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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Dominion tree-pruning update for week of Jan. 18

Jan. 15, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the map that details the Dominion Energy tree trimming project from Jan. 19-22.

Dominion Energy is currently pruning trees within the City to reduce the potential for service interruptions, particularly during s...

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Dominion tree pruning updates

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

Festivals & Events

first friday art walk

Beaufort offers many fun events and festivities throughout the year. The Beaufort CVB (Visit Beaufort/Port Royal/Sea Islands) keeps an up-to-date list.

http://www.beaufortsc.org/events/ 

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Mossy Oaks update through Jan. 22

Jan. 14, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two maps that detail work through Jan. 22 in Basin I (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin II (vicinity of Southside Park). 

Basin 1

We’ve enjoyed another week of decent weather, and so co...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Mossy Oaks update through Jan. 13

Jan. 8, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Happy New Year! Please see the two attachments that detail work in the following two weeks in Basin 1 (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin 2 (vicinity of Southside Park). 

Basin 1

We’ve been fortunate to ...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Mossy Oaks update through Jan. 8

Dec. 30, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two attachments that detail work in the following two weeks in Basins 1 and 2

Basin 1 (vicinity of Duck Pond)

This week has been a very light one for the project given the Christmas break, but cleanup work ha...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Mossy Oaks update through Jan. 4

Dec. 23, 2020Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two attachments that detail work in the following two weeks in Basin 1 and Basin 2.

Basin 1 (vicinity of Duck Pond)

The final drainage pipes were installed under the Spanish Moss Trail after the 1,000-foot se...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Mossy Oaks update through Dec. 25

Dec. 17, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two attachments that detail work in the following two weeks in Basin 1 and Basin 2.

Basin 1 (vicinity of Duck Pond)

The project had another fantastic week of production, with all major drainage from Beaufort ...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Mossy Oaks update through Dec. 18

Dec. 11, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two attachments that detail work in the following two weeks in Basin I (Vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin II (Vicinity of Southside Park). 

Basin I (vicinity of Duck Pond)

Lots of progress was mad...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Mossy Oaks update through Dec. 11

Dec. 4, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two maps that detail work in the following two weeks in Basin I (Vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin II (Vicinity of Southside Park). 

Basin 1 (vicinity of Duck Pond)

Work in Basin 1 in the vicinity ...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Water service interruption on Dec. 8

Dec. 4, 2020

Dear Residents:To accommodate the improved drainage system along Battery Creek, a water service line must be relocated on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. The homes shaded in red will be affected by this short interruption. 

The ...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Mossy Oaks update through Dec. 4

Nov. 25, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two attachments that detail work in the following two weeks in Basin 1 (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin 2 (vicinity of Southside Park). 

Basin 1 (vicinity of Duck Pond)

The past week has been ex...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Mossy Oaks update through Nov. 27

Nov. 19, 2020Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two maps that detail work in the following through Nov. 27 in Basin 1 (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin 2 (vicinity of Southside Park). 

Basin I (vicinity of Duck Pond)

Last week we experienced a...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Mossy Oaks update through Nov. 13

Nov. 6, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two maps that detail work in the following two weeks in Basin I (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin II (vicinity of Southside Park). 

Basin I (vicinity of Duck Pond)

As promised, construction in the...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: October 30, 2020

Mossy Oaks update through Nov. 6

Oct. 30, 2020Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two attachments that detail work in the following two weeks in Basin I (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin II (Vicinity of Southside Park). 

Basin I (vicinity of Duck Pond)

Despite the storm on Thu...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Water service interruptions on Jane Way Oct. 29

Oct. 28, 2020

Dear Residents:

To accelerate the Mossy Oaks Drainage Project, some critical water lines will be relocated on Thursday, Oct. 29, to accommodate upgraded stormwater pipes, weather permitting. The homes shaded in red below on Jane Way will exper...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Mossy Oaks update through Oct. 30

Oct. 24, 2020Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two attachments that detail work in the following two weeks in Basin I (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin II (vicinity of Southside Park).  

