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Anthony Garzilli

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times The First Tee of the Lowcountry helps kids learn lessons. At Saturday's golf clinic, the group was encouraged to introduce themselves to each other.

The First Tee brings golf clinic to Ridgeland

Sometimes golf lessons begin with a handshake.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Luke Averkin, 8, takes a swing during The First Tee of the Lowcountry’s free clinic at Turpin Park in Ridgeland. The program seeks to instill core values into participants.

Editorial: Golf clinic gives kids life lessons

We were at Turpin Park in Ridgeland Saturday morning as The First Tee of the Lowcountry hosted the first of five planned free golf clinics.

Slideshow: Celebrating Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School’s homecoming

Ridgeland-Hardeeville High celebrated a fun homecoming on Friday. The parade filled the streets of downtown Ridgeland and featured grand marshal Deloris Young.

Chamber of Commerce celebrates the county

It was a celebration of the county Tuesday night as the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce held Jasper on the Move and its 58th awards banquet at Turkey Hill Plantation in Ridgeland. The chamber presented nine awards to individuals and businesses. The Lavon Stevens Band performed.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times The Jasper County Chamber of Commerce hosted Jasper on the Move and the 58th annual awards banquet Tuesday at Turkey Hill Plantation in Ridgeland. Mary Cope, first row, left, was named winner of the Sergeant Jasper Award.

New charter school picks developer for Ridgeland site

The newest charter school in Jasper County continues to move forward as Polaris Tech Charter School has selected True North Companies to develop its Ridgeland site, a news release said.

Public gives input on county’s vision of future

Jasper County has its eyes on the future and it wants the community to be actively involved in the journey.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Denise Grabowski of Symbioscity talks to Hardeeville councilman Carolyn Kassel before the “Jasper’s Journey: Our Next 20 Years” meeting to invite the community to discuss the county’s future.

Patterson (3 TDs) leads Rebels over JP2; THA eyes third straight win Friday against HHC

It’s no surprise to Thomas Heyward coach Nic Shuford that the Rebels have taken early control of the last two games — both victories.

Carmen Pinckney/Special to JCST J.R. Patterson gains ground en route to scoring three touchdowns in Thomas Heyward’s 42-20 win over John Paul II.

RHHS volleyball starts strong

Ridgeland-Hardeeville High volleyball coach Kevin Palmer said he’s pleased with his team’s play.

Volleyball: Rebels back in action Tuesday

It’s been a busy time for Thomas Heyward’s volleyball team and the Rebels appear to be thriving. They began the week winning two of their last three matches.

Photo courtesy Thomas Heyward Academy Jana Christian goes for a spike in an early season contest. The Rebels enjoyed a two-game winning streak last week.

Friday Football finals: Thomas Heyward 42, John Paul II 20; Hilton Head High 53, RHHS 12

J.R. Patterson ran for three touchdowns and Logan Thomas added two rushing scores Friday night to lead Thomas Heyward to a 42-20 win over visiting John Paul II in a SCISA Region 2-A contest.

Anthony Garzilli/JCST Thomas Heyward’s J.R. Patterson scored three touchdowns to lead THA to a 42-20 win over John Paul II.

Wilcox graduates from basic training

Hunter Wilcox, a Jasper County resident and 2017 graduate of Step of Faith Christian Academy, graduated United States Coast Guard basic training in Cape May, N.J. on Sept. 8. Wilcox will be stationed in Abbeville, La.

‘People care’: Road-weary travelers grateful for free food, drinks, rest in Ridgeland

The road weary are welcomed in Jasper County — and they’ll even get some free snacks, water and snow cones.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Travelers headed south were welcomed to the Farmers’ Market in Ridgeland for free food and drinks.

County endures hurricane effects

Jasper County was on edge last week and early this week as it waited for the effects of Hurricane Irma.

Donna Rowell/JCST A tree crashed on top of a car on S.C. 336.

Editorial: Help each other during storm recovery

We had a week of high anxiety.

Volunteer group helping evacuees: Offering snacks, drinks Wednesday to travelers

Jasper County is ready to help others. Calling the initiative “Jasper Operation Evacuee Comfort” a group spearheaded by Regina Webster, Rhonda Lowther and Joyce Sapp plans to offer free snacks, baked goods and drinks to travelers headed back south after the storm.

Donna Rowell/Special to Jasper County Sun Times Travelers voluntarily leaving Ridgeland - many who have passed through from out of state - ahead of Hurricane Irma.

‘The county is open’: Mandatory evacuation orders lifted, but caution urged

Mandatory evacuations for Knowles Island and the Tullifiny River basin in Jasper County have been lifted.

Storm downs 51 trees in Jasper; mandatory evacuations remain

The effects of Hurricane Irma brought 7 inches of rain in the last 24 hours to most of Jasper County and downed 51 trees, Jasper County Fire-Rescue Public Information Officer Garrett Lucas said.

Donna Rowell/Special to JCST The storm soaked Ridgeland and throughout Jasper County.

Storm update: Trees down, Power outages increase

Jasper County Fire-Rescue encourages the public to limit travel on the road. There are more than 2,600 customers without power.

Donna Rowell/Special to JCST - A car attempted to go under this downed tree on S.C. 336, according to Jasper County Fire-Rescue. There were no injuries.

Storm update: Irma effects include downed trees, power outages

The effects of Hurricane Irma are hitting Jasper County.

Donna Rowell captures the scene of empty Ridgeland streets early Monday morning.