Cornejo wins first for recycled art NEWBERRY — Dana Cornejo defeated hundreds of students from across the state in a recycled art competition.
Newberry High student Cornejo won first place in this school year’s high school recycled art contest sponsored by Palmetto Pride.
The contest urges students to create art out of recyclable materials. In addition to nabbing first place in the state, Cornejo also received a $500 prize and the school also receives a $1,000 prize.
Piedmont Tech instructor receives distinguished service award GREENWOOD — Chuck McDonnell, an English instructor at Piedmont Technical College, has been awarded the Bill Doster Distinguished Service Award from the Two-Year College English Association-Southeast (TYCA-SE).
“The very first thought I had was gratitude,” he said. “I am so glad I had an opportunity to have a bully pulpit to stand up there and tell all those people who shaped my professional life how much they mean to me.”
The Bill Doster ...
S.C. Autism Society comments on new autism diagnosis COLUMBIA — The American Psychiatric Association released the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) at their annual conference in May. The DSM-5 will include significant changes to the criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).
According to the APA, “The revised diagnosis represents a new, more accurate, and medically and scientifically useful way of diagnosing individuals with autism-related disorders.”
Purcell, Stafford graduate from The Citadel CHARLESTON — Trent Keitt Purcell of Newberry and Nicholas Trent Stafford of Prosperity graduated May 4 from The Citadel
Purcell graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration and Stafford graduated with a bachelor of arts in history.
Gen. Robert Cone, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Eustis, Va., delivered the commencement address. Cone congratulated the cadets for choosing to take the road les...
Patsy Cline musical back by popular demand NEWBERRY — Anyone who loves country music or even popular music of the ’50s and ’60s knows Patsy Cline. With the breath control of an opera diva, Cline would slide from note to note in “Crazy” evoking pathos is every word.
Her casual delivery of “Walkin’ After Midnight” never masked the sincerity of the emotions. In other words, she made us feel her music.
“Always…Patsy Cline” will be performed by the Newberry Community Players at the New...
Clemson, DNR extend cooperative agreement CLEMSON — Clemson University and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources renewed their cooperative agreement during recent meetings in Clemson that strengthens a more than 31-year collaboration between the two entities by codifying the process of sharing assets and exchanging personnel in natural resources and wildlife conservation teaching, research and extension.
“This agreement has enabled the DNR and Clemson to work together in researc...
PRES honor roll students for 3rd nine weeks PROSPERITY — The following students earned Honor Roll and Principal’s Honor Roll at Prosperity-Rikard Elementary for the third nine weeks:
Honor Roll: Emily Anderson, Keaton Atkins, Kirsten Bickley, Rhett Brigman, David Burton, Zacorian Byrd, AC Cary, Emmanuel Castro, Isaac Cayton, Jon Lawson Cope, Bekah Dominick, Drew Dominick, Jared Dukes, Terra Easterlin, Brandon Fowler, Delaney Gilliam, Jacob Gilliam, Andrew Green, Aiden Gunwall, Coll...
Kinard’s yard in full bloom NEWBERRY — Laura Mae Kinard adores flowers and her yard in the Helena community shows it off.
“I love flowers and I just enjoy working with them and resetting them (every year) for more,” said Kinard. “All of them are my favorite. I just love flowers.”
Perhaps her love of flowers can stem back to her mother, who was also a gardener when she was alive.
“My mother loved flowers too,” said Kinard, who also tells how her children understand...
Natalie Netzel Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Students earn dean’s list at Bob Jones GREENVILLE — The following students are among more than 1,500 Bob Jones University students included on the Dean’s List for grades achieved during the spring 2013 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.0 GPA.
• Rachel Pate of Little Mountain, junior, early childhood education
• Stephen Pate of Little Mountain, freshman, humanities
Wightman youth step forward in the fight to end hunger PROSPERITY — Every six seconds, a child dies from not having enough to eat. Because of this, Wightman United Methodist Church in Prosperity has decided to take a stand in the fight against hunger with the help of the Stop Hunger Now ministry.
Stop Hunger now is a global humanitarian aid organization dedicated to putting an end to hunger since 1998. Each year, this ministry provides millions of nutritious meals to children and families acros...
Elyssa Parnell Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Locals honored at Citadel CHARLESTON — Barrett William Bradham of Chapin and Daniel Ethan Boulware of Whitmire were awarded Gold Stars for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel during the spring 2012-2013 semester.
Gold Stars are awarded to students that achieve a 3.7 grade point average or higher. Students that achieve Gold Star recognition are also placed on The Citadel’s Dean’s List.
Bradham is majoring in chemistry and Boulware is majoring in educati...
Prosperity-Rikard students taste fresh fruit PROSPERITY — The students at Prosperity-Rikard Elementary received special treats to help benefit their health.
Carolina Produce Company out of Anderson has traveled to schools around the county and stopped at Prosperity-Rikard Thursday afternoon to let the students sample fresh fruit and vegetables and learn more about healthy eating.
The students sampled a couple types of tomatoes, a variety of potatoes, squash, zucchini, blood oranges ...
Adult Ed students graduate with pride NEWBERRY — The Newberry Adult Education Program held its graduation ceremony May 10 at at Newberry High School. There were 48 adults who graduated with either a high school diploma or GED. Thirteen earned a state High School diploma, and 35 passed the GED test.
Three of the graduates — Lucy Caldwell, Brittany Story and Manual Barcelo — served as speakers for the occasion. Recurring topics among the three speakers were: thankful for a second...
Jail Log The following persons were booked into the Newberry County Detention Center. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.
Douglas Edward Beaty, 48, failure to pay child support.
Carlos Dequince Douglas, 36, failure to pay child support.
S.C. Highway Patrol
Robert Preston Coleman, 47, driving under the influence.
Steve Williams, 58, driving under the influence.
Cornelius Elijah Trapp, 26, ...
Newberry offers summer activities for youth NEWBERRY — School’s almost out and the City of Newberry has plenty of summer activities to keep children active and out of the boredom zone.
May 6-June 7: Registration for summer baseball and softball. Baseball is for ages 9-12 and softball is for ages 9-14. Most games played weekdays. Cost: $15 for city residents, $35 for non-city residents.
June 10-13: Youth baseball camp is available to rising 8-14 year olds. Camp is held from 6 p....