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LOWCOUNTRY LOWDOWN

Pair of significant issues on ballot for Nov. 2  BEAUFORT – There’s a lot going on here in the Lowcountry as fall graces us with some tolerable weather and fall festivals are flourishing.  But DON’T FORGET: there’s a county-wide vote Nov. 2 on two issues – a local option sales tax and a slight restructuring of… Keep Reading

LOWCOUNRY LOWDOWN

County auditor chalks up another lawsuit for which we’ll pay BEAUFORT – In case you missed it, the Beaufort County Auditor is being sued by Beaufort County.  “The County,” we’ll assume is actually the Beaufort County Council since the elected body of 11 call the shots, they decide how the tax dollars are spent. But they… Keep Reading

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Beaufort County sues County Auditor Beckert

By Mike McCombs  For the second time, add Beaufort County to the list of plaintiffs suing Beaufort County auditor Jim Beckert.  The county, represented by attorneys M. Dawes Cook and John Fletcher of Barnwell, Whaley, Patterson & Helm, LLC, is essentially suing Beckert in an effort to force him to do his job.  “Defendant Beckert… Keep Reading