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06 Mar Lecture to Highlight A Woman Who Changed Beaufort Event Scheduled for March 14

BEAUFORT HISTORY MUSEUM     CONTACT:  Carla Marsh                                    Carol cmarsh@beauforthistorymuseum.com                clauvray@beauforthistorymuseum.com 561-376-7651                                                         614-975-4806   For Immediate Release                                         March 3, 2017     Lecture to Highlight A Woman Who Changed Beaufort Event Scheduled for March 14               Beaufort, SC – March 3, 2017 - The legacy of much-loved Beaufortonian Abbie Holmes Christensen will be in the spotlight on Tuesday, March 14, when the Beaufort History Museum presents a talk as part of its popular history lecture series.  The lectures, created in partnership with the Beaufort County Library, have been filled to capacity and pre-registration is required for seating.   If you...

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28 Feb Update: Reconstruction Era Monument

Through weekly calls between the local parties and National Park Service Representatives, we are making progress at establishing the multi-site monument.  The NPS hopes to have an interim Superintendent in place by summer and a community planning initiative during the summer months. Congress Clyburn, the team who worked with him locally and the NPS are working on a date for a grand celebration likely in mid to late March. I'll keep you posted. It will be quite a celebration....

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28 Feb Council is Unanimous – Call Your Legislator!

First I want to thank the many who responded to my colleagues shout out on Facebook  and through letters explaining how a proposal to standardize business license classifications, employ uniform application forms and provide for on line payment makes such good sense that the City of Beaufort has already taken  these actions . . .  with the support of the Municipal Association, on whose board I sit. Where the proposed business license reform measure goes wrong when it creates a new collection apparatus, makes our local taxes vulnerable to annual raids by...

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28 Feb Harriet Tubman’s Path to Freedom

“God’s time is always near. He set the North Star in the heavens. He gave me the strength in my limbs. He meant I should be free.” Harriet Tubman If you have not noticed, almost anywhere you look in the news and periodicals, someone is writing about individuals, missions and some of the unsung heroes of the Reconstruction period. This is likely why so many supported the establishment of a National Reconstruction Monument in the Beaufort. Not a day goes by when I do not hear of a statue being raised, a...

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28 Feb Many Weigh in on Ladys Island’s Future – A good thing

The auditorium/cafeteria at Ladys Island Middle School was packed, likely beyond what the fire marshal would have permitted, and the cars were lined up all the way back to highway 21 as Ladys Island residents and others met to talk about the future of the island, a far more complex conversation that can be absorbed in one night. But, a very positive beginning.  Thank you Sea Island Corridor Coalition, The  SC Coastal Conservation League and the many volunteers who helped generate the interest and the program. There is no easy answer since...

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28 Feb A wise man speaks about Ladys Island

Gordon Fritz,  who is both passionate and smart about his hometown,  speaks after what I expect to be the first of several public forums to generate a citizen driven plan for Ladys Island. We worth reading and considering. HELLO ALL: Our meeting last night was so much more than I expected. I was worried at 5:45 pm when I could identify only 30 or so members from the public. But then by 6:00 we were approaching 300. I heard that we created a traffic jam at the stoplight on Sea Island Parkway....

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22 Feb State Lawmaker Believes Columbia Knows Best; City Council Member Understands Where the Rubber Hits the Road

State Lawmaker Believes Columbia Knows Best; City Council Member Understands Where the Rubber Hits the Road From: Shannon Erickson [mailto:repshannonerickson@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 8:05 AM To: William Prokop <wprokop@cityofbeaufort.org>; Van Willis <vwillis@portroyal.org> Subject: H.3560 Response to your commentary, please share with your Council members. All, I write to address concerns raised regarding business licensing legislation pending before the state legislature but also to share that business license tax reform has been requested by nearly every industry and business sector across this state and as such the current proposal is a...

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21 Feb Who Says Seismic Testing is Safe

Did seismic tests kill pilot whales? Posted: 17 Feb 2017 05:41 AM PST Charleston Post and Courier February 17, 2017 BY FRANK KNAPP JR. On Nov. 13, the world’s largest seismic testing ship began surveying the waters off New Zealand for oil. Now over 600 pilot whales have washed onto an isolated stretch of beach. Most have died. Coincidence? First, here is an explanation of seismic testing. Seismic airgun testing is a dangerous process that blasts extremely loud sound waves miles below the seafloor in a hunt for oil deposits. One seismic vessel can tow up to 96...

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21 Feb We Lost Port Royal Council Member and Friend of Beaufort, Vernon DeLoach

Councilman DeLoach's Obituary and Arrangements Vernon H. DeLoach, 88, of Port Royal and husband of Daisy C. DeLoach, died Monday, February 20, 2017, at Millennium Post-Acute Rehabilitation in West Columbia, SC. Mr. DeLoach was born in Varnville, SC and was a son of the late Robert and Lola Adams DeLoach. He was retired from civil service and was currently a Port Royal Councilman. He was predeceased by a grandson, John Reed IV. Mr. DeLoach is survived by his wife of 67 years; a daughter, Gwen Reed of Lexington, SC; two sons, Lauren (Roberta) DeLoach...

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