Category: News

Winston native Johnson elected AAMA officer

Newly elected  officers of the African American Mayors Association include two South Carolinians. From left, Columbia, S.C. Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin, president; Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James, first vice president; New Haven, Conn. Mayor Toni Hart, second vice president; Normandy, Mo. Mayor Patrick Green, treasurer; Holly Hill, S.C. Mayor William Johnson, secretary.

By Cindy O’Neil
Managing Editor/Holly Hill Observer/Santee Striper

Holly Hill Mayor William Johnson was one of about 150 African American mayors from across the country that met in Washington D.C. for the annual African American Mayors Association (AAMA) Conference held … Read more

Nursing scholarship

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Covington Receives Humphries Nursing Scholarship

Kayla Covington (left), a graduate of Nanih Waiya High School, is the recipient of the Kelley Humphries Nursing Scholarship at East Central Community College. She is pictured with donor representatives (from left) Alta Kate Humphries … Read more

Maben UMC pastor begins 7th year

TERRY HARPOLE
The Rev. Scarlet and Tim Shepperd

By Terry Harpole

Maben United Methodist Church, a church that for a few years back shared its pastor with Double Springs, Providence and even Pheba and Cedar Bluff Methodist churches, was happy to have its pastor return and begin her … Read more

Jones receives scholarship

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Jones Receives Boswell Memorial Scholarship

Michael Jones (left), a graduate of Nanih Waiya High School, is the recipient of the Ernest Harrison Boswell Memorial Scholarship at East Central Community College in Decatur. He is pictured with Carolyn Huey, a member … Read more

Summer fun and reading

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Black Girls Read is a summer reading program for middle and high school girls. This program started on June 6. It is held each Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., June 6 – July 25, 2015. … Read more

Local author Booth announces newbook ‘Popcorn Millie meets Raze Tillie’

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From press reports/ Submitted

Recent release ‘Popcorn Millie Meets Roze Tillie” from Page Publishing author Rhonda Booth is a heartfelt children’s book that encourages families to mourn and find faith to when dealing with a death.

Rhonda Booth, a devoted … Read more

McCool receives

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McCool Receives Wilks-Palmer Scholarship

Katie McCool (left), a graduate of Winston Academy, is the recipient of the Wilks-Palmer Scholars Scholarship at East Central Community College in Decatur. … Read more

Helping others could solve a lot of issues

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A wise, old black man walked into the Journal office a couple years back. He didn’t stay long, but what he had to say really stuck with me. I didn’t recognize him at first with his long beard and he … Read more

Mayes Scholarship

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Doster Receives Mayes Memorial Scholarship

Hallie Doster (right), a graduate of Noxapater High School, is the recipient of the Thomas Rudolph Mayes Memorial Scholarship at East Central Community College. She is pictured with donor representative Jackie Etie during the annual … Read more