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10 hrs ago | Bluffton Today

Beaufort County secures loan to build office space, hopes to attract businesses to Bluffton

Beaufort County has secured a $4 million loan from state-owned power utility Santee Cooper to build a 40,000-square-foot office building behind the county's Bluffton government center, seen here, off Bluffton Parkway.

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22 hrs ago | Brunswick News

Alleged bank robbers charged

Two men who are in jail in Chatham County on suspicion of robbing two banks in South Carolina will be facing charges for one more hold-up.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Times

Hall County mum on deal over firetruck involved in July 22 accident

The ladder truck that malfunctioned during a training exercise last month and injured three Hall County firefighters was inspected by an asset protection solutions group and signed off on by a battalion chief, but Hall County officials have declined to share any communication among themselves about the truck.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

Ridgeland man convicted of Bluffton armed robbery

A 28-year-old Ridgeland man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday for the robbery of a Bluffton convenience store.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Post and Courier

Harrell names domestic violence panel, vows to make issue a priority in upcoming session

To read The Post and Courier series of articles that prompted formation of the committee, go to postandcourier.com/TillDeath Harrell, R-Charleston, said in a statement Wednesday that more than 300 women killed in the past 10 years is unacceptable and the state needs to do better.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Charleston, SC, Beaufort, SC

Bluffton Today

Bluffton judge subject of own legal dispute

Bluffton Magistrate Beth Prince is representing herself in an appeal of a trial court's decision that found her responsible for nearly $40,000 in rent, late fees and attorney's fees.

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

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Bluffton Today

Group urges action on rising sea levels in Beaufort County

Scott Thompson/Bluffton Today Liz Fly, coastal climate extension specialist for the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium, speaks to residents and local government officials Monday at the Bluffton Library about the potential impacts of rising sea levels on Beaufort County.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, College of Charleston

Bluffton Today

Buckwalter Regional Park expansion planned

Buckwalter Regional Park and Recreation Center in Bluffton will double in size under a contract approved Monday by Beaufort County Council.

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Bluffton Today

Bank robbery suspects arrested in Pooler

The U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, working with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Pooler Police Department, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Bluffton Police Department have arrested two men wanted in connection with the Sun Trust and TD Bank robberies.

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Related Topix: Gable, SC, Bluffton, SC

SavannahNow

South Carolina bank robbery suspects arrested in Pooler

James Authur Gable, 41, and John Bennett, 44, were arrested in a Pooler motel U.S. marshals working with sheriff's deputies from Beaufort County, S.C., the FBI, Pooler police, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and Bluffton, S.C., police.

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Bluffton Today

Rising seas expected to affect SC's lower coast

Experts predict that rising seas will bring floods threatening nearly $6 billion worth of property in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Post and Courier

Santee Cooper OKs $10.85 million in loans for 4 business projects across S.C.

Santee Cooper's board of directors Monday approved $10.85 million in loans for four commercial and industrial projects across rural parts of South Carolina to spur development.

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Related Topix: Santee, SC, Orangeburg County, SC, Calhoun County, SC, Jasper County, SC

Bluffton Today

Warrants obtained for bank robbery suspects

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office and the Bluffton Police Department are actively searching for two suspects in reference to the SunTrust and TD Bank robberies.

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WMBF

Beaufort working on sea level rise plan

Workshops are being held on South Carolina's lower coast as Beaufort County develops a plan to deal with sea level rise.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC, Bluffton, SC

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Bluffton Today

Conservation group: Bluffton-area pols somewhat green

Bluffton Republican representatives Bill Herbkersman and Weston Newton received scores of 55/79 and 70/70, respectively, with the first number reflecting their votes in 2012-13, and the second number as a "lifetime" rating.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Charleston, SC

Bluffton Today

Bluffton hearts & darts

Hearts ... to the town of Bluffton's plan to acquire so-called "ghost roads" in the Old Town historic district.

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Post and Courier

Beaufort highlighting its Reconstruction role

A new sign in Fish Haul Creek Park on Hilton Head shows the plat of the Mitchelville settlement, a key milestone of Reconstruction.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC, South Carolina, Hilton Head Island, SC, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Port Royal, SC

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Bluffton Today

Beaufort County Council to consider millage rate for schools

The Beaufort County School District wants County Council to fund the district at the level it was approved for in June.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Heat advisory issued for eastern South Carolina

The heat wave continues in eastern South Carolina as forecasters on Friday again posted heat advisories for the entire coast and the Pee Dee.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Heat Wave, Myrtle Beach, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC

WTOC-TV Savannah

BCSO searching for two Bluffton bank robbery suspects

Citizens are encouraged to be on the lookout for two suspects involved in Friday morning's robbery at a Bluffton bank.

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