Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:20:09 EST 1800 The lobbyists at your dinner party Remember the old food pyramid?Until “MyPlate” replaced it a few years ago, the U.S. government's official dietary advice for Americans fit neatly into that triangle. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:05:52 EST Safety checkpoints this weekend NEWBERRY — The Newberry Police Department will conduct traffic safety checkpoints March 6 through March 8 between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. at several locations within the city limits, including Kate Street, Nance Street, O'Neal Street, Dixie... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:30:53 EST Cheer Camp date announced NEWBERRY — Newberry College will hold its 2015 Newberry Cheer Camp from 9 a.m. to noon June 20. Participants will the cheers they learn at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $35 payable to Newberry College Cheerleading in check or money order. Send an email... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:20:52 EST Science Olympiad results announced NEWBERRY — The following scores were compiled from events for the middle school division of the South Carolina Science Olympiad held Feb. 28 at Newberry College.Final Team Scores:1. Bell Street – 41 Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:20:51 EST Technology’s dangers NEWBERRY COUNTY — With the ever-growing trends of technology and social media, officials warn to be careful what you do and say behind that computer screen. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:25:51 EST Supreme Court stops Brown estate proceeding NEWBERRY — The James Brown estate saga has taken yet another surprising turn. On Feb. 19, the S.C. Supreme Court stopped all estate proceedings in Aiken County. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:40:51 EST Pomaria exploring town signs POMARIA — The Town of Pomaria, with the help of Rep. Walt McLeod, could soon get welcome signs for the entrances of the town. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 08:55:54 EST Brighter beginnings NEWBERRY — Encouraging family literacy. That's the motto Emily Crump-Saddler believes is most important for Newberry County's Family Literacy Program. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 08:55:52 EST Newberry drops regular season finale to Carson-Newman JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — The Newberry College women's basketball team dropped their final regular season game to the Eagles of Carson-Newman on Saturday afternoon, 75-44. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 20:55:51 EST Teaching Star Wars NEWBERRY — From its groundbreaking production and special effects to its surprising success in the box office, Star Wars took the world by storm when first released in the late 1970s. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:00:54 EST Newberry County Sheriff’s Office reports The Newberry County Sheriff's Department responded to the following incidents and made the following arrests: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:30:51 EST Second ‘Frozen’ event is this Saturday Elsa and Anna from Frozen enjoyed their first visit to Making It Personal last Saturday for a day of pampering with more than 80 girls in attendance. The shop had fingernail painting, face painting and hair braiding. A second day with Elsa and Anna... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:50:52 EST Palmetto Trail Hike is approaching in Whitmire Hello everybody, I'm ready for spring now. Two winter storms, basically teasers, with no pretty accumulation. Left some of us ready to move on to spring, plant those flowers and veggie gardens. The great thing about dodging the snow bullet, was... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:45:51 EST Whitmire’s Town Hall Meeting A few days ago, I was invited to attend a town hall meeting in the town of Whitmire. This invitation was offered by the town mayor, Billy Hollingsworth, who is in his third year, and in my opinion, doing a wonderful job. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:35:52 EST Wolves adds 2 baseball games to schedule NEWBERRY — Newberry College has added two baseball games to its 2015 schedule, head baseball coach Russell Triplett announced. Newberry was slated to have this weekend off but Davis & Elkins, a Division II school in West Virginia, had an opening... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:20:51 EST Newberry College football Pro Day is Friday NEWBERRY — The Newberry College football program will host its Pro Day at 10 a.m. March 6 on the Newberry campus. The Wolves' draft-eligible players will work out for pro scouts. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:15:51 EST Lady Eagles conclude season NEWBERRY — The 2014-15 basketball season came to a close last week at Wilson Hall Academy in Sumter for the Newberry Academy Lady Eagles as they were handed a 42-24 defeat by Dorchester Academy. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:30:52 EST Foundation holds successful track chair hunt NEWBERRY — In August 2014 the Freedom & Hope Foundation received an anonymous donation to buy four state-of-the-art, all terrain wheelchairs. Last month the foundation held its first track chair event. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:45:51 EST A Thousand Horses makes it to the Grand Ole Opry NEWBERRY — Republic Nashville's A Thousand Horses, featuring Newberry's Michael Hobby and Bill Satcher continue to move up the Country music chart with “Smoke,” from their debut album “Southernality.” The... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:10:51 EST Bid process begins for area way NEWBERRY — Newberry County Council unanimously voted to authorize Chao and Associates Inc. to move forward with creating an area way on three sides of the Newberry County Courthouse to prevent flooding in the structure's... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:00:51 EST