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A legal battle between Beaufort County and Berkeley Hall over a proposed frontage road that would provide alternate access onto U.S. 278 from St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church may have an end in sight. The parties have reached a deal to drop their litigation, if the South Carolina Department of Transportation installs a fully-signalized traffic light at the entrance to the Bluffton Township Fire District headquarters to the east of the church.
Law enforcement officers in Aiken and Beaufort County, as well as state and federal agents, have received top honors in South Carolina. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles says law officers from around the state gathered Friday at the Fort Jackson Officers' Club for the 2013 Strom Thurmond Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement.
Bluffton police officers are conducting an educational campaign with truck drivers until Oct. 20 to make them aware of the town's new no-through truck ordinance. The ordinance, approved by Town Council in March, is in effect.
Some Beaufort County businesses ran afoul of state safety regulations, according to records contained in this month's board materials for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Among them was the Hampton Inn, owned by Columbia Sun Hotel, LLC, and located on William Pope Drive in Bluffton.
The Military and Veterans Services Alliance will host Beaufort County sheriff P.J. Tanner at its general membership meeting Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Palmetto Electric New River office, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. "MAVSA comprises some 40 organizations that support veterans in the Lowcountry," MAVSA board member Jeanne Carmichael of the Red Cross said.
Bluffton Police officers are conducting an educational campaign with truck drivers until Oct. 20 to increase awareness of the town's new no-thru truck ordinance. The ordinance, approved by Town Council in March, is in effect, however, Town Council waited to enforce the ordinance until the "No-Thru Trucks" and redirection signs were installed by South Carolina Department of Transportation and Beaufort County.
The Beaufort Gazette reports that Allan Holland, his wife and their 16-year-old son were surprised with the new home in Port Royal on Wednesday. Holland was wounded when his unit was attacked by a suicide bomber in a dump truck carrying 20,000 pounds of explosives.
Despite calls from Board of Education members and school district officials, Beaufort County Council still appears poised to pass a lower-than-requested tax rate for the schools. On the second of three readings Monday, council again approved a 103.5-mill rate it initially voted to set for the district on Aug. 25. The rate is higher than the 101.7 mills it was originally set at, but short of the 105.3-mill rate the district had requested.
Upon arriving, the victim was located injured and bleeding from the head. The victim told officers he was assaulted by the suspects and was hit with what he believed to be a firearm.
The federal government says that about 160 of the more than 430 unaccompanied immigrant children apprehended at the nation's southern border and sent to South Carolina have been relocated in Beaufort and Greenville counties. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that information recently released from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Settlement lists the counties where more than 50 children have been relocated.
The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident occurring around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night at The Bay Mobile Home Park off of Shanklin Road in Beaufort. Law enforcement was not able to respond to the incident until Sunday morning because there was a delay on the part of a victim to report the crime.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:45 am
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