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New director of Veteran’s Affairs in Newberry County

NEWBERRY – Raleigh Hickman has taken the position of director at the Newberry County Veteran’s Affairs Office. As a veteran himself, serving eight years in the Navy and 15 in the Army, Hickman understands the struggle that veterans go through after leaving the military. He’s driven to help veterans better understand how the VA works and ensure they receive the benefits they need.
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Arrest Report for September 25

Editor's Note: The following information is compiled from arrests records from the Laurens Police Department, Clinton Police Department, Laurens County Sheriff's Office and the Johnson Detention Center. This information is presented with no intent of guilt or innocence. Austin Clayton – Laurens. -Burglary. -Harassment, first degree. Michael Nelson –...

Newberry City Council passes several proclamations

NEWBERRY – Several proclamations were passed last week by Mayor Foster Senn and Newberry City Council as part of their September meeting. The first was recognizing September 15-October 15, 2022, as National Hispanic Heritage month, recognizing the contributions of Hispanic culture in the nation, state and community. Local resident,...

Hall elected to the National Board of Directors of ABWA

NEWBERRY COUNTY — Genice Elkins Hall has been elected to the National Board of Directors of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA). Hall is the founding president of the Women Connecting Women chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) located in Newberry County. She was elected to the nine-member board during the National Women’s Leadership Conference held in Westminster, Colorado along with National President Cheryl Blair. Hall will serve on the National Board of ABWA as District 1 vice president representing South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Driver identified in fatal collision with an 18-wheeler on SC-121

NEWBERRY CO., S.C. (WOLO) – The Newberry County Coroner’s Office has identified a driver in a collision with an 18-wheeler Wednesday. Coroner Laura Kneece says Tevis Mobley, 28, died on SC Highway 121. According to Highway Patrol, after 4:30 a.m., Mobley crossed the center line and hit an...

Wolves Solid in 32-14 Win Over Erskine in Conference Action

NEWBERRY, S.C. – A stout rushing defensive effort from the Newberry College (4-0, 2-0 SAC) football team that kept the visiting Erskine College Flying Fleet to negative rushing yards on the day lifted the Wolves to a 32-14 win at home in conference action on Saturday, September 24. Newberry...
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Editorial: Important lesson from I-26 expansion has nothing to do with roads

We’re so accustomed to big construction projects coming in years if not decades behind schedule (and over budget) that it’s worth taking note when one is ahead of schedule. Particularly when it’s a government project. So we celebrate news that the western-most portion of the I-26 widening...

Lesaine named associate dean for student-athlete success

NEWBERRY — Newberry College recently announced that John Lesaine, Ed.D., will take on a new role as associate dean for student-athlete success. The professor and administrator’s new role will focus on the academic success, career development, leadership, diversity and inclusion of student-athletes. Lesaine will also coordinate athletic retention efforts and first-year academic advising. He has served in a similar capacity in the Center for Student Success since 2019.

Are aqua sweeps allowed on Lake Murray?

LAKE MURRAY SHORES, S.C. — If you haven't heard of them, aqua sweeps are tools that some locals buy and use here on Lake Murray to get rid of the overgrowth, the muck and the debris. They're devices that weigh about 75 pounds. It makes big waves underwater to...

Annual Irmo Okra Strut this weekend

IRMO, SC (WOLO)– It’s time to strut! The 48th annual Irmo Okra Strut is now underway. The event is Saturday September 24th 2022, 9:00am – 10:00pm. It includes live music, crafts and of course food. The Annual Irmo Okra Strut Parade starts at 9am. The Okra Strut...

Adaptive golf tournament slated for Blythewood course

Adaptive golfers from across South Carolina will meet to compete in the Palmetto State Adaptive Golf Open next weekend at Cobblestone Park Golf Club, 1298 University Parkway in Blythewood. The three-day event runs Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2 in partnership with the Range Fore Hope Foundation, a nonprofit...

Blue Hose fall short against Davidson

CLINTON, S.C. – In the 34th edition of the Carolina Border Clash and the Battle for the 1919 Cup, the Presbyterian College football squad fell behind in the early going against rival Davidson before ultimately taking a 56-24 loss under the lights of Bailey Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.

Elston appointed Newberry College ombudsman

NEWBERRY — Newberry College has announced that Timothy G. Elston, Ph.D., associate vice president for academic administration, has been appointed to serve as the institution’s ombudsman. The ombudsman provides impartial advice and information, aids in answering questions, assists in problem-solving, and makes referrals for use of the college’s...

PTC students encouraged to ‘Be Kind’

NEWBERRY COUNTY — What tone do you take when you talk to yourself? One’s inner voice is the narrative only they hear. It has a lot of power, and it is not always rational — or kind. For this reason, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) officials launched the “Be Kind to Your Mind” campaign on the first day of fall classes.

Suspect arrested in Jollystreet Road shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) -A 23-year-old man is facing charges in relation to a July shooting. Rondarius Rasheed Davis was served with arrest warrants for Attempted Murder, Possession of a Firearm During a Violent Crime, and Possession of A Firearm by a Violent Offender. Davis was denied bond on Sept. 19 by a Newberry Magistrate on all charges.

Red Devils saddle Thoroughbreds with 54-28 loss

Clinton’s Keividrick Richardson started the game by bursting up the middle for a 59-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage that proved to be more than just a score. It was a hint of things to come. The unbeaten Red Devils, ranked No. 3 in Class 3A,...

Newberry County TD Club Sept. Players of the Month

The Newberry County Touchdown Club Players of the Month from Newberry High School from left to right: Jared Acosta (defense), Head Coach Cedric Jeter, Shaquil Good (offense). Not pictured Kyon Daniels(special teams). The Newberry County Touchdown Club Players of the Month from Newberry College from left to right: Head Coach...