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7 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

BCSO investigates after teen attacked in Bluffton

According to a report obtained from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, the 17-years-old was jumped because of an argument he got into with the child of a maintenance worker at the Bluffton House Apartments Homes.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Bluffton Today

St. Gregory the Great frontage road resolution in sight

A legal battle between Beaufort County and Berkeley Hall over a proposed frontage road that would provide alternate access onto U.S. 278 from St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church may have an end in sight. The parties have reached a deal to drop their litigation, if the South Carolina Department of Transportation installs a fully-signalized traffic light at the entrance to the Bluffton Township Fire District headquarters to the east of the church.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC

WMBF

SC law officers honor tops among them

Law enforcement officers in Aiken and Beaufort County, as well as state and federal agents, have received top honors in South Carolina. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles says law officers from around the state gathered Friday at the Fort Jackson Officers' Club for the 2013 Strom Thurmond Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC

WMBF

Clearing SC trees may affect Civil War site

Plans to remove or trim trees around the Hilton Head Island Airport are raising concerns the project could harm the remnants of a Civil War fort. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that Beaufort County is condemning airspace above properties allowing trees that interfere with clear flight paths to be trimmed or removed.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Bluffton Today

Bluffton implementing truck ordinance

Bluffton police officers are conducting an educational campaign with truck drivers until Oct. 20 to make them aware of the town's new no-through truck ordinance. The ordinance, approved by Town Council in March, is in effect.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Opinion

The Charlotte Observer

Police: SC bank robber dressed in drag

Suspect in the robbery of a Lady's Island bank, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office. SUBMITTED PHOTO BEAUFORT CO., S.C. — A 27-year-old man is accused of robbing a bank in drag, wearing a red dress and purple glitter lipstick, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

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Related Topix: St. Helena Island, SC

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Bluffton Today

Bluffton hotel, Sake House flagged by DHEC

Some Beaufort County businesses ran afoul of state safety regulations, according to records contained in this month's board materials for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Among them was the Hampton Inn, owned by Columbia Sun Hotel, LLC, and located on William Pope Drive in Bluffton.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Beaufort, SC

WTOC-TV Savannah

Sen. Vincent Sheheen speaks at Penn Center

Senator Vincent Sheheen visited with South Carolina voters at a democratic convention at the Penn Center on St. Helena Island on Saturday. The event was hosted by the Beaufort County Democratic Party from noon until 4 p.m. giving citizens an opportunity to get a better feel for Sheheen's plans for South Carolina as he runs for governor.

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Related Topix: St. Helena Island, SC

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Bluffton Today

Beaufort County sheriff to discuss veterans' needs in community

The Military and Veterans Services Alliance will host Beaufort County sheriff P.J. Tanner at its general membership meeting Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Palmetto Electric New River office, 1 Cooperative Way, Hardeeville. "MAVSA comprises some 40 organizations that support veterans in the Lowcountry," MAVSA board member Jeanne Carmichael of the Red Cross said.

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Related Topix: Hardeeville, SC

WTOC-TV Savannah

Bluffton implements no-through truck ordinance

Bluffton Police officers are conducting an educational campaign with truck drivers until Oct. 20 to increase awareness of the town's new no-thru truck ordinance. The ordinance, approved by Town Council in March, is in effect, however, Town Council waited to enforce the ordinance until the "No-Thru Trucks" and redirection signs were installed by South Carolina Department of Transportation and Beaufort County.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

Post and Courier

Wounded Beaufort County veteran receives free home

The Beaufort Gazette reports that Allan Holland, his wife and their 16-year-old son were surprised with the new home in Port Royal on Wednesday. Holland was wounded when his unit was attacked by a suicide bomber in a dump truck carrying 20,000 pounds of explosives.

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Related Topix: Port Royal, SC

WTOC-TV Savannah

BCSO search for wanted man on Fripp Island

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says they are actively searching for a man believed to be on foot in the area of Tarpon Boulevard on Fripp Island. Officials say the black male suspect is under six foot and was last seen wearing dark clothing and a yellow jacket or covering with a design on it.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

SavannahNow

Bluffton hotel, Sake House flagged by S.C. officials

Some Beaufort County businesses ran afoul of state safety regulations, according to records contained in this month's board materials for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Among them was the Hampton Inn, owned by Columbia Sun Hotel LLC and located on William Pope Avenue in Bluffton.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Beaufort, SC

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Bluffton Today

Beaufort County Council, school district still at odds over tax rate

Despite calls from Board of Education members and school district officials, Beaufort County Council still appears poised to pass a lower-than-requested tax rate for the schools. On the second of three readings Monday, council again approved a 103.5-mill rate it initially voted to set for the district on Aug. 25. The rate is higher than the 101.7 mills it was originally set at, but short of the 105.3-mill rate the district had requested.

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Related Topix: Beaufort, SC

WTOC-TV Savannah

Bluffton police arrest three for assault and battery

Upon arriving, the victim was located injured and bleeding from the head. The victim told officers he was assaulted by the suspects and was hit with what he believed to be a firearm.

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WIS-TV Columbia

Immigrant kids in Beaufort, Greenville counties

The federal government says that about 160 of the more than 430 unaccompanied immigrant children apprehended at the nation's southern border and sent to South Carolina have been relocated in Beaufort and Greenville counties. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports that information recently released from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Refugee Settlement lists the counties where more than 50 children have been relocated.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Greenville County, SC

WMBF

Dozens in Beaufort County ask for diplomas

Now that South Carolina's high school exit exam has been eliminated, more than 100 former students in Beaufort County have asked to receive their high school diplomas. The Beaufort Gazette reports that Gov. Nikki Haley this year signed a bill eliminating the exit exam.

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Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors

Sun Sep 07, 2014

WTOC-TV Savannah

BCSO investigates shooting at Bay Mobile Home Park

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident occurring around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night at The Bay Mobile Home Park off of Shanklin Road in Beaufort. Law enforcement was not able to respond to the incident until Sunday morning because there was a delay on the part of a victim to report the crime.

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Bluffton Today

Jasper County school board member's residence questioned

Jasper County School District attorney Ken Childs says questions about Jasper County school board member Alina Hamilton-Clark's residence are "much ado about nothing." School board members are required to live within the district they serve.

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Related Topix: Jasper County, SC, Ridgeland, SC, Beaufort, SC

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Bluffton Today

Beaufort County to fund Lowcountry Economic Alliance at same level as last year

Beaufort County will fund its economic development partner this fiscal year at the same level as last year, but not at the rate the group requested last week. County Council's Governmental Committee voted 4-1 on Tuesday to again give the Lowcountry Economic Alliance $200,000.

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