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Friday night football: Jaguars rally for 12-8 win over Rebels

The first game of the year is already an early candidate for one of the best games of the year.

Anthony Garzilli/JCST Ridgeland-Hardeeville began the season with a 12-8 win over host Thomas Heyward.

Longtime volunteer firefighter Stanley remembered

Harold Stanley, one of last year’s Gopher Hill Festival parade grand marshals and a longtime volunteer firefighter, died July 16. He was 80.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Harold Stanley a longtime volunteer firefighter died Sunday. He's pictured during last year's Gopher Hill parade where he was named co-grand marshal.

Step of Faith earns sportmanship award

Step of Faith Christian Academy earned a South Carolina Association of Christian Schools Sportsmanship Award for the 2016-17 school year.

Fire Chief Daley retiring after 33 years

Wilbur Daley’s leaving his position as Jasper County Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Services, but he intends to stay actively involved in the community.

JCST file photo Wilbur Daley is retiring after 33 years in fire service, including the last 17 with Jasper County Fire-Rescue. Daley has been fire chief since 2008. He plans to continue at his post until the county finds his replacement.

Ridgeland blood drive helps Red Cross during critical need

The community did its part last week to help the American Red Cross combat a critical blood shortage.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Gillisonville’s Rudy Smith donates blood during the American Red Cross blood drive at Ridgeland Baptist Church.

No injuries after car crashes into Main Street Pharmacy

A Ford Explorer struck the side of Main Street Pharmacy in Ridgeland at around 4:45 p.m. Friday.

Anthony Garzilli/JCST A Ford Explorer struck the side of Main Street Pharmacy in Ridgeland Friday afternoon. There were no injuries.

Sheriff: Cocaine, guns, pain pills seized in Hardeeville

Cocaine, guns and pain pills were seized during a Wednesday raid in Hardeeville.

Photo courtesy Jasper County Detention Center Charles Carr

Oxygen masks aim to save pets during a fire

The Ridgeland Fire Department wants to do its best to save your pet.

Layman takes softball helm at Spartanburg Methodist

Former Thomas Heyward multisport star Ashlie Layman has been named head softball coach at NJCAA Division I Spartanburg Methodist College.

Ashlie Layman

Fun night of Hardeeville fireworks

Hardeeville hosted a night of fun and fireworks Friday night.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times It was a Friday night of fireworks and fun in Hardeeville. Munnerlyn Pyrotechnics of Lexington put on the dazzling show.

Kim Malphrus continues to lead Jasper's United Way campaign

Ridgeland native Kim Malphrus continues to champion the county where she was born and raised.

Anthony Garzilli/JCST United Way of the Lowcountry’s Jasper County chairperson Kim Malphrus is also a board member.

UPDATE: Men spotted in Jasper likely not Georgia inmates

Jasper County Sheriff Chris Malphrus said a search for two men matching the description of escaped inmates from Georgia has been called off.

This photo provided by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office taken on Oct. 13, 2015 shows inmate Ricky Dubose. Dubose and Donnie Russell Rowe escaped after killing two prison guards during a bus transport in Georgia. Both are being sought by law enforcement. Authorities in Georgia have released another photo of Dubose, showing prominent tattoos. (Elbert County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Prayer gathering honors Sen. Pinckney, memory of county dignitaries

A small bell was struck, candles were lit and a group of officials and residents held hands in memory of Sen. Clementa Pinckney, the Emanuel Nine and seven Jasper County dignitaries.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times County Councilman Theo Drayton rings a bell in honor of Sen. Clementa Pinckney, James “Jimmy” Rhodes Jr., Edith Drayton, Ralph Tuten, Henry Moss, Claude Dean and James and Cathy Gardner.

THA camp attracts 40 hoopsters

Thomas Heyward girls basketball coaches Chris Tillotson and Roy Pryor hosted a basketball camp last week that featured about 40 second- to 12th-graders.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Thomas Heyward held a basketball camp at the school last week. About 40 second- to 12th-graders participated.

Dopson showcases football all-star skills

Hardeeville’s Dre’Von Dopson is a national football all-star.

Photo courtesy the Dopson family Hardeeville’s Dre’Von Dopson, 9, competed in a football all-star game in Virginia against top third-graders around the country.

Royal Live Oaks charter school celebrates first graduating class

Royal Live Oaks Academy of the Arts & Sciences Charter School celebrated its first graduating class with a ceremony Thursday at Creative Church in Hardeeville.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Royal Live Oaks Academy’s seniors celebrate the school’s first graduation.

Antioch Educational Center gets $15,000 from Palmetto Electric

Antioch Educational Center in Ridgeland is getting some help in its effort to feed the county’s children.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Palmetto Electric president and CEO Berl Davis presents Antioch Educational Center with a $15,000 check to go toward its Backpack Buddies program. Davis, center, is pictured with Palmetto Electric’s Missy Santorum, AEC’s Jackie O’Bannon, volunteer Jessie Tyler, AEC board member Rhonda Edwards and Tray Hunter of Palmetto Electric.

Sheriff’s office confiscates 12.5 pounds of marijuana

Tips from the public helped the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office seize a box that contained 12.5 pounds of marijuana.

Photo Jasper County Sheriff's Office The community's tips helped the JCSO confiscate 12.5 pounds of marijuana.

Margaritaville community bringing 3,000 homes to Hardeeville

Hardeeville’s growth continues.

Photo courtesy Latitude Margaritaville Margaritaville signature concept restaurant and Town Center rendering.

Update: Fatal wreck Tuesday night on I-95

A single-vehicle wreck Tuesday night on Interstate 95 killed a passenger after a car hit a tree.