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Sheriff’s Office investigating armed robbery at Joker Joe’s

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men suspected in an armed robbery early Thursday morning of Joker Joe’s Truck Stop in Hardeeville.

Photo courtesy Joker Joe's

Ridgeland fire displaces family of four

Ridgeland Fire Department responded to a fire on Tarboro Road.

RLOA a ‘School of Distinction’

Royal Live Oaks Academy was recognized as a S.C. Public Charter School District School of Distinction for the 2015-16 school year.

School board vows to assist athletics

Jasper County’s school board wants to help its athletic programs.

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.

Dylann Roof’s friend gets 27 months; failed to report crime

The only person with whom Dylann Roof shared his racist plot to massacre worshippers at a historically black South Carolina church was sentenced Tuesday to 27 months in prison for failing to report a crime and for lying to the FBI.

FILE - In this June 18, 2015, file frame from video, Joey Meek, friend of Dylann Roof who is accused of killing nine black church members during Bible study on June 17 in Charleston, S.C., speaks to The Associated Press. Meek, the only person to whom Roof confided his racist plan to massacre worshippers is set to be sentenced Tuesday, March 21, 2017, for lying to the FBI. (AP Photo/File)

Reserve program may increase patrols

Jasper County Sheriff Chris Malphrus continues to improve his department’s patrols.

Jean Tanner/Special to Jasper County Sun Times This Red Oak in Jean Tanner’s yard was loaded down with “long-bearded-like” blooms, which now are shedding and leafing out.

2 graduate from recruit school

Photo courtesy JCFR / Captain Graves, Firefighter/Paramedic Lauren Mickelsen, Firefighter/Paramedic Jonathan Reuter, and Captain Smith

JCSO drug bust includes pain pills

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office said it executed a search warrant at the Woodridge Apartments in Ridgeland at 3:30 a.m. Friday and charged Jason Spann, 30, of Ridgeland, with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of schedule I-IV narcotics.

Walterboro man sentenced to 51 years in Hampton murder

A Walterboro man was convicted in the 2015 shooting death of a Hampton apartment complex building manager, according to the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Photo courtesy 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office Sidney Holmes

Checkpoints on St. Patrick's Day

Klaus Ritter/Special to Jasper County Sun Times Spring flowers are beginning to bloom.

Native American culture shared at Pow Wow

At Millstone Landing in Hardeeville the usual sounds are of running water, birds, and leaves rustling. But last weekend it was filled with music, drumming, and the sounds of food cooking for the annual Low Country Pow Wow and Cultural Festival.

Liz Bloom/Jasper County Sun Times - The Hardeeville Ridgeland Middle School African drums music class performed at the Pow Wow on Saturday. They then invited members of the crowd up to play on the african drums with them.

Hardeeville taps firm to market city

Hardeeville’s city council is working to create a desirable and thriving community that is competitive in housing, economics and industry.

Special Retail Strategies, LLC is based out of Birmingham, Ala., and has partnered with the city of Hardeeville on a three-year, $120,000 agreement.

2nd town solar farm in works

Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar energy, aren’t new, but are beginning to become more competitive.