SCE&G urges reduced energy use

South Carolina utility exec resigns after fighting firing

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The executive who led South Carolina’s state-owned utility during a scuttled multibillion-dollar project to build two nuclear reactors is stepping down after fighting the governor’s efforts to fire him for three weeks.

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Better balance could create more competition in SEC hoops

Southeastern Conference men’s basketball coaches love to talk about how their league is more balanced than its national reputation suggests.

FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, file photo, Texas A&M center Tyler Davis (34) tries to drive between Buffalo guard CJ Massinburg (5) and forward Ikenna Smart (34) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Station, Texas. Improved balance has created the possibility of a more unpredictable race for the title as the Southeastern Conference gets ready to begin league competition. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

Klaus Ritter/Special to Jasper County Sun Times Contributor Klaus Ritter's captures the Christmas season.

The Latest: Bridges thaw, but cold staying in Carolinas

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on wintery weather and cold temperatures in the Carolinas (all times local):

Ridgeland Police seek help in real estate office theft

The Ridgeland Police Department seeks the public’s help in locating a man who cops say entered the Coldwell Banker Realty office in Ridgeland on Dec. 11 and stole a bank bag with approximately $1,500 inside, said RPD Sgt.Chris McIntosh.

The Ridgeland Police Department seeks help in identifying the suspect in this photo. Submitted by the Ridgeland Police Department

Thomas Heyward Academy honor rolls

Thomas Heyward Academy honor rolls

Headmaster’s List (All A’s) – First Nine Weeks

Lowcountry author pens book of Christmas traditions

For Carole Longmeyer, the alphabet inspired a book all about a Lowcountry Christmas and some holiday traditions and recipes.

Town hears proposed water, sewer rates

The town of Ridgeland received recommendations from water and sewer rate consultants during its recent meeting which would allow the town to move forward with its plan to renovate its water and sewer treatment facility with only a minor effect on residential and commercial rates.

Stay connected with Sun City during holiday travel

For Sun City residents heading to visit family or embarking on a vacation overseas for the holidays, there are plenty of ways to stay in the loop while away from the community.

Waste Management bringing 53 jobs to county

Another company will soon call Jasper County home, and it plans to bring 53 jobs and invest $23 million into the county, officials said during a special called Jasper County Council meeting last week.

Ridgeland breaks ground on fire station expansion

The town of Ridgeland will soon see a new building added to its fire station, and last week it held a groundbreaking for the project.

Photo by Shellie Murdaugh/Jasper County Sun Times Town of Ridgeland Administrator Dennis Averkin, left, Ridgeland Town Councilman Chris DuBose, Town of Ridgeland Mayor Joey Malphrus, councilwoman Josephine Boyles and councilman Grady Woods participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the fire station Thursday.

Former RHHS students share motivational message

Ten former Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School graduates returned home recently from college and spoke to the high school’s students.

Ridgeland parade celebrates Christmas

The town of Ridgeland was in the holiday spirit Thursday as it hosted its annual Christmas parade. Downtown was alive with lights and music and a large crowd celebrated the season.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times The town of Ridgeland’s Christmas parade offered a fun way to enjoy the holiday season. These carolers sang for downtown crowd.

Open container law waived if Clemson makes championship game

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — If Clemson University’s football team makes it to the national championship game, fans can toast in the streets.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant (2) dives into the end zone for a touchdown while North Carolina State’s Shawn Boone (24) looks on during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Raleigh, N.C. Clemson will likely have a quarterback, two wide receivers and a running back starting their first playoff game at the Sugar Bowl against Alabama. But coach Dabo Swinney thinks Clemson’s wins at Virginia Tech, Louisville and North Carolina State and a likely playoff elimination game in the ACC championship show the 2017 Tigers can handle the pressure. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

The Ridgeland Fire Department said no one was injured after its crews and Jasper County Fire-Rescue responded Tuesday to a report of an aircraft having collided with an hangar at Ridgeland’s airport.