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2 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Hardeeville police chief wants 9 p.m. curfew for kids

Hardeeville's interim police chief says kids are out at night causing trouble, and he wants a stricter curfew to prevent crime.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Hardeeville, SC, Criminal Defense Law, Law

9 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

SLED and BCSO investigating fire at Shell point

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office and SLED are on the scene of a fire in the Shell Point area near Beaufort after a house fire occurred around 5 a.m. on July 13th at 1006 Cypress Street.

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Related Topix: Shell Point, SC, Beaufort, SC

10 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Sales tax proposal was rightly shot down

Why would anyone want to increase taxes in our current economic climate? Everyone knows our federal government takes tax revenue and does wasteful things with it.

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12 hrs ago | The Island Packet

Don't back down on sales tax decision

Some local leaders are peeved about Beaufort County Council's decision to nix a proposal that would have asked voters whether to increase the sales tax by 1 percent to raise money for 21 projects.

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Related Topix: Port Royal, SC

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Bluffton Today

Beaufort County school board finalizes role in Buckwalter Place land deal

The Beaufort County School District solidified its support Tuesday for a Bluffton economic development's group efforts to purchase land at Buckwalter Place and sell it to a company or companies that would bring high-paying jobs to the area.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Bluffton, SC

The Island Packet

The great white shark Mary Lee.

If it swims, flies, creeps or grows in the Lowcountry, you can find it in Untamed Lowcountry, a blog curated by managing editor Jeff Kidd.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

The Island Packet

In wake of crashes, safety audit planned for U.S. 278 in Bluffton

Four injured in Saturday wreck Four people were injured Saturday afternoon in a three-vehicle wreck on U.S. 278 in Bluffton, according to the Bluffton Police Department.

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

Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Island Packet

Public safety director won't be punished after SLED report

Beaufort County public safety director Phil Foot will not face further discipline after a review of a state investigative report, according to county administrator Gary Kubic.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC

The Island Packet

F-35B training squadron welcomed to MCAS Beaufort + video

In a ceremony Friday, officials from the air station and Beaufort County welcomed personnel from VMFAT-501, the F-35B training squadron that will begin flying at the air station in October.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC, US Military, US Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base, US Marine Corps

The Island Packet

Two teens charged in Hilton Head car break-in

Two teenagers were charged in connection with a car break-in on Hilton Head Island early Friday, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Hilton Head Island, SC, Bluffton, SC, Okatie, SC

The Island Packet

Charleston man faces sexual assault charge

A 37-year-old Charleston man was arrested Thursday in Port Royal, accusing of sexually assaulting a minor, according to police.

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Related Topix: Port Royal, SC

The Island Packet

Beaufort, Port Royal full of changes for summer

A number of changes -- from an eyebrow studio to a new hot dog stand -- are occurring around northern Beaufort County: The Brow Company Beauty Bar & Makeup Studio, a full-service eyebrow salon and retail store, has opened at 1115 Boundary St., the former home of Sweet Dreams, Sewn Seams & Jelli Beans.

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Related Topix: Port Royal, SC, Beaufort, SC

The Island Packet

Federal probation office extending stay in historic Beaufort courthouse

A probation office will stay in the historic federal courthouse in Beaufort for a little longer, according to local officials.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC

The Island Packet

Pilot whale dies on beach at Hilton Head Island

Officials say the whale was found around 6 a.m. Thursday by someone on the beach at Port Royal Plantation.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Island Packet

Class to discuss severe weather

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Division will host a "storm spotter" class from 1 to 3 p.m. July 23. The class will be in the Emergency Operations Center on the second floor of the Sheriff's Office, 2001 Duke St., Beaufort.

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Related Topix: Weather, Beaufort, SC

The Island Packet

Scared dogs flee fireworks; some pet owners still searching

More pets go missing on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year, according to Beaufort County Animal Control director Tallulah Trice.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC

Wed Jul 09, 2014

The Island Packet

Drugs found hidden on Hilton Head man at jail

Beaufort County corrections officers searching a Hilton Head Island man Wednesday found marijuana, crack cocaine and prescription medicine hidden under his genitals, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Hilton Head Island, SC

WTOC-TV Savannah

Armed robbery at Plantation Point under investigation

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery that occurred late Tuesday night outside a Bluffton apartment complex.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

The Island Packet

New eco-friendly preschool opening in Port Royal + video

The Savvy Apple Preschool, expected to be open in August, in Port Royal, South Carolina will focus on eco-friendly practices and materials and will integrate the environment into its curriculum.

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Related Topix: Port Royal, SC, Education Etc.

The Island Packet

Despite pleas, County Council unlikely to reconsider 1 percent sales tax

Some local leaders are pleading with Beaufort County Council to revive a proposed sales-tax referendum it voted down last month, but several council members say that's not likely.

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