Newberry Observer- RSS Feed http://newberryobserver.com/ http://newberryobserver.com/ Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:16:19 EST 1800 Controlled burn off Highway 66 http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top/4505956/Controlled-burn-off-Highway-66 NEWBERRY — The US Forest Service will conduct a controlled burn off SC Hwy. 66 between Jalapa Road and Flint Hill Road west of Whitmire, SC. The burn will consist of approximately 1000 acres and it is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. The smoke... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST America’s Peace Ship http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/4475440/Americas-Peace-Ship Is there an emotional connection between the oceans and the pursuit of peace? For whatever reason, peace ships have been increasing in number over the past century. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST NCMH prepares to run for their life http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4482130/NCMH-prepares-to-run-for-their-life NEWBERRY — Combining the efforts of health and good fun, the Newberry County Memorial Hospital's Wellness Center is putting on their 10th annual Wellness Weekend on April 18-19. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Huggins, Liptak to wed http://newberryobserver.com/news/engagements/4475696/Huggins-Liptak-to-wed Reverend and Mrs. Joseph Robert Huggins of Sumter, SC announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Ruth to Mr. David Zade Liptak, both of Newberry, SC. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Newberry PG signs with Denmark Tech Panthers http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-sports/4470379/Newberry-PG-signs-with-Denmark-Tech-Panthers NEWBERRY — After guiding Newberry High School to the final four in the AA girls basketball playoffs, point guard Arnasia Boyd realized a dream Monday when she signed to play basketball for the Denmark Tech Panthers. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Avery honored at business appreciation event http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4482888/Avery-honored-at-business-appreciation-event NEWBERRY — Thirty-five percent of county jobs are in manufacturing, something the Newberry County Chamber of Commerce recognized at its ninth annual business appreciation dinner on April 10. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Whitmire considering ban on texting while driving http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4485337/Whitmire-considering-ban-on-texting-while-driving WHITMIRE — Whitmire Town Council has voted unanimously to have an ordinance written to ban texting while driving within the city limits of the town. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Car-tractor trailer wreck causes detour, no injuries http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4475734/Car-tractor-trailer-wreck-causes-detour-no-injuries NEWBERRY — A Monday afternoon wreck between a logging truck and a vehicle caused no serious injuries to passengers, though the wreck caused a major traffic detour in the Whitmire area. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Kids compete in track and field events http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-sports/4474105/Kids-compete-in-track-and-field-events NEWBERRY — Track and field enthusiasts came out April 12 to Newberry High School for the Hershey's Track and Field Games, hosted by the City of Newberry's Parks, Recreation, and Tourism department. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Levers know God has hand in farm’s success http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/4471823/Levers-know-God-has-hand-in-farms-success POMARIA — The four Tennessee teenagers who kept law enforcement at bay for nearly 10 hours on April 3 didn't know that the strawberry farm they chose to stop at was founded on a deep belief in God's plan but its owners — Todd... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Graham celebrates 35 years at The Observer http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/4483438/Graham-celebrates-35-years-at-The-Observer NEWBERRY – Ask Sammy Graham what he likes about working for The Newberry Observer and he'll look you dead in the eye, pause, then say: Everything.And he means it. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Zais visits Newberry, shares education philosophy http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4476161/Zais-visits-Newberry-shares-education-philosophy NEWBERRY — Dr. Mick Zais toured the Newberry County Career Center last Friday and talked with school district officials about the importance of career center education for South Carolinians. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Mansell’s even par round puts Wolves within striking distance after second round of Food Lion SAC Championship http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/4473932/Mansells-even-par-round-puts-Wolves-within-striking-distance-after-second-round-of-Food-Lion-SAC-Championship SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Newberry freshman Richard Mansell was the first player in the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship to card a round of even par or better, leading the Wolves to an 11-stroke improvement at the Sevierville... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Opitz’ tourney low round puts Wolves in fourth after moving day at Food Lion SAC Championship http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/4481854/Opitz-tourney-low-round-puts-Wolves-in-fourth-after-moving-day-at-Food-Lion-SAC-Championship SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — Newberry freshman Sophia Opitz tied the tournament's low round Monday to push the Wolves up a spot to fourth after the second round of the 2014 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Championship on the Sevierville Golf... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Eyre, Barwick announce 2014 Cheer and Dance Camp http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/4474026/Eyre-Barwick-announce-2014-Cheer-and-Dance-Camp NEWBERRY — Newberry College head dance coach Jenna Eyre and head cheerleading coach Lindsey Barwick have announced a camp for children ages four through 12 to be held on campus from July 14-16. Registration fee is $50 for the three-day camp,... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST South Carolina’s encouraging economic news http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/4481711/South-Carolinas-encouraging-economic-news When the unemployment rate is down, politicians swoop in to take credit.When joblessness is up, there's blame and finger-pointing. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Bulldogs maul Wolverines 11-1 http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-sports/4482488/Bulldogs-maul-Wolverines-11-1 NEWBERRY — The Newberry High School Bulldogs exploded for seven runs in the third inning to pull away from the Whitmire Wolverines Monday night in non-conference action at Bill Harvey Field. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Rookie Elliott wins at Darlington, tames ‘The Lady In Black’ http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/4469375/Rookie-Elliott-wins-at-Darlington-tames-The-Lady-In-Black DARLINGTON — It was clearly a case of David vs. Goliath when rookie Chase Elliott took on the legendary Darlington Raceway — the track known as “Too Tough To Tame” — and slayed it with vengeance. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Harvick goes from pole to Victory Lane at Southern 500 http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/4469410/Harvick-goes-from-pole-to-Victory-Lane-at-Southern-500 DARLINGTON — It started with the Pole Award and ended with the champion's trophy. That's how strong Kevin Harvick's #4 Budweiser Chevrolet was at Darlington Raceway on Saturday night. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Income reporting, medical coverage for veterans http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/4473235/Income-reporting-medical-coverage-for-veterans To qualify for Medicare, it involves how long you have worked and paid Social Security and Medicare taxes from your payroll check. One has to work only 10 years or 40 quarters to qualify for Medicare Part A at no cost. You have to enroll in Part B... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST