Nowell named to USC-Beaufort Chancellor’s List BEAUFORT — Deanna Elizabeth Nowell of Little Mountain was recently included on the University of South Carolina-Beaufort Chancellor’s List for the fall semester. Nowell is a freshman at USC-Beaufort. To be included on the Chancellor’s List, she had to achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and earn a minimum of 12 credit semester hours.
Nowell is the daughter of Stephen C. Nowell II of Little Mountain and Theada C. Haynes of Winnsbo...
Pomaria Garmany honors students POMARIA — Pomaria-Garmany Elementary School recently announced its honor roll for the third nine weeks:
Principal’s Honor Roll
Third grade: Karlie Huffstetler, Lawson Lominick, Josie Blanchard, Emma Rowe, Jon Michael Ruff
Fourth grade:Shelton Brooks, Stanton Hester, Reagen White, Jeremy Hollowell, Scotlyn Lominick, Kendal Boland, Emma Grace Connelly, Colby Doolittle, Roman Studer, Harmon Vinson
Fifth grade: Koedy Longshore, Bailey S...
Piedmont Technical commencement is Thursday GREENWOOD — Piedmont Technical College will hold two spring commencement exercises on Thursday
Commencement exercises will begin at 3 p.m. for industrial and engineering technology, agriculture, health science, and nursing graduates. A 7 p.m. ceremony will be held for business, public service, computer technology, administrative office technology and the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science graduates.
Both commencement exercises wi...
Folk keeping pets stylish in Newberry NEWBERRY — Tammy Folk loves her job as a groomer and pet store owner.
The owner and groomer of Pet Styles on Main in downtown Newberry has just expanded into a larger space next door to her old store. She attributes her success to her clients.
“I have wonderful clients, amazing clients who are supportive,” said Folk. “One brought me all new towels.”
Another client paints pictures of animals and will paint any size canvas of someone’s pe...
Natalie Netzel Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Wicker receives marketing award at Clemson CLEMSON — Shawn Bachman Wicker of Newberry was honored by the Clemson University College of Business and Behavioral Science at its annual awards ceremony.
Wicker, a senior majoring in marketing with a minor in management, received the Marketing Excellence Award for 2013. He is the son of Doug and Clair Wicker.
The college celebrated its Honors and Awards Ceremony on April 13, with more than 300 family and friends attending.
Piedmont Technical College introduces “Career Coach” GREENWOOD — Piedmont Technical College is providing more tools to help students complete a degree and enter the workforce. Through the Journey grant program, Piedmont Tech is introducing Career Coach.
“Career Coach is a tool to use with new and continuing students to assist them in deciding on a major as well as seeing what careers are available in our geographical area,” said Renee Carruth, director of Journey - Title III Grant. “The quest...
Singing Bees perform at Opera House The Boundary Street chorus students — The Singing Bees — performed ‘101 Dalmatians’ April 16 at the Newberry Opera House. The show was directed by the chorus teacher Jacquelyn Graham.
Prosperity holds annual hoppin’ event Prosperity’s Hoppin’ kicked off with a 5k run/walk event at 8 a.m. beginning at Town Center.
Art and antiques lined downtown Prosperity. Jeffery Day from Gilbert displayed his art proudly. His work can also be viewed at www.jefferyday.com.
In the Grace Street Parking lot, members of the community put together a yard sale. Mr. Nostalgia, otherwise known as Dale Shealy, sold tin signs, gum cards, comics, toys, and other memorabilia.
Jail Log The following persons were booked into the Newberry County Detention Center. All persons are innocent until proven guilty.
S.C. Highway Patrol
Clarence Justin Weatherford, 21, traffic violation, giving false information to law enforcement, fire department or rescue department, giving beer or wine to minor.
Newberry County Sheriff’s Office
Shaquille Odell Basnight, 18, drugs possession.
Flash flood info for those near national forests COLUMBIA — National forest officials have issued a flash flood bulletin for neighboring communities and people who camp outdoors.
A flash flood is a serious weather event for forest visitors because rising flood water is extremely dangerous. A sudden surge can claim victims in less than one minute.
Any intense, heavy rain that falls in a short amount of time can create flash flood conditions in a low-lying area, according to the National ...
Newberry College nursing students honored at pinning ceremony NEWBERRY — Opening with a description of a past experience with a brave and courageous nurse, the Rev. Ernie Worman, Newberry College’s campus minister, expressed his pride in the “almost graduates” of the Newberry College Department of Nursing.
Candidates for the bachelor of science degree in nursing were honored Friday for hard work during the past two years in the Newberry College nursing department. Thirteen students were honored, surro...
Elyssa Parnell Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Judge hears motions in James Brown FOI case NEWBERRY — A hearing was held Friday in Newberry on a Freedom of Information Act suit brought by Sue Summer seeking information about the settlement of the estate of singer James Brown.
Judge Eugene C. Griffith Jr. ruled that the case would be heard in his court and not transferred to Richland County.
“Government is supposed to have open books and she is well within her rights to have it heard in Newberry County,” Griffith ruled about Sum...
Business owner loves meeting new people NEWBERRY — Owning her own business was always a dream for Venice Corinthian. Today, her dreams have become reality with the opening of her shop, “Hot Fashions & Variety,” located at 2712 College St., beside Zesto’s in Newberry.
Corinthian first opened her store in October 2008, but was closed for the past year. Now, Hot Fashions & Variety is open and ready for business. The shop officially opened last month.
Hot Fashions & Variety sells u...
Elyssa Parnell Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Prosperity Hoppin’ crowns beauties The winners of the 2013 Prosperity Hoppin’ pageant for those age 7 and above were Little Miss Prosperity’s Hoppin’ Kyra Elizabeth Fringer, Young Miss Prosperity’s Hoppin’ Olivia Kate Foster, Preteen Miss Prosperity’s Hoppin’ Payton Elizabeth Lang, Teen Miss Prosperity’s Hoppin’ Megan Ann Brooks and Overall 7 and up Prosperity’s Hoppin’ Emma Caroline Carter.
The 2013 Prosperity Hoppin’ pageant was held April 27. The winning contestants for t...
Pomaria-Garmany names ‘Pawsome’ students for April Photo submitted
Each month Pomaria-Garmany Elementary School recognizes a student from each class who portrays the school wide character skill. The character skill for April was Teamwork. Pawsome Students of the Month for April were, front row from the left, Alberto Cruz, Haley Thomason, Elyse Fellers, Autumn Love, Guicelle Matias and Dakerian Greenwood. Middle row are, from the left, Roland Garcia, Alice Williams, Klara Boland, Brenda Gonz...