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23 Oct Travel Channel Says Beaufort’s Got One of the Best

Growing up in Beaufort, we had two outdoor movie theaters. The first was on Highway 21, perhaps a quarter mile west of Kmart Center.  And the other was on Ribaut Road where the Piggly Wiggly shopping center was located.  At the theater on the 21 they also had a small race track where young people could ride motorized cars around the track.  At the Ribaut Road theater there was a putt putt golf course and trampolines.  Gosh, there was a lot to do in Beaufort in those days! The good news...

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23 Oct More on Beautiful Butterflies

I am far from a naturalist, but I love beautiful images of nature.  Accordingly, I am publishing Gordon Fritz's photos again with a story from Sundays' Gazette about butterflies Here’s what you should plant to bring butterflies or hummingbirds to your Lowcountry yard   THANK YOU AGAIN GORDON!...

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23 Oct Somethings Smells Fishy

With seventeen years experience in elective office, I have a lot of respect for what the public thinks and public officials who earn our trust.  But when some have their heads in the sand, ignore what their constituents have to say and undermine the public process at the local level, I begin to think something is fishy.  Read about something that smells fishy and I am afraid it is as it smells. extracted from Charleston Post and Courier  Wrong message on offshore oil...

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23 Oct City Council Meeting 10/24/2017

There will be no City Council Work Session this evening but the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting will be at 7 PM in City Council Chambers. The items of most interest will be council reviewing the recommendations for funding Tourism Development funds to organizations who have applied for this round of funding.  Requests always exceed available dollars generated from the tax on accommodations. Other agenda highlights * Proclamation Proclaiming Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31, 2017 * Character Education Proclamation - Cailen Campbell, Coosa Elementary * Rezoning 8 Parcels of Property Off Roseida Road T3-S * Authorization to allow City...

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23 Oct Key Civil War Event Marks 156th Anniversary

History Lecture Revisits The Battle of Port Royal Sound  Key Civil War Event Marks 156th Anniversary             Beaufort, SC – October 19, 2017 - Beaufort History Museum, in partnership with the Beaufort County Library, announces this season’s second program in its local history lecture series, The Battle of Port Royal Sound.  The event is planned for Tuesday, November 7, at 2:00 pm at the Beaufort Branch Library, 211 Scott Street. The Battle of Port Royal Sound was one of the earliest naval operations of the Civil War.  On November 7, 1861, a massive U. S. Naval fleet and U. S....

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23 Oct USCB Fine Arts Department Chair Chris Robinson and Friends Exhibit Opens November 2

USCB Fine Arts Department Chair Chris Robinson and Friends Exhibit opens November 2 at the Center for the Arts BEAUFORT  Chris Robinson, the new chair of the University of South Carolina Fine Arts Department, will be exhibiting his work with some of his past graduate students November 2 through December 19 at the Center for the Arts.   USCB is honored to have Robinson join the faculty in a leadership role. Robinson’s Southern Lights laser installation, which spanned the Columbia SC Congaree River between the Blossom and Gervais Street bridges, debuted the weekend before...

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17 Oct If you are on a City Board or Commission, it is not fair to be a no show

Knowing that many were lining up to come to the Metropolitan Planning Commission meeting last night, I was disappointed when I arrived to learn that the meeting would not take place because there was not a quorum. The room applicant for the Whitehall Redevelopment traveled to come to the meeting, a large number of members of the public took the time to attend, but when they arrived three of six members were not present when four creates a quorum.  When one seeks and gains an appointment, he or she is doing our community...

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17 Oct So Georgetown, SC Senator Goldfinch thinks drilling off shore will end poverty in SC?

Activists who oppose offshore drilling and seismic testing gathered at Plyler Park in May for the Hands Across the Sand event sponsored in Myrtle Beach by SODA and the Grand Strand Surfrider Foundation Matt Silfer for The Sun News. October 11, 2017 6:22 PM Testifying before a congressional panel on Wednesday, S.C. State Sen. Stephen Goldfinch painted a picture of poverty in the Conway and Georgetown area and said that offshore drilling for energy would boost the region’s economy. “The goose that laid the golden egg in South Carolina is tourism and we can’t...

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