14 Mar Mixed Signals from Ladys Island Coalition – Keep on Keeping On

Few would doubt that development on Ladys Island has outpaced infrastructure.  Some would argue that more concrete and asphalt, like the +/-$50 million invested on the expansion of Sams Point Road and the second McTeer Bridge,  have compounded traffic congestion rather than eased it.  Others would argue that a third crossing is required.  All would likely agree there is currently no local state or federal finding in the queue. But you cannot even apply for such until you have a plan. With a lack of faith in government, the Sea Island...

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14 Mar Kudos to Depot Road Area Residents for Tree Planting

I just want to reach out to THANK the families who invested the time, money and energy to replace trees that needed to be replaced along Depot Road.   Another planing Opportunity for Volunteers  Planting Day is Coming Soon… Monday, March 27th starting at 9:00 a.m. till… Friends of the Duke Street Pocket Park/Landscaping/Painting/Mural Project at the Duke/Church Street Beaufort Housing Authority/Police Sub-station site: Monday, March 27th, starting at 9:00 a.m….we will be implementing the landscaping designed by Master Gardeners in the beds in front of the 3 duplexes. This will involve carrying and...

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14 Mar If Only Adults Could Act Like 7th and 8th Grade Montessori Students from Around the World

It's not that often a mayor tags along with 7th and 8th graders to a conference of 3,400 upper elementary and middle school students from 20 plus countries in the largest ballroom in New York City in the middle of Times Square.  I did it Wednesday to Sunday and had a ball. Most important I was very proud of the students from Lowcountry Montessori School who participated in the Montessori Model United Nations. Extremely well informed on their pre-assigned topics/issues, courteous in their discourse, and civil in their debate, these young people...

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14 Mar Program for Saturday’s Reconstruction CELEBRATION

150 + years ago freed slaves rushed from St Helena Island to the mainland at Port Royal to witness and hear  the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation at Smith Plantation in Port Royal.  On Saturday, people form throughout the lowcountry will be rushing to Penn Center on St Helena Island  to dedicate a monument to the Reconstruction Era. It did not happen overnight and many were engaged in making this happen. After more than sixteen years,  when former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt met with local historians and community leaders to discuss a monument to remember...

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13 Mar KUDOS to Beaufort Students for Writing Excellence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Seven district students named as finalists in statewide high school writing competition BEAUFORT – Seven Beaufort County School District students are among 72 finalists in the fourth annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest. Four juniors were named as finalists: Sophie Bellomy, Natoria Smalls and Sarah Suber (Beaufort High) and Amanda Taylor (Battery Creek High). Three Beaufort High seniors were also named as finalists: Morgan Mayne-Alexander, Alexandra Batista and Jessica Elkins. “It’s really exciting to have one of every 10 South Carolina finalists be from Beaufort County,” said Superintendent...

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10 Mar Women Rotarians Commemorate International Women’s Day

Women Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Beaufort pose for a group photo to commemorate International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8th. The guest speaker at the Club’s weekly meeting on Lady’s Island was Chelsea Roland (back row, 3rd from left), a former Rotary sponsored Youth Exchange student, who continued her education at the College of Charleston, then graduate studies in Vancouver, British Columbia through the Rotary Funded Studies Program....

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10 Mar World Renowned Budweiser Clydesdales to Appear in Old Town Bluffton

 For more information, contact: Tom Fitzgerald, Southern Eagle Distributing 803-318-7777,   WORLD RENOWNED BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES TO APPEAR IN Old Town Bluffton, SC   Savannah, GA, March 8, 2017 – The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales, the symbol of quality and tradition for Anheuser-Busch since 1933, are scheduled to make several appearances in the area on March 18, 2017, including one at Old Town Bluffton, SC in conjunction with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah, GA.   The eight-horse hitch will be harnessed and hitched to the famous red beer wagon on Calhoun Street in Bluffton, SC on March 18,...

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10 Mar Beaufort’s oldest tabby ruin excavated to tell the story of British occupation

March 6, 2017 Press Release Contact: Maxine Lutz Beaufort’s oldest tabby ruin excavated to tell the story of British occupation “The Inevitable Evolution of Fort Frederick,” a Telly Award-winning documentary about the archaeological investigation of ca. Fort Frederick on the grounds of the Naval Hospital will be the topic of Dinner & a Lecture sponsored by Historic Beaufort Foundation at the Verdier House, 801 Bay Street, at 5:30 p.m., March 27th. The story of the excavation oldest tabby structure in South Carolina will be presented by archaeologist/photographer Meg Gaillard of the SC Dept. of...

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07 Mar Grass Roots Slow Down Special Interest Influence

Thanks to the many who joined the Towns of Port Royal, Bluffton and Hilton Head and the City of Beaufort among almost every other municipality in the state in a large outcry of opposition to the proposal Business License "Reform", both of the business license bills were recommitted to committee. Rep. Bill Sandifer (R – Seneca) and 13 other sponsors introduced two bills, H3650 and H3651, on February 2 that drastically cut city revenues and create tax inequities for small businesses due to special tax exemptions. On Wednesday, Rep. Sandifer requested that...

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