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Chamber hosting Cunningham town hall

Join the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce for a town hall conversation with Congressman Joe Cunningham from noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14.

This is an opportunity to hear directly from Cunningham and ask questions relevant to your business and our community.

The town hall is for Beaufort Regional Chamber members. Register at https://beaufortchamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/12734.

BJWSA to conduct annual water main flushing

Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA), Hilton Head Public Service District (HHPSD) and Broad Creek Public Service District (BCPSD) will temporarily change the drinking water treatment method and flush water lines throughout their service areas for a two-week period starting Oct. 29.

The change is part of the routine maintenance program for the utilities’ water distribution systems. There will be no interruption in service as a result of the work.

Customers can use their water as normal, but may notice a slight chlorine taste or odor in the tap water through Friday, Nov. 13. Customers in some areas may notice brief discoloration in the tap water as a result of lines being flushed.

If water appears discolored, customers should run cold water for a few minutes. If discoloration persists, BJWSA customers can call 843-987-9200. In addition, the following wholesale customers will be affected: Callawassie, Moss Creek (Water Oak Utilities), Harbor Island, Fripp Island and the military facilities. Contact your designated utility with any questions.

County spraying for mosquitoes

Beaufort County Mosquito Control may conduct aerial and/or ground treatments Through Friday, Oct. 9. 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.

New Coastline features BCSD’s Rodriguez

Coastline host Scott Grooms welcomes Beaufort County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Rodriguez on the show’s new episode, to discuss how Beaufort County public schools are adapting during this pandemic to serve the students and parents.

Dr. Rodriguez also talks about the bond referendum projects and how the funds will be distributed across the district. Finally, he shares updates on the hybrid education options as the health and safety of both students and teachers remains the No. 1 priority.

Coastline airs on The County Channel at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays, at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, at 8 p.m. on Thursdays and at 9 a.m. on Fridays. 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 www.beaufortcountysc.gov.

Democrats hosting ‘Blue Bash,’ car parade

The Bluffton Democratic Club and the Beaufort County Democratic Party invites voters to come out and hear from local candidates, including U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham, and participate in a car parade in support of Democratic candidates at the Blue Bash from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Eagles Field at the intersection of Bluffton Parkway and Buck Island Road in Bluffton.

Voters can hear from the Democratic candidates, including Rep. Cunningham (U.S. House SC-01), Nathan Campbell (S.C. Senate District 46), Richard Hricik (S.C. Senate District 45), Mitch Siegel (S.C. House 118), Chris deVries (S.C. House 123), Barb Nash (S.C. House 124), and Jodie Srutek (Beaufort County Council District 7), and receive vital information about the voting process, including mail-in and in-person absentee voting.

After the rally, supporters are invited to decorate their cars or fly flags and join in a car parade through Bluffton. All attendees are encouraged to wear masks and remain socially distanced or stay in their vehicles during the rally. For more information about the event or to volunteer, please send email to contact@blufftondemocrats.com.

Republicans hosting tailgate rally

All Beaufort County Republican Clubs will be participating in a Get Out The Vote Tailgate Rally from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 at the GOP headquarters at 149 Riverwalk Blvd., Suite 11, in Ridgeland.

GOP candidates for local offices will be speaking.

There will be music and giveaways, a raffle, a sing-a-long and a GOP dress your kids picture. Bring folding chairs and refreshments.

Candidates and clubs call 843-608-3214 to reserve a speaking and tailgate spot. For more information, email bcrpscgop@gma