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8 hrs ago | 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

How to do Hyperlapse Photography

George W. Bush Just Took The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge And It's Pretty Hilarious

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

This Little Kid Is DEVASTATED When His Dad "Steals" His Ear and Nose

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

Bluffton Today

Beaufort, Jasper joblessness again worse than S.C.

Despite 1,000 new jobs in leisure and hospitality, Beaufort and Jasper counties still suffered higher unemployment from June to July.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC, South Carolina, Jasper County, SC

The Island Packet

Plan to encourage repairs of Beaufort historic property advances

A rule to give owners of historic properties in Beaufort a tax incentive to rehabilitate their buildings has received preliminary approval from a Beaufort County Council committee.

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

The Island Packet

Hilton Head bank robbed by man with bandage over eye

A man with medical bandages covering his eye and hand robbed a Hilton Head Island bank Tuesday afternoon, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

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

Post and Courier

Thomas Ravenel tells Beaufort Tea Party he offers voters a true choice

U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel spoke at a Beaufort County Tea Party meeting Monday night, his second visit to the county in as many months, according to a story posted on The Beaufort Gazette/Island Packet website.

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The Island Packet

Almost 300 students without Tdap vaccine sent home on first day of school

The first day of school was cut short for nearly 300 Beaufort County seventh-graders, who have yet to provide proof that they have received a booster shot for tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Bluffton Today

Bluffton to ask for no-wake zone on May River

The town of Bluffton is attempting to crack down on boaters creating wakes near the shores of the May River.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

WCNC-TV Charlotte

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Brochure helps drivers navigate roundabouts Roundabouts are being built in communities across South Carolina but they can be confusing to some drivers.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC

The Island Packet

Bluffton weighing May River Road annexation proposal

The town of Bluffton is considering annexing 18 acres between May River Road and a cove on the nearby river, so the land's owner can build homes for his children.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Island Packet

Let land-buying vote give county direction

This November, voters will get a say in what should take priority in Beaufort County: preserving more environmentally sensitive land or luring more businesses here.

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The Island Packet

Hilton Head schools face traffic troubles on first day of school

Nearly a half hour after Hilton Head Island Elementary School was dismissed Monday, more than 150 students were still waiting to be picked up, their parents unable to reach them.

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

Bluffton Today

Beaufort County Council petition candidate declared ineligible for November ballot

Beaufort County Councilman Rick Caporale, a two-term incumbent, will not face a challenge in November, after a petition candidate from Bluffton failed to garner enough valid signatures to appear on the general election ballot.

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

The Island Packet

First day of school off to smooth start, district official says

As more than 20,000 students filed into Beaufort County public schools this morning, the 2014-15 school year got off to a smooth start, said district spokesman Jim Foster.

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The Island Packet

Ravenel, Caporale to visit Beaufort Tea Party tonight

Independent US Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel and Libertarian candidate Victor Kocher speak during a monthly Beaufort Tea Party meeting at Fuji's Restaurant off of Sea Island Parkway on Lady's Island on July 21, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Hilton Head Island, SC, Bluffton, SC

The Island Packet

PALS pools to open late Sept. 6

Beaufort County's three indoor Parks and Leisure Services pools will open late on Sept.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Island Packet

District officials: Schools have too many vacancies as new year begins

When the new school year gets underway Monday, the Beaufort County School District will have nearly 250 new teachers throughout its halls and classrooms.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Post and Courier

Bluffton is an innovator in using development rights transfer program to reduce sprawl.

Many metro areas have long sought ways to curb suburban sprawl by directing growth inward and protecting the farms, forests and rural vistas outside of town.

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

Bluffton Today

Bluffton to examine 'ghost roads' in Old Town

Scott Thompson/Bluffton Today Maiden Lane is located between Boundary Street and Bruin Road.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Huger, SC

Bluffton Today

Heroes of the Lowcountry aids area college students

Josh Murphy/Hardeeville Today This year's Hero of the Lowcountry, James Gilliard, speaks to the scholarship recipients during a luncheon at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

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

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