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Country may spray for mosquitoes through Friday

Beaufort County Mosquito Control may conduct aerial and/or ground treatments from through Oct. 4. 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.

Marines conducting live fire training

Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island will be commencing live fire training from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.
The marsh and waterways in the range impact area – to include Archers Creek, Ribbon Creek, and Edding Creek – will be closed to boater traffic. For questions regarding firing times and waterway closures, please contact the Weapons and Field Training Battalion Range Control at 843-228-3170.

BCSD’s Rodriguez speaker for LIBPA’s October meeting

The Lady’s Island Business Professionals Associtation will hold it’s October meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Beaufort Realtors’ Association Headquarters at Palmetto Business Park on Lady’s Island.

The guest speaker will be Beaufort County School District Superintendent Frank Rodriguez. Rodriguez served South Florida in a variety of capacities – as a teacher, principal as well as an Area and Regional Superintendent. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree, a Master’s Degree and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Dr. Rodriguez lives in Beaufort County with his wife and their two children. He is driven by the notion that a great education is the key to a person’s future, and he dedicates himself to ensuring that each and every child receives one.

100 Women Who Care Beaufort holding final meeting of year

100 Women Who Care Beaufort will hold its final meeting of 2019 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 5:30-6:30 (registration at 5 p.m.).

Founded by Jeneane Ryan, this organization brings together women four times a year to choose a deserving, nonprofit organization in Northern Beaufort County to receive $100 from each member. Since 2015, this organization has raised $266,700.

The meeting will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort, 1201 North Street in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, call 703-472-1780 or visit

County Channel’s Coastline features BCSD’s Rodriguez

A new episode of The County Channel’s series Coastline introduces Beaufort County School District Superintendent Frank Rodriguez. Rodriguez will join host Suzanne Larson to discuss topics including the Beaufort County School District as one of the biggest employers in the county and the upcoming November school referendum.

Coastline airs on The County Channel Sundays at 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m., Thursdays at 8 p.m., and Fridays at 9 a.m. Coastline is a monthly news show filmed in-studio and produced by The County Channel.

Watch all programming for The County Channel on Comcast Ch. 2, Hargray Chs. 9 and 113, and Spectrum Ch. 1304. Viewers can also watch programming live and on-demand at The County Channel’s website at

LowCountry Habitat for Humanity announces staff change

The LowCountry Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors announced that Executive Director Chet Houston has accepted a new position at the Department of the Navy as a Management Supervisory Analyst. While an actual date for Chet’s departure has not yet been determined, the move is expected to be effective in November.
The Board of Directors has developed a committee to immediately begin an executive search for a new Executive Director. For more information about LowCountry Habitat for Humanity, please call 843-522-3500.

United Way of the Lowcountry seeking Community Impact Volunteers

United Way of the Lowcountry is recruiting volunteers to serve on the Community Impact Committee. These volunteers help determine how undesignated United Way Annual Campaign donations will be distributed to local agencies and services throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties.

With the community’s support, United Way is focusing on four priority areas: basic needs, education, health and income/family stability.

This funding cycle, United Way of the Lowcountry is seeking volunteers to review programs in the areas of Education and Health. No experience is needed and training is provided.

Volunteers must be able to attend one of the training dates. All training will take place at the United Way of the Lowcountry office, located at 1277 Ribaut Road in Beaufort.

The remaining training dates are Oct. 7 (2-4 p.m.) and Oct. 15 (9-11 a.m.). 

Those interested in participating should contact Chrystie Turner at or call 843-379-3067 for more information. Visit for more information.

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