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                                             Newberry County’s Hometown Newspaper
                                             Newberry County’s Hometown Newspaper                                                                      March 9, 2011
                                                                                                March12, 2012                                                                        Newberry, S.C.
                                                                                                                                                                                      Newberry, S.C.                                                                     March 9, 2011                                                                            Newberry, S.C.
Mayor Senn

Arrest continues in drug bust
Mayor Senn
gatherers to
gatherers to
Cindy Pitts
Senior Reporter
                                           Police Department, Fairfield
                                           County Sheriff ’s Office and
                                                                                     been arrested since press time
                                                                                                                               44, of 2006 Lee St., Newberry,
                                                                                                                               was arrested and charged with
                                                                                                                                                                             n Michael Leon Hiller, 32,
                                                                                                                                                                          of 911 Carver St., Newberry,

    Law enforcement officers
 around the county are continu-
                                           S.C. Law Enforcement Division
                                           began serving the arrest war-
                                           rant across the county.’
                                                                                       n Natasha Sharee Baxley,
                                                                                     23, of Mount Bethel Garmany
                                                                                     Road, Newberry, was arrested
                                                                                                                               distribution of crack cocaine
                                                                                                                               and distribution of crack
                                                                                                                               cocaine in the proximity of a
                                                                                                                                                                          was arrested and charged with
                                                                                                                                                                          distribution of crack cocaine.
                                                                                                                                                                             n Dweldemont Houston, 44,
I Natalie Netzel and in connec-
 ing to arrest people                        The drug bust was part of               and charged with distribution             school.                                    of 846 Pratt St., Newberry, was
 I Natalie the and
Cindy withNetzeldrug bust that
 tion Pitts                                a year long operation by the              of a controlled substance.                  n Shawn Curtis Epps, 31, of              arrested and charged with five
 Cindy PittsThursday.
Staff Writers
 started on                                departments.                                n Garrick Lee Bledose,                  144 Satterwhite St., Whitmire,             counts of distribution of crack
 Staff Writers
    Just after lunch Thursday,
   Mayor Foster Senn en- offi-               On Thursday, 29 of the 62               31, of 268 Old Airport Road,              was arrested and charged with              cocaine and five counts of dis-
    Mayor the Newberry County
 cers from Foster Senn en-
courages              Newberry             suspects in the drug operation            Whitmire, was arrested and                distribution of crack cocaine              tribution of crack cocaine in
 Sheriff to
county ’s Office,today’s
 courages “put              Newberry
                      Newberry             were arrested and on Friday 10            charged with manufacturing                and distribution of crack                  the proximity of a school.
 Policeinto action” today’s
 county Department,for a
ideas          to “put       Whitmire      more were taken into custody.             meth.                                     cocaine in the proximity of a
 Police Department, for
                  action” Prosperity
 ideas into economic fu-a                    The following people have                 n Timothy James Bookman,                park.                                                             See DRUG | 3
 prosperous economic fu-
 ture. morning began with

registration andbegan with
    The morning socializa-
 registrationannual South
tion at the and socializa-
 tion at Rural Summit on
Carolina the annual South

Monday. Rural Summit on
   Newberry’s Mayor Senn
    Newberry’s podium a
brought to theMayor Senn
 brought to the of New-
brief summary podium a
 brief summary of New-
berry County and visions

                                                   Spring has
 berry County and visions
and collaborations for the WELCOME — District 40 Representative Walt McLeod welcomes Governor Nikki Haley to the Firehouse Conference Center Monday. — Staff
                                    WELCOME — District
 and collaborations for the photos by Cindy Pitts 40 Representative Walt McLeod welcomes Governor Nikki Haley to the Firehouse Conference Center Monday. — Staff
county’s future.

renovations Governor promotes economic development in Newberry
 county’s future.
   The Opera House, econ-           photos by Cindy Pitts

            Governor promotes economic development insprung
omy and the House, econ-
    The Opera College all
 omy and mention of all
were madethe College in
 Natalie Netzel
 were speech.
Senn’smade mention of in
 Senn’s did say that unem- I Cindy Pitts
 Staff Writerspeech.
   Senn                                                                        benefits.
    Senn did say that in the I Cindy Pitts                                      benefits.
                                                                                  Those benefits include the idea
ployment is too high unem- Staff Writer
                                                                                   Those benefits include fish in
 ployment is too high in the Staff Writer Nikki Haley prom- of companies being a big the idea
    Newberry             County
              and hopes that
county District is looking Governor
                                                                                  small pond being a big fish in
 county and hopes that ised to bringNikki Haley prom- aof companiesand becoming the
 School                                                                                                                                                                  Spring is blooming in Newberry
these rates will change ina            Governor business to rural
 towards an will change in ised to bring business to rural heart and soul of the town. the
                   upgrade in                                                   a small pond and becoming                                                                County like the many jasmines in
 these rates
the future. their buildings. areas during a stop today at the
                                                                                heart added companies see that                                                           woods and beside roadways. With the
 couple of
 the future.
   He also spoke of interac- Rural Summita at the Firehouse
                                    areas during stop today at the                She and soul of the town.
    Currently the of interac-
                       district is                                                 She addedpeople are “not too
                                                                                                 companies see that                                                      time change yesterday the days will
tiveness planning process Conference Center in Newberry. in rural areas
    He also spoke
 in the with Newberry
                                    Rural Summit at the Firehouse                                                                                                        also seem longer and this despite it
                                                                                in rural areas people are “not too
College and how the city Conference Center theNewberry. busy for a neighbor to help a
 tiveness with Newberry Haley spoke to in sold out
 of examining renovations                                                                                                                                                being mid-March week expect warm
                                                                                busy for a neighbor to help a
needs for Newberry High crowd saying when she thinksout neighbor.”
 College and how the city
 plans to use what we                  Haley spoke to the sold of                                                                                                        temperatures in the 70s and 80s.
 needs to would be we crowd saying when she thinks of neighbor.” Newberry as an ex-
have, whichuse what the rural areas she thinks of home.                           Haley used
 School and their adminis-                                                         Haley used Newberry ason its  an ex-
 have, which would be the The Governor added that the ample of an area focusing
college. office.
 tration                            rural areas she thinks of home.                                                                                                      Cindy Pitts| The Observer
                                                                                ample and told the crowd that
 college. district is work- rural area is one of the great parts beauty of an area focusing on its
   In fact, underway will The Governor added that the
    The                                                                         beauty and told the crowd that
comewith remodelingcon- of the area is one of the great parts town must be pretty to attract
    In the Cumming of
 ing fact, underway will rural state.
 come the remodeling of of the state.
the last standing textile
 struction management “We’re going to change the
                                                                                town must be
                                                                               new industry. pretty to attract
                                                                                new industry.come to your rural
                                                                                  “When they
 the last standing major
mill in Newberry. textile face of rural South change the
 group who oversees                    “We’re going to Carolina,”
 mill in Newberry. the proj- Haleyof rural South Carolina,”                        “When they come to your rural
                                                                               area, it has to be a pretty place.
 renovations with become face said. “It is now going to
   The old mill will
                                                                                area, it has to be a pretty place.
    The old mill will college becomesaid. “It is now going to They love the fact that it has that
 ects and the for         become Haley those lucky little gems
part dormitory district has
                                                                                They love the fact that it has that
students with them college that people didn’t know wegems small-town charm,” she said. For
 part dormitory for for the become those lucky little had
 worked and apartments
 students and according to because we’re going to shine a                       small-town charm,” she said. For
                                                                               towns that don’t have that, she
 last 10 years, apartments that people didn’t know we had
on the other side.
                                                                                towns that don’t have that, she
            other side. School because we’re going to shine a said much of it could be done
 on the project has no set light on it.”
 Newberry County
                                                                                said volunteer work: “Let’s
 District Superintendent light on it.” admits there are with much of it could be done AN ORCHID BY ANY OTHER NAME — Carter and Holmes President
    The project has no set While she
date yet.
                                                                                with volunteer work: “Let’s AN ORCHID BY ANY OTHER NAME — Carter and Holmes President

                                         BJ Young national runner-up
 Bennie closed his speech challengesshe be faced there are make the town pretty.”
 date yet.
   Senn Bennett.                       While to admits to bring                                                          Mac Holmes, right, honors Governor Nikki Haley by naming an orchid
    In addition to work- challenges to be faced to bring make the town pretty.”
    Senn closed his speech business and industry to rural                                                                  Mac Holmes, right, will be Governor Nikki Haley by naming an
                                                                                                                         after her. The plants honors flowering in a couple of years at the orchid
I See SUMMIT, page 10they communities that there are rural I See GOVERNOR, page 10
 ing with Cumming,                  business and industry to also                                                          after her. The plants will
                                                                                                                         Newberry greenhouse. be flowering in a couple of years at the
 are also working with communities that there are also I See GOVERNOR, page 10
 I See SUMMIT, page 10                                                                                                     Newberry greenhouse.
 the architectural firm,
 McMillian, Pazdan and
    At the school board’s
 last meeting on Feb. 27,
 a majority of the board
 voted to move forward
                                                          Wolves finish fifth at NCAA Tournament
 with plans for a new                     BJ Young’s national Parkside tied for sixth
 administration building.              runner-up finish at at 45.5 points in a field
    According to Bennett,              141-pounds highlighted which was tightly con-
 there is still much discus-           Newberry College’s fifth- tested following the top
 sion and planning that will           place finish at the NCAA two teams.
 take place during the bud-            Division II National                 The fifth place finish
 get work sessions.                    Tournament on Saturday marks the second-high-
    As far as cost goes,               night.                           est team finish in the
 Bennett says that the                    The Wolves finished school’s history and the
 board motioned to make                with 46.0 team points. fifth consecutive year
 this decision because it              N e b r a s k a - K e a r n e y in the top eight of the
 was going to cost as much             earned the national nation.
 to renovate the current               championship with 107                Young earned national
QUIZ TIME - Mid-Carolina High history teacher, Jeffrey Eargle,
                                       points, while St. Cloud runner-up honors for the
                  Martin Street
 facility on- Mid-Carolina High history teacher, Jeffrey Eargle,
administers a quiz after a brief lecture on prohibition to one of
 as it would be after a Staff State Natalie Netzel
 administers a quiz to build a photo bywas runner-up with second consecutive sea-
his U.S. History classes.— brief lecture on prohibition to one of
 new building.                         95 points. Grand Canyon son after a second place

   Eargle ‘makes
 his U.S. History classes.— Staff photo by Natalie Netzel
                                       and Findlay tied for third finish at 133-pounds in

   Eargle ‘makes
    There is no location set
 for a possible new build-             with 58 points, with 2011. He advanced to
 ing, but Bennett says                 Newberry in fifth. Upper

history come alive’
 they are exploring several            Iowa and Wisconsin-                    See WRESTLING | 3 BJ Young pins the national runner-up spot in wrestling.

