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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.