Alec Snyder, The State Newspaper

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Bluffton, SC, United States

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Past articles by Alec:

Someone got punched at a Christmas party in this Hilton Head gated community, report says

A Port Royal Plantation Christmas house party on Hilton Head, SC, went south after a guest alleged another punched him twice in the nose. Police responded to the house but could not corroborate the story. → Read More

Sun City man had ‘bad blood’ with neighbor, then found dings on his Lexus, report says

A resident of Sun City, Hilton Head, SC, believes a dispute with his neighbor may have escalated. He called police after security suggested the damage may have been caused by a pellet or BB gun shot at his car. → Read More

Manager pins drunk customer to the ground at this popular Hilton Head bar, report says

A manager at Poseidon Coastal Cuisine on Hilton Head, SC, restrained a drunk customer Monday until police arrived, according to a Beaufort, SC, County Sheriff’s Office report. The man was taken to a hospital. → Read More

Is ‘Major League’ actor Tom Berenger leaving Beaufort Co.? His stuff is up for sale

Actor Tom Berenger, famous for his role in “Platoon” and the “Major League” movies, is holding an estate sale at his Okatie, SC, home Dec. 14 and 15. Items up for sale include movie and personal memorabilia. → Read More

‘Ridiculous.’ Beaufort Co. Council OKs controversial Bluffton riverfront development

Beaufort, SC, County Council approved a development agreement with Robert Graves’ Pepper Hall plantation on the Okatie River in Bluffton. Most of the public in attendance, including Graves’ family, opposed it. → Read More

“10 feet from my bedroom window”: Old Town’s fight against bungalow court continues

Bluffton will review Pop’s Place, a short-term rental bungalow court proposal, for final approval November 28. However, more than 60 Old Town residents oppose the project for going against the town’s ordinance. → Read More

New apartments are being built near Bluffton Parkway. Here’s when you can move in

Vantage Pointe Apartments broke ground near Bluffton Parkway on November 1 in Bluffton, SC. 110 total rental units will be built and move-ins will begin in nine months. The rest will be built by early 2020. → Read More

Another retirement community is coming to Hardeeville. Here are the details we know

Okatie Pines, an independent-living luxury retirement community, announced its groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 14. The complex will be in Hardeeville at Okatie Crossing and take between 12 and 18 months to build. → Read More

What’s at stake in the Beaufort County Council race — and who’s running

Beaufort County, SC, Council has 7 seats up for election in November. Four candidates running unopposed, but 3 races have Democrat and Republican candidates. A preview of the County Council election and issues. → Read More

This Bluffton neighborhood is 7 miles away from a day care. Here’s how that’s changing

Bluffton, SC, Planning Commission has given initial approval for the Rainbow Childcare near the Lawton Station and New Riverside developments. It would be the first child care center near those Bluffton neighborhoods. → Read More

Having a hard time parking in Old Town? Bluffton has good news for you

Bluffton, SC, announced plans to create more than 30 new parking spots in Old Town. They’ll be part of a future affordable housing complex at 184 Bluffton Road. The spots should be completed by summer 2019. → Read More

A second upscale RV park is in the works in the Lowcountry. Is the competition worried?

Hardeeville, SC, approved Compass RV, an upscale RV park, to begin construction in early 2019. However, officials with Hilton Head National’s RV park say they aren’t threatened by the growing local RV park trend. → Read More

Dozens of new homes approved for 12 Bluffton neighborhoods in September. Here’s where

Bluffton, SC, approved 49 new residential plans in September. Thirty-seven are single family homes and nine are townhomes. Growth and development slowed in Bluffton from August, when it approved 56 permits. → Read More

Beaufort Co. Council chooses ‘honest dude’ to fill top job for next 6 months

Beaufort County, SC, Council has hired John Weaver as its third interim county administrator since Sept. 2017. The Lancaster County, SC, attorney was set to retire, but Weaver will work for at least six months. → Read More

Beaufort Co. man says he’s seriously considering a run to unseat Lindsey Graham in 2020

Beaufort County, SC, Councilman Mike Covert recently updated his Twitter bio to suggest a possible run against U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham in 2020. He says he’ll make a decision soon after the 2018 midterms. → Read More

‘Could you please stop?’ Why you got 14 alerts from Jasper County since last night

Jasper County has sent automated Tropical Storm Michael Nixle alerts to Beaufort County and says it can’t stop them. Beaufort County and Hardeeville say it could, but Jasper is waiting until the storm passes. → Read More

Hilton Head private school’s future football games have some Bluffton homeowners worried

Bluffton, SC, approved Hilton Head Christian Academy to move from Hilton Head Island. However, some residents of the adjacent Pinecrest neighborhood are upset about where the school will put its football field. → Read More

Candidates for Beaufort Co. Council won’t rule out controversial figure for top job

Beaufort County, SC, County Council likely will not fill its county administrator role until after its new council takes over in January. Here’s how the new candidates want to solve this long-awaited problem. → Read More

Beaufort County interim administrator resigns, leaving county without a leader

Beaufort County, SC, interim county administrator Tom Keaveny has resigned, a day after the county launched an investigation into a consultation contract he signed without most of county council’s knowledge. → Read More

Beaufort Co. approves money for Hilton Head chamber despite concerns over spending

Beaufort County, SC, finance committee approved funding to Beaufort-Port Royal Convention and Visitors Bureau and Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. But it remains concerned about transparency. → Read More