Newberry Observer- RSS Feed http://newberryobserver.com/ http://newberryobserver.com/ Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:22:51 EST 1800 MCHS academic team ranks third http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/151509334/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 Extremists of all stripes would love to see the Crusades revived http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151547803/Extremists-of-all-stripes-would-love-to-see-the-Crusades-revived In the first Crusade, armed Christians set out to “liberate” Jerusalem from Muslim rule. In addition to slaughtering thousands of Muslims between 1096 and 1099, the crusaders also launched pogroms against Jews, pagans, and even other... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:25:51 EST Two kinds of income inequality http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/151547810/Two-kinds-of-income-inequality Income inequality is back in the news, propelled by an Oxfam International report and President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. The question is whether government needs to do something about this — or whether government needs to... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:20:53 EST New meters lead to increased revenue for NCWSA http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/151548624/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 Clay Hunt SAV Act reintroduced http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151568148/Clay-Hunt-SAV-Act-reintroduced A bill to overhaul veteran suicide prevention programs is getting another chance in Congress after being scuttled last month by a retiring Senate budget hawk. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:20:52 EST Candy is pet of the week http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/151546824/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 Praise ye the Lord http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151546558/Praise-ye-the-Lord We have many reasons to praise the Lord. We can praise Him that we have mercy instead of punishment. We can praise Him that He has shown kindness to us in our lives. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:00:52 EST Rebels sweep Eau Claire http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/151567091/Rebels-sweep-Eau-Claire PROSPERITY — The Mid-Carolina High School Rebels hosted Eau Claire on Tuesday and came out with a 59-53 win. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:25:51 EST NCMH board discusses improvements http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/151545230/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 Lady Bulldogs win seventh straight http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/151545065/Lady-Bulldogs-win-seventh-straight NEWBERRY — When the Newberry High School Lady Bulldogs won 63-42 on the road at Keenan earlier this month, the Lady Raiders were without two of their main starters. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:05:51 EST Newberry High boys fall to Keenan, 67-51 http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/151547858/Newberry-High-boys-fall-to-Keenan-67-51 NEWBERRY — Riding a two-game regional winning streak, the Newberry High School boys basketball team's quest to make the playoffs would have been greatly aided by a home court win Tuesday over top-seeded Keenan. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:00:51 EST Camp, Wolves pick up preseason accolades from NCBWA http://newberryobserver.com/news/localsports1-sports/151495694/Camp-Wolves-pick-up-preseason-accolades-from-NCBWA NEWBERRY — Newberry College left-handed pitcher Wesley Camp has been named to the 2015 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-Southeast Region team. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:25:51 EST Old shoes get new use http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/151528365/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 http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/151543175/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 Newberry Academy varsity teams sweep Knights http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-sports/151564738/Newberry-Academy-varsity-teams-sweep-Knights NEWBERRY — Newberry Academy was back in action again Tuesday night, traveling to Batesburg to take on the Knights of King Academy. The Eagles won both varsity games, 26-20 in the girls game and 59-40 in the boys game. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:20:51 EST Time for spring sports! http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/151509794/Time-for-spring-sports NEWBERRY — It's time to play ball! The City of Newberry Parks Recreation and Tourism Department is now registering children ages 3-16 for baseball and softball. The birthday cutoff is April 30, 2015. Birth certificate and report card are... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:16:01 EST Blog makes finding BBQ easier http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/151438339/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 destination-bbq.com. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:15:59 EST Whitten Center names employee of quarter http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/151509510/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 http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/151506820/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 Lost medals, decorations and awards can be replaced http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/151524110/Lost-medals-decorations-and-awards-can-be-replaced The military recognizes that military medals are often a cherished part of family history and makes replacement medals, decorations, and awards available to veterans or their next of kin if the veteran is no longer living or able to make the request... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:50:51 EST