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  1. College News - 11:39 am updated:Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Newberry Observer

    Kennedy Moore of Newberry and six other sophomores at Newberry College will spend the 2016-17 academic year exploring questions of meaning, purpose, values, and service as the Muller Center's first cohort of Sophomore Sojourners. The Sophomore Sojourners program is part of a broader Purpose Exploration Initiative the Muller Center will launch during the 2016-17 year.

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  2. Fighting a good fight -Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 19 | Newberry Observer

    Four youth members from the Newberry County Coalition on Underage Drinking attended the Carolina's Youth Leadership Initiative to come up with strategies to help the underage drinking problem in Newberry County. Four youth members from the Newberry County Coalition on Underage Drinking attended the Carolina's Youth Leadership Initiative to come up with strategies to help the underage drinking problem in Newberry County.

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  3. Summer food tours planned for Newberry -Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | Newberry Observer

    Nance Forest Apartments will host a parade at 11:30 a.m. July 19 to showcase their site as a part of the Newberry County Summer Food Service Program Tour. Youth from two Newberry summer food service program sites will showcase their artwork, unite in a community youth chorus, and speak about their appreciation for the program.

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  4. Whitmire man arrested on drug charges -Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Newberry Observer

    A Whitmire man has been charged with three counts of distribution of crack cocaine and second offense possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and marijuana. Frank Jeter, 44, of 763 Duckett Ave. in Whitmire, was arrested and charged with three counts of distribution of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute , and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute .

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  5. Text messages to crisis hotline went unansweredRead the original story

    Monday Jun 27 | Newberry Observer

    Almost 30 percent of text messages sent as a test to a crisis hotline for suicidal veterans went unanswered, according to a Government Accountability Office report released June 27. The GAO report follows a scathing inspector general report from February that found some calls to the hotline were going to voicemail or didn't receive immediate attention. The inspector general report prompted backlash in Congress, and the Department of Veterans Affairs in turn promised to fix issues in answering calls to the hotline.

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  6. Confederate Flag ban removed from funding billRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2016 | Newberry Observer

    A measure to bar confederate flags from cemeteries run by the Department of Veterans Affairs was removed from legislation passed by the House on June 23. The flag ban was added to the VA funding bill in May by a vote of 265-159, with most Republicans voting against the ban. But Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy both supported the measure.

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  7. Whitmire has a excellenta 2015-16 -Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | Newberry Observer

    Recapping the 2015-2016 fiscal year, Mayor Billy Hollingsworth reported Whitmire took in 17 percent above what it budgeted while spending 6.9 percent above budget. On the public works side, he reported the town received six percent above budget while spending 4.3 percent under budget with no increases in water and sewer rates for the current fiscal year.

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  8. Veteran disability math works against veteransRead the original story

    Jun 17, 2016 | Newberry Observer

    When it comes to service connected compensation claims, the VA takes the view that it should not add whole numbers together to get your rating but, instead, the VA takes percentages of percentages. It is as if the VA says if you are 10 percent disabled then you are 90 percent healthy.

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  9. Disability appeals tsunami looming for VARead the original story

    Jun 23, 2016 | Newberry Observer

    In the fast-track effort to reduce the nation's backlog of veterans' disability claims, Nevada Rep. Dina Titus predicted in August that the Department of Veterans Affairs would "soon be facing an appeals tsunami." On June 23, as the flood of appeals loomed with an estimated 460,000 cases stuck in the backlog, the House Veterans Affairs Committee held a hearing on Titus' proposal to fix the problem with a bill she has sponsored, the VA Appeals Modernization Act of 2016.

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  10. Military titles could get updateRead the original story

    May 19, 2016 | Newberry Observer

    One of the most time-honored phrases in the Marine Corps - "every Marine a rifleman" - could get an update as the service's top leaders consider new gender-neutral job titles for all positions. The Marine Corps is conducting a sweeping review of its military occupational specialty titles, Capt.

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  11. Response to Sen. McCaina s remarksRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2016 | Newberry Observer

    Sen. John McCain attacked the nation's largest and most influential veterans' service organizations on May 27 by alleging they were opposed to the Veterans Choice Program that created a new, but temporary, option for veterans to receive health care from non-Department of Veterans Affairs providers. The senator's comments specifically targeted the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion during an interview on his daughter Meghan's syndicated radio program, America Now.

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  12. School board OKs 2016-17 budget -Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 30 | Newberry Observer

    The Newberry County School District has approved the second and final reading of the 2016-17 budget, with total expenditures of $52,285,961 and total revenue of $52,226,926, which leaves a deficit of $59,035. "I hate to pass a budget that has a deficit, but I feel like our hands are tied because the state didn't give us the final figures.

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  13. Study finds VA 30 percent better at providing medicationRead the original story

    May 30, 2016 | Newberry Observer

    A recent study published online in a journal produced by the American Psychiatric Association found that the VA is up to 30 percent better at providing medication to veteran patients than the private sector is for its patients. That was largely due to the VA's ability to provide a one-stop shop for timely medication to patients with appropriate follow-up care, such as therapy and blood-level checks, to ensure proper medication dosages.

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  14. Starting from scratchRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Newberry Observer

    A Tree of Remembrance is displayed in the vestibule. Each leaf signifies a donation which was made to the church in the name of a deceased loved one.

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    Jun 18, 2016 | Newberry Observer

    Address numbers are required by a Newberry County Ordinance to be displayed in a way that emergency responders can see them from the road. Address numbers are required by a Newberry County Ordinance to be displayed in a way that emergency responders can see them from the road.

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  16. College NewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Newberry Observer

    Dana Marcia Nelson and Hannah Ruth Ocker of Prosperity were named to the Dean's List at Anderson University for the spring semester. Students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average to be selected for this academic honor.

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  17. Fire damages Whitmire CafeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Newberry Observer

    The Whitmire Fire Department responded t0 a call at 10:12 p.m. Wednesday at Whitmire Cafe on Main Street. Whitmire Fire Chief Michael Thomas said there was some damage where the fire started at the grill and hood area.

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  18. Make a Joyful Noise! camp a successRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Newberry Observer

    Epting Memorial United Methodist Church sponsored their first week-long summer music camp "Make A Joyful Noise." The camp was for students in middle school who are interested in music.

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  19. No stereotypes hereRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Newberry Observer

    Members of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association Chapter S promoting motorcycle safety at the Party in the Pines festivals on Saturday in Whitmire. From left are Donna Bumgarner, Kim Summer, Gordon Shore, Donna Horning and Glenn Bumgarner.

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  20. Whitmire raising millage for first time in 12 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | Newberry Observer

    Mayor Billy Hollingsworth said at Monday's council meeting he feels it's time for Whitmire to raise their millage rate - the first increase in roughly 12 years. The maximum to which the millage rate can be raised is determined by the South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office based on a combination of the consumer price index and population growth and is used in determining property taxes.

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