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Lady’s Island Plan committee meeting set for Thursday

The Lady’s Island Plan Implementation Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 in the Executive Conference Room of the Beaufort County Administration Building at 100 Ribaut Road,

Among the topics of discussion will be the formalization of the Lady’s Island Community Preservation Committee.

Councilman Dawson holding meeting Thursday

Beaufort County Council member Gerald Dawson (District 1) will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Whale Branch Early College High School cafeteria.

The guest speaker will be Beaufort County Community Development Assistant Director Rob Merchant, who will discuss a proposal to build a dollar store on U.S. 21 in the Seabrook-Stuart Point Community.

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

County holding free electronics recycling events

The Beaufort County Public Works Department Solid Waste and Recycling Section will host two free electronics events for County residents from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the following locations:

Beaufort County Public Works, 9 Benton Field Road, Bluffton

Beaufort County Public Works, 140 Shanklin Road, Beaufort

Open to all County residents, any personal computers, laptops, CRT monitors, LCD monitors, CRT televisions, non-CRT televisions, printers, hard drives and miscellaneous electronics (microwaves, cell phones, radios, fax machines, and typewriters) will be accepted. For more information, visit or contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Section at 843-255-2736.

Girl Scouts open blessing box, community garden

Girl Scout Troop 4106 announces the opening of a blessing box and community garden at 1707 Duke St. in Beaufort. Troop, 4106 has collaborated with Troop 836 to sustain a community garden and the Lowcountry Blessing Box Project along with the Homeless Period Project to keep it stocked with feminine products.

The scouts worked very hard to accomplish this to help the community combat food insecurity, increase access to resources without judgment and facilitate menstrual cycle help for the homeless.

The troop will be at the Night on the Town on Friday, Dec. 6 from 6-9 p.m. to hand out informative brochures with a collection box for the community to drop off any non-perishable goods. They will also have hot chocolate.

The blessing box project is a food drive project where people can give and receive. People can put all types of products into the blessing box such as canned foods, clothing and accessories, menstrual cycle items, baby essentials, hygienic essentials, educational materials, and even pet necessities.

The Homeless Period Project will be supplying menstrual products to the blessing box as needed when sanitary products are being used and running low.

The Community Garden project facilitates much needed access to fresh foods that are available seasonally to provide our local citizens with produce that they can use to combat nutritional deficit in our area including a widely increasing food desert in Beaufort where it is difficult to buy affordable fresh food. The garden currently has kale, cabbage, onions, garlic, cauliflower and broccoli available for the picking and encourage the community to use what they need.

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