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Opinion

Editorial: School behavior initiative helps students build identity

Talented marched into the Ridgeland Elementary School multipurpose room along with Caring and Gentle and Brave and Shy. They were joined by Strong and Friendly and Handsome.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Ridgeland Elementary School students part of Team Courage perform for parents and staff.

Hardeeville Chamber hyped for holiday season

The Greater Hardeeville Chamber of Commerce is ready for the holiday season.

Editorial: Community’s generosity showcased

The season of giving is well underway in Jasper County, evidenced by November’s show of generosity.

Editorial: Thankful for a great Thanksgiving tradition

We are thankful for the continuation of a burgeoning Thanksgiving tradition.

JCST file photo For the fourth consecutive year, former University of South Carolina star Marcus Lattimore, right, and his family will visit Ridgeland to help those in need on Thanksgiving. Lattimore is pictured with his stepfather Vernon Smith.

Plenty to be thankful for in Hardeeville

November is the month of Thanksgiving and the past 12 months have given the city of Hardeeville much to be thankful for. The list starts with the recovery of Sgt. Kelvin Grant of the Hardeeville Police Department and Justin Smith of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department.

Harry Williams

Editorial: Saluting county’s veterans

The weekend was a time to begin prepping for Thanksgiving and the upcoming Christmas season, but we made sure to take a moment Saturday to recognize Veterans Day and think about the many county residents who served and continue to serve.

Transparency is under the rug

Police across South Carolina and America have spent millions of dollars on officer body cameras. But The New York Times just reported that a rigorous study released last week shows that these cameras have almost no effect on officer behavior.

Bill Rogers

Editorial: Jobs announcement sign of growth

News of Coca-Cola’s pending arrival quickly made its way through the county.

Editorial: Fall’s a great time to support our football teams

We finally have a taste of fall weather — even a little frost covered our windshield — and the cool conditions have us thinking about one of the joys of the season: playoff football.

Photo courtesy Carmen Pinckney/Special to JCST

Editorial: Community can help by sharing food, supplies

Myra Collins saw a need a couple of years ago and she made sure to take action.

Editorial: Golf clinic gives kids life lessons

We were at Turpin Park in Ridgeland Saturday morning as The First Tee of the Lowcountry hosted the first of five planned free golf clinics.

Mayor’s memo: Collaboration will help Lowcountry thrive

For the past 15 months I’ve been writing here about the happenings in Hardeeville. It is an exciting time for our city and more good news will be coming in the next 15 months.

Harry Williams

Editorial: THA student comes to sister’s rescue

Good deeds aren’t reserved just for adults, sometimes a 5-year-old can save the day.

Carmen Pinckney/Special to JCSTCarmen Pinckney/Special to JCST THA kindergarten student Bryer Daley is awarded a certificate of Valor from Jasper County Fire-Rescue chief Wilbur Daley after he rescued his sister, Kinley, after she fell into a swimming pool.

Editorial: Communication kept county informed during storm

Hurricane Irma has passed our county, but before we move on to a fall season full of events, we want to acknowledge the constant communication throughout the storm that kept the county informed.

Editorial: Heartened by community’s kindness toward strangers

They arrived in Ridgeland on their way back to Orlando, Tampa, Miami and all parts of Florida. They were tired and hungry, and their dogs needed to stretch.

Mayor’s memo: Public Works important part of city services

The sounds of construction will be heard on Martin Street this fall as renovations begin on Police Headquarters, the Municipal Court and the Hargray Building. And in early 2018, construction will begin on a new Fire Station 81.

Harry Williams

Editorial: Help each other during storm recovery

We had a week of high anxiety.

Editorial: Remember lives lost on Sept. 11

Editor’s note: We were all concerned in the last few days about the pending effects of Hurricane Irma. The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm, but it still hit Jasper County Sunday night and throughout Monday with heavy rain and high winds. There was flooding throughout the county. We hope everybody is safe and helps each other in the recovery process.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times One of the pools at the 9-11 Memorial in New York City. Monday marked the 16th anniversary of the attacks.

Editorial: Kudos for hurricane relief efforts

We remember well the type of destruction a hurricane can bring. Hurricane Matthew ripped through the county last October, causing downed power lines and trees and flooded roads.

Photo special to JCST A car filled with supplies headed to Texas to help with hurricane relief efforts.

Editorial: Community gives support to teen

A 17-year-old Hardeeville resident in need of a heart transplant is getting love and support from his community.

Raquel Medrano/Special to the Jasper County Sun Times - Nathaniel suffers from an incurable heart condition, MakeAWish sponsored Nathaniel and gifted him with a trip to Disney World.