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16 May Executive Orders Wrong for America and SC

As Published in The State Newspaper Executive Orders Wrong for America. Wrong for SC Two of the President’s executive orders come close to the hearts of South Carolinians. The first is to encourage seismic testing and drilling off our pristine coast. As every coastal Mayor has said, this makes no sense: we don’t have a place to locate the on-shore infrastructure; it puts billions of dollars tourism at risk; jobs gained would not replace those lost; and studies have shown there is little likelihood of oil. The second order seeks to undo the Antiquities...

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16 May Beaufort Tech Company “C’reer” Joins “iFoster” Scholarship Program

Vireo Labs creates the C’reer Scholarship Fund with iFoster to help students in foster care pay for the cost of education Beaufort, S.C. – May 9, 2017 – Vireo Labs, a career-focused education tech company, has announced two, $1,000 scholarships with iFoster to help foster youth around the nation research and finance their postsecondary education. The scholarships are available to any foster youth enrolled in their senior year of high school in the United States. The C’reer iFoster Scholarship will be administered by iFoster and will be awarded to a college-bound...

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16 May No Parking Garage on Marina Parking Lot

After someone sighted a surveyor in the marina parking lot the rumors started flying that the City Redevelopment Commission and City Council were planning to build a low profile garage in the marina lot.  INCORRECT!   That said, a friend sent the following of a parking deck in Atlanta's Grant Park which is different from any others I have seen and interesting.  But it does not fit our hometown. Atlanta - First Look: Grant Park’s new parking deck will have rooftop greenspace  ...

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16 May “Studying” under Hollings

As a junior in College I won a scholarship to work for the summer in a Congressional Office. I made one of the better decisions when I selected Senator Fritz Hollings.  Over almost two decades I was in and out of Hollings' office serving in many different slots from special assistant to legislative assistant to his re-election campaign manager to director of his campaign for the White House.  Smart as a whip, excellent debater, humanitarian, environmentalist Hollings long career left a lot of marks on our state and country.  I...

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16 May City Manager Comments May 7

The following is a summary of City Manager Bill Prokop’s Report to City Council on 5/7/2017:   Good evening: First congratulations to our Fire Chief and his entire staff for achieving the ISO rating 1 for our City and the Town of Port Royal. (I ask all the members to please stand up) as we all express our thanks. Second, I thank the Mayor and Libby for organizing a very nice “Thank You” event for all our volunteers and committee members, that was held on April 27th at the Depot. It was well attended and...

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12 May TCL hosting second annual appreciation event for military, veterans

Technical College of the Lowcountry Beaufort | Hampton | New River | Whale Branch PRESS RELEASE: May 9, 2017 Media Contact: Leigh Copeland | 843.525.8231 | lcopeland@tcl.edu   TCL hosting second annual appreciation event for military, veterans   The Technical College of the Lowcountry is giving back through its second annual “Day of Service” event. Active duty military men and women, veterans, and their families are invited to a free barbecue from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 20. The event will be held outside building 12 at the TCL Beaufort Campus at 921 Ribaut Road and...

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12 May TCL honors 44 health sciences graduates

TCL honors 44 health sciences graduates   Associate Degree Nursing Graduates Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree Graduates   The Technical College of the Lowcountry honored 34 Associate Degree in Nursing graduates and 10 Physical Therapist Assistant Associate Degree graduates at its May 11 pinning ceremony.   “We are so proud of these graduates for their perseverance and commitment to excellence,” health sciences dean Dr. Glenn Levicki said. “TCL’s health sciences programs are rigorous but produce extremely qualified and successful graduates, giving them the confidence they need to walk proudly into the field.”   Students experience on-campus learning using high-tech...

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09 May Leadership Beaufort – Well Worth Time and Investment

Leadership Beaufort Accepting Applications for Class of 2018 Beaufort, SC (May 4, 2017): Leadership Beaufort, sponsored by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting applications for the Class of 2018. Applications are available at The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce office, located at 701 Craven Street in Beaufort and online at www.beaufortchamber.org/leadership-beaufort/. Applications are due to the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce office no later than 2:00 pm on Friday, May 26, 2017. Established in 1985, Leadership Beaufort is designed to help develop informed, committed and qualified leaders for the...

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