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Bluffton residents could be on the hook for a $337K police overtime bill. Here’s why

When Hurricane Matthew pounded the shores of South Carolina last year, the Town of Bluffton saw the least amount of estimated structural damage of any incorporated area in Beaufort County. Yet Bluffton stayed under emergency conditions for the longest amount of time, causing its police department to accrue a disproportionately high overtime bill compared to other police agencies in the county, including the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, which oversees emergency operations for the entire county, an investigation by The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette found.

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Beaufort County students and parents react to make-up days on Saturday

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Sheriff's Office investigates Lady's Island homicide

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Look who won the 'Lil Baby Goober' Pageant at the Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival

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Lady's Island water rescue after boat found 'traveling in circles with no one inside it'

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Inside Hilton Head Island's The Porcupine as closure looms

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Cars flipped over, roofs blown off, homes flooding: The aftermath of Hurricane Maria

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Bridge Bowl highlights

Who is going to clean up this illegal dump? One Beaufort man wants to know

A Beaufort resident who lives nearby a growing debris and illegal dumping pile near a Port Royal shopping center this it's dangerous and ugly and wants to know who will clean it up. Debris started piling up after Hurricane Matthew and has continued after Irma.
Stephen Fastenau sfastenau@islandpacket.com
Who is going to clean up this illegal dump? One Beaufort man wants to know 1:26

Who is going to clean up this illegal dump? One Beaufort man wants to know

Lady's Island water rescue after boat found 'traveling in circles with no one inside it' 1:11

Lady's Island water rescue after boat found 'traveling in circles with no one inside it'

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What you need to know about the Friends of the Beaufort Library Fall Book Sale

Coroner says they've identified Lady's Island homicide victim 0:45

Coroner says they've identified Lady's Island homicide victim