Jail Log NEWBERRY — The following people were booked into the Newberry County Detention Center. All are innocent until proven guilty.
Ying Lin, 51, driving under the influence.
Xavious Tyshawn Robinson, 19, armed robbery, criminal conspiracy, possession of a weapon during violent crime and petit or simple larceny.
Khadijah Synmone Oxner, 19, obstructing justice.
Harley Shane Bundrick, 21, malicious injury to property.
Hunter honored for 20 years with NPD Newberry Police Sgt. Sam Hunter was honored for his 20-year career with the Newberry Police Department by City Manager Jeff Shacker, right. In addition to being an officer, Hunter is also a minister and known for his effective way of dealing with people.
Vigus honored for Christmas tree Joyce Vigus was recently honored by Newberry City Council for her work with updating the Christmas tree and decorations on the square. Vigus worked to get donations for the tree and decorations, picked out the tree, helped decorate the tree and planned the tree lighting ceremony. Shown during the recognition is Mayor Foster Senn, left, Vigus, City Manager Jeff Shacker, second from left, and Assistant City Manager Matt DeWitt.
Students showcase acting in Grimm’s Fairytales version PROSPERITY — More than 50 students will perform their version of Grimm’s Fairytales this weekend at the Prosperity Civic Center.
The Imagination Alley Children’s Theater branch of the Newberry Community Players will perform their version of Grimm’s Brothers Fairytales. These interpretations of “Not So Grimm Fairytales” were written by the students themselves.
The students perform “Snow White,” “The Twelve Huntsmen” and more at the Prosper...
Pets of the week NEWBERRY — This handsome little boy is Scout. He is the only boy in his litter. He is about 12 pounds and has beautiful markings. Scout is very easy going and very gentle when playing with his sisters. He likes to cuddle on his blanket when taking his nap after he has had his breakfast. The shelter worker must find him a home, he needs someone to cuddle with on these cold winter nights
Stella came to the shelter as an owner turn in, she is ...
Academy hosts ‘burger buddy’ lunch The Newberry Academy’s 3-, 4- and 5-year-old kindergarten classes recently invited their families to a “burger buddy” lunch. The students enjoyed hosting their special guests and were proud to share their musical talent and classroom activities with everyone. The Academy appreciates all the guests attending and giving them 100 percent participation. Here, one kindergartner hosts her special guests for the day.
Students display patriotism during spirit week Students in the 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old kindergarten classes went all out to show their patriotic spirit during Newberry Academy Spirit Week 2013. The class also took a trip to Columbia on Feb. 20. Third-graders from Newberry Academy enjoyed a tour of the State House with Sen. Ronnie Cromer and visited the governor’s mansion.
Students dig into science and win The winners of the middle school science fair were, front row from the left, Sarah Buford, fifth grade, second place; Michelle Brown, fifth grade, third place; and Summer Harbert, fifth grade, first place. Back row are Andrea David, seventh grade, third place; Amy McJunkins, overall winner, and seventh grade, first place; and McCallum Senn, seventh grade, second place.
Academy students learn for a cause NEWBERRY — Middle school math students at Newberry Academy are busy working math problems for the St Jude’s Math-a-thon, an annual event to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
St. Jude was opened by Danny Thomas in 1962. The mission of the hospital is to find cures for children with cancer and other deadly childhood diseases through research and treatment.
St. Jude is the only cancer research center for children where f...
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Johnson crowned Miss Newberry Academy NEWBERY — The Miss Newberry Academy 2013 pageant was held March 2 with the reigning queen Emily Senn as the emcee. The theme this year was “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”
The eight contestants performed a routine to the remixed version of “Puttin’ on the Ritz” to open the pageant. They wore red sequin bow ties, black top hats and black vests with black pants.
The eight contestants voted in by their peers were Ansley McJunkins, Amanda Crayne, Rache...
Academy goes under water for learning Some Newberry Academy students learned about manatees on a trip during which they were able to swim with the manatees at American Pro Diving. They also visited Fort Island Beach on the Gulf of Mexico.
PC to hold concert The Presbyterian College Choir will present a concert of choral music in Edmunds Hall on the Presbyterian College campus at 7:30 p.m. March 21. The PC Choir will perform an eclectic program that includes unaccompanied works for mixed chorus taken from Renaissance, Romantic and Modern sources, arrangements of hymns and spiritual songs, and includes material recently performed by members of the choir during performances in England and Scotland ...
Senn earns spot on 2014 Summerall Guards CHARLESTON — Cadet William Richard Senn of Newberry has earned a position on the 2014 Summerall Guards, a silent drill platoon at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.
Senn is among 61 rising seniors that have gone through rigorous drill and physical training to be selected as members of the Summerall Guards. Cadets are chosen for their ability to precisely execute selected portions of the drill series they will perform as Su...
PTC business instructor finds students around the world Judy Daulton has been in the business department of Piedmont Technical College for nearly 24 years.
She teaches students from many different hometowns and backgrounds. When she started teaching accounting, she knew she would have students from the seven-county area like Greenwood and Newberry and even farther away like Columbia and Greenville. She never imagined she would have students from Ireland and the Philippines.
Daulton has created...
Storytelling coming to Opera House NEWBERRY— The South Carolina Storytelling Network is bringing the best in storytelling at the Newberry Opera House at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Do we have a story for you! promotes storytelling in local communities, showcases local tellers, and builds appreciation for the art form.
Storytellers John Fowler, Martha Reed Johnson, Ray Mendenhall, and Millie Chaplin will tell stories for tall and small. This is a family event with all kinds of stories...