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Technical College unveils 2 programs

The Technical College of the Lowcountry Center for Business and Workforce Solutions held a ribbon cutting Nov. 10 for TCL’s new Mobile Welding Training Center and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program.

Photo courtesy TCL The Technical College of the Lowcountry Center for Business and Workforce Solutions held a ribbon cutting Nov. 10 for TCL’s new Mobile Welding Training Center and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) program.

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.

Fire department receives go-ahead for construction project

In a decision more than two years in the making, the Ridgeland Fire Department will begin initial construction on a new portion of its building in January.

Hardeeville developing 7,300-acre community

Hardeeville recently opened an early Christmas present.

1st lawsuit filed over missing South Carolina seal

<p>COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) &mdash; The first legal challenge has been filed following the discovery that more than a hundred South Carolina laws are missing the state seal. </p>

This Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, photo shows a stack of legislation missing the Great Seal of the State of South Carolina, a mark that’s required by the state constitution for bills to be officially enacted, at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History in Columbia, S.C. Secretary of State Mark Hammond, who says he discovered in August some acts were missing the seal, told The Associated Press on Friday he’ll ensure new bills have the mark going forward but that he expects hearings over the missing ones. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Try these delicious Thanksgiving recipes

Suddenly, inexplicably, we find ourselves in the middle of Thanksgiving week.

Roasted brussels sprouts. File photo

South Carolina Supreme Court ends 24-year-old school lawsuit

<p>COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) &mdash; After 24 years, a landmark lawsuit over education funding in South Carolina has come to an end but the debate has not, as one Supreme Court justice said that to continue the case would be a &ldquo;gross oversight of judicial power,&rdquo; but another accused the court of losing its will.</p>

Hardeeville Elementary students honor senior citizens

Hardeeville Elementary School hosted its annual Thanksgiving Dinner to honor senior citizens. The event on Friday was filled with laughter and lots of fun.

Photo courtesy Jasper County School District Hardeeville Elementary School hosted its annual Thanksgiving Dinner to honor senior citizens.

KOA campground earns 2 awards

The Point South/Yemassee KOA Journey Campground, owned and operated by the Olendorf family, was awarded the 2018 KOA President’s Award and KOA Founder’s Award by Kampgrounds of America Inc., the world’s largest system of family-friendly campgrounds.

Courtesy KOA Campgrounds

Klaus Ritter/Special to JCST A butterfly ventures out in the cold

Holiday cheer: Lattimore returning to host Thanksgiving

The giving at Thanksgiving continues.

Jasper County Sun Times file photo Former Gamecocks football star Marcus Lattimore and his foundation will return to Ridgeland and the Bar-B-Q-Grill this Thanksgiving to help give out free meals for the fourth consecutive year.

After nuclear debacle, utility asks to cut S. Carolina rates

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — With customers angry that they’re still paying for a defunct multibillion-dollar nuclear reactor project, a co-owner of the South Carolina plant says it now wants to cut power rates and offer other givebacks.

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. President Keller Kissam speaks at the company’s headquarters on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Cayce, S.C., about cutting customers’ rates in half over the next three years, following the abandonment of construction of two nuclear reactors. Kissam said SCE&G will ask regulators immediately to reduce customer rates by 3.5 percent, with company shareholders bearing remaining net construction costs for the next 50 years. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

The Latest: Power company wants to cut South Carolina rates

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. plans after failed nuclear project (all times local):

S. Carolina officials announce 1st flu death of season

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials have confirmed the state’s first flu-related death this flu season.

California gunman’s wife found dead; death toll climbs to 5

RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — The wife of a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a Northern California town was found dead inside their home, authorities announced Wednesday, raising the death toll from the attack to five.

Yellow tags mark where bullet casings found at one of the scenes of a shooting spree at Rancho Tehama Reserve, near Corning, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Law enforcement says that five people, including the shooter were killed, and several people including some children were injured during the shooting spree that occurred at multiple locations. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

UPDATE: 5 Jasper residents among 13 charged after multi-agency drug raid

A multi-agency investigation into the distribution of cocaine, crack cocaine and opiates ended Nov. 15 in the arrest of 13 suspects — five from Jasper County — on charges of alleged conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms of cocaine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

J & J Machinery Transport brings jobs to Ridgeland

J & J Machinery Transport, Inc., a company specializing in the transport and relocation of precision industrial and commercial machinery, has invested $2.5 million and created eight jobs at the former Daniel Defense facility at 58 Firefly Drive in Ridgeland, the SouthernCarolina Alliance said.