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Posted on: June 25, 2021

BJWSA updates on 2 major projects

Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) continues to support its mission statement to “Inspire Trust and Enhance Public Health” through its capital projects program. One capital project that is aimed at improving water qualit...

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BJWSA water line project updates
Posted on: April 27, 2021

BJWSA sets streets to get pipe replacements over summer

April 27, 2021

Beaufort Jasper Water & Sewer Authority continues its work in various areas of Beaufort to replace galvanized pipes in the water system.  

These pipes are known to corrode over time and create water quality and pressure issues. B...

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BJWSA water line project updates
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Next in line: Laudonneire Street

March 29, 2021

Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) is continuing its galvanized pipe replacement project. Over time, these lines corrode, which can cause the water to look yellow or brown, and can cause taste, odor and water pressure issues. ...

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BJWSA water line project updates
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Water line project starts in Pigeon Point

January 2021 update

Beaufort Jasper Water & Sewer Authority is replacing galvanized water lines in the community to improve water quality.

Over time, these lines corrode, which can cause the water to look yellow or brown, can cause taste and odor issues...

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BJWSA water line project updates

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Major pruning in City is completed

March 19, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Dominion Energy has completed all major pruning work and is now completely focused on punch-list items and the removal of selected Palmetto Trees. All work in The Point will be completed by today, with the exception of o...

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Dominion tree pruning updates
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Dominion pruning update through March 12

March 5, 2021Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the maps below that detail the Dominion Energy tree-trimming project from March 5-12.  Residents will see far fewer crews in the area given the completion of the bulk of the pruning work. In the coming...

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Dominion tree pruning updates
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Dominion tree-pruning update through March 5

Feb. 26, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the maps below that detail the Dominion Energy tree-trimming project from Feb. 26 to March 5. 

We are very happy to report that the project is substantially complete. In the next two weeks, Dominion Ene...

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Dominion tree pruning updates
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Dominion pruning update through Feb. 26

Feb. 19, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the maps below that detail the Dominion Energy tree-trimming project from Feb. 19-26. The project is approximately 85% complete.   

The two arborists  -- Will Epting of Dominion, and M...

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Dominion tree pruning updates
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Dominion tree-pruning update for week of Feb. 15

Feb. 12, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the maps below that detail the Dominion Energy tree trimming effort from Feb. 12-19. Despite receiving quite a bit of rain this week, we are pleased report that the project is approximately 70% complete. &n...

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Dominion tree pruning updates
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Dominion tree-pruning update through Feb. 8

Feb. 5, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the attachment that will detail the Dominion Energy tree trimming effort from Feb. 8-12.

We are happy to report that the entire project is approximately 60% complete. Given the particulars of The Point, work is p...

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Dominion tree pruning updates
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Dominion tree-pruning update week of Feb. 1

Jan. 29, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the map that details the Dominion Energy tree-trimming project the week of Feb. 1-5.

Michael Murphy, a master arborist retained by the City of Beaufort, is working closely with Dominion arborist Will Epting on t...

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Dominion tree pruning updates
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Pruning update week of Jan. 25

Jan. 22, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the map that details the Dominion Energy tree trimming project from Jan. 25-29 .   

The City of Beaufort has enlisted the assistance of Michael Murphy, a board-certified master arborist and one...

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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: April 1, 2021

Mossy Oaks update: Punch list items remain to be done

April 1, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Attached are the latest activity maps for the Mossy Oaks project. Basin 1 is in the vicinity of the Duck Pond area and Basin 2 is in the vicinity of Southside Park.

The Mossy Oaks project is in its final stages. Contingent...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: March 19, 2021

Mossy Oaks update through March 26

March 19, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Yesterday, March 18, Beaufort received about 3 inches of rain in 55 minutes with the bulk of the rain falling within a 25-minute period, which is an astounding amount of water. Despite an enormous amount of wate...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Mossy Oaks update through March 5

Feb. 26, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two maps that detail work in the next week in Basin 1 (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin 2 (vicinity of Southside Park). 

