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JCST staff reports

Man charged in 2014 Bluffton murder gets 4 life sentences

A man accused of murdering a 70-year-old Bluffton woman and another elderly South Carolina woman in 2014 has been given four life sentences after pleading Monday in Beaufort County General Sessions Court, the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office said.

Photo courtesy 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office Jerry Lee Manigault

6 transported to hospital after Ridgeland crash

Six people were injured in a two-vehicle accident involving a hayride around 8 p.m. Saturday in Ridgeland, according to Jasper County Fire-Rescue Public Information Officer Richard M. Hughes.

S.C. DMV adds online license renewal

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles announced that most residents who have regular driver’s licenses now can renew them online.

Youth soccer scores

Jasper County Recreation Department standings

USDA offers food safety tips for areas affected by Hurricane Irma

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has tips to protect food during a storm.

New Audi dealership planned at New River Auto Mall

Audi Hilton Head will soon have a new facility at New River Auto Mall.

Michelle Flores/JCST Hardeeville and Jasper County officials help break ground Tuesday on Audi Hilton Head at New River Auto Mall.

‘Yappy Hour’ helps launch animal shelter initiative

Subaru of Hilton Head held its July “Yappy Hour” July 26 at New River Auto Mall.

Courtesy of Elizabeth Poole Jasper Animal Rescue Mission volunteer Susan Schake with Georgia, a 1-year-old terrier mix, and Jill Jauch, marketing and advertising manager at Peacock Automotive.

South Carolina sales tax holiday set for Aug. 4-6

South Carolina’s annual sales tax holiday is this weekend, Aug. 4-6.

Jasper groups awarded grants

Jasper County groups were recently awarded grants through the Coastal Community Foundation’s The Beaufort Fund.

Courtesy of Monica Tanouye Jasper County organizations were awarded grants through The Beaufort Group. Among the winners were Jasper County Council on Aging, KT Destiny Center, Agape Family Life Center and Antioch Educational Center.