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Public safety briefs for May 25th-31st

Photo above: Annually, each of the local law enforcement jurisdictions submit nominations to the Rotary Club of Beaufort for an individual from their department to be recognized as the Rotary Club of Beaufort as their Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. This year’s winner is Patrolman III Michael Phelan. From left are Deputy Law Enforcement Officer… Keep Reading


New FOI laws are welcome change

By Bill Rogers  It’s been a long time coming, but citizens of South Carolina will soon have faster and cheaper access to public documents. For seven years, the state legislature has for one reason or the other not passed a Freedom of Information reform bill. They did so on the last day of the session… Keep Reading

What 2 Do

What To Do the week of May 25th-31st

Swingin’ Medallions to play at in June The Swingin’ Medallions, known as, “The Party Band of the South,” will perform Friday, June 9, at the Jasper County Farmers Market. Celebrated for their signature hit song, “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love,” which Bruce Springsteen once called, “The Greatest Fraternity Rock Song of All Time,” the Swingin’… Keep Reading

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Beaufort Academy takes state

Photo above: Beaufort Academy’s Jaxon Sprawling, center, watches as the ball goes into the goal during the first half of the SCISA Boys Class A playoff game against Christian Academy on Wednesday afternoon at BA’s Merritt Field. The Eagles won the match 5-0. Photo by Bob Sofaly. By Steve LeMaster Beaufort Academy is home to two… Keep Reading

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Beaufort looks at rules for vacation rentals

By Lisa Allen There haven’t been any problems with short-term rentals in downtown Beaufort, and the city wants to keep it that way. The city appointed a task force last year to study short-term rentals. Its tasks were to recommend an approval process, anticipate any problems that could occur and suggest rules that would head… Keep Reading


Oyster season closes; clam season to close May 31

Staff reports South Carolina’s harvest season for oysters and mussels closed on May 15, according to South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) officials.  Clam season will close on Wednesday, May 31, at 30 minutes before official sunset. Because higher bacterial levels occur when water temperatures exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit, shellfish harvesting during the summer… Keep Reading


Beaufort native takes on the world

Photo above: Eliza Rhodes is the first anthropology major to receive the Norris Medal. Photo courtesy of Clemson University. By Michael Staton Elizabeth Rhodes says she’s interested in everything, from the humanities to health care, so it’s a good bet she would have excelled no matter which path of study she decided to pursue.  Luckily… Keep Reading


Health briefs for May 18th-24th

Psychiatric nurse practitioner joins BMH Sea Island Psychiatry  Margaret Thompson, a nurse practitioner with 25 years of experience in the mental health field, has joined Beaufort Memorial Sea Island Psychiatry.  Most recently, Thompson worked in Savannah in the inpatient acute care units at Coastal Harbor Health System and Georgia Regional Hospital. Prior to moving to… Keep Reading

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Lowcountry Life

Alice Sauls, left, and Tiernea Stone, of Bitty’s Flower Shop, create floral arrangements for Mother’s Day. Stone said all of their delivery and pick-up orders were full by the Wednesday before Mother’s Day and they went through 5,000 stems of blooming flowers, not to mention thousands more of the greenery for decoration. Photo by Bob… Keep Reading

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