Basin I (vicinity of Duck Pond)

This past week a tremen...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Jane Way to experience water service interruptions on Oct. 21

 Dear Residents:

From 10 a.m.- 2 pm. tomorrow, Oct, 21, water service will be interrupted on some parts of Jane Way so new water lines may be installed. These improvements will also accommodate improved stormwater pipe installations. The homes sha...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Maintenance and repair work on West Royal Oaks, etc.

Dear Residents:

The drainage area ditch marked by the green line below will undergo improvements between Oct. 21-Oct. 23. Specifically, some trees and vegetation will be removed. For reference, the homes outlined in blue are the ones that bound the drainag...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Mossy Oaks update Oct. 13-23

Oct. 14, 2020Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two attachments that detail work in the following two weeks in Basin I (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin II (vicinity of Southside Park). 

Basin I (vicinity of Duck Pond)

Drainage pipes on either...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Mossy Oaks update Oct. 6-16

Oct. 9, 2020Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two attachments that detail work in the following two weeks in Basin I (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin II (vicinity of Southside Park). 

Basin I (vicinity of Duck Pond)

This past week drainage s...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: October 2, 2020

Mossy Oaks update Sept. 29-Oct. 9

Oct. 2, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two attachments that detail work in the following two weeks in Basin I (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin II (vicinity of Southside Park). 

Basin I (vicinity of Duck Pond)

The project enjoyed three...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Water service interruptions on Jane Way on Sept. 29

Sept. 28, 2020

Dear Residents:

To accelerate the Mossy Oaks Drainage Project, some water lines must be relocated on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to accommodate upgraded stormwater pipes, weather permitting.   Specifically, the homes shaded in red below on Ja...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Mossy Oaks update Sept. 22-Oct. 2

 Sept. 25, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

 Please see the two maps that detail work in the following two weeks in Basin I (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin II (vicinity of Southside Park). 

Basin I (vicinity of Duck Pond)

We enjoyed...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Water service interruptions on Jane Way on Sept. 25

Sept. 22, 2020

Dear Residents:

Given an anticipated above average hurricane season, the Mossy Oaks Project is accelerating improvements to the storm drainage system throughout the Mossy Oaks Neighborhood. To accommodate the improved drainage system, some wa...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Mossy Oaks update Sept. 15-25

Basin I (vicinity of Duck Pond)

Work in the vicinity of the Duck Pond continues at a very brisk pace, including relocating utility service lines to accommodate an improved drainage system. Despite some very heavy local rainfall, the drainage system thus fa...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Additional water service interruptions on Sept. 18

Sept. 16, 2020

Dear Residents:

During this week’s utility relocation, one additional location was identified. To accommodate the improved drainage system, some water lines must be relocated on Friday, Sept. 18. Specifically, the homes shaded in re...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Water service interruptions on Sept. 15

Sept. 11, 2020

Dear Residents:

Given an anticipated above average hurricane season, the Mossy Oaks Project is accelerating improvements to the storm drainage system throughout the Mossy Oaks neighborhood. To accommodate the improved drainage system, some wa...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Mossy Oaks update Sept. 8-18

Sept. 10, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

The two maps detail the scheduled work over the next couple of weeks in Basin I (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin II (vicinity of Southside Park).

Basin 1 (vicinity of Duck Pond)

Despite being a shortened week with a w...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Mossy Oaks update through Sept. 11

Sept. 3, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please review the two attachments which detail the work being done in Basin I (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin II (vicinity of Southside Park).

Basin I (vicinity of Duck Pond)

The Mossy Oaks Project had another very bu...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Water service interruptions on Sept. 3

Sept. 2, 2020

Dear Residents:

Given an anticipated above average hurricane season, the Mossy Oaks Project is accelerating, improvements to the storm drainage system throughout the Mossy Oaks Neighborhood. To accommodate the improved drainage system, some wa...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Broad Street drainage work to start Sept. 1

Aug. 31, 2020

Dear Residents:

Given an anticipated above-average hurricane season, improvements to the storm drainage in the Broad Street neighborhood and specifically on Lawton Farm Lane will begin in earnest on Tuesday morning, Sept. 1. Work will begin in...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Reminder: Segment of Spanish Moss Trail closes Monday

Aug. 28, 2020
Just a reminder that the Spanish Moss Trail between Rogers Drive and Broome Lane will close on Aug. 31 to pedestrians and cyclists as construction begins on that phase of the Mossy Oaks Stormwater Drainage Project. 
Detour signs have ...
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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Mossy Oaks update Aug. 25-Sept. 4

Aug. 27, 2020

Dear residents:

Your weekly update on what’s happened in the past week and what you can expect next week. Please see the maps below.

