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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.

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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.

Fundraiser for United Way reading program raises $8,800

Reading remains a priority in the Jasper County School District, and recently the district’s schools each participated in a campaign to raise money for the United Way’s Early Grade Reading initiative.

Ridgeland Elementary School coordinator Chandra Brooks $4,685 for the United Way’s Early Grade Reading initiative.

Jean Tanner/Special to JCST The cooler weather has a swarm of small yellow butterflies filling on the nectar of Jean Tanner’s Bottlebrush blooms.

South Carolina deputy kills suspect in domestic disturbance

<p>YORK, S.C. (AP) &mdash; A South Carolina sheriff&rsquo;s deputy has shot a killed a man after responding to a domestic disturbance call.</p>

Two-state chase leads to one suspect's arrest

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office received a call early Tuesday morning about a suspected burglary at Cooler’s Grocery Store that eventually led to the arrest of a Savannah man following a car chase involving multiple agencies.

Melvin Maurice Morrell /Photo Chatham County Sheriff’s Office

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.

Ridgeland Elementary food drive benefits Hunger Free Zone

The word of the month for Ridgeland Elementary School’s students was “compassion” and the school’s 851 students truly showcased their compassion in November by holding a canned food drive to benefit the county’s Hunger Free Zone.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Ridgeland Elementary School’s food drive raised 1,300 cans for the county’s Hunger Free Zone.

South State Bank food drive benefits Council on Aging

South State Bank’s Clemson–Carolina canned food drive raised 304 food items that will benefit the Jasper County Council on Aging.

South State Bank’s Clemson–Carolina canned food drive raised 304 food items that will benefit the Jasper County Council on Aging.

Hardeeville developing 9,500 homes

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

Lattimore Foundation helps feed 875 people on Thanksgiving

The first volunteer arrived at 7 a.m. An hour later there were 25 people ready to help.

Photos/Siobhan Egan/Special to Jasper County Sun Times Marcus Lattimore serves up Thanksgiving meals for the community along with his wife Miranda and several volunteers at Bar-B-Q Grill in Ridgeland on Thursday. This is the 4th year the Marcus Lattimore Foundation has brought Thanksgiving meals to Jasper County.

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.

Gov. McMaster picks newcomer businesswoman as running mate

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster picked a businesswoman and a political newcomer to be his running mate in next year’s election.

Pamela Evette / Photo: pamelaevette.com
Windi Williams-Weaver/Special to JCST Contributor Windi Williams-Weaver found this Great Egret enjoying the sun.

S.C. Highway Patrol seeks new troopers