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Local fishing trip from LDW3 will be on TV
A segment of the award-winning television program, O’Neill Outside, shot in Beaufort County during Lt. Dan Weekend 3 last September, will air the week of Monday, January 28 on Sun Sports, NBC Sports and Sports South. Internationally known fisherman O’Neill Williams went sight casting on the Broad River with Ret. Army Sgt. Major Jesse Acosta, who lost his vision during the war in Iraq. A preview to the show is expected to air at 8 a.m. Saturday, January 12 and the complete program is scheduled for broadcast on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8 a.m.

Program offering free tax preparations
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), a program of United Way of the Lowcountry, Beaufort County Human Services Alliance, and Beaufort County Together for Beaufort, will begin free tax preparation  for qualified individuals and families in Beaufort and Jasper counties.
Here are the sites offering help:
• Jan. 16: United Way/Ridgeland
• Jan. 17: Beaufort Library, CBC Bank in Port Royal
• Jan. 18: Piggly Wiggly on Boundary Street in Beaufort
• Jan. 22: SCB&T on Boundary Street in Beaufort
• Jan. 24: Hilton Head Recreation Center, Goodwill in Bluffton
• Jan. 26: Lobeco  Library, USCB-Bluffton
• Jan. 28: Bluffton Library, St. Helena Library, Beaufort Library
• Feb. 5: Franciscan Center on St. Helena Island
Each location has specific times and days the help will be offered. To see those times and days go to www.vitalowcountry.org. The help will be offered  through April 15.

County holding event for shredding, recycling
The Beaufort County Division of Solid Waste and Recycling is holding a special Electronic Goods Collection and Document Shredding event Saturday, January 26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at two locations. Residents are encouraged to bring their broken computers, televisions, and other electronic items for recycling.  S.C. Law 48-60 enacted last year prohibits dumping electronic items  in the landfill or at county convenience centers. Secure shredding of personal and tax documents will also be provided at no charge at the event.
The Public Works North site at 140 Shanklin Road site near Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort will accept items.
For questions concerning the event, call Carol Murphy at the Solid Waste and Recycling Division at 843-255-2734 or www.bcgov.net/recycle.

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