Basin I

It has been another very busy and productive week in Basin I (Duck Pond area). The infamous &a...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Segment of Spanish Moss Trail to close on Aug. 31

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 26, 2020) – The Spanish Moss Trail between Rogers Drive and Broome Lane will close on Aug. 31 to pedestrians and cyclists as construction begins on that phase of the Mossy Oaks Stormwater Drainage Project. Detour signs have ...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Expect water service interruption on West Royal Oaks tomorrow

Aug. 26, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

As we continue to prepare for an active hurricane season, the Mossy Oaks Project and BJWSA are taking expedited steps to relocate water lines to accommodate improved drainage lines.

Tomorrow -- Thursday, Aug. 27 -- residen...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Aug. 18-28 update

This week there are two graphics (below). The first attachment is the work being done in Basin I or in the vicinity of the Duck Pond. The second attachment is the work being done in Basin II or in the vicinity of Southside Park.

Basin 1

It’s been ...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: August 19, 2020

Mossy Oaks can expect some gas, water service interruptions Aug. 20-21

Aug. 19, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

In anticipation of an active hurricane season, the Mossy Oaks Project, in coordination with BJWSA and Dominion Energy, is taking expedited steps to relocate both gas and water lines to accommodate improved drainage lines....

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Mossy Oaks update: Aug. 14-Sept. 3

Project recap

(See 2-week lookahead map below)

There has been quite a bit of progress this week particularly in and around West Royal Oaks and Jane Way. Additional drainage has been installed that essentially doubles the capacity to evacuate stormwater on W...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Update: Work on Jane Way

Dear residents:

The Jane Way drainage area is near Beaufort Middle School in the Mossy Oaks neighborhood. As you likely know, this area has been the site of numerous flooding events over the past three years. The city is undertaking a multi-million dollar ...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Mossy Oaks update: Aug. 5-14

Project recap

(See 2-week lookahead map below)

Despite the work interruption caused by the tropical storm, progress was made this week. The first of two drainage pipes was installed at the drainage outfall on West Royal Oaks. The pipes installed will provid...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Meet the City Council candidates running in Special Election

BEAUFORT, S.C.  – Three candidates have filed to run for Beaufort City Council, to fill the unexpired term of now-Mayor Stephen Murray. The Special Election will be held Tuesday, March 2, and the winner will be sworn in on March 9. The ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

New construction continues to be strong in Beaufort

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 19, 2021) – Despite facing headwinds from the Covid-19 pandemic, new construction in the City of Beaufort continued at a strong pace in 2020.

The City issued 66 permits for single-family homes in 2020, and 7 permits for comme...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

City offices to close Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Day

BEAUFORT, S.C.  (Jan. 14, 2021) – City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in honor of Martin Luther King Day. 

WastePro will conduct its trash/recycling pickups on Monday. The City will reopen for normal busi...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

City’s financial statements comply with all standards, auditors say

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 13, 2020) – The City of Beaufort’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report was presented to City Council at its Work Session on Jan. 12.

The Annual Financial Report is a look at the City’s finances during it...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

Sponsors invited to apply for next phase of art bench project

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 12, 2020) – The Beaufort Cultural Arts District is seeking sponsors for Phase II of its Bench Project, an artistic celebration of the Beaufort area’s history, culture and arts.

The project launched in 2019. In early...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

How Beaufort Memorial Hospital will manage distribution of vaccines for those 70+

Covid vaccine image

Jan. 12, 2021

The City of Beaufort is sharing an email from Beaufort Memorial Hospital that is being sent to community partners to detail procedures for Covid vaccines for those who are Phase 1a-eligible. The hospital has asked us to share this with &n...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Beaufort names project manager to partner with Dominion

Tree pruning utility

BEAUFORT, S.C. – The City of Beaufort has named Neal Pugliese its senior project coordinator to partner with Dominion Energy as Dominion continues its current tree-pruning rotation in the City.

