JCST Staff Report

Sheriff: Driver arrested on drugs, gun charges

A gun and drugs were found Tuesday after a traffic stop, according to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

Photo Jasper County Sheriff’s Office Antonio Watson

Having a Halloween event? Let us know

Cops: Bust yields drugs, cash

Citizens complained and law enforcement acted.

Photo courtesy city of Hardeeville

Community Solar Program construction begins in Jasper

Construction has begun at two of the three solar facilities to be completed for one of the nation’s largest utility-sponsored community solar programs, SCE&G announced.

Lane closures as I-95 safety improvements begin

Nightly lane closures have begun for the Interstate 95 improvement project. Lane closures will be between mile marker 27 and mile marker 22 southbound.

Checkpoints planned in Ridgeland on Friday

Federal aid for Jasper, 15 other counties for Irma relief

In response to Gov. Henry McMaster’s request, President Donald Trump declared a major disaster exists in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in 16 counties affected by Hurricane Irma, according to a news release.

Football Friday final: John Paul II 30, The King’s Academy 12

Led by Zach Doe’s three touchdowns and a stingy defense, John Paul II beat host The King’s Academy, 30-12.

Football Friday final: Thomas Heyward 37, Dorchester 0

Thomas Heyward wasted no time Friday making a statement in its important SCISA Region 2-A game against visiting Dorchester.

Volleyball: HHP beats THA, 3-1

Volleyball: THA tops St. Andrew's, 3-0

SBA offers Hurricane Irma disaster assistance

WASHINGTON–South Carolina businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Irma Sept. 6-13 can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon announced today.

Hardeeville man accused of inappropriately touching a child

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office charged a Hardeeville man with inappropriately touching a child.

Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff’s Office. Sinuhet T. Gomez

Participants sought for First Tee of the Lowcountry clinics in Ridgeland

Children ages 7 to 17 will have the opportunity to learn more about golf, free of charge to the participants. Experienced volunteers, led by coach Bob Valentino of The First Tee of The Lowcountry, will be hosting five complimentary golf clinics for kids this fall. Participants will learn to play golf as well as receive an introduction to The First Tee’s Core Values and Healthy Habits.

Youth soccer scores

Jasper County Recreation Department standings

Fiddlers Seafood offers food, fellowship

Fiddlers Seafood Restaurant in Ridgeland has been in business since 1999. Located in downtown, the business is right in the heart of the Gopher Hill Festival’s festivities. Owner Donna Rowell offered her thoughts on the restaurant and her affection for the festival:

Photos Fiddlers Seafood Garlic crabs are some of dishes you can grab at Fiddlers Seafood in Ridgeland during Gopher Hill weekend.

Jasper company collecting donations for Puerto Rico

NRAM Collision Center, owned by Peacock Automotive, will collect donations for disaster relief efforts to help the citizens of Puerto Rico. A 53-foot trailer was brought to the Collision Center, located on S.C. 170 in Ridgeland and will be available for community members to deliver donations until Thursday, Oct. 12.

Friday Football finals: Thomas Heyward 52, Hilton Head Christian 23; John Paul II 36, Carolina Academy 14

Both of the county's SCISA teams won Friday.