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18 hrs ago | 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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22 hrs ago | 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

Friday | 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

Friday | 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

Friday | 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

Friday | 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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Friday | 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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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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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Island Packet

Man arrested after complaint at in Bluffton McDonald's

The 25-year-old called the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office at about 9:45 p.m. Thursday after he found a black hair or string in his burger at the McDonald's on U.S. 278 in Bluffton, according to an incident report.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC

The Island Packet

Report: Two women left Hilton Head hotel room with armed robbers

Before two men were robbed at a Hilton Head Island hotel Sunday afternoon, they had planned to have sex with a pair of women who left with the suspects, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report.

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Related Topix: Hilton Head Island, SC

WTOC-TV Savannah

Beaufort Co. Council rejects capital sales tax referendum

The Port of Royal won't be getting any help from Beaufort County. The county council rejected the capital sales tax referendum, which included the port on its list of projects.

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Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors

Bluffton Today

Beaufort County sales tax for schools still remote, but less so

Depending on your view, Beaufort County shoppers either have one less hurdle or one less layer of protection separating them from a sales-tax hike.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Anderson County, SC, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Tom Davis, Nikki Haley, US Governors

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Island Packet

Guns make US a safer country

Former New York City mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg has brought his gun agenda to Beaufort County.

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Related Topix: Michael Bloomberh, Guns

The Island Packet

Man accused in Bluffton woman's death waives bond hearing

Jerry Lee Manigault appears in court for a July 7, 2014, bond hearing at the Beaufort County Courthouse.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Violent Crime, Hollywood, SC

The Island Packet

Preston Oates denied new trial in Beaufort County

Preston Oates will not get a new trial in Beaufort County, but his sentence has been reduced by two years, according to a state prosecutor.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Violent Crime, Bluffton, SC

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