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Mosquito spraying scheduled through Friday

In accordance with Federal/State regulations, please be advised Beaufort County Mosquito Control may conduct aerial and/or ground treatments through Sept. 20. Mosquito Control applies EPA-registered public health insecticide during ideal weather using low-flying aircraft throughout daylight hours and spray trucks from about 11 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

For additional information, please contact Mosquito Control at 843-255-5800.

CERT classes scheduled for October

Beaufort County residents interested in learning more about self-sufficiency during a disaster are invited to participate in the Community Emergency Response Team Program. Participants will learn to provide emergency assistance to their families and neighbors. 

CERT classes are free of charge. The next series will start Tuesday, Oct. 1. Classes will be held at the Technical College of the Lowcountry (Bldg 6, Room 108) at 921 Ribaut Road.

 The course will be taught in four class sessions from 6 to 9 p.m. and one Saturday exercise class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

• Tuesday, Oct. 1 —  Personal Preparedness and Hazard Mitigation
• Thursday, Oct. 3 – Disaster Medical I
• Tuesday, Oct. 8 – Disaster Psychology/Terrorism Response
• Thursday, Oct. 10 – Disaster Medical II / CERT Organization
• Saturday, Oct. 12 – Fire Suppression /Disaster Search Techniques Exercise

For more information or to register, send an email to or call Major David Zeoli, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, at 843-812-8035.

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