Basin 1

As stated last week, the drainage project in Basin I is substantia...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Mossy Oaks update through Feb. 28

Feb. 19, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two maps that detail work in the next week in Basin 1 (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin 2 (vicinity of Southside Park). 

Basin 1

The drainage project in Basin 1 is substantially complete. The dra...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Mossy Oaks update through Feb. 19

Feb. 12, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two maps that detail work in the following week in Basin 1 (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin 2 (vicinity of Southside Park). Additionally, Dominion Energy will be working in the entire Mossy Oaks area t...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Mossy Oaks update through Feb. 12

Feb. 5, 2021

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

We’ve got some very exciting ...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Mossy Oaks update through Feb. 5

Jan. 29, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen:

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

Basin 1

Despite another week of rain and colder weather, progr...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Mossy Oaks update through Jan. 29

Jan. 22, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Please see the two maps that detail work through Jan. 29 in Basin 1 (vicinity of the Duck Pond) and Basin 2 (vicinity of Southside Park). 

Basin 1

Despite the rain and colder weather, progress was made this week. T...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates
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 con...

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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 have great...

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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 red below on...

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Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project Updates

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Posted on: July 27, 2021

Comp Plan sessions for public set for Aug. 5 and Aug. 12

BEAUFORT, S.C. (July 27, 2021) –  The City of Beaufort invites the public to attend any of three sessions that will be held Aug. 5 and Aug. 12 at City Hall to learn additional details about the working draft of the City’s Comp...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

How you can help support Burned Children's Fund at Water Festival

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- The City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department and the Beaufort Water Festival have teamed up for a good cause. During the Water Festival, which runs from July 16-25, when you bring your empty aluminum can to a designated statio...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Community task force seeks input on Charles Lind Brown Community Center

BEAUFORT, S.C.  (July 14, 2021) –  A task force comprised of community members from northern Beaufort County is seeking input from interested citizens on how to bring more of a community focus to the Charles Lind Brown Center, ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Beaufort asks for public input on Comprehensive Plan working draft

BEAUFORT, S.C. – The Department of Community & Economic Development has completed a working draft of the City of Beaufort’s 2021 Comprehensive Plan. The draft was presented to City Council at its July 13 meeting, and is now available on the City’s web...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Bertholf named Beaufort’s deputy city manager; search for fire chief begins

BEAUFORT, S.C. (July 13, 2021) –  Reece Bertholf, currently the City of Beaufort-Town of Port Royal fire chief and City of Beaufort assistant city manager, will assume full-time duties as Beaufort’s deputy city manager in mid-...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of July 12

BEAUFORT, S.C. (July 12, 2021) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings are now taking place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Social distancing will be observed. Public comment will also be allowed via Zoom....

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of July 5

BEAUFORT, S.C. (July 6, 2021) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings are now taking place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Social distancing will be observed. Public comment will also be allowed via Zoom. ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Fire Department now can offer next level of medical care

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 29, 2021) -- The City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department will now respond to medical emergencies as an Intermedial Life Support (ILS) agency. Over the last year, 30 firefighters from the City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal...

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

City Council passes $23.7M budget

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 23, 2021) – Beaufort City Council passed the City of Beaufort’s operating budget of $23,769,178 for Fiscal Year 2022 at its June 22 Regular Meeting. The fiscal year begins on July 1, 2021, and ends on June 30, 2022...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Update on transition to Capital Waste Services

Wheelie bins Capital Waste Services

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 22, 2021) –  Capital Waste Services, Beaufort’s new contractor for waste and recycling, has begun to deliver new waste and recycling bins to single-family homes in Beaufort.

Capital Waste is currently deliv...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

FAQ as City of Beaufort changes to new trash pickup company

Capital Waste services logo

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 18, 2021) –  On July 1, a new company called Capital Waste Services will begin to serve residents and businesses in the City of Beaufort for trash, yard debris and recycling pickups.

