Newberry Observer- RSS Feed http://newberryobserver.com/ http://newberryobserver.com/ Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:24:32 EST 1800 Three arrested in Newberry County home invasion http://newberryobserver.com/news/breaking_news-home_top/50046659/Three-arrested-in-Newberry-County-home-invasion NEWBERRY — Three young men were arrested in connection to a home invasion that took place on May 23. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST How do non-smokers smoke a half-pack a day? http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/313745/How-do-non-smokers-smoke-a-half-pack-a-day Which would you choose: a) keeping a job that exposes you to a known cancer-causing agent or b) possibly being unemployed?Many members of our local food service and hospitality industries face that very choice. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Public hearing upcoming for rezoning property http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/323786/Public-hearing-upcoming-for-rezoning-property NEWBERRY — The property located at 913 Cline St. in Newberry could soon be rezoned from R-6 Residential to Limited Industrial as discussed by the Planning Commission on Monday. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Lieutenant governor visits Council on Aging http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/324419/Lieutenant-governor-visits-Council-on-Aging NEWBERRY — To help gain first hand experience and to assist in his new position as lieutenant governor, John Yancey McGill met with the Newberry County Council on Aging on Monday to meet with the center's members and assess their... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST 4-H projects lead to family goat farm http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/310466/4-H-projects-lead-to-family-goat-farm POMARIA — The name Isaac means laughter, but gardening is a serious matter for 6-year-old Isaac Epting. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mother-daughter give back to community as playwrights http://newberryobserver.com/news/home_top-news/329447/Mother-daughter-give-back-to-community-as-playwrights NEWBERRY — Articles in The Newberry Observer that not only verified a story Buffy Summer thought was urban legend or an idle tale but brought it to life inspired the Newberry Community Players' production for August. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST VA ID card update: action needed to obtain new VHIC http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/314010/VA-ID-card-update:-action-needed-to-obtain-new-VHIC The new Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC) provides increased security for your personal information - no personally identifiable information is contained on the magnetic stripe or barcode. It is also a salute to your military... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rep. Walt Mcleod reviews 2014 Legislative session http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion/313868/Rep.-Walt-Mcleod-reviews-2014-Legislative-session The Honorable Walton McLeod, S.C. Representative, House District 40, is guest this week. He will present his annual report of issues and accomplishments of the legislative bills enacted during the 2014 Session. It is a privilege to present this... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mitch Riggs named to NABC Honors Court http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/315522/Mitch-Riggs-named-to-NABC-Honors-Court NEWBERRY — The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced rising Newberry College junior Mitch Riggs has been named to the 2013-14 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST McElwee promoted to High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/315349/McElwee-promoted-to-High-A-Myrtle-Beach-Pelicans MYRTLE BEACH — Newberry College alumnus Josh McElwee has been promoted to the High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans by the Texas Rangers organization, making his first appearance back home in the 2014 season Friday night. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST McCutcheon named assistant coach at Newberry College http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/315209/McCutcheon-named-assistant-coach-at-Newberry-College NEWBERRY — Terence McCutcheon has been hired as the new assistant basketball coach at Newberry College. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Snyder promoted to associate head baseball coach http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/314472/Snyder-promoted-to-associate-head-baseball-coach NEWBERRY — Jay Snyder has been promoted to associate head baseball coach, effective immediately. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Newberry signs Irmo’s Xavier Hill http://newberryobserver.com/news/sports/314360/Newberry-signs-Irmos-Xavier-Hill NEWBERRY — Xavier Hill of Irmo High School has signed to play basketball for Newberry College, the school announced. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Cyclists race over 200 miles for a cure http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/317398/Cyclists-race-over-200-miles-for-a-cure NEWBERRY — In six years Bill Sweezy of Greenville never missed a mile of “A Ride to Remember” but this year the veteran cyclist had a mishap and wrecked, destroying his bike and injuring his leg. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST City log http://newberryobserver.com/news/blotter/316633/City-log The following incidents were reported by Newberry City Police: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST General Sessions guilty pleas http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/310954/General-Sessions-guilty-pleas NEWBERRY — Judge Eugene Griffith accepted the following guilty pleas during General Sessions Court held July 7 through July 11: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ninety Six National Historic Site to join other parks in consolidation http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/310559/Ninety-Six-National-Historic-Site-to-join-other-parks-in-consolidation ATLANTA — Four National Park units in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia — including Ninety Six National Historic Site in Ninety Six in Greenwood County — will consolidate operations on or about Sept. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST A new look, thanks to you http://newberryobserver.com/news/news/308242/A-new-look-thanks-to-you NEWBERRY — The Newberry Observer is today launching a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Helpless and hopeless: Text messages in Gaza-Sderot http://newberryobserver.com/news/opinion_columns/323980/Helpless-and-hopeless:-Text-messages-in-Gaza-Sderot When I woke up yesterday at 5 a.m. to the sounds of war planes overhead, I saw that I had a text message from my friend Maha in Gaza. Since this war began, almost every morning, I see that she has sent me a message. From day to day, the messages have... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Tanner, Shealy to wed http://newberryobserver.com/news/engagements/324045/Tanner-Shealy-to-wed Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. Hutchins and Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Tanner announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelli Leann Tanner, to Collin Ellis Shealy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy D. Shealy of Newberry. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST