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3:55 am on Saturday January 28, 2012

Beaufort County Council chairman announces candidacy for SC House Seat

Flickr user J. Stephen Conn Update January 28: Council chairman Weston Newton will have some competition for the seat by fellow republican and council electee Jerry Stewart. The Island Packet has a profile of Stewart's entrance; take a read here...
11:03 pm on Saturday December 24, 2011

At 25-acres, Lady's Island set to finally get a park (Update: Coming in January)

Flickr user my_southborough The crystal ball says this is in the near future. Update December 25: Well, a full year after word came that a park that was already 9 years in the making was going to happen on Lady's Island, now word is coming that the...
4:31 am on Monday October 24, 2011

More money for Beaufort County land preservation?

TheDigitel Open space, like The Green in downtown Beaufort, are at the forefront of the debate. Update October 24: A measure that would ask voters to approve $20 million more for Beafufort County's Rural and Critical Land Preservation program is...
10:11 am on Friday July 15, 2011

Watch Beaufort County Council meetings whenever you want

Flickr user everypassingminute Pop some popcorn and grab your favorite beverage, because you now can watch Beaufort County Council meetings at home whenever you want. The county is making all of its taped meetings, new and old, available on its...
3:22 am on Wednesday May 25, 2011

Northern Beaufort County's council influence to shrink (update: representation concerns)

Flickr user jimmothy05 Update May 25: Add it to the "no shocker" file, a brief update from The Island Packet reports that a number of residents from areas surrounding Beaufort voiced their concerns about the new plans. According to the article,...
9:49 pm on Tuesday May 17, 2011

Time to say goodbye to economic development in Beaufort County?

Update May 18: The Island Packet has chimed in with its own thoughts in an opinion column. The general thrust seems to be three-fold: Kudos to the county for not bailing out the Lowcountry Economic Network, the network should have known the commerce...
2:06 am on Tuesday May 10, 2011

$2.5M purchase of commerce park rejected by council; Now what?

At the much-anticipated Monday, May 9, Beaufort County Council meeting, the purchase of the ailing Beaufort Commerce Park for $2.5 million was formally rejected. The Island Packet has a nice report on the meeting that you can read here. So what now...
2:22 am on Friday April 29, 2011

Beaufort County vote to buy $2.5M commerce park ensnared in debate (update: what's in the box?)

Update April 29: It's morning and you know what that means: It's time for your Beaufort Commerce Park update. Today we have a pair of interesting tidbits via Bluffton Today. First up is a piece that notes the next chapter comes Monday, May 9, when...
7:15 am on Thursday April 28, 2011

Beaufort County looks to trim $2 million, job cuts on the table

Flickr user Travelin' John Update April 28: A shot update here to point you to the latest Island Packet report that sheds a lot of light on the council-administrator relationship, but most interestingly shows increasing support for job-related cost...
4:48 am on Tuesday April 19, 2011

Beaufort County begins process of redistricting (update: North of the Broad likely to lose a district)

Flickr user KCIvey Updated April 19: No big surprise here, but The Island Packet has a report that the pending redistricting could result in a lost seat for Beaufort County north of the Broad River, and to go a step further, the loss of a minority...

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