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20 Jun Vote for our outstanding Volunteer Firefighter

We need your help! Please click on the link below to vote for the City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Departments outstanding Volunteer Firefighter Derrick Washington. Once you click on the link below, find the video that is labeled as Video Nomination: Derrick Washington. There is a short video for the Step Up and Stand Out Program that recognizes outstanding volunteers in the Fire Service. ...

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20 Jun This week’s meetings

CITY OF BEAUFORT 1911 Boundary Street Council Chambers BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA 29902 (843) 525-7070 BEAUFORT–PORT ROYAL METROPOLITAN PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA 1911 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29902 Phone: 843-525-7011 ~ Fax: 843-986-5606 Monday, June 20, 2016, 5:30 P.M. City Hall Council Chambers, 1911 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC STATEMENT OF MEDIA NOTIFICATION: "In accordance with South Carolina Code of Laws, 1976, Section 30-4-80(d), as amended, all local media were duly notified of the time, date, place and agenda of this meeting." The commission may alter the order of items on the agenda to address those of most interest to the public in attendance first....

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20 Jun Status Update on the Beaufort Code

Status Update on the Beaufort Code City of Beaufort - Planning Department As you probably know, we’re in the process of refining and finalizing the draft of the Beaufort Code to be reviewed by City Council. As part of that process, we began work sessions with the Metropolitan Planning Commission which will make a recommendation to Council prior to Council reviewing the code. During that time, we received a number of public comments that we intend to address in more detail. Concurrently, we have received several requests from local organizations and stakeholders to have...

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13 Jun Seismic Testing or No Seismic Testing

Based on pressure from literally 100 or more municipalities and hundreds of businesses along the Atlantic Coast, the Obama administration removed Seismic Testing and Drilling for oil and gas from the Bureau of Energy Management's Five Year Plan. However, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control staff, indicated that testing is not in conflict with state law and the Administration is considering permits for testing by three testing companies. This makes no sense so I am organizing a letter writing campaign, to include all SC Coastal Mayors, to the President urging him...

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festival

13 Jun And we all came together seemlessly to give something very special!

Letter from Dr Randy Akers, Director of SC Humanities Dear Bonnie, Mariah and Billy and all of the Festival Organizers: Thank you all for such a marvelous weekend. Certainly that was one of the best if not the best festivals we have had. It all had to do with your organization, all your hard work, pulling so many local partners in to work on this, and lots of elbow grease. I hope it was worth your efforts. I think Beaufort and the county will benefit from this spirit of cooperation. Everyone I...

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13 Jun Rev John Dortch provides hope

Reverend John Dortch of Circle of Hope ministries is like an angel. Quietly and humbly, John goes about his business doing good for our community more often than not meeting a need many do not even know exists.  His homeless efforts are directed toward getting people on their feet and back to work. Thank you Pastor Dortch. A Beaufort native John has a very interesting past, about which he wrote a book that is worth reading.  He is also someone you may want to meet in person and help with his...

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13 Jun FY 2016-17 Budget, Adjustments from last week’s post

Beaufort City Council will hold a public hearing followed by the first reading of the 2016-17 Budget. Tuesday, 7 PM at City Hall. City Council has an annual two day planning retreat every year. City Council makes many policy decisions at our twice a month meetings, but the fiscal year budget is where priorities are set and the rubber hits the road. If one wants to understand the direction your city will be taking over the next fiscal year, the budget is the best place to find out. In reviewing the city budget,...

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13 Jun Thursday at Grace Chapel AME Church on Charles Street

The Beaufort Interfaith Council, in concert with Grace Chapel AME on Charles Street, is hosting a memorial service to remember and honor our late friend and leader Clementa Pinkney and the Emanuel 9. If I was not going to be out of town at a meeting, I would be there.  I hope you consider joining the group for this important remembrance. Bakari Sellers among speakers at Emanuel AME memorial service...

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