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Make your voice heard by completing survey

As the Joint Land Use Studies, which are evaluating current and future land uses on and in proximity to each of the Marine Corps bases, continue, the consultants need to obtain as much information as possible from area residents.

There will be additional meetings in late August, as well as Technical and Policy Committee meetings which are open to the public, but the study team has also developed a short survey to determine how people perceive and feel about Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and the impact of those facilities on the community.

The survey is available online, and can be completed in a short time.  The link to it is:   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LowcountryJLUS

There will also be paper copies of it available in the Beaufort County Library downtown and at the Lobeco Branch. The deadline is July 31.

Sheriff’s Office investigates robbery 

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the Saturday, June 14 armed robbery of a St. Helena Island store.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Tienda Mexicana La Moreliana (802 Sea Island Parkway) at 9 a.m. last Saturday morning in reference to an armed robbery occurring moments earlier. Upon arrival, deputies met with an employee who advised that the store had been robbed by two unknown black males, one of whom was armed with a handgun.

The men entered the store and demanded cash. One suspect grabbed the cash drawer from the register, and the other took a purse from a customer in the store. Both suspects then fled the store and were seen leaving the area in a gray or tan sedan, possibly an older model Lincoln or Cadillac.

The Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information to contact either Investigator S.Sgt.. J. Fraser at 843-255-3416 or Crimestoppers.

COSY conducts free monthly training 

Thursday, June 19, the Collaborative Organization for Services for Youth (COSY) will conduct its monthly training from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the USCB Center for the Arts on Carteret Street, Beaufort. June’s training will focus on trauma-informed care. Two Social Work continuing education units are approved for this training. All COSY trainings are free, but you must register. Call 843-521-3150 or email psettles@uscb.edu to reserve a seat.