• It was in April five years ago when Jasper County Council announced the secret business coming to make a mark on the community with new jobs and investment worth millions.

    Be Green Packaging continues to leave a stamp in Ridgeland through its steady growth of creating eco-friendly containers and products.

    With about 1,000 clients across the globe, the company’s growth ebbs and flows as the clients ask for more products. Shipments go to customers such as Whole Foods, Gillette and Proctor and Gamble and even Google while others are soon to be revealed.


The baseball playoffs are ready to begin.

Thomas Heyward earned a No. 2 seed in the upper bracket of the SCISA Class AA state tournament and on Monday will play a doubleheader against visiting third-seeded Trinity-Byrnes. If the teams split the DH, the Rebels will play Tuesday. If THA advances, it plays the Carolina Academy-Florence Christian winner in a Friday doubleheader. 

The semifinals begin May 10. The championship series begins May 16.


Hearts....to the Jasper County School District’s teachers of the year. Congratulations to Hardeeville Elementary School’s Linda Robinson (Rookie Teacher of the Year) and Charlette Tucker (Teacher of the Year); Ridgeland Elementary School’s Shaun Shelton (Rookie) and Tiffany Wall (Teacher); Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School’s Jeffrey Young (Rookie) and Marsha Neal (Teacher); and Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School’s Tarken Best (Rookie) and Anthony Pitts (Teacher).