Anthony Garzilli

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.

Running for Cooper: Pope, Malphrus race in NYC marathon to raise epilepsy awareness

First it was the roar of hundreds of cheering supporters, then it was glancing every mile at the supportive note left the night before by his 8-year-old son, and finally, despite exhaustion and cramping in his legs, it was the sight of his family near the finish line that propelled Earl Pope to complete the New York City Marathon.

Photo courtesy Earl Pope Ridgeland’s Earl Pope ran in the New York City Marathon to help raise epilepsy awareness.

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.

Basketball begins: Teams set to tip-off

Hoops season is here.

JCST file photo Jeremiah Faber and the Jaguars begin the basketball season Nov. 17-18 competing in the Windsor Forest Basketball Showcase in Savannah.

SCISA Class A state semifinal: Pee Dee 42, Thomas Heyward 34

The winning streak — and the season — is over.

Thomas Heyward’s season ended Friday in a 42-34 loss to Pee Dee in a SCISA Class A state semifinal.

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Overtime thriller vaults THA to state semifinals

Thomas Heyward’s road to Columbia hasn’t required much of a commute.

Carmen Pinckney/Special to Jasper County Sun Times The Rebels celebrate after Logan Thomas scored in overtime to clinch the 20-14 win.

Martial arts academy wins 11 gold medals

Hardeeville-based Power Pack Martial Arts took home 11 gold medals Oct. 28 at the World Martial Arts Olympia Games in Savannah.

Special to Jasper County Sun Times Power Pack Martial Arts took home 11 gold medals at the World Martial Arts Olympia Games in Savannah. Pictured, from left, are Ayana Gant, Evelene Bolden, Alvin Adkins, Alton Gant and Jaime Riley.

SCISA Class A playoffs: Thomas Heyward 20, Christian Academy 14, OT

Thomas Heyward survived Friday night, and now the Rebels advance to a SCISA state football semifinal.

Coach Nic Shuford is fired up after the Rebels' 20-14 overtime win.

Coca-Cola Consolidated investing $5 million in Jasper County

Coca-Cola is coming to Jasper County.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Jasper County Council chairman Marty Sauls discusses Coca-Cola’s $5 million investment in Jasper County.

Rebels ready to tackle goal: SCISA state-title run

Thomas Heyward is ready for its run at a SCISA Class A state championship.

John Paul playoff berth start of ‘big things’

John Paul II’s final regular-season game was emotional for coach Kevin Wald.

Photo courtesy John Paul II Coach Kevin Wald led the Golden Warriors to a 6-4 regular season. John Paul opens the SCISA Class A playoffs Friday against Dillon.

Rebels win Region 2-A crown

THA QB Thomas selected for All-American game

Logan Thomas, a senior at Thomas Heyward Academy, has been named an Offense-Defense All-American and has been invited to participate in the 12th Annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities Dec. 27-30 in New Orleans, La.

Jags expect to continue to play hard

A season that began with great promise has spiraled into a losing skid, but Ridgeland-Hardeeville High football coach Jahmaal Nelson said he still expects the Jaguars to play hard.

Rebels ready to clinch region crown

Thomas Heyward continues to look like a SCISA Class A state-title contender.

Carmen Pinckney/Special to JCST Thomas Heyward continues to enjoy a successful season. The Rebels beat Palmetto Christian XX-XX Friday for their sixth straight win.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times The First Tee of the Lowcountry helps kids learn lessons. At Saturday's golf clinic, the group was encouraged to introduce themselves to each other.

The First Tee brings golf clinic to Ridgeland

Sometimes golf lessons begin with a handshake.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Luke Averkin, 8, takes a swing during The First Tee of the Lowcountry’s free clinic at Turpin Park in Ridgeland. The program seeks to instill core values into participants.

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.

Slideshow: Celebrating Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School’s homecoming

Ridgeland-Hardeeville High celebrated a fun homecoming on Friday. The parade filled the streets of downtown Ridgeland and featured grand marshal Deloris Young.