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Bill Rauch

Can Port Royal and Beaufort learn chutzpah?

The more things change the more they stay the same.  Longtime readers of this column may remember a study that was referenced here in 2015 that concluded that, according to Beaufort County and Beaufort County School District figures, 60- plus percent of all the money raised in the seven bond and penny sales tax referenda… Keep Reading

Thank you Ross Jones for a job well done

Ross Jones’ family and friends honored his life in a memorial service at St. Helena’s Anglican Church last Friday. Ross was a retired Navy captain, and for 13 years he served also as the City of Beaufort’s comptroller. Comptrollers are the ones who keep track penny-for-penny of the people’s money. That readers may not recall… Keep Reading

Are we ready for the Joe Frazier Fountain yet?

By BILL RAUCH There’s a new biography of Beaufort’s heavyweight boxing champion of the world from 1970-1973, Joe Frazier, due out next month although advance copies are available online already.  The book, Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier by Mark Kram, Jr., contains the fascinating tidbit that after Frazier beat Muhammad Ali in 1971… Keep Reading

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