Friday night football: Jaguars rally for 12-8 win over Rebels

The first game of the year is already an early candidate for one of the best games of the year.

Anthony Garzilli/JCST Ridgeland-Hardeeville began the season with a 12-8 win over host Thomas Heyward.

Man charged federally for torturing, killing victim in 2008

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man accused of torturing his victim with a hot screwdriver before killing him in 2008 faces federal charges, a year after the South Carolina Supreme Court threw out his state conviction.

US college teams - including Clemson - near Barcelona van attack

Men’s basketball teams from Oregon State, Clemson and Arizona were staying at a hotel in Barcelona, Spain, near where a van drove into pedestrians on Thursday, but team officials said everyone was safe.

People walk down a main street in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Police in Barcelona say a white van has mounted a sidewalk, struck several people in the city’s Las Ramblas district. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Sheriff: Guns, drugs seized

A traffic stop by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office resulted in cops seizing drugs and guns.

Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff’s Office A search of the vehicle in Wednesday’s pursuit revealed five pistols (two stolen) and drugs, including two dosage units of a scheduled II controlled substance, 4.1 grams of cocaine and 26.8 grams of marijuana, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office said.

Another eclipse viewing option? Online or on TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ronald Dantowitz has been looking forward to Monday’s solar eclipse for nearly 40 years.

FILE - This March 9, 2016, file photo shows a total solar eclipse in Belitung, Indonesia. A solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, is set to star in several special broadcasts on TV and online. PBS, ABC, NBC, NASA Television and the Science Channel are among the outlets planning extended coverage of the first solar eclipse visible across the United States in 99 years. (AP Photo/File)

THA grad Cope takes 3rd on Jeopardy!

Seth Cope, a Ridgeland native, recently made an appearance on a popular gameshow with some help from the past.

Jeopardy Productions, Inc. Thomas Heyward graduate and Ridgeland native Seth Cope recently appeared on Jeopardy. Coming in third, his final winnings totalled $1,000. He said his history lessons from school “definitely helped.”

$9 million I-95 plan set to begin next month

In February, the South Carolina Department of Transportation announced a safety improvement plan for a 33-mile strip of Interstate 95 that runs through Jasper County and the Georgia-South Carolina border.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times - The South Carolina Department of Transportation received a bid on the estimated $9 million dollar project.

Petition to make ‘most dangerous’ road safer

Near Schinger Avenue and Pearlstine Drive sits the Riverwalk Business Park in the Okatie area off S.C. 170.

YMCA Summer Camp: Fun, laughter, learning

In partnership with Ridgeland Elementary School, the YMCA Summer Camp completed another successful year.

Photos by Darryl Owens/Janie Housey In partnership with Ridgeland Elementary School, the YMCA Summer Camp completed another successful year. The summer camp provides youth with valuable resources and hands-on activities that allow them to be productive in their schools, communities, and peer groups.

Klaus Ritter/Special to Jasper County Sun Times This butterfly caught the eye of contributor Klaus Ritter.

KOA awarded for campground excellence

Courtesy KOA Campgrounds

Suspect charged in fatal shooting of former Hardeeville volunteer fire chief

A 28-year-old Hardeeville man was charged Friday in connection with Thursday’s fatal shooting of Ernest Martin Stevens, the city of Hardeeville said in a news release.

Sheriff’s Office investigates armed robbery

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office seeks suspects in an Aug. 10 armed robbery in Levy.

Be prepared for the solar eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible along a thin, 100-mile-wide path that runs diagonally across America from Oregon to South Carolina.

Courtesy NASA

2017 Solar Eclipse

Hampton County man gets 35-year sentence for shooting police officer

A Hampton County man who shot an Estill police officer on New Year’s Day in 2016 was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison, the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office said.

Photo courtesy 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office Malcolm Orr