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Edward Jones participates in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Edward Jones — at 256 Russell St. in Ridgeland — participated in the 2nd annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Bluffton on Saturday. The team, Jogging Our Memory for Jones, was dedicated to honor Barbara Jean Jones (pictured in front).

Jean Tanner/Special to JCST This onion plant offers a dazzling bloom, as captured by contributor Jean Tanner.

AP Top 25 Heat Check: How poll voters compare with CFP panel

When the College Football Playoff was formed and the selection committee established with it, one of the concerns expressed by some fans was that the AP Top 25 and coaches’ poll would influence the 13-person panel in charge of picking the semifinal.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney talks with Clemson wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud (34) before a NCAA college football game against the Georgia Tech, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Courtesy Jasper County Fire-Rescue The scene after Saturday’s hayride accident

Manafort, Gates indicted in first charges from Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former Manafort business associate, Rick Gates, were indicted Monday on felony charges of conspiracy against the United States, acting as an unregistered foreign agent, and several other financial counts involving tens of millions of dollars routed through offshore accounts.

Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort leaves his home in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, have been told to surrender to federal authorities Monday, according to reports and a person familiar with the matter. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

UPDATE: Fundraiser on Sunday for families of those injured in Ridgeland hayride crash

Ridgeland Fire Chief Bradley Bonds said once he arrived on scene after 8 p.m. Saturday, he saw a pickup truck had collided with the back of a trailer carrying people on a hayride.

6 transported to hospital after Ridgeland crash

Six people were injured in a two-vehicle accident involving a hayride around 8 p.m. Saturday in Ridgeland, according to Jasper County Fire-Rescue Public Information Officer Richard M. Hughes.

2 convicted in slaying of Ridgeland man in 2015

Two Hampton County men have been convicted of forcing their way into the home of a 32-year-old Ridgeland man and fatally shooting him while four juveniles were in the house, according to the 14th Circuit Solictor’s Office.

Casey Kason Jones, Jr./Photo courtesy of 14th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office

FCC chair to work with Congress on prison cellphone issues

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said he’s willing to work with corrections officials, telecom companies and the FBI to combat cellphones in the nation’s prisons.

FILE - In a Sept. 24, 2015 file photo, cell phones confiscated in prisons are displayed during a news conference in Atlanta. In a letter obtained Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 by The Associated Press, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he’s willing to work with corrections officials, telecom companies and the FBI to combat cellphones in the nation’s prisons. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Sheriff: Crack cocaine, marijuana, pain pills seized

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office said it received complaints about narcotics allegedly being sold from a Ridgeland residence.

Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff’s Office Cops seized 4.5 grams of crack cocaine, 11 grams of marijuana and 90 assorted pain pills. Three suspects were charged, according to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

What’s happening at the Morris Center

The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland is prepping for a few upcoming events:

Events: What's happening around the county

Students anchored in new ACE marine technology classes

Daniel Vaughan’s marine technology students will be sure not to miss the boat when it comes to their future careers.

Halloween Happenings

As the temperatures begin to drop, there will be several fall activities for everyone around the county to enjoy.

State reviews election complaints

The South Carolina State Election Commission said it has reviewed written allegations from Jasper County voters concerning the Jasper County Elections and Voter Registration Board and on Monday sent recommendations to the county’s election board to correct issues addressed in the letters.

Airport runway contract approved

Councils from around the county met last week and approved several projects. One of the projects approved by Jasper County Council involved construction of an airport runway.

California wildfire victims search burned homes for memories

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — After fleeing flames that were closing in on him 12 days ago, Donnie Steggal finally returned home Friday — and sifted through the ruins of the Northern California home where he and his wife raised their two children.

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, a mailbox, one of few items left at the site of the destroyed home in Napa, Calif., where Sara and Charles Rippey died in a fast-moving wildfire, shows a pink and black polka dot ribbon that indicates a fire crew has visited the location. The vast majority of those who died in the Northern California wildfires were in their 70s and 80s including several couples who died together. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Windi Williams-Weaver/Special to Jasper County Sun Times Contributor Windi Williams-Weaver found this black tailed red sheetweaver spider hanging around.

Safety tips for pets on Halloween

With all the candy, costumes and candles, pet owners should be sure their furry family members are safe this Halloween.