Pugliese, a retired U.S. Marines colonel, is also th...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Online public comments during City Council meetings will shift to Zoom

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 11, 2020) – Beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 12, the public can comment during City Council meetings via Zoom or through a call-in number. Both work sessions and regular meetings will continue to be livestreamed on the City&rs...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Jan. 11

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can participate in several ways: 

  • Emailing comments before the meetings (details on ag...
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Posted on: January 8, 2021

City meets with Dominion to address concerns

Tree pruning utility

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 8, 2020) – Officials from the City of Beaufort met again with officials from Dominion Energy via a a Zoom conference call today (Jan. 8)  to address residents’ concerns as the utility company continues its...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

City seeks 2 people to serve on Elections Commission

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 7, 2021) – The City of Beaufort has openings for two people to serve on its Elections Commission. 

The Elections Commission meets twice a year; terms last for six years. Commission members work with the Beaufort Coun...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Filing packet for Special Election for City Council seat

Special election

Beaufort, S.C. (Jan. 5, 2020) -- Filing has opened for candidates interested in running in a Special Election on March 2 to fill the unexpired City Council term of Stephen Murray, who is the new mayor of Beaufort.

The deadline to file is at noon on&nbs...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

BJWSA update on 2021 projects in City of Beaufort

BJWSA logo

Dec. 30, 2020

Update from BJWSA to residents of Beaufort:

Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) has several capital improvement projects located in the City of Beaufort where the public may see workers in the near future.  

For the past ...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

City manager recovering from cardiac bypass surgery

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 30, 2020) – Beaufort City Manager Bill Prokop underwent cardiac bypass surgery at the MUSC Health University Medical Center on Dec. 29. He is recovering in the hospital and, once discharged, is expected to recover at home fo...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Beaufort Law Enforcement Center named after Chief Clancy

City Council with Lisa Clancy

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 22, 2020) –  The City of Beaufort’s Police Department is now housed in the Matthew J. Clancy Law Enforcement Center.

The building was named in honor of Beaufort’s former chief, Matthew Clancy, who...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

City offices close Dec. 23-25, Jan. 1 for the holidays

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 22, 2020) – City offices in Beaufort will be closed on Dec. 23-25 in honor of the Christmas holidays, and on Jan. 1 in honor of New Year’s Day.

We wish all of our residents, our visitors, and our businesses a happy ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

FAQ from Dominion on tree-trimming process

Tree pruning utility

BEAUFORT, S.C. – Dominion Energy is currently trimming tree branches, and removing trees when necessary, that impede transmission and distribution power lines on streets throughout the City of Beaufort. We’ve been sharing their planned...

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

City Council to hold Special Meeting on Dec. 22

BEAUFORT, S.C. – Beaufort City Council will hold a Special Meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, in the lobby of the Beaufort Police Department building, 1901 Boundary Street. It will be livestreamed on the City’s Facebook page. The age...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Special election to fill council seat will be on March 2

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 18, 2020) – A Special Election to fill the unexpired City Council term of Stephen Murray, who is the new mayor of Beaufort, will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. That term will go through November 2022.

The Beaufort County ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

City seeks Southside Park Task Force members

southside

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 18, 2020) – The City of Beaufort is seeking people interested in participating in a Southside Park Task Force. The task force will provide input to City Council and City staff about potential improvements to the 34-acre park...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Beaufort Preservation Manual to be updated

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 17, 2020) – The Beaufort Preservation Manual, the Beaufort Preservation Manual Supplement, and the Northwest Quadrant Design Principles – the essential encyclopedias for construction and renovation in Beaufort&...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Whitehall subdivision plan moves forward

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 17, 2020) –  At its Dec. 14 meeting, the Metropolitan Planning Commission approved the Whitehall Development Group’s subdivision sketch plan for a mixed-use development next to Whitehall Park on Lady&r...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Murray takes the reins in Beaufort

