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.
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.
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).