NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Coroner’s Office has released the identity of a March 8 fatality at the Louis Rich plant just outside the Newberry city limits.Newberry County Coroner Craig Newton said that Todd Hendrix,46, from Greenwood was accidently killed at approximately 4:15 a.m. on March 8. According to Newton, Mr. Hendrix was last seen about 30 minutes prior to his body being discovered.Coroner Newton advised that an autopsy revealed the cause of death as asphyxia due to mechanical entrapment. Newton said the death was ruled an accident and that foul play was not suspected.In accordance with protocol, the Newberry Coroner’s Office reported the incident to OSHA.
NEWBERRY COUNTY — According to the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, reports of moderate to heavy smoke in Newberry County, especially in the Mid-Carolina area are the result of controlled burns taking place across the region.Other than discomfort that this may cause, there is no danger from fires which NCSO says are under supervision of forestry officials. The smoke should clear with the dying down of the fires and the movement of the prevailing winds.
NEWBERRY — What kind of workforce is needed to advance industry in Newberry County and improve quality of life here?That question was explored by representatives from Piedmont Technical College, the Newberry County School District, area employers and county and city government at a recent Workforce Opportunity Summit.Leaders spoke of working together to create a talent pipeline with opportunities for children who live in Newberry County to train here and find a job...
NEWBERRY — The City of Newberry will host its annual Irish Fling on Friday and Saturday in Downtown Newberry, which will be decked out for the celebration.Mary Alex Kopp, tourism and events coordinator for the city, said all of downtown’s sit-down restaurants and bars are participating and bringing something festive to their tables. Many of the restaurants and bars also have live entertainment planned.So why an Irish Fling in Newberry? Kopp said that although...
NEWBERRY — Rep. Walt McLeod and 17 co-sponsors from the Democratic and Republican parties have introduced bipartisan legislation to outlaw texting while driving.The House bill, identified as H. 4631, has been referred to the House Education and Public Works Committee.Presently, only three states including South Carolina have no statewide law prohibiting texting while driving.“We thought it was time that South Carolina not be one of those three stat...
GREENWOOD — Lambda Chi Nu, the nursing honor society at Piedmont Technical College, was recently recognized with the Student Community Involvement Project award sponsored by the South Carolina Technical Education Association.“Volunteering and community service are a big part of the nursing field,” said Tara Harris, dean of nursing at PTC. “These kinds of activities help our students develop the leadership and service skills they’ll need on a daily basi...
CLEMSON — Clemson University has been named one of the nation’s 75 best values among public colleges and universities by The Princeton Review, the publication announced Jan. 28.In the 2014 edition of its annual book, “The Best Value Colleges: The 150 Best-Buy Schools and What it Takes to Get In,” The Princeton Review chose 75 public and 75 private schools as their “Best Value Colleges for 2014″ primarily based “on surveys we conducted in 20...
Newberry City Police reported the following incidents:— Archie Cone Jr., 47, of 1624 Gulf St. in Newberry was arrested Feb. 26 and charged with simple possession of marijuana, driving under the influence and resisting arrest. An officer noticed Cone driving a red moped north on College Street. Cone refused to pull over when the officer attempted to stop him. The officer smelled alcohol on him and found marijuana in one of his pockets.
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