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    Public gets shut out of its judicial system

    Would you pay the mortgage on a home that you were not allowed to live in? Review a book you were banned from reading? Recommend a restaurant at which the owner locked the doors every time he saw you coming?

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    Taxpayers win with demise of land deal

        Public support — and public dollars — have disappeared for a multi-million dollar Buckwalter Place land deal. That’s a win for taxpayers whose dollars were to fund this questionable real estate deal. The proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back...

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    Spend more time policing carriage tours

    As Beaufort City Council grapples (yet again) with controversy involving horse-drawn carriage tours on its streets, city manager Scott Dadson poses a pertinent question: How much time and energy does council want city staff to spend policing carriage operations?

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    US 278 traffic study could make road safer

    A critical first step was just announced that should make U.S. 278 in Bluffton safer. The S.C. Department of Transportation, at the request of Beaufort County, will conduct a safety audit of the stretch of highway from the Beaufort-Jasper county line to Hilton Head Island.

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    Vigilance needed to keep river healthy

    More than a few residents have been squinting at their glasses of tap water following a report by a Georgia-based environmental group that called into question the health of the Savannah River, the water source for more than 150,000 people in Beaufort and Jasper counties.

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    Beaufort to miss out on economic activity

    Festivals help create a sense of community. They also offer entertainment for residents and visitors alike. And just as importantly, they provide a boost for the local economy from festival-goers buying food, drinks and other offerings from local businesses.

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    Don't back down on sales tax decision

    Some local leaders are peeved about Beaufort County Council's decision to nix a proposal that would have asked voters whether to increase the sales tax by 1 percent to raise money for 21 projects.

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    Agency overly harsh in canceling contract

    In a recent conversation with a S.C. Department of Natural Resources, we were told that alligator wranglers are allowed leniency in following the agency's nuisance rule to make judgment calls based on their expertise.

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    Beaufort celebrates new 'Fightertown' today

    Beaufort will be flying high today, as Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort ceremonially assumes its new role in the future of military flight.

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    State's public bodies should still draft agendas

    It's good news that the Beaufort County School District will continue its longheld practice of drafting agendas before each school board meeting. The agendas alert the public and the media to important discussions and votes on the spending of taxpayers' dollars and changes to policies that affect...

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