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Bluffton family of 6 raising money for move to South Africa, mission

Chris Short, his wife Deborah, and their four children are moving soon -- possibly forever -- to Cape Town, South Africa, to work in the ministry helping the impoverished. The family, members of Bluffton's Lowcountry Community Church, is hoping Chris's photographs can yield some money to help pay for the tens of thousands of dollars it's going to take to move, and get settled, across the world. As for those photos, the genesis of them is a story that will touch your heart.

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Bluffton woman says parking ticket in Old Town unjustified

Suzanne Hobbs of Bluffton found herself nonplussed recently when, after enjoying the Farmer's Market in Old Town, she returned to her vehicle, on Lawrence Street, to notice a parking ticket. Hobbs says she's been told the $30 ticket was for parking on a sidewalk. But a couple problems with that, she told us on April 27, 2016: she says she was not in fact parked on a sidewalk, and, additionally, there was no signage indicating "no parking." Hobbs intends to take her complaint to Town Council.

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Happy birthday, Mr. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, English poet, playwright, actor that most regard as the pre-eminent writer of the English language, widely known as the “Bard of Avon,” was born in April of 1564. Little did the tiny English village of Stratford-upon-Avon know history was being made with the stork's visit that balmy spring day.

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Mother-in-law welcomed young bride with open arms

Before saying “I do” and becoming a “Mrs.,” every young bride - especially a fresh out of high school graduate at age 17 like I was - needs an understanding, gentle soul like Josie Altman Tanner, whom I always called Mammy, because everyone else in her family did as a mother-in-law.

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Children's Memorial Garden at Hilton Head Hospital gets $10K renovation

The Children's Memorial Garden at Hilton Head Hospital, in existence since 2001, is undergoing a $10,000 renovation, which includes replacement of 400-plus bricks, many of them engraved with the names of loved ones. The project is a collaboration between the hospital and The Greenery in Bluffton - which had employees hard at work on the site on April 14, 2016, removing the final bricks.

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Sprucing up traffic circle at Bluffton Parkway and Bluffton Road

A worker with ValleyCrest Landscape in Bluffton preps soil as part of the beautification of the traffic circle at Bluffton Parkway and Bluffton Road on April 12, 2016. When the project is completed - estimated by the end of the month - the circle will include four, raised 15-18 foot crape myrtle trees in the middle, surrounded by colorful flowers and grasses. The cost of the landscaping is between $19,000 and $25,000. ValleyCrest's enhancement manager has more.

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Bluffton family of 6 raising money for move to South Africa, mission

Chris Short, his wife Deborah, and their four children are moving soon -- possibly forever -- to Cape Town, South Africa, to work in the ministry helping the impoverished. The family, members of Bluffton's Lowcountry Community Church, is hoping Chris's photographs can yield some money to help pay for the tens of thousands of dollars it's going to take to move, and get settled, across the world. As for those photos, the genesis of them is a story that will touch your heart.
Josh Mitelman jmitelman@islandpacket.com
Bluffton family of 6 raising money for move to South Africa, mission 01:02

Bluffton family of 6 raising money for move to South Africa, mission

Bluffton woman says parking ticket in Old Town unjustified 01:23

Bluffton woman says parking ticket in Old Town unjustified

Into the fire: Bluffton high schoolers train with Bluffton Township firefighters 00:31

Into the fire: Bluffton high schoolers train with Bluffton Township firefighters

Little Caesars manager talks Sunday's armed robbery 00:44

Little Caesars manager talks Sunday's armed robbery