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Interrogation, 911 calls played on 2nd day of Robinson's murder trial

The prosecution called 10 witnesses Tuesday in the second day of murder suspect Tyrone Robinson's trial in the 2012 slaying of Khalil Singleton.

14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone and defense attorney Arie Bax present their opening arguments in the trial for Tyrone Robinson on Tuesday morning at the Beaufort County Courthouse.  Robinson is charged with murder in the 2012 shooting death of 8-year-old Khalil Singleton on Hilton Head Island.

RBC Heritage had $96 million impact in 2014, study says

The RBC Heritage's economic impact in 2014 was $96.142 million, according to a survey and study completed by Clemson University's International Institute...

Theophil Syslo, Staff photo 
Dr. Bob Brookover, of Clemson University, speaks during a press conference where they released the findings of an economic impact survey conducted by Clemson University?s International Institute for Tourism Research and Development during the 2014 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing held by the Heritage Classic Foundation at Sea Pines Resort at the Plantation Club's Magnolia Room on September 16, 2014.  Visitor spending data was collected during the 7 day PGA TOUR tournament on Hilton Head Island with help from the University of South Carolina- Beaufort?s Department of Hospitality Management. To watch a video, go to:?http://bit.ly/1gf1c6W

Hilton Head woman must allow beach access or pay fine

A Hilton Head Island woman's decade-long fight to block beach access beside her North Forest Beach home might be over.

A trio of confused bicyclists tries to find the way to the beach in Carolyn Austin's driveway at the end of Avocet Road on Hilton Head Island's North Forest Beach on Sept. 15, 2014. Public beach access there has been blocked during a 10-year fight by a Austin to keep it closed as a private courtyard.

Beaufort plans to reduce enrollment, financial support to ACE

Although the Beaufort County School District has decided it wants to significantly expand its own technical-education programs, it has been unclear how that would effect its participation in the vocational school it jointly runs with Jasper County...

Investigators close to pinpointing cause of F-35 fire

Officials investigating the F-35 fire that temporarily caused the fleet of fighter planes to be grounded this summer should determine the "root cause...

Two F-35Bs were showcased at an invitation-only event in August 2013 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
Business

Beaufort City Council considers best uses for parking revenue

The city of Beaufort receives, on average, about $150,000 a year in parking revenues from downtown. The question now is how to best use that money.

A parking meter in downtown Beaufort decked out to offer free parking for holiday shoppers in November 2013.

MindStream Academy to move from Hilton Head location

The boarding school, which focuses on helping students lose weight, will make way for a future University of South Carolina Beaufort campus.

MindStream Academy fitness director Michael Paulmeier, left, gives a tour of the fitness area in this 2011 file photo.

Economic development leaders urge County Council to commit more funding to Alliance

Beaufort County needs to pony up if it wants to be serious about recruiting businesses, according to local economic development leaders.

RBC Heritage had $96 million impact in 2014, study says

The RBC Heritage's economic impact in 2014 was $96.142 million, according to a survey and study completed by Clemson University's International Institute...

Theophil Syslo, Staff photo 
Dr. Bob Brookover, of Clemson University, speaks during a press conference where they released the findings of an economic impact survey conducted by Clemson University?s International Institute for Tourism Research and Development during the 2014 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing held by the Heritage Classic Foundation at Sea Pines Resort at the Plantation Club's Magnolia Room on September 16, 2014.  Visitor spending data was collected during the 7 day PGA TOUR tournament on Hilton Head Island with help from the University of South Carolina- Beaufort?s Department of Hospitality Management. To watch a video, go to:?http://bit.ly/1gf1c6W

2 promoted by new Bluffton town manager

New Bluffton town manager Marc Orlando has made two promotions at Town Hall.

Frank Hodge
Features

Chef David Young of Roastfish & Cornbread: 'Growing up here, we always had good cornbread'

Chef David Young of Roastfish & Cornbread on Hilton Head Island shares what's in his fridge.

Chef David Young of Roastfish and Cornbread

Offshore fishing trip has 'The Sponge' like kid in candy shop

Ready for a bit of schizoid-Collins? Twenty minutes ago I had my column all figured out and just as I sat down to write, the phone rang. It was a friend...

Bill Sanders holds up his first red snapper.

'Big Sister' celebrates 85 years making sure family, friends know she cares

She has many titles: sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher, prayer warrior, traveler, friend.

Opinion

Don't identify children who are undocumented

We now know that 56 undocumented immigrant children have been relocated to Beaufort County by federal authorities, but we don't know the children's names, their addresses or where they're attending school. That's how it should be -- and how it should...

It makes sense to educate all

When I was in a store recently I commented to the clerks on the pity of the newspaper's article that some students are sitting three to a desk and sharing books. I thought they would say as I was thinking, "Yes, South Carolina needs to...

Proposed traffic light would hurt community

As a resident of Eagle's Pointe, I was very upset after reading about the traffic light that may be installed at the Bluffton fire station. This is detrimental to our community's residents who already have problems leaving and entering without...

County chooses poorly on roadway priorities

Recently there have been a number of comments about the efficacy of the Bluffton Parkway. We were told that it would be an alternate route to evacuate residents of Bluffton and Hilton Head Island in the case of a hurricane. Unfortunately the road...

