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County hosting electronics recycling events

The Beaufort County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling will host two free electronics recycling events for County residents from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Beaufort County Public Works at 9 Benton Field Road, Bluffton and Beaufort County Public Works at 140 Shanklin Road, Beaufort.

Per COVID-19, residents are asked to stay in their car during the event. Staff will unload electronics and will use personal protection equipment (masks and gloves).

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.

If you have questions about Beaufort County recycling events, please call the Solid Waste and Recycling Office at 843-255-2736 or visit the Solid Waste and Recycling website at www.beaufortcountysc.gov/recycle.

Historical Society hosting presentation on Reconstruction

The Beaufort County Historical Society, in partnership with the Beaufort District Collection of the County Library, invites the public to view a presentation by Dr. J. Brent Morris, Professor of History and Humanities Department Chair at USC Beaufort.

Morris’s talk is entitled “The Birth and Death of Reconstruction in S.C., 1861-1877” and can be viewed online at the website www.beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.com under the Events tab. The program will be accessible on the website from through Feb. 14, 2021.

Morris is a nationally-recognized scholar on the Reconstruction Era in American history. He has authored several books on the subject and has received numerous awards for his research and publications. With a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, he initiated and directed the USC B summer Institute for the Study of the Reconstruction Era which drew teachers from across the country.

Morris’s presentation will give viewers additional insight into why Beaufort has been named the Reconstruction Era National Historic Park. For additional information contact ndcgilley@gmail.com.

Beaufort Republican Women’s Club holding membership luncheon

The Beaufort Republican Women’s Club will hold its annual Membership Drive Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 in the Carolina Room at the Dataw Island Club, 123 Dataw Dr., St. Helena Island.

State Senator Tom Davis and Representative Shannon Erickson will be the featured speakers. The cost of the luncheon is $30 and is by reservation only.

In spite of the Covid 19 pandemic, 2020 was a successful year for the Club with outdoor events and an active GOP Headquarters. For reservations, call Diane Roney at 843-838-4972 by Feb. 10.

BJWSA offering Consumer Academy

Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority will hold a virtual Consumer Academy for the public during the month of February. Classes are at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23, hosted live on the company website, www.bjwsa.org.

Registration for the weekly, 45-minute sessions is available through Lou Brown, public education and engagement planner, at lou.brown@bjwsa.org. Brown will provide a link to participants.

Topics will include an overview of the authority, presentations by managers and directors on sustainability, water and wastewater treatment and customer engagement. Each session will include time for questions and answers.

Construction set to begin on Sam’s Point turn lane

Beaufort County’s first 2018 One Cent Sales Tax Project is beginning construction.

Over the next three months, citizens will see work being performed for the dedicated right turn lane on SC 802 (Sam’s Point Road) on Lady’s Island near Walgreen’s.

The contractor, APAC, was issued a notice to proceed Jan. 4 and is beginning work.

Nighttime lane closures are expected and will be performed between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Lane closures will run through Thursday, Jan. 29. Please be advised to use caution and expect delays when traveling in these areas.

Future notices will be provided for other construction activities over the next few months.

Please visit BeaufortCountyPenny.com for updates. For questions or persons requiring additional assistance due to language barriers, contact the Capital Projects Department at 843-255-2700.

Boat ramp closed

The boat ramp at the Eddings Point Boat Landing will be closed temporarily for repairs.

A notice will be sent once repairs are complete and the ramp reopens. The landing remains open to the public. For more information, please contact Beaufort County Public Works Director Neil Desai at 843-255-2740.

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