Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:22:54 EST 1800 Veterans with ALS can now get housing benefits Veterans and active-duty service members who suffer from Lou Gehrig's disease will have immediate access to a government-funded housing program under new rules from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:37:01 EST Hugo was defining moment for our state It's been a quarter century since South Carolina felt the wrath of Hurricane Hugo, but it remains a defining moment for our state. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:51:03 EST Knowing God through His word Knowing that God exists is not the same as knowing God personally. To know God personally is to be saved and have eternal life. We should rejoice, knowing God has made a way for us to know Him. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:15:05 EST Wightman participating in Stop Hunger Now this Sunday PROSPERITY — It's not too late to make plans to join Wightman United Methodist Church on Sept. 21 in its fight to help the war on hunger. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:24:07 EST Vincent is ‘Pet of the Week’ Vincent is about two years old and is neutered, litter box trained and great with other animals. He is a very quiet boy that loves taking daily naps. He has been an inside cat since he was little. If you are looking to add a new addition to your... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:24:04 EST Mid-Carolina Lady Rebels defeat Lady Bulldogs in volleyball PROSPERITY — The Mid-Carolina High School varsity volleyball team hosted region rival Newberry High School on Sept. 16. The Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Bulldogs 3-0 with scores of 25-12, 25-15, and 25-13 in their three matches. The Lady Rebels... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:23:02 EST Newberry Chamber’s annual golf tourney is Monday NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Chamber of Commerce will host its 22nd annual Chamber golf tournament on Sept. 22 at the Country Club of Newberry, 414 Country Club Road. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:22:08 EST Wolverines look to bring the War Eagles down during homecoming WHITMIRE — After last week's loss to North High School, the Whitmire Community School Wolverines (2-1) are looking to get back in the win column with their homecoming game against Wagener-Salley High School's War Eagles... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:22:05 EST Mid-Carolina hitting road to Pelion tonight NEWBERRY — The Mid-Carolina Rebels seek to extend their winning streak to three games against the Pelion High School Panthers on Friday. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:21:09 EST Sheriff Log The Newberry County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:21:08 EST County Council OKs firm for testing NEWBERRY — Newberry County must begin semi annual assessments of ground water for landfills per the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:21:06 EST City consults financial representatives for credit rating NEWBERRY — No final decisions were made following a work session held Tuesday by Newberry City Council. Utility Director Marc Regier said they would reconvene on Oct. 2 as a followup. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:21:03 EST Prosperity gets a new leash on life PROSPERITY — After its second reading at Tuesday's Town Hall meeting, Prosperity's new leash law was enacted. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:19:10 EST Changed plans, new ideas for Whitmire museum WHITMIRE — Whitmire residents Maria, Marty and EJ Mcmurtury have joined with Chris Prince to bring a South Carolina bottle and Whitmire history museum to Newberry County. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:19:09 EST Little Mountain begins process of fixing zoning NEWBERRY — The town of Little Mountain has started the process of correcting changes made illegally in 2007 to the town's zoning maps. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:19:07 EST City Log The Newberry City Police Department reported the following incidents: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:18:03 EST Wolves drop SAC opener to Lenoir-Rhyne HICKORY, N.C. — The Newberry Wolves opened up conference play tonight, dropping a heart breaker to Lenoir-Rhyne 3-1. Set scores were 21-25, 24-26, 25-17 and 26-28. Newberry controlled the Bears in every statistical category, but let a couple of... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:21:12 EST Bulldogs take on the Centurians NEWBERRY — The undefeated Newberry High School Bulldogs will take on Broome High School's Centurions at home Friday night with a kickoff of 7:30 p.m. The game is a non-conference game for Newberry. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:21:11 EST Wolves, Catawba set for SAC opener Saturday NEWBERRY — Newberry hosts Catawba for a 6 p.m. kickoff on Sept. 20 at Setzler Field. The game is the South Atlantic Conference opener for both teams. Both teams have a 1-1 record coming into the game. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:19:04 EST Merchants discuss facade improvements NEWBERRY — Several downtown merchants are already taking advantage of the city of Newberry's downtown facade improvement program. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:17:05 EST