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GOP barbecue fundraiser

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S.C. Senator Chip Campsen spoke and answered questions for about 100 in attendance at the Beaufort Republican Women’s Club and the Beaufort Federation of Republican Men’s GOP barbecue fundraiser on Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Quality Inn on Boundary Street. Submitted photo. 

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Beaufort High Class of ’71 to celebrate 50 years

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From staff reports A little more than 50 years ago, mass integration took place in Beaufort County as the three local high schools – Beaufort High, Robert Smalls High and St. Helena High – were merged. Taking the name of Beaufort High, the mascot of St. Helena and the school colors of Robert Smalls, a…

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PUTTING THEM TO THE TEST

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Above: Beaufort County Director of the Board of Voter Registration and Elections Marie Smalls, right, describes how the testing procedure of voting machines will be done Friday morning at the Beaufort County Voting and Registration Office on John Galt Road in Beaufort. Photos by Bob Sofaly.

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Woman escapes, displaced by kitchen fire in Burton

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From staff reports The Burton Fire District, MCAS Fire Department, Beaufort County Emergency Medical Services, and Beaufort County Sherriff’s Office responded to a house fire Thursday afternoon, Sept. 30, which resulted in damages but no injuries thanks to a smoke alarm. At approximately 3 p.m., emergency crews responded to a report of a house fire…

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BJWSA releases 2020 wastewater report

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From staff reports Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) has released its annual Wastewater Report, conveying that it treated 3.8 billion gallons of wastewater from more than 95,000 people and 3,200 businesses in Beaufort and Jasper counties in 2020. Each of BJWSA’s eight treatment facilities met every discharge limit set by the S.C. Department of…

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NEWS BRIEFS

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Open Land Trust hosting 50th annual meeting For its 50th annual meeting, the Open Land Trust is hosting an Oyster Roast and Chili at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club at 30 Yacht Club Drive in Beaufort. Cost are $15 and it is payable by phone or by mail at…

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