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Recycling topic of Indivisible Beaufort’s Oct. 5 meetiing

Indivisible Beaufort’s Oct. 5 meeting will focus to the issue of local recycling, with several speakers addressing the issue.

Jermaine Robinson, regional supervisor for Waste Pro’s residential services, will be joined by Ashley Jenkins, recycling coordinator for Beaufort County’s Public Works/Solid Waste and Recycling Division.

Lisa Allen, one of the co-founders of Green Drinks Beaufort, will be part of the discussion along with Rikki Parker of the Coastal Conservation League and Savannah Crabtree, the Lowcountry Field Organizer with Conservation Voters of South Carolina.

The meeting will take place at 11:30 a.m. at the Beaufort County Library at Scott Street. For more information, contact JusticeIndivisibleBSC@gmail.com.

County continues to spray for mosquitoes

Beaufort County Mosquito Control may conduct aerial and/or ground treatments from through Sept. 27. 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 more information, contact Mosquito Control at 843-255-5800.

Repairs under way for Cedar Crest Circle

Beaufort County is conducting roadway repairs on Cedar Crest Circle in Beaufort. The work is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday, Sept. 26, weather permitting.

Motorists and residents should be prepared for lane closures and are encouraged to use extra caution when approaching work zones. For more information, call the Beaufort County Public Works Department at 843-255- 2800.

Beaufort County’s drought status remains same

The South Carolina Drought Response Committee, meeting via conference call on Sept. 18, upgraded the drought status for 11 counties and downgraded the status for four counties in the state. 

Beaufort, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Oconee and Pickens counties were maintained in Incipient Drought. Marlboro and Dillon counties were downgraded from Moderate to Incipient.

Anderson, Cherokee, Colleton, Greenville, Hampton, Jasper, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Spartanburg and York counties were upgraded from Incipient to Moderate Drought

Aiken, Abbeville, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chester, Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter and Union counties were maintained at Moderate.

The drought declaration was removed from Georgetown, Horry, Marion and Williamsburg counties, and the “no drought” status was maintained in Berkeley and Charleston counties.

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