Newberry Observer- RSS Feed http://newberryobserver.com/ http://newberryobserver.com/ Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:03:26 EST 1800 Traffic incident, detour occurs http://newberryobserver.com/news/breaking_news-home_top/4475046/Traffic-incident-detour-occurs NEWBERRY — A traffic accident near the intersection of South Carolina Highway 121 and US 176, located about half way between Newberry and Whitmire has closed Highway 121 until the accident can be cleared. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Rebel bats rock Batesburg-Leesville, come up short with Airport http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-sports/4464831/Rebel-bats-rock-Batesburg-Leesville-come-up-short-with-Airport PROSPERITY — The Mid-Carolina High School Rebel bats found new life April 9 at Lindy Richardson Field as Mid-Carolina peppered the field with hits and five homeruns in the Rebels' five innings of play. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST County students get crash course in Prom Promise http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/4456541/County-students-get-crash-course-in-Prom-Promise NEWBERRY — Nearly 1.5 million people are arrested each year for driving under the influence, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. That's an arrest of one person for every 130 licensed drivers in the United States. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Teaching autistic children was a calling http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4433857/Teaching-autistic-children-was-a-calling NEWBERRY — Helping a friend to wait tables in The Phantom Cafe one day revealed a calling to Dorothy Chocklett. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Instruction for autistic students guided by unique approach http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/4370571/Instruction-for-autistic-students-guided-by-unique-approach NEWBERRY — When a child comes up to a teacher's desk and repeatedly asks for attention while waving a worksheet in her face, nine times out of 10 a teacher will ask the child to have a seat and then raise his or her hand. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Community turns out to support March of Dimes http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/4464878/Community-turns-out-to-support-March-of-Dimes NEWBERRY — Mothers pushed strollers, policemen directed traffic and nearly $30,000 was raised in the fight against birth defects Saturday afternoon during Newberry County's annual March of Dimes March for Babies. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Council receives update on land parcels, park projects http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4443734/Council-receives-update-on-land-parcels-park-projects LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Little Mountain Town Council learned ordinances might be unnecessary to resolve an issue related to property zoning in the town. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST College Street bridge project moves forward http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/4465052/College-Street-bridge-project-moves-forward NEWBERRY — Public feedback from a meeting held in September has led to changes and improvements to the S.C. Department of Transportation's plans for the College Street bridge. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Newberry College hosts Spring Fest, alumni game http://newberryobserver.com/news/news-sports/4464874/Newberry-College-hosts-Spring-Fest-alumni-game The alumni game fulfilled this lineman's dream of scoring on Setzler Field. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Be sure to take in the beauty of changing downtown http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/4456023/Be-sure-to-take-in-the-beauty-of-changing-downtown Are you intrigued by beauty? Do you appreciate the work put in by others who simply refuse to accept the norm, always going that extra mile to bring out perfection? Do you take the time to reach out, if only by telephone, and congratulate someone for... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Wolves edge Cobras in 17-12 senior night victory http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/4464854/Wolves-edge-Cobras-in-17-12-senior-night-victory NEWBERRY — The Newberry women's lacrosse team fended off a determined Coker squad in the Wolves 17-12 Senior Night victory at Setzler Field on Friday evening. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Wolves split Senior Day doubleheader with Eagles http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/4455605/Wolves-split-Senior-Day-doubleheader-with-Eagles NEWBERRY — The Wolves softball team came alive in game two of the senior day doubleheader with Carson-Newman to earn a doubleheader split with the Eagles. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Defense earns 49-37 win in annual Spring Game http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/4466463/Defense-earns-49-37-win-in-annual-Spring-Game NEWBERRY — A crowd of over 2,000 Newberry fans gathered at Setzler Field on Saturday to witness the defense earn a 49-37 win in the annual Spring Game. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST ‘Blooms for Mom’ event coming up in Whitmire http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/4455701/Blooms-for-Mom-event-coming-up-in-Whitmire Hello everyone. The weather finally looks like spring has arrived, so that means yard work. So let's do our birthday wishes from Gottrocks the birthday fairy, and then it's out to the yard.Birthdays Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Retirement updates, negative reaction to change proposal http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/4432012/Retirement-updates-negative-reaction-to-change-proposal The Pentagon's new proposal for reforming military retirement is drawing sharply negative reactions from today's career-minded service members, according to a recent survey of Military Times active-duty readers. By a margin of more than... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Botelho wins twice as Wolves fall 7-2 to No. 30 Saints http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/4455630/Botelho-wins-twice-as-Wolves-fall-7-2-to-No.-30-Saints NEWBERRY — Senior Vinicius Botelho picked up a pair of victories at the Cannon Tennis Courts on Thursday as the Wolves fell to the No. 30 Limestone Saints by a score of 7-2. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Newberry College ‘Swingers and Singers’ fundraiser is April 28 http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/4455662/Newberry-College-Swingers-and-Singers-fundraiser-is-April-28 NEWBERRY — The Newberry College Athletic Club and women's golf teams are sponsoring the annual fundraiser golf tournament and the “Swingers and Singers” concert on April 28. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Wolves earn extra inning win over Coker in series opener http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/4464865/Wolves-earn-extra-inning-win-over-Coker-in-series-opener HARTSVILLE — The Newberry Wolves took both ends of Saturday's South Atlantic Conference doubleheader with the Coker Cobras to earn a series sweep after 6-3 and 5-3 wins at Tom J. New Field. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/4464921/ Newberry City Police reported the following incidents: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Budgets as moral documents, nuclear weapons and the fate of life http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/4456244/Budgets-as-moral-documents-nuclear-weapons-and-the-fate-of-life April 15th, Tax Day, our nation funds our national budget. On this day we fund the nation's business and provide a proclamation to the world of the U.S. priorities for the next year. Ultimately, because they reveal our choices, budgets are moral... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST