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Jury seated in first day of Robinson murder trial

A jury was seated Monday in the murder trial of Tyrone Robinson, accused of killing 8-year-old Khalil Singleton on Hilton Head Island on Sept. 1, 2012...

The Honorable Thomas W. Cooper Jr. presides over jury selection for the trial of Tyrone Robinson, charged with murder in the 2012 shooting death of 8-year-old Khalil Singleton, on Sept. 15, 2014, at Beaufort County Courthouse.

Bluffton teen hospitalized after attack

A Bluffton teen was hospitalized Saturday after he was attacked by six people at an apartment complex, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's ...

Photo: A big stink in traffic

Traffic is detoured around a mess created Sept. 15, 2014, when a disabled truck accidentally dropped a "sewage-sludge material" on the westbound lanes...

Traffic is detoured around a mess created Sept. 15, 2014, when a disabled truck accidentally dropped a "sewage-sludge material" on the westbound lanes of the Cross Island Parkway's Charles E. Fraser Bridge, according to S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control spokesman Jim Beasley. The black, slippery liquid caused motorists to brake and swerve to avoid driving through it. The spill temporarily shut down one lane on the bridge, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sgt. Robin McIntosh said. DHEC monitored the cleanup of the material, which was completed about two hours after the spill was reported. At right, a sheriff's deputy and the truck driver look on.

Legislators seek stoplight to halt Berkeley Hall, Beaufort County dispute

Beaufort County legislators made a formal request today for a traffic light to stop a dispute between the county and Berkeley Hall over a frontage ...

Sanford divorce hearing postponed

The family court hearing for Mark and Jenny Sanford that was scheduled for 9:30 Monday morning has been postponed, according to an attorney on the ...

Business

Legislators seek stoplight to halt Berkeley Hall, Beaufort County dispute

Beaufort County legislators made a formal request today for a traffic light to stop a dispute between the county and Berkeley Hall over a frontage...

Update Thursday on Garvin House

The town of Bluffton will give an update Thursday on plans for the Garvin House, the earliest-known home owned by a freed slave along the May River.

Time running out to claim $10,000 Powerball ticket sold in Bluffton

One week remains to claim a $10,000 Powerball ticket sold in Bluffton.

Area breweries investing millions, adding staff

Asheville's craft brewery boom continues to see explosive growth, with many beer producers dropping millions on expansion and staff.

Rock Hill printing company blends old and new for success

The printing shop on West Main Street in Rock Hill holds historic items, but it was a new computer-to-plate system that saved the family business ...

Ray Reynolds, left, and Donnie Reynolds, owners of the Reynolds and Reynolds Printing Co. on West Main Street. The partnership has been in business for 30 years.
Features

Professional Opinion: Which is better: A walk outside or a workout on an elliptical or treadmill?

Janis Newton, interim director of the Medical University of South Carolina Wellness Center, discusses what makes a workout on an elliptical, outside...

Janis Newton is the interim director of the Medical University of South Carolina Wellness Center

A Little Advice: What's the best way to make new friends?

Lowcountry children share tips on starting a friendship.

Johnny Iannazzo, Madelynn Miner, Camden Bernstein, Renzo Andreucetti, Nyckele Gardner, Elizabeth Monzon, Jada Green and Brady Sacha — all youth from Bluffton and Hilton Head Island, S.C. — tell us how they make new friends.

Study Break: 'A consistent and positive morning routine is crucial'

Elizabeth Sanders, a first-grade teacher at Riverview Charter School in Shell Pont, talk about her morning routine in the classroom.

Elizabeth Sanders is a first-grade teacher at Riverview Charter School in Shell Point.
Opinion

Let science decide if business is good fit

You don't have to like the idea of a cannonball jellyfish operation -- or trust the people who would operate it -- to admit their legal representative makes a valid point: A zoning change designed simply to throw another hurdle in front of an unpopular...

Here's my say on a few issues

A couple of thoughts:

Risks are too great to drill off SC coast

What short memories we have! BP is found "grossly negligent in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout which killed 11 workers and resulted in the biggest environmental disaster in U.S. history," according to the Sept. 5 story in the newspaper. The judge...

