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34 min ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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.

20 hrs ago | 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

ISeeekGolf

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

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Bluffton Today

Bluffton hearts & darts

The town's Historic Preservation Commission approved a request this month by developer Thomas Viljac to preserve and move the century-old structure to another location on Calhoun Street.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Opinion

The Island Packet

SC scrambles to determine next year's state assessment

Hilton Head Island Middle School student Emma Patrick works during a practice PASS test in the class of English teacher Kathleen Clark.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC, Patrick, SC, Education Etc., Okatie, SC

The Island Packet

Scratching your head on how to help kids with homework? You're not alone

Bluffton mom Stacy Grey is a pre-K teacher at Red Cedar Elementary School. She's also a tutor with the Neighborhood Outreach Connection.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Bluffton, SC

The Island Packet

Candidate filing fee factors into decision

In order to run as a Democratic or Republican candidate in the 2014 Beaufort County Council election, the candidate must pay $459.36 to the S.C. Democratic Party or the S.C. Republican Party.

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Related Topix: US News

The Island Packet

Plan to put lifeguards at Hunting Island still in works

A plan to station lifeguards at Hunting Island State Park is getting "a little tight, time-wise" if the program is to begin by Memorial Day, state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism director Duane Parrish said.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Horry County, SC, Myrtle Beach, SC

Bluffton Today

Bluffton Gateway should not exceed impervious surface guideline

The request by Jaz Development to exceed the 10-percent impervious surface guideline for its Bluffton shopping center and its possible approval by County Council is another example of the famous quote, "Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it."

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Opinion

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Island Packet

Jellyfish operation brings in catch, catches DHEC's attention

A group that wants to process cannonball jellyfish in Beaufort County has brought in its first catch, but that might get it in hot water with state officials.

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Related Topix: St. Helena Island, SC, Port Royal, SC, Lobeco, SC, Islandton, SC, Colleton County, SC

The Island Packet

Sheheen talks women's issues during Hampton Hall stop

State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, the expected Democratic nominee for governor, sat down with a group of local women Saturday afternoon -- one of four stops across the state to discuss women's issues in South Carolina.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Jasper County, SC, Hardeeville, SC, Nikki Haley, US Governors

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Island Packet

Trash bags dumped outside Hilton Head Walmart

The road outside the Walmart on Hilton Head Island was packed an hour before opening Thursday morning -- not with shoppers but with as many as 100 bags of garbage, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

The Island Packet

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office sued over Bluffton wreck

Bluffton resident Jessie Brinsfield's SUV was struck on May River Road by a Beaufort County Sheriff's deputy on Feb. 14, 2014, according to a S.C. Highway Patrol report.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

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