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SCISA champs have local roots

Jasper County has strong ties to a state-championship football team in Charleston.

Senior center gets helping hand

On Aug. 26, a team from the Hilton Head campus of NewSpring Church, led by one of the pastors, Nathan Wood, came with smiles and enthusiasm to help the Hardeeville Senior Center with landscaping, painting and gutter cleaning.

Special to JCST A team from the Hilton Head campus of NewSpring church helped fix up the Hardeeville Senior Center.

RHHS grad Bostick enjoys river protection internship

Tori Bostick, a 2015 graduate of Ridgeland-Hardeeville High, served as an intern at Washington River Protection Solutions in Richland, Wash.

Special to Jasper County Sun Times Tori Bostick, a 2015 graduate of Ridgeland-Hardeeville High, interned at Washington River Protection Solutions in Richland, Wash.

Walterboro man sentenced to 51 years in Hampton murder

A Walterboro man was convicted in the 2015 shooting death of a Hampton apartment complex building manager, according to the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Photo courtesy 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office Sidney Holmes

Charter school’s Couch an outstanding delegate

Isabella Couch, an eighth-grader at Royal Live Oaks Academy, was recognized for her performance as a delegate representing Nigeria at the 19th Annual Georgia Southern University Coastal Georgia Center Middle School Model United Nations Conference.

Special to JCST Isabella Couch, an eighth-grader at Royal Live Oaks Academy, was named outstanding delegate for the African Union at the 19th Annual Georgia Southern University Coastal Georgia Center Middle School Model United Nations Conference.

World War II exhibit set for Saturday

The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage received a $7,000 grant, awarded by the South Carolina Humanities Council, for its World War II exhibit, Homegrown Heroes: The Lowcountry in World War II.

Pow Wow in Hardeeville this weekend

The Lowcountry Pow Wow and Cultural Festival at Millstone Landing in Hardeeville is set for March 11-12.

JCST file photo The Lowcountry Pow Wow and Cultural Festival is March 11-12.

PAL launches “1,000 Lives Worth Saving” campaign

When mere dollars mark the difference between life and death for a pet, nonprofits like Palmetto Animal League (PAL) have to get creative with fundraising.

Bluffton Rotary donates $500 to Royal Live Oaks Academy

Royal Live Oaks Academy Charter School accepted a $500 check from the Bluffton Rotary Club on Jan. 25.

Photo courtesy Royal Live Oaks Academy Pictured from left, Jesse Floyd (Literacy Coach), Dani Breidung (Rotary Club Secretary), Michael Putich (Rotary Club President), Earl Herman (2nd Grade Teacher), Jay Parks (Rotary Club Service Projects Director) and Maria Urbin (2nd Grade Reading Interventionist).

$1.1 million for post-hurricane crisis counseling

Jasper County residents affected by Hurricane Matthew can benefit from a grant awarded to South Carolina.

Palmetto Electric warns customers about scams during holiday season

Palmetto Electric Cooperative reminds the public during the holiday season how to avoid scams perpetrated either on the telephone or in person.

Charter school students give moms a treat

Royal Live Oaks Academy charter school students treated their mothers to sweet treats on Nov. 16-17.

Special to Jasper County Sun Times Royal Live Oaks Academy charter school students treated their mothers to sweet treats on Nov. 16-17. The event organizers were, from left, Tara Ager, Latasha Blathers, Dr. Stevenson, Jeanette Dunham, and nurse Sharon Williams.

Ridgeland High class of 1976 celebrates reunion

The Ridgeland High School class of 1976 celebrated its 40th class reunion Nov. 4-6.

Special to Jasper Couny Sun Times The Ridgeland class of 1976 celebrated its 40th reunion. Front row, Helen Rhett Benson, Rose Ready Green, Mary Jones Darien, Arlene Shuler Darien, Sharon Terry Bahar, Renee Brown, Elizabeth Jenkins, Cynthia Orr Singleton, Patricia Patterson Robinson; second row, Rhonna Hugue Kelson, Cynthia Brown Robino, Jannie Pinckney Barnes, Evelyn Newton Dickerson, Ruby Gregory Dupont, Vera Frazier Sauls, Alfreda Smith, Mableleen Primus Brown, Priscilla Jones Fraser, Rose Hamilton, Earl White, Stephanie Dalton Smith; back row, Joseph Simmons, MacArthur Hamilton, Arthur Bolden, Michael Simmons, Jack Lee, Henry White, Jerome White, James Williams, Tyrone Mouzon, Joel Horry, Carlos Toomer, Benjamin White, Timothy Benson, Dave Burns.

Solicitor’s Office collection site for Toys for Tots

The 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office will collect new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots until Dec. 14.

22 teachers win Palmetto Electric Bright Ideas grants

Palmetto Electric Trust and Palmetto Electric Cooperative awarded $45,320 to winning teachers and their team members through the 13th annual Bright Ideas grant program. The prize team visited classrooms and awarded grants this week.

Photo courtesy Palmetto Electric Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School teacher Sharon Bush, holding balloon, with her students. Bush won a Bright Ideas grant for "Newsroom WHAN News."

Ridgeland native earns nursing ribbon

Courtesy of Newberry College

Sarah Reed of Ridgeland was one of 17 senior nursing students at Newberry College who was presented with nursing ribbons as symbols of their preparedness to serve as compassionate caregivers.

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A four-course dinner event Sept. 9 will benefit the
Morris Center For Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.

Scott Miller/Clemson University

Jennifer Pinckney presents awards to participants of the first 4-H Clementa Pinckney Leadership Conference.

Catfish tournament in August

Swingin' Medallions perform Friday

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The Swingin’ Medallions will perform at the Jasper County Farmers’ Market Friday, June 3.