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16 Sep Atlantic coast business alliance forms to oppose seismic testing for offshore oil

Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast 1717 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201, 803-252-5733 For Immediate Release Date: September 13, 2016 From: Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast Contact: Frank Knapp, South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, 803-252-5733 (w), 803-600-6874 (c), fknapp@scsbc.org Tim O’Brien, International Game Fish Association, 434-466-2936, tpobrien@tycoontackle.com Atlantic coast business alliance forms to oppose seismic testing for offshore oil North Myrtle Beach, SC—Yesterday Atlantic coast businesses formed a new coalition, Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic Coast (BAPAC). The top item on the agenda is to oppose offshore oil exploration in the Atlantic Ocean....

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13 Sep Like most other cities, Columbia faces parking challenges

No matter what newspaper I pick up, I am reading about other cities with parking challenges. It seems to be a universal challenge for growing places. Free after-hours parking might end in Columbia As more students and business people move to the downtown Columbia area to live, parking all around is becoming harder to come by. Now, City Council might end free parking after 6 p.m. Tim Dominick FILE PHOTOGRAPH Read more here  ...

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12 Sep If there’s one thing that concerns me the most…

Tonight we have our City Council Work Session at 5 PM followed by our regular Council meeting at 7PM. You can go to the City Website to check out our agenda and consider joining us. If there is one thing that most concerns me as your Mayor, it's the public's seeming lack of interest in attending Council work sessions and meetings.  I would like to think that people do not come because they trust what we are doing and believe they do not need to attend. I'm concerned, however,  that is not the case....

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12 Sep Beaufort History Museum Partners with Beaufort County Library History Lecture Series Planned

  For Immediate Release, 2016                              September 1, 2016   Beaufort History Museum Partners with Beaufort County Library History Lecture Series Planned Beaufort, SC – September 1, 2016 - The Beaufort History Museum (BHM) is partnering with the Beaufort County Library to create and present a lecture series that will focus on the fascinating history of the Beaufort District.   The series, which is free to the public, runs from September 2016 through May 2017 and features two lectures each month.   The September lectures are: Tuesday, September 13 - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm at the Museum: “Beaufort—500 Years in a Capsule” -...

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12 Sep Government cannot do it all!

Government can’t do it all: Volunteers and Palmetto Pride join Hands to Make Beaufort an Even Better Home Town  Too often we look to government for all the answers and to pay all the bills. While that might be nice, it is not possible. We are a very small city, composed of about 13,000 citizens classified by the Bureau of the Census as moderate to low income. We have great pride in our special city, but we also have limited financial resources. Furthermore, for some public assets to be improved, it is...

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12 Sep Young Leaders of Beaufort Kick off 3rd Year

Last week the third class of Young Leaders of Beaufort launched the 2016-2017 program. Meeting at City Hall, from 10a-2:30p, the students toured the building and met with the City Manager Bill Prokop and Clerk to City Council Ivette Burgess who provided an overview of the city departments and their responsibilities.  I took them in the City Council where each student came to the microphone and introduced herself or himself in manner reflecting what citizens do when the address us in our meetings. Unlike our first two classes, this group of...

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09 Sep I have yet to hear from the irate visitor but i did receive good news from a citizen

Thought I have run to the post office every morning eagerly looking for the parking ticket from the irate visitor to arrive in the mail, I have not seen it and am beginning to wonder if I will? Did he change his mind and pay the ticket?  It he just going to ignore it? Is he waiting until it is past due before he sends it so that I will have to pay the late penalty?  We will just have to see. For whatever reason,  the story about the irate tourist,...

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09 Sep Historic Beth Israel Congregation sets schedule for High Holiday Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For further information, contact: Sept. 5, 2016 Barbara Mark, President Beth Israel Congregation (843) 525-1052 Historic Beth Israel Congregation sets schedule for High Holiday Services Visitors and guests are welcome to join the members of Beth Israel Congregation of Beaufort to celebrate the High Holidays. Cantorial Soloist BenZion Bronshtein will lead the services for Rosh Hashanah beginning Sunday evening, October 2nd at 6:30 pm; an oneg will follow in the social hall. Services will continue on Monday, October 3rd at 10 am. A special musical Selichot Service to introduce the High Holidays will...

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09 Sep Therapy Dog Clinic and Testing in Beaufort

THERAPY DOG CLINIC and TESTING IN BEAUFORT Does your dog have a sweet disposition? Does he/she like to be petted? Does your dog obey your commands? And most of all, does your dog love humankind? Therapy dogs bring sparkle to a sterile day; rekindle old memories and good conversation. They come in all shapes and sizes – real dogs with real personalities. Some pure bred, others adopted or mixed breeds, but all proud to wear their Therapy Dogs International bandana and tags. TDI is the oldest and largest Therapy Dog organization in...

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