• Casey Jones Sr., who was wanted in the fatal shooting of a Ridgeland man in June, was charged Tuesday morning after being found hiding in Raleigh, N.C.

    According to U.S. Marshal Deputy Bryan Konig, for two hours the marshals’ Joint Fugitive Task Force surrounded a unit at the Meredith Village Apartments on Wycliff Road. Konig said initially nobody would come to the door at the residence. At 7 a.m., the task force and Raleigh police evacuated adjoining units at the apartments and eventually found Jones, of Hampton County, hiding inside a plastic bag underneath clothes in a closet.

Sports

Patrick Henry’s only regular season loss last season was in week two at Clarendon Hall. Last year’s game was a defensive battle; this year the Patriot defense showed up, but so did Mike McCoy’s offense.

“We’d already seen Clarendon Hall in the scrimmage, and we knew they could run the ball,” said PHA’s McCoy. “They have some good backs and we were concerned about stopping their running attack. We were also concerned about moving the ball on them.” The opening quarter did nothing to assuage that fear.

Community

AT&T South Carolina has awarded a $5000 scholarship to USC Salkehatchie for Allendale – Farifax students attending USC Salkehatchie as part of their high school concurrent program. The check was presented to the university at the Allendale County council meeting on August 20. Pictured from left to right are: Ike Byrd ,Regional Director External Affairs for AT&T, Dr. Ann Carmichael, Dean, USC Salkehatchie, and James Pinckney,Chairman ,Allendale County Council.