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1 hr ago | The Island Packet

Authorities investigating death in Hilton Head Plantation home

Beaufort County Sheriff Office deputies block Reflection Cove Court at Crooked Pond with vehicles and police tape July 30, 2014, in Hilton Head Plantation on Hilton Head Island while investigating a death.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

4 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Beaufort County WWII, Korean War vet Benjamin Johnson dies

World War II and Korean War veteran Benjamin F. Johnson Sr. of Lady's Island died Friday at age 94. Johnson enlisted in the Army soon after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 and served two years in England in a segregated unit, driving trucks that carried bombs to battalions throughout the country.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Beaufort, SC

5 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Surveillance video released of Bluffton Enmark break-in

Surveillance has now been released showing a man breaking into the Enmark on Commerce Place in Bluffton on Tuesday morning.

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Related Topix: Drink, Beer

10 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Driver in fatal Lady's Island wreck arrested, charged with DUI

The driver in Saturday's fatal, one-vehicle accident on Lady's Island has been released from the hospital and charged with felony DUI, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

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12 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Savannah mayor to speak at Democratic meeting

Savannah Mayor Edna Jackson will be the keynote speaker for a special meeting of the Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club at 2 p.m. Aug. 23 at the St. Helena Island library.

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Related Topix: St. Helena Island, SC, African-American

17 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Hilton Head students tinker, explore in Google Maker Camp

The ice cream at the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island tasted just a little bit sweeter than usual Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC, Berkeley County, SC

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Bluffton Today

Beaufort County suspends accommodations tax grant application process

Facing a sharp decline in state funding, Beaufort County is suspending applications for accommodations tax grants that could lessen financial support for area chambers of commerce and nonprofits.

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

The Island Packet

Column: Beaufort County's big chill: How AC turned us inside out

The vine that ate the South has reached as far as Canada, but experts say it ran away because of global warming, not the summertime scorched earth we're experiencing.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps, US News, Parris Island, SC, Beaufort, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC

The Island Packet

Beaufort County considers earmarking business fees for economic development

Some Beaufort County Council members want to create a new economic-development fund with the money local companies pay each year for business licenses.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

BCSO searching for Bluffton Enmark robbery suspect

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify a suspect that robbed the Enmark store on Commerce Place West in Bluffton early on Tuesday morning.

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The Island Packet

'Coastal Kingdom' episode to focus on gators

Joe Maffo of Critter Management pulled this alligator from water at Bear Creek Golf Club on Hilton Head Island on July 4, 2014.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Island Packet

Montessori charter school on track to open this fall

Pictured are the front elevation, top, and a side elevation with a future addition, bottom left, and a side elevation without expansion of the proposed Lowcountry Montessori at a permanent facility in Port Royal, set to open in January 2015.

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The Island Packet

District cannot win with graduation change

The Beaufort County School District is looking for a more efficient and guest-friendly schedule for its graduation ceremonies starting next spring.

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The Island Packet

Sales-tax holiday should keep Beaufort County retailers busy

Retailers in Beaufort County expect large crowds this weekend as shoppers take advantage of the annual back-to-school sales-tax holiday.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

The Island Packet

Heat advisory posted for Jasper, Beaufort counties; severe storms expected

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of eastern South Carolina, including Beaufort and Jasper counties.

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Related Topix: Weather, South Carolina, Jasper County, SC, Marion, SC

The Island Packet

Beaufort men arrested after allegedly attempting to rob gun store

A Beaufort man arrested after allegedly breaking into a gun store on Saturday was also arrested on two warrants for criminal sexual conduct with a minor, according to the Beaufort Police Department.

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Bluffton Today

Bluffton police investigating Dollar General armed robbery

The Bluffton Police Department is continuing its investigation of an armed robbery that occurred Sunday night at Dollar General at 1223 May River Road.

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The Island Packet

County Council to discuss Cherokee Farms development agreement

Four years after it last stalled, the Cherokee Farms development in Burton is scheduled to go to County Council for approval Monday afternoon.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Island Packet

Beaufort County suspends accommodations-tax grants

Beaufort County has suspended applications for accommodations-tax grants because of a steep, unexpected decrease in state funding, according to county officials.

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

Bluffton Today

Wharf Street Redevelopment Project recognized by Southern Living in August issue

Courtesy of town of Bluffton The town of Bluffton's six-home, $1.2 million Wharf Street Redevelopment is featured in the August issue of Southern Living.

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