The annual “Queen for a Year,” program of the Antioch Baptist Sunday School Convention, will be conducted 4 p.m., Jan. 13, at New Home Baptist Church, 2076 Old HWY 52, Oakley. Rev. Milton Scott, Vice Moderator of the Antioch Baptist Association is host pastor.

Each church is requested to participate by sending a representative between the ages of toddler to 18 years, with a donation. The contest winner will be determined on a membership percentage formula of each participating church. Contestants are to wear white. The completed application received by each church of the association is to be submitted to Min. Shirley Phyall-Snipe, 313 Tall Tree Rd., Bonneau, 29431. The deadline date on the form, submitted to churches, is to be adhered to.

Family Reunion Plans

The bi-annual family reunion of the Jefferson family will be conducted July 18-21, 2019 in Charlotte, N.C. President Walker-Gary states that registration is now open and provided the following registration fee reminders: Adults, ages 11 and up, $105; Ages 10 – 4, $45; ages 3 and under, free. Persons interested in paying registration fees in installments may do so through an established family reunion PayPal email address. Contact the reunion treasurer, Chanda Kelly, prior to doing so to secure the website address and other important registration information.

Women Standing Firm

A “Women Standing Firm” Conference will be conducted 9:30 a.m., Jan. 26, at the Moncks Corner Family Life Center, 500 E. Main Street, Moncks Corner. The theme, for the conference is “Resurge”, with emphasis on rejection, healing and rejoicing, conducted by Minister Stephanie G. Mazyck, of God’s Way World Outreach Ministry along with Apostle Cleo Pringle, Love and Helping Hand Center, Moncks Corner.


Sincere expressions of sympathy are sent to the Pernell Mack, Gwendolyn Wigfall Crosby, Geraldine Wiggins and Simon Mitchell families. We were saddened to hear of their passing.

Items of Interest

Send items of interest to Yvonne Barnes, 1458 Colonel Maham Dr., Pineville, SC 2 9468, or email