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22 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | 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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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

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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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

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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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Opinion

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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Related Topix: Education Etc.

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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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

Aviation suppliers key to job growth for Beaufort County citizens

This week the Moore School of Business released a cluster aviation study outlining the current aviation assets in South Carolina and ranked the Lowcountry second, next to Charleston, in aviation assets and infrastructure.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC

Post and Courier

Coast Guard chopper helps rescue kayakers in Beaufort County

A man and his daughter are safe after they were rescued from their partially submerged kayak in St. Helena Sound near Beaufort.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Island Packet

Return to school brings memories of teaching, comradery

Fifty-five years ago the Francis Five -- David Gore, Juliet Brailey Hare, Lillian Brown Seays, Vermelle Jackson Matthews and I -- entered the halls of St. Helena High School.

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Related Topix: Benedict College, Allen University, Beaufort, SC, Laurel Bay, SC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bluffton Today

Alternative Bluffton dog park site worth considering

The Friends of Bluffton Dog Parks group has had its share of setbacks, so we understand if its members are getting a little impatient.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Opinion

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