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Patricia M. Edwards - Publisher/Regional Editor

About Patricia M. Edwards:

Patricia M. Edwards is the Publisher of The Newberry Observer, Group Publisher for The Union Times, The Easley Progress, The Herald Independent and The Pickens Sentinel, and Regional Editor for all five publications. A native of Greenwood, she is a graduate of Lander College and has worked at newspapers in South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina in a variety of editorial and management positions. She can be reached at 803-276-0625, ext. 1863, at 803-768-3117 (direct) or by email at

Leesa Chavis - Regional Circulation Director

About Leesa Chavis:

Leesa Chavis is the Regional Circulation Director for four Civitas Media publications in South Carolina: The Newberry Observer in Newberry, The Union Times in Union, and The Pickens Sentinel and The Easley Progress. Leesa handles the circulation for all six publications. She can be reached at 803-276-0625, extension 1864, at 803-768-3118 (direct) or by email at

Kimberly Lawson - Advertising Sales Representative

About Kimberly Lawson:

Kimberly Lawson is an Advertising Sales Representative for The Newberry Observer. She is originally from Laurens and has been living in Prosperity since 2008. Kimberly can be reached 803-276-0625, extension 1866, at 803-768-3120 (direct) or by email at

Lorraine Bradley - Customer Service Representative

About Lorraine Bradley:

Lorraine Bradley is the administrative assistant for The Newberry Observer who handles legal advertising, classified advertising, weddings and engagements, charges for funeral notices and display advertising needs. Lorraine lives in Prosperity and is an active member of the Newberry County Humane Society. A member of Aveleigh Presbyterian Church, she loves yard work and playing with her pets. She can be reached at 803-276-0625 or by email at

Andrew Wigger - Staff Writer

About Andrew Wigger:

Andrew Wigger is a staff writer for The Newberry Observer. He covers governmental news, community events and sports in Newberry County. He is a graduate of Newberry College. He can he reached at 803-276-0625, extension 1867, at 803-768-3122 (direct) or by email at

Carson Lambert - Staff Writer

About Carson Lambert:

Carson Lambert is a staff writer for The Newberry Observer. He covers public safety, the City of Newberry and Whitmire. He can be reached 803-276-0625, extension 1868, at 803-768-3123 (direct) or by email at