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Hours reduced at county PALS pool

Beaufort County PALS has changed the schedule of the indoor pool located at Battery Creek High School. Beginning this week, the pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and will remain closed on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Certain disposals of electronics banned

Section 48-60-90 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, as amended, Environmental Protection and Conservation, bans computers, computer monitors, printers and televisions from disposal in landfills, which means residents may no longer bring these items to Beaufort County Solid Waste and Recycling Convenience Centers.

The ban, which went into effect July 1, is intended to reduce the amount of harmful materials in the environment. Electronics contain such toxic matter as cadmium, lead and mercury. County officials hope citizens will hold on to their old electronics until they can attend one of four public collection events. These collection events will take place public works facilities at 140 Shanklin Road, Beaufort and at 102 Benton Field Road, Bluffton on these dates:

• August 6

• November 5

 

SCDMV now selling driver manuals

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) began charging a fee last week for driver manuals and commercial driver license (CDL) manuals. The manuals, previously provided at no charge, will be sold for $5 each plus sales tax.

To ensure that manuals remain available to all citizens, SCDMV will provide an initial free issue of five copies of the driver’s manual to high schools and county libraries  upon written request.  The most current versions of both manuals are also available online to view or print free of charge at www.scdmvonline.com.