• A Barnwell native has caught the attention of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Phazahn Odom was among 20-plus young athletes hoping to impress the coaches at the Pittsburgh Steelers mini camp for a spot on the National Football League team. Before the three-day camp kicked off, Coach Mike Tomlin let the young hopefuls know it was up to them to seize the opportunity in front of them.

    The 6-foot-8-inch tall Odom did just that.

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On Sunday, May 21, Will Nolind of Williston-Elko High inked his letter of intent to play baseball at Limestone College next spring.

Nolind, who was a standout in football and baseball for the Blue Devils, said he felt comfortable with the selection of Limestone College.

“It’s a small school with a good family-type environment,” Nolind said. “The coaches up there really made me feel welcome. It’s a full scholarship so it gives me a great opportunity to better myself both academically and on the baseball field.”

Opinion »

Dear graduates,

First, we want to congratulate you all on your achievement! From kindergarten through high school, and some through college, you have studied, memorized, calculated, analyzed and recited. You have been tested (and retested), scored and graded.

Now you have reached the final week of school.

Wow. It seems like standing at the edge of a canyon, feeling the wind on your face and having the urge to fly like the birds around you.