Appreciate bank’s support for RHHS mentoring program

Coastal States Bank puts their money where their mouth is. They just made a generous donation of $250 in support of the mentoring program at Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School.

Carol Hillman and Arnold Hillman accept a $250 check from Coastal States Bank Mark Brittman for the RHHS mentoring program.

Editorial: Margaritaville opening important for city, region

Now is our chance to see what all the fuss is about.

Mayor’s memo: Congrats to Hardeeville mayor pro tem Carroll

Please join me in congratulating Councilman John Carroll on his election to the position of Hardeeville mayor pro tempore for the year 2018.

Harry Williams

Fire tips: Be safe with smoke alarms

One simple thing that we can all do to improve our level of fire safety at home is to make sure we have working smoke alarms. Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire safety plan.

Chad Atwood

Editorial: Let’s support chase for state basketball championships

It’s not often we see something that has us thinking about it hours and even days later, but we knew the moment couldn’t be enjoyed only by the hundreds who recently packed Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School’s gym to watch the Jaguars take on Estill in a rivalry basketball contest.

RHHS boys basketball coach Jeremiah Faber.

Editorial: Have a say in the county’s future

You have a chance to impact Jasper County’s future.

Letter to the editor: Thank you for honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Garden of Light Committee would like to thank all churches, schools, youth departments, patrons, and organizations for their participation in the observance of the 36th commemorative services for Dr. King. We would also like to thank all those who received service awards in his name.

Editorial: Speak up to help solve homicides

Do the right thing.

Fire tips: Protect against carbon monoxide dangers

One challenge we all face from time to time is power outages. During these outages, many people rely on portable generators to provide temporary power without understanding the dangers they can pose. The exhaust created by generators contains carbon monoxide (CO), a potentially lethal gas. Carbon monoxide can be poisonous in small amounts over a long period of time or in large amounts over a short period of time.

Chad Atwood

Photo courtesy Sauls Funeral Home / Punkin Moser

Mayor’s memo: Things to look for in Hardeeville this year

Happy New Year! January is the time to make lists for the coming year and so I thought it appropriate to give you mine. 2018 promises to be another banner year for Hardeeville; and although my crystal ball is sometimes fuzzy, here are the top 10 new things that will impact the city in the coming year:

Letter to the editor: Punkin had lasting impact on Step of Faith principal

In the 25 years that I’ve known Ms. Punkin, she greatly impacted my life. I first knew her from Mr. Billy’s shop, and then as a photographer for my young children.

Letter to the editor: Thomas Heyward Academy remembers ‘caring’ Mrs. Punkin

Mrs. Punkin Moser was not only a fixture in Jasper County, but a treasured part of the Thomas Heyward Academy family. Mrs. Punkin was always willing to be there to video or photograph whenever she was asked.

Editorial: Reveling in a rare snow day

We enjoyed seeing the images of the county reveling in last week’s snow. Dogs catching snowballs, families building snowmen and kids bundled up in jackets and gloves and offering the biggest smiles as the snow (up to 6 inches!) surrounded them.

Lynn Crosby photo. A snowy scene in Grays

Letter to the Editor Focus should be on best utility rate relief

“South Carolina customers could see refunds in a utility sale” (a recent Associated Press report) points out that the acquisition of SCANA by Dominion Energy will result in an average refund of $1,000 and a 5 percent rate reduction for SCE&G customers. While this deal marks a step in the right direction, I believe the question we should ask for any proposed solution to the nuclear debacle should be: “Is this the best deal for all of our hardworking families across South Carolina? Period.”

Letter to the editor: Thanks for a successful Wreaths Across America

As we reflect on the first Wreaths Across America at Ridgeland Cemetery and start planning for the 2018 ceremony, we wanted to say thank you to so many for making the day memorable.

Editorial: Reflecting on a year of community goodwill

When we reflect on 2017, we instantly think of the many ways the community helped each other.

Mayor’s memo: All eyes on Hardeeville in 2018

On Dec. 8, Hardeeville held its annual retreat to discuss the population projections for the next 10 years, review the resources and staffing needs to service that population, and to set long- and short-term goals for 2018 and beyond.

Editorial: Children’s Santa letters bring Christmas cheer

The holiday season is truly the most wonderful time of the year for us because for the last 10 years we’ve had the privilege of reading some of the most enjoyable and insightful works the county can offer — letters to Santa Claus.

Letter to Santa Claus from Landry, Legacy Christian Academy

Editorial: School behavior initiative helps students build identity

Talented marched into the Ridgeland Elementary School multipurpose room along with Caring and Gentle and Brave and Shy. They were joined by Strong and Friendly and Handsome.

Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times Ridgeland Elementary School students part of Team Courage perform for parents and staff.