history come alive’
                                                   LENT pays restitution to county
                                         Lending Tree suit IS HERE
    This project along with
 Newberry High renova-
Jeffrey Eargle finalist in Teacher of Year campaign
 tions come at the end of
 Jeffrey Eargle finalist in Teacher of Year campaign
 the $77 million building
 plan that started more intendent of Eduation
I Natalie Netzel
 I Natalie Netzel                    intendent of Eduation IMPOSITION OF ASHES — Every year during Ash Wednesday, pastors put
 than five years ago as part Dr. Mick Zais.
Staff Writer                                                             IMPOSITION OF foreheads Every year during Ash Christ s death and also
                                                                        ashes on people s ASHES — as a reminder of Jesus Wednesday, pastors put
 Staff Writer                                    Zais.
                                     Dr. Mickis one of five fi-
   Jeffrey Eargle knows
 of the NICE (Newberry                                                           that Lending Tree as working
                                                                         ashes on people s foreheads was reminder of to the sixth s death and also
                                       Cindy is one of five fi- to welcome Lent. Ash Wednesdayais dated backJesus Christ century and any-
                                        Earglevying for the
 Investing Eargle knows nalistsReporter
    Jeffrey in secret.
how to keep a         Children’s       Senior                                    for Lent. a Wednesday is Above,
                                                                         to may come to any church service. dated back to the sixth Church of the
                                                                        onewelcomethem,Ashbelief that was mis- at the Lutheran century and any-
                  project. Little nalists vying for of
 Education)Mid-Carolina state’s annual Teacher the Redeemercome to any church service. Above,Seymour, imposes ashesof the
 how to keep a secret.
                                                                         one may in Newberry, interim Pastor, David at the Lutheran Church on a
                                                                                 leading at best.”
 Mountain Mid-Carolina state’s lawsuit Teacher of lend-people. in Newberry,right are Pastor, suit, Seymour,Administrative on a
High history Elementary, the Year competition.
    The             teacher re-           A
                                              annual                     Redeemer          left                   David
                                                                                                   interim volunteer                imposes ashes
                                                         against a few people.Fromthe to and Church SextonKay Porter, Administrative by
                                                                                   After        solicitors filed
 High history teacher and
 Pomaria-Garmany Feb.         re-    the Year competition.               few
                                              Zais called resulted in Lending left to agreed to pay Porter,
                                      “Dr. company has and              Assistant Mary Williams right are volunteer KayBrown. — Staff Photo
                                                                                      From                           Bill
ceived a phone call                    ing                              Natalie Netzel. FATTree and Church right, Ben Dukes flips pancakes at by
                                                                                              TUESDAY — At Sexton Bill Brown. — Staff Photo
                                                                         Assistant Mary Williams
 ceived a phone6 call Feb.
25 at around Prosperity-
 additions to            in the        Newberry County and Epting United Methodist millionlastAt right, Ben many churches aroudn the
                                        “Dr. Zais called
                                                                  gettingNataliemore than $3 Church — a state- his Dukes flips pancakes at
                                                                                  Netzel. FAT TUESDAY in night as
eveningaroundmost recent I See TEACHER, page 77
 Rikard from 6 in the
 25 at are theS.C. Super-              check for more than $10,000.      Epting wide settlement.
                                                                                 United Methodist Church last night as his many churches aroudn the
                                                                        county began to prepare for the Lent season. — Staff Photo by Cindy Pitts.
 evening from S.C. Super- I See TEACHER, page

 projects under this plan.                                                 in
                                          In 2008, all 16 solicitorscounty began to prepare for the Lent season. — Staff Photo by Cindy Pitts.
                                                                                   The settlement is being

 Newberry Elementary was               the state filed a suit against divided in each county by the
 a major renovation project

                                       Lending Tree for failure to number of loans that were
                                       make disclosures that are closed in the county.
                See SCHOOL | 2         required by state law for bro-              As a result of loans closed in
                                       kers doing business in South Newberry County, $10,564.95
                                       Carolina.                                 has been awarded to the county
                                          “At the time it was alleged and last week Peace gave the
                                       that Lending Tree misrepre- county the first of two settle-
                                       sented to consumers their ment checks in the amount of
                                       mortgage applications would $4,437.28.
                                       be competitively shopped for                The second payment will be
                                       the best rate,” said Eighth made later in the year, said                                                                                         Cindy Pitts| The Observer
                                       Circuit Solicitor Jerry Peace.                                                     Eighth Circuit Solicitor Jerry Peace, right, presents Newberry County Finance Director
                                       “This led consumers to believe                            See LENDING | 2 Debbie Cromer with a check for the county’s portion of the Lending Tree settlement.
                                         CONTACT US: Phone 276-0625 • Fax 276-1517 •
                                         CONTACT US: Phone 276-0625 • Fax 276-1517 •
PAGE 2 n THE NEWBERRY OBSERVER – Monday, March 12, 2012

         Lee Bell                         Newberry passed away           Saturday, March 10 at                       of the late Albert Franklin   voiced that they will         Funeral services were
   AUGUSTA, GA. —                         in her home on March           Rivermont Presbyterian                      Barbee Sr. and Martha         always cherish and for-     held at New Hope United
Funeral services for Mr.                  8, 2012 in Chattanooga,        Church. Graveside funer-                    Ellen Burris Barbee.          ever remember her gen-      Methodist Church on
Lee Bell, age 75, will be                 Tenn.                          al services will be in held                   She graduated from          erosity. As long as her     Sunday, March 11, 2011,
conducted on Tuesday,                       Mrs. Davis attended          on Monday, March 12                         Monticello High School        health permitted, she       at 2 p.m. conducted by
March 13, 2012, at 11                     Agnes Scott College            at 11 a.m. in Rosemont                      in 1936. On June 5, 1937,     crocheted and no one        Pastor Suzanne Walker.
a.m. at Pratt Funeral                     and was a graduate of          Cemetery, Newberry by                       she married Jacob Lester      ever visited her that did   Burial followed in the
Home Chapel. Burial will                  Newberry         College.      the Rev. Dr. Mitchell                       Rawls. Lester passed          not leave with a piece or   church cemetery. The
follow in Fort Jackson                    She worked at the              VanMetre.                                   away in 1998 after 61         two of her doilies.         family will be at the home
National Cemetery.                        American National Bank            On line condolences                      years of married life.          She leaves to cher-       of Johnnie and Wanda
   Mr. Bell passed away                   in Chattanooga for 10          may be sent to the fam-                       Zelma was the oldest        ish her memory three        Son at 2109 Old Dutch
on Wednesday, March 7,                    years. She also worked as      ily at www.whitakerfuner-                   member of New Hope            daughters and sons-in-      Road, Little Mountain
2012, at his home. Born                   a child care attendant at or to www.                       Methodist Church, hav-        law, Martha and Tommy       and greeted friends at the
in Augusta, Ga., he was                   Early Learning Center of       chattanooganorthchapel.                     ing served on numerous        Glenn of Jenkinsville,      educational building after
the son of the late Charlie               Rivermont Presbyterian         com.                                        committees. As a young        Zalia     and     Stanley   the service.
Bell and the late Alice                   Church for 13 years               Whitaker        Funeral                  member, she taught the        Hawkins of Pomaria and        Memorials may be
Davis Bell. He was a                      until her retirement in        Home of Newberry and                        junior Sunday school          Wanda and Johnnie Son       given to New Hope
member of the Blue Stars                  2009. Mrs. Davis was a         Chattanooga        Funeral                  class and sang in the choir   of Little Mountain; seven   United Methodist Church
Gospel Singing Group                      member of Rivermont            Home Crematory, North                       for many years. She was       grandchildren, Carmen       c/o Robert Davis, 256
and an Army veteran.                      Presbyterian       Church      Chapel are assisting the                    a member of the United        Glenn (Marion) Barnes,      Graham Cemetery Road,
   Mr. Bell was prede-                    where was a member of          family.                                     Methodist Women and           Ellen Hawkins (Gen)         Pomaria, SC 29126 or the
ceased by his wife, Lillie                the women’s circle. She                                                    served as president for       Baker, Henry Lester         charity of one’s choice.
Bell.                                     was a devoted wife, moth-          Tony Ezell Lyles                        several terms. She and        (Lisa) Glenn, Beverly         Special thanks are
   Surviving are one                      er, sister and friend and        NEWBERRY              —                   her husband served as         Hawkins       Boulware,     given to the staffs
daughter, Mary J. Hobbs                   will be sadly missed.          Funeral services for Mr.                    the communion stewards        Russell Dean (Kelly)        of Springfield Place,
of Augusta, Ga.; two                        Mrs. Davis is preced-        Tony Ezell Lyles, age                       for 50 years. She was         Hawkins, Johnette Son       Newberry        Memorial
sons, Michael Wade Bell                   ed in death by her par-        51, will be conducted on                    a member of the golden        (Dennis)      Ballentine    Hospital and Tri-County
Sr. of Loganville, Ga.;                   ents, James Richard and        Wednesday, March 14,                        agers. She was a wonder-      and Alison Son (David)      Hospice as well as to
Bobby L. Bell of Atlanta,                 Ella Bowman Leavell of         2012, at 2 p.m. at James                    ful cook and most of the      Fulmer; 11 great-grand-     her doctors, Dr. Donald
Ga.; one sister, Gloria                   Newberry and her hus-          Hopewell Baptist Church.                    grandchildren enjoy her       children, Amber Baker       Alexander, Dr. James
Mitchell of Augusta, Ga.;                 band, Bill M. Davis. She       Burial will follow in the                   recipes.                      (David) Parker, Angela      Phillips and staff and Dr.
one brother, Thomas Bell                  is survived by her son,        church cemetery.                              Most of her adult life      Baker, Hunter Glenn,        Alan Paysinger.
(Jean) of Austin, Texas;                  Richard Vann Davis of            Send condolences to                       she was a homemaker           Jacob Barnes, Logan           Active pallbearers will
12 grandchildren, seven                   Chattanooga,        Tenn.;                            always home to care for       Boulware,        Bridger    be Robert Davis, Matt
great-grandchildren, one                  her sister, Mrs. Charles         Funeral        services                   her girls and helping to      Boulware, Austin Fulmer,    Ruff, Frank Barbee,
daughter-in-law, one son-                 W. (Betty) Gibson Jr.of        entrusted to F. B. Pratt &                  care for the grandchil-       Christopher       Fulmer,   Buddy Livingston, Dean
in-law, other relatives and               Long Beach, Miss.; her         Son Funeral Home, Inc.                      dren.                         Andrew Ballentine, Erin     Trapp, Shane Livingston,
friends.                                  nieces, Mrs. Rex (Beth)                                                      She was an accom-           Ballentine and Danielle     Terry Rawls and Ray
   Send condolences to                    Death of Long Beach,            Zelma Odessa Barbee                        plished seamstress mak-       Ballentine and two great-   Doolittle.                          Miss. and Mrs. Garry                    Rawls                              ing clothes for her girls     great-grandchildren, Zury     The grandchildren and
   Services entrusted to                  (Cathy) San Antonio of           POMARIA — Zelma                           and the grandchildren.        Madison Parker and          great-grandchildren will
F. B. Pratt & Son Funeral                 Greenville, Texas; her         Odessa Barbee Rawls,                        She volunteered at school     Marshall Starnes Parker.    honor her as her honor-
Home, Inc.                                nephew, James Leavell          93, died Friday, March                      making costumes for             Mrs. Rawls was the        ary pallbearers.
                                          Gibson of Heath, Texas;        9, 2012.                                    plays and operettas.          last surviving sibling of     McSwain-Evans
 Evelyn Wood Leavell                      and two great-nieces, five       Born on Aug. 14, 1918,                      She especially enjoyed      seven having been pre-      Funeral Home is entrust-
         Davis                            great-nephews, and five        in Pageland, she lived her                  quilting and giving quilts    deceased by brothers,       ed with the arrange-
  C H AT TA N O O GA ,                    great-great-nieces and         early years in Pageland                     to friends and family         Johnnie, A.F., Marvin       ments. A memorial mes-
TENN. — Evelyn Wood                       nephews.                       and Concord, N.C. before                    members. Quite a few of       and Buddy Barbee and        sage may be written
Leavell   Davis,   82,                      Memorial       services      moving to Dawkins at age                    her pastors have been         sisters, Pauline Parker     to the family at www.
born July 10, 1929, in                    were held at 11 a.m. on        8. She was the daughter                     given a quilt and have        and Louise Hord   

                                                                                                                      Vienna Boys Choir to
Jail lOg
  The following persons were booked                      goods without a license.
into the Newberry County Detention                         Christopher Pontes, 38, was arrested
Center. All persons are innocent until                   and charged with peddling goods with-

                                                                                                                      perform at opera house
proven guilty.                                           out a license and possession of mari-
  Newberry Police                                          Monique Shauntee Herbert, 20, was
  Marco Tulio Garcia Shanchez, 28,                       arrested and charged with disorderly
was arrested and charged with driving                    conduct.
without a license.                                         Javone Dewayne Koonce, 20, was
  Michael Chad Felker, 37, was arrested                  arrested and charged with disorderly                           The incomparable
and charged with drinking alcohol in                     conduct.                                                     Vienna Boys Choir
public.                                                                                                               returns to Newberry to
                                                           Whitmire Police                                            present their concert
  Newberry County Sheriff’s Office                         Preston Maurice Neal, 28, was arrest-                      at the Newberry Opera
  Jamie Christopher Edmonds, 26, was                     ed and charged with trespassing, petit                       House for one presen-
arrested and charged with peddling                       larceny and resisting arrest.                                tation, Thursday at 8
                                                                                                                        The famed Vienna

