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Lots of events planned in upcoming weeks

Lots of events planned in upcoming weeks

Michelle Long Contributing Columnist http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Michelle-Long-1.jpg Thank you to all who attended the Legislative Breakfast with Sen. Ronnie Cromer and Rep. …

February 10th, 2016 |  

Releasing asbestos settlement information could damage veterans

Thomas Crisp Contributing Columnist Asbestos poisoning is personal for Garry Hall, a retired admiral and national executive director of the …

February 10th, 2016 |  

Now is the time to spay, neuter pets

The Newberry County Humane Society would like to remind all pet parents and animal lovers that February is Spay/Neuter Month …

February 10th, 2016 |  

Co-pay guideline change proposed for 2017

Thomas Crisp Contributing Columnist The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department announced new proposed guidelines meant to lower the copay for veterans …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Newberry County’s Big Read has begun

Newberry County’s Big Read has begun

The Literacy Corner Joseph McDonald http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_josephmcdonaldAC.jpg Ready to read? Ready for a Big Read? We at the Newberry County Literacy …

February 8th, 2016 |  

2016 might redefine the American Dream

By Robert J. Gould Contributing Columnist I grew up in the first American Dream, where returning soldiers from World War …

February 8th, 2016 |  

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 |  

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