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26 Sep Proud recipient of the Green Tie Award

I am very proud to have been honored with the Harriet Keyserling Green Tie Award, created in honor of my mother who was the first recipient of this annual recognition given by the League of Conservation Voters.  When one receives this kind of honor it is only appropriate to thank the many, and in this case I mean many across many states, who worked together in the fight against seismic testing and off shore oil and gas exploration off of our pristine coast. Pictured below are Randy Sturgill, North Carolina Field Director...

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26 Sep Beaufort County can answer some of SC’s employee shortage

When several years ago a couple of us joined together to create a program to help place exiting marines and sailors in better paying jobs in Beaufort and elsewhere, we knew had a treasure. As the shortage of drug free, ready to earn and learn, focused and disciplined workers in SC is waning, we have the answer in Beaufort. It is called TWEAC and it works with companies looking for reliable employees and matches them with jobs. More workers in South Carolina are failing drug tests, deepening the state's labor shortage  ...

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26 Sep Recreational shellfish season opening delayed

Recreational shellfish season opening delayed until October 15 The 2017-2018 season for recreational harvest of shellfish (clams, oysters, mussels and other bivalves) in coastal waters of South Carolina will open one-half hour before official sunrise on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The recreational shellfish season will remain open through May 15, 2018, unless conditions warrant extending or shortening the season. The recreational season opening has been delayed for two weeks due to water quality impacts from Hurricane Irma. When the season opens October 15, it will be important for harvesters to check with...

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20 Sep Good News About Boundary Street

The Boundary Street Redevelopment Oversight committee reported good news following their Friday meeting. As of that date, 67% of the work has been completed in 60% of the time it was estimated it would take. This not only means we are apparently ahead of schedule, but we are well within the budget of dollars allocated from the county penny sales tax, the Federal grant and TIF dollars assigned for the project. While so much of the work has been essentially invisible,  since one of the largest challenges was to install underground utilities,...

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20 Sep Hurricane Irma Images by Old Commons Neighborhood Association

Extracted from Old Commons Neighborhood Assn Newsletter by Peggy Simmer "Beaufort County’s Broadcast Services team has captured images countywide showing the effects of Hurricane Irma to our area. Visit the County’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/beaufortcountysc/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery and the following links from The County Channel (also available here on YouTube) to see images: Lady's Island Airport Area https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg6XsyHFUT0&feature=youtu.be&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery Lady's Island Boat Landing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAmTQuxmGlE&feature=youtu.be&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery Mossy Oaks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7CA2UEzs00&feature=youtu.be&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery Waterfront Park https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opYH1OTcq6A&feature=youtu.be&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery Additional images courtesy of the Sheriff’s Office are available here." https://dropevent.com/slideshow/BeaufortCountySO?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery      ...

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20 Sep Post Storm Info from City of Beaufort, Including Debris Collection and Repairs

  Storm Debris The City is arranging with Waste Pro and City staff for pick-up of storm debris. This will be done in a two-week period that will end September 23. This pick-up is for the benefit of our residents and is not meant to be used by professional landscaping firms. Debris will be picked up at the time of the normal trash pick-up or the following day, and it does not have to be bundled; in addition, we are waiving the 4’ length limitation. There will be no County or FEMA...

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