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Opinion

Editorial: Golf clinic gives kids life lessons

We were at Turpin Park in Ridgeland Saturday morning as The First Tee of the Lowcountry hosted the first of five planned free golf clinics.

Mayor’s memo: Collaboration will help Lowcountry thrive

For the past 15 months I’ve been writing here about the happenings in Hardeeville. It is an exciting time for our city and more good news will be coming in the next 15 months.

Harry Williams

Editorial: THA student comes to sister’s rescue

Good deeds aren’t reserved just for adults, sometimes a 5-year-old can save the day.

Carmen Pinckney/Special to JCSTCarmen Pinckney/Special to JCST THA kindergarten student Bryer Daley is awarded a certificate of Valor from Jasper County Fire-Rescue chief Wilbur Daley after he rescued his sister, Kinley, after she fell into a swimming pool.

Editorial: Communication kept county informed during storm

Hurricane Irma has passed our county, but before we move on to a fall season full of events, we want to acknowledge the constant communication throughout the storm that kept the county informed.

Editorial: Heartened by community’s kindness toward strangers

They arrived in Ridgeland on their way back to Orlando, Tampa, Miami and all parts of Florida. They were tired and hungry, and their dogs needed to stretch.

Mayor’s memo: Public Works important part of city services

The sounds of construction will be heard on Martin Street this fall as renovations begin on Police Headquarters, the Municipal Court and the Hargray Building. And in early 2018, construction will begin on a new Fire Station 81.

Harry Williams

Editorial: Help each other during storm recovery

We had a week of high anxiety.

Editorial: Remember lives lost on Sept. 11

Editor’s note: We were all concerned in the last few days about the pending effects of Hurricane Irma. The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm, but it still hit Jasper County Sunday night and throughout Monday with heavy rain and high winds. There was flooding throughout the county. We hope everybody is safe and helps each other in the recovery process.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times One of the pools at the 9-11 Memorial in New York City. Monday marked the 16th anniversary of the attacks.

Editorial: Kudos for hurricane relief efforts

We remember well the type of destruction a hurricane can bring. Hurricane Matthew ripped through the county last October, causing downed power lines and trees and flooded roads.

Photo special to JCST A car filled with supplies headed to Texas to help with hurricane relief efforts.

Editorial: Community gives support to teen

A 17-year-old Hardeeville resident in need of a heart transplant is getting love and support from his community.

Raquel Medrano/Special to the Jasper County Sun Times - Nathaniel suffers from an incurable heart condition, MakeAWish sponsored Nathaniel and gifted him with a trip to Disney World.

Sun Times reporter says goodbye to ‘special’ Jasper

I’m not good at goodbyes. I always, always, get over-emotional and therefore I tend to avoid them at all costs. But, in a month, I’ll be leaving the United States to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon for two years — so that means I have lots of goodbyes in the near future. Saying goodbye to friends and family is, frankly, going to suck, a lot. But saying goodbye to my job and Jasper County is indescribable.

Liz Bloom

Editorial: Hoping respectful rivalry continues

Let’s keep this going. We want more.

Editorial: Enjoy the school year

School is back and we are excited for what we hope will be a successful year.

Lori Gantt/Special to Jasper County Sun Times Thomas Heyward Academy’s school year has begun! The students celebrated the return of the school year last week as Lily Gantt was welcomed by the varsity cheerleaders.

Mayor’s memo: Help save lives with Saturday’s fun run

Hardeeville has two terrific events in August worth talking about.

Harry Williams

Aaron Bradford, lead historic interpreter from the Coastal Heritage Society, fires a musket as part of the Morris Center for Lowcountry’s Heritage’s South Carolina in the American Revolution program.

Editorial: Hearts & Darts

Hearts…to Charles Mitchell and his continued efforts to unite the community and put an end to the violence in the county.

Mayor’s memo: Be part of Hardeeville’s future

For the past 12 months, I have written this “memo” to keep you informed of Hardeeville’s goals and introduce the staff that is working to make all the city’s dreams come true.

Editorial: Wishing fire chief well on retirement plans

One thing was clear when we spoke to Wilbur Daley about his pending retirement as the county’s fire chief and director of emergency services: he’s not finished helping people.

Wilbur Daley

Editorial: Blood drive sparks community support

We were encouraged to see a parade of people last Thursday at Ridgeland Baptist Church as they waited to donate blood.

Editorial: Summer fun for everyone

The summer is supposed to be a time to relax and enjoy our great weather, but too often in recent weeks we’ve been unnerved by news of our youth being in danger and the prevalence of drugs.