We are asking our residents to pl...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

City Council appoints members to multiple planning boards

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 9, 2021) –  At its meeting June 8, Beaufort City Council appointed new members to several boards, and reappointed others. New terms begin July 1.

Most of the applicants were interviewed at a City Council Work Session...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

New company coming to Beaufort, creating 27 jobs

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 9, 2021) –  Materials Research Group, a glass manufacturer based in Rozelle, N.J., has announced plans to open a facility at the Beaufort Commerce Park, investing $3.1 million and creating 27 new jobs. 

The ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

New company for waste management services in Beaufort will start on July 1

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 9, 2021) –  The City of Beaufort will have a new vendor providing waste management services beginning on July 1.

On Tuesday, June 8, City Council approved a recommendation that Capital Waste Services be contracted fo...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Emergency orders related to Covid-19 no longer in effect

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June 8, 2021) –  On June 7, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster ended the state’s emergency order that he instated at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic. He first enacted the order on March13, 2020, and extende...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of June 7

BEAUFORT, S.C. (June, 7, 2021) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings are now taking place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Social distancing will be observed. Public comment will also be allowed via Zoom....

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

City of Beaufort adds hurricane readiness page to website

BEAUFORT, S.C. –  Residents of the City of Beaufort are encouraged to bookmark a new Hurricane Readiness page on the City’s website, which includes information and tips from local, state, and national resources.  

The ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

City of Beaufort files a response to lawsuit

BEAUFORT, S.C. – The City of Beaufort filed a response today (May 24) to a lawsuit brought against it by West Street Farms LLC and Mix Farms LLC regarding hotel, parking, and apartment projects in downtown Beaufort.

The projects include ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of May 24

BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 24, 2021) – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings are now taking place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Social distancing will be observed. Public comment will also be allowed via Zoom. ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Beaufort FY 2022 budget presentation

The attached file is the recommended budget for fiscal year 2022. This was presented to City Council at its Work Session on May 18.

Budget presentation

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

City Council reviews proposed FY 2022 budget

BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 19, 2021) – City Manager Bill Prokop’s recommended operating budget of $23,769,178 for Fiscal Year 2022, which was presented to City Council at its May 18 Work Session, includes a reduction in property taxes and ref...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

If you are vaccinated, you don’t have to wear a mask in City buildings

BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 17, 2026) –  To conform with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), members of the public who are fully vaccinated do not have to wear masks when they enter City buildings.The City is asking those w...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of May 17

BEAUFORT, S.C. – Beaufort City Council, board and commission meetings are now taking place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend. Social distancing will be observed. Public comment will also be allowed via Zoom. The link for Zo...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

City to honor Henry C. Chambers with new signage at park

BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 13, 2021) –  The City of Beaufort will celebrate the legacy of Mayor Henry C. Chambers, whose vision led to the creation of what is known informally as Waterfront Park, with the unveiling and dedication of new signag...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

How sales tax would be used by City of Beaufort

BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 12, 2026) – Beaufort City Council passed a resolution at its meeting on May 11 specifying that revenue from the1% local option sales tax (LOST) that is apportioned to the City will be used toward tax credits for property owne...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of May 10

BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 10, 2021) – Beginning the week of May 10, meetings will take place in person at City Hall. The public is invited to attend, but must wear masks. Social distancing will be observed. Public comment will also be allowed via Zoom...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

City to hold in-person City Council, board meetings beginning next week

BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 5, 2021) –  After more than a year of remote meetings, the City of Beaufort will begin to conduct meetings in person at City Hall starting the week of May 10.

City Council will conduct its work sessions and regular me...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of May 3

BEAUFORT, S.C. (May 3, 2021) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can comment by signing on to Zoom during the meeting.

