Newberry Observer- RSS Feed http://newberryobserver.com/ http://newberryobserver.com/ Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:12:50 EST 1800 Post 193/24 to take on Camden-Inman http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/50081267/Post-193/24-to-take-on-Camden-Inman SUMTER — Chapin-Newberry's offense was shut down and shut out in its 6-0 loss to Sumter on Saturday at the American Legion baseball state tournament.But no one would have guessed that on Sunday. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Monthly recap from your Chamber http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/50062892/Monthly-recap-from-your-Chamber Here at your Chamber, we routinely ask ourselves and others what additional programs or events we can do to promote a positive business environment and to enhance the quality of life in Newberry County. How can we better foster economic growth while... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Whitmire veterans celebration a success http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/50062173/Whitmire-veterans-celebration-a-success Hello everyone, local news on the way after we do our birthday wishes texted in from Gottrocks the birthday fairy.Birthdays, Anniversaries Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/50031855/ Newberry Dogs baseball are Larry Sligh, Freddy Davenport and Bryan Eder. Players include Zacorolan Byrd, Jalen Caldwell, Davaun Davenport, Bentrez Douglas, Jacob Eder, Javon Gallman, Jadicus Reeder, Tramas Ruff, Tremarious Sims, X'Zavius Smith... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST VA claims backlog update: Frequently overlooked claims http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/50072524/VA-claims-backlog-update:-Frequently-overlooked-claims The long-standing slog within the Veterans Affairs Department to cut down its mountain of disability claims has been well documented. Or has it? Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Excessive compensation can ruin a CEO’s judgment http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/50078781/Excessive-compensation-can-ruin-a-CEOs-judgment Narcissists don't happen to be particularly nice people. They preen. They grab. And they never ever really feel our pain. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bostick shooting for starting role in Green Bay http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-sports/50055379/Bostick-shooting-for-starting-role-in-Green-Bay GREEN BAY, Wis. — Former Newberry Wolf and Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick made his first Lambeau Leap a few years ago after scoring a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles and this year he's looking to bounce back from... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST MCHS camp teaches volleyball fundamentals, mechanics http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/50079482/MCHS-camp-teaches-volleyball-fundamentals-mechanics PROSPERITY — Girls interested in learning more about the game of volleyball participated in the Mid-Carolina High School girl's volleyball camp. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Newberry County dive team helps recover drowning victim http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/50082242/Newberry-County-dive-team-helps-recover-drowning-victim WINNSBORO — The Newberry County Water Rescue and Dive team helped Fairfield County divers search Friday night for a teenage boy who drowned at the Lake Wateree State Park, according to Chief Glenn Hamm with Prosperity Rescue and Newberry... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Community gathers in Memorial Park http://newberryobserver.com/news/local_features-news/50079054/Community-gathers-in-Memorial-Park NEWBERRY — The Newberry Opera House continued it's outdoor concert series July 25 with performers Jerry Sims and Kristi Hood. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST YMCA youths work to complete construction on community garden http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/50059845/YMCA-youths-work-to-complete-construction-on-community-garden NEWBERRY — Last month, Newberry County's YMCA received a community development grant from Walmart that would allow the YMCA to establish a community garden. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Can’t ‘Writer’s Block’ be a good thing? http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/50082300/Cant-Writers-Block-be-a-good-thing When you think of writer's block, what is it exactly that first comes to mind? Personally, thinking back on the phrase takes me to middle school, which may be when I first heard or used the phrase. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Richardson is the best of the best at NCSO http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/50079606/Richardson-is-the-best-of-the-best-at-NCSO NEWBERRY — Although he did not find a job in wildlife management, Kirby Richardson thinks he has found his place at the Newberry County Sheriff's Office as a Corrections Officer. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Family tradition brings Chester youth into 4-H http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/50079508/Family-tradition-brings-Chester-youth-into-4-H NEWBERRY — A family tradition brought Bryce Horn of Chester into the 4-H Youth Development when he was 5 years old. Horn's family has been participating in 4-H for generations: His grandfather, mother, brother, cousins and aunts all... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Little Mountain Reunion is this weekend http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/50079558/Little-Mountain-Reunion-is-this-weekend LITTLE MOUNTAIN — After two years without a reunion, the Little Mountain Reunion Association is bringing back the annual event this weekend. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Community Hall grounds plans finalized http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/50079022/Community-Hall-grounds-plans-finalized NEWBERRY — Finalized plans have now been made for the grounds in front of Community Hall, according to Matt DeWitt, assistant city manager for the City of Newberry. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Jackie Swindler receives honor from Newberry College http://newberryobserver.com/news/local_features-news/50079257/Jackie-Swindler-receives-honor-from-Newberry-College Retired Newberry Police Chief, Jackie Swindler Jr. was given a Certificate of Appreciation for his dedication to the City of Newberry and Newberry College. The award states: “In grateful appreciation for 38 years in law enforcement, the Newberry... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Super Johnnie finds McSwain Park http://newberryobserver.com/news/local_features-news/50079351/Super-Johnnie-finds-McSwain-Park NEWBERRY — The winner of the last week's “Where's Super Johnnie?” challenge was Amber Longshore for correctly identifying McSwain Park. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST The Newberry Observer’s website now faster, easier http://newberryobserver.com/news/breaking_news-news/50078938/The-Newberry-Observers-website-now-faster-easier NEWBERRY — If you haven't visited The Newberry Observer's website lately, you should take a look. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Newberry Thrivent hosts gathering http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/50042249/Newberry-Thrivent-hosts-gathering A chapter dinner for all Newberry Thrivent chapter members was held July 17 at Colony Lutheran Church. There were approximately 70 members in attendance. Pictured are Harriet Kesler and Becky Pugh, who were winners of the drawing for beach theme gift... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST