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Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff's Office Deangelo Dixon

Margaritaville community bringing 3,000 homes to Hardeeville

Hardeeville’s growth continues.

Photo courtesy Latitude Margaritaville Margaritaville signature concept restaurant and Town Center rendering.

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.

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.

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.

The art of literacy: New park hopes to promotes education through expression

Jasper County ranked 45th in the state in education in 2014, with 49 percent of third-graders testing below state standards in reading. The county’s high school dropout rate of 6.8 percent from 2013-14 ranked 46th.

Liz Bloom/Jasper County Sun Times - Kids and volunteers spent the afternoon turning wooden squares into scrabble tiles for the giant scrabble board. Vowels and consonants were painted all different colors.

Hardeeville mulls lower mill rate

Tax season is (finally) over and most people would put finances out of their mind for another 11 months, but the city of Hardeeville is in full swing preparing its 2017-18 proposed budget.

Ridgeland native performing benefit concert

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The Latest: US not sure IS was behind Manchester bombing

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the blast at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England (all times local):

Fan leaves the Park Inn hotel in central Manchester, England, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Over a dozen people were killed in an explosion following a Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena late Monday evening. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Klaus Ritter/Special to Jasper County Sun Times Klaus Ritter caught this cute snapshot on recent sunny day.

Ivy Garden Club honors veterans

Nancy Brayton/Special to Jasper County Sun Times On Saturday, members of the Ivy Garden Club placed a wreath at the monument at the Jasper County Courthouse to honor those men and women from Jasper County who served the country in past conflicts as a way to say thank you for their service.

Slideshow: Community fun day in Ridgeland

$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.

Charleston teachers to train in identifying Gullah, Geechee

CHARLESTON — The Charleston County School District plans to train teachers to identify the patterns of Gullah and Geechee language as part of an effort to better serve student speakers.

Triggerman in 2014 Jasper slaying sentenced to life

A former convict and triggerman in a Jasper County murder-for-hire scheme was convicted Wednesday of shooting and killing Terrance Johnson in 2014, according to the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Rohaime Hopkins/Photo 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office

Photo courtesy the Levine family The car pictured after impact.

National drug epidemic strikes close to home

Every day, 144 Americans die from a drug overdose, according to the Centers from Disease Control. More than 3,000 such deaths occur every three weeks, slightly more than the 2,997 people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.