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.
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)
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.
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.