Editor’s note: We were all concerned in the last few days about the pending effects of Hurricane Irma. The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm, but it still hit Jasper County Sunday night and throughout Monday with heavy rain and high winds. There was flooding throughout the county. We hope everybody is safe and helps each other in the recovery process.
Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times One of the pools at the 9-11 Memorial in New York City. Monday marked the 16th anniversary of the attacks.
Palmetto Electric Cooperative’s Touchstone Energy Million Dollar Hole-In-One Shootout raised more than $13,000 in support of the Bright Ideas teacher grant program, which provides funding for innovative classroom projects in our local schools.
Photo courtesy Sauls Funeral Home A groundbreaking ceremony for the future Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport is set for Jan. 17. Dean, a Ridgeland native, served aschairman of the Jasper County Aeronautics Commission. He died last September at the age of 94.
Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, praised South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for including a $19 million appropriation for the Jasper County Port Facility Infrastructure Fund in the fiscal year 2017-18 executive budget that was released Tuesday.