Stephen with family Melissa, Genevieve, left, and Josephine

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 16, 2020) – Stephen Murray, the new mayor of the City of Beaufort, never planned to be in politics. But in 2009, the small business entrepreneur and his wife, Melissa, moved back from the Tampa area to his hometown of Beaufo...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Dec. 14

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can participate in four ways:

  • Emailing comments
  • Signing into Zoom (details on each agenda)
  • Callin...
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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Murray sworn in as mayor of Beaufort; Lipsitz, Mitchell sworn in to Council

Murray sworn in

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 10, 2020) – New city officials were sworn into office at the Beaufort City Council meeting on Dec. 8. Municipal Judge Ned Tupper gave the oath of office to new Mayor Stephen Murray, and new Councilmembers Neil Lipsitz and Ha...

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Posted on: December 7, 2020

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Dec. 7

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 7, 2020) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can participate in four ways:

  • Emailing comments
  • Signing into Zoom (details on eac...
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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Trees to be planted at 2 City parks Friday in honor of Arbor Day

Arbor Day Tree

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 3, 2020) – In honor of Arbor Day, which is observed throughout South Carolina on the first Friday in December, the City of Beaufort and its Public Works Department along with the Pigeon Point Beautification Committe...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

New mayor, councilmembers to be sworn in on Dec. 8

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Dec. 2, 2020) – Stephen Murray will be sworn in as mayor of the City of Beaufort at City Council’s Regular Meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8. New Councilmembers Neil Lipsitz and Mitch Mitchell will also be sworn in by Municipal Judge Ned Tupper.

T...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

How the Reconstruction Era Park came to Beaufort

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 30, 2020) – The story of Beaufort’s Reconstruction Era National Historical Park is told in fits and starts.

In 2000, then Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt hoped to establish a historical park in honor of the ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Mayor Billy embarks on next chapter

Mayor Bill headshot

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 30, 2020) – In a few days, Billy Keyserling will relinquish his title of mayor – one he has held for 12 years -- and return to civilian life. But he won’t be retiring to a quiet life.

Far from it. Keyserli...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

BMH presentation on Covid-19 to City Council

At City Council Work Session on Nov. 24, Russell Baxley, Beaufort Memorial Hospital president and CEO, and his top medical team made a presentation on Covid-19. The slides look at the hospital's current status and data from the onset of Covid in ...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Holiday activities: What’s coming up in the City of Beaufort

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 23, 2020) – The holidays are fast approaching, and so are the many safe and fun activities that the City of Beaufort will be sponsoring or helping to organize.

Note: Because we want to ensure our residents’ and visi...

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Posted on: November 22, 2020

City offices to close at 2 p.m. Wednesday for Thanksgiving

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 23, 2020) – In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, City of Beaufort offices will close at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving.

WastePro will not conduct it...

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Posted on: November 22, 2020

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Nov. 23

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 23, 2020) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can participate in four ways:

  • Emailing comments
  • Signing into Zoom (details on ea...
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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Henry C. Chambers’ memorial expected soon at park

Henry C. Chambers sign

BEAUFORT, S.C. – In December, Henry C. Chambers is expected to get his due as a wall at the Henry C. Chambers Park is emblazoned with his name. 

Over the years, the 7-acre park has become known simply as Waterfront Park. But when it open...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Public meetings in City of Beaufort Nov. 16-20

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov.  16, 2020_ - All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can participate in four ways:

  • Emailing comments
  • Signing into Zoom (deta...
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Posted on: November 12, 2020

How to make your holiday safer!

The City of Beaufort Police Department has a number of suggestions to help ensure your holidays are as safe as possible. Remember, wear a mask while in stores, and maintain social distancing.

When traveling and in parking lots 

  • Be extra attentive w...
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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Beaufort to close offices on Veterans Day

Thank you veterans

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 11, 2020) – City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day. 

WastePro will conduct its normal Wednesday trash and recycling pickups that day. 

