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28 Oct Why our state does not fund roads properly or fairly

Whether you support or do not support a gas tax, it is going to take more than just money to get the right fix for our failing infrastructure. The attached is an interesting read. Look as it talks about SCDOT priorities vs political reality and legislative dysfunction.  BK $144 million Florence road example of cronyism, critics say THE BUZZ / BY CASSIE COPE - OCTOBER 24, 2015   FLORENCE, SC - The traffic on Pamplico Highway was so light on a Tuesday in August that two conservation activists could lie down in the middle of...

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28 Oct Get Ready for Founders’ Night

Founders' Night Fireworks in Waterfront Park  New Year's Eve 2015 The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to host and present a family-friendly grand fireworks display for our community on New Year's Eve. Make plans now to include this as part of your annual tradition.  Last year's event drew more than 3,000 people to Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park to enjoy live entertainment, hot chocolate, refreshments and of course, fireworks....

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27 Oct Register today for special programs at the Santa Elena History Center

For Immediate Release October 19, 2015 Beaufort, SC – The Santa Elena Foundation is excited to announce unique opportunities for the general public to attend programs at the new Santa Elena History Center in downtown Beaufort.   Through the Programs page of the Santa Elena website (www.santa-elena.org), the public can register for classes including a focus on archaeology, expeditions that stemmed from Santa Elena, the evolution of 16th century maps, Spanish wines and tapas tastings, or the kid-friendly “Camp Dig It,” just to name a few. There are a variety of interesting programs...

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26 Oct Mayor Billy Keyserling recognized as Community Ambassador for the YMCA

Mayor Billy Keyserling recognized as Community Ambassador for the YMCA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Betsy Hinderliter YMCA OF BEAUFORT COUNTY 843.522.9622 bhinderliterymca@gmail.com   Beaufort, S.C. – Oct. 22, 2015 – Leaders from the YMCA of the USA and Ys across the state of South Carolina gathered in Columbia on Tuesday, Oct. 20th for the 7th annual YMCA Leaders Conference and Public Policy Awards Dinner. The Public Policy Committee of South Carolina recognized Mayor Billy Keyserling with its Community Ambassador Award. The award is presented annually to individuals who demonstrate compassion and caring for the community and...

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22 Oct Mayor Billy Keyserling to Attend National Summit on Increasing Threat of Coastal Flooding/ Sea Level Rise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Billy Keyserling, Mayor, (843) 592-0400, billyk@islc.net RELEASE: Mayor Billy Keyserling to Attend National Summit on Increasing Threat of Coastal Flooding/ Sea Level Rise In Beaufort, SC, coastal flooding/sea level rise poses growing threat to businesses, citizens and tourism.   Beaufort, SC (10/22/15) – Mayor Billy Keyserling will join a bipartisan group of more than 30 mayors and local officials to raise awareness that coastal flooding/sea level rise demands more attention from leaders at all levels of government. He is part of a delegation of elected local leaders from coastal states...

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22 Oct It’s Time to Invest the Accommodations Tax Dollars

While the newspaper was not at our city council work session on Tuesday night to  report on our meeting, we had an interesting conversation with the committee that recommends how the City Council invests accommodations tax dollars. In the past, most of the money collected from the “bed tax” has been passed onto the City's Designated Marketing Organization (DMO) and organizations that market our city outside of a 50 mile radius as is required by state law. However, the current city budget relies on some of the funds to pay...

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22 Oct Youth and Leadership

Last Friday I had one of the most interesting days in a while when I accompanied the 36 Young Leaders of Beaufort on our visit to Riverview Charter School where they joined their peers and non-profit Stop Hunger Now in packaging forty thousand nutritious meals which will be shipped to  hungry children in overseas.  While I often question whether or not our young people are learning enough about leadership and compassion, the four hours spent gave me hope and made me proud as the assembly lines of hundreds of well organized...

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22 Oct Too Beautiful to call “Frogmore Stew”

This past week the Beaufort County Association of Realtors held a competition between the Realtors Association, The Town of Port Royal, Beaufort County Council, the Legislative Delegation led by Sen Tom Davis and the City of Beaufort. The City tied the Realtors but look at what our team created!  By the way, I was charged with schmoozing the tasters while our team including David Coleman, Clay Scoggins and ringer Jason Dangerfield made this masterpiece. ...

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21 Oct First Meeting for Eating Disorders Anonymous

Announcement from Eating Disorders Anonymous Are you struggling with an eating disorder? Do you have an unhealthy relationship with food? Are you struggling with a poor body image? If so, there is weekly help for those struggling with and recovering from an eating disorder. An Eating Disorders Anonymous group will hold its first weekly meeting on:   Monday, Oct. 26, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the St. Monica Room at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (located at 70 Lady’s Island Dr., Beaufort, SC 29907.) Please attend to take a step closer to a healthier and happier life....

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21 Oct Lowcountry Wind Symphony Marks One Year Anniversary

Announces Season Concert Schedule On October of 2015, the Lowcountry Wind Symphony will celebrate its first anniversary, under the baton of Music Director, Donald F. Jemella.  This has been an exciting year, with the organization growing fast, and now numbering some fifty members.   Although they may pause to play through a chorus of ‘Happy Birthday’ in mid-October, the musicians are hard at work preparing for the first concert, ‘Honoring America’s Veterans’.  The date set for the opening of the 2015-2016 concert season is Sunday, November 8, 2015 , 4:00 P.M. at St...

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