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Senate candidate Harrison appearing in Bluffton

Jaime Harrison, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, will make an appearance at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton.

Harrison, running against Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham, will address a joint meeting of Beaufort Indivisible and Lowcountry Indivisible.

At this meeting, the groups will also address county voting statistics and how to improve them.

New episode of Coastline features Rodman, Jacobs

A new episode of The County Channel’s series Coastline features items on the horizon in 2020 with Beaufort County Council.

Joining host Scott Grooms, is Beaufort County Council Chairman Stu Rodman, District 11, and Beaufort County Administrator Ashley Jacobs. This 65th episode of Coastline, focuses on the new year’s priorities, the increased transparency in County budget process and major projects scheduled to begin in Beaufort County.

Coastline, which 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., 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

Design Review Board set to meet

The Beaufort County Design Review Board will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan.9 at the Grace Coastal Church at 15 Williams Drive in Okatie. For more information or questions, please contact the Beaufort County Community Development Department at 843-255-2140.

Beaufort County offers shredding event in Bluffton

The Beaufort County Public Works Department Solid Waste and Recycling Section has organized a secure document shredding event for County residents from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Public Works South site located at 9 Benton Field Road in Bluffton.

Individuals will be limited to disposing of no more than four boxes or bags. Any types or colors of paper, file folders or envelopes are acceptable. Staples or paper clips do not need to be removed.

Materials can be brought in any container or bag and will be emptied into roll carts for immediate shredding. Only residential quantities will be accepted. No materials from commercial businesses will be accepted. No electronics will be collected at this event.

For more information, visit or contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Section at 843-255-2736.

County offices closed for MLK holiday

All Beaufort County offices, to include Convenience Centers, Library branches and Parks and Recreation facilities, will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. All County offices will resume their regular hours Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Operations at the Hilton Head Island Airport and the Beaufort County Airport on Lady’s Island will be available. Travelers should contact their airline carrier for questions about flights schedules.

Emergency and public safety services will be available as normal.

Watchdog files ethics complaint against Graham

The American Democracy Legal Fund, a non-partisan ethics watchdog group, filed an official ethics complaint Monday, Jan. 6 against Sen. Lindsey Graham stating he has violated his constitutionally required oath of impartiality in connection with the upcoming impeachment trail of President Donald Trump in order to protect the leader of his political party. The complaint asks the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics to launch a preliminary investigation into Graham and his comments that appear to contradict his oath of impartiality.

“Sen. Lindsey Graham has repeatedly and disgracefully violated his constitutional duty to remain impartial during the upcoming impeachment trial of President Trump,” spokesperson Guy King said.

Buttigieg campaign opens office in Beaufort

Pete Buttigieg’s South Carolina campaign, S.C. Pete for America, opened an office Sunday, Jan. 5 in Beaufort. The office is at 1408 Palmetto Drive in Beaufort behind the Walgreens on Boundary Street.

About two dozen supporters stopped in for the festivities.