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12 min ago | The Island Packet

SCE&G to provide free energy-efficiency improvements to as many as 250 homes

SCE&G hopes to replicate a program that would make as many as 250 homes in northern Beaufort County more energy efficient -- at no cost to the homeowners.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC, Beaufort, SC

4 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Property damage from BB guns rises

Property damage caused by BB and pellet guns has increased on Hilton Head Island in recent weeks, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Island Packet

Georgia man robbed on Hilton Head Island

A Georgia man was pushed to the ground and robbed outside a Hilton Head Island bar early Friday, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

The Island Packet

Malicious prosecution lawsuit against Beaufort County Sheriff's Office scheduled for trial

A Hardeeville man's lawsuit claiming false imprisonment and malicious prosecution by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office after the beating of a Bluffton man is set to go to trial next month.

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Related Topix: Prison, Hardeeville, SC, Bluffton, SC, Lane, SC

Myrtle Beach Online

Grand Strand homeowners insurance rates near top in state

It should come as no surprise to readers that South Carolina has the 11th highest homeowner insurance rates in the U.S. and that its coastal areas pay the most in the state.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Georgetown County, SC, Horry County, SC, Charleston, SC

The Island Packet

St. Helena man arrested in Thursday home invasion

A 23-year-old St. Helena Island man was charged with attempted murder Thursday, accused of forcing his way into a home and firing shots at the resident, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: St. Helena Island, SC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Island Packet

Police, troopers increase traffic enforcement on US 278

A Bluffton Township firefighter signals in front of a LifeStar helicopter landed on US 278 near Rose Hill Plantation to airlift a person injured in a three-car wreck the afternoon of July 17, 2014.

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

The Island Packet

Good news blows in about wind coverage

As many as 25 companies have begun offering wind coverage in the past few years here in Beaufort County.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC, Hurricane, Natural Disasters

WTOC-TV Savannah

Bluffton's Wharf Street project claims statewide award

Bluffton's Wharf Street Redevelopment Project was a marriage between affording housing and the Town's historic district, perceived by some, as a union that would never work.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Island Packet

Wednesday's Crime Reports

The following reports were released Tuesday and Wednesday by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Beaufort Police Department and Bluffton Police Department: Union Cemetery Road, Ocean Woods Landscaping: Stihl cut-off saw, string trimmer, blower, short hedger, bed edger worth a total of $1,000 stolen from shed.

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The Island Packet

Mosquitoes likely to hatch in high numbers in Beaufort County next week

Mosquitoes could be swarming in Beaufort County by next week because recent higher tides, heavy rain and hot temperatures have made for prime breeding conditions, mosquito-control officials say.

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Related Topix: Weather, West Nile Virus, Health

Bluffton Today

Two suspects arrested, one still wanted for a gang related Edgefield incident

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men and are searching for a third who is wanted in connection with an alleged gang-related assault that left a 22-year-old Bluffton man in a coma.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Hardeeville, SC

The Island Packet

Man injured in St. Helena hit and run

A 24-year-old man was struck by a car and left along a St. Helena Island road about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release.

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Related Topix: St. Helena Island, SC

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Bluffton Today

Pursuit of Buckwalter deal a learning experience

Members of Bluffton's Public Development Corporation board acknowledged they were in uncharted territory as they worked to lure a high-end business to Buckwalter Place through a $4 million land deal.

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Related Topix: Opinion

The Island Packet

Sheriff's Office: Ga. bank robber shares features with Bluffton suspect

A still image from surveillance video shows a bank robbery in progress at an Ameris Bank in Georgia on July 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

The Island Packet

Attempts to revive sales tax proposal fall short under tight deadline

A proposal for a 1 percent sales tax to fund capital projects cannot be revived in time to get it on the ballot in November, Beaufort County's attorney concluded Tuesday.

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Related Topix: University of South Carolina Beaufort, Beaufort, SC

The Island Packet

More private carriers entering Beaufort County coastal insurance market

More private insurers are selling wind coverage to coastal property owners in Beaufort County, leading to a decline in the number of homeowners in the state wind pool.

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The Island Packet

Police identify victims of US 278 wreck in Bluffton

Bluffton Township Fire District fire fighters and Beaufort County EMS personnel respond to a wreck on U.S. 278 Thursday afternoon in Bluffton.

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

WTOC-TV Savannah

BCSO searching for wanted man

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man who has an outstanding warrant for assault and battery.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

The Island Packet

After-school program applications open

Registration for after-school programs for the 2014-15 school year offered by Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services will open Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Burton, SC

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