• A staple in the community and favorite for locals is officially shutting its doors Thursday after nearly 13 years on Ridgeland’s Main Street.

    Opening Country Morning Bakery was a dream for Barbara Berkshire for several years as she worked at Coligny Bakery in Hilton Head. Baking and cooking has been a comfort in her family for decades as they have owned a bakery business in Ohio for 70 years.

    “When my mom moved to Hilton Head she always had the dream to have her own place,” said Chelsea Brendlen, Berkshire’s daughter.


The schools recently presented the student-athletes with awards for their accomplishments during the sports seasons. Here is a look at those honored:


Ridgeland-Hardeeville High

Girls varsity basketball

Most Outstanding Player: Ny’Jae Boozer

Best defensive player: Jayme Chisholm

Most improved player: Quanajia Drayton, Kayla Hasty


Boys varsity basketball

Most valuable player: Tranard Ferrell


Hearts….to new Jasper County School District superintendent Donald Andrews. Welcome to our community.

Andrews, who has 21 years of experience as a superintendent, is charged with leading a school district that desperately needs to be reinvigorated.

The county’s future is very much dependent on the educational system and we truly hope the school board made a wise hire.

But Andrews will not be able to implement his plan and help our children grow without the community’s support. We need to help him help us.