School                                                                                                                Boys Choir delights
                                                                                                                      music lovers across the
                                                                                                                      globe with their puri-
From page 1                                                                                                           ty of tone, distinctive
that the firm worked on.                                                                                              charm and a diverse,
  Bennett says that                        The major projects            School                                       crowd –pleasing rep-
because of projects com-                   below have been               Reuben Elementary                            ertoire. Their perfor-
ing under budget, the                      completed with the            School                                       mance will feature
district decided to pro-                   NICE (Newberry In-            Mid-Carolina Middle                          sacred works to secular
ceed with these two                                                                                                   arts. You can expect to
additional projects.
                                           vesting in Children’s         School                                       hear anything from the
  Bennett says that                        Eduation) funds from          Renovations and                              masterpieces of great
regardless of whether                      2005 to present.              Additions                                    composers to charming
they build a new admin-                    The projects under            Boundary Street                              folk music.
istration building, it’s                   the $77 million plan,         Elementary School                              The Vienna Boys
important to have as                       which started more            Little Mountain El-                          Choir is made up of 14
many of the district                       than five years ago,          ementary School                              to 20 boys between the
employees in one loca-                     have all been done            Pomaria - Garmany                            ages of 10 to 14.
tion as possible.                                                                                                       They were founded
  He says that employ-                     under the NICE                Elementary School                            in Austria over five
ees are housed in sev-                     project.                      Prosperity-Rikard                            hundred years ago; the
eral offices including                     Renovations/Up-               Elementary School                            oldest boys’ choir in
the Newberry County                        grades (Such as               Whitmire Commu-                              the world embraces            Vienna Boys Choir
Career Center Learning                     HVAC, lighting,               nity School                                  both old tradition and
Center and the base-                       windows, doors,               New Construction                             new vision.                   tone, fine diction and       Tickets are available
ment of the old Gallman                    etc.)                         Mid-Carolina High                              From their first            excellent command of       at the Newberry Opera
school.                                                                                                               notes, the boys will          sound are outstanding.     House box office. For
  By freeing up space                      Newberry High                 School
                                                                                                                      captivate the audience          The boys’ solo tal-
in the learning center,                                                                                                                                                        reservations call 276-
                                                                                                                      with their breathtak-         ents as well as com-
they would have more                                                                                                  ingly beautiful singing.      bined choir enhance a      6264 or visit online at
space for career center                     In fact, Bennett says,       June 4. All meetings are                                                                              www.newberryopera-
                                          “We hope to start a lot        at 6 p.m. in the career                        Their      incredible       truly remarkable and
classes and the technol-                                                                                              musicality, clarity of        spectacular show.
ogy employees in the old                  of work at Newberry            center’s learning center.
Gallman would have less                   High during the summer           The next school board
issues with their serv-                   when students are out.         meeting is March 26 at
ers and other technical                   That’s our goal.”              7:30 p.m. in the career
equipment.                                  The school district’s        center’s learning center.
  As far as Newberry                      budget work sessions
High renovations go,                      are slated for April 16
                                          and May 14 and there
                                                                         Reach Natalie Netzel at 276-0625, ext.
                                                                         109, or at nnetzel@heartlandpublications.
                                                                                                                                              Lauren and TJ Senn proudly
Bennett says that the
main projects include
the entrance of the build-
                                          is a public meeting on         com
                                                                                                                                                 announce the birth of
ing, the science labs and
the mini theater.
                                                                                                                                                 their daughter, Shelby
  By providing a reno-
vated front entrance to
                                                                                                                                                 Brooke Senn. She was
the high school, the cam-
pus will be more secure.                              Maintenance Team Leader                                                                  born February 2, 2012. Her
                                           Requirements: Minimum of 5 years managerial experience
                                                                                                                                               grandparents are Rick and
Lending                                    in the maintenance / engineering field.
                                           Engineering or similar degree a strong plus. Required:                                               Lynn Dowd and Ty Senn
From page 1                                strong leadership skills, experience managing capital
Peace.                                     projects, strong budget management skills, good attitude                                            and Robin Morris. Maternal
   “It is important to note
that Lending Tree changed                  and aptitude for process improvement. Prefer individual                              great grandparents are Mildred Haile and
its disclosures to comply                  with strengths in several of the following areas: Ammonia
with South Carolina law,”
added Peace. “I want the
                                           Refrigeration, Industrial Electrical, PLCs, Industrial                            the late Howard Coates and Joan and Harold
                                           Mechanical, Project Management.
citizens to know that I
will do everything in my                                              AA/EOE
                                                                                                                              Dowd. Paternal great grandparents are The
power to protect them
from criminals and other
                                                       Please fax resumes to 210-444-7442                                      late Tyrus and Christina Senn and the late
alleged unscrupulous or                               or mail them to: c/o Human Resources
                                                                                                                                    Thomas Morris and Sadie Morris.
questionable activity.”
                                                 Pioneer Frozen Foods
Reach Cindy Pitts at cpitts@newberryob- or 276-0625 ext. 108.                    P.O. Box 89 • Prosperity, SC 29127
                                                                                                THE NEWBERRY OBSERVER – Monday, March 12, 2012 n PAGE 3

                                                                                                                                                           Hit and run
                                                                                                                                                           leaves pole
                                                                                                                                                           Cindy Pitts
                                                                                                                                                           Senior Reporter

                                                                                                                                                              An alleged underage drinker was
                                                                                                                                                           arrested early Friday morning after
                                                                                                                                                           snapping a utility pole and leaving
                                                                                                                                                           the scene.
                                                                                                                                                              William Fayne Hess, 20, of Main
                                                                                                                                                           Street, Prosperity, was driving on
                                                                                                                                                           Glenn Street near Main Street when
                                                                                                                                                           he clipped a utility pole causing it
                                                                                                                                                           to break in three places, according
                                                                                                                                                           to reports.
                                                                                                                       Derik Vanderford|Heartland Press       Newberry police were patrolling
Haleigh Babb (student at Whitmire Community School) receives her Junior Scholars certificate from USC Union Dean Dr. Stephen Lowe.                         around 3:30 a.m. when they spotted
                                                                                                                                                           the broken pole and noticed pieces
                                                                                                                                                           of a car around it. Officers then went

Union honors junior scholars
                                                                                                                                                           hunting for the vehicle.
                                                                                                                                                              Officers drove to Highway 34
                                                                                                                                                           By-Pass where they spotted Hess’
                                                                                                                                                           car blocking the road and him out-
                                                                                                                                                           side the GMC Jimmy holding his
                                                                                                                                                           hands up at traffic.
                                                                                                                                                              Hess told officers he had hit a
                                                                                                                                                           deer. Officers were not able to finds
                                                                                                                                                           signs of Hess hitting a deer but did
                                                                                                                                                           find a piece of the telephone pole on
                                                                                                                                                           top of the SUV.
                                                                                                                                                              Newberry Police Sgt. Chuck
                                                                                                                                                           Rogers said Hess had a blood alco-
                                                                                                                                                           hol content of .19 at the time of his
                                                                                                                                                           arrest which is over twice the legal
                                                                                                                                                              Officers also found a cooler full of
                                                                                                                                                           beer in Hess’ vehicle.
                                                                                                                                                              Hess was arrested and charged
                                                                                                                                                           with driving under the influence,
                                                                                                                                                           minor in possession of alcohol, fail-
                                                                                                                                                           ure to report striking fixtures on the
                                                                                                 USC Union hosted a program and reception honor-           side of the road and depositing of
                                                                                                 ing the 2011-2012 junior scholars last night. The         waste in an unsanitary manner for
Malik Cromer (student at Newberry High School) receives his Junior Scholars certificate from USC                                                           throwing up in a patrol car.
                                                                                                 keynote speaker was Miss South Carolina Bree
Union Dean Dr. Stephen Lowe.                                                                                                                                  While the electricity was not lost
                                                                                                                                                           after the wreck, phone service was.
                                                                                                                                                              The pole belonged to a phone
Drug                                                                                                                                                       company.

From page 1
  n David Allen Jeter, 28, of 16-1
Subertown Lane, Whitmire, was arrest-
ed and charged with second offense
distribution of crack cocaine and distri-
bution of crack cocaine in the proximity
of a school.
  n Latechia Shante Sims, 42, of
709 Pope St., Newberry, was arrest-
ed and charged with distribution of
crack cocaine and distribution of crack                  Baxley               Bledsoe            Bookman           Epps                 Hiller
cocaine in the proximity of a school.
  n Keith Daniel Smith, 23, of 682
Bush River Road, Newberry, was arrest-
ed and charged with distribution of
crack cocaine and distribution of crack
cocaine in the proximity of a school.
  n James Jerod Werts, 41, of 2605
Pine St., Newberry, was arrested and
charged with distribution of crack
                                                         Houston              Jackson            Sims              Smith                Werts

From page 1
the championship match              in a season in program                 Dillon Bera, with a Bera      down again to send him          two-time All-American               two-time national runner-
with a 7-2 win by deci-             history.                               takedown in the first         to the fifth place match.       Elkins, four-time nation-           up BJ Young, 2012 All-
sion over Trevor Johnson               Newberry’s other three              period and a point for        In that match, Sheehy           al qualifier Matt Oliver,           Americans Taylor Knapp
from the University of              All-Americans also had                 riding time at the end of     was handed sixth place          two-time national quali-            and Travis Sheehy and
Mary. The bout was                  solid days from the wres-              the bout providing the        after Findlay’s Michael         fiers Zach Anderson and             Deral Brown and Mitch
tied 2-2 after one                           tleback brackets              final difference.             Lybarger pinned him in          Sean Byrnes and this                Brown, who should be
period but Young                             as Taylor Knapp                  Knapp completes his        the first period.               year’s national quali-              national contenders once
escaped from the                             (Lawrenceville,               first season at Newberry         Sheehy completes his         fier at 125-pounds in Jon           again despite seeing
down position and                            Ga.)                 fin-     with a 24-11 record with      first season at Newberry        Cronin.                             their seasons come to an
earned a takedown                            ished fourth at               two more seasons to           with a 36-12 record,               Returning for the                early end at the regional
in the second peri-                          157-pounds,                   wrestle for the Wolves.       tying Young for the fifth-      Wolves in 2012-13 are               tournament.
od to take the lead                          Travis         Sheehy            Sheehy started his day     most wins in a season in