Tuesday, May 410 a.m. Neigh...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

New benches, designed by local artists, to be unveiled May 6

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 30, 2021) -- The City of Beaufort and the Beaufort Cultural District will unveil on May 6 the six new benches that will be added to the Cultural District’s Bench Project. The event will be held at 5 p.m. on the lawn at USCB...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Beaufort to ‘strongly encourage’ wearing of masks

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 27, 2021) –  The City of Beaufort’s mandatory mask/face covering ordinance, implemented last year to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, will expire at 11:59 p.m. April 30. City Council, at its Regular M...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

Ribbon cutting to celebrate completion of Mossy Oaks stormwater project is May 6

BEAUFORT, S.C. – A ribbon-cutting will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 6, to celebrate the completion of the Mossy Oaks Stormwater Project. The ceremony will be held at the Spanish Moss Trail where it crosses Rodgers Drive. 

“...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of April 26

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 26, 2021) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can comment by signing on to Zoom during the meeting.

Tuesday, April 275 p.m. ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Milner team to begin update of Preservation Manual

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 22, 2021) – Next week, a team from John Milner Architects will be walking every block of  Beaufort’s Historic District, making an inventory of every structure. It’s the first step as the Milner ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of April 19

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 19, 2021) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can comment by signing on to Zoom during the meeting.

 Monday, April ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

City improves rating in Flood Insurance Program, helping property owners

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 16, 2021) – A year from now, property owners in the City of Beaufort who are in the National Flood Insurance Program should be paying a lower amount for their flood insurance.

The City of Beaufort was recently notified that ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of April 12

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 13, 2021) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can comment by signing on to Zoom during the meeting.

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Want to make a difference in Beaufort? We have board openings!

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 8, 2021) – The City of Beaufort has openings on several of its boards, and would welcome involvement from its residents and business owners.

The following boards have openings:

Cultural District Advisory Board: Seeking an at-...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Police Department seeks members for Community Advisory Committee

BEAUFORT, S.C. – The Beaufort Police Department is seeking opportunities to continue working with community members to determine ways that improve the quality of life within our communities. To this end, the Police Department is seeking...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Sprinklers helped to douse fires at apartment buildings

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 7, 2021) -- The City of Beaufort/Town of Port Royal Fire Department responded to two structure fires at apartment complexes over the weekend extinguished by the sprinkler system. The first structure fire happened Saturday, April 3, i...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

City launches Downtown Projects page

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BEAUFORT, S.C. – The City of Beaufort now has a page on its website devoted to the status of downtown commercial projects that are in various stages of the approval process.

All such projects must go through an approval process that includes revi...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of April 5

BEAUFORT, S.C. (April 5, 2021) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can comment by signing on to Zoom during the meeting.

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Federal grant will support cybersecurity regional plan for Beaufort and Lowcountry

Beaufort, S.C. (April 1, 2021) – The University of South Carolina Beaufort and partners have received a $1.3 million federal grant to develop programs at the South Coast Cyber Center with the aim of transforming Beaufort and the Lowcountry into ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

McFee elected mayor pro tem; mask ordinance extended

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 31, 2021) – At its March 30 meeting, Beaufort City Council elected Councilman Mike McFee to be mayor pro tem. McFee, who was elected to City Council in a Special Election held March 2, was mayor pro tem in his previous term...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Playground tops wish list in Southside Park survey

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 30, 2021) – A playground, a paved course, a multipurpose paved court, and a pavilion with picnic tables topped the Southside Park Community Survey wish list.

There were more than 1,100 responses to the survey, which was crea...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of March 29

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 29, 2021) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can comment by signing on to Zoom during the meeting.

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Spanish Moss Trail reopens after construction

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 19, 2021) – The Spanish Moss Trail has reopened from Riverside to Rogers Drives following the completion of major stormwater infrastructure construction along portions of it.

Two segments of the trail closed in August 2020 t...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Waterfront Park playground to close on March 30 for several days

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 25, 2021) – The turf at the playground at Henry C. Chamber Waterfront Park will be replaced beginning Tuesday, March 30. The playground will be closed for several days.

The repairs are necessary because the seams of the turf...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

To appreciate Beaufort’s history, start at this museum

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 25, 2021) – The Beaufort History Museum is ready to emerge from its pandemic-imposed cocoon, with new features at the refurbished Arsenal to greet visitors who want to learn more about Beaufort’s singular history....

