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JCST Staff Report

Sheriff: Guns, drugs seized

A traffic stop by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office resulted in cops seizing drugs and guns.

Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff’s Office A search of the vehicle in Wednesday’s pursuit revealed five pistols (two stolen) and drugs, including two dosage units of a scheduled II controlled substance, 4.1 grams of cocaine and 26.8 grams of marijuana, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office said.

Suspect charged in fatal shooting of former Hardeeville volunteer fire chief

A 28-year-old Hardeeville man was charged Friday in connection with Thursday’s fatal shooting of Ernest Martin Stevens, the city of Hardeeville said in a news release.

Sheriff’s Office investigates armed robbery

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office seeks suspects in an Aug. 10 armed robbery in Levy.

Hampton County man gets 35-year sentence for shooting police officer

A Hampton County man who shot an Estill police officer on New Year’s Day in 2016 was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison, the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office said.

Photo courtesy 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office Malcolm Orr

Mark your sports calendar: Upcoming events

The fall sports season gets underway this week. Here’s a look at upcoming contests:

All Print Custom Tees and Athletics is Ridgeland’s Business of the Month

The town of Ridgeland’s business of the month is All Print Custom Tees and Athletics.

Town of Ridgeland/Special to Jasper County Sun Times - Bob and Barbie Layman stand with Ridgeland mayor Joey Malphrus in front of their business, All Print.

DUI charge after train hits car in Hardeeville

Early Sunday, around 2:30 a.m., Hardeeville emergency officials responded to an accident on the railroad tracks at Church Road.

City of Hardeeville/ Special to the Jasper County Sun Times - The Amtrak train and car after the collision.

Aaron Bradford, lead historic interpreter from the Coastal Heritage Society, fires a musket as part of the Morris Center for Lowcountry’s Heritage’s South Carolina in the American Revolution program.

SLED seeks arson suspect in 2015 nightclub fire

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division Arson Unit and Crime Stoppers seeks the public’s help locating a suspect involved in two arson incidents at Karma Entertainment on Speedway Boulevard in Hardeeville on Oct. 16, 2015.

Photo courtesy S.C. Law Enforcement Division Arson Unit A suspect SLED says is involved in two arson incidents at Karma Entertainment on Speedway Boulevard in Hardeeville on Oct. 16, 2015.

Hardeeville man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter in 2014 slaying

A Hardeeville man pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter in the 2014 shooting death of Dwayne Manuel, the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office said.

Courtesy 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office Byron Singleton

Man gets 18 years for Ridgeland armed robbery

A former North Carolina man who robbed a Ridgeland convenience store at gunpoint in 2016 has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, according to the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Photo courtesy 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office James Lamonte Anderson

RHHS teacher tapped for national education award

Anthony Pitts, a 12th-grade language arts teacher at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School, will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala on Feb. 9, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

Anthony Pitts, a 12th-grade language arts teacher at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School, will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence

Recognition for alcohol enforcement

The 14th Judicial Circuit Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET) held its recognition luncheon June 28.

Special to Jasper County Sun Times Nicole Smith, 14th Judicial Circuit AET Coordinator, presents an award to Charles Williams of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

County, Malphrus awarded for finance reporting

Jasper County was awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive financial report (CAFR).

Ridgeland man convicted of 2015 rape, burglary

A Ridgeland man who broke into a 61-year-old woman’s house and sexually assaulted her has been sentenced to 28 years in prison, the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office said.

Photo courtesy Ridgeland Police Department Kyshon Jemeel Jenkins

Sheriff: 10 charged in prostitution sting

A prostitution sting this weekend led to 10 arrests, according to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff's Office Serafin Buenaventure

Police: Ridgeland man charged after jumping off Hilton Head bridge

A Ridgeland man was arrested after cops say he jumped off the eastbound Hilton Head Island Bridge into the Intracoastal Waterway on Wednesday.

Jr. Jags signups begin Saturday

The Ridgeland Jr. Jaguars are ready for the football season. The youth organization begins signups Saturday, July 1 in front of Center Court in Ridgeland from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

UPDATE: Ridgeland cops ID truck in El Cheapo property damage

The Ridgeland Police Department asks for the public’s help identifying a vehicle that damaged the El Cheapo Station at 11033 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

Photo courtesy Ridgeland PD The Ridgeland Police Department asks for the public's help identifying the vehicle that damaged the El Cheapo Station at 11033 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.