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Beaufort Co. rent relief nears $1 million paid to keep residents in homes

From staff reports The SC Stay Plus pandemic-related rent relief program has paid $864,579.10 so far to landlords in Beaufort County to keep residents in their homes. Since August, the program has had representatives in Beaufort County to assist residents struggling with back rent and utility payments due to pandemic-related financial instability. The outreach has… Keep Reading


McMaster rallies his base in Sun City speech

State Sen. Davis continues to tout Jasper Port at Beaufort County GOP gathering  Above:  S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster discusses myriad topics Friday during his stop to speak to the Republicans of Sun City. Photos by Bob Sofaly.  By Mike McCombs  South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster visited Beaufort County on Friday, Sept. 24, speaking to a… Keep Reading

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County sinks Coastal Resilience Overlay quicker than an incoming tide  BEAUFORT – It’s back to the drawing board for the proposed Coastal Resilience Overlay District.  The County Council, perhaps weary of arguing about the value of face masks, unanimously agreed Monday night to send the ordinance back to the council’s Natural Resources Committee.  Councilman Paul Sommerville, who… Keep Reading


County Council establishes committee to address COVID

From staff reports Beaufort County Chairman Joseph Passiment announced a special committee to address COVID-19 during the Monday, Aug. 23, County Council meeting. “This committee will focus on the safety of our employees,” Chairman Passiment said in a release. “We must ensure that Beaufort County is well run and that the employees and citizens entering… Keep Reading


County Council to debate Envision Beaufort soon

From staff reports The Beaufort County Planning Commission is ready to present Envision Beaufort County – 2040 County Comprehensive Plan to County Council after 17 months of work. “The process started in March of 2020, with the community shaping the original draft. Over the last 17 months, we received very detailed and thoughtful inputs from… Keep Reading


Beaufort County school board tables motion to mandate masks

Body will vote after SC Supreme Court rules on similar case By Mike McCombs Once again, the Beaufort County Board of Education has chosen to wait. At a specially scheduled meeting that lasted more than six hours, the school board voted Monday night to table board member William Smith’s motion to make masks mandatory in… Keep Reading

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