Jasper County Sheriff Chris Malphrus is encouraged by the county’s 2017 crime numbers and feels the decline in some categories (burglaries, shooting incidents, homicides) is largely due to increased officer visibility.
A Ridgeland church is raising money to place a monument in its churchyard in memory of the late Sen. Clementa Pinckney.
Linda Mouzon, a lifelong church member at St. John A.M.E. Church outside of Ridgeland, stands next to the church’s sign. Mouzon and the congregation are supporting the project to have a monument placed on church grounds in remembrance of the late Senator Pinckney. Photo by Shellie Murdaugh/Jasper County Sun Times
Marty Sauls received a plaque during council’s meeting last week for his two years of service as Jasper County Council Chairman,
Outgoing Jasper County Council Chairman Marty Sauls, middle, was presented with a plaque of appreciation from the Jasper County Council during a recent meeting. Sauls served for two years as council chairman and remains a member of council. He is pictured here with councilwoman Barbara Clark, current chairman Tom Johnson, and council member Henry Etheridge. Photo by Shellie Murdaugh/Jasper County Sun Times
Kaye Davis watched last Wednesday afternoon as the front entrance of the former Ridgeland Hospital crashed to the ground.
Kaye Davis, of Ridgeland, watches the demolition of the old Ridgeland Hospital last Wednesday. Davis was one of many employees who had worked at the hospital since it had opened in 1971. Photo by Shellie Murdaugh/Jasper County Sun Times
Jasper County School District Superintendent Donald Andrews received a satisfactory performance review by the school board following a closed session during the district’s meeting last week, according to a district press release.
Voters in Hardeeville look to be headed to the polls in even number years in November after the city agreed to draft an ordinance to change its municipal election date and abolish its election commission.
Residents not only in Ridgeland but around the county, state and even outside the country can find out all they need to know about the town through its new website, Town Administrator Dennis Averkin said.
Photos submitted by Joshua Rowland Town of Ridgeland council member Josephine Boyles takes the oath of office.
Winter Storm Grayson has certainly left a mark on Jasper County and the surrounding areas, leaving behind as much as 6 inches of snow in parts of Ridgeland and 3 inches in Hardeeville, according to the National Weather Service.
Submitted photo A truck driver from Anderson said said he was stuck near Exit 5 in Hardeeville Wednesday for about seven hours.