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Treasurer’s Office saving taxpayers money

After teaming up with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, the Beaufort County Treasurer’s office is saving taxpayers $41,000 in postage costs.

“Our goal and responsibility to the taxpayers of Beaufort County is to be the most efficient and cost effective department we can be. We are excited about this new partnership with the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles and the significant cost savings this partnership will mean for Beaufort County. This is one of many ways we have reduced spending and we look forward to continuing to find new and innovative ways to save taxpayers’ money”, said Beaufort County Treasurer Doug Henderson.

In this new collaborative effort, the SCDMV will mail one document that will contain both the customer’s vehicle registration and their vehicle property tax receipt. Previously, the Treasurer’s office and the SCDMV sent separate mailings, doubling the postage costs.


Sheriff’s Office investigating stabbing

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a stabbing incident that left a Beaufort man seriously injured.

Just after 10 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported stabbing victim in the area of Joe Frazier Road and Godwin Rd. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with a 47-year-old male suffering from multiple stab wounds and lacerations to his upper body.

The victim was initially transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital but later flown to MUSC where he remains for additional treatment of multiple injuries.

The victim advised that he was walking home from a friend’s house when he was attacked by two men who repeatedly punched and stabbed him with a knife. The victim identified one of the suspects as an acquaintance with which he’d had an ongoing dispute.

Investigators have identified two persons of interest in the attack, however, no arrests have been as of yet. Anyone with information is asked to contact either Investigator Cpl. A. Rice at 843-255-3429 or Crimestoppers.

Make the call, stay anonymous, earn a reward: To report crime, citizens can call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372) or text the word TIPSC with a message to CRIMES (274637).

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