Post Ebola County Meets On in 5 Cities

first_imgOver 10,000 fans from host Grand Bassa, including Sinoe, Bong and River Gee counties, and the eight teams, are expected to formally parade the principal streets of the Port City Buchanan at 9:00am today and climax it with an indoor program at the Doris Williams Sports Stadium.Defending football champions Grand Bassa, dubbed the Gbezohn Boys are expected to be in their dominant red, while Bong County, also called the Kpatawi Boys will wear orange.Bassa has a lot to do to maintain morale and the trophy in front of their spectators, while traditional finalist Bong County is full of surprises.At 2:00pm, the kickball teams for both sides will kick off the tournament and two hours later, the football squads will continue the ball rolling.Chief referee Lamin Kamara is expected to be in the centre of the football game, while the ref for the kickball game has not been announced.Though Sinoe and River Gee have not made exploits in the County Meet for about a decade, Senators J. Milton Teahjah and Commany Wesseh have decided to make headways in the first County Meet since their election in December 2014.Reports say the two underdog counties are convinced they will emerge from Group I which favorites, Bassa and Bong have to prove them wrong.However, the Cabinet led by Director Jordan Solunteh is expected on the field, including diplomatic corps.On Sunday, December 13, the County Meet continues with kickball and football matches, including three other venues – Sanniquellie, Zwedru and Kakata.In Bassa, Sinoe and River Gee will lock horns with each other in both kickball, while in Sanniquellie Cape Mount County will rub shoulders with Bomi County in kickball and football and Nimba County will host Maryland County also in both sports.In Zwedru, River Cess meets Grand Kru and Grand Gedeh faces Lofa in kickball and football. In Kakata, Margibi hosts Montserrado in both kickball and football. Two winners from each zone will come in Monrovia – the fifth city for finals. The tournament will run from December 12, 2015 to January 17, 2016.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Florida sex offender arrested in Virginia

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityState police were notified in midmorning that the U.S. Marshals Service had tracked Mitchell to a truck stop on Interstate81, near the West Virginia border. Four state troopers surrounded Mitchell and took him into custody without incident around noon. Mitchell was being served federal and state warrants, none from Virginia, said Geller, who had no further details. She did not know whether he had a lawyer. The 15-year-old girl spurred a statewide manhunt when she sneaked out of her house before dawn on Monday. She told friends she was running away for love, to be with a boy she met online. She believed Mitchell was in his early 20s. The Associated Press is not naming the girl because she is a suspected sexual abuse victim. Police believe heavy publicity in the hours after the girl disappeared pressured him into dropping her off at a Wal-Mart in the Florida Panhandle. The girl told authorities Mitchell had a handgun and said he would kill her if she drew attention to herself in the store. He told her he was going to another part of the store and would meet her in five minutes, then disappeared, authorities said. Mitchell had 14 prior arrests ranging from burglary and bomb threats to lewd and lascivious conduct, police said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. – A sex offender accused of running off with a 15-year-old Florida girl has been arrested, police said Saturday. The girl was released at a Wal-Mart store this week. William Joe Mitchell, 46, was arrested by Virginia State Police at a gas station in Winchester, Va., according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in central Florida. Mitchell is being held without bond at the Frederick County regional jail, said Corinne Geller, spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police. last_img read more