The Beaufort Regional Ch...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Public meetings in City of Beaufort Nov. 9-13

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can participate in four ways:

  • Emailing comments
  • Signing into Zoom (details on each agenda)
  • Callin...
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Posted on: November 5, 2020

Interim Chief McDorman selected as Beaufort police chief

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 5, 2020)  – Dale McDorman has been named police chief of the City of Beaufort, City Manager Bill Prokop announced today.

McDorman, who was appointed interim chief after the death of Matthew Clancy in July, has been w...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Public meetings in City of Beaufort Nov. 2-6

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Nov. 2, 2020) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can participate in four ways:

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Police chief search narrows to top 3

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 28, 2020) – The City of Beaufort has narrowed its search for police chief to three top candidates. The new chief will lead a department of 44 officers and four civilian staffers, succeeding Chief Matthew J. Clancy, who passe...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Fire Department awarded grant from Firehouse Subs Foundation

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 26, 2020) – The City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department has received a $38,000 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The grant will be used to purchase a LifePak 15 cardiac monitor with a built-...

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Posted on: October 26, 2020

Public meetings in City of Beaufort Oct. 26-30

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 26, 2020)  -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can participate in four ways:

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Beaufort narrows search for police chief

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 22, 2020)  – The City of Beaufort is going through a multi-step process to choose its next police chief for its department of 44 officers and four civilian staffers. 

Police Chief Matthew J. Clancy passed aw...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

City, Historic Beaufort Foundation raising money for Woods Bridge designation

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 22, 2020) – Hoping to ensure the future of the iconic Woods Memorial Bridge, the City of Beaufort and the Historic Beaufort Foundation (HBF) are working together to raise funds to achieve the bridge’s listing on th...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Time to enter our virtual Halloween contests!

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 21, 2020) (updated on Oct. 26) – “Halloween Reimagined” is underway in the City of Beaufort, complete with virtual costume and pumpkin-carving contests and drive-through trick-or-treating. It’s ...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

South Coast Cyber Center is making progress

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 20, 2020) – Beaufort’s South Coast Cyber Center is making progress on a number of fronts, according to Chairman and Executive Director Col. Warren Parker, USMC (Retired).

Launched earlier this year as a 501 (c) (3),...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Public meetings in City of Beaufort Oct. 19-23

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can participate in four ways:

  • Emailing comments
  • Signing into Zoom (details on each agenda)
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Posted on: October 14, 2020

City Council passes mask extension, stormwater, panhandling ordinances

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 14, 2020) – Beaufort City Council passed an extension of its mask/face covering emergency ordinance at its Regular Meeting on Oct. 13. Masks will be required until Dec. 11 in buildings that can be accessed by the public, inc...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Public meetings in City of Beaufort Oct. 12-16

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 12, 2020) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can participate in four ways:

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Public meetings in City of Beaufort Oct. 5-9

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Oct. 5, 2020) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can participate in four ways:

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Posted on: September 25, 2020

Police Department earns state re-accreditation

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 25, 2020) – The City of Beaufort Police Department received earlier this week its Certificate of Re-Accreditation from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Accreditation (SCLEA) program. This certificate is presented to agenc...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

$166K in ATAX grants go to tourism groups

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 24, 2020) – At its Sept. 22 Regular Meeting, City Council voted to accept the FY 2021 ATAX grant recommendations from the Tourism Development Advisory Committee (TDAC).

The grants are generated by the State Accommodations Ta...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Council approves 2020-2022 Strategic Plan

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 23, 2020) – City Council approved the City of Beaufort’s 2020-2022 Strategic Plan at its Regular Meeting on Sept. 22.

The Strategic Plan, which sets out a roadmap for objectives over the next two years, was discuss...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

City Council to consider stormwater, panhandling, camping, ice cream truck ordinances

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 21, 2020) – Beaufort City Council will hold first readings of several significant ordinances at its meeting on Sept. 22. They include:

Stormwater Protection: Ordinance would ban dumping of chemicals, paints, solvents, yard d...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Public meetings in City of Beaufort Sept. 21-25

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 21, 2020) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can participate in four ways:

  • Emailing comments
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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Public meetings in City of Beaufort Sept. 14-18

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 14, 2020) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can participate in four ways:

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Beaufort Police Department enhances accountability with data reports

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 11, 2020)  – The City of Beaufort Police Department has made a number of enhancements to its website to ensure more transparency and accountability with the public, as well to make it easier to request services.

