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Health scholarship

Smith Receives Harrison Rush Health Scholarship Chelsea Smith (left), a graduate of Nanih Waiya High School, is the recipient of the Dan Harrison Rush Health Systems Endowed Scholarship at East Central Community College in Decatur. She is pictured with donor…

Smith receives

Smith Receives Williamson-Chisolm Memorial Scholarship Stephanie Smith (left), a graduate of Nanih Waiya High School, is the recipient of the Jones and Carrie Williamson & Bascom and Hattie Chisolm Memorial Scholarship at East Central Community College in Decatur. She is…

Winston native Johnson elected AAMA officer

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…

Nursing scholarship

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…

Maben UMC pastor begins 7th year

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…

Jones receives scholarship

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…

Summer fun and reading

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. 

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

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…

McCool receives

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.

Helping others could solve a lot of issues

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…