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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.

S.C. DMV adds online license renewal

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles announced that most residents who have regular driver’s licenses now can renew them online.

Daniel Defense confirms layoffs as it prepares new facility

Bryan County-based Daniel Defense, a manufacturer of firearms and accessories, has announced it has significantly downsized its workforce over the past few weeks.

RHHS's homecoming parade is 4 p.m. Friday.

Man accused of enslaving mentally disabled cafeteria worker

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina restaurant manager has been charged with abusing and enslaving a mentally challenged employee, according to information released Wednesday by federal authorities.

Republican Party donates $400 to Hardeeville library

Staff report

Special to Jasper County Sun Times On Oct. 10, the Jasper County Republican Party presented Hardeeville Mayor Harry Williams with a check for $400 and a collection of children’s books to support the new Hardeeville Community Library. Pictured are Karen Wyld, Harry Williams and Tim Wyld.

Hardeeville showcases safety

The city of Hardeeville hosted a Public Safety Night on Tuesday.

Raven Favor/City of Hardeeville The city of Hardeeville hosted a Public Safety Night on Oct. 10 that combined the Police Department’s National Night Out and the Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Week.

Charles Erickson/Special to JCST Linrod Riley spent over three decades working for grocery chains. After retiring as manager of the meat department in a Publix, he returned to Hardeeville last spring and opened L & T Seafood & Meat. He runs the small shop with help from his two sons and a brother.

L&T Seafood & Meat offers fresh take on meat market

In 1978, the life of 14-year-old Linrod Riley mostly revolved around different places in the city where he was born and raised, and attended church and school.

Online petition started to deny parole for Effingham woman in death and dismemberment

More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition to deny parole for Kimberly Moretz, who was convicted of hiding the 2013 death and dismemberment of a Wilmington Island man.

Kimberly Moretz

Special to Jasper County Sun Times On Tuesday, the Jasper County Republican Party presented Hardeeville Mayor Harry Williams with a check for $400 and a collection of children’s books to support the new Hardeeville Community Library. Pictured are Karen Wyld, Harry Williams and Tim Wyld.

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

Klaus Ritter/Special to Jasper County Sun Times This Osprey was caught hanging out in Ridgeland.

Happenings around the county

Rules and regulations approved for Ridgeland farmers market

The Ridgeland Town Council unanimously approved the rules and regulations to use the town’s new farmer’s market during its Oct. 5 meeting, according to town of Ridgeland Administrator Dennis Averkin.

Gopher Hill Festival was 'biggest yet'

The 46th annual Gopher Hill festival kicked off last Thursday with children wearing costumes and parading down the street, followed by participants racing tubs down Main Street in Ridgeland. There were also several pets taking center stage during a pet show and many showed off their talents during the talent show.

Waiver denied by commission for package shop

The town of Ridgeland Planning Commission recently voted unanimously to deny a waiver request from a local businessman seeking to operate a package store on property not originally intended for that purpose.

Jasper delegation officer files $300,000 suit

The first and only delegation officer for S.C. House and Senate members from Jasper County has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $300,000 from her employers.

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.