                                                                                                                                         ADVERTISING SALES
and clinched the                             (Suwanee, Ga.)                off in the championship       the school’s history.
finals appearance                            finished           sixth      semifinals, where he ran         Elkins started off in the
with a third period                          at       174-pounds           into Grand Canyon’s           third consolation round,
takedown.                   Young            and Jake Elkins               Victor Carazo who would       and was defeated by a 4-0        Heartland Publications is seeking two experienced
   U n f o r t u n at e l y                  (Trussville, Ala.)            go on to claim the nation-    decision by Upper Iowa’s         salesperson to sell newspaper advertising in our
for Young, the champion-            finished seventh at heavy-             al title in his weight        Zach Rosol to send him           award-winning publications in South Carolina area.
ship bout did not go as             weight.                                class. Carazo had defeat-     to the seventh-place bout.       The ideal cadidate will be experienced in cold-calling,
well. After trailing 2-1               Knapp started his                   ed Sheehy by a 7-2 deci-         Elkins went into over-
entering the second peri-           day with a 10-6 deci-                  sion in the Grand Canyon      time for the third of his        appointment setting, and have excellent verbal and
od, Young chose the down            sion over Limestone’s                  Duals on New Year’s Eve,      five bouts at nationals,         written communication skills. Media sales experience
position in an attempt to           Jeremy Bommarito to                    and did so again by the       but in the third over-           helpful. We have openings for aggressive sales cadidates
escape and tie the bout.            move on to the consola-                same score in the semis.      time period against West         at publications throughout South Carolina. You’ll work
However,            Nebraska-       tion semifinals. In that                  In the consolation         Liberty’s JD Ramsey, the         with existing advertising customers and also gain new
Kearney’s Dalton Jensen             round, Knapp faced off                 semifinals, Sheehy was        senior quickly escaped           businesses by selling advertising in our newspaper and
used the top position to            with Ouachita Baptist’s                the tough luck loser,         and earned a takedown            related printer products. As a member of our sales
tilt Young into a pin at            Bobby Williams, who had                as he was hit with two        and a three-point nearfall
the 4:18 mark and hand              defeated Knapp by one                  stalling calls in the third   to earn an 8-3 decision.         teams you’ll receive on-going training and Professional
Young second place.                 point in the first round               period, giving Western           Elkins finished his           development as well as recognition for outstanding per-
   Young completes his              Friday. Knapp earned his               State’s Elliot Copeland       senior season with a 26-8        formance. the Ideal candidate will possess knowledge
season with a 36-10                 revenge and moved on                   a penalty point with 24       record and two consecu-          and experience in the following areas: Personal sales
record and is 70-25 in              to the third place match               seconds left. Copeland        tive All-American honors         skills-The ability to work stringent deadlines-The abil-
just two seasons, on                with a win by pinfall at               took Sheehy down with         and a career record of           ity to handle multiple projects. Compensation includes
pace to challenge Bryant            the 1:01 mark.                         20 seconds left and only      76-30.                           salary plus commission program and a solid benefit
Blanton for the school’s               In the third place                  Sheehy’s point for rid-          The future is still
all-time wins mark. His             match, Knapp was defeat-               ing time sent the bout to     bright for the Wolves            package. As a member of Heartland Publications we
36 victories this season            ed by a 5-2 decision to                overtime. In 30 seconds,      despite the loss of five         also offer excellent opportunities for advancement with-
ties for the fifth most             Wi s c o n s i n - P a rk s i d e ’s   Copeland took Sheehy          senior starters including        in the company.

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The first fresh
     “Should weather the vegetable is cooked
   When warm the school district build
 a new administration same day. If cooking
begins to be steady, that is the building?”
the indication that fresh the same day is not possi-
The response:
asparagus will soon be ble, store it at home by
available in our area.                      washing in gently under
   Asparagus is fairly ex- 	 running water to remove
     Yes	 	               	                        51
pensive 	 during 	 winter 	 any grit and then wrap-
     No	                                           125
months.                                     ping a moist paper towel
ButThis week’s question: around the cut end of the
Spring ar-
rives, the law enforcement officers be
price fallsto pass a physical fitness test?”
 required                                   Around the Table
to aYES	 	                	             	     with Rhonda Matthews
                                                   VOTE	NOW
able level
     NO	 	                	             	          VOTE	NOW
                                              Rhonda Matthews is a Clemson University
and aspara-                                        Food Safety and Nutrition Educator
gus—	Each	week	we	feature	a	short	answer,	poll	question	which	Ob-
 server	reporters	have	asked	citizens. stalks before placing the
pers         are
able to enjoy the vegetable bundle in the refrigerator.
     —	Have	your	own	question	you	want	asked?	E-mail	nbonews@	with	“Poll	Q”	in	the	subject	line. the manner, as-
in abundance.                               Stored in
     —	TO	VOTE:	Go	online	at	or	stop	in	at	
   The nutritional attrib- paragus will remain in
 our	front	desk	in	our	Main	Street	office.	You	can	also	“like”	The	Observer’s	
utes of asparagus are as good condition for at least
 page	on	Facebook	by	clicking	the	thumbs	up	sign	and	vote	there.
appealing as its flavor. 6 3 days.
spears, a typical serving                      Asparagus is easy to
size, have only 22 calories cook. Make sure to trim
and about 60% the daily away the woody, lower
                                                                                                   March madness
13 reasons
requirement for folic acid. portion of the stem prior
Folic acid, one of the B vi- to cooking. There is no

                                                                                        happenings in Whitmire
tamins, is best known for amount of cooking that
the role it plays in neural will suffice to make the
tube defect prevention in woody portion an accept-
during pregnancy.                           able texture.                               LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

to support
   When purchasing fresh                       When ready for cook-
                                                                                          Hello everyone.                   coming months, due to                 ty during the Civil Rights            local stores for a deposit.
asparagus, look for bun- ing, fresh asparagus is
dles with stalks that are best when given minimal
                                                                                        Reminding readersto an upgrade in the 911from county as they ing to 1hours and will begin keeping
                                                                                          Lots of local news of          Observations Movement,            helped
                                                                                                                                                           regular I could smell the familiar
                                                                                                                                                                       seven days a week in an
                                                                                        talk about, first on to numbering system. This local African-Americans tosmells some of those shop-
                                                                                                                                                           attempt attract of the neighbor-
approximately the same preparation.
diameter. This will ensure boiling, roasting, mi-
                                                                      Sautéing,         dangers plants pose toispets council’s Blue Laws discussion pers into their establishments.gazed at
                                                                                        the birthday wishes from  to ensure accurate loca- secure employment with hood stores as I
                                                                                       Gottrocks The Birthday tion and timely arrival J. P. Stevens Company is bottles from for theCola,     This       fine, except Dixie em-
that the stalks cook in the crowaving, and grilling                                     To the Editor:                                   Dear Editor,
                                                                                        Fairy. Happy           birthday for ambulance, fire and in the mid-sixties, and who work for these compa-
                                                                                                                                                                                          ployees      King Kist, Orangelite,
same amount of time. As- are all options. When suf-
                                                                                       toAs warmerRogers, approaches
                                                                                             Fran G. weather                        policeLast night (Wednesday, March 2) nies that regularlySandys church on
                                                                                                                                              services.         for Epps Diner, their Botl-o ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    attend Chocolate
paragus tips should be ficient heat has been ap-                                      and planting flowers and shrubs be- The            I attended the Newberry County
   During            the       first people and cause future                           Connie B. Wix,                                            Whitmire community oriented res- before reporting for jobs
                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday and Sunnylaine Dairy. I
tightly closed with ab- plied to the vegetable, it                                    come more a part of our schedules, Council meeting. taurant and game room also learned that neigh-
three months of 2012, sales.                                                           Grace             Bradley,                   Jaycees will host
solutely no signs of decay will turn brilliant green
the Newberry County                           Then there are the                      the members of the Newberry
                                                                                       Darlene             Styles,                  their One of the mainfor youth. The calendars boring towns and com-
                                                                                                                                              annual com-        topics was the they so badly need.
(slick or mushy.)
Chamber of Commerce advertising opportuni- aand be tender crisp. Just                 County Humane Society would like abolishment of “Bluesent to all schools in folks will most probably
                                                                                       John           McCarley,                     munity wide Easter are Laws” in
                                                                                                                                                                                                        themselves Whitmire,
                                                                                                                                                                                          soon findmunities faced with a
   Typically, asparagus is sprinkle annual cham-
will be enjoying a mem- ties in ourof salt and per-                                                                                                     County.
                                                                                      to alert Hall, Deweythe dangers of NewberryMarch South Carolina. To view Newberry, Clinton, and
                                                                                       Alicia      everyone to                      egg hunt,
bership standing week
sold in drive. Each water. ber directory.   haps a tiny splash of olive                                                                        1 individuals spoke concern- decision Stomp Springs- Renno
                                                                                      poisonous plants to our precious atTwo p.m. The the calendar article, visit between job and church.
                                                                                       and Nancy Brock,                             31
for     is next 13
This the done because as- oil and the asparagus is      The distribu-                 pets. Here is a condensed list:
                                                                                       Emmy Moss, Sadie                                  ing this issue.        the Whitmire Community all struck me last plants
                                                                                                                                    hunt groups willOne was a young                                         had had bottle
paragus will pro-
weeks, I will continue to ready to serve.            tion of our direc-                   • AloeChris Ivy
                                                                                       Erwin,        Vera Senn,                          lady who very eloquently spoke onthat thereat one time. some folks
                                                                                                                                                                News updates                 face- seemed to be Both men
                                                                                                                     WHO, WHAT, be divided into age
grow you with
vide after harvest if                                 more will span
                                               For tories information                  Terrell E. Fowler WHEN & WHERE groups, allabolishing the law, and one missing from the meeting that glass
                                                                                          • Amaryllis Lily                               against groups book.                                          knew the process of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I felt
placed upright with the on selecting and prepar-
another reason                                       the globe.                        III, Azalea/Rhododendron Milk- gentleman who spoke to the practi- should have been there. from the
                                                                                          • Robbie Duckett                          will have a chance             Marty         McMurtury, bottle making
cut ends in shallow water. ing asparagus, check out
to support your                                         You might say,                                                                                                                       Where were the
                                                                                      weed Mrs. Bessie OF WHITMIRE to cality of abolishing Whitmire’s antique bottle slug plate representatives
                                                                                       and                                                find the prize it.                                                           to the machine
Lack of water on the other the Clemson in China
local Chamber of                                     “Who University                                                  CASSIE J.                                                           from the various churches
                                                                                          • Baby’s Breath Morning Glory egg. I would like to make three obser-a special vs. non-machine in the
                                                                                                                                                                collector had
                                                                                       White. Known as                                          Volunteers                                                                         made
hand, will yield a droopy Home is going to Center
Commerce.                                            and Garden visit                     • Begonia Oleander FOWLER are vations concerning guest over the weekend. No parishioners, no minis-
                                                                                       “Miss Bessie,” to                                   welcome. The this meeting.                     county? bottles.
wilted product.
   Reason             #3:                   a        Newberry?” t                      Whitmirians, Poinsettia
                                                                                          • Carnations she                          Jaycees meet every before Christmasbottle col-
                                                                                                                                            First— As I recall, Tim Schimpf, a            ters….Hummmmmm. Marty added that, “he
   d v e r i s i purchaseSmith
A When t you n g                Ted
                                                     Again, folks, we                     • Castor Bean Pathos
                                                                                       celebrated her 92nd first and third                                                                   I guess its just
                                                                                                                                         last year Tuesday approachedhobby and archi- becamenotinterested in
                                                                                                                                                    Wal-Mart lector by Coun-                                            that important
                                best and live in fact sheet
freshoasparagus,s the and Melissa look for a global
opp rtunitie                                                                           birthday with familyPalm the month. For moreto recend the law for Martymore…surely council knows best,
                                                                                          • Chrysnthemum Sago               of           cil with a request     tect by day, met any in
                                                                                                                                                                                                       bottles from his grand-
results are achieved when #4248. market.
produce            great         Leitzsey                                 Your                                                           I think one their his custom built bottle father who many impor-
                                                                                       andCyclamen Tomato plant information, visit day so they could capture and besides there’s so used to take
                                                                                          • friends the week of
results for cham-               Newberry County      market is world-                                                                      or contact Sue house behind his house, to bottles from Moore’s
                                                                                       Feb. 29. The celebration facebook,the last minute sales before Christmas. tant thingsolddo on Wednesday night.
                                                                                          • Daffodil Tulip
ber members
   That statement
                             Chamber of Commerce wide,
                                                     not opt to use
                                                                   so why              wasGladiola Yew church Hollingsworth. had dropped the the and Moore’s store and throw feeding
                                                                                          • held at her
                                                                                       at• the First Church Of
                                                                                                                                            They                near ball, old               I know one minister was behind
                                                                                                                                         gotten Church Store location. According and I am where he oth-
                                                                                                                               First Baptist their request in too late for his flock, the house,sure many later
is “FREE” baseball clinic Connecting you have?
    very true.                                       what Community                       Please Duckett Street. will host its Easter conform with the Tim ers were dug conducting
                                                                                       God on do not let your pets in- council to drama to Marty,neces- sketches busy them up.” Wednes-
   Your 8-14 will be held
for ageschamber believes Internet sales are crazy
                                             through People, Parks                    gested any of to several We also sary readings and pencil drawings ofday evening prayer services. was
                                                                                       According these plants. production April 7 at 7:30 public meeting                                    bottle
on Sunday, March 13 from busy, so why not utilize
the support our members                                                                                                                                         to was not He addedSure hope Sunnylaine a Dairy con-
                                                                                                                                                                     paper. even               the
2-5pmwith the Newberry this venue?
            at each other, in                      and Programs
                                                                                       members, Miss Bessie’s p.m. Everyone so their request
                                                                                      want to thank all those devoted rules, is welcome                                                                    they added the Suber
                                                                                                                                                                                                       operated by prayer
                                                                                                                                                                sketches reveal more of this situation. Soon this will
share                                                                                  celebration work at done toAni- considered at that time.
                                                                                      people who            was the local attend.                                                         cerning family in Whitmire.
itself, Smith Road Com-
Collegeprovides several                       Also, when using local                                                                                            the bottles shapes, con-
                                                                                      mal Shelter style, a deli- volun- Lenten Services months later we all be over, forgotten and not even
                                                                                       “Whitmire and those who The                          Now, just a few
                                            FROM NEWBERRY
plex Baseballincome and radio, newspapers,PARKS
sources of Field.                                                           and                                                                                 tours than a photograph. Anyone who is because it               fascinat-
                                                  AND RECRATION                                                                                                                           written ed by history,
                                                                                      teer their time and donatethis week willsimply abolished the law. house is in the history booksespecially
                                                                                       cious meal was served,                 their have be held Marty’s bottle
advertising.girls softball magazines, you will find                                    and a to assist with had Wednesday, at 11 am. at seems to be some- simply was not important enough for
                                                                                                                                         Somehow there
                                                                                      moneygood time wasthe animals.                                            filled with cola bottles, local culture, should con-
clinic for ages 9-15 to be that by using p.m.words,
   Consider this concept:                      9 a.m.-1 the – Free                        The Newberry County Humane thing amiss with this picture.                                       anyone be concerned see
                                                                                                                                                                milk bottles, medicine to tact Marty toover. his col-
                                                                                       by all.”                             St. Timothy Lutheran
several Saturday, March Girls Softball Clinic the
held on shoppers are in “A proud member atof                                                                                                                                                 Then, lection. You through the
                                                                                      Society sad note, we send Church. Next week’s to find bottles of various colors. as you pass may see your
                                                                                           On a is a non-profit association                 I continue ser- myself wonder-
a from 9am-1pm at the Newberry Middle School
12 business and ask the the Newberry County
                                                                                      that meets everyand best the 2nd ing how many brush strokes Wal “Bottles that bigand on the corner,
                                                                                       our sympathy month on vice will be March 21
                                                                                                                                                                   Tim stated,            doors of mom box dad’s, maybe
Newberry Middle School. Chamber March 13-
sales person, “Where                        Sunday, of Commerce”                       wishes at 7 p.m. at St. at 11 Mart Whitmire
                                                                                      Monday to the families Luke’s a.m. at contributed to this back so many dif- your grandparents favor-
                                                                                                                                                                bring “master- listen carefully…..hear it?
   Irish Fling festivities will might just be the best
can I get lunch?”                              2-5 p.m. – Free Boys                    of Mrs. Sadie Gambrell New- piece”, but
                                                                                      Parish House, Main Street, United Methodist. certainly that is privileged for The melodiousbottle . of that
                                                                                                                                                                ferent memories               peo- ite cola sounds
     held downtown New- Baseball ever.
beThe sales person glad- advertising Clinic at the                                     Gilliam of Whitmire and
                                                                                      berry. Anyone concerned with The Whitmire ladies simple “People” wonderful old hymn…with words
                                                                                                                               ani- information, and ple.”                                                Well readers, it’s dead-
ly gives their ideas 18.
berry on Friday March on                      However, do not men-
                                            Newberry College Smith
possible local destina- tion this in your advertis-
                                                                                       Mr. Cato is invited to present Nancy Kinard
                                                                                      mal welfare, Coleman of join our like you and I will never was a learning expe- line time and theopen our
                                                                                                                                                                   It know.               something like…we shall deadline
tions for the visitor.                      Road Complex
                                          ing until you have called
                                                                                       Newberry.                            Drew
                                                                                      small group. We can be contacted aton March 31 at 10 rience forconsid- I thought rejoicing, tapping myin the
                                                                                                                                            Second—I wonder if council me as doors                     fairy is bringing shoul-
Wednesday, March 9 –
   Those in the store Ted, Melissa, or Liz  Tuesday, March 15 – at                         In
                                                                                      our upcoming communi- address:in ered that now Wal-Mart will bechild hood and der. Got News? know
                                                                                                         e-mail             a.m.          The House Of back to selling sheaves……OH, you didn’t Send
                                               Evaluations for the Girls               ty and church events: the Comfort, located at of merchandise (with that that some places sell a special ren-
                                                                            , or PO their full line2565 remembered the we had your news and photos to
   6 the – directions
hear p.m.sameT-Ball and 276-4274 and become a
Training League Coaches chamber League for ages 9-
and opt for the same                        Softball member. Your                      Town of Whitmire 29108
                                                                                      Box 485, Newberry, SCand S.C. Highway 72. of alcohol) every day, all day, dition of that song?
                                                                                                                                         exception Nancy to return the bottles from
                                                                                       Newberry County Sheriff Drew isand other merchants knowing that
                                                                                                                                             the speaker
lunch destination.                          15 at the membership
                                          chamber Kendall Field at                                                    Thank you,                                                             County Council does.
Saturday, March 12 –free could well be the best
                                                                                       Department ask that citi- and the Wal-Mart of drawing shoppers out on
                                                                                                                  Lorraine Mock
                                                                                                                                         founder is The                                                                       Sincerely,
   Folks, that is
advertising and those advertising dollars you                                          zens and residents please Nancy Drew Prophetic no longer be able
                                                                                                                        President Sunday morning will                                                               William R. Ehney
                                                                                       use the 911 telephone Ministries.
visitors will tell other ever spent.                                                  Newberry County Humane Society to justify delaying their Sunday open-                                                                    Newberry
                                                                                       number during an emer-                  People in the news:

