Newberry Observer- RSS NEWS Feed Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:26:39 EST 1800 School board shines light on students, teacher NEWBERRY — The Newberry County School Board had a night of recognitions, students from around the district were recognized for numerous levels of academic excellence. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:30:52 EST Book store expanding NEWBERRY — Changes are coming to Books on Main on Main Street in Newberry. The business is not closing and it will still sell books, but now it will share the space with a new business. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:55:51 EST Inaugural SC Clay Conference is this weekend NEWBERRY — A one of a kind pottery sale is happening this weekend in Newberry as part of the first South Carolina Clay Conference. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:20:52 EST Whitmire comes together WHITMIRE — Unity is just one of the things Mayor Billy Hollingsworth and other town representatives say will help grow and build Whitmire, a town with a rich history and an even more promising future. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:00:52 EST Governor declares state of emergency Gov. Nikki Haley has declared a State of Emergency to mobilize additional state resources should they been needed in response to the impending hazardous weather. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:35:57 EST Smoking remains leading cause of heart disease NEWBERRY — Smoking and second-hand smoke are the single leading cause of heart disease. Smoking itself contributes to 25 percent of deaths from heart disease in the Palmetto State each year, according to the S.C. Department of Health and... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:05:52 EST Snow Falls in Newberry Snow left its mark Newberry County on Tuesday morning. While the snow was not sticking on the roads, the grass had a nice snowy layer.Snow covers this bench in downtown Newberry. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:45:51 EST NCWSA projects explained NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Water and Sewer Authority held a open public hearing for the Newberry Shores/Bedford Way Flow Division Project to provide information about the project. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:55:51 EST McArdle bond set at $150K$150K NEWBERRY — A Circuit Court judge set bond Friday at $150,000 and ordered GPS monitoring for an Enoree woman who has been charged with homicide by child abuse in connection with the death of her toddler son in December. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:25:51 EST Community invited to celebrate Black History Month NEWBERRY — Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:00:51 EST Get ready to clip, clip, clip those coupons WHITMIRE — Sue Hollingsworth of Whitmire along with the Whitmire Jaycees will hold a couponing workshop at 1 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Whitmire Community Center. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:30:52 EST Get your pets spayed and neutered NEWBERRY COUNTY — Feb. 24 marks a special day for Newberry County Animal Control and Shelter: Spay Day USA. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 03:55:51 EST Transportation secretary delivers 2015 “State of SCDOT” COLUMBIA — Secretary of Transportation Janet P. Oakley presented the annual “State of SCDOT” to the Senate Transportation Committee at its meeting on Feb. 18. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:25:57 EST Prosperity decreasing its landfill footprint PROSPERITY — In 2013, Newberry County disposed a total of 30,724 tons of waste, and of that 6,419.62 tons were recycled, according to the South Carolina Solid Waste Management's annual report for 2013. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:35:51 EST 25 years and counting NEWBERRY — Ever since Peggy Barnes-Winder was a child, her parents instilled in her the importance of having good work ethics, getting a good education and being kind to people, regardless of how they treated her. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:30:52 EST Newberry College celebrates Black History Month with Jabali Afrika NEWBERRY — Sharing the African culture through soul and art, the Afro-rock jamb band from Kenya, Jabali Afrika brought their enthusiasm for music and dance to the Alumni Music Center's stage on Feb. 17 for an equally enthusiastic Newberry... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:50:51 EST Aveleigh begins season of Lent NEWBERRY — Aveleigh Fellowship of Presbyterians, 1211 Calhoun St. in Newberry held “The Seven Penitential Psalms: A Litany for the Burning of the Palms” on Feb. 17. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:40:52 EST Prosperity-Rikard names ‘Life Skills Leaders’ Prosperity-Rikard Elementary School recently named its Life Skills Leaders for the month of January. Shown are, front row from the left, Cassidy Johnson, Peyton Kingsmore, and Riley Peel. Back row are Halle Koon, Kanozji Edwards, and Makayla... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:30:59 EST Boys Farm expanding NEWBERRY — Boys Farm built a new cottage on its 300-acre campus about eight years ago, and today they are expanding again with the addition of Toby's Cottage, named in memory of William Tobin “Toby” Cassels. Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:05:52 EST National Crime Prevention program coming to Newberry NEWBERRY — A seminar for the National Rifle Association's Refuse To Be a Victim crime prevention program will be conducted at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 1605 Main St., from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 7. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:31:01 EST