Jasper County Sun Times

UPDATE: More photos of a snow day in Jasper County

It’s a snow day in Jasper County!

Photo courtesy Romona Gaspard Westerfield. A snowman enjoys the winter storm.

SCE&G urges reduced energy use

Ridgeland parade celebrates Christmas

The town of Ridgeland was in the holiday spirit Thursday as it hosted its annual Christmas parade. Downtown was alive with lights and music and a large crowd celebrated the season.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times The town of Ridgeland’s Christmas parade offered a fun way to enjoy the holiday season. These carolers sang for downtown crowd.

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: 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: Hoping respectful rivalry continues

Let’s keep this going. We want more.

Editorial: Wishing fire chief well on retirement plans

One thing was clear when we spoke to Wilbur Daley about his pending retirement as the county’s fire chief and director of emergency services: he’s not finished helping people.

Wilbur Daley

Editorial: Blood drive sparks community support

We were encouraged to see a parade of people last Thursday at Ridgeland Baptist Church as they waited to donate blood.

Editorial: Good luck, Class of 2017

There was a palpable feeling of optimism last week during Royal Live Oaks Academy’s graduation, the first for the Hardeeville-based charter school.

Photo courtesy Jasper County Fire Rescue Jasper County Fire Rescue helped grant the wish of a terminally ill Jasper County girl who has dreamed of being a firefighter.

Hole-In-One shootout raises $13,000

Palmetto Electric Cooperative’s Touchstone Energy Million Dollar Hole-In-One Shootout raised more than $13,000 in support of the Bright Ideas teacher grant program, which provides funding for innovative classroom projects in our local schools.

Police: Escaped Savannah prisoner captured in Hardeeville

Police say a man who escaped from Savannah’s Coastal Transitional Center over the weekend was captured Monday morning in Hardeeville.

Editorial: NFL dream continues for Ridgeland’s Polite

The National Football League dream continues for one of Jasper County’s own.

Editorial: Hardeeville Lions Club offers ‘blessing’ for homeless

Ava Comer’s work as executive director of Hardeeville’s Greater Chamber of Commerce helped inspire her to lead a Hardeeville Lions Club drive to help the county’s homeless population.

Editorial: Bomb threats were no joke

Ridgeland-Hardeeville High students stand outside the school last Wednesday morning after a bomb threat. The school was given an all-clear around noon.

Celebrate airport groundbreaking

A long-awaited day finally has a definitive date.

Photo courtesy Sauls Funeral Home A groundbreaking ceremony for the future Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport is set for Jan. 17. Dean, a Ridgeland native, served aschairman of the Jasper County Aeronautics Commission. He died last September at the age of 94.

Sen. Davis: Gov. Haley reaffirms commitment to port

Sen. Tom Davis, R-Beaufort, praised South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for including a $19 million appropriation for the Jasper County Port Facility Infrastructure Fund in the fiscal year 2017-18 executive budget that was released Tuesday.