• The 56th annual Jasper County Chamber of Commerce Jasper on the Move banquet was highlighted last Saturday night by its humbled award winners. The chamber presented nine awards and the recipients were surprised and grateful.


Byron Addison learned of Ridgeland-Hardeeville’s soccer talent during lunch. Addison, the school’s boys soccer coach, would watch Jaguars Hector Guerrero, Louis Chavez and Kelin de Leon play pickup games during their lunch breaks and he’d see intensity and skill.

Addison played soccer for three years at Timberland but had never coached. He recognized the team had talent and understood the players were going to be serious about their sport.

“They’d go at it,” Addison said.


Animal shelters come in all shapes and sizes. And they have varying missions.

Our South Carolina county and municipal governments are required to comply with state statues regarding animals. SC 47-3-20 says: [They also] may enact ordinances and promulgate regulations for the care and control of dogs, cats, and other animals and to prescribe penalties for violations.

County and municipal governments are not required to, but are authorized by state law to, establish and fund an animal shelter. This can be accomplished in a number of ways.