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If only the nuclear arsenal were fool proof

By John LaForge Contributing Columnist In his book Atomic Accidents (Pegasus, 2014), James Mahaffey reports that the US has lost, …

February 7th, 2016 |  

What’s wrong with marijuana?

What’s wrong with marijuana?

Margaret Brackett Contributing Columnist http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Margaret-Brackett.jpg Marijuana is getting stronger. It has become increasingly popular since open drug use crashed through …

February 6th, 2016 |  

No need to worry when you have God

Patsy Lambert Contributing Columnist In Jesus we have a peace that we cannot explain. In Him there is no need …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Columnist had it all wrong

I am writing this letter in response to your selection of an editorial piece titled “Terrorism, American Style” by Mel …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Leashes are for protection of animals, not punishment

Leashes are for protection of animals, not punishment

By Lorraine Bradley Contributing Columnist http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_DSC_0168.jpg “Bow-wow” and “Meow” animal lovers and pet caretakers. I hope everyone had a wonderful …

February 4th, 2016 |  

Chamber’s 2016 calendar is shaping up

Chamber’s 2016 calendar is shaping up

Michelle Long Contributing Columnist http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Michelle-Long.jpg Your Chamber’s 2016 calendar of events is coming together quite nicely. We are offering your …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Lawmakers balk at $1.3B price tag for new system

Thomas Crisp Contributing Columnist The Department of Veterans Affairs may finally have good news to share, but lawmakers are balking …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Veterans Health Administration overestimated budgets

Thomas Crisp Contributing Columnist An audit of the Veterans Health Administration’s private health care program books finds the department failed …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Meeting room at the library

It was especially nice having our annual meeting-election with speaker Ernest Shealy at the Newberry County Library meeting room mid-afternoon …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Yosemite Sham: Trademark trolls try to tap taxpayers

By Thomas L. Knapp Contributing Columnist Hell hath no fury like a former business partner scorned. The Associated Press reports …

February 3rd, 2016 |  

Proposed eligibility rule changes for pensions

Thomas Crisp Contributing Columnist Proposed changes to the eligibility rules regarding Aid & Attendance Pension benefits from the Department of …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Bill to register journalists is laughable

By Jay Bender Contributing Columnist I confess. I had more fun responding to inquiries about Mike Pitts’ (R-Laurens) journalist registration …

February 1st, 2016 |  

Veterans Benefits Management System is over budget

Thomas Crisp Contributing Columnist The Department of Veterans Affairs is scaling up an IT system to help benefits administrators reduce …

January 31st, 2016 |  

DSS offers many services for South Carolina residents

DSS offers many services for South Carolina residents

Margaret Brackett Contributing Columnist http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Margaret-Brackett-2.jpg This week’s column will focus on the SC Department of Social Services, one of South …

January 30th, 2016 |  

How do we thank God?

Patsy Lambert Contributing Columnist How could we ever begin to thank God for what He has done for us? He …

January 30th, 2016 |  

Somebody will win in Iowa

Who prevails in the Iowa caucuses won’t matter much By Donald Kaul Contributing Columnist The Iowa caucuses are upon us. …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Ticking toward doomsday

By Ira Helfand Contributing Columnist Recently, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced it was keeping its famous Doomsday Clock …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Annual meeting a success, new businesses welcomed

Annual meeting a success, new businesses welcomed

Michelle Long Contributing Columnist http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Michelle-Long-1.jpg We had a record attendance at last Thursday evening’s Chamber annual meeting and banquet. We …

January 27th, 2016 |  

Gov. Haley’s State of the State address: More, less or better

Gov. Haley’s State of the State address: More, less or better

By Phil Noble Contributing Columnist http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_Phil-Noble-1.jpg “This has been a different, and difficult year for South Carolina; a year that …

January 27th, 2016 |  

New year, old tricks from the EPA

New year, old tricks from the EPA

By Alan Wilson Contributing Columnist Alan Wilson is the attorney general of South Carolina. http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_AG-Alan-Wilson.jpgAlan Wilson is the attorney general …

January 27th, 2016 |  

Local gardens bring people together

By Jill Richardson Contributing Columnist Mark Winne, an author and anti-hunger activist, often says that the most important word in …

January 26th, 2016 |  

White House commits to renewable energy

By Emily Schwartz Greco Contributing Columnist Until now, President Barack Obama has embraced gas and oil fracking, encouraged the construction …

January 25th, 2016 |  

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