Liz Bloom, Bluffton Today

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Past articles by Liz:

Church raising funds for student with life-threatening heart ailment

Many teenagers spend their days thinking about college, homework and video games. Nathaniel Zapata is no different. → Read More

Okatie businesses petition for connector road

Riverwalk Business Park is situated at Schinger Avenue and S.C. 170 in Okatie. A recycling plant is a few lots behind it. In between, trucks and trailers frequently travel down Schinger Avenue. → Read More

Contract approved for I-95 safety project

The South Carolina Department of Transportation has approved a bid to complete its safety improvement plan for a 33-mile strip of Interstate 95 in Jasper County. → Read More

Lowcountry man eyes NYC Marathon in support of his son, epilepsy awareness

Cooper Pope looks like an average 8-year-old. He’s got sandy brown hair, big brown eyes, and his smile is crooked with youth. But Cooper is epileptic, which means he is prone to seizures. → Read More

Jasper County charter school eyes hospital site

Planned Jasper County charter school Polaris Tech is looking at purchasing and renovating the old Ridgeland hospital on Grays Highway. → Read More

Hardeeville annexes University Parkway tract, 105 homes planned

Hardeeville City Council has approved the annexation of 61.13 acres off University Parkway at the Beaufort-Jasper county line near U.S. 278. → Read More

Youth group fixes Okatie home

Martha Major lives in Okatie in a small one-story home. → Read More

Mayor: Margaritaville will raise Hardeeville’s profile

Last month, Hardeeville announced a new senior-living community. Latitude Margaritaville is slated to open in 2018 with 3,000 homes, a resort-style pool, tennis and pickleball courts and arts and learning programs. → Read More

Dominion Energy talks about solar projects in Gillisonville, Grahamville

Solar energy is becoming prevalent in Jasper County. → Read More

Ridgeland park to promote education through expression

Jasper County ranked 45th in the state in education in 2014, with 49 percent of third-graders testing below standards in reading. The county’s high school dropout rate of 6.8 percent ranked 46th. → Read More

Opioids on Lowcountry officials’ radar

Every day, 144 Americans die from a drug overdose, according to the Centers for Disease Control. More than 3,000 such deaths occur every three weeks, slightly more than the 2,997 people who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. → Read More

Hardeeville to sell historic home

The Heyward House in Hardeeville, which the city has owned for the last eight years, is under contract to be sold to Michael Condon of Vintage Home Restoration for a move to Pritchardville. → Read More

State superintendent pays visit to Jasper County schools

Once South Carolina Superintendent Molly Spearman walked into Ridgeland Elementary School, her eyes lit up and she smiled at the student artwork and writing samples plastered over the brightly colored walls. → Read More

Latino festival canceled because of ‘political climate’

For the past five years, Hilton Head Island-based La Isla Magazine has hosted Fiesta de Mayo, a celebration that brings together people from throughout the Lowcountry to celebrate Latin American culture. → Read More

Coastal Carolina health clinics in Jasper to close

Coastal Carolina Medical Associates’ clinics in Jasper County will close their doors May 19. → Read More

Little Free Libraries offer more book options

Jasper County has more book options with the introduction of 16 Little Free Libraries available for anyone. → Read More

2 officers shot in Hardeeville; suspect killed

A Hardeeville police officer and a deputy with the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office were shot April 20 responding to a domestic dispute at 432 Sanders Road in Hardeeville, Jasper County Sheriff Chris Malphrus said. → Read More

Jasper Animal Rescue Mission seeks volunteers

The instant the gate to Jasper Animal Rescue Mission opens, dogs bark, tails wag and the entire facility comes to life. → Read More

Hardeeville set to debut new library

At 9 a.m. Saturday, the city of Hardeeville will give readers of all ages and backgrounds a new place to dive into the unique universe of books as it debuts a new library. → Read More

Jasper County school board vows to assist athletics

Jasper County’s school board wants to help its athletic programs. → Read More