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

City reviews accomplishments, looks ahead at annual retreat

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 24, 2021) – At its annual retreat held March 22-23, City of Beaufort elected officials, administrators, and department managers reviewed the City’s 2020-2022 Strategic Plan, its short-term and longer-term capital ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Beaufort PD’s Annual Report reflects a year of change

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 23, 2021) – 2020 marked a year of change for the Beaufort Police Department, as longtime Chief Matthew J. Clancy passed away in July and new Chief Dale McDorman assumed command in November. Innovative practices in using non...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Municipal Court cancels today’s hearings

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 18, 2021)  – The City of Beaufort Municipal Court has canceled hearings scheduled for today due to the threat of severe weather. The hearings will be rescheduled.

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

City of Beaufort to hold 2-day retreat

BEAUFORT, S.C. – Elected officials and department heads from the City of Beaufort will hold a two-day retreat on March 22-23 at the Sea Island Best Western in downtown Beaufort. The purpose of the retreat is to review the City’s 2020-2...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

New buildings coming to Historic District

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 16, 2021)  – The Historic District Review Board unanimously approved at its March 10 meeting a demolition permit for the brick structure at 211 Charles Street, originally an A&P supermarket that was built in th...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

City of Beaufort wins budget award

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 11, 2021) –  The City of Beaufort has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the fourth consecutive year.

The award reflects the commitment of th...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Beaufort History Museum board seeks directors

Contact: Steve Guidasteve.guida@gmail.com508-878-7008 BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 11, 2021) -- The Beaufort History Museum has multiple openings for volunteer directors to join its board.The museum is looking for board members who are civic minded and share a p...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Beaufort to hold first-ever cybersecurity exercise

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Beaufort, S.C. (March 10, 2023) –  On Wednesday, March 24, the City of Beaufort and other regional organizations will conduc...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Council passes updated Flood Prevention Ordinance

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 10, 2021) – The City of Beaufort’s Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, updated to conform with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) new flood maps, was approved by City Council’s &nb...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

McFee to be sworn in Tuesday; other public meetings this week

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 8, 2021) – Mike McFee, who was elected to City Council last week in a Special Election, will be sworn in at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9, in City Council chambers during a Special Meeting. The meeting will be streamed live on...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Mossy Oaks update through March 15

March 5, 2021

Ladies and Gentlemen:

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

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

City seeks input on Southside Park with survey

BEAUFORT, S.C. – The Southside Park Task Force has created a survey to gather input from City of Beaufort residents and others about what amenities they would like to see in the 34-acre park.

The park, which is in the Mossy Oaks neighborhood, is ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Ribbon-cutting on March 5 for new playground at Washington Street Park

BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 2, 2021) – A ribbon-cutting will be held at Washington Street Park at 3 p.m. Friday, March 5, to celebrate the park’s new playground equipment. The public is invited to attend, and social distancing will be observ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Municipal Court to resume sessions on March 15

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (March 2, 2021) – The City of Beaufort Municipal Court will resume court sessions on Monday, March 15,  with Covid-19 guidelines still in place to help minimize risk to court participants. 

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of March 1

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 comment by signing on to Zoom during the meeting.

Tuesday, March 210 a.m. Neighborhood Asso...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Council OKs waiving business license interest, penalties for 2 months

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 24, 2021) – City Council agreed at its Feb. 23 meeting to waive penalties and interest on business license taxes sent after the April 30 due date. Penalties and interest will apply if the payment is not received by June 30.

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

City launches tree-planting initiative

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 23, 2021) – In celebration of Beaufort’s longtime designation as a Tree City USA, the Beaufort Public Works Department expects to plant two trees a month at various City properties. Public Works will start this ini...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Feb. 22

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 22, 2021) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). The public can comment by signing on to Zoom during the meeting.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Feb. 15

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 16, 2021) -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). 

