Newberry Observer- RSS NEWS Feed Sun, 1 Feb 2015 00:49:29 EST 1800 MCHS academic team ranks third The Mid-Carolina High School Academic Challenge Team competed in January and won two of three games, netting enough points to rank third in the region out of eight teams. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:55:51 EST New meters lead to increased revenue for NCWSA NEWBERRY — With the 2014-2015 fiscal year over half way through, the Newberry County Water and Sewer Authority is able to show how this year is stacking up against past fiscal years. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:35:52 EST Candy is pet of the week Candy is an adult American Bulldog Mix. She is black and white and is of medium size, weighing between 26 and 60 pounds. Candy is good with other dogs. She is currently being cared for by Newberry County Animal Care and Control. For more information,... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:10:52 EST NCMH board discusses improvements NEWBERRY — Newberry County Memorial Hospital CEO Bruce Baldwin told the board of trustees in his CEO report that he was impressed with the quality of employees working there. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:10:51 EST Old shoes get new use NEWBERRY COUNTY — Do you have a closet filled with shoes you no longer wear? Here is your chance to get a final use out of those shoes by donating them to the Newberry Soil & Water Conservation District Shoe Drive. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:40:51 EST Percy joins NPD NEWBERRY — K-9 Percy, one of the newest members of the Newberry Police Department, has definitely proven his worth since beginning work on Oct. 31. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:30:52 EST Blog makes finding BBQ easier SOUTH CAROLINA — The South Carolina BBQ Trail just became easier to navigate thanks to a local South Carolina barbecue blog called Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:15:59 EST Whitten Center names employee of quarter CLINTON — Candis Simpson was selected as Whitten Center's Employee of the Quarter for October through December 2014. She is a Human Services Assistant in Unit 110. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:15:53 EST Be wary of student loan repayment companies NEWBERRY COUNTY — If you owe money on federal student loans, you should be wary of sales pitches from companies offering to help borrowers lower their payments, warns Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:45:51 EST WCS’s band director named SCEA teacher of month WHITMIRE — Whitmire Community School music educator and band director Christopher Wofford was recently named the South Carolina Education Association's Teacher of the Month for January. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:40:52 EST NCWSA to test at Cannons Creek NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Water and Sewer Authority will submit information to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control so it can put a phosphorous sampling program into action. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:05:51 EST Officials warn of scam NEWBERRY — Recently Newberry businesses and residents have received calls from a collection agency claiming to represent the City of Newberry Utilities Department. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:20:51 EST City log The Newberry City Police Department reported the following incidents: Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:30:53 EST Police searching for suspect in holdup NEWBERRY — Local police are actively searching for a man who robbed an individual at gunpoint early Sunday morning. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:00:51 EST Planned improvement NEWBERRY — Three schools received approval for their school improvement plans from the Newberry County School Board, after receiving a growth rating of below average or at risk. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:10:52 EST Ham group moves its base LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The Dutch Fork Amateur Radio Group has set up its headquarters in the old EMT Building in Little Mountain, a move members hope will add to the ranks of its members. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:30:52 EST Former Newberry resident to compete on Broken Skull Challenge NEWBERRY — Former Newberry resident Jake James will be on Country Music Television's Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge, a show that brings elite athletes together for physical challenges. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:20:52 EST General Sessions court NEWBERRY — The following guilty pleas were taken in general sessions court on Jan. 5-9 by presiding judge Eugene C. Griffith Jr. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:05:51 EST Newberry County Sheriff’s Office Log The Newberry County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests and incidents: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:40:51 EST Readers Choice winners named NEWBERRY — The votes are in for The Newberry Observer Readers Choice Awards for our first category – Automotive —and Stokes Trainor Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac was the big winner, taking four of the categories. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:00:51 EST