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Cops seek suspect in fatal shooting of 77-year-old Hardeeville man

A 77-year-old Hardeeville man was shot and killed Thursday morning and Hardeeville Police are searching for the suspect.

Hardeeville gets into the Back-to-School spirit

With the school year kicking off next week, the city of Hardeeville hosted a back-to-school event for the community to spark excitement in parents and students.

Liz Bloom/Jasper County Sun Times - Elected officials from Hardeeville all came out to support the event. Pictured here from left to right are Mayor Harry Williams, Matha Spisso wife to David Spisso, councilman Mike Sweeny, and Mayor Pro Tempore David Spisso

Jean Tanner/Special to Jasper County Sun Times Old Stoney, as Jean Tanner calls this resident alligator of Stoney Creek, slides off the mud bank with a startled greeting.

All Print Custom Tees and Athletics is Ridgeland’s Business of the Month

The town of Ridgeland’s business of the month is All Print Custom Tees and Athletics.

Town of Ridgeland/Special to Jasper County Sun Times - Bob and Barbie Layman stand with Ridgeland mayor Joey Malphrus in front of their business, All Print.

DUI charge after train hits car in Hardeeville

Early Sunday, around 2:30 a.m., Hardeeville emergency officials responded to an accident on the railroad tracks at Church Road.

City of Hardeeville/ Special to the Jasper County Sun Times - The Amtrak train and car after the collision.

Traffic Stop yields seizure of narcotics.

A traffic stop on Tuesday Aug. 1 by the Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Team led to the arrest of 27-year old Juan Marquis Clarke of Hilton Head at the intersection of Bees Creek Road and Fordville Road.

Jasper County Sheriff’s Office/Special to the Jasper County Sun Times - Narcotics, cash, and scale seized during the traffic stop of Clarke.

Sheriff’s Office seizes narcotics on Malphrus St.

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office arrested 29-year old Ridgeland native Tyree Jenkins today, August 3, at 109 Malphrus St. in Ridgeland for possession with intent to distribute narcotics.

Jasper County Sheriff’s Office/Special to the Jasper County Sun Times - The Sheriff’s Office seized cocaine, MDMA, and crack cocaine, along with money and scales from Jenkins residence.

Teen involvement top Stop the Violence priority

To stop the violence, the youth need to be engaged and on board. At least that’s how Charles Mitchell, a Hardeeville police officer and organizer of Stop The Violence in Jasper County, sees it.

Liz Bloom/Jasper County Sun Times - Charles Mitchell smiles as one teen tells him she hopes to receive an academic scholarship for college after high school.

Old Ridgeland hospital likely home for Polaris Tech

The county’s newest charter school, Polaris Tech, is looking at purchasing and renovating the old Ridgeland hospital on Grays Highway.

Polaris Tech/Special to the Jasper County Sun Times - A hypothetical proposed version of the renovated hospital.

Hardeeville Journalism campers learn to be reporters.

During the summer, Hardeeville’s Parks and Recreation Department has hosted themed camps for kids. Last week was journalism camp.

Liz Bloom/Jasper County Sun Times - Allie (left) and Holly (right) holding up their hand-drawn newspapers detailing their crime scene reports.

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Klaus Ritter/Special to Jasper County Sun Times The flowers continue to bloom around the county as evidenced in Klaus Ritter's photograph.

Hardeeville police probe chase, crash

SLED seeks arson suspect in 2015 nightclub fire

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division Arson Unit and Crime Stoppers seeks the public’s help locating a suspect involved in two arson incidents at Karma Entertainment on Speedway Boulevard in Hardeeville on Oct. 16, 2015.

Photo courtesy S.C. Law Enforcement Division Arson Unit A suspect SLED says is involved in two arson incidents at Karma Entertainment on Speedway Boulevard in Hardeeville on Oct. 16, 2015.

Agreement ends failing school district’s claims over control

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An agreement between South Carolina’s education agency and a historically failing school district has ended a lawsuit claiming the state unconstitutionally seized control from the locally elected board.

‘Yappy Hour’ helps launch animal shelter initiative

Subaru of Hilton Head held its July “Yappy Hour” July 26 at New River Auto Mall.

Courtesy of Elizabeth Poole Jasper Animal Rescue Mission volunteer Susan Schake with Georgia, a 1-year-old terrier mix, and Jill Jauch, marketing and advertising manager at Peacock Automotive.

Hardeeville man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter in 2014 slaying

A Hardeeville man pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter in the 2014 shooting death of Dwayne Manuel, the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office said.

Courtesy 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office Byron Singleton

South Carolina sales tax holiday set for Aug. 4-6

South Carolina’s annual sales tax holiday is this weekend, Aug. 4-6.