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New benches, picnic tables, and landscaping at Duck Pond 

The Duck Pond in Mossy Oaks is looking a lot more inviting these days. Parks staff from the Public Works Department recently completed new landscaping at the Duck Pond. They added two 4-foot benches, concrete pads to anchor the benches, and two picnic tables – allowing neighbors and visitors to better enjoy the bucolic setting. 

“When we touch something, our goal is to make it look better and function better,” Public Works Director Nate Farrow said in a release. 

The new landscaping included two crape myrtles and new flower beds. The total cost of the project was $2,411. 

Open Land Trust hosting 50th annual meeting 

For its 50th annual meeting, the Open Land Trust is hosting an Oyster Roast and Chili at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club at 30 Yacht Club Drive in Beaufort. 

Cost are $15 and it is payable by phone or by mail at P.O. Box 75, Beaufort, S.C., 29901. RSVP on or before Thursday, Oct. 7 to Haley Romeo at Haley@openlandtrust. com or 843-521-2175. 

New episode of Southern Sense Talk 

A new episode of Southern Sense Talk, an online local conservative talk hosted by Annie “The Radio Chick” Ubelis and “CS” Bennett, will be available live from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at https://www.Southern-Sense.com or https://www.blogtalkradio.com/ southernsense/. Ubelis if the Chair of the Beaufort County TEA Party. 

This week’s guests include: 

Gretchen WollertL Author of Fight: Lincoln and Trump, small business owner, educator and past chairman and current member of her school board. 

Matt Rosenberg: Author of What Next, Chicago?: Notes of a Pissed- Off Native Son. 

Dean Reuter: Author of The Hidden Nazi: The Untold Story of America’s Deal with the Devil, General Counsel of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy and a fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. 

Larry Klayman: Author of It Takes a Revolution: Forget the Scandal Industry!, founder and former chair of Judicial Watch, and current chairman of Freedom Watch. 

David Ditch, Policy Analyst for the Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget 

This week’s dedication for a fallen hero: Police Officer Eric Huston Talley, Boulder Police Department, Colorado, End of Watch Monday, March 22, 2021. 

BJWSA adds Beaufort’s McFee to Board of Directors 

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster has appointed Rob McFee, PE, of Beaufort to Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority’s (BJWSA) Board of Directors. 

Rob McFee

McFee brings to the Board 33 years of engineering and public works experience in various professional roles. He started his career at the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) as a resident engineer/project coordinator, assisting in the planning and execution of major infrastructure projects. Most recently, McFee was the Division Director of Engineering and Infrastructure for Beaufort County. In that role, he secured more than $62 million in competitive grants for infrastructure improvements and oversaw land use, parks, economic development and other infrastructure projects.