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Levers know God has hand in farm’s success

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POMARIA — The four Tennessee teenagers who kept law enforcement at bay for nearly 10 hours on April 3 didn’t know that the strawberry farm they chose to stop at was founded on a deep belief in God’s plan but its owners — Todd and Lynette Lever — are firm believers that God is what helped lead them there.When the teens were finally apprehended, several had pockets full of the season’s first berrries, a bit underripe but full of sugar and nutrition for the four.As the Levers look back on that afternoon, he and his wife, members of Morris Chapel Southern Methodist Church, see providential timing at work.Lynnette, a school nurse at Pomaria-Garmany Elementary School, said she believes fatigue and dehydration set in.

 

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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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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Graham celebrates 35 years at The Observer

NEWBERRY – Ask Sammy Graham what he likes about working for The Newberry Observer and he’ll look you dead in the eye, pause, then say: Everything.And he means it.For the past 35 years, Graham has worked in the press room at The Newberry Observer, bending plates, filling ink wells, loading cumbersome rolls of newsprint, catching papers – what we in the newspaper business call stacking the papers as they come off the press – and making sure that eve...

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Zais visits Newberry, shares education philosophy

NEWBERRY — Dr. Mick Zais toured the Newberry County Career Center last Friday and talked with school district officials about the importance of career center education for South Carolinians.Of particular concern to Zais is ensuring high school students who are not on a college track have the skills to find employment upon graduating high school and/or that the subgroup is prepared to pursue technical education.Newberry County Career Center Director Buddy Livingston...

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Upper Savannah job fair set for April 30 in Greenwood

GREENWOOD — Organizers of the Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair have announced that 50-plus employers have already signed up for this month’s event but are encouraging more employers to participate.The bi-annual Upper Savannah Regional Job Fair will be held at Greenwood Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30. There is no charge to participate.Despite the 50-plus employers who have registered, there is room for more. It does not matter if an employer wants to hir...

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