward has been named... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:17:02 EST Another new school year begins in Newberry County! A parent brings her child inside for his first day of school at Newberry Elementary School.Coach Dell Lever helps a student out of his car for his first day of school at Newberry Elementary. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:35:04 EST Newberry County schools compete in swim meet Swimming teams from Mid-Carolina High School, Newberry Academy and Newberry High School competed at a swim meet this past Monday.A swimmer from Newberry Academy uses a sidestroke in this race. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:21:02 EST NES student issues cold water challenge to teacher, principal NEWBERRY — The 2014 school year had a chilly start at Newberry Elementary School as second-grader Gaillard Smith challenged his Montessori teacher Hayli Downs and NES Principal Reggie Wicker to the ALS ice/cold water challenge. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:50:04 EST Little Mountain must fix improper zoning changes LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The town of Little Mountain is facing issues with its current zoning ordinances after someone made changes to the town's zoning maps without following procedure. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:49:08 EST Love of flags leads to new venture NEWBERRY — Vicki Fischer let one passion lead to another and it resulted in a new business — Newberry Flag and Garden — opening in downtown Newberry. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:49:04 EST Amid the bad news, much good news to be found It was a tough week. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:51:04 EST CRDP/CRSC Programs: SecNav’s Explanation on Policy There are two concurrent receipt programs available to Navy and Marine Corps retirees who have VA-rated disabilities. They are the Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments (CRDP) program and the Combat-Related Special Compensation (CRSC) program. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:49:17 EST County plans Lynch’s Woods improvements NEWBERRY — Newberry County Council will consider plans for repair work on four bridges in the 286‐acre wildlife park located behind the old National Guard armory off Wilson Road. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:49:16 EST Lawmakers and school officials: Stay out of our bodily wastes Why is it that the same conservatives who so desperately want “big government” out of our lives are at the same time so darn eager to have officials involved in our urination? Despite major studies showing that suspicion-less drug testing... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:51:06 EST Newberry College nets 14 signees for 2015 season NEWBERRY — Fourteen newcomers have been signed to the Wolves' baseball roster for the 2014-15 academic year to bolster the already strong roster as the Wolves look to improve on a strong 2014 season. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:48:03 EST Late restart catapults Gordon to Michigan victory BROOKLYN, Mich. — So much for restarts being a problem for Jeff Gordon. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:05:02 EST Forgettable day at Michigan for Larson BROOKLYN, Mich. — Sunday was a rough day on the track for rookie Kyle Larson.It got worse when he looked at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings after the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:01:03 EST Chris Buescher claims first career Nationwide win At Mid-Ohio LEXINGTON, Ohio — The math didn't add up. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:57:02 EST Newberry 4-H hosts, competes in Healthy Lifestyles Competition NEWBERRY — 4-Hers from around the Midlands traveled to Newberry earlier this month to compete in the Regional 4-H Healthy Lifestyles Competition. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:56:04 EST Millan named assistant soccer coach at NC NEWBERRY — Diego Millan has been named the assistant women's soccer coach at Newberry College.Millan joins the Wolves program following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Cerritos College. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:27:01 EST