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Beaufort County offering free Narcan workshop

The Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department is offering a free workshop on Narcan training and distribution from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 in the Community Meeting Room at the Beaufort County Disabilities and Special Needs Building at 100 Clear Water Way.

The training will include an overview of the opiate problem in Beaufort County, an orientation on how to administer Narcan, and instructions on how to obtain the medication without a prescription. There will also be an opportunity for qualifying community members to obtain Narcan free of charge through the Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department.

For more information or to reserve a spot, email For a complete list of programs and services, visit

Councilman Dawson holding second public meeting

As a follow up to his public meeting held July 14, Beaufort County Councilman Gerald Dawson (District 1) will hold a second public meeting at 5 p.m., Sunday, July 28. The meeting will be held at the Burton Wells Recreation Center. 

The purpose of the meeting is to continue the discussion about the proposed zoning change at 126 Broad River Boulevard from Neighborhood Mixed Use to Regional Center Mixed Use to allow design flexibility for a proposed apartment project. The guest speaker will be Eric Greenway, Beaufort County’s Director of Community Development.

Residents do not need to register in advance for the meeting. For more information, please contact Beaufort County Council Member Dawson at, 843-255-2192 or by mail at c/o Clerk to Council, Beaufort County, P.O. Drawer 1228, Beaufort, S.C. 29901.

Hurricane Preparedness 101
Lieutenant Colonel Neil Baxley of the Beaufort County Emergency Management Division will give a presentation on severe weather preparedness, Smart 911 services and essential planning at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 at the Beaufort Branch of the Beaufort County Public Library System at 311 Scott St. The event is free. For more information, call 843-255-6458.

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