15 Aug An interesting read about workforce in SC from the Small Business Chamber of Commerce

With the current discussion about work force and job diversification in SC and particularly Beaufort County, you might find this read from the SC Small Business Chamber of Commerce interesting. When skill sets don’t match workforce requirements Posted: 13 Aug 2016 09:25 AM PDT Statehouse Report August 12, 2016 By Lindsay Street, contributing correspondent The 2015 annual report, titled “S.C. labor overeducated for majority of jobs,” by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce illustrates gaps in skills that remain between workforce and labor demands. According to the DEW report, South Carolina has an “oversupply” of labor...

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15 Aug I rode that bus 24 years ago and will never forget those traveling two hours each way to their jobs

During my first year serving in the SC State House of Representatives, I rode the bus from St Helena Island  to Hilton Head Island with my constituents hoping to get a better understanding of the two hour commute and the jobs at the other end. Thanks to the Island Packet / Beaufort Gazette to opening our community's eyes. To maintain a healthy workforce, I believe the hospitality industry must become more innovative and find more efficient ways of doing more business with fewer people at higher wages.  Hilton Head Island is an ideal place to...

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15 Aug Guess where I am headed?

  In the event you have not heard, I am running for re-election on November 8th.  If you believe I have earned your support, I hope I will have your support. From the first day, I have demonstrated one operating principle: To speak from my heart, tell the truth and admit mistakes. If you have read even a few of the more than 400 newsletters I've posted, I believe you know where I stand, how transparent and accessible I have been, how hard I work and how effective I have been at instilling a civil conversation among my colleagues and the...

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12 Aug The Durbin Family

As many know from news accounts, our friend and former super hero Beaufort High School Principal Dr. Dan Durbin became seriously ill last week and is being treated at The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. A family friend set up an account whereby those of us able can donate to help the family cover some of their expenses while having to stay in Charleston. If you would like to join us, go to: Donations can be made anonymously....

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Santa Elena

12 Aug Unveiling a New Exhibit on 16th Century Navigation at Santa Elena History Center

Contact:  Megan T. Meyer 843-379-1550      or 843-263-0173                                                                                            Unveiling a New Exhibit on 16th Century Navigation at Santa Elena History Center   For Immediate Release August 3, 2016   Beaufort, SC – Following an exciting port of call in Port Royal by El Galeon, the replica 16th Century Spanish Ship, and thanks to a grant from Beaufort 300, the Santa Elena History Center is opening a new exhibit titled “A Spanish Galleon’s Voyage.” Visitors can learn about the preparation and packing of ships that carried hundreds of hopeful settlers and their supplies to the New World during the time...

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12 Aug Check Presentation from Rotary Club of the Lowcountry to Jones Boxing Academy

Beaufort--Rotary Club of the Lowcountry President Alan Beach (far right) and Past President Charlotte Gonzalez (second from right) present brother and sister business owners Melissa and Charles Jones of Jones Boxing Academy, with a check of support. Charles Jones said the money will help offset travel and food expenses when his boxers compete around the state and throughout the Southeast Region. Jones Boxing Academy is located on Eastern Road in Beaufort and trains boxers from all over Beaufort County....

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12 Aug Lowcountry Chorale looking for singers!

LOOKING FOR SINGERS!  The Lowcountry Chorale, a mixed-voice community of singers, has begun preparation for its upcoming season.  The Chorale has been singing as a group since the spring of 1997, with continuous performances twice a year.  VOICES NEEDED.  NO AUDITION NECESSARY…just a love of singing!  Rehearsals begin at 6:45 PM Tuesday, August 23rd at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort.  Thirteen weeks of rehearsals will culminate in performances on NOVEMBER 18TH AND 19TH.  The group is under the direction of Mr. Alan Lathan.  All who love...

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12 Aug TCL early care and education program receives prestigious national reaccreditation

Technical College of the Lowcountry | Beaufort | Hampton | New River | Whale Branch PRESS RELEASE: August 10, 2016 Media Contact: Leigh Copeland | 843.525.8231 | TCL early care and education program receives prestigious national reaccreditation   Photo: An early care and education student reads aloud to children at a local elementary school.   The Technical College of the Lowcountry early care and education program recently received reaccreditation by the prestigious National Association for the Education of Young Children.   “NAEYC accreditation affirms that we are offering the highest level of educational experience for our students,” said early...

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12 Aug New Leadership at the Parish Church of St. Helena

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2016 CONTACT:     Kelly Newnham                         Director of Communications Parish Church of St. Helena 843-522-1712 website: New Leadership at the Parish Church of St. Helena One of Beaufort’s oldest churches will start the new church year with new leaders. The Rev. Samuel Porcher Gaillard IV, known as Shay, will become the Rector at the Parish Church of St. Helena (Anglican) this month. The Rev. Todd Simonis will arrive in September to serve alongside Gaillard as Senior Associate.             "Coming to a Gospel-centered historic church with such a lively witness is an incredible opportunity," Gaillard said....

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