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Anthony Garzilli

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.

Spring practice shows Thomas Heyward’s depth

Thomas Heyward might be graduating 12 seniors, but it doesn’t appear the football team will lack depth.

Nic Shuford

$100,000 property sale will help fund Ridgeland fire station remodel

The town of Ridgeland is selling property for $100,000 with the intention of having all proceeds go toward the remodeling of the fire station on Railroad Avenue.

Justin Smith, left, and Kelvin Grant were honored by the Saint Paul United Methodist men’s club.

Hardeeville youth football star headed to all-star game

Hardeeville has an All-American youth football star.

3 Rebels sign letters of intent

Football will continue for three Thomas Heyward standouts.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Thomas Heyward football standouts Bret Mixson, left, Trey Shaffer and Spencer Hexamer signed letters of intent to play in college. They are pictured with coaches Taylor Malphrus, Nic Shuford and Leon Etheridge. Mixson and Shaffer will play at NAIA Kentucky Christian University and Hexamer signed with NCAA Division II North Greenville University.

Notebook: RHHS’s Singletary 3rd at state track meet; THA falls in softball tourney

Lenasia Singletary’s a state track medalist for the second straight year.

Janine Wilson/Special to Jasper County Sun Times Lenasia Singletary, center, and teammate Kera Robinson competed at Saturday’s SCHSL Class AAA state championship track meet in Columbia. Singletary finished third in the girls 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. Robinson took fourth in the 100 dash (12.92).

Polaris Tech Charter School approved

The proposed charter school in Jasper County is getting closer to becoming a reality.