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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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17 Oct Company to Build and Expand in Commerce Park

NEWS RELEASE CONTACT: William Prokop, City Manager 843-525-7078 Email: wprokop@cityofbeaufort.org Dust Solutions, Inc. to build in Commerce Park The investment on Hargray’ s part was one of the key factors in the City being able to announce tonight the first new manufacturing company to build and expand their business in Commerce Park. Dust Solutions, Inc.’s has made the decision to expand and build its new production facility in Beaufort’s Commerce Park. A manufacturer of environmental technology, Dust Solutions, Inc. (DSI) works with industrial clients around the world to resolve fugitive dust challenges in complex...

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17 Oct Hargray Investing in Beaufort’s Future

Hargray awards City of Beaufort Grant for Infrastructure improvements The City of Beaufort announced today that it was awarded a three hundred ($300,000) thousand- dollar grant by Hargray Communications, Inc. for road and infrastructure improvements in Commerce Park. This grant meets the requirements of South Carolina Part C: General Business Credits, Section 17 Credits against license fee for Infrastructure, Code 12-20-105 and its various sub regulations. Hargray’ s executive team which is based in the lowcountry understands the importance of economic development. Furthermore, Hargray has also agreed to partner with the City...

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17 Oct USCB to Plan for Master of Science Program in Computational Science

USCB to Plan for Master of Science Program  in Computational Science  with Major National Science Foundation Grant BLUFFTON, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Beaufort has been awarded a grant of nearly $900,000 by the National Science Foundation to support a statewide initiative to boost advanced materials research and production, build capacity in existing industries, and to place more highly skilled workers in high-tech jobs. The USCB grant, for $898,037, is part of a $20 million, five-year Research Infrastructure Improvement Track-1 award from the NSF to a statewide consortium of...

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17 Oct Boundary Street Update

Boundary Street Update October 13th – 20th The duct bank was completed in the early morning hours on Tuesday (10-9). This was, arguably, the most complex and labor intensive portion of the entire project. The utilities will now be working especially hard to begin pulling their wires through the underground duct bank. This will set the conditions for businesses to be converted from overhead to underground service. Once businesses are connected the aerial telephone poles will be removed. H&H, our contractor, will be creating conduit and utility connections from the duct bank to...

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17 Oct What a weekend! Girl Scouts, Bazaar, Food Trucks and Conroy Play!

Girl Scouts Take A Break after Bridgework for Breast Cancer Awareness     Girl Scout Rainbow Troop 4105 sponsored their 1st Breast Cancer Walk. Girl Scout Founder Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, among many, died of breast cancer. The walk started at 10:00 am from Woods Memorial Bridge, Beaufort, SC to White Hall Drive, on Lady’s Island. Ruth Reynolds, 92 years old, led the walk over the bridge. The Troop returned back across the Bridge and was honored with lunch at the Waterfront Park, hosted by leaders, parents, adult volunteers. Mayor Billy Keyserling gave the girls...

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10 Oct Beaufort History Museum Panel Tells the History of Chambers Park – Oct. 17

BEAUFORT HISTORY MUSEUM     CONTACT: Carla Marsh                                                                           Carol Lauvray cmarsh@beauforthistorymuseum.com      clauvray@beauforthistorymuseum.com 561-376-7651                                                          614-975-4806   For Immediate Release     Beaufort History Museum Panel Tells the History of Chambers Park Reservations for October 17 Lecture Now Available               Beaufort, SC – October 2, 2017  - Beaufort area residents and visitors enjoy the beautiful setting and myriad recreational opportunities at Henry C. Chambers Riverfront Park, but it was not always so.  What is now a 7-acre waterfront promenade with a playground, pavilion, marina, paths for strolling and plenty of benches for simply relaxing and taking in the stunning views, was at one time a...

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10 Oct Very interesting opportunity for our small city and I hope to see you there

Beaufort SC Interfaith Community and Friends are taking part in the World Wide Week of Partnership of Power + Systems Inc                                     http://worldwideweekofpartnership.org/ The meeting of diverse cultures – whether in the organization, community, or society – too often results in destructive conflicts, the suppression of one culture by another, WE versus THEM attitudes, wasted energies, and lost possibilities. ‘When Cultures Meet’ - WCM -is a simulation that offers opportunities to: A greater appreciation for cultural difference Insight into the way in which differences add to organizational and community effectiveness An Opportunity for building relationships and networks that...

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