NEWBERRY — Newberry College has selected Barry McClanahan to be the next vice president for student affairs, effective Aug. 30. McClanahan replaces Sandra Rouse, Ph.D., who recently accepted a similar position at Wofford College. Most recently, McClanahan was the chief student affairs officer at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. He...
NEWBERRY — Newberry County is launching an economic development strategic planning process with several public meetings scheduled throughout August. Residents are encouraged to attend five community meetings in Newberry, Whitmire, Prosperity and Pomaria to speak their minds on the future of economic development. “There’s an old saying that those...
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POMARIA — Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church will be celebrating their 200th anniversary on Sunday, August 21. Mount Pleasant Church was organized in 1822 and soon after, the small congregation undertook the building of a permanent house of worship. The first church was presumably destroyed during the Civil War. A second church was built during the 1860s. This church was burned when lightening struck the building in 1943.
NEWBERRY COUNTY — 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,...
NEWBERRY — The Newberry Community Players have officially kicked off their new 2022-23 season following their annual meeting at The Ritz on Aug. 6. “We are unveiling our season and going over the last season and then just having a real good time, singing karaoke and having fun,” said Jeramy P. Oropeza, with the Newberry Community Players.
NEWBERRY — Haven Newberry, an organization founded this summer, provides middle and high school Newberry County students a space to grow professionally, understand positive leadership, learn crucial life skills and develop long-lasting relationships with peers and community leaders. This organization was a dream come true for Newberry High School...
We have a new puppy in house. His name is Jack. Our other dog Millie has been very obliging. She will play with Jack, though she’s a bit reluctant. It’s probably more accurate to say that she will stand and allow him to try to jump on her back. He’ll make it just high enough to crash into her ribs.
NEWBERRY — The Country Club of Newberry recently played host to Carl’s Kids Golf Camp, a faith-based program for youth 7-15 to learn about golf. Children from all over Newberry County attended the camp during the first week of August to learn from golf legend Carl Jackson, longtime caddy for professional golfer Ben Crenshaw and founder of Carl’s Kids.
NEWBERRY COUNTY — The Newberry County School Board recently recognized members of the Mid-Carolina track team for their achievements in the 2022 Track and Field 3A State Championships. Those recognized included Matthew Wright, 3A second place in boys 400-meter hurdles; Carissa Wicker, 3A state champion in girls 100-meter hurdles;...
NEWBERRY — Filing for the nonpartisan elections in Newberry County recently came to a close, those who filed will appear on the November ballot. For the Soil and Water District Commission, two seats are up for election. Rolf Mark Kiser, of Newberry, and Toni Willingham Warren, of Newberry, have filed to fill those seats.
The Bible is a storehouse of promises. It’s not just words and thoughts that make us feel good. It is promises God has made to all of us. In a world where there are so many people that cheat and lie, doing things to deceive others, it is so good to know there is someone we can trust.
PROSPERITY — A local woman from Prosperity recently won Teen All-Star United States, in Savannah, Georgia. Adrian Morris was crowned Teen All-Star United States 2023, on the historic Savannah Theatre stage on Saturday, July 30. Morris and the other contestants began their week on Wednesday, July 27, with meetings and rehearsals. They also attended the live production of “Grease” at the Savannah Theatre, a riverboat dinner cruise on the Georgia Queen on the Savannah River. They also made appearances around Savannah, participating in a Scavenger Hunt and a Queen’s gala.
NEWBERRY — Two years ago, Newberry College had never hosted a home Cross Country event and “The Farm” owned by the Johnson family was just that, a cattle and hay production farm. With the help of the Johnson family, Jimmy Stephens (head track and field coach) and...
The Newberry Fire Department responded to a house fire at 408 O’Neal Street on August 1 at 9:51 p.m. Upon arrival, crews made entry and gained access to the attic to extinguish the fire. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries to report. The American Red Cross is assisting the residents.
NEWBERRY — Winning a national championship is feat that every athletic team aspires to achieve, but the Newberry College men’s golf team just won a different “national championship.” The Golf Coaches Association of America just released their Outstanding Team Academic Award, and the Wolves earned the highest GPA among all divisions as they posted a 3.81.
NEWBERRY — The Newberry College Letterman’s Club recently announced the election of six former student-athletes into the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2022. BJ Young (wrestling), Brandon Bostick (football), Matthew Campbell (men’s golf), Priscilla Sales (volleyball), Drew Watson (football) and Charles Upchurch (football) will join the ranks of the hall of fame when they are inducted in a special ceremony on September 3. They will also be recognized at halftime of the Wolves football game against Allen University that same day.
NEWBERRY — Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports and extreme wellness brand, came to Newberry this past weekend with the Spirit 5K and Super 10K at the Johnson Farm and Lynch’s Woods. Blackwell Johnson, of Johnson Farm, said the conversation to have the Spartan Race here in...
NEWBERRY — Newberry College and Ross Kessler, head volleyball coach, have announced the hiring of Thayer Hall as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2022 season. “I’m stoked for the opportunity to join Newberry volleyball,” said Hall. “I’m super excited to have a coach’s perspective at the collegiate volleyball level, the opportunity to learn from Coach Kessler and Coach (Justin) Bass, and the ability to share my playing experiences with the team in order for them to grow their games. I can’t wait to get in the gym and start the grind with this team for the 2022 season.”