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Beaufort County holds April Air Day events 

In April, Beaufort County will be hosting two unique events to raise awareness of aviation in our community and its critical role in local businesses and economic development.

Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the first Air Day event will take place at the Beaufort County Airport located on Lady’s Island. A variety of aircraft will be on display. There will also be static displays from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, Beaufort County EMS and the Lady’s Island/St. Helena Fire Department. In addition, several aeronautical organizations will have table displays allowing the public to learn more about their product or service.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the second Air Day event will take place at Signature Flight Support across the tarmac from the Hilton Head Island Airport.

The event costs $5 for adults and is free for children.

See grand opening, tour new Coroner’s Office 

Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and Port Royal’s Mayor Samuel Murray will be part of the grand opening ceremony for the new Coroner’s Office.

The ceremony will take place Monday, April 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. in front of the building located at 1804 Old Shell Road in Port Royal. Beaufort County Council Chairman Paul Sommerville will be the Master of Ceremonies. Afterwards, a tour of the building will be offered.

This project involved demolition and renovation of the building that once housed Beaufort County Disabilities and Special Needs. Majority of the space will be shared by the Coroner’s Office and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Victim and Juvenile Services. The remaining space is being used as a morgue, which Beaufort County has never had. The project cost $850,000.

County could collect monies from tax refunds 

As Beaufort County residents start to receive refunds from their 2013 South Carolina income taxes, some may notice funds deducted for services rendered or taxes never paid to Beaufort County Government.

The Setoff Debt Collection Act, Title 12-56-62 of the South Carolina Code, enables government entities to collect monies from residents’ state income tax refund. Notices regarding these potential reductions have been previously mailed to taxpayers as required by South Carolina law.

Beaufort County departments currently using this type of monetary collection for unpaid bills or taxes include: Emergency Medical Services (EMS), the Clerk of Court’s office, Magistrate Court and the Treasurer’s office.

Any questions regarding the program, please contact Melinda Suddes, South Carolina Association of Counties, at 803-252-7255.