Simmonsville, Buck Island connector completed
The expansion of Plantation Park Drive in Bluffton has been completed and is open to the public.
Two sections of the road -- between Plantation Park Way and Westbury Park Drive, and between Plantation Park Drive and Simmonsville Road -- were extended. The road now provides another connection between Simmonsville and Buck Island roads.
Filing date, special election set for council seat
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Gary Fordham's vacant Beaufort City Council seat will be filled in a July 19 special election.
Fordham, 64, had served on City Council since 1999, until his death last week.
Candidates for the at-large, nonpartisan seat can file with the Beaufort County Election Commission by noon June 4, according to a city news release. The filing fee is $150.
City Council has five members -- a mayor and four council members -- who typically meet on Tuesdays three times a month.
Council members are paid $4,800 a year.
Cathouse' to open at animal rescue farm
Maranatha Farm, a Ridgeland animal-rescue shelter, will open the Cathouse, its first feline facility, at 1 p.m. today.
The public is invited to the grand opening. Animals also may be seen every Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the farm, which is on Crabapple Lane off Bees Creek Road. Adoption fees are $100 for dogs and $50 for cats, which includes vaccination and sterilization.
Details: Call 843-816-6676 or go to www.maranathafarm.org.
Buckwalter farmers market to open Tuesday
The weekly Buckwalter Place Traditional Farmers Market will open for its second year from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The farmers market will be in a new location, near the roundabout in the field across from CareCore National.
Information: Call market manager Larry Hughes at 843-836-3134.
Deep Well seeks furniture for those in need
The Deep Well Project on Hilton Head Island needs gently used furniture and free-standing appliances to be distributed without charge to the needy.
To arrange for pickup, contact The Deep Well office at 843-785-2849. Items also may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 154A Beach City Road.