Latest Jasper County, South Carolina Stories

2011-07-14 00:00:29

Charleston-based Joye Law Firm represents woman who required shoulder replacement surgery. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 Attorney Christopher McCool of Joye Law Firm recently won a $750,000 judgment against Rolling Frito-Lay Sales and Brabham Oil Company, Inc. on behalf of his client Joanne Cagle, who suffered serious injury after slipping and falling on a flattened cardboard box (Case No. 2009-CP-27-029, Court of Common Pleas for the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit). According to the...

2008-07-30 21:00:25

By Jeremy Hsieh, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jul. 30--The Jasper County Council's proposed ban of sagging pants could have been on the books as early as Monday, but the chairman put the brakes on the proposal pending further study. The proposal sailed through its first reading in June, and a combined second reading and public hearing last week, despite dozens of glaring questions about its legality, applicability and enforceability. Three readings and votes are required for an ordinance...

2008-07-30 12:01:16

By Daniel Brownstein, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Jul. 30--Within hours of a drug-related shooting at a greater Bluffton apartment complex Monday that wounded two brothers, a second Bluffton man was shot in an unrelated daylight incident, officials announced Tuesday. That brings the total number of Bluffton gunshot victims to five since Saturday, when two men were shot at a Hardeeville nightclub. Here is a rundown of the shootings by location: Bluffton police are...

2008-07-27 06:00:21

By Tim Donnelly, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Jul. 27--HARDEEVILLE --At 120, Geneva Simmons must have kept herself in pretty good condition until her death in 1925. Her burial site at Purrysburg Cemetery, however, wasn't so lucky. A few years of neglect caused the landscape around the 250 graves of slave descendants to turn into a forest of wild weeds, fallen leaves, brittle old wreaths and rusty flower stands. It's not the kind of resting place members of the Fisher...

2008-06-20 06:00:15

By Michael Welles Shapiro, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Jun. 20--Hardeeville annexed 282 acres in unincorporated Beaufort and Jasper counties Thursday, a move that could offer hope to those unhappy with Beaufort County's more restrictive zoning. All four of the City Council's current members voted to expand Hardeeville's boundaries to include a McGarvey's Corner property at the northwest corner of the intersection of U.S. 278 and S.C. 170. A fifth seat on the council is...

2008-06-16 06:00:16

By Daniel Brownstein, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Jun. 16--Severe weather that moved through southern Beaufort County on Sunday caused some power outages, fallen trees and ponding on roadways, mainly in greater Bluffton and Okatie. Many electric customers near Buckwalter Parkway lost power for about 20 minutes when a transformer was blown. Others were less fortunate: A tree fell on power lines in Pinckney Colony, taking out a circuit. Lines were also downed along S.C....

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