Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Wed, 4 Mar 2015 19:17:17 EST 1800 Teaching Star Wars NEWBERRY — From its groundbreaking production and special effects to its surprising success in the box office, Star Wars took the world by storm when first released in the late 1970s. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:00:54 EST Newberry County Sheriff’s Office reports The Newberry County Sheriff's Department responded to the following incidents and made the following arrests: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:30:51 EST Second ‘Frozen’ event is this Saturday Elsa and Anna from Frozen enjoyed their first visit to Making It Personal last Saturday for a day of pampering with more than 80 girls in attendance. The shop had fingernail painting, face painting and hair braiding. A second day with Elsa and Anna... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:50:52 EST Palmetto Trail Hike is approaching in Whitmire Hello everybody, I'm ready for spring now. Two winter storms, basically teasers, with no pretty accumulation. Left some of us ready to move on to spring, plant those flowers and veggie gardens. The great thing about dodging the snow bullet, was... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:45:51 EST Whitmire’s Town Hall Meeting A few days ago, I was invited to attend a town hall meeting in the town of Whitmire. This invitation was offered by the town mayor, Billy Hollingsworth, who is in his third year, and in my opinion, doing a wonderful job. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:35:52 EST Wolves adds 2 baseball games to schedule NEWBERRY — Newberry College has added two baseball games to its 2015 schedule, head baseball coach Russell Triplett announced. Newberry was slated to have this weekend off but Davis & Elkins, a Division II school in West Virginia, had an opening... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:20:51 EST Newberry College football Pro Day is Friday NEWBERRY — The Newberry College football program will host its Pro Day at 10 a.m. March 6 on the Newberry campus. The Wolves' draft-eligible players will work out for pro scouts. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:15:51 EST Lady Eagles conclude season NEWBERRY — The 2014-15 basketball season came to a close last week at Wilson Hall Academy in Sumter for the Newberry Academy Lady Eagles as they were handed a 42-24 defeat by Dorchester Academy. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:30:52 EST Foundation holds successful track chair hunt NEWBERRY — In August 2014 the Freedom & Hope Foundation received an anonymous donation to buy four state-of-the-art, all terrain wheelchairs. Last month the foundation held its first track chair event. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:45:51 EST A Thousand Horses makes it to the Grand Ole Opry NEWBERRY — Republic Nashville's A Thousand Horses, featuring Newberry's Michael Hobby and Bill Satcher continue to move up the Country music chart with “Smoke,” from their debut album “Southernality.” The... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:10:51 EST Bid process begins for area way NEWBERRY — Newberry County Council unanimously voted to authorize Chao and Associates Inc. to move forward with creating an area way on three sides of the Newberry County Courthouse to prevent flooding in the structure's... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:00:51 EST Lettermen receive key to Newberry The Lettermen received the Key to the City of Newberry on Feb. 22 at the Newberry Opera House in a presentation by Newberry Mayor Foster Senn. The Lettermen have been perennial visitors to the Opera House, performing over 30 shows and always drawing... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:55:51 EST Crisis hotline: know your options The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. (Users need not identify themselves). Wed, 4 Mar 2015 10:15:51 EST Mid-Carolina hosts state archery qualifier PROSPERITY — Mid-Carolina High School and Mid-Carolina Middle School hosted the National Archery in the Schools Region 3 Tournament on Feb. 21. This tournament is one of five being held throughout South Carolina to determine who will qualify for... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 00:55:52 EST SAC tourney quarterfinals begin Wednesday NEWBERRY — Both Newberry College basketball teams play at home Wednesday night in the first round of the South Atlantic Conference Tournament. Wed, 4 Mar 2015 09:05:51 EST Small-scale farmers finding that help is on the way FLORENCE — For small-scale farmers, hard work and long hours come with the territory — and that doesn't even include their “day jobs,” without which many could not support themselves and their... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:30:54 EST VA want to shift budgeted funds Veterans Affairs officials don't know how many veterans are using the new “choice card” program, but it's a small enough total that they want to start taking money out of the program. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:10:51 EST Lady Bulldogs fall short at upper state GREENVILLE — The Newberry High School Lady Bulldogs' quest to be crowned the AA upper-state champions fell short Saturday afternoon in Greenville as they were defeated by Pendleton, 44-30. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:05:53 EST Horse ordinance OK’d PROSPERITY — Prosperity Town Council unanimously passed first reading of an ordinance that will allow keeping of horses and will establish rules for residents who keep horses on their property. Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:55:52 EST Court Reports NEWBERRY — The following guilty pleas were heard last week in General Sessions Court: Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:25:51 EST