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.
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.
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.
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.
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.