Shellie Murdaugh

After the storm: Residents recover from Irma flooding

If Hurricane Matthew wasn’t enough last October, now homeowners and at least one business owner in Jasper County are having to recover from flooding from the effects of Irma.

Photo courtesy Marty Sauls Paul Crosby's home on Knowles Island suffered damage from the effects of Hurricane Irma.

Spanish translators aid storm alerts

A Ridgeland woman wanted to help her fellow citizens in Jasper County during Hurricane Irma and she was able to do so in a big way.

Yajaira Uzcatezui and Jasper Fire Rescue PIO Garrett Lucas and Nadia Paez during a press conference.

UPDATE: Catfish Festival is ‘good to go’ in Hardeeville this weekend

Update: The Catfish Festival is “good to go” as scheduled this weekend, according to Hardeeville recreation director Addison Jarrell.

JCST file photo Hardeeville’s Catfish Festival is scheduled for this weekend weather permitting.

Support for naming detention center fails

The Jasper County Detention Center (also referred to as the Law Enforcement Center) became the center of discussion as far as its namesake during the most recent Jasper County Council meeting.

Shellie Murdaugh/Special to JCST Sheriff Chris Malphrus presents Zeke Dunham a plaque for 30 years of service to the JCSO.

High bids force new fire station remodeling strategy

Following attempts to get bids to remodel Ridgeland’s fire station, Town Council took a different avenue to move the project forward during its recent meeting.

THA grad Cope takes 3rd on Jeopardy!

Seth Cope, a Ridgeland native, recently made an appearance on a popular gameshow with some help from the past.

Jeopardy Productions, Inc. Thomas Heyward graduate and Ridgeland native Seth Cope recently appeared on Jeopardy. Coming in third, his final winnings totalled $1,000. He said his history lessons from school “definitely helped.”

Lowcountry vigil marks 2 years since Charleston tragedy

Catherine Morse sat near the front of Grace Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Beaufort, recalling fond memories of her time with the late Sen. Clementa Pinckney.

Shellie Murdaugh/For Beaufort Today From right, Catherine Morse, Florence Morse and Thomasina C. Tyler remember the Emanuel Nine at a memorial service Friday at Grace Chapel AME Church.

Ridgeland Rocks locates hidden gems

Shari Smith wants everyone to know there’s no need to dig deeper when you can find diamonds in the rough all around Ridgeland.

Forestry Commission recognizes employees

Those who put their lives on the line to extinguish forest fires and make sure they protect life and property within Jasper and the surrounding counties were recognized recently for their efforts.

Jasper school district’s Owens wins Port Royal seat

While he recently won a seat as a member of the Port Royal Town Council, Darryl Owens said he would be able to continue the same level of service he has done in the past to the citizens of Jasper County.

Ridgeland native owns organic market in Beaufort

No matter where you are in life’s journey, Ridgeland native Greta Lynn wants to help you make it a healthy one.

(Shellie Murdaugh/Special to Jasper County Sun Times) Ridgeland native Greta Lynn owns Herban Marketplace in Beaufort. It offers a wide variety of organic products and food items made to order as well as fresh produce.

Authors Darien, Lowther showcase their work

Nancy Waterhouse and many others enjoyed meeting Jasper County’s authors who assembled under the live oaks Saturday morning at Frampton Plantation in Yemassee. The authors gathered as a part of the inaugural “Authors Under the Live Oaks” event founded by Beaufort authors Jack Gannon and Cyndi Williams-Barnier.

Shellie Murdaugh/Special to JCST Nancy Waterhouse, middle, attended the Authors Under the Live Oaks event Saturday morning and purchased books from Jasper County natives Lisa Lowther and Sheree Darien. Waterhouse is a resident of Bluffton.