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Retired 4-star general, fighter pilot, headlines African-American History Month program

Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Lloyd “Fig” Newton, a Ridgeland native, will be the keynote speaker Sunday at First Euhaw Baptist Church’s annual African-American History Month program.

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U.S. 17 widening project: What locals think

Near the intersection of S.C. 315 and U.S. 17 in Jasper County on Feb. 14, 2017, the folks we spoke with about the S.C. Dept. of Transportation's planned widening of Highway 17 were just anxious for it to get going. "Long overdue," is how one man described the project. The DOT has proposed improving U.S. 17 (Speedway Boulevard) from the I-16 Spur on Hutchinson Island in Chatham County, approximately 4.2 miles north to S.C. 315. Everyone we talked with agreed on one thing: something needs to be done to make the aforementioned intersection safer. The DOT's plans, released this week, include addressing the notoriously dangerous intersection. The public is invited to a meeting to discuss the project on Feb. 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Hardeeville Elementary School, which is located at 150 Hurricane Alley.

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Order up! Bluffton OKs food trucks

Bluffton Town Council unanimously approved Tuesday an ordinance that allows food trucks to begin operating inside town limits. The council also gave their blessing to a resolution that formalizes the board’s opposition to initial plans for the redevelopment of Hilton Head National Golf Club.

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U.S. 17 widening project: What locals think

Near the intersection of S.C. 315 and U.S. 17 in Jasper County on Feb. 14, 2017, the folks we spoke with about the S.C. Dept. of Transportation's planned widening of Highway 17 were just anxious for it to get going. "Long overdue," is how one man described the project. The DOT has proposed improving U.S. 17 (Speedway Boulevard) from the I-16 Spur on Hutchinson Island in Chatham County, approximately 4.2 miles north to S.C. 315. Everyone we talked with agreed on one thing: something needs to be done to make the aforementioned intersection safer. The DOT's plans, released this week, include addressing the notoriously dangerous intersection. The public is invited to a meeting to discuss the project on Feb. 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Hardeeville Elementary School, which is located at 150 Hurricane Alley.
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U.S. 17 widening project: What locals think

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A look at Mitchelville Preservation Society's Freedom Day 0:38

A look at Mitchelville Preservation Society's Freedom Day