                                                                                       gency situation. The The Newberry Observer prints letters on issues of public concern.
                                                                                                                               Congratulations               to
  Coffee with the Community set for Monday                                             Whitmire police depart- should Marie Epps.longer than 300 words. Letters need not
                                                                                                                            Mrs. be brief, no Known

                                                                                       ment number 694-2121 to Whitmirians as “Miss                              DENNY KOENDERS
                                                                                                                   be typed but must be a signed original and include full name, along PUBLISHER
     The Newberry Observer wants to remind and invite                                  is not an emergency num- Marie,” she and her hus-
  the public that it hosts a Coffee with the Community at                                                                                                         number (not published). We
                                                                                                                   with address and daytime telephone
                                                                                       ber. Residents are asked band, the late John B.

  11 a.m. each Monday. The event gives members of the                                                                                                            LEESA length, content and
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                             Rhythm and blues music
                             will be at the opera house
                                Come celebrate rhythm and blues      ary: the Grammy-award nominated
                             music with Martha Reeves and the        “(Love is like a) Heat Wave”, “Jimmy
                             Vandellas for a special performance                Mack,” “Nowhere to Run,”
                             at the Newberry Opera House Friday,                   the classic soul favorite,
                             March 16 at 8 p.m.                                      “My Baby Loves Me”
                                Reeves’ voice bears the righteous                      and Motown anthem,
                             fervor of gospel and the flinty edgi-                      “Dancing in The
                             ness of rhythm and blues, which,                              Street.”
                             combined with Motown’s stylized                                  You will be
                             pop-soul approach, has estab-                                   in good
                             lished her as a legend.                                          com-
                                With her group, the Vandellas,
                             Reeves gives both new and
                             older fans the kind of no-frills,
                             straight-forward soul singing
                             rarely           heard on con-
                             tem-                    p o -

