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13 Jun Taken with a grain of salt, this is an interesting read on a new development code

While I believe the case in the following blog article is a little overstated, likely to grab the readers' attention, the participatory side of planning cannot be overlooked. As the city has invested both time and money in planning through engaging literally hundreds of residents throughout the process,  we cannot stop there as we seek to adopt a practical and usable code that "guides" the "vision" of the Civic Master Plan. If there is one thing I have learned, planning does not get most citizen's attention until it touches them and their neighborhood...

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13 Jun Beaufort leaders to work with preservationists to relocate work area near historic Battery Saxton

Since I do not read Facebook very often, I did not see recent posts about Battery Saxton. A colleague told me there was a series of rants about the City abusing the Historic site.  Misunderstand yes, malice No! Thanks to the Beaufort County Historical Society and SC Battleground Preservation Trust for working with us. June 6, 2016 Contact: Bill Prokop, City Manager, 843-525-7000 Beaufort leaders to work with preservationists to relocate work area near historic Battery Saxton  Beaufort City leaders will work closely with historic preservationists to move construction equipment and materials away from a...

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13 Jun LIPA Tuesday Meeting Reminder

  JUNE GUEST SPEAKER JIM BECKERT BEAUFORT COUNTY AUDITOR   Mr. Beckert was elected as Beaufort County Auditor in November 2014 and was sworn into office in July 2015 replacing Sharon Burris who retired from the office after 27 years of service.  Prior to assuming the duties of County Auditor he was the founder and manager of Pinpoint Document Solutions. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Education his past experience includes serving as director of Human Resources at Beaufort Memorial Hospital, and manager of human resources student recruitment and job...

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Beaufort County Library

13 Jun Beaufort Branch Library Environmental Literacy Grant Kicks In to High Gear

NEWS RELEASE   June 13, 2016   Beaufort Branch Library Environmental Literacy Grant Kicks In to High Gear   In 2015, Friends of the Beaufort Library was awarded a $7,500 grant from Women in Philanthropy, a fund of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. The grant successfully increased the understanding of the importance of protecting the Lowcountry environment among the citizens of Beaufort County through fun and educational programs offered at the Beaufort Branch Library.   The Library is pleased to announce that its cardholders can now borrow from the Beaufort Branch Library environmental equipment, books, and other supplies...

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Beaufort County Library

13 Jun Adult “Launchpads” Now Available at the Bluffton Branch Library

NEWS RELEASE   June 8, 2016   Adult “Launchpads” Now Available at the Bluffton Branch Library   Earlier this year, the Beaufort Branch Library introduced a new collection of Launchpad Educational Learning Tablets for young library customers as part of a pilot project funded by the Public Library Foundation of Beaufort County. The innovative collection has been a popular feature amongst parents and young borrowers.   The Library System is pleased to announce that new Adult Launchpads are now available at the Bluffton Branch. The Adult Launchpads come pre-loaded with interactive content that allows borrowers to explore, learn,...

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13 Jun USCB appoints Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

USCB appoints Dr. Eric Skipper as Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2016 BEAUFORT, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Beaufort is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Skipper, Ph.D. as the new Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Skipper will start this summer. Skipper has been serving as vice president for University Affairs at the University of North Georgia and CEO of UNG’s Oconee Campus. As vice president, Skipper has administrative oversight of three campuses, as well as economic development and continuing education across UNG. In addition,...

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santa elena

13 Jun Event and Program Announcements from the Santa Elena History Center

Event and Program Announcements from the Santa Elena History Center June 8 - June 22                                          www.Santa-Elena.org Join us for a variety of special programs and presentations  In the Lecture Room of the Santa Elena History Center meet characters from our past, dive into the layers of the Santa Elena story, learn about the scientific aspect of archaeology, meet special guests in Beaufort, and much more!  Click here to register online and reserve your seat!   The Calusa Kings, Pedro Menendez de...

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Glover

13 Jun Help Beaufort High runner to Down Under Tournament

Recently I received a note from Savionna Glover, a Beaufort High School 11th grader, about her endeavors to compete in an Australian running tournament. Read more about her opportunity:​ Hi, My name is Savionna Glover and I'm an 11th grader at Beaufort High School. I've been selected out of few to get the chance to go and run in Australia this summer in July competing in the Down Under Sports Tournament. Not only to represent South Carolina but also my family and community. There's a link below with extra information...

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Pat Conroy

13 Jun Coming to Beaufort this Fall…

Since the sad passing of Beaufort's special friend Pat Conroy, "a renowned southern literary giant and story teller," family members and friends are working to establish The Pat Conroy Literary Center in downtown Beaufort. To make the center what it can and must be --  to extend Pat's legacy as writer, storyteller and mentor --  its leadership,  including but not limited to author John Grisham, Barbara Streisand, agent Marly Rusoff and Pat's wife, writer Cassandra King Conroy need your help. Please go to the PCLC website and sign up to help, www.patconroyliterarycenter.org Read more at...

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Beaufort River Swim

13 Jun YMCA does it again: Beaufort River Swim

Saturday morning I had the honor of being the "official starter" for the YMCA's annual River Swim. Participants swam from Port Royal Landing Marina to the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.  The annual event in its tenth year raises dollars for scholarships for children who want to learn to swim and celebrates two of our greatest natural assets - our special Beaufort River and the many men and women who participated in the very successful event. Thank you YMCA and swimmers!   Checkout the Island Packet for more photos: Photos: 10th annual Beaufort...

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