Newberry Observer- RSS Feed Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:05:50 EST 1800 Sease receives life membership in LMM Horace Sease received an honorary life membership in Lutheran Men in Mission on Sept. 21 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Newberry. Presenting the award are Ricky Long, president of Bethany LMM, and Pastor Bob McCollum. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:01:07 EST Political sign vandals should be ashamed On land once owned by my great-great-great-grandfather, for forty-five years I have lived in Pomaria in the serenity of mind that I was neighbored by decent christian people. Recently, however, in the campaign for the S.C. Legislature, a shocking... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:01:04 EST Bank robbery suspects in custody Two men are in custody following a Tuesday evening armed robbery at the King State Employees Credit Union. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:41:57 EST Whitmire Community School tennis updates WHITMIRE — The Whitmire Community School's girls' tennis team played in two matches last week, the first against Newberry and the second against Abbeville. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:01:06 EST Earnhardt Jr.’s Sprint Cup title aspirations end at Talladega TALLADEGA, Ala. – As Dale Earnhardt Jr. went spinning madly on the backstretch, careening from the wall to the infield grass, these words painted on the wall appeared clearly on television via his in-car camera: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:01:04 EST Pentagon continues to trim military pay Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said Sept. 30 that the Pentagon will continue pressing to trim military pay, pensions and housing allowances despite rejections by Congress. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:31:04 EST Family traditions begin at Camp Horseshoe PROSPERITY — Experience from a former camp led Wilton Dennis to what has now become a large part of his life at Camp Horseshoe in Prosperity. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:01:06 EST Little Mountain woman stabs man LITTLE MOUNTAIN — A Little Mountain woman was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature last week after she stabbed her boyfriend with a knife. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:31:02 EST Ginny Deerin ready to make changes NEWBERRY — Although she has never run for political office, Ginny Deerin decided to run for S.C. Secretary of State as a Democrat to help fix the office and to encourage women to run. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:01:07 EST Newberry College celebrates Homecoming Nancy Lou Anderson-Glasgow '70 was the first African-American student at Newberry College. She is pictured with one of the students from the Call Me Mister program. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:01:02 EST Newberry welcomes a new art center NEWBERRY — What started out as a mere dream years ago, developed into a prosperous outreach to the community in the field of the arts. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:01:06 EST Whitmire student places first in NFL PPK sectionals Hunter McCullough, a 10th grade student at Whitmire Community School, attended the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick sectionals held Oct. 18. After placing first at the Newberry NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition, he went on to place first in the sectionals at... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:01:03 EST Head out to the patch! PROSPERITY — Wightman United Methodist Church has geared up for the Halloween season with its third annual pumpkin patch located at 302 N. Main St. in Prosperity at the walking track. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:31:02 EST Clock ticking in James Brown case NEWBERRY — Since August 2011, readers of The Newberry Observer have been following developments in the convoluted estate of legendary entertainer James Brown. One thing is clear: James Brown intended to leave his music empire to an education... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:01:05 EST Scherrens to players: Give it your all NEWBERRY — The president of Newberry College presented a message of concentration and giving it your all to the members of the Touchdown Club and student athletes on Monday night. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:31:03 EST No shave November for a good cause NEWBERRY — Newberry College fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon is taking part in their first annual “No Shave November,” a creative fundraiser to help raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:17:01 EST Events of all kinds planned for Whitmire Seeing all of the fall decorations definitely put me in a brighter mood. Gottrocks The Birthday Fairy has some wishes, then it's on to local news and events.Birthdays Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:51:02 EST Doctors look toward legislators for new PTSD treatment For more than 30 years, Marine veteran Dan Gandee, 51, had trouble talking about the 1983 bombing of the U.S. military barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, by the Islamic Jihad. The attack and killed 241 American servicemen, including 220 Marines. He was... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:01:04 EST Local group stitches with love LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The Heartfelt Stitches Community Prayer Shawl ministry recently completed some four dozen prayer shawls and have asked the Rev. Fred Suhr, pastor of Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Harbison, for distribution. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:01:06 EST Newberry Academy thumps Warriors, 54-26 NEWBERRY — The Newberry Academy football team faced John Paul II Catholic School on Friday night at Kendall Field in a rematch of a tight game played two weeks ago. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:31:03 EST