                             r a r y
                             radio.                                                                    pany
                             From the                                                                w i t h
                             blues funk of                                                  Martha Reeves
                             “Watch      Your          Back” to                               and          The
                             the jazzy “God Bless            the                                Va n d e l l a s .
                             Child” to “Running For Your                                        Make res-
                             Love” this Motown classic proves                                   ervations
                             that she is still a powerhouse.                                  early at the
                               Martha Reeves and the Vandellas                               Newberry
                             are listed among Rolling Stone mag-                            Opera House
                             azine’s “100 Immortal Artists” and                             box office. Call
                             Reeves herself was named one of the                            276-6264          or
                             “30 Top Lead Singers of all Time.” In                         visit online at
                             2011 she received a MOHO Award                                w w w. n e w b e r -
                             in London.                                                    r yo p e ra h o u s e .
See page 9 for solution        Martha Reeves hits are legend-                                com.
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Wolves baseball 1-2 in weekend games
  The Newberry baseball                                                                                                                                   strike placed Thomas Spitz
team split a Saturday double-                                                                                                                             on first. With two runners
header with South Atlantic                                                                                                                                on Robbins walked James
Conference foe Wingate,                                                                                                                                   Tedder to load the bases.
winning game one 10-9 and                                                                                                                                   Robbins began to escape
dropping game two 4-2.                                                                                                                                    trouble as he struck out
  The Wolves fall to 9-14                                                                                                                                 Vazquez for the second
overall and 5-7 in the                                                                                                                                    out of the inning. The fol-
SAC. Newberry wraps up                                                                                                                                    lowing batter began to get
a five-game homestand on                                                                                                                                  away from Robbins, before
Wednesday at 6 p.m. when                                                                                                                                  with the bases loaded and
Lander Bearcats travel to the                                                                                                                             a 3-0 count on Jacob Karr
Smith Road Complex.                                                                                                                                       the Wolves turned to right-
                                                                                                                                                          hander Tyler Sturkie (West
   Game One: Newberry 10,                                                                                                                                 Columbia). Sturkie delivered
Wingate 9                                                                                                                                                 a first pitch strike, but was
   Newberry exploded for                                                                                                                                  unable to hold on as the tying
back-to-back four run innings                                                                                                                             run was walked in before
in the second and third                                                                                                                                   Newberry could record the
innings to add what looked                                                                                                                                final out of the inning.
like plenty of run support for                                                                                                                              Newberry was unable to
starting pitcher Mario Rojas                                                                                                                              tally a run in the bottom of
(Miami, Fla.), who finished                                                                                                                               the ninth, before both teams
the game with four strike                                                                                                                                 exchanged scoreless halves
outs and three earned runs                                                                                                                                in the 10th. Wingate looked
in 5.1 innings pitched.                                                                                                                                   to finish off the Wolves in
   After Rojas gave up a two-                                                                                                                             the 11th as Throneburg sin-
run homer in the top of the                                                                                                                               gled to right and advanced to
first, neither team scored                                                                                                                                third on a single by Tedder.
until Newberry put up four                                                                                                                                With runners on the corners,
runs in the bottom of the           Josh McElwee pitches for Newberry College over the weekend.                                                           Newberry lifted Sturkie for
third after two straight one                                                                                                                              junior D.J. Hearsey (Oviedo,
out walks resulted in a RBI         After a pitching change by                     a second in the fifth on a           bled to right center plating      Fla.). Hearsey surrendered
single to left center by first      the Bulldogs, Vogel reached                    solo homer by James Tedder           the first run of the evening.     a RBI sacrifice fly giving
baseman Josh McElwee                on a fielding error, allowing                  to right field. In the bottom        Scaggs scored on a single         Wingate a one-run lead.
(Andrews). The Wolves plat-         McElwee to score the final                     of the sixth, Newberry tied          through the right side giving       In the Wolves half of the
ed a second run with two            run of the inning.                             the game as Camp singled             Newberry a 2-0 lead before        11th, Kirby opened the
outs on a single through the           The fifth inning saw                        through the left side and            the Bulldogs recorded three       frame with a pinch-hit walk
right side by second base-          Newberry tack two final                        advanced to second on a sin-         outs.                             and then stole second giving
man Andy Vogel (Marietta,           runs on the board, as back-                    gle up the middle by Scaggs.            McElwee cruised until the      the Wolves a runner at sec-
Ga.). McElwee scored on a           to-back walks followed by                      A bunt single by Rufus load-         fourth inning when a single       ond with no outs. Fogarile
throwing error by Wingate’s         a wild pitch placed runners                    ed the bases allowing Camp           by Chris Vazquez was fol-         recorded the first out of the
Justin Nygard, before Vogel         on second and third. A hit                     to score the following at-           lowed by a one-out home run       inning as he grounded out
scored as shortstop Brandan         batter loaded the bases for                    bat as McElwee grounded in           to right center by Dodson         to short, allowing Kirby to
Sheridan (Jacksonville, Fla.)       the Wolves allowing Rufus                      to a fielder’s choice. Scaggs        McPherson tied the game at        reach third. A single through
found himself in a rundown          to pick up a RBI on a bases                    would score a batter later on        2-2.                              the right side by Camp would
between first and second            loaded walk, which was fol-                    a single through the left side          Neither team was able          plate Kirby and tie the game
base.                               lowed by McElwee reach-                        by Baur.                             to push another run across        up at 4-4.
   After a Wingate run in           ing on an error allowing left                    The Bulldogs plated a pair         the plate until in the bot-         The 12th and 13th innings
the fourth, Newberry tacked         fielder Wesley Camp (Pelion)                   of runs in the top of the            tom of the seventh second         went scoreless for both
on four more in the bottom          to score the Wolves 10th run                   seventh to escape Newberry           baseman John Fogarile (New        teams, before Hearsey hit
of the frame. Catcher Chas          of the game.                                   with a 4-2 victory.                  York, N.Y.) singled to left.      Vasquez at the top of the
Goodwin (Greer) opened the             Wingate battled in the                                                           Camp laid down a sacrifice        14th. A bunt single by Karr
inning by getting hit by a          sixth adding a two runs, but                     Fr i d a y ’s        Game:         bunt, allowing Fogarile a         was followed by a RBI single
pitch, which was followed           the Bulldogs did the most                      Newberry4, Wingate 8                 chance to reach second base.      to right by McPherson giving
by a bunt single by right           damage in the eighth where                       An impressive 15 strike-           After a ground out moved          the Bulldogs a one-run lead.
fielder Alex Kirby (Chapin).        Wingate was able to post a                     out performance by start-            Fogarile to third, the Wolves     After McPherson stole sec-
As Kirby reached safely and         four run inning, before the                    ing pitcher McElwee stifled          senior scored what looked         ond and Brian Yeung walked,
Goodwin scampered down to           Wolves were able to shut                       Wingate for eight innings            like the games winning run        a two-out double off the wall
second, the throw to first          the m down in the ninth to                     before the Bulldogs sent the         on a double to left center        in right-center played three
skipped by the covering             secure a 10-9 victory.                         game to extra innings where          by centerfielder Kevin Rufus      runs putting Wingate up by
second baseman, allowing                                                           they edged Newberry 8-4 in           (Andrews).                        four.
Goodwin to score and Kirby            Game Two: Wingate 4,                         14 innings.                             McElwee looked to com-           The bottom of the 14th
to advance to third.                Newberry 2                                       McElwee opened the game            plete the game in the ninth,      saw the Wolves record three
   Kirby scored on a sac fly to       Freshman pitcher Alex                        with two strikeouts as he set        but was pulled after one hit-     straight outs after a leadoff
right by senior Kevin Rufus         Roberts (Myrtle Beach)                         the Bulldogs down in order,          ter as he walked Wingate’s        walk by pinch hitter Zach
(Andrews), while third base-        threw seven innings and                        before the Wolves offense            Jason Hunter. The Bulldogs        Morgan (Simpsonville).
man Robby Scaggs (North             struck out two in a tough 4-2                  plated a pair in the bottom of       moved Hunter to second as           McElwee struck out 15
Augusta) would soon advance         loss to Wingate in game two.                   the first.                           Blake Throneburg dropped          and walked only two in eight
to second on a wild pitch.            Rufus led the Wolves at                        Leftfielder Wesley Camp            down a sacrifice bunt to          innings pitched. Four Wolves
Following a McElwee walk,           the plate in the second game                   (Chapin) reached safely on           new pitcher Will Robbins          recorded multi-hit games,
designated hitter Albert Baur       with a 2-3 evening.                            an infield single and prompt-        (Edgemoor). Robbins would         including Rufus who in addi-
(Philadelphia, Pa.) singled to        Wingate scored a single                      ly stole second before scoring       see a second Bulldog reach        tion to two hits, tallied a pair
right center plating Scaggs.        run in the second, and added                   as third baseman Scaggs dou-         base as a dropped third           of RBI.

O’Dell to throw first pitch Colwell’s double not enough
at Wednesday game           as Wolves fall to Converse 17-4
Cindy Pitts                           O’Dell is a graduated of
Senior Reporter                    Newberry High and pitched in                       A two-goal performance by         of the game, before Newberry        After 12-straight goals for
                                   the World Series.                                freshman Nikki Cowell and           sophomore Olivia Lawnick          Converse, the Wolves added a
  Local baseball standout             The first pitch will be thrown                an early lead was not enough        (East Brunswick, N.J.) netted     fourth and final goal as Cowell
Billy O’Dell will be throw-        out at 6 p.m. at the ballfield on                for the Newberry women’s            her fifth goal of the season.     scored from on a free position
ing out the first pitch of the     Smith Road.                                      lacrosse team as the visiting          Colwell (Greer) added her      opportunity for her team-high
Newberry College baseball             The admission to the game                     Converse Valkyries scored           first goal of the afternoon six   eighth goal of the season.
against Lander.                    is $5 and $6 for reserved chair                  12-straight goals on their          minutes later giving the Wolves     Newberry out controlled
  O’Dell is a Whitmire native      back seats.                                      way to a 17-4 victory over          a 2-1 lead. The Wolves lead       Converse off the draw 14-9,
and     played     professional       Also during the game the                      Newberry at Setzler Field.          was short lived as Converse       and freshman goalkeeper Sam
baseball for the Baltimore         Newberry County Chamber of                         Newberry (1-2) fell behind        scored three straight to take     Capers (Monroe Township,
Orioles, San Francisco Giants,     Commerce will be hosting a                       early as the Valkyries (2-2)        a 4-2 lead. With five minutes     N.J.) led all backstops with 15
Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta          business after hours starting                    opened the scoring less than        remaining in the opening          saves.
Braves, and Pittsburgh Pirates.    at 5:30 p.m.                                     two minutes into the game.          half, the Wolves added a third      The Wolves return to
He pitched in the major leagues                                                     Alyssa Savitz’s tally was all the   goal as freshman Meg Kenny        Setzler Field on Tuesday when
for 14-years after being an All-   Reach Cindy Pitts at cpitts@newberryobserver.    offense the two teams saw dur-      (Mauldin) netted her second       Shepherd University visits
American at Clemson.               com or 276-0625 ext. 108.                        ing the opening ten minutes         goal of the season.               Newberry at 4 p.m.

Newberry drops pair of games to Tusculum
  The Newberry softball team                     combine for only seven hits.                       hits, while sophomore Paige Brugh           into the top of the seventh, where
dropped a pair of games on Sunday                  Tusculum opened the scoring in                   (Indian Land) ripped a home run as          with one out Tusculum’s Ashley
to South Atlantic Conference oppo-               the first with a solo homer to cen-                Newberry fell in extra innings to the       Bagley singled with one out, set-
nent Tusculum, falling 3-0 in game               ter by Kaytlin Stroinski in the first              Pioneers.                                   ting off back-to-back singles for the
one, and 3-2 in a 10-inning game                 inning. In the third Tusculum added                  Brugh’s solo homer opened the             Pioneers. With runners on first and
two.                                             a second run as Katy Stuckwish                     second inning before senior Monica          second with two outs in the inning,
  The Wolves fall to 11-6 overall and            walked to lead off the frame, before               Buccellato      (Martinez,     Calif.)      Ewing singled home the Pioneers
drop to 0-2 in the SAC. Newberry                 advancing to second on a sacrifice                 reached on an error with one out in         first run of the game. Stuckwish
takes a quick break from SAC action              bunt and scoring on a single by                    the frame. A single up the middle           was driven home one batter later as
on Tuesday as the West Liberty                   Savannah Ewing.                                    by junior Gwenell Crawford (Yulee,
                                                                                                                                                Stroinski singled to left to tie the
Hilltoppers head to the Newberry                   The final run of the game came in                Fla.) pushed Buccellato to second,
College Softball Field for a double-             the sixth when with two outs Katie                 while sophomore catcher Lindsey             game.
header scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.              Brennan doubled to left and scored                 Workman reached on an error to load            Despite putting runners on sec-
                                                 on a throwing error for the Pioneers               the bases for Newberry. A ground-           ond and third, Newberry was unable
  Game     One:    Tusculum      3,              third and final run.                               er by sophomore Jennifer Yancey             to push a run across in the bottom
Newberry 0                                                                                          (Dunwoody, Ga.) saw Buccellato              of the seventh inning. After two
  Newberry starting pitcher Shelley                Game      Two:   Tusculum      3,                called out at the plate, but with           scoreless frames in extra innings,
Jeffcoat (Lexington) recorded six                Newberry 2 (10 innings)                            the bases still loaded Crawford was         Tusculum was able to score the
strikeouts in a tough 3-0 loss the                 Newberry junior Brittany Phillips                plated on a single to left by Phillips.     games final run in the top of the
Pioneers that saw the two teams                  (Pacolet) led the Wolves with three                  Newberry carried a 2-0 lead               10th.
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Mens’ tennis wraps up trip with sweep of Senators
  In their final match of a spring        6-1 wins at No. 3.                                                                                              set victories.                                                                                                     Swancott (D&E) 6-0, 6-0
break trip to the Shipyard Racquet          Atop the Wolves singles lineup,                                                                                 The Newberry men hit the road on                                                                                  6. Jeffery Kiser (NEWM) def. Jason
Club, the Newberry men’s tennis           sophomore      Michael      Saunders                                                                            Wednesday as the Wolves visit the                                                                                  Wood (D&E) 6-1, 6-2
team earned a 9-0 sweep over Davis        (Christchurch, New Zealand) surren-                                                                             Flying Fleet of Erskine at 2:30 p.m.
& Elkins on Friday.                       dered only three games in a straight                                                                                                                                                                                                 Doubles
  Newberry defeated the Senators          sets victory at No. 1. Sophomore                                                                                  Singles                                                                                                            1.   Vinicius    Botelho/Michael
handily in doubles action, earning        Vinicius Botelho (Fortaleza, Brazil)                                                                              1. Michael Saunders (NEWM) def.                                                                                  Saunders (NEWM) def. Simon
8-1 victories at both No. 1 and No.       picked up a tough straight sets win                                                                             Simon Meriau (D&E) 6-1, 6-2
                                          at No. 2, needing to win the second                                                                               2. Vinicius Botelho (NEWM) def.                                                                                  Meriau/Alain Bailey (D&E) 8-1
3 doubles. The No. 2 double match
ended in an 8-2 Newberry victory.         set 7-5.                                                                                                        Agustin Ochoa (D&E) 6-4, 7-5                                                                                         2.    Mohammed        Chakir/Cal
  In singles action, Newberry sopho-        The Wolves’ final two singles points                                                                            3. Cal Loveridge (NEWM) def.                                                                                     Loveridge (NEWM) def. Agustin
more David Sons (Lexington) earned        came at No. 4 and No. 6 where fresh-                                                                            Alain Bailey (D&E) 6-1, 6-1                                                                                        Ochoa/Jacob Haukland (D&E) 8-2
a pair of 6-0 victories at No. 5,         man Carlos Nicolopulos (Valencia,                                                                                 4. Carlos Nicolopulos (NEWM)                                                                                       3. Jeffery Kiser/James Bethea
while junior Cal Loveridge (Derby,        Venezuela) and sophomore Jeffery                                                                                def. Jacob Haukland (D&E) 6-4, 6-1                                                                                 (NEWM) def. Nick Swancott/Jason
Derbyshire, England) picked up two        Kiser (Newberry) both earned two                                                                                  5. David Sons (NEWM) def. Nick                                                                                   Wood (D&E) 8-1

