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10 hrs ago | The Island Packet

St. Helena Island man threatens Sheriff's Department

A St. Helena Island man has been arrested for making a threatening, profane call to 911 dispatchers, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Department report.

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Related Topix: St. Helena Island, SC

20 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Missing Lady's Island woman found dead in Yemassee

A 26-year-old Lady's Island woman reported missing on Tuesday has been found dead in Yemassee, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office advisory.

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23 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Sun City man reported missing after going for oil change

A Bluffton man has been missing since he left his Sun City home Wednesday, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office advisory.

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Yesterday | The Island Packet

Beaufort County board wants questions about ACE budget answered

As the Beaufort County School District prepares a draft of its next budget, the board is trying to decide how much it should contribute to the Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Beaufort, SC

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Island Packet

Davis' wind-insurance bill breezes through SC Senate

A bill designed to level the playing field for consumers shopping for the best wind-insurance rates passed the S.C. Senate on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Beaufort, SC, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Hilton Head Island, SC

The Island Packet

St. Helena man, woman arrested on crack cocaine trafficking charges

A three-month drug investigation by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office lead to the arrest of a man and woman selling cocaine and crack cocaine from a St. Helena Island residence known as "Blue House," according to Beaufort County Sheriff's Office reports.

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Related Topix: Drugs, St. Helena Island, SC, Seabrook, SC

Bluffton Today

Beaufort County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission announces meeting dates

The Beaufort County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission has announced the dates and times for its four scheduled meetings, according to a county news release.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC, Seabrook, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC

Bluffton Today

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office investigating armed robbery, shooting in Bluffton

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery and shooting that occurred late Wednesday morning near a shopping center in Bluffton.

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The Island Packet

No arrest pending in fight outside County Council meeting Monday

Beaufort police say they do not have enough evidence to make any arrests following a brief fight outside Monday night's Beaufort County Council meeting.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Island Packet

School district to help purchase Buckwalter Place property

The Beaufort County Board of Education will forgo up to $1.8 million in tax revenue over the next decade to help purchase land in Buckwalter Place, a Bluffton business park.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

Bluffton Today

Beaufort County Council still split on Bluffton Gateway proposal

Beaufort County Council advanced on Monday a proposal to build a large shopping center in greater Bluffton, but still wants questions answered before it gives the plan final approval.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

The Island Packet

Despite cost increases, Beaufort County to stay with Blue Cross Blue Shield

Beaufort County will stick with Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina for at least another year, despite nearly $2 million in additional health insurance costs, according to county leaders.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Cross, SC, Jasper County, SC

The Island Packet

Lowcountry doctors collected more than $42 million in Medicare payments, federal records show

Four doctors in Beaufort County received more than $1 million in payments from Medicare in 2012 and 15 physicians collected more than $500,000, according to data released by the federal government for the first time.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC, Bluffton, SC, Port Royal, SC

The Island Packet

Beaufort County schools looking at $10 million increase in next year's budget

The Beaufort County School District's budget is expected to increase by $10 million -- or about 5 percent -- for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

The Island Packet

Beaufort Liquidation to close following county zoning dispute

Beaufort Liquidation will close its doors later this spring, after a vote by Beaufort County Council on Monday to disallow the shop's weekly outdoor flea market.

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Related Topix: Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, US Military, US Marine Corps, Beaufort, SC

Mon Apr 14, 2014

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RBC Heritage

Hole 18 on the time honoured Heritage Classic. The event is being played at the only home it has known in its 42 year history as a PGA Tour event, the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island .

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

The Island Packet

County Council to take vote on Bluffton Gateway today

Beaufort County Council will consider a Georgia developer's plans to build a large shopping center in greater Bluffton today.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Beaufort, SC

The Island Packet

Protecting environment trumps shopping center

My husband and I feel strongly that the request by JAZ Development to exceed Beaufort County's 10 percent impervious surface goal so a Bluffton shopping center can be built should be denied.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

The Island Packet

Beaufort County opening new coroner's office

Coroner Ed Allen is expected to be joined Monday by Port Royal Mayor Samuel Murray and officials from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office in the grand opening festivities.

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The Island Packet

ACE programs not showing desired success, officials say

The Beaufort County School District must decide in the coming month whether to approve the budget for the Beaufort-Jasper Academy of Career Excellence.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Beaufort, SC

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