Jessicah Lawrence, Bluffton Today

Jessicah Lawrence

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Past articles by Jessicah:

ACE puts tiny house up for auction

Hands-on learning at the Beaufort-Jasper Academy for Career Excellence is designed to stay up to date with the latest trends, including the small living quarters movement. → Read More

Beaufort task force studies short-term rentals

Beaufort residents who want to make extra money through short-term vacation rentals will likely want to review some proposed changes to city rules. → Read More

Beaufort County explores partnership with SouthernCarolina Alliance

Beaufort County’s new economic development organization was granted some more independence last week. → Read More

Vireo Labs initiative lends support to foster youth

Beaufort County-based Vireo Labs has big plans to help youth who are left with few resources when they age out of the foster care system. → Read More

Steel cables to replace wood railings on Boundary Street boardwalk

Orange traffic barrels are not the only thing blocking views of the marsh on Boundary Street. → Read More

Group starts petition to ban plastic bags in Beaufort

A group called Lowcountry Citizens Ready for Change wants to eliminate plastic bags in Beaufort. → Read More

Beaufort security cameras now up and running

Beaufort’s downtown now has extra eyes to aid the police department in deterring and solving crime. → Read More

Whale Branch advocates for arts center, Moss proposes $120M referendum

A $4.4 million gymnasium at Whale Branch Early College High School is on the Beaufort County School District’s to-do list for 2018. → Read More

Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce rebuilding after November fire

A fire may have destroyed the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce’s building, but it hasn’t damaged the organization’s vision. → Read More

Business license legislation sent back to committee

The waiting game continues for South Carolina municipalities that would be impacted by a pair of Statehouse proposals to standardize local business licenses. → Read More

Sanford town hall covers health care, immigration

Paper signs reading “agree” or “disagree” popped up across the room, showing Congressman Mark Sanford how his constituents felt about his stances on issues like the Affordable Care Act and immigration reform. → Read More

Hundreds attend Lady’s Island forum on future growth

With barely any room to stand in the Lady’s Island Elementary School cafeteria, a forum hosted by the Coastal Conservation League and Sea Island Corridor Coalition did what it set out to do: give residents a voice on future growth. → Read More

Beaufort EMA prepares for Hurricane Matthew

On Tuesday, Gov. Nikki Haley declared a state of emergency and called an evacuation for coastal communities, including Beaufort County, in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, which is expected to hit the area Friday. → Read More

Ridgeland woman wins grocery shopping spree

The countdown was on as a Ridgeland woman retied her shoelaces, then tightened her grip on the shopping cart. Alberta Atwater, 72, had 30 seconds to grab as many groceries as she could from the Piggly Wiggly store in Ridgeland. → Read More

Burglaries lead to Hardeeville neighborhood watch program

A group of Lowcountry residents has become more vigilant after several neighbors' homes were hit by burglars. → Read More

Connections Academy makes education flexible for Hardeeville family

A standard classroom was never quite the right fit for Martha Redman. As an 11-year-old, she's an active swimmer in Savannah, a singer at a historic church in Old Town Bluffton and an accelerated learner from her home in Hardeeville. → Read More

Playground lands at Royal Live Oaks

Students can put down the books and release some extra energy now that a playground has made its way to Royal Live Oaks Academy. The Hardeeville charter school received a $15,000 grant from Dr. → Read More

Hardeeville considers trails, bike paths

An effort to connect the city of Hardeeville via trails and bike paths kick-started recently as the parks and recreation department sought public feedback for a long-term plan. → Read More

'Mrs. G' builds Thomas Heyward music program

For the last six years, new instruments have found their way to the music room at Thomas Heyward Academy. → Read More

Jasper County sales tax closer to ballot

A penny sales tax to fund Jasper County road repairs is one step closer to receiving voter consideration in November. → Read More