Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:35:08 EST 1800 Rev. Ryan Streett discusses his path to Newberry Editor's note: The following is a continuation of Margaret Brackett's column from Wednesday on the Rev. Ryan Streett. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:05:55 EST NCWSA mulling water upgrades NEWBERRY — During the Newberry County Water and Sewer Authority's annual board work session, they heard from Clint Shealy from Black & Veatch Corporation about possible water capacity improvements. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:30:52 EST Hey, hey, LBJ, how many dreams have you killed today? The critically acclaimed film Selma's conspicuous absence from Academy Award nominations for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor for David Oyelowo's portrayal of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. follows its concerted... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:25:53 EST Eau Claire sweeps Rebels PROSPERITY — The Mid-Carolina High School boys basketball team fell to Keenan 95-61 on Tuesday. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:25:51 EST Obama cancels 2016 review President Obama has decided that the military does not need another high-level review of military compensation. In a memo released Jan. 9, Obama said he will not order the Pentagon to conduct its next Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation, or... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:20:51 EST Fire on Bodie Street NEWBERRY — The Newberry City Fire Department responded to a fire on Bodie Street during the early evening on Wednesday at a vacant building on Bodie Street behind Oakland Mills. The Fire Department received the call about the fire at 5:40 p.m.,... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:30:52 EST Hansel and Gretel at the recruiter Military recruiters must feel like Hansel and Gretel's “wicked witch,” fattening up the children to eat them. With sexual violence, endless wars of occupation, fatalities, brain trauma, permanent disabilities and an epidemic of... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:20:55 EST Power produces civilizations We know that liquids, such as water, can be very powerful. It can on its own hold up great ships such as the Titanic and aircraft runways for fighting planes that take off and land protecting our nation around the world. Thousands of well trained Navy... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:40:52 EST Solomon is Pet of the Week Solomon is a Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier mix. He has been neutered, is house trained and is up to date with shots. Solomon is good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats. He is medium-sized and weighs between 26-60 pounds. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:35:51 EST County OKs rail change NEWBERRY — Two change orders for the Lynch's Woods bridge repair project were presented to Newberry County Council but only one — installing a cedar railing — was approved after much discussion. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:25:51 EST Lady Bulldogs thump Eau Claire by 37 NEWBERRY — When Tyshiria Bates put up a jumper just outside the paint with five minutes to go in the first quarter Tuesday evening in the Scott Gym, she gave her Newberry High School Lady Bulldogs its first lead of the evening against Eau Claire... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:15:51 EST Newberry Academy Eagles sweep the Crusaders NEWBERRY — Newberry Academy hosted region foe Laurens Academy on Tuesday night, and swept the Crusaders. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:00:51 EST Find your own way NEWBERRY — Downtown Newberry's wayfinding signage is complete, according to Assistant City Manager Matt DeWitt. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:35:51 EST Prosperity touts its successes from past year PROSPERITY — Mayor Derek Underwood discussed positive improvements made in 2014 at Tuesday night's Prosperity Town Council meeting. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:30:51 EST Touch Jesus by faith There was a certain woman, which had an issue of blood for 12 years. She had spent all that she had, and was nothing better, but grew worse. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:35:54 EST NHS boys get huge regional win NEWBERRY — When Newberry High School head basketball coach Chad Cary called his final time-out with 9.5 seconds to go in the game with Eau Claire on Tuesday in Scott Gym, he had three words for his players: “Do not foul.” Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:35:53 EST Sukovich awarded for service NEWBERRY — Michael D. Sukovich of Newberry is completing a term of service as a civilian employee of the Department of the Army at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, where he has served for several years as a computer network manager. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:30:52 EST Obama strengthens his backbone Republican lawmakers are setting the stage for a disastrous two years in Congress marked by manufactured crisis after crisis and ignoring the needs of working families. Fortunately, President Barack Obama is showing some much-needed backbone by... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:35:52 EST All states should follow California’s chicken example Chickens had plenty to celebrate on New Year's Day. Supposedly. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:30:52 EST Sheriff’s Office receives NRA grant NEWBERRY COUNTY — The Newberry County Sheriff's Office recently received a $2,300 grant from the NRA Foundation that was used to buy metal targets used for firearms training. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:55:51 EST