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Document shredding event to be held Oct. 11

The Beaufort County Public Works Department of Solid Waste and Recycling is hosting a free document shredding event Saturday, October 11. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Beaufort County Public Works Convenience Center at 80 Shanklin Road in Beaufort.

Any types or colors of paper, file folders, envelopes, etc. are acceptable to be collected during the event. Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed. Materials can be brought in any container or bag and will be emptied into roll carts for immediate and secure shredding. All documents will be shredded on-site as long as the trucks have capacity. No electronics will be collected at this event.

For questions, call the Solid Waste and Recycling office at 843-255-2744 or visit www.bcgov.net/recycle.

Survey seeks input on city service, website use 

A short online survey seeks public input about customer service at City Hall and the City of Beaufort’s website.

The survey takes only minutes to complete. It is available on the city website homepage under Quick Links. The questionnaire will remain open until Oct. 17.

“Over the next several months we will be talking internally about how we can provide a better experience to our customers,” Beaufort City Manager Scott Dadson said. “We are looking at what types of phone calls we receive, how quickly phone calls get returned, whether people can find what they need on our website, and how we can improve in all those areas.”

Responses to the survey will help shape customer service training for city employees as well as how the city’s website is refreshed and revised.

“Our goal is to provide the best service in the most efficient manner,” Dadson said. “This survey is designed to be simple, easy to complete, and will help us identify where we are strong and where we need to improve in both customer service and with our website. We have a lot going on, and it’s only going to get busier, but we cannot forget how important it is to help people and keep them informed.”

To find the survey, go to www.cityofbeaufort.org and click on Customer Service Survey.

Two men arrested on drug charges

On October 3, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office arrested Edward Simmons and Robert Drayton on Drug Charges.

Deputies conducted a drug investigation into two locations off of Poppy Hill Road in Beaufort. The investigation consisted of numerous controlled purchases of illegal drugs from both locations. The primary subject was Robert Drayton who was supplying the drugs.  As a result of this investigation, search warrants were obtained for 11 Sandstone Circle and 20 Simmons Family Road.

As a result of the search at the Sandstone house, quantities of crack cocaine, cocaine, marijuana, weapons and currency were discovered and seized. Quantities of marijuana and alcohol were located and seized at the Simmons Family address.