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....
Weathers highlights local leadership collaboration NEWBERRY —Charles Weathers returned to Newberry for another Cultivating Community session Tuesday.
Weathers brought forth a few accomplishments during the quarterly sessions, notably arriving at vision and mission statements, and choosing a set of core values to guide our actions.
The vision statement is “A healthy, thriving Newberry County that works for all of its citizens” while the mission statement is to provide the direction and coo...
Business alliance learns, discusses issues in county NEWBERRY — Dr. Mike Smyth captured the attention of the Newberry Business Alliance with an image of a wound from a serviceman overseas.
He then explained that is not what he and his staff do at the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medical Center with the Newberry County Memorial Hospital, located right behind the hospital.
Instead, they take care of chronic wounds from diabetes, circulation problems, those who are bed ridden, the elderly and oth...
Natalie Netzel Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
School Board recognizes students successes The Newberry County School District sets aside scholarships for students who attend college in the field of education. Each recipient receives a $1,000 scholarship. To qualify students must plan to major in education, have a 3.0 grade average, an SAT score of at least 850 on math and verbal, or an ACT score of at least 18. They must plan to attend a four year institution and present two teacher recommendations. This year’s recipients are Talo...
School board passes first reading of 2014 budget NEWBERRY COUNTY — In the midst of budget season for the upcoming fiscal year, six people spoke during the public forum at Monday night’s Newberry County School Board meeting.
The speakers included five parents and a student involved with the Mid-Carolina High School band. While the speakers represented Mid-Carolina, they spoke on behalf of bands and music programs at the county’s three high schools.
Barry Harmon, vice president of the Mid...
Natalie Netzel Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Newberry College has hit milestones this academic year NEWBERRY — Newberry College is home to approximately 1,100 students. The past academic year brought big and new changes to the campus. Here are some of the top events of the past year:
1 ) Inauguration of Maurice W. Scherrens : Newberry College inaugurated its 22nd president April 12, 2013. Scherrens has been with the college since August 2012. Along with his inauguration, Scherrens has launched a Spring and Summer tour which will provide u...
Elyssa Parnell Staff WriterThe Newberry Observer
Pomaria-Garmany students ride royal Natalie Netzel|The Observer The Pomaria-Garmany Elementary royalty court were treated just like the royals in the Old Pomaria School festival parade Saturday. The royal students earned their crowns April 19 during the school’s spring fling. The king is Zachary Warren, queen is Emma Grace Connley, prince is Caleb Black and princess is Riley Lindler.
Pitner Orthodontics expands dental service COLUMBIA — The Chapin office of Pitner Orthodontics offers additional appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to meet increased demand for its services.
Based in Columbia, Pitner Orthodontics has been serving the Chapin community since 2006, with Dr. Leslie Pitner seeing patients one day a week.
“As the community of Chapin continues to grow, we want to grow with it,” said Pitner, a South Carolina native who gradua...
PTC grows literacy with educational program GREENWOOD — Piedmont Technical College’s early care and education program (ECD) recently hosted “Growing Literacy,” an event to promote literacy for nearly 60 area preschoolers from Cambridge Academy and All God’s Children.
The idea for the event came from the ECD Club’s involvement in the annual Literacy Alive event. When students discovered that event would not be held this year, they still wanted to do something for the preschool student...
Lawson shares gardening tips with students Retired Whitmire Community teacher Susan Lawson, who is also a candidate to become a Master Gardener, shared her expertise with fourth-grade students to help prepare them for PASS testing. She focused on helping students distinguish flowering and nonflowering plants. Lawson brought a plethora of plants from her garden and taught students how to identify them by their characteristics.
Morris awarded Eagle Scout rank LITTLE MOUNTAIN — Little Mountain Boy Scout Troop 61, sponsored by the Ruritan Club, announced that Michael Allen Morris completed his Board of Review on Dec. 12, and has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout.
Morris’ rank advancement was celebrated by family, friends and fellow Scouts at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor on April 14 at Macedonia Church.
Morris, 16, is the son of Kathy and Terry Morris of Prosperity and has been a member of Tr...
Insects expected to begin buzzing again BLACKVILLE — Enjoy the peace and quiet while you can. Things are about to start buzzing again.
“Insect activity has been quiet lately primarily due to the wet, cold weather this spring, but that is about to change,” said Jeremy Greene, a Clemson University Extension entomologist at the Edisto Research and Education Center. “Our kudzu bugs are out there, and they will be in full swing in the next few weeks. Other insects will also become pre...
4-H camps offer plethora of summer fun NEWBERRY COUNTY — Camp Wild is a residential camp held jointly by several county 4-H programs, Newberry included. This camp is held June 25 through June 27 at Chester State Park in Chester.
The camp is open to youth ages 10-14. The cost is $80 for current 4-H members and $85 for non-members. Camp activities will include fishing, nature hikes, canoeing, shooting sports, swimming, rocketry and much more. Campers must bring their own tent. Cam...