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RHHS holds Career Day

To allow students to have a firsthand look at various careers available upon graduation, Career Day was held a Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School last week.

Career Day was held at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School recently as students had the chance to speak with representatives in various career fields. Photo by Erica Heyward

Man charged in 2014 Bluffton murder gets 4 life sentences

A man accused of murdering a 70-year-old Bluffton woman and another elderly South Carolina woman in 2014 has been given four life sentences after pleading Monday in Beaufort County General Sessions Court, the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office said.

Photo courtesy 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office Jerry Lee Manigault

Former student found with gun at South Carolina high school

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old dropout has been arrested after bringing a gun to the parking lot of his South Carolina high school.

State Superintendent tours ACE

South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman touring the Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence (ACE) Nov. 1.

Dan Hunt/Bluffton Today S.C. Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman gets a manicure in the nail technology classroom.

Klaus Ritter/Special to JCST Contributor Klaus Ritter captures this scene at Knowles Landing.

State Sen. Campbell disputes DUI, says he wasn’t driving

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Troopers say a South Carolina state senator charged with driving under the influence had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit, but Sen. Paul Campbell said that doesn’t matter because he wasn’t driving.

Sen. Paul Campbell is seen in an undated photo provided by the Charleston County Jail. Troopers say Campbell, a South Carolina senator charged with driving under the influence, had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit on Saturday night, Nov. 4. Campbell told troopers investigating the crash and reporters later that his wife was driving. Authorities say the 71-year-old Goose Creek Republican switched seats with his wife after the wreck. They are both charged with providing false information. (Charleston County Jail via AP)

Texas officials confirm suspect’s ID as Devin Patrick Kelley

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the church shooting in Texas (all times local):

Mona Rodriguez holds her 12-year-old son, J Anthony Hernandez, during a candlelight vigil held for the victims of a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

UPDATED: Man, woman identified as victims in head-on collision in Jasper near Talmadge Bridge

Two people were killed Thursday night after two vehicles collided head-on in Jasper County on U.S. 17 just before the Georgia state line, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Coca-Cola Consolidated investing $5 million in Jasper County

Coca-Cola is coming to Jasper County.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Jasper County Council chairman Marty Sauls discusses Coca-Cola’s $5 million investment in Jasper County.

1 released, 2 remain hospitalized following hayride accident

One of the teens who was transported to Coastal Carolina Hospital in Hardeeville and immediately taken to Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah because of injuries sustained in last Saturday’s hayride accident in Ridgeland was released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon, according to a family member.

Courtesy Jasper County Fire-Rescue First responders from Ridgeland Fire Department, Hampton County and Jasper County treat injuries after a pickup and a trailer on a hayride collide.

Youth soccer scores, standings

Laptops at RHHS help engage students

New charter Polaris Tech is on schedule for ‘18 opening

The newest charter school in Jasper County continues to move its plans forward to open next year.

Photo courtesy: Polaris Tech Daisy White (left) and Dr. Bill Singleton (far right) are Polaris Tech Steering Committee members who joined several others recently in the Gopher Hill parade to make the public aware of the new school. The new charter school is scheduled to open next school year.

Board votes 8 to 1 for CATE clusters

The Jasper County School District will have four CATE clusters for its new facility following an 8-1 vote at an Oct. 23 meeting in favor of the new programs.

Palmetto Electric awards Bright Ideas Teacher Grants

Jasper County’s classrooms are getting much brighter.

Photo courtesy Palmetto Electric Angela Ocasion of Royal Live Oaks was recognized for her project, PinO: TheFertilizer of Tomorrow!

Fundraising continues for families of those injured in hayride accident

Following a horrible hayride accident last weekend in Ridgeland involving children and adults, a fund has been established to help the family of two brothers who remained in a hospital Tuesday.

Photo courtesy LaTesha Lowther Horry A fund has been established at South State Bank to help the Lowther-Horry family following a hayride accident which seriously injured two brothers on Oct. 28.

Edward Jones participates in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Edward Jones — at 256 Russell St. in Ridgeland — participated in the 2nd annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Bluffton on Saturday. The team, Jogging Our Memory for Jones, was dedicated to honor Barbara Jean Jones (pictured in front).

Jean Tanner/Special to JCST This onion plant offers a dazzling bloom, as captured by contributor Jean Tanner.

AP Top 25 Heat Check: How poll voters compare with CFP panel

When the College Football Playoff was formed and the selection committee established with it, one of the concerns expressed by some fans was that the AP Top 25 and coaches’ poll would influence the 13-person panel in charge of picking the semifinal.

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney talks with Clemson wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud (34) before a NCAA college football game against the Georgia Tech, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Courtesy Jasper County Fire-Rescue The scene after Saturday’s hayride accident