All these TV ads make my head hurt

For how long now have these Georgia political candidates been telling some truths, half truths and untruths about each other on our TV channels? One after the other after the other ... for two plus months now? With another month and a half until the...

South Carolina

In photos: SC moonshine

Making moonshine has been in the family for generations of the Monday family of Camden.

Carl and Shannon Monday operate Dark Water Distillery in Camden.  Monday's ancestors have made moonshine since first coming to America from Ireland.  He continues the family tradition, down to the recipe and process now that making moonshine is legal in South Carolina. 9/16/14

Columbia, Richland drug-lab plan fails

Columbia police chief Holbrook presses council for new evidence-storage site; discussion shows division between city manager, some council members.

Columbia City Council members and the city manager welcomed back Councilwoman Leona Plaugh, center. Tuesday was Plaugh's first day back at City Hall since undergoing surgery Aug. 12 on her thigh for a rare form of the disease. Plaugh travels later this week to Houston to begin her treatment.

Modern Day Moonshine

Carl and Shannon Monday operate Dark Water Distillery in Camden. They make and sell legal moonshine much the same way Carl Monday's ancestors did in the Kentucky and Tennessee mountains.

In photos: SC Senate DSS hearing

Acting Director Amber Gillum of the S.C. Department of Social Services, testified for the first time before a SC Senate panel charged with investigating...

The Senate DSS oversight committee met Tuesday to hear testimony from DSS Acting Director Amber Gillum and Deputy director Jessica Hanak-Coulter. 9/16/14

Gaffney minister charged with cruelty to children

The Limestone College chaplain has been charged with cruelty to children after police say he slapped his 13-year-old child several times in the head...

Nation/World

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

Adrian Peterson was back at Minnesota Vikings headquarters on Monday, and the first thing fullback Jerome Felton did when he saw his star running ...

Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings walks on the field on a rainy day during the team’s training camp on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minn.

Ditching the Queen a step too far for Scottish independence

After Elizabeth I died childless in 1603, her closest royal relative James VI of Scotland came down to take the throne and unite the two crowns, becoming...

In this Friday June 17, 2011, photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II waves as she arrives by carriage on the fourth day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting at Ascot, England. Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish estate at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence _ and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well.

New reality for Israelis on Golan Heights: Islamists control other side

The green and white flag fluttering above a border checkpoint not far from the Ein Zivan kibbutz on a recent afternoon symbolized the new reality that...

Druze from the town of Buq'ata are seen at a lookout point next to Kibbutz Ein Zivan in the Israeli-held Golan Heights as they look through binoculars toward the Quneitra crossing last week. In recent weeks Syrian troops and Islamist rebels have battled in the Quneitra area, near the frontier with the Israeli-held Golan Heights. The rebels seized control of the Quneitra crossing.

Bad fracking wells taint water, scientists find

Faulty fracking wells are to blame for drinking water contamination in Texas and Pennsylvania, according to new findings from researchers at five ...

Fracking is also known as horizontal natural gas drilling.

Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

An improved economy with more full-time workers spurred a decline in the national poverty rate in 2013 _ the first in 7 years _ and the first decline...

The number of men and women working full time year-round increased by 1.8 million and by 1 million, respectively, from 2012 to 2013.
Sports

McCombs: It's best for all involved if Alina Hamilton-Clark resigns

Alina Hamilton-Clark should resign. It's the right thing to do. Hamilton-Clark serves on the Jasper County School District's Board of Trustees. Her...

Alina Hamilton-Clark

No. 22 Clemson hopes to upset No. 1 Florida State

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has seen too many underdog success stories to worry about what others think of his team's chances at top-ranked Florida ...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2013, file photo, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney walks on the field before an NCAA college football game against Maryland in College Park, Md. Swinney believes his 22nd-ranked Tigers are ready for their big opportunity this week against No. 1 Florida State.

RBC Heritage had $96 million impact in 2014, study says

The RBC Heritage's economic impact in 2014 was $96.142 million, according to a survey and study completed by Clemson University's International Institute...

Theophil Syslo, Staff photo 
Dr. Bob Brookover, of Clemson University, speaks during a press conference where they released the findings of an economic impact survey conducted by Clemson University?s International Institute for Tourism Research and Development during the 2014 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing held by the Heritage Classic Foundation at Sea Pines Resort at the Plantation Club's Magnolia Room on September 16, 2014.  Visitor spending data was collected during the 7 day PGA TOUR tournament on Hilton Head Island with help from the University of South Carolina- Beaufort?s Department of Hospitality Management. To watch a video, go to:?http://bit.ly/1gf1c6W

IPBG High School Football Podcast Episode 9, 'Let's Solve a Mystery!'

Have a tough Monday at work? Well so did I -- Editing the IP/BG Football Podcast. With sports editor Mike McCombs in tow, it was much tougher work. ...

Vote for the IPBG High School Football Player of the Week for Week 3

Area high school football fans have the opportunity to cast their vote for The Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette High School Football Player of the Week...

Footballs lie on the field during the first half of an NCAA college football game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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