• Tears, frustration and genuine concern overwhelmed a small crowd as they discussed the increase of county-wide shootings during the Jasper County sheriff’s community meeting held last Wednesday at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School.

    It was one of two meetings held by Sheriff Greg Jenkins to plea for more community involvement to help solve the crime cases. With a double homicide last month, a teen shooting and a murder of an 18-year-old allegedly done by a 15-year-old just two weeks ago, the sheriff’s office is pondering the idea of a curfew.



The seventh-ranked team in the state has its eyes on No. 1.

Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s girls are ranked seventh in the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association’s preseason Class AA poll. With eight returning players, including six seniors and reigning Region 5-AA player of the year Jayme Chisholm, the Jaguars are primed to be a state-title contender.

They’d like another shot at No. 1 Bishop England, the defending champions, which eliminated RHHS from last season’s playoffs with a 54-36 win in the Lower State semifinals.


Marcus Lattimore made good on his promise. We thank him.

The former University of South Carolina football star decided last year that he wanted to provide Thanksgiving meals for those in need. Lattimore and his stepfather Vernon Smith helped feed more than 400 Jasper residents. It was an almost spur-of-the moment collaboration with Randy Horton’s Bar-B-Q-Grill, Jimmy Baker, Myra Collins and the county’s Council on Aging.