• It’s 100 degrees in the shade, but there’s no shade on the field where 65 high school and middle school students, all members of the Ridgeland-Hardeeville marching band, are practicing.

    They’ve been working harder than ever because they were invited to march in the 75th Anniversary Memorial Parade commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor. What makes this opportunity so exciting is that the parade, on Dec. 7, is in Hawaii.

    How was the band invited? According to band director Davaron Edwards, “it just happened!”


Third-year Ridgeland-Hardeeville coach Jahmaal Nelson is pumped up.

“It’s football season,” Nelson said. “I love this time of year.”

Two years ago, in Nelson’s first season, the Jaguars went 8-4 with a trip to the second round of the SCHSL Class AA playoffs. Last year the Jaguars were 2-8 and missed the playoffs.

This season there’s a new challenge as the Jaguars move up to Class AAA. But Nelson is ready for a better year.

“People consider us the last-place team,” Nelson said. “I’m excited about that. I love a challenge.”



It’s almost the weekend and that means time to think about what to do to keep the family entertained. Perhaps a quick trip to Mars or Jupiter, a ride along the rings of Saturn, or a fly-by of a neighboring galaxy? No problem. Stick some popcorn in the microwave and pop one of these animated wonders into the DVD and prepare to roam the Universe.


WALL-E, Disney/Pixar 2008

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