Shellie Murdaugh

Hardeeville development moves forward

The city of Hardeeville and the Argent Land Holdings, developers of the proposed 7,351-acre East Argent development, are finalizing their plans.

Ridgeland seeking grant for wastewater treatment plant

The town of Ridgeland, following a public hearing Dec. 5, will apply for a loan/grant with the USDA to seek upgrades at the Jimmy Mixson Water Treatment Plant.

County Council pledges support for culinary institute

The Technical College of the Lowcountry is preparing a great recipe for success with its new Lowcountry Culinary Arts Institute and Interpretative Center.

The TCL Lowcountry Culinary Arts Institute would be similar in appearance to the Culinary Institute of Charleston. (Photo submitted by TCL)

Palmetto Electric check to county will fund spec building

Jasper County will move forward with another new spec building in the Cypress Ridge Industrial Park in Ridgeland thanks in part to a check from Palmetto Electric Cooperative.

Jasper County Council Chairman Marty Sauls, middle, accepts a $328,850 check from Ashley Feaster, of Palmetto Electric, for the county’s 2017 utility tax credits. He is joined by council members Henry Etheridge, left, Theodus Drayton and Tom Johnson. Photo by Shellie Murdaugh/Jasper County Sun Times

UPDATE: Hardeeville man ID’d as victim in fatal train crash

A Hardeeville man died after the vehicle he was driving was struck by a freight train Thursday evening in Hardeeville, according to Jasper County Coroner Martin Sauls.

Anthony Garzilli/JCST Emergency personnel on the scene in Hardeeville after a train struck a car. The driver of the car died.

Help children enjoy Christmas by giving

Santa’s heroes want to take a lot of children shopping in Jasper County for Christmas presents this year.

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with several organizations to make Christmas for children in need.

School board members seek answers to math test scores

A Jasper County school board member has voiced his concerns to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division about recent End-of-Course math test scores.

Kevin Karg

Active shooter class to take place Saturday

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office wants to prepare local churches for any emergency situation that might arise while conducting services.

Veterans to be remembered during wreath ceremony

Several members of the Sun City Veterans Association Color Guard gathered at Ridgeland Cemetery last week to discuss the upcoming Wreaths Across America event set for Dec. 16.

Wreaths are being placed on all of the headstones of known veterans in the Ridgeland Cemetery as a part of the upcoming Wreaths Across America event on Dec. 16. Photos by Shellie Murdaugh/Jasper County Sun Times

School board chair wants improved test scores

During a work session last week, the Jasper County School District’s school board was presented with the latest state test scores.

Priscilla Green

Charter school transfer to Erskine approved

Following a Nov. 30 meeting with the South Carolina Public Charter School District, Royal Live Oaks Academy in Hardeeville received permission to transfer to the Charter Institute at Erskine, according to Royal Live Oaks Executive Director Karen Wicks.

Cops offer safety tips after recent vehicle break-ins

After a few vehicle break-ins around the county this month, local law enforcement wants citizens to remember some important tips to remain safe.

Charter school to see benefits with Erskine partnership

All of those associated with Royal Live Oaks Charter School in Hardeeville can hopefully expect some new opportunities next school year, according to Royal Live Oaks Executive Director Karen Wicks.

Bennett opening Ridgeland practice

Catherine Bennett wants to spend quality time with each of her patients, just as her late father did when he was a doctor.

Catherine Bennett will be opening Bennett Medical Clinic, LLC, on Dec. 1 in Ridgeland. She has several items from her late father's practice, including some photos and a scale that was once in his office. Photo by Shellie Murdaugh/Jasper County Sun Times

Tropical fruits flourish for Moyds

Taking a few steps out of her back door most mornings, MaryCharles Davis-Moyd picks a banana from one of many of her trees and has it for breakfast.

MaryCharles Davis-Moyd and Tedd Moyd, display one of many bunches of bananas grown at their Hardeeville home. Photos by Shellie Murdaugh/Jasper County Sun Times

County receives $550,000 in grant money for revitalization

Jasper County received some welcomed gifts recently in the form of two grants to help with its neighborhood revitalization project.

Palmetto Breeze Transit helps families on Thanksgiving Day

When passengers on a Palmetto Breeze Transit bus get home from work, most stores and food pantries have already closed, leaving them no time to shop for their families.

Margaritaville moves ahead

More than 100,000 people — the majority from the Lowcountry — have shown interest in two existing Latitude Margaritaville properties in Hardeeville and Florida, according to its developers.

Jim Quirk, a Sun City resident, reviewed one of the maps with the developers with Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head during a Forum Club meeting. The developers were invited to provide an update to those living in Sun City on Nov. 17. Photos by Shellie Murdaugh/ Jasper County Sun Times

Green is school board’s new chairwoman

The Jasper County School District has a new board chairwoman following the board’s Nov. 13 meeting.

Priscilla Green was recently elected the new Jasper County School District board chairwoman.

District receives $2.5 million settlement

The Jasper County School District recently received a $2.5 million settlement for construction issues concerning both campuses that began several years ago, according to district officials.