Newberry County, SC

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Coroner identifies person killed in two vehicle collision

NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The Newberry County Coroner’s Office has identified the person who was killed in a two-vehicle collision last week. On July 17, officials received a call regarding a collision on SC Highway 34 near Stoney Battery Road in Newberry County. According to reports, a motorcyclist collided...
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Motorcycle crashes into a tractor and a Midlands woman is killed, coroner says

One person died days after a motorcycle crashed into a tractor on a Midlands road, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Tammy Bullard was being treated at Prisma Health Greenville for injuries she suffered in the July 17 collision, Newberry County Coroner Laura Kneece said. The 42-year-old Little Mountain resident died Sunday at the hospital, according to Kneece.
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All You Knead is in Prosperity

PROSPERITY — All You Knead has opened their doors at 202 S. Main Street in Prosperity. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday morning through the Newberry County Chamber of Commerce. “There are a lot of home-bakers in Newberry County and we have problems getting supplies,” owner Tosha Ramirez said. “That...
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Victim identified in collision on SC Highway 34 in Newberry

NEWBERRY CO., S.C. (WOLO) – The Newberry County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a collision this month. Coroner Laura Kneece says Tammy Bullard Hughes, 42, died on Sunday, after the collision happened on July 17 at SC Highway 34 before 4 p.m. According to the South Carolina Highway...
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Successful season for All-Star teams

Prosperity Dixie Softball Ponytails All-Stars 2021. Back: Coach Michael Ballenger Back Row (L to R): Coach Melody Leitzsey, Sara Leitzsey, Imani Grey, Kaslei Boren, Emerson Grumbles, A’Jayla Kibler, Reese Willingham, Manager Ashley Moss-Grumbles. Front Row (L to R): Maycee Mitchem, Da’Zaria Wright, Cadence “Cadee” Roberts, Kelby Myers, Bristol Perry, Jada Tribble.
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We love our Farmers Market!

Earlier this month, a piece of information floated into my email inbox that struck a chord with me. The Farmers Market Coalition announced National Farmers Market Week, which is to be held August 1 through August 7 this year. My first thought was that for South Carolina farmers, this date might be a tad late. We have been visiting our local farm stands and markets and feasting on fresh foods since late May when the strawberries were ripe and juicy. So I Googled Farmers Market Coalition, which can be found at There I found that: “The Farmers Market Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to strengthening farmers markets across the United States so that they can serve as community assets while providing real income opportunities for farmers.
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Coming soon to The Newberry Observer

Here we are in the second half of 2021 already. Summer events have been happening in a slightly less altered form than they have for the past year and a half, and overall a sense of what I might call ‘cautious normalcy’ has taken over where ‘masked vigilance’ has left off.
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Local sheriff warns of cell phone outage due to cut fiber

NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. — Authorities are warning that a damaged fiber line may impact cell phones in at least three South Carolina counties on Thursday. The Newberry County Sheriff's Office reported that a major fiber line was cut between Prosperity and Chapin and has affected "many cell phone towers" in the area. This, the sheriff's office said, has led to outages in Newberry, Saluda, and Lexington Counties.
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Marlboro Development Team, Inc. Leases 100,440 Square Foot Speculative Industrial Facility in Newberry, SC

Spartanburg, SC – July 22, 2021 - Marlboro Development Team, Inc. (MDT) is pleased to announce a full building lease of the new 100,440 square foot speculative industrial building at 60 Industrial Court, Prosperity, SC to a confidential tenant. In the Fall of 2019 MDT broke ground on the Class A building to assist in the shortage of well specified industrial product in Newberry County. The development is located in the 462-acre Mid-Carolina Commerce Park on State Hwy 773 near the intersection of I-26 (exit 82) and is only seven miles from Samsung’s new $350 Million home appliance manufacturing facility. Other companies in the park include MM Technics, a German manufacturer of automotive parts, SWM International Inc., a manufacturer of engineered papers, and KRA Operations, LLC, a manufacturer of metal stamping and injection molded products for Samsung.
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Council OKs first readings for two rezonings

NEWBERRY COUNTY — Newberry County Council approved two first readings during their July 7 meeting for rezonings. The first rezoning changes a 17.73 acre parcel located on Counts Road from RS-Single Family Residential to R2-Rural. According to Zoning Administrator Katie Werts, the property owner requested the change to allow his grandson to live on the property.
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Kneece recognized by We Are Sharing Hope SC

NEWBERRY COUNTY — We Are Sharing Hope SC (SHSC), the state’s organ and tissue recovery program, hosted its third annual Coroners Hope Award Ceremony on June 10 to celebrate the significant contributions of S.C. coroners to lifechanging organ, eye and tissue donation in South Carolina, recognizing work performed in 2020.