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McFee wins special election

Claims final seat on Beaufort city council By Mike McCombs Longtime city councilman Mike McFee won Monday’s special election for the final open seat on Beaufort’s City Council. In unofficial results, McFee got 684 votes (65.45 percent) of the 1,045 votes cast in the race for the seat, vacated by Stephen Murray when he was elected mayor… Keep Reading

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City Councilman Murray announces candidacy for Mayor of Beaufort

By Mike McCombs City Councilman Stephen Murray has thrown his hat in the ring in the Beaufort mayoral race. “I’m excited to announce that I’ve formally filed my Statement of Candidacy for Mayor of the City of Beaufort. I look forward to the upcoming campaign and sharing my vision for the future of our special… Keep Reading

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Keyserling won’t run again for mayor

By Lolita Huckaby Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling, after three terms in office, says he will not seek re-election in November. Keyserling, who most recently lead the local effort to provide masks for residents against the COVID-19 virus, said he wants to focus his efforts on Reconstruction projects and finish his autobiography. Keyserling, a former two-term… Keep Reading

Beaufort City Council passes mask ordinance

From staff reports Beaufort City Council on Monday, June 29 unanimously passed an ordinance requiring face covers for any member of the public who enters a public building, including all stores and restaurants within the city limits. The ordinance also requires employees of such establishments to wear masks. The ordinance passed at an emergency meeting… Keep Reading

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Takin’ it to the streets

Beaufort residents gather to call for justice after George Floyd dies at hands of police By Mike McCombs “Black lives matter.” “Stop the violence.” “Please, I can’t breathe.” “With Liberty and Justice for all.” “Solidarity.” “What if it was your brother?” “What if it was your son?” “Justice for Trey Pringle.” “We need justice.” “What if… Keep Reading