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2 hrs ago | The Island Packet

In Good Faith: 'It gives you such a good feeling'

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN KICKOFF Family Promise will host its capital campaign kickoff event at 9 a.m. April 23 at the Family Promise Day Center, 181 Bluffton Road, Building D, in Bluffton.

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6 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Beaufort County should not have to pay if costs for widening SC 170 increase, officials say

A slight redesign of the S.C. 170 widening project could drive up its cost, but it is not clear if Beaufort County or the contractors doing the work will be on the hook for additional charges, according to county officials.

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10 hrs ago | WTKS-AM Savannah

Tax Help Still Available in Beaufort

For those who have filed a tax extension, members with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will be at the Beaufort County Library Branch Monday, April 21, 2014 and Monday, April 28, 2014 from 10 a.m. until the last person is helped.

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14 hrs ago | SavannahNow

Jobless rates in Beaufort, Jasper counties in S.C. edge upward

Beaufort and Jasper counties experienced small increases in unemployment from February to March, while the state as a whole saw its jobless rate dip slightly to 5.5 percent.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Island Packet

St. Helena Island man threatens Sheriff's Department

A St. Helena Island man has been arrested for making a threatening, profane call to 911 dispatchers, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Department report.

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The Island Packet

Missing Lady's Island woman found dead in Yemassee

A 26-year-old Lady's Island woman reported missing on Tuesday has been found dead in Yemassee, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office advisory.

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The Island Packet

Sun City man reported missing after going for oil change

A Bluffton man has been missing since he left his Sun City home Wednesday, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office advisory.

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The Island Packet

Beaufort County board wants questions about ACE budget answered

As the Beaufort County School District prepares a draft of its next budget, the board is trying to decide how much it should contribute to the Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Island Packet

Davis' wind-insurance bill breezes through SC Senate

A bill designed to level the playing field for consumers shopping for the best wind-insurance rates passed the S.C. Senate on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Beaufort, SC, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Hilton Head Island, SC

The Island Packet

St. Helena man, woman arrested on crack cocaine trafficking charges

A three-month drug investigation by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office lead to the arrest of a man and woman selling cocaine and crack cocaine from a St. Helena Island residence known as "Blue House," according to Beaufort County Sheriff's Office reports.

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Related Topix: Drugs, St. Helena Island, SC, Seabrook, SC

Bluffton Today

Beaufort County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission announces meeting dates

The Beaufort County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission has announced the dates and times for its four scheduled meetings, according to a county news release.

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Bluffton Today

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office investigating armed robbery, shooting in Bluffton

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery and shooting that occurred late Wednesday morning near a shopping center in Bluffton.

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The Island Packet

No arrest pending in fight outside County Council meeting Monday

Beaufort police say they do not have enough evidence to make any arrests following a brief fight outside Monday night's Beaufort County Council meeting.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Island Packet

School district to help purchase Buckwalter Place property

The Beaufort County Board of Education will forgo up to $1.8 million in tax revenue over the next decade to help purchase land in Buckwalter Place, a Bluffton business park.

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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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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

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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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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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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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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