Church's future left up to faithful

In June, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA passed a resolution to change its constitution to allow same-sex marriages in its churches. This PCUSA constitutional amendment would change the Book of Order on marriage to say "between...

Time is not healing for Jenny Sanford

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

South Carolina

A community prays, mourns

A community prayer vigil in memory of the five slain Jones children was held at Red Bank Baptist Church. St. James Lutheran Church and Red Bank United...

A community prayer vigil in memory of the five slain Jones children was held at Red Bank Baptist Church. St. James Lutheran Church and Red Bank United Methodist Church also joined with Red Bank Baptist to remember the children.

Democratic US Senate candidate Hutto: ‘I don’t mind saying that I’m for government’

Brad Hutto grew up on a dairy farm in Orangeburg County, bailing hay, driving a tractor and milking cows.

Mayor’s Florida trip could add fuel to SC ethics reform

Ethics panel’s decision that capital city’s mayor did not have to disclose free trip to Florida could fuel calls for ethics reform.

Gov. Nikki Haley, state leaders, and ethics reform advocates held a news conference to talk about ethics reform, an issue that figures to be major in the 2014 campaign for governor. Here, Henry McMaster and Travis Medlock listen to her remarks.

Testimony ties ex-sheriff’s computer account to phony fraud reports

The computer user name of suspended Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael Johnson was used to create or edit numerous incident reports alleging phony...

Former Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael Johnson enters The Matthew J. Perry Federal Courthouse in Columbia with his wife, Vera Johnson. Jury selection began Monday for the public corruption case. 9/8/14

UPDATE: Richland County Sheriff’s Department seeks information on remains of body found Sunday

The remains of a body have been found in a residential area of Richland County east of Columbia, officials say.

Nation/World

Obama to send 3,000 U.S. military to Africa to help against Ebola

President Barack Obama plans to dispatch 3,000 U.S. military personnel to Africa as part of a major U.S. boost to counter the outbreak of Ebola as...

Health workers in protective gear leave after carrying the body of a woman that they suspect died from the Ebola virus, in an area known as Clara Town in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 10. A surge in Ebola infections in Liberia is driving a spiraling outbreak in West Africa that is increasingly putting health workers at risk as they struggle to treat an overwhelming number of patients. A higher proportion of health workers has been infected in this outbreak than in any previous one.

President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor

In a ceremony at the White House on September 15, 2014, President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and...

In a ceremony at the White House on September 15, 2014, President Obama presented the Medal of Honor to Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and Specialist Four Donald Sloat.

States will get millions to fight labor violations

The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday awarded $10.2 million to nearly two dozen states to beef up enforcement of a labor scheme that companies employ...

Ramon Rodriguez, left, and Rafael Limones hold signs in protest. Construction workers and supporters met to demand payment for building the BuckeyeTrail Commons apartments from general contractor Siltek Group on Sept. 24, 2013, in Dallas, Texas.

Big question in N.C. Senate race: Who’s worse – Obama or GOP?

They rose together, both elected in 2008. Now President Barack Obama and Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., are struggling together.

First US strike in expanded Iraq fight

The United States bombed an Islamic State position southwest of Baghdad on Monday in what the U.S. Central Command said was the first airstrike undertaken...

Sports

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. ...

Hilton Head Christian no match for rain, Northwood Academy in 42-18 loss

According to coach Ryan Mitch, the Hilton Head Christian Academy Eagles haven't played a dry game this year.

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)

Venable back to defend WSCGA Amateur Championship at Callawassie Island

The 66th Women's South Carolina Golf Association's Amateur Championship tees off Tuesday on the Dogwood and Magnolia Course at Callawassie Island Club...

Lea Venable of Greenville celebrates quietly to herself after putting the ball at No. 18 during the final round of the 2013 Women's S.C. Golf Association State Amateur Championship at Colleton River Plantation in Bluffton. Venable is back to defend her title this week at Callawassie Island Club.

High School Roundup, Sept. 15: Hilton Head Island tops Bluffton in tri-match split

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