Haylee Lepaio named to DAKTRONICS Wolves outpace
All-Southeast Region Second Team Greyhounds in
  Newberry College freshman
forward/center Haylee Lepaio
                                     Lepaio’s freshman year
                                   included an impressive 41
                                                                                                    led the Wolves to a victory
                                                                                                    at Tusculum, before falling to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               9-0 sweep
has been named to the 2011-12      blocked shots, only seven                                        Catawba in the semifinals.
DAKTRONICS All-Southeast           short of a spot in the Newberry                                                                                                                                                                               On Friday the Newberry                                  Newberry quickly dis-
                                                                                                      One member of a SAC                                                                                                                      women’s tennis team was                                 patched the Greyhounds in
Region         Women’s                    College career top-10 in                                  squad was named to the
Basketball Team.                          the category. With an                                                                                                                                                                                handed a 5-0 defeat by No.                              doubles action with a pair
                                                                                                    All-Southeast Region first                                                                                                                 22 Palm Beach Atlantic in                               of 8-0 victories at No. 1 and
  The team is selected                    average of 1.5 blocks                                     team, as Lincoln Memorial’s                                                                                                                what was the Wolves’ final                              No. 2 doubles, while at No. 3
by the sports infor-                      per game, Lepaio was                                      Dayshalee Salaman joined a                                                                                                                 match of a spring break trip                            the Wolves tandem of senior
mation directors of                       fourth in the conference                                  pair of Newberry non-confer-                                                                                                               to the Shipyard Racket Club                             Amanda Simmons (Saluda)
the NCAA Division II                      in the category.                                          ence opponents in Jaymee                                                                                                                   in Hilton Head.                                         and freshman Emily Helsel
Southeast Region with                       Nationally,     Lepaio                                  Carnes of North Georgia and                                                                                                                  After being swept in                                  (Port Orange, Fla.) earned
voting powered by                         found herself in the top-                                 Tanisha Woodward of Clayton                                                                                                                doubles play, the Wolves                                an 8-2 win.
ATHLETICSITE.COM.                         100 in points per game                                    state on the first team.                                                                                                                   dropped a pair of singles                                 In singles play sophomore
  This is the first all-                  and top-50 in rebound-                                                                                                                                                                               matches before the remain-                              Romina Adum (Guayaquil,
                                                                                                      Carnes was selected as the
region selection for Lepaio               ing.                                                                                                                                                                                                 der of the matches were left                            Ecuador) was perfect earn-
Lepaio (Bathurst, New                       When compared to                                        2011-12 Southeast Region
                                                                                                    Player of the Year, earning                                                                                                                unfinished. Newberry’s No.                              ing a pair of 6-0 victories to
South Wales, Australia), who       other freshmen nationally,                                                                                                                                                                                  3 doubles team of senior                                earn a straight sets win at
was recently named the South       Lepaio finished the year in                                      the honor after being named
                                                                                                    Peach Belt Conference Player                                                                                                               Amanda Simmons (Saluda)                                 No. 3. The Wolves saw strong
Atlantic Conference Freshman       the top five in points per game                                                                                                                                                                             and freshman Emily Helsel                               performances throughout
of the Year and was named to       and rebounds per game, while                                     of the Year as she led the coun-
                                                                                                    try in scoring with 25 points                                                                                                              (Port Orange, Fla.) posted                              the lineup including three
the All-SAC Second Team.           leading the nations freshmen                                                                                                                                                                                the most favorable doubles                              matches where Newberry
  Lepaio recorded 13 double-       with her 13 double-doubles.                                      per game.
                                                                                                      Lepaio was joined on the                                                                                                                 score for Newberry falling                              surrendered only one game
doubles on the season. Lepaio        Lepaio was also named to                                                                                                                                                                                  8-6 to Alexis Antista and                               to Assumption.
finished the regular season sec-   the 2012 Food Lion South                                         second team by fellow SAC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Liddy Robinson.                                           Newberry’s three one
ond in the SAC in rebounding       Atlantic Conference All-                                         student-athletes Dana Hicks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 In unfinished singles                                 game lost matches came at
with 9.5 rebounds per game         Tournament team thanks to                                        (Catawba), Cameron Sealey                                                                                                                  action, Helsel was on top                               No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6
and third in scoring with 15.9     her 15.5 points per game and                                     (Lenoir-Rhyne) and Zoriah                                                                                                                  of Maria Jimenez 3-1 before                             singles. Sophomore Marina
points per game.                   nine rebounds per game, which                                    Williams (Carson-Newman).                                                                                                                  the match was abandoned.                                Ziehe (Rio de Janeiro,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Newberry returns home                                 Brazil) earned Newberry’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               on Friday to play host to                               No. 4 victory, while Helsel

Errors cost Whitmire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               conference foe Tusculum at                              picked up a win at No. 4. At
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2 p.m.                                                  No. 6 singles it was sopho-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       more Shannon McManus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Thursday Match                                        (Charleston) who earned a
  Landrum defeated Whitmire        inning on.                                                       have got to have better ABs                                                                                                                  For the third straight                                win for the Wolves.
11-1 on Friday.                      Whitmire was led by lead-                                      in key situations,” said coach                                                                                                             match the Newberry wom-                                   Sophomore Ariel Strong
  Whitmire’s Josh Johnson          off hitter Cory Robertson (1                                     Chris Martin                                                                                                                               en’s tennis team earned a                               (Cassatt) picked up her 11th
(0-1) was the tough-luck           for 1, 2 BBs).                                                     Whitmire falls to 1-5, 0-2 in                                                                                                            9-0 sweep of its opponent                               win of the season at No.
loser giving up nine unearned        Caleb Pressley added a dou-                                                                                                                                                                               as the Wolves out dueled                                1 singles, while sophomore
runs (0 earned runs) in four       ble.                                                             region play.                                                                                                                               Assumption College on                                   Susana Aguirre (Guayaquil,
innings.                             “We were awful with the                                          The Wolverines travel to                                                                                                                 Thursday at the Shipyard                                Ecuador) picked up win
  Whitmire was plagued             glove tonight. Josh pitched                                      Greenville to play St. Joseph’s                                                                                                            Racquet Club in Hilton                                  number-13 at No. 2 singles.
by six errors from the third       well and gave us a chance. We                                    Catholic School on Tuesday.                                                                                                                Head.

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 MONDAY                        FRIDAY
 Men’s Golf hosts the          Cheer at CANAM                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               On March 2-4 the Mid-Winter Special
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Magnolia Collegiate at       Courts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in bowling competitions. The overall
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  2 p.m. - Softball          Tusculum*,     Pioneer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         gold medals, four silver medals, and
doubleheader vs. West        Stadium, Greeneville,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          six bronze medals. The athletes also
Liberty, NC Softball         Tenn.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          attended opening and closing cer-
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Ponder Field, Mars Hill,     Pioneer       Stadium,
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                                       NEWBERRY ACADEMY
          Lights, camera, smile
                               Miss Newberry Academy pageant contestants

 On the night of March 17, nine lovely young ladies from Newberry Academy will compete for the title of Miss Newberry Academy 2012. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. in the Newberry Academy
 physical education center. The contestants are pictured left to right, Chelsea Ellisor, senior, daughter of Sheila and Todd Ellisor; Ansley McJunkins, sophomore, daughter of Kaytie and Bryan Fuller;
 Rebekah Smith, senior, daughter of Pam and Marvin Smith; Carman Franklin, freshman, daughter of Kerry and Chan Franklin; Rachel Franklin, freshman, daughter of Donna and George Franklin; Ashley
 McJunkins, freshman, daughter of Kaytie and Bryan Fuller; Emma Lindsay, freshman, daughter of Kirsten and Benji Lindsay; Jessica Cole, senior, daughter of Heidi and Robert Cole; and Emily Senn,
 freshman, daughter of Sharon and Foster Senn.

NA science
fair winners                                                               Happy birthday Dr. Seuss
   Fifth and seventh                place, Emma Smith;
grade students recent-              second place, Kathryn
ly    exhibited    their            Wilbanks and first
knowledge of science                place, Maggie Bowers.
by creating projects                  Winners from the
for the annual science              seventh grade are third
fair. The projects were             place, Leigha Harbert;
judged by outsiders                 second place, Alysia
and the students also               Skipper    and     first
received a grade for                place Maggie Bowers.
their efforts.                      Bowers was also the
   Winners from the                 overall winner of the
fifth grade are third               academy’s science fair.

NA students excel
at literary meet
   Chosen students from            speaking. They were
the third grade through            led by Richard Carter,
the eleventh grade rep-            sophomore      English
resented      Newberry             teacher.
Academy at the annual                Emily Senn and Jake
literary meet in Holly             Buzhardt placed in
Hill on Feb. 1.                    the event and we are
   This group, com-                pleased with their out-
prised of a dozen or               standing    endeavors.                  Polly Carter’s first grade class has enjoyed reading many Dr. Seuss books. Each student made a poster about their favorite Dr.
more students, excels              Congratulations to all                  Seuss book. All of the students attended Dr. Seuss’ birthday party on March 2.
at writing, reading or             who participated.

            Senior prank

                                                                                        Jaymi Wilbanks’ fourth grade class at Newberry Academy enjoyed making animals out of natural resources.

                                                                                        Creature feature
                                                                                        Jaymi Wilbanks, fourth grade teacher                         The class not only learned about animals,
                                                                                        Newberry Academy                                           but also about using resources found in
                                                                                                                                                   nature right outside in their own backyards.
                                                                                          The fourth grade class at Newberry                       It was also an excellent opportunity for the
                                                                                        Academy thoroughly enjoyed a recent class                  class to practice speaking to a group by
                                                                                        project, “Nature Critters.”                                presenting their projects to the first through
                                                                                          Each student had to create a creature made               fourth graders at Newberry Academy.
 Toilet paper and shaving cream adorn the Academy thanks to a little fun cour-
                                                                                        entirely out of things found in nature. From                 Jaymi Wilbanks says this is one of her
 tesy of the seniors for their senior year prank. They also had a little fun with the
                                                                                        ladybugs made out of pine cones and berries                favorite projects to assign because it brings
 sign, announcing kids for sale at the school.
                                                                                        to squirrels made from moss and pecans, the                out the creativity in each of her students and
                                                                                        projects were a blast.                                     boosts their confidence in themselves.
                                                                                               THE NEWBERRY OBSERVER – Monday, March 12, 2012 n PAGE 9