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

A video tribute to Sept. 11

Today we take a moment to remember how our nation was forever changed on Sept. 11, 2001. We pay tribute to those heroes who saved so many lives, and we mourn with the families who lost their loved ones. We were united as a country in the days and weeks fo...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Police Department invests in BolaWrap as a tool to take people into custody

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 10, 2020) – The Beaufort Police Department has invested in the BolaWrap, a tool that makes taking people into custody safer for both officers and those they are arresting. The BolaWrap is a hand-held remote restraint device...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Beaufort extends mask ordinance through Nov. 1

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 9, 2020) – Beaufort City Council approved an extension of the City’s mask ordinance through Nov. 1 at council’s Sept. 8 meeting. The ordinance was set to expire on Sept. 15. Beaufort joins the Town of Bl...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Fire Department awarded $200,729 federal training grant

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 9, 2020) – The City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department has been awarded a $200,749 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to enhance firefighters’ training. This grant requires a 10% match from...

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Posted on: September 7, 2020

Public meetings in City of Beaufort Sept. 7-11

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 7, 2020) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can participate in four ways:

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Join Beaufort County Census Day on Sept. 9!

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 2, 2020) – Have you been counted?

Beaufort County Census Day is Wednesday, Sept. 9, and the City of Beaufort is joining local governments throughout the county to urge everyone who has not yet been counted to step up on Sept...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Start with First Friday and enjoy downtown Beaufort over Labor Day weekend

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 1, 2020) – Looking for something fun to do this Labor Day weekend?Why not head to downtown Beaufort, where merchants and restaurant owners have gone many extra steps to ensure that customers have an enjoyable – an...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

City offices closed on Labor Day; no trash or recycling services that day

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Sept. 1, 2020) – City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in honor of Labor Day.WastePro, the City’s solid waste and recycling vendor, will not be providing trash pickup and recycling services on Labo...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Waterfront Park playground now open!

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 28, 2020) – It’s official! The new playground at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park is now open for kids (and their parents!).

A ribbon-cutting was held this morning to unveil the Beaufort-themed park, which includes...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Segment of Spanish Moss Trail to close on Aug. 31

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 26, 2020) – The Spanish Moss Trail between Rogers Drive and Broome Lane will close on Aug. 31 to pedestrians and cyclists as construction begins on that phase of the Mossy Oaks Stormwater Drainage Project. Detour signs have ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Political/election signs: What’s allowed in the City of Beaufort

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BEAUFORT, S.C. – As we enter election season, the City of Beaufort has some reminders about what is allowed in terms of political/election signs.

  • Political signs do not require permits to be posted.
  • Signs can be posted within 60 days of an electio...
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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Meet the candidates for mayor, City Council

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 20, 2020) – Two candidates have filed to run for mayor of the City of Beaufort, and six candidates have filed to run for two open City Council seats. Neither Mayor Billy Keyserling nor Councilwoman Nan Sutton is running for ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Public meetings in City of Beaufort Aug. 17-21

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 17, 2020)  -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can participate in four ways:

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Public meetings in City of Beaufort Aug. 10-14

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 10, 2020) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can participate in four ways:

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Publix scheduled to open at Beaufort Plaza in the fall of 2021

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 6, 2020) – In a big step forward for the City of Beaufort’s Boundary Street Corridor Improvement Plan, a 48,387-square-foot Publix will be coming to Beaufort Plaza in the fall of 2021.

“We’re hap...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

City offices to close part day on Friday

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 6, 2020) – Offices at the City of Beaufort will be closed to the public from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, so that staff can attend funeral services for Police Chief Matthew Clancy, who passed away on July 29.

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Details on Chief Clancy’s funeral services

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 5, 2020) – A public service to honor Beaufort Police Chief Matthew Clancy, who passed away on July 29, will be held at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7. The service will be held on the stage at t...

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