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Pinckney, Habersham are 4-H council members

The State 4-H Teen Council has named two members.

U.S. 17 resurfacing wrapping up

In February, S.C. Department of Transportation held an open house for the public to explain its U.S. 17 expansion project. And eight months later — as travelers to and from Savannah have noticed — resurfacing work has been underway.

JCST photo Road work continues on U.S. 17 in Jasper County.

Area governments form ‘regional think tank’

Elected officials and staff from Hardeeville, Bluffton, Hilton Head Island and Beaufort and Jasper counties came together recently for the first official meeting of a new Southern Lowcountry Regional Board.

Hurricane Irma slams Caribbean islands as Category 5 storm

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (AP) — Hurricane Irma roared into the Caribbean with record-setting force early Wednesday, shaking people in their homes on the islands of Antigua and Barbuda on a path toward Puerto Rico and possibly Florida by the weekend.

Men load recently purchased wood panels to be used for boarding up windows in preparation for Hurricane Irma, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017. Irma grew into a dangerous Category 5 storm, the most powerful seen in the Atlantic in over a decade, and roared toward islands in the northeast Caribbean Tuesday. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Jean Tanner/Special to Jasper County Sun Times A ‘first flight out’ for a fledgling mockingbird. He takes a rest in a wisteria bush.

As Harvey finally fizzles, a look at what made it so nasty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The slow-moving, super-wet and especially devastating storm named Harvey is finally fizzling.

FILE - This photo made available by NASA shows Hurricane Harvey over Texas on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, seen from the International Space Station. Experts say a combination of unusual factors turned Harvey into a deadly monster. The storm intensified just before it hit land, parked itself over one unfortunate area and dumped a record amount of rain. (Randy Bresnik/NASA via AP)

Sheriff's deputies seize guns, drugs

Guns and drugs seized by the Jasper County Sheriff's Office

South Carolina couple sues Amazon over eclipse glasses

<p>COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) &mdash; A South Carolina couple is suing online retailer Amazon over what they claim were faulty pairs of eclipse glasses that resulted in eye injuries, headaches and blurry vision.</p>

Gas prices surge higher as drivers rush to fill their tanks

The spike in gasoline prices in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey has hit the accelerator

A customer walks into an Exxon filling station and convenience store location where a sign on the door reads, “No Gas,” Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Bedford, Texas. It’s getting harder to fill gas tanks in parts of Texas where some stations are out of fuel and pump costs are spiking. A major gasoline pipeline shuttered due to Harvey may be able to resume shipping fuel from the Houston area by Sunday, which could ease gasoline shortages across the southern U.S. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Want to help? Here’s how to give in Harvey’s wake

NEW YORK (AP) — Charities are stepping up their donation requests in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which has devastated South Texas and on Wednesday hit southwestern Louisiana. At least 18 people have died, and countless residents are displaced from their homes.

Volunteer Elizabeth Haley organizes boxes of infant diapers donated for hurricane Harvey victims at a North Dallas donation drop off location, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

New dates for Men’s breakfast

The Hardeeville-Ridgeland Community Men’s Breakfast recently voted to make a donation to help the Hardeeville Police Department purchase automated external defibrillators. The units purchased will be in police vehicles in Hardeeville to help save lives.

Labor Day week deadlines

The deadline for display advertisements, announcements and news items for next week’s Jasper County Sun Times is 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. The deadline for classified advertisements is 12 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1.

Raising funds for Hardeeville teen with life-threatening heart ailment

At 17 years old, most teenagers spend their days thinking about college, homework and video games.

Raquel Medrano/Special to the Jasper County Sun Times - Nathaniel (left) stands with his older brother. Nathaniel has three siblings, an older brother, a younger brother, and younger sister.

Dads asked to bring children to school for day

All dads are encouraged to bring their children to school Tuesday, Sept. 5 as part of the Million Father March.

Boys & Girls Club names new director

Jasper County’s Boys &Girls Club has a new unit director.

City annexes for public works facility

At the Aug. 17 Hardeeville City Council meeting, the city took a step toward annexing 5.09 acres of property into the city and also approved amendments to the budget.

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.

The Latest: Houston to open up at least 2 more big shelters

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local):

Lupe Tijerina, left, and Andy Guerra, center, and Felix Tijerina, right, work to salvage items from their family home that was destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Rockport, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Group says South Carolina DUI video law is too complicated

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s drunken driving laws are tilted too far in favor of people who drive under the influence and that shows up in the willingness of authorities to take plea bargains to lesser charges, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Klaus Ritter/Special to Jasper County Sun Times This gecko was caught hanging around town.