Newberry Observer- RSS NEWS Feed http://newberryobserver.com/section/NEWS http://newberryobserver.com/section/NEWS Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:55:32 EST 1800 You can have the real thing http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/150598431/You-can-have-the-real-thing The most important thing to know is that you are saved and going to be in heaven with Jesus when this life is over. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:56:02 EST Grace Lutheran planning Thanksgiving meal http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150610685/Grace-Lutheran-planning-Thanksgiving-meal PROSPERITY — Grace Lutheran Church of Prosperity will host a free dinner on Thanksgiving Day. There are two reservation times for the meal: 11:30 a.m. and noon.Reservations are required. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:53:04 EST Governor’s school welcomes two Newberry County students http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150289932/Governors-school-welcomes-two-Newberry-County-students COLUMBIA — Claire Bernardo and Zachary Laprise, both from Newberry County, have been accepted to the South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics in Hartsville as members of the Class of 2016. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:03:02 EST Newberry Bulldogs bulldoze Fairfield Central Griffins, 16-3. http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/150636271/Newberry-Bulldogs-bulldoze-Fairfield-Central-Griffins-16-3. NEWBERRY — Newbery High School will continue on this week to the State Championship at River Bluff High School after a 16-3 win against the Fairfield High School Griffins. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:20:02 EST VA means test update: Net worth no longer a factor http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/150612457/VA-means-test-update:-Net-worth-no-longer-a-factor To align VA's healthcare program with the financial assessment requirements for other federal healthcare programs, the SECVA has approved a process change to cease collection of veterans' net worth information for purposes of means testing... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:49:01 EST Catastrophe on pit road ruins Logano’s title run http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/150566567/Catastrophe-on-pit-road-ruins-Loganos-title-run HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Joey Logano sat on pit road in his No. 22 Team Penske Ford for what seemed an eternity, as his crewman tried in vain to get a jack under the left side of the car. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:18:02 EST Crafton first back-to-back champ in CWTS history http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-sports/150566637/Crafton-first-back-to-back-champ-in-CWTS-history HOMESTEAD, Fla. – After becoming the first driver to ever win consecutive NASCAR Camping World Truck Series titles, Matt Crafton could talk about making history. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:03:04 EST Wallace holds off pole sitter to win at Homestead http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-sports/150566748/Wallace-holds-off-pole-sitter-to-win-at-Homestead HOMESTEAD, Fla. — After breathtaking three-wide racing during the final 20-lap green-flag run, Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. held off hard-charging Keystone Light Polesitter Kyle Larson to win Friday night's Ford EcoBoost 200... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:52:03 EST Little Mountain Elementary awards http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150461866/Little-Mountain-Elementary-awards LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The following awards were presented to Little Mountain Elementary School students for the first nine weeks.Perfect Attendance Fri, 21 Nov 2014 13:29:09 EST Luz Besio runner-up Argentine Amateur Championship http://newberryobserver.com/news/localsports1-sports/150563887/Luz-Besio-runner-up-Argentine-Amateur-Championship BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Former Newberry College great Maria Luz Besio finished as the runner up in the 110th FiberCorp Cup – Argentine Amateur Championship which was held November 12-16. Besio returned to defend the title that she... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:57:02 EST Merchants seek approval for facades http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150612501/Merchants-seek-approval-for-facades NEWBERRY — More downtown merchants have approached the city of Newberry's Architectural Review Board for facade improvement approvals to their locations as part of the city's downtown facade improvement program. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:42:01 EST Prosperity horse issue aired http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/150596321/Prosperity-horse-issue-aired PROSPERITY — Prosperity Mayor Derek Underwood spoke to council Tuesday night about complaints he has received about horses on town sidewalks. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:52:02 EST Four Wolves finish in top six at Wolfpack Open http://newberryobserver.com/news/localsports1-sports/150561640/Four-Wolves-finish-in-top-six-at-Wolfpack-Open RALEIGH, N.C. — In a field packed with Division I talent, the Newberry College Wolves had four wrestlers place in the top six of their weight class at the Wolfpack Open hosted by North Carolina State in Carmichael Gymnasium on... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:20:03 EST Gallman Elementary gets in the reading spirit http://newberryobserver.com/news/news-news_education/150394307/Gallman-Elementary-gets-in-the-reading-spirit Gallman Elementary School recently held a book parade. Students at Gallman read a book and then made a banner and dressed like the characters from the book. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:19:04 EST Newberry, Fairfield coaches discuss the big game http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news-sports/150597469/Newberry-Fairfield-coaches-discuss-the-big-game NEWBERRY — The head coaches for Newberry High School and Fairfield Central High School both believe it will be no easy task to walk away with the win when the Bulldogs travel to Winnsboro for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:52:03 EST Newberry Academy honor roll http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150359987/Newberry-Academy-honor-roll NEWBERRY — The following Newberry Academy students earned a spot on the honor role for earning an 85 or higher in all subjects during the first quarter. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:28:04 EST PGE students place first in NFL Punt, Pass and Kick sectionals http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/150290066/PGE-students-place-first-in-NFL-Punt-Pass-and-Kick-sectionals Fourth grader Bailey Stewart and second grader Mickell Jones traveled to Lugoff Elgin High School on Oct. 18 for the second round of the Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition. Both finished first in their age division. They will soon hear from the results... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:17:02 EST City Council OKs new street sweeper purchase http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/150588883/City-Council-OKs-new-street-sweeper-purchase NEWBERRY — The city of Newberry will spend nearly $200,000 for the purchase of a Tymco Sweeper to replace a street sweeper no longer in service. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:02:02 EST Hospital names new CEO http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/150595370/Hospital-names-new-CEO NEWBERRY — Newberry County Memorial Hospital has named Bruce Baldwin its new chief executive officer.Baldwin will succeed interim CEO Craig Cudworth, who has served in the position for 14 months. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:01:02 EST Enjoy your ‘seasons’ while you have the chance http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/150613565/Enjoy-your-seasons-while-you-have-the-chance I've said this many times: I'm a planner. Perhaps this is to remind myself I need to be more laid back when it comes to certain aspects of life, but maybe I should just embrace the fact that I like to plan out everything; and in those rare... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:49:02 EST