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September 8

2019: Former South Carolina Governor and U.S. Representative (R-SC-1) Mark Sanford announced he was running for President.

September 9

1974: St. Helena Island’s Penn Center was named to the National Register of Historic Places.

September 10

2021: S.C. State Senator Mia McLeod (D), a gubernatorial candidate, made a campaign stop at the Gullah Geechee Visitors Center at LyBensons Gallery & Studio on St. Helena Island.

September 13

2021: With COVID-19 near its peak in Beaufort County, County Administrator Eric Greenway enacted a mask requirement for all Beaufort County buildings.

2021: Local musician Leavin “Jack” Jackson was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Trask Parkway, near Fiddlerville Cove Road.

September 14

2021: Helen Pappas Spalding was removed from the City of Beaufort’s Election Commission after a unanimous 5-0 vote by the City Council. Spalding’s spot on the commission came into question after her involvement in organizing the Audit the SC 2020 Vote Rally held August 30 at Olde Beaufort Golf Club.

– Compiled by Mike McCombs

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