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Take a trip down Thomas Heyward’s Haunted Trail

It is a story of a military experiment gone terribly wrong. Those who dare to hear the story must begin on a trail that will eventually lead into a horrifying adventure.

Photo courtesy THA Haunted Trail Thomas Heyward Academy’s Haunted Trail at the Blue Heron Nature Trail in Ridgeland offers spooky adventures.

Local first responders honored

Those local first responders who risk their lives to save others received special recognition from the Sun City Hilton Head Board of Directors and the Government and Business Affairs Committee last week.

Awards were presented to several organizations and those who represent them, including Jasper County Fire Chief and EMS Director Wilbur Daley, Bluffton Township Fire District Chief John Thompson, Beaufort County Crew Chief Kevin Peeples Sr., Hardeeville Police Chief Sam Woodward, Hardeeville Fire Chief Steve Camp, and Sun CIty’s Chief of Security Tom Yurkin. Tom Lento, Chair of Government and Business Affairs Committee at Sun City, pictured third from left, presented the awards.

Gopher Hill Festival Winners

2017-2018 Miss Jasper County Pageant

Celebrity chefs cooking to benefit local organization

Matt and Ted Lee have one goal in mind as they prepare to serve up a taste of their own Lowcountry cuisine to those attending an event to benefit Bluffton Self Help.

The Lee Brothers, Ted and Matt, will be telling stories and cooking southern delicacies during the Red Apron Sips and Seafood Party in BLuffton Oct. 20 to benefit Bluffton Self Help.

Checkpoints planned in Ridgeland on Friday

Federal aid for Jasper, 15 other counties for Irma relief

In response to Gov. Henry McMaster’s request, President Donald Trump declared a major disaster exists in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in 16 counties affected by Hurricane Irma, according to a news release.

Chief Daley receives plaque for retirement

Jasper County Council recognized retiring County Chief of Emergency Services Wilbur Daley (middle) during its Oct. 2 meeting. Daley has served the county for 17 years and council members presented him a plaque for his dedicated service to the community.

The Jasper County Council recognized retiring County Chief of Emergency Services Wilbur Daley (middle) during its Oct. 2 meeting. Daley has served the county for 17 years and council members presented him a plaque for his dedicated service to the Jasper County community. Pictured from left to right are: Councilman Henry Etheridge, Councilwoman Barbara Clark, Wilbur Daley, Council Chairman Marty Sauls and Councilman Tom Johnson.

Securities officials probing S. Carolina nuke plant fiasco

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Securities regulators are investigating the failure of a nuclear reactor construction project in South Carolina, according to a release Tuesday from one of the plant’s co-owners.

Klaus Ritter/Special to JCST Klaus Ritter snapped this image of a butterfly

Slideshow: Celebrating Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School’s homecoming

Ridgeland-Hardeeville High celebrated a fun homecoming on Friday. The parade filled the streets of downtown Ridgeland and featured grand marshal Deloris Young.

S.C. DMV adds online license renewal

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles announced that most residents who have regular driver’s licenses now can renew them online.

Daniel Defense confirms layoffs as it prepares new facility

Bryan County-based Daniel Defense, a manufacturer of firearms and accessories, has announced it has significantly downsized its workforce over the past few weeks.

RHHS's homecoming parade is 4 p.m. Friday.

Man accused of enslaving mentally disabled cafeteria worker

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina restaurant manager has been charged with abusing and enslaving a mentally challenged employee, according to information released Wednesday by federal authorities.

Republican Party donates $400 to Hardeeville library

Staff report

Special to Jasper County Sun Times On Oct. 10, the Jasper County Republican Party presented Hardeeville Mayor Harry Williams with a check for $400 and a collection of children’s books to support the new Hardeeville Community Library. Pictured are Karen Wyld, Harry Williams and Tim Wyld.

Hardeeville showcases safety

The city of Hardeeville hosted a Public Safety Night on Tuesday.

Raven Favor/City of Hardeeville The city of Hardeeville hosted a Public Safety Night on Oct. 10 that combined the Police Department’s National Night Out and the Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Week.

Charles Erickson/Special to JCST Linrod Riley spent over three decades working for grocery chains. After retiring as manager of the meat department in a Publix, he returned to Hardeeville last spring and opened L & T Seafood & Meat. He runs the small shop with help from his two sons and a brother.

L&T Seafood & Meat offers fresh take on meat market

In 1978, the life of 14-year-old Linrod Riley mostly revolved around different places in the city where he was born and raised, and attended church and school.

Online petition started to deny parole for Effingham woman in death and dismemberment

More than 1,000 people have signed an online petition to deny parole for Kimberly Moretz, who was convicted of hiding the 2013 death and dismemberment of a Wilmington Island man.

Kimberly Moretz

Special to Jasper County Sun Times On Tuesday, the Jasper County Republican Party presented Hardeeville Mayor Harry Williams with a check for $400 and a collection of children’s books to support the new Hardeeville Community Library. Pictured are Karen Wyld, Harry Williams and Tim Wyld.