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Campbell voted Beaufort County school board chairman

The Beaufort County school board has voted to elevate vice chair Earl Campbell to the chairmanship, replacing Patricia Felton-Montgomery, who resigned from the board last month.

Courtesy of Beaufort County School District From left, Beaufort County school board vice chair Geri Kinton, chairman Earl Campbell and secretary David Striebinger.

Knowles tops Nimmer in playoff, claims Players Amateur championship

Fans who stuck around Berkeley Hall’s North Course through a three-and-a-half-hour weather delay Sunday were rewarded with a dramatic a finish to the Players Amateur.

Courtesy of Angela McSwain/Heritage Classic Foundation Phillip Knowles pumps his fist after sinking his tournament-clinching par putt.

Recycling encouraged at Beaufort County boat landings

Thanks to a $10,000 grant from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s office of solid waste recycling, several Beaufort County boat landings and fishing piers now offer recycling opportunities for plastic bottles and aluminum cans.

Leadership Beaufort names next class

Leadership Beaufort’s selection committee recently completed interviews with applicants and selected the program’s class of 2018.

Habersham boil-water advisory lifted

Beaufort County farms partner with Second Helpings

Second Helpings implemented the first phase of its healthy food pilot program by partnering with Dempsey Farms and Pinckney’s Produce in June.

Courtesy of Second Helpings Fresh produce is loaded as part of Second Helpings’ healthy food pilot program.

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Ogletree, Rainey lead Players Amateur through one round

Most of the field is still in the mix after day one of the Players Amateur at Berkeley Hall Club.

Dan Hunt/Beaufort Today Georgia Tech sophomore Andy Ogletree, who is tied for the lead, takes his final putt of the day Thursday.

Panel wants simpler design for downtown Beaufort parking garage

Plans for a downtown Beaufort parking garage are going back to the architectural drawing board.

Shellie Murdaugh/For Beaufort Today Members of the public attend a July 12 meeting at which the Beaufort Historic District Review Board reviewed plans for a downtown parking garage.

Public forums planned for Reconstruction monument

The National Park Service has planned three public forums to begin establishing a framework to manage the planned Reconstruction Era National Monument in Beaufort County.

MCAS Beaufort welcomes new commander

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort transferred command July 7 from retiring Col. Peter D. Buck to Col. Timothy P. Miller.

Courtesy of Lance Cpl. Benjamin McDonald Col. Timothy P. Miller speaks during the change of command ceremony.

USCB appoints Duffy alumni and annual giving officer

The University of South Carolina Beaufort has appointed James A. Duffy as alumni and annual giving officer in the advancement department.

Duffy

Fan and water drive helps seniors

With temperatures soaring, Miss Beaufort Plus America Jeanine LeDell is trying to do something to help.

Michelle Flores/Beaufort Today Miss Beaufort Plus America Jeanine LeDell hosts a fan and water drive for area seniors.

Thousands celebrate July 4 at the Sands

A few thousand people made the Sands in Port Royal their spot catch some Fourth of July fireworks last week.

Photos courtesy of Eat Sleep Play Beaufort

Aaron Lewis to perform Concert in the Park

The 62nd annual Beaufort Water Festival’s first weekend includes a Concert in the Park performance by Aaron Lewis.

Courtesy of Eat Sleep Play Beaufort/Loudwire.com Aaron Lewis performs in 2016.

Burton Fire District: Neighbor helps save Seabrook home

The Burton Fire District says a Seabrook home was saved July 4 after the homeowner alerted a neighbor who quelled flames inside an oven before they could do any damage.

Courtesy of Burton Fire District Burton Fire District officials say every home should a working fire extinguisher that is fewer than five years old and mounted in an easily accessible location.

Birder’s Eye View: The case of the missing bluebird box

Let me set the stage: Wild Birds Unlimited has been at its current location on the south side of Savannah since 2006.

Diana Churchill

New state law requires liability insurance for alcohol-serving establishments

Those injured by someone who has too much to drink at an alcohol-serving establishment in South Carolina now have some help.

Judge grants injuction to Beaufort County magistrates

A Beaufort County judge has granted a temporary injunction against the county’s cancellation of health insurance for magistrates.