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Holiday closings for Beaufort County offices

All Beaufort County offices, to include Library branches and Parks and Recreation facilities, will be closed Monday, Dec. 23, Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday. The offices will also be closed Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Convenience Centers will close Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 1 p.m. and remain closed through Wednesday, Dec. 25. Centers will resume regular hours Thursday, Dec. 26. Residents are encouraged to check their local center for official operating hours and are asked to plan accordingly.

Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed Monday, Dec. 23 through Wednesday, Dec. 25. Pool facilities will be closed Monday, Dec. 23 through Wednesday, Dec. 25.

Beaufort County libraries will be closed Monday, Dec. 23 through Wednesday, Dec. 25. All branches will resume regular hours on Thursday, Dec. 26.

Beaufort County Airport on Lady’s Island will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25, with full service resuming Thursday, Dec. 26.

The Beaufort County Legislative Delegation Office will be closed beginning Wednesday, Dec. 18 and will resume regular hours Thursday, Dec. 26.

Emergency and public safety services will be available as normal.

Box truck overturns, occupant injured

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the Burton Fire District and Beaufort County Emergency Medical Services responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a box truck that turned over on Parris Island Gateway resulting in injuries and traffic delays.

Just before 1pm, Burton firefighters and Beaufort County EMS personnel responded to a report of an overturned box truck on Parris Island Gateway at the Mink Point intersection. Initial reports stated occupants were lying in the roadway possibly injured. 

Firefighters and EMS personnel from the Shell Point fire station arrived in minutes and assisted two injured occupants who appeared to have only minor injuries. Burton fire crews remained on scene for over an hour while the truck was turned upright and towed away, ensuring any leaking fluids were contained, and provided safety for those working to lift the truck.

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