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Past articles by Scott:

Beaufort County School District seeks nearly $12 million more in next fiscal year budget

Faced with rising operating costs and a growing student enrollment, the Beaufort County School District is requesting a nearly $12 million funding increase for its next fiscal year budget. → Read More

Bluffton officials eye changes to town towing rules

When a car is towed in Bluffton at the request of police, its driver may have to venture into a neighboring county to pick it up, depending on the towing company. → Read More

County Council committee recommends more money in budget for economic development

Beaufort County may not have a plan for boosting economic development fully figured out, but several County Council members want more money in next year’s budget to help advance the cause. → Read More

Beaufort County superintendent to appear before ethics commission over nepotism allegations

The S.C. State Ethics Commission has found probable cause to hold a hearing on allegations of nepotism against Beaufort County School District superintendent Jeff Moss. → Read More

Bluffton couple indicted by grand jury in Cherol murder

The married couple charged in the murder of a Bluffton restaurant manager last fall was indicted Thursday by a Beaufort County grand jury, according the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office. → Read More

‘The outfit man’: Virginia resident, longtime Heritage attendee discusses unique clothing

Scott Tyler is hard to miss if you’re wandering around the ninth green at Harbour Town Golf Links during the RBC Heritage. → Read More

RBC Heritage spectators greeted with increased PGA Tour security measures

As director of safety, security and transportation for Sea Pines Resort, Toby McSwain understands as well as anyone that the RBC Heritage has always been a unique setting for the PGA Tour. → Read More

Town Council to further explore expansion from 5 to 7 members; voters would have to approve change

Bluffton voters would have the final say as to whether Town Council should be expanded, and a majority of the current council appears willing to present that question to them this year. → Read More

Beaufort County to self-fund employee health benefits plan

Employees who accept health benefits from Beaufort County will be able to keep their providers next year, but the county will be taking on liability for claims. → Read More

May River Montessori School to add second floor

When students return to Bluffton’s May River Montessori School next school year, they’ll find a new look to the building. → Read More

Hobby Lobby, The Fresh Market, PGA Tour Superstore coming to Bluffton

Hobby Lobby, The Fresh Market and a PGA Tour Superstore will anchor a new shopping center at the former Grayco site on U.S. 278 in Bluffton, according to the project’s developer. → Read More

Contract awarded for Garvin House work

Work to restore the historic Garvin House will begin this month and continue into the fall, Bluffton officials announced last week. → Read More

Beaufort County school board receives pushback on new start times

Beaufort County school board members were in near universal agreement last month when they approved later start times for middle and high schools next year. → Read More

Small plane crash lands on Hilton Head Plantation golf course

No injuries were reported after a small, single-engine airplane crash landed on the Hilton Head Plantation golf course Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

Beaufort County sales tax panel's list taking shape

The Beaufort County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission will have at least one more meeting before it recommends a final list of projects for a 1-cent sales tax referendum to County Council. → Read More

Mega self-storage complex opens in Bluffton

While it's far from the first self-storage complex to open in Bluffton, Jim Bradshaw believes his new development may be the most unique one in town for a variety of reasons. → Read More

Bluffton awards contract for Garvin House work

The town of Bluffton has selected Folly Beach-based contractor DBA Construction Consultants to stabilize and rehabilitate the Garvin House at Oyster Factory Park. → Read More

UPDATE: Bluffton High School substitute teacher arrested for offering alcohol to students at prom

A substitute teacher at Bluffton High School was arrested Monday after allegedly offering alcohol to students at the school's prom on Saturday. → Read More

Sulka endorses Covert for County Council seat

Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka has endorsed businessman Mike Covert for the District 7 Beaufort County Council seat. → Read More

Candidates for solicitor to participate in forum next month

The two candidates for 14th Circuit solicitor will participate in a forum in Bluffton next month. Solicitor Duffie Stone and his Republican primary opponent Angela McCall-Tanner will appear 5:30 p.m. May 2 at Rose Hill Golf Club, 4 Clubhouse Drive, in a forum hosted by the Greater Bluffton Republican Club. → Read More