Belk distribution center coming to Union County
Charles Warner                                                                                                                                              pany’s long history of success and com-
Heartland Publications                                                                                                                                      munity involvement.
                                                                                                                                                               “Belk is a wonderful corporate citi-
  A department store giant is bringing                                                                                                                      zen,” Powell-Baker said. “They have a
$4.5 million in investment and 124 new                                                                                                                      long, successful, retail presence in our
jobs to Union County.                                                                                                                                       community and we are proud that they
  Belk, Inc. announced this morning                                                                                                                         have chosen Union County to locate
that it will locate a new eCommerce                                                                                                                         their eCommerce business and create
distribution and fulfillment center in                                                                                                                      jobs. We look forward to supporting
the former Disney Direst Marketing                                                                                                                          them as they grow.”
distribution center on US 176 in the                                                                                                                           The Disney distribution center has
Jonesville area. The new facility will be                                                                                                                   stood vacant since the end of July 2011.
an expansion of the company’s exist-                                                                                                                        Belk plans to being operations at the
ing eCommerce fulfillment center in                                                                                                                         site in June.
Pineville, N.C. The company will invest                                                                                                                        Belk’s decision was also welcomed by
$4.5 million in the new facility which is                                                                                                                   state officials.
expected to generate 124 new jobs over                                                                                                                         “It’s a great day in South Carolina and
the next five years.                                                                                                                                        we celebrate Belk’s decision to invest
  “Belk’s eCommerce growth has been                                                                                                                         $4.5 million and create 124 new jobs in
very strong, and to accommodate the                                                                                                                         Union County,” said Gov. Nikki Haley.
demand from our customers, we need                                                                                                                          “We are committed to bringing new jobs
additional fulfillment space. We are                                                                                                                        to communities all across our state, and
pleased to fulfill that need with this               The new Belk Distribution Center will be located in the former Disney Direct Marketing building.       announcements like this show we are on
new facility in Union County,” said                                                                                                                         the right track in our economic develop-
Belk President and COO John R. Belk.                 with the company reducing its property             workforce and their forecast of contin-             ment efforts.”
“South Carolina offers us an excellent               tax rate from 10.5 percent to 6 percent.           ued growth certainly makes us excited                  In a statement released this morn-
business environment, a strong work-                 The county will also provide Belk with             about their future in Union.”                       ing announcing Belk’s decision, the SC
force and exceptional access to markets.             a special revenue source credit tax                  The announcement was also wel-                    Department of Commerce states that,
We appreciate all the support we’ve                  incentive and designate the facility as a          comed by Union County Development                   in 2011, South Carolina recruited more
received from state and local officials in                                                                                                                  than $285 million in investment and
                                                     multi-county industrial park.                      Board Chairman Joe Nichols.
making this project a reality.”                                                                                                                             more than 2,500 new jobs in the distri-
  Belk’s announcement was welcomed                     “We are happy with Belk’s decision                 “Many thanks to Belk for choosing                 bution and logistics sector.
by county and development official who               to locate here from several aspects.               Union County as the location for their                 “South Carolina is a great location
have been working for the past several               First and foremost, it means jobs for              eCommerce venture,” Nichols said.                   for companies trying to get products to
months to bring the facility to Union                our citizens while at the same time                “This is another great success story that           markets throughout the Southeast. An
County. In February, Union County                    utilizing a previously vacant building.            will bring over 100 jobs to our citizens            established brand like Belk locating dis-
Council voted unanimously to approve                 Belk’s business model will provide                 who are seeking full-time employment.”              tribution facilities in one of our state’s
an incentive package for the facility                diverse job opportunities in an ever                 Development       Board     Executive             rural communities is a real boost, and
which at the time was known as “Project              increasing, technologically based com-             Director Andrena Powell-Baker also                  shows South Carolina has the business
Presents.” The package includes a                    merce,” said Union County Supervisor               welcomed Belk’s decision to locate in               climate companies are looking for,” said
20-year fee-in-lieu of taxes agreement               Tommy Sinclair. “Belk’s faith in Union’s           Union County, pointing to the com-                  Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

Community Calendar
   Deadline for submissions         Prosperity. The 2012 calendar     auction begins at about 7:30      information, contact Dr.         one-hour wool spinning work-      • Women of Valor
to the community calendar is        of events will be discussed.      p.m. All proceeds will fund       Carson Ware at the district      shops that are offered to the  Newberry Church of God
noon two working days prior         All Prosperity merchants are      a mission trip to Jordan. For     office at 321-2600. Students     public at Little Mountain’s    will have a spring women’s
to the date you want your           invited.                          tickets or to donate items to     need plenty of rest the night    Community Historical           service March 30 at 7 p.m.
notice to first appear. Priority       WEDNESDAY, MARCH               the auction, call the church      before the test and to eat a     Section House downtown. On at Newberry Church of God.
is given to events happen-          14                                at 364-3851, Debra Rowe at        good breakfast at home or        March 25, a Goat Husbandry     Special guest speaker is
ing in the near future. To             • The Newberry County          364-2666 or Eddie Fulmer at       school. For more information     Workshop will take place       Sister Janna Laney and spe-
enter an event in our online        Chamber of Commerce is            600-4130.                         go to: from 2:45-5 p.m. You must       cial music by Nikki Skipper
calendar, visit www.newber-         hosting business after hours         SUNDAY, MARCH 18               programs-services/45/.           register for classes. For more Harris. and click on         from 5:30-7 p.m. at Newberry         • Calvary Baptist Church          • The Newberry                information call 767-7079         • Master Masons and
the “Events Calendar” in            College’s Baseball Field,         is having family and friends      Newcomers Club will be           or visit: www.timelesswork-    Eastern Star Convention
the middle of the home page.        located on Smith Road. There      day. Sunday school is at 9        meeting at 10 a.m. on March                152nd National Grand
We do not guarantee every           is no charge for this event,      a.m. and the regular service      21. Ladies who are new              • James Hopewell            Lodge Grand Masters and
submission will be printed in       which is open to all chamber      is at 10:30 a.m. Come join us     residents in the area may        Baptist Church family would National Department Heads
each edition. Only non-profit       members and potential mem-        at 121 Calvary Church Road,       meet, socialize and learn        like for everyone to join them Workshop will be held in
public events are placed in         bers.                             Newberry.                         more about our community.        as they install their newly    Baton Rouge, La. The bus
the community calendar.                THURSDAY, MARCH 15                • Boozer Chapel Baptist        This month the newcomers         elected pastor, Rev. Terrell   will leave Newberry on July
   MONDAY, MARCH 12                    • New Ventures Group           Church invites everyone to        club will be meeting at the      Goggans on March 25 at 3       6 around 6 a.m. and return
   • The Newberry County            (50+ age group) of Central        help celebrate their 128th        Holloway House in Pomaria.       p.m. at 275 Hopewell Church    on July 9. Seats are $120
Humane Society will hold            U.M.C. in Newberry will host      church anniversary at 2 p.m.      Elsie Fields is the speaker      Road, Newberry.                for round trip. If you are
its monthly meeting at 6 p.m.       the Prime Time Singers from       Rev. Emanuel Spearman will        and will share the history          •Mount Zion A.M.E. will     interested, please contact
at Springfield Place, main          Trinity on the Hill UMC in        be the speaker.                   of the Holloway House and        have family and friends day    Janie Brown at 788-5787 or
dining hall. Sheriff Lee Foster     Augusta, Ga. on March 15, at         • Mt. Olive A.M.E.             Pomaria. The newcomers           March 25 during the morn-      463-0116 or Jessie Reeder
will be the guest speaker and       noon. A catered meal will be      Church in Kinards will have       club always meets the third      ing service at 11 a.m. The     at 276-4923 or 275-6095.
everyone is invited. A brief        served at a cost of $7. Please    their annual spring revival       Wednesday of each month.         speaker will be Brother Terrie Contact Janie or Jessie for
business meeting will follow.       contact Vicki Hamm to make        beginning with Sunday school      For more information call        Hawkins Sr. of Greenwood.      more details.
   • Bereavement Support            your reservations for the         at 10 a.m. and worship at 11      president Linda Hill at 215-
Group will meet at 11 a.m.          meal and concert at 276-3903      a.m. Rev. James Leverett of       8263.
at the Newberry County              or contact her through her        Bush River Baptist Church            • The Throwback Divas
Office of Hospice Care of           email, vicki.hamm@yahoo.          will be the guest speaker at      Social Club will be celebrat-
South Carolina, 1348 Wilson         com. Deadline for reserva-        2 p.m.                            ing there first anniversary of
Road, next door to All South        tions is March 9. Ellen Hunt’s       • St. Philip’s Lutheran        giving back on Friday, March
Bank. The meeting is for            mother is a member of the         Church’s Relay for Life team      23 at Shooters Bar and Grill.
Newberry County residents           Prime Time Singers.               will have a hamburger/cheese-     If there is an elderly person
who have experienced grief             •The Newberry                  burger luncheon after the         with a need, please contact
due to the death of a loved         Newcomers Club members            worship service from noon         the group’s founder Karen
one during the last year. For       will visit Aiken. The members     until 1:30 p.m. Plates include    Flemon at 537-1020.
more informationcall Dr.            will visit downtown, shop and     a burger with fixings, baked         • Boozer Chapel Baptist
Glenn Mosteller, Chaplain           then go to lunch. Visits to the   beans, chips and tea for $6.      Church invites everyone to
for Hospice Care of South           Hopeland Gardens and the          Tickets can be purchased by       celebrate the fourth annual
Carolina at (803) 335-8067 or       Aiken Thoroughbred Racing         calling the church office at      male choir March 24 at 5:45
(864) 871-2271. There is no         Hall of Fame are also on the      276-5549 or Lori Amick at         p.m.
cost to attend this meeting.        agenda of the day. For addi-      276-1349.                            • The Ushers Ministry
   TUESDAY, MARCH 13                tional information call presi-       •Brown Chapel A.M.E.           of the New Enoree Baptist
   • The Board of Directors         dent Linda Hill at 215-8263.      Church at 1279 Brown              E&M Association will
of the Newberry County                 •The Newberry County           Chapel Road will have their       have its annual workshop on
Disabilities and Special            Water and Sewer Authority         annual family and friends day     March 24 at Renwick Grove
Needs Board will meet at 4          board meeting will be held        at 2 p.m. Guest speaker is        Baptist Church. The speaker
p.m. for their regular board        March 15 at 5 p.m.                Rev. David Owens.                 for will be a representative
meeting in the Newberry                SATURDAY, MARCH 17                UPCOMING EVENTS                from the South Carolina State
Industries Conference Room             •Bethel Baptist Church,           •Newberry County               Baptist Ushers Ministry,
115A Nance St., Newberry.           2503 Bethel Church Road, is       School District is admin-         Lou Amye Coleman Odom.
   • The Prosperity                 selling barbecue chickens for     istering the PASS writing         Questions will be taken.
Business Association will           $8, plate or whole, from 5-7      test to grades five and eight     Registration begins at 9:30
hold its monthly meeting            p.m. There will be a bake sale    on March 20 and March 21.         a.m. and the program begins
at 8 a.m. at Diane’s Stable         during the meal as well and       March 23-27 will be used for      at 10:00 a.m.
Steakhouse, Grace Street,           an auction afterwards. The        make-up testing. For more            • Timeless Tuesdays are

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                                      APARTMENTS??                    Opportunity To Stop Renting.
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                                                                                                                                          Looking for general main-
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             FOR SALE                                                 For More Info.
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                                                                                                        data entry and for another
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Street in Downtown Newberry.          For Immediate                   4BR Surfside Beach House. 1       watering and working with         painting, landscaping, and all
                                                                      Block From Ocean.                 orchids and houseplants. Non-     general maintenance. Must
                                        Occupancy                     $100.00/Night Thru June 1.        smokers with valid drivers li-    have transportation and own
                                                                      $950.00/Week After June 1.        censes are preferred. Apply in    tools. Part-time M-W-F 8 a.m. -
                                          Newly remodeled             Easter and Memorial Day           person at Cater & Holmes          5 p.m. Please call (803)321-
          AUTOMOTIVE                        Playground                Extra. 843-424-3607 or 843-       Orchids, 629 Mendehall Road,      1951 on M, W, or Friday for
                                      Washer/Dryer Connections        358-8378.                         Newberry.                         application details.
                                         No Application Fee
                                      Low $150 Security Deposit

                                     Office Hours Mon.
                                    and Thurs. 8:30 5:00
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                                                                                                                                                           Staff photos by Natalie Netzel|The Observer
Newberry College’s Eleazer Arena is filled with attendees at the Midstate Dove and Quail Banquet Thursday evening.

Locals support Midstate Dove and Quail

Jim Waldrop, left; Tom Henderson, center and Mike Mannel all chat before the auction at the       Savannah Moore pets one of the puppies that was up for auction at the Midstate Dove and Quail banquet
Midstate Dove and Quail Banquet Thursday evening at Newberry College.                             Thursday evening.

                                                                                                                                                       George Routon and District 40 Rep. Walt McLeod
                                                                                                                                                       chat at the Midstate Dove and Quail Banquet
                                                                                                                                                       Thursday in the Newberry College gymnasium.

John Atkins auctions off a slew of items Thursday eve-
ning at the Midstate banquet. Items included hunting                                                                                                   Bobby Willingham and Misty West catch up with
trips, guns and other miscellaneous items to benefit the   Cade Hamm, front and Seth Baggett play with the puppies at the Midstate Dove and Quail      each other the auction starts at the Midstate
organization.                                              Banquet. Only one puppy was actually auctioned off.                                         Dove and Quail Banquet Thursday evening.

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