Thursday, Feb. 18

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Posted on: February 11, 2021

City offices to close for Presidents’ Day

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 11, 2021) –  City of Beaufort offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 15, in honor of Presidents’ Day. WastePro will conduct its normal Monday pickups for trash and recycling.

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Section of Spanish Moss Trail reopens

BEAUFORT, S.C. – As Basin 1 work in the Mossy Oaks Stormwater Drainage Project is largely completed, the Spanish Moss Trail is now open from Rogers Drive to Broome Lane, said Neal Pugliese, chairman of the task force overseeing the project.

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Mask ordinance extended through April 9

BEAUFORT, S.C. – At its Regular Meeting on Feb. 9, Beaufort City Council approved an extension of the City’s mask ordinance through April 9. The ordinance, to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, applies to buildings accessible to the ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Beaufort PD refines its demographics reports

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 9, 2021) – The Beaufort Police Department’s monthly demographics citations report will now show two separate tables for criminal citations and traffic citations. Previously, both kinds of citations were grouped tog...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

New playground equipment to be installed at Washington Street Park

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 8, 2021) – Washington Street Park Playground will soon have a fresh look as new playground equipment is installed this week for toddlers and older children.

The new equipment includes a toddler structure that features slides,...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Feb. 8

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 8, 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 several ways:

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Feb. 1

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- All meetings will be conducted via Zoom and streamed live on the City’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CityBeaufortSC/). 

Monday, Feb. 110 a.m. Southside Park Task ForceAgendaTuesday Feb. 210 a.m. Neighborhood AssociationAgenda

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Mayor Murray, other Beaufort County officials send letter to DHEC about vaccine distribution

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 28, 2021) – Beaufort Mayor Stephen Murray joined with other local elected officials to send a letter to Mark Elam, chairman of the board of South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control, to ask for more information a...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

City Council selects Southside Park Task Force members

BEAUFORT, S.C. (Jan. 27, 2021) – City Council has appointed members to the Southside Park Advisory Task Force, which will advise council on improvements to the park before the City begins its next budget year on July 1.

Southside Park, in the Mossy Oaks ne...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Public meetings in City of Beaufort week of Jan. 25

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: 

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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 term will ...

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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 commercial buil...

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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. 

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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 its fiscal year, from July 1, 20...

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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 2020, six benches, ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2021

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

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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

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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 the chairman...

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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’s Facebook page,...

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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: 

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

City meets with Dominion to address concerns

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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 scheduled tree-trim...

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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 County Board o...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Filing packet for Special Election for City Council seat

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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.

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

BJWSA update on 2021 projects in City of Beaufort

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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.  

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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 for four to ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2020

Beaufort Law Enforcement Center named after Chief Clancy

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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 passed away in July, during a...

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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.

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Posted on: December 21, 2020

FAQ from Dominion on tree-trimming process

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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 route for the past ...

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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 agenda has one item, na...

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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.

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

City seeks Southside Park Task Force members

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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 in the Mo...

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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’s Historic District and ...

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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’s Island. 

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Murray takes the reins in Beaufort

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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 Beaufort to grow...

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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:

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

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

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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 Harold ‘Mitc...

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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:

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

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

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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 Committee and the ...

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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.

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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 Reconstruction perio...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

Mayor Billy embarks on next chapter

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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. Keyserling will devote himself to maki...

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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 Beaufort ...

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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 visitors’ safety, and be...

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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.

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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:

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Henry C. Chambers’ memorial expected soon at park

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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 opened in 1979...

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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:

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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 

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Beaufort to close offices on Veterans Day

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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. 

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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
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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 with the Be...

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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 passed away in ...

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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-in defibri...

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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 away on July...

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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 the National Register ...

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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 time to get you, your kids and your pets...

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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), the South Coast Cyb...

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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)
  • Calling into mee...
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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, including sho...

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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 agencies that h...

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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 Tax (ATAX) r...

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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 discussed at the annual ret...

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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 debris, sew...

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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:

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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.

“During the l...

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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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