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

Kelley Humphries Nursing Sch - Kayla Covington

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

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


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