National County Meet Reaches Phase Two

first_imgThe draw for Phase Two of the National County Sports Meet was yesterday held in Monrovia with eight teams drawn in two groups.Defending soccer champions Grand Bass County will be going against 2015 3rd place winner Lofa County in Group B in their first match.Lofa County during the group stage topped Group I ahead of Margibi and Bong counties with four points after defeating Bong and securing a point against Margibi County, while Grand Bass finished as runners-up in Group- IV with two points behind group leaders Grand Cape Mount. Group II winners, Nimba County that collected seven points out of three group matches, will play Margibi County in Group B’s second match.In Group A, Maryland County will go against Group II runners-up, Montserrado County, while Grand Cape Mount County will battle River Gee County.In the Kickball, Margibi County will go against Maryland County on Tuesday, December 20, and Grand Gedeh County will lock horns with Montserrado County in Group A matches.In Group B, Grand Bassa will take on Bong County, while defending champions Nimba County will be playing against Gbarpolu County.The draw which was held at the Sports Commission on Broad Street was attended by officials from the Ministry of Youth & Sports, county team officials and observers.The second phase is expected to kick-off on Tuesday, December 20.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Firefighters respond to blaze at condemned house

first_imgThe fire department was called around 1 a.m. and they arrived to find the fire was fully involved, said deputy fire chief Bob Fulton.“We worked on it for a few hours, and we ended up having to bring a backhoe in to pull apart the building so we could get at the places where the fire was still burning, in the attic and in the wall spaces, because it wasn’t safe for us to make entry into the building,” said Fulton. “The roof failed fairly early on into the fire, and then portions of the rest of the structure were failing as the fire was going on.”He said investigators are still trying to determine if anyone lived in the home, because there was a sign indicating the structure had been condemned, but there were personal possessions found at the site that indicated a person(s) may have still been living there.- Advertisement -However, he said there was no sign anyone was inside at the time of the fire, and no other injuries were reported, as the fire was contained to the house. The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.Fulton said older buildings like the one in question do pose particular challenges for firefighters. He said many older homes have paper and sawdust insulation, for instance, and some were constructed with “balloon framing,” which essentially means the frame of the house is continuous and allows fire to readily travel from floor to floor.More information on his incident will be posted as it becomes available.Advertisementlast_img read more