Newberry County, SC

From the mouths of babes

This summer, 4-H has been working with the Newberry YMCA to provide programs for youth. Each week, campers at the YMCA experience a different ‘theme.’ One week it might be beachy, another might be sports. Thus far, with several sessions to go, youth have participated in an Olympic style game, did an experiment with sunscreen, and talked about community.
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All roads lead to Newberry

A phrase that I have heard many a time since moving to Newberry a little over two months ago, to start as the new director of the Newberry Museum, is “all roads lead to Newberry.”. At first, I chuckled and thought this was just a quirky local mannerism. But...

Woman Sentenced to 10 Years for Trafficking Methamphetamine in Lexington County

Lexington, SC 08/05/2022 - Heather Koon-Hobby, a 41-year-old woman from Newberry County, has been sentenced to ten (10) years in prison following her guilty plea on Friday, July 22, 2022, in Lexington County General Sessions Court for Trafficking Methamphetamine. Koon-Hobby is not eligible for parole under South Carolina law. On...

PTC dual enrollment graduate plans early to attend medical school

Tyler Shackelford had already been taking AP courses at Mid-Carolina High School when Piedmont Technical College (PTC) established a Middle College partnership with the School District of Newberry County. Earn college credits, on a college campus, while still in high school?. “If I’m presented an opportunity, I go for it,”...

Traditional and year-round calendars discussed

NEWBERRY — The Newberry County School District Board of Trustees met on July 25 to re-examine the appeal for a year-round 2023-2024 school calendar year. Mary Alex Kopp, a Newberry County resident and Newberry High School graduate, spoke to the board as they finalized their decision for a year-round school calendar. In her remarks, Kopp outlined the thrill of sending her child to a year-round school and preventing burnout from having breaks built into the year. Additionally, she highlighted possible benefits of year-round school, including food security for students, and decreased childcare costs in the summer months when students are home. Kopp noted that there is limited research on the long-term effects of implanting a year-round school; however, she said the Newberry County School District can potentially aid in providing that research to the public.

Little Mountain Reunion Parade Lineup

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — The following is the lineup for the Little Mountain Reunion Parade, the parade will begin at 10 a.m. near Shealy’s Citgo on US 76 and will go down the road until turning left on Mill Street, stopping at Reunion Park. 1. Little Mountain Troop 61.

Volunteers needed for Summer Fair

NEWBERRY — Keep Newberry County Beautiful is looking for help with its Summer Fair. This four-day Summer Fair, August 25-28, is being held at the fairgrounds on Adelaide Street in Newberry. Volunteers are needed in all capacities from helping check in vendors, parking attendants, admission attendants and more. Anyone...

Newberry County, a hot spot for new companies

NEWBERRY — Newberry has seen tremendous growth from a cultural and business lens in the past couple of years. Wilson Road has been booming with new companies such as Huddle House, Popeyes, Harbor Freight and Big Lots, to name a few. However, how do these businesses end up in Newberry? Through effective city planning and increased attraction to Newberry County, new companies have chosen to house themselves in this town due to the amount of support Newberry provides to businesses.

Newberry County Sheriff's Office in need of school resource officers before school starts

Newberry, S.C (WACH) — Just two weeks before students head back to class, the Newberry County Sheriff's Office is looking for more school resource officers. Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster says, right now, they are looking to fill four school resource officer positions, but the possibility of hiring candidates before school starts is slim to none.

Headed to the championship

NEWBERRY — The Newberry County Family YMCA swim team has had many championship winners in the past and hopefully this season as well. The team is led by former Newberry YMCA and Mid-Carolina High school swimmer, Rachel Smith. Smith is thrilled to have six swimmers in the upcoming championship. The swimmers in the championship are Grant Smith, Kindel Jaeger, Jenna Burge, Kaley Burge, Jorja McGee and Aarush Kumar. Grant Smith and Lance Crider also attended Long Course State Championships, this season.