• Jasper County’s new superintendent of schools is looking for one more challenge.

    Donald Andrews, 66, said last week he looks forward to turning around the failing school system.

    “I love the challenge,” said Andrews, who has 21 years of experience as a superintendent in Tennessee and North Carolina. “Where there are children, there’s hope.”


RHHS's girls basketball star Ny'Jae Boozer, center, signed a letter of intent Thursday morning to attend NJCAA Division I Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Fla.

Boozer, the SCHSL Region 5-A Player of the Year, was surrounded by, front row, from left, aunt and uncle Ethel and Willie R. Frazier, her mom Takisha Reid, and aunt Jeanine Bostick. Back, from left, assistant coach Anthony Elam, RHHS Assistant Principal Leroy Dinkins, Principal Karen Parker, godmother Tina Fraser and Athletic Director Michael Jordan.

Read much more in next week's Jasper County Sun Times.


We were welcomed last week by Donald Andrews, the Jasper County School District’s new superintendent.

It’s clear he wants to keep the media involved. The word media was noted three times on the meeting’s agenda – yes, he had a detailed agenda for the laidback gathering – and Andrews said he understands the responsibilities associated with being the county’s top education leader.

He’s ready for the questions and the scrutiny. He’s set to “face the cameras,” if needed.