UPDATE: More photos of a snow day in Jasper County

It’s a snow day in Jasper County!

Photo courtesy Romona Gaspard Westerfield. A snowman enjoys the winter storm.

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Sandra Hall/Jasper County Sun Times Snow hits Ridgeland late Wednesday morning.

Ridgeland Fire responds to mobile home blaze

Crews from the Ridgeland Fire Department and Jasper County Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire Tuesday afternoon off Tallahassee Loop in the Spring Hill area of Ridgeland.

Photo Amanda Bonds/Special to JCST Crews from the Ridgeland Fire Department and Jasper County Fire-Rescue responded to a structure fire Tuesday afternoon off Tallahassee Loop in the Spring Hill area of Ridgeland.

Railroaders help model Sun City buildings for fire department

A Sun City woodworking project that took several months to complete will help protect the community in the future.

Polaris Tech plans to break ground early this month

Polaris Tech, the newly-formed charter school scheduled to open later this summer in Jasper County, plans for a groundbreaking in mid-January, according to Polaris Tech spokesperson John Williams.

Groundbreaking for Polaris Tech in Ridgeland is being planned for mid-January. Photo submitted by Polaris Tech

Waste Management constructing facility in Hardeeville

A new Waste Management facility utilizing compressed natural gas (CNG) expected to begin construction in Hardeeville last month with hiring expected in July 2018, according to a Dec. 27 company press release. The company currently has a facility in Ridgeland that has been in operation for over 20 years, according to company officials.

What’s happening in Jasper for 2018

The past year brought many new opportunities into Jasper County, including new industry, schools and buildings which will be constructed next year.

Courtesy Waste Management Waste Management announced plans to bring 53 jobs and invest $23 million into the county in 2018. Waste Management will be located at the RiverPort site in Hardeeville and will be the first building or business in RiverPort.

Police: Be aware of credit card skimmers

Citizens are advised to be aware of recent reports of credit card skimming in the area and how they can protect themselves against fraudulent activity, according to the Ridgeland Police Department.

UPDATE: Winter storm warning in effect Wednesday

Jasper and Beaufort counties will be under a winter storm warning Wednesday from 6 a.m. until midnight, according to the National Weather Service.

Winter storm watch in effect Wednesday

Veteran firefighter Mathis promoted to assistant chief

The Ridgeland Fire Department has promoted Capt. Marion “Bo” Mathis to assistant chief, effective Jan. 1.

Ridgeland Fire Capt. Marion “Bo” Mathis has been promoted to assistant chief, effective Jan. 1.

Students celebrate senior citizens, retired educators

Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School hosted its annual Winter Celebration with a holiday meal for senior citizens and retired educators of Jasper County.

No. 4 Alabama dominates No. 1 Clemson 24-6 in Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nick Saban is back in his comfort zone.

Alabama head coach Nick Saban, right, hugs Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney after the Sugar Bowl semi-final playoff game for the NCAA college football national championship, in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Alabama won 24-6 to advance to the national championship game. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Klaus Ritter/Special to JCST A banana plant recently survived the cold conditions.

SCE&G urges energy conservation in cold snap

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina utility is urging customers to conserve energy use during a cold snap that could strain electricity systems.