Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:29:08 EST 1800 Out & About March 28• A dedication of Deputy Roger Rice is held at 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Blue Ocean Seafood restaurant in Clinton. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:30:51 EST Medicare reimbursement rates to be cut The Army said March 3 it has denied more than 100 claims seeking millions of dollars in compensation for cancer deaths and other illnesses allegedly caused by chemicals buried or tested decades ago at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland. The denials... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:10:51 EST Sheriff’s Log The Newberry County Sheriff's Office responded to the following incidents: Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:40:51 EST (No heading) March 27 Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:25:53 EST Filling their needs NEWBERRY — Since 2004 the Living Hope Foundation, established by the New Enoree Baptist Church, has been serving the community with the Daily Bread Food Pantry. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:25:51 EST It’s not about religious freedom. It’s about freedom. There is no right to enslave others. In this day and age, that claim should be non-controversial. But apparently some people just haven't got the memo. It's called the 13th Amendment and it was ratified 150 years ago this coming... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:10:52 EST Young professionals unite NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Chamber of Commerce is hosting another Young Professionals Social on March 31 in an effort to provide an outlet for people within the same age group and with similar interests. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:20:57 EST Safety is always first NEWBERRY — Keeping safety close to home, Newberry Electric Cooperative has recorded more than 2,300 incident-free work days through the help of subcontractors. Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:55:52 EST A five year road to here and now Five years. In the grand scheme of life, five years is not a lot of time when we are expected to live 80 years. But a lot of things can happen in a five-year span — college graduation, a wedding, the very first day of school, birth of a child,... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:10:51 EST City log Newberry Police Department reported the following incidents: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:45:52 EST MCHS concert band rates Superior at assessment event PROSPERITY — The Mid-Carolina High School Concert Band rated Superior at the 2015 Senior Division Concert Performance Assessment held March 19. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:35:51 EST VA vet choice program: Only 1 in 5 offered option Only one in five veterans eligible for the Choice Card were offered the option to get private care outside the Veterans Affairs Department, according to a report released March 3 by Veterans of Foreign Wars. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:10:53 EST Mims leads Wolves to second place finish at Wingate Intercollegiate CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Newberry College women's golf team brought home more hardware at the conclusion of the Wingate Intercollegiate Invitational on Tuesday. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:20:52 EST Hurst captures runner-up as Wolves take fifth in Bearcat Classic GREENWOOD — The Newberry College men's golf compiled a team score of a 288 on Tuesday's final round at the Bearcat Classic at the Greenwood Country Club to finish in fifth place, their first top five finish this season. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:15:51 EST Wolves courageous in defeat of Mountain Lions NEWBERRY — The Newberry College women's lacrosse team extended their winning streak to three games as they held off the visiting Mountain Lions of Young Harris on Wednesday night for a 12-11 victory. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:00:52 EST Wolves on wrong side of 14-10 score with Belmont Abbey NEWBERRY — The Newberry Wolves fall to 1-1 this week as they drop the only decision they have with the Belmont Abbey Crusaders this season 14-10 on Wednesday. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:00:51 EST Community Choir presenting Easter performance this weekend NEWBERRY — The Newberry Community Choir will present its annual Easter musical on Palm Sunday weekend (March 27 through March 29) at Newberry Elementary School on Nance Street. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:50:52 EST Sex offender pleads guilty NEWBERRY — A 28-year-old Newberry man was sentenced to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor, the Eighth Circuit Solicitor's Office said. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:40:52 EST Betting the farm on a lie Few things sell ideas in American politics like a good farm story.Just ask Representative Dave Reichert. He held a hearing recently on the impact of the estate tax on farms and small businesses. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:50:51 EST Correction The Newberry County FFA holds its annual Spring Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. this week with a variety of spring bedding plants and vegetables, including Boston and macho ferns, petunias, begonias, geraniums, sweet potato vine tomatoes, cucumbers... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:10:52 EST