Newberry Observer- RSS NEWS Feed Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:13:58 EST 1800 NCWSA mulling water upgrades NEWBERRY — During the Newberry County Water and Sewer Authority's annual board work session, they heard from Clint Shealy from Black & Veatch Corporation about possible water capacity improvements. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:30:52 EST Fire on Bodie Street NEWBERRY — The Newberry City Fire Department responded to a fire on Bodie Street during the early evening on Wednesday at a vacant building on Bodie Street behind Oakland Mills. The Fire Department received the call about the fire at 5:40 p.m.,... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:30:52 EST Solomon is Pet of the Week Solomon is a Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier mix. He has been neutered, is house trained and is up to date with shots. Solomon is good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats. He is medium-sized and weighs between 26-60 pounds. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:35:51 EST County OKs rail change NEWBERRY — Two change orders for the Lynch's Woods bridge repair project were presented to Newberry County Council but only one — installing a cedar railing — was approved after much discussion. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:25:51 EST Find your own way NEWBERRY — Downtown Newberry's wayfinding signage is complete, according to Assistant City Manager Matt DeWitt. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:35:51 EST Prosperity touts its successes from past year PROSPERITY — Mayor Derek Underwood discussed positive improvements made in 2014 at Tuesday night's Prosperity Town Council meeting. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:30:51 EST Sukovich awarded for service NEWBERRY — Michael D. Sukovich of Newberry is completing a term of service as a civilian employee of the Department of the Army at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, where he has served for several years as a computer network manager. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:30:52 EST Sheriff’s Office receives NRA grant NEWBERRY COUNTY — The Newberry County Sheriff's Office recently received a $2,300 grant from the NRA Foundation that was used to buy metal targets used for firearms training. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:55:51 EST Newberry County man killed in wreck in Union SANTUC — The death of a Newberry County man killed Monday in a wreck in Union County is a “tremendous loss” for the Newberry County community, the superintendent of Newberry County Schools said. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:30:52 EST Fire on Bodie Street NEWBERRY — Newberry City Fire Department responded to a fire on Bodie Street this evening. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:50:51 EST PGE hosts Santa Shootout POMARIA — On December 20, Pomaria-Garmany Elementary held a Santa Shootout Archery Tournament on Dec. 20. The winners were:Third gradeFirst place: John Berry and Hannah Shealy Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:35:51 EST 2015 outdoor photo contest deadline approaching COLUMBIA — Calling all photographers: Submit photos of South Carolina wildlife, birds, along with sporting and outdoor recreation (fishing, hunting, hiking, boating, camping, hunting dogs, etc.) and scenic landscapes. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:05:53 EST City conducting safety checkpoints NEWBERRY — The Newberry Police Department will conduct traffic safety checkpoints from Jan. 23 through Jan. 25 between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. at several locations within the city limits of Newberry. The checkpoints locations will include, but are not... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:05:52 EST MLK event draws large crowd NEWBERRY — Since 2000, Travis Reeder has held a Martin Luther King Jr. event in Newberry and this year the event drew out around 700 to 800 people. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:00:52 EST History comes to life for NES third graders during field study NEWBERRY — Newberry Elementary School third-graders went on a field study trip in December to the S.C. State Museum. This field study is an annual trip for NES third-graders, taking their education and learning to another level. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:55:51 EST Civitas Media names new CEO NEWBERRY — Civitas Media, parent company of The Newberry Observer, announced Tuesday that Ralph James Martin has been named CEO of the company. Martin was recruited by Versa Capital Management LLC, the company's controlling... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:10:51 EST California dreaming NEWBERRY — Breanna Naranjo, a senior at Newberry College, joined The Newberry Observer this week as an intern while she completes her final semester of college. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:20:51 EST Marching for MLK Day NEWBERRY — A large group of people gathered at Miller Chapel A.M.E Church in Newberry to begin the march in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:10:51 EST Friends of the Library annual meeting is Jan. 25 NEWBERRY — Friends of the Newberry County Library System will hold its annual meeting at 3 p.m. Jan. 25 in the meeting room at the Hal Kohn Memorial Library. The public is invited to attend. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:55:52 EST Ranger station upgraded WHITMIRE — The Enoree Ranger District office in Whitmire has received a face-lift in an effort to better serve the community, according to District Ranger Beth LeMaster. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:35:52 EST