Leesville church walks in love for St. Paul LEESVILLE — Hearts full of faith were the inspiration behind a Love Walk held recently for St. Paul Lutheran Church. An outreach ministry of St. James Lutheran Church in Leesville, the walk was planned by the church’s activity committee and youth group.
Donations from the walk went to the St. Paul Lutheran rebuilding efforts following a January fire that destroyed the church sanctuary and its educational building. The event included a two-h...
Kevin Boozer Civitas MediaThe Newberry Observer
Saturday’s egg hunts postponed NEWBERRY COUNTY — The Easter egg hunts for the Whitmire Jaycees and the City of Newberry were postponed Saturday due to the inclement weather. No new date has been set yet for the egg hunts.
The Jaycees will reschedule their egg hunt which will be held in the Heritage Park instead of by the library due to the construction. The City’s egg hunt in Mollohon Park will also be rescheduled.
Chorus students sing superior Congratulations to the Mid-Carolina High School students who attended Solo and Ensemble Festival on Feb. 17. The large ensemble sang two selections from memory and received a rating of superior. The small ensemble, the freshmen ensemble, performed one song and received a rating of excellent plus.
Gifted seniors recognized PROSPERITY — Congratulations to the following students who were recognized Feb. 23 by the Columbia Urban League through the Young and Gifted Awards Program, which recognizes black high school seniors.
Academics: Brittany Pitts, Taiyah Bookman, Kimberly Gray, Cornelius Glasgow, Taisha Williams-Caldwell, Tylisha Stephens, Antinia Joiner, Kendall Kinard, Destiny Davenport, Jamarri Mason, Kornesha Kinard, Bertice Jones, Tamera Gallman, Briann...
Salt is all around us I was standing in front of a group of 15 people in McCormick County conducting a program about Daily Sodium Intake. We were getting ready to inspect food labels on groceries.
“I have a confession to make,” I said to the group. “These are my groceries.”
“I normally go to the grocery store and buy a variety of items to show when I do this program. But I’ve travelled so much for work this week, this morning I opted out of driving to the groc...
Rhonda Matthews Clemson University Food Safety and Nutrition EducatorThe Newberry Observer
Prosperity will be Hoppin’ with Arts and Antiques PROSPERITY — Where can you run and walk for your health, enjoy a large community yard sale, find original art and authentic antiques and eat frog legs, while dancing the night away? In Prosperity on May 4 at Prosperity’s Hoppin’ event.
The Town of Prosperity -formerly known as Frog Level - decided to make some changes to its traditional Prosperity’s Hoppin’ festival and make it the Prosperity’s Hoppin’ with Arts and Antiques.
Third arrest made in bomb threat at Newberry High NEWBERRY — A third arrest was made Thursday related to the bomb threat at Newberry High School.
A 16-year-old male was charged Thursday with Conveying a Bomb Threat and was transported to the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia where he will be held awaiting a detention hearing.
The juvenile is the third person charged with making the bomb threat that caused the school to be evacuated Monday. Daisha Kibler, 17, and another 16-...
Experience Easter with the Community Choir this weekend NEWBERRY — The Newberry Community Choir present its annual Easter musical - Alone on the Altar - on Palm Sunday weekend, March 22 – 24. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and a Sunday performance at 3 p.m.
This year’s 50 voice choir includes singers and soloists from Newberry and Saluda Counties representing over 20 area churches. One of the members, Tom Perry, also wrote the narrative that accompanies the musical story of the P...
Magic in safety Prosperity-Rikard Elementary second-graders and third-graders enjoyed plenty of laughter thanks to magician Scott Davis’s visit Thursday morning. Davis performed two magic shows — one to kindergartners earlier — and also traveled later to Pomaria-Garmany for an afternoon show. Davis came courtesy of Newberry Electric Cooperative and also taught electric safety rules.
Magician Scott Davis selected a couple of Prosperity-Rikard students to he...
Animals of the Week Hugh is about 8 years old and she is just a wonderful little girl. She came to the shelter because her owner passed away. Her owner had no family that was able to take her, so now she is at the shelter. Hugh is a very calm and quiet girl and she seems to be so lost and confused without her daddy. There are high hopes that a family will come along and give her a new, wonderful life where she can live out her days happy once again. She is also ...
Easter photos wanted from Newberry County churches NEWBERRY COUNTY — Easter arises on March 31 this year and The Newberry Observer wants to see photos of what the churches across the county do to celebrate this year.
When your church has its Easter egg hunt, special service or anything that praises the meaning of Easter, send in a photo or two and a brief write-up (less than 200 words) to your local, hometown newspaper. You can e-mail any photos and story to email@example.com or to n...
Horseshoe tournament starts in Newberry this weekend NEWBERRY — Thirty eight players from 10 states — including South Carolina — are set to begin the Horseshoe Pitchers Pro Tour this weekend at Marion Davis Park.
The 2013 SummerFun Horseshoe Tournament is Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. and noon. Newberry is the first stop on the national tour and has been for about the last five years, according to Scott Sawyer, director of Parks, Recreation and Tourism for the city.
Natalie Netzel Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Prosperity looks to draw people to downtown businesses PROSPERITY — The Town of Prosperity is still working on getting a couple of signs along Interstate 26 to direct traffic through Prosperity instead of Chapin to help the town prosper.
At Tuesday’s town council meeting, Mayor Derek Underwood said they are going to get letters to Sen. Ronnie Cromer and District 40 Rep. Walt McLeod, which is a requirement. Underwood said that then the representatives will present the letters.
Underwood said t...
Natalie Netzel Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer