Newberry Observer- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:47:12 EST 1800 Veterans give back to Freedom and Hope Foundation PROSPERITY — Bouts of dizziness and crippling migraines are a part of life now for Joe Merritt, who served in Iraq and in the Gulf War. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Farmers group descends on Opera House NEWBERRY — The ambassadors Newberry Opera House gave tours to one of their biggest groups this past weekend: 150 members of the S.C. Young Farmer and Agribusiness Association who were on the 2014 South Carolina Young Farmer and Agribusiness... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST School board OKs course name changes NEWBERRY — A request to change high school course names was approved at the Newberry County School District Board of Trustees meeting this week. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Shootings, fire could be connected to teen’s death NEWBERRY COUNTY — Two random shootings within three days of one another and a house fire that was ruled accidental could be related to the July 20 shooting death of a 19-year-old Newberry man at a block party on Rikard School Road in Prosperity,... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Whitmire discusses football, recreation improvements WHITMIRE — The Town of Whitmire will establish a special committee to discuss the future of Whitmire's recreation department as well as recreation needs, Mayor Billy Hollingsworth said Monday during a called meeting to discuss... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Annual tax free weekend starts Friday NEWBERRY — For the 14th year, South Carolina will hold its annual sales tax holiday weekend this weekend, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday and ending at midnight Sunday. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Little Mountain Reunion parade line-up LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The following is the parade lineup for this weekend's Little Mountain Reunion. The parade will begin at 10 a.m.1. Boy Scout Troop 612. Grand Marshall- Town Council Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Whitmire youth bond through service projects WHITMIRE — The youth of First Baptist Church in Whitmire and community members gathered together for a good cause July 18: to work on the home of Whitmire native Mildred Stapleton. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST