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10:40 am on Tuesday June 25, 2013

S.C., Ga. work on joint port still inching along

Plans for a Jasper County terminal along the Savannah River continue to progress, but at a pace far too slow for many.
5:06 am on Tuesday May 21, 2013

Few details in strange I-95 fatality

Police are still investigating how a woman died after exiting a moving four-door Buick on I-95 near 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Jasper County.
6:31 am on Monday May 20, 2013

Woman dead after exiting moving vehicle on I-95 in Jasper County

A woman is dead after she exited a moving vehicle and was struck by a tractor trailer on Interstate 95 near Mile Marker 33. The Post and Courier writes that the woman fell from a car driven by David Beaver, 55.
8:08 am on Wednesday April 17, 2013

Jasper port valued at $1 billion, now is time to start construction

A report has valued the long-planned Jasper Ocean Terminal at $1 billion dollars and taking 13 years to develop, with a first-year viability in 2025.
5:53 am on Thursday January 3, 2013

Drunk driving charges: Holiday season lands 56 in jail

56 people from Beaufort and Jasper counties were arrested on charges of drinking and driving over the holiday season from from December 14 to January 2.
5:55 am on Monday December 10, 2012

A new bridge to replace an aging connection from Jasper to Savannah

Flickr user curlie_fryz No, not the big one, the little one in the foreground. (Update 2 at the bottom.) Estimated at $16.5 million, a new bridge is coming to repair a physical bridge between South Carolina and Georgia's waterways this summer (there...
3:50 am on Wednesday October 17, 2012

Years later, those in charge of Jasper port effort agree to study river's basics

Flickr user Andrew Albertson This is a long way away from reality in Jasper County. Two years back I wrote about how surprisingly slow progress has been on a long sought port in Jasper County, and it seems little had changed. The Charleston Regional...
5:35 am on Tuesday July 24, 2012

S.C., Beaufort unemployment continues to edge upward

Flickr user khalilshah Unemployment rates had been falling for month after month, but that trend broke in May and was followed by more increases in June. South Carolina’s unemployment rate increased to 9.4% in June from 9.1% in May — however the...
4:02 am on Thursday December 8, 2011

Ridgeland man convicted on murder charges of maternal grandmother of child

A 33-year-old Ridgeland man was found guilty Wednesday of murdering the maternal grandmother of his child and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Jurors convicted Antonio Scott of one count of murder for the March 20 stabbing death of Cynthia...
11:30 am on Friday May 6, 2011

Local drug bust garners over $1 million in ecstasy pills

Image provided by WSAV A drug bust in neighboring Jasper County turned up over 22,000 ecstasy pills totaling over $1 million.   According to reports, authorities were alerted when Police Officer Chris Malphrus observed the erratic driving of a car...