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County auditor chalks up another lawsuit for which we’ll pay BEAUFORT – In case you missed it, the Beaufort County Auditor is being sued by Beaufort County.  “The County,” we’ll assume is actually the Beaufort County Council since the elected body of 11 call the shots, they decide how the tax dollars are spent. But they… Keep Reading

LOWCOUNTRY LOWDOWN

Port Royal promises more fireworks PORT ROYAL – Imagine the dismay of the town officials who invited hundreds of guests to their Fourth of July soiree only to discover the fireworks wouldn’t … well … work. That was the case in Port Royal on Sunday night. The weather was perfect, folks were happy to be… Keep Reading

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Make way for more shopping opportunities  BEAUFORT – Plans for a 197,000-square foot commercial development, Beaufort Station, are inching forward, receiving preliminary approval from the city last week.  The development on 30 acres of heavily wooded land owned by the John Gray family is located at the intersection of Robert Smalls Parkway and the Parris Island… Keep Reading

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Going straight on Sam’s Point Road just got easier  LADY’S ISLAND – You may have missed it but Thursday, June 17, was something of a red letter day for Lady’s Island travelers.  On that day, in this year of 2021, the county’s first project funded by the 2018 one cent sales tax was completed – the long-awaited… Keep Reading

LOWCOUNTRY LOWDOWN

Talking about having your hands tied… BEAUFORT – Some members of the city’s Historic Review Board seemed to believe their proverbial hands were tied last week when, after an hour of debate, the majority gave final approval to developer Dick Stewart’s plans for a parking garage and four-story hotel in the downtown historic district.  The garage… Keep Reading

LOWCOUNTRY LOWDOWN

County Council Prepares for Redistricting BEAUFORT – U.S. Census figures aren’t scheduled for official release until Sept. 30, but Beaufort County Council’s already talking about redrawing lines.  The Council’s executive committee this week agreed to recommend to the full Council an agreement with the S.C. Dept. of Revenue to help redraw the county’s 11 council districts… Keep Reading

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