Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Thu, 20 Nov 2014 21:36:42 EST 1800 McEntire wins iPad mini LAURENS — Mariclare McEntire, a 10th-grader at Laurens Academy, recently received an iPad mini for her work on the yearbook staff. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:50:05 EST Newberry College part of a $2.5 million national Science Foundation Grant$2.5-million-national-Science-Foundation-Grant NEWBERRY — Newberry College is part of a group that has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a project that will digitize thousands of plant specimens into a database that can be used by researchers... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:10:01 EST Newberry native named Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Amelia Mays Woods, a native of Newberry, was recently inducted into the National Academy of Kinesiology at its 84th annual meeting held last month in Austin, Texas. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:01:04 EST Kenseth holds off Larson for Nationwide win at Homestead HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Charging away from a pack of pursuers on the final restart, Matt Kenseth scored his first NASCAR Nationwide Series win since October of last year in Saturday's Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:10:05 EST COLA 2015 update: 1.7 percent increase announced Federal retirees will receive a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment in January 2015, according to new figures released Oct. 22. The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers went up 0.1 percent in September, the Bureau of... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:38:05 EST But who will build the roads? China just announced a regional infrastructure plan to promote the integration of Asian markets under Chinese leadership — sparking predictably hypocritical outrage from the United States (“China's Pouring $40 Billion Into a New... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 20:25:01 EST Newberry County Sheriff’s Log The Newberry County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:31:03 EST What makes a strong lobbyist Because of its power to influence public affairs, the press has long been known as “the Fourth Estate.” But I think the media may have been displaced. These days, it's lobbyists who seem to carry the most clout in... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:37:04 EST Harvick’s first Sprint Cup title a total team effort HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kevin Harvick walked into his post-race press conference munching a slice of pepperoni pizza. He ended it with 2-year-old son Keelan on his lap and walked out of the room with a bottle of his sponsor's beer in his... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:28:03 EST Newman comes up just short in quest for first Sprint Cup title HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Without a victory this season, Ryan Newman couldn't really point fingers at anyone when his heroic quest for a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship came up one position short Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:24:03 EST PGE names horseshoe ‘champs’ POMARIA — Pomaria Garmany Elementary School held a fifth-grade doubles Horseshoe Tournament at the beginning of October. Students chose their partners after learning to throw and practicing during PE class. Students held challenge games among... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:07:03 EST Family of slain Laurens deputy presented award LAURENS – Although a number of scheduling conflicts delayed the formal presentation by more than three years, the family of slain Laurens County Sheriff Deputy Roger Rice was honored recently by Gov. Nikki Haley. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:48:02 EST Don’t hide from your bills If you're having trouble paying a bill, contact the company immediately to work out a payment plan. Whatever you do, don't ignore letters and calls from your creditors, according to Kentucky Higher Education Assistance... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:45:03 EST DOD study could help reduce military suicides War was the leading cause of death in the military nearly every year between 2004 and 2011 until suicides became the top means of dying for troops in 2012 and 2013, according to a bar chart published this week in a monthly Pentagon medical statistical... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:03:01 EST Edwards brings skills back home PROSPERITY — The second CJ Edwards Baseball Camp will be held Nov. 22 in Prosperity. Instruction for ages 8-12 will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for ages 13-16. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:54:02 EST SC State Housing ready to help first time home buyers South Carolina State Housing will be the Newberry NOTES subject this week during an interview with Clayton Ingram, director of Marketing and Communication. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:53:03 EST CSI comes to MCMS PROSPERITY — Mid-Carolina Middle sixth grade students recently experienced CSI activity. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:06:02 EST Wolves fall in consolation game to Lions GAFFNEY — The Newberry College field hockey team concluded its second season in program history on Sunday afternoon in an 8-1 loss to the Lindenwood Lions at Saints Field in the ECAC consolation match. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:25:04 EST Hospice myths addressed NEWBERRY — Giving individuals and their families the true compassion, caring and support they deserve is the main goal of Hospice Care of Tri-County. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:15:03 EST School district receives excellent rating NEWBERRY — The Newberry County School District recently received an excellent absolute rating and an excellent on growth rate on the 2013-2014 Report Card, as presented by Cynthia Downs to the Newberry County School Board. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:09:05 EST