What’s happening in Jasper for 2018

The past year brought many new opportunities into Jasper County, including new industry, schools and buildings which will be constructed next year.

Courtesy Waste Management Waste Management announced plans to bring 53 jobs and invest $23 million into the county in 2018. Waste Management will be located at the RiverPort site in Hardeeville and will be the first building or business in RiverPort.

Police: Be aware of credit card skimmers

Citizens are advised to be aware of recent reports of credit card skimming in the area and how they can protect themselves against fraudulent activity, according to the Ridgeland Police Department.

UPDATE: Winter storm warning in effect Wednesday

Jasper and Beaufort counties will be under a winter storm warning Wednesday from 6 a.m. until midnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Winter storm watch in effect Wednesday

Veteran firefighter Mathis promoted to assistant chief

The Ridgeland Fire Department has promoted Capt. Marion “Bo” Mathis to assistant chief, effective Jan. 1.

Ridgeland Fire Capt. Marion “Bo” Mathis has been promoted to assistant chief, effective Jan. 1.

Students celebrate senior citizens, retired educators

Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School hosted its annual Winter Celebration with a holiday meal for senior citizens and retired educators of Jasper County.

No. 4 Alabama dominates No. 1 Clemson 24-6 in Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nick Saban is back in his comfort zone.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban, right, hugs Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney after the Sugar Bowl semi-final playoff game for the NCAA college football national championship, in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Alabama won 24-6 to advance to the national championship game. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Klaus Ritter/Special to JCST A banana plant recently survived the cold conditions.

SCE&G urges energy conservation in cold snap

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina utility is urging customers to conserve energy use during a cold snap that could strain electricity systems.

SCE&G urges reduced energy use

South Carolina utility exec resigns after fighting firing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The executive who led South Carolina’s state-owned utility during a scuttled multibillion-dollar project to build two nuclear reactors is stepping down after fighting the governor’s efforts to fire him for three weeks.

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Better balance could create more competition in SEC hoops

Southeastern Conference men’s basketball coaches love to talk about how their league is more balanced than its national reputation suggests.

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, file photo, Texas A&M center Tyler Davis (34) tries to drive between Buffalo guard CJ Massinburg (5) and forward Ikenna Smart (34) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Station, Texas. Improved balance has created the possibility of a more unpredictable race for the title as the Southeastern Conference gets ready to begin league competition. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

Klaus Ritter/Special to Jasper County Sun Times Contributor Klaus Ritter's captures the Christmas season.

The Latest: Bridges thaw, but cold staying in Carolinas

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on wintery weather and cold temperatures in the Carolinas (all times local):

Ridgeland Police seek help in real estate office theft

The Ridgeland Police Department seeks the public’s help in locating a man who cops say entered the Coldwell Banker Realty office in Ridgeland on Dec. 11 and stole a bank bag with approximately $1,500 inside, said RPD Sgt.Chris McIntosh.

The Ridgeland Police Department seeks help in identifying the suspect in this photo. Submitted by the Ridgeland Police Department