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Yesterday | 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, Beaufort County, SC

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Bluffton Today

Bluffton hearts & darts

Students in Beaufort and Jasper counties will return to school Monday morning and the University of South Carolina Beaufort's fall semester gets started Thursday.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Beaufort County, SC, University of South Carolina Beaufort, Opinion

Bluffton Today

Newton: Important discussions occur in legislative off-season

As the summer of 2014 begins to wind down, I am happy to report that for the Newton clan, it was a time of productivity as well as playing in the river.

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Related Topix: Myrtle Beach, SC, Opinion

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Bluffton Today

Finalist not offered Hardeeville city manager job

The search for a new Hardeeville city manager is not over, as Arthur Williams of Green Pond is no longer being considered for the job, Mayor Bronco Bostick said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Hardeeville, SC, Allendale County, SC

The Island Packet

Jasper County students benefit from much-needed summer jobs program

This was an especially good summer for 33 Jasper County high schoolers, one that makes a good news story for the Lowcountry.

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Related Topix: Ridgeland, SC, Education Etc.

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Island Packet

Afternoon blaze destroys Ridgeland home

A Ridgeland home was destroyed in a fire Wednesday afternoon, according to Jasper County Fire and Rescue Chief Wilbur Daley.

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Related Topix: Ridgeland, SC

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Bluffton Today

Jasper schools need transparency, redrawn districts

I want to thank all of you who called and emailed concerning my first installment of several columns focusing on education in Jasper County.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Bluffton Today

Fill the Bus comes to Sun City

A Jasper County school bus toured the Sun City neighborhoods in Jasper County on Monday morning to pick up school supplies residents collected to donate to students in Hardeeville and Ridgeland schools.

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Related Topix: Hardeeville, SC, Ridgeland, SC

Sat Aug 09, 2014

Bluffton Today

VIDEO: Jasper County students gain work experience through internships

Thirty-three Jasper County School District students were recognized in a commencement ceremony July 31 for their cooperation, dedication and teamwork in the Antioch Educational Center workforce program.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Hardeeville, SC

Bluffton Today

Hardeeville City Council selects Williams as new city manager

Members of Hardeeville City Council say they plan to name Arthur L. Williams as the permanent city manager after interviewing about 40 candidates.

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Related Topix: Williams, SC, Hardeeville, SC, Green Pond, SC, Allendale County, SC, Walterboro, SC

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Bluffton Today

Teen suspect arrested for connection with Bluffton beating

The third suspect wanted in connection with an alleged gang-related assault in Bluffton in June was arrested Tuesday, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Beaufort County, SC, Hardeeville, SC

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Bluffton Today

Jasper County citizens want more from schools

I want to thank all the folks stopping by and checking out the new businesses. We are gratified and somewhat amazed at the surge of commerce in Bluffton and the Lowcountry.

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Related Topix: Bluffton, SC, Opinion

Bluffton Today

U.S. 278 safety a 'collaborative effort'

Accidents are on the rise, public safety officials say, and many of us can't simply avoid southern Beaufort County's key corridor on our daily commutes.

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Related Topix: Beaufort County, SC, Hilton Head Island, SC, Bluffton, SC, Hardeeville, SC, Opinion

Sun Aug 03, 2014

Bluffton Today

Packaging company starts work in Ridgeland

Three years ago, the California-based company that manufactures and distributes compostable food packaging announced it planned to open a facility in Jasper County and bring with it almost 200 jobs.

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

Bluffton Today

Hardeeville's RiverPort to get environmental-impact statement

Plans for what has been called one of the largest future logistics and industrial sites in the Southeast is entering a new phase.

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Related Topix: Hardeeville, SC

Bluffton Today

Hardeeville's Fill the Bus program collects school supplies

The city of Hardeeville is sponsoring a Fill the Bus program that enables underserved children to obtain school supplies through local donations.

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Related Topix: Hardeeville, SC, Education Etc., Ridgeland, SC

Bluffton Today

Safety audit planned for U.S. 278

Scott Thompson/Bluffton Today A vehicle merges onto U.S. 278 off Buck Island Road in Bluffton on Friday.

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

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Bluffton Today

Jasper County superintendent irked by diploma query

Jasper County superintendent Vashti Washington says she is baffled that state Superintendent of Education Mick Zais did not contact her sooner about concerns the school district may have awarded high school diplomas to students who did not pass the exit exam.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Hardeeville, SC

Fri Aug 01, 2014

Post and Courier

Evidence found in 2011 Jasper County murder case

Woodward said evidence found by the State Law Enforcement Division prompted officials to reopen the investigation earlier this year, the Island Packet of Hilton Head reported .

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Related Topix: Hardeeville, SC

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Island Packet

Heat advisory posted for Jasper, Beaufort counties; severe storms expected

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for much of eastern South Carolina, including Beaufort and Jasper counties.

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Related Topix: Weather, South Carolina, Beaufort County, SC, Marion, SC

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