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  1. June 14, 2018 ] Archery team finishes in Top 50 NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 14 | Newberry Observer

    The Pomaria-Garmany Elementary Archery Team completed their season with numerous team and individual awards. The team traveled to the Regional tournament, which was held at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia.


  2. June 13, 2018 ] Ask Bruce in 2017 ColumnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 13 | Newberry Observer

    Welcome to the June 2018 edition of "Ask Bruce." This column is my continued effort to improve communication to all employees, physicians, volunteers and residents of Newberry County; the information you should know about Newberry County Memorial Hospital and healthcare today and tomorrow.


  3. June 7, 2018 ] NCSO seeks attempted murder suspect NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 7 | Newberry Observer

    The Newberry County Sheriff's Office is asking for your assistance in locating a subject wanted for attempted murder. Matthew LeGrande Jackson, 28, whose last known address was 360 Water Works Road, Johnston, S.C., is wanted after he cut and stabbed a man on Sunset Road in Prosperity Wednesday night just before 8:30 p.m. There had been an argument between Jackson and the victim earlier in the day, and the Jackson came to where the victim was and attacked him with a sharp object.


  4. Trustee touts $4.7 million value for Brown Estate, despite 2016 receipts of $3 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Newberry Observer

    The estate of musician James Brown showed over $3 million in receipts on its 2016 accounting - and yet, trustee Russell Bauknight of Columbia continues to tout a 2010 appraisal that valued Brown's music empire at $4.7 million when he died on Christmas Day 2006. The music empire, including 850+ copyrights and rights to Brown's image, was left to Brown's "I Feel Good" Trust, an education charity for needy students in S.C. and Ga.


  5. May 7, 2018 ] Senator Cromer reviews 2018 legislative session ColumnsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2018 | Newberry Observer

    The Honorable Ronnie Cromer is spokesperson for Newberry Notes this week to review the 2018 Legislative Session and talk a little about what is going on in Columbia at the State House. Senator Cromer proudly serves the citizens of District 18, representing all of Newberry County and portions of Lexington and Union counties.


  6. May 7, 2018 ] Wilson announces gang indictments involving Columbia murder and other crimes NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2018 | Newberry Observer

    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Thursday State Grand Jury criminal gang-related indictments of eight people in Richland, Lexington and Newberry Counties on murder, attempted murder, burglary, conspiracy and other offenses. The indictments allege the defendants committed these crimes as members of a criminal gang.


  7. April 30, 2018 ] Community updated at Coffee with the City NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2018 | Newberry Observer

    Great things are happening in the City of Newberry, Mayor Foster Senn told the community at Monday night's first evening Coffee with the City event. Senn said local businesses seemed to be doing well and the City's most recent Pork in the Park event was a big success.


  8. TJ Brown commits to NewberryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | Newberry Observer

    Newberry men's basketball coach, Dave Davis, announced the signing of TJ Brown as his first commitment to the 2018-19 class. The 6-5 guard from Columbia garnered several honors including All-Region Team during his junior and senior season, All-Midland's Team in his final year, and competing in the Capital City Senior All-Star game.


  9. March 7, 2018 ] Tolbert to appear in film NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2018 | Newberry Observer

    According to the press release by Picture Media Group, the film, written and directed by Andrew Gajadhar, is a raw approach to addressing several social issues that people face daily. It follows a young man in transition before heading off to college.


  10. Newberry Democrats meet for County ConventionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2018 | Newberry Observer

    Former Newberry Mayor Clarence Shealy raises his hand to make a point as Newberry County Democrats gather in convention in County Council Chambers, Tuesday Feb. 27. - S.C. Democratic Party Chair Trav Robertson speaks to Newberry County Democrats meeting in convention on Feb. 27. as Newberry Democrats Chair Walt McLeod looks on. - NEWBERRY - Newberry County Democrats met in convention this past week to elect local party officers and hear from candidates for local, state and Congressional seats.


  11. Laroche, Hunter united in marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2018 | Newberry Observer

    Erica Elizabeth Hunter and William Joseph Laroche were united in marriage on October 14, 2017 on family land in Pomaria, SC, under a white flower covered arbor. The five o'clock service was followed by a reception at the Country Club of Newberry.


  12. SCDOTa s Public Notification of a Project Modification to Widen I-26...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2018 | Newberry Observer

    The South Carolina Department of Transportation is providing public notification of the proposed modifications to the widening I-26 from mile marker 85 to mile marker 101 in Lexington, Newberry and Richland Counties that will be reflected in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program .


  13. Exclusive scholarship for Newberry County seniors -Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2018 | Newberry Observer

    Earlier this year Henry Livingston III, chairman of Newberry County Council, was named president of the South Carolina Association of Counties . In honor of this, SCAC is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a student in Newberry County.


  14. Veterans Christmas set -Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | Newberry Observer

    To help honor veterans and their families during the holiday season, MSA Home Health and Hospice is hosting a Veterans Christmas on Dec. 15 from 9-11:30 a.m. The idea for Veterans Christmas was inspired during a veterans program at the Council on Aging this year. Theresa Halfacre, volunteer coordinator, said someone came up to her and mentioned how there should be a focus on veterans and their families as a whole.


  15. Newberry man honored in Columbia -Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 10, 2017 | Newberry Observer

    The 5000 block of Monticello Road has been renamed Bishop Robert L. Bishop Way in honor of the late Bishop Robert L. Bishop. Bishop, a native of Newberry, was the co-founder of Grace Christian Church and Grace Christian Ministries, Inc., he passed away on June 7, 2006.


  16. NCCO seeks next of kin identification -Read the original story

    Nov 10, 2017 | Newberry Observer

    The Newberry County Coroner's Office needs your help in locating any biological family members or legal next of kin of Josephine Jones. Jones, an 88 year old African American female, died at J.F. Hawkins, where she resided, on Nov. 7 of natural causes.


  17. SCISSA holds Fall Conference -Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | Newberry Observer

    Elected student body leaders from members of the S.C. Independent Schools Student Association recently held their Fall Conference in the House of Representatives Chambers at the State House in Columbia. While in session at the State House, the students held their general meeting, which included discussions on the Student Exchange program, the Student Council of the Year, the Honor Society of the Year and the 2018 Spring Convention.


  18. Honorary street naming of Bishop Robert Bishop Way -Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | Newberry Observer

    The 5000 block of Monticello Road, in Columbia, will be renamed Bishop Robert L. Bishop Way in a ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 20. Bishop, a native of Newberry and co-founder of Grace Christian Church and Grace Christian Ministries Inc., worked for more than 35 years in the Newberry community and throughout the state helping provide programs that would serve the holistic person. He died on June 7, 2006.


  19. Brown trustee admits failure to learn about copyrights -Read the original story

    Oct 9, 2017 | Newberry Observer

    The court-appointed defender of James Brown's will has dropped his appeal of a 2015 ruling that Brown had a wife. The ruling has a major impact on the 850+ copyrights that Brown left his education charity, the "I Feel Good" Trust - but in dropping the appeal, Limited Special Administrator David Sojourner admitted that he failed to research information on copyright terminations and charitable trusts.


  20. Answering a calling -Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2017 | Newberry Observer

    If you are traveling through Prosperity and happen to see a new police officer around town, take a second to welcome Marcus Fryer, the Prosperity Police Department's newest officer. A graduate of Spring Valley High School, Fryer has been living in South Carolina since 1986.


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