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Newberry PG signs with Denmark Tech Panthers

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NEWBERRY — After guiding Newberry High School to the final four in the AA girls basketball playoffs, point guard Arnasia Boyd realized a dream Monday when she signed to play basketball for the Denmark Tech Panthers.Boyd joins several Lady Bulldogs in the college ranks from recent seasons including Khadijah Mathis (Tri-County Tech), Kristi Hawkins (Newberry College) and Tyndell Mendenhall (Erskine).Denmark Tech Assistant Coach Javon Gilliard said the school was excited to add a player of Boyd’s caliber.“When we recruited her and watched her practice we could see that she would fit well in our system,” Gilliard said.


America’s Peace Ship

Is there an emotional connection between the oceans and the pursuit of peace? For whatever reason, peace ships have been increasing in number over the past century.Probably the first of these maritime vessels was the notorious Ford Peace Ship of 1915, which stirred up more ridicule than peace during World War I.

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NCMH prepares to run for their life

NEWBERRY — Combining the efforts of health and good fun, the Newberry County Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Center is putting on their 10th annual Wellness Weekend on April 18-19.Events to promote health and wellness will be held on Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Wellness Center. Free wellness screening services such as body composition tests will be given to the public.“That’s kind of like our big kick-off event,” said Benn Pratt, ex...

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Huggins, Liptak to wed

Reverend and Mrs. Joseph Robert Huggins of Sumter, SC announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Ruth to Mr. David Zade Liptak, both of Newberry, SC.The groom-elect is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Michael Liptak of Newberry, SC.The bride’s maternal grandparents are Mrs. Catherine Cowan of Greenwood, SC and the late Mr. Earl Cowan.The bride’s paternal grandparents are Mrs. Mae W. Huggins of Hemingway, SC and the late Mr. Joseph Huggins and th...

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Avery honored at business appreciation event

NEWBERRY — Thirty-five percent of county jobs are in manufacturing, something the Newberry County Chamber of Commerce recognized at its ninth annual business appreciation dinner on April 10.County Director of Economic Development Teresa Powers expressed appreciation to county businesses while recognizing how manufacturing jobs and payroll add to the tax base and help stimulate the local economy.County Councilman Les Hipp recognized fellow county councilmen Scott Ca...

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Whitmire considering ban on texting while driving

WHITMIRE — Whitmire Town Council has voted unanimously to have an ordinance written to ban texting while driving within the city limits of the town.“I know Clemson, Greenville and other cities are doing it now,” Councilwoman Cassie Fowler said Monday during the meeting.Mayor Billy Hollingsworth said the idea was brought to him via a letter to the town asking if it would consider an ordinance.The first reading of the ordinance will be held at ...

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Car-tractor trailer wreck causes detour, no injuries

NEWBERRY — A Monday afternoon wreck between a logging truck and a vehicle caused no serious injuries to passengers, though the wreck caused a major traffic detour in the Whitmire area.The wreck occurred near the intersection of S.C. 121 and U.S. 176 about halfway between Newberry and Whitmire.Officials with the S.C. Department of Transportation, S.C. Highway Patrol and area law enforcement closed S.C. 121 until the accident could be cleared and the road declared sa...

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Kids compete in track and field events

NEWBERRY — Track and field enthusiasts came out April 12 to Newberry High School for the Hershey’s Track and Field Games, hosted by the City of Newberry’s Parks, Recreation, and Tourism department.Participants took part in events such as the 100 meter dash, 800 meter run, standing long jump, and softball throw.Groups based on age and gender competed, with the top scorer from each group advancing to the state meet on June 7 in Mt. Pleasant. The final com...

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