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Too dangerous to be freed? Man who molested Beaufort County children up for release 12 years early

One of Beaufort County’s most notorious sex offenders was released from prison Friday and sent straight to the Beaufort County jail after serving...

Phillip Underswood-Sheppard on Aug. 28, 2015.

Emergency personnel say to prepare for Erika

Tropical storm Erika may have more bark than bite in Beaufort County by the time it reaches the area, according to the National Weather Service.

A man fishes from a pier as Tropical Storm Erika approaches the island in Naguabo, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people. The storm knocked out power and water supplies and had dumped 15 inches of rain on Dominica by early Thursday, according to the weather service in the nearby island of Antigua.

With no solution in sight, Old Town parking woes continue to annoy merchants, residents

Sabra Stutz, owner of Old Town bridal boutique Chicas, is fed up with standing in the pouring rain to save a parking space so a bride-to-be's new wedding...

Traffic crawls between rows of parked cars on Calhoun Street in Old Town Bluffton on Friday. To deal with the parking shortage in Old Town, Bluffton approved a plan in June to add as many as 100 new parking spaces.

10 years later, former Beaufort County teacher recalls how Hurricane Katrina brought her to Lowcountry

Fresh out of college and back home in the city where she was born and raised, Theanette Holmes was preparing for her first day of teaching at a nearby...

Theanette Holmes and her family display an, "I Love New Orleans," bumper sticker on their SUV.  Holmes came to Beaufort 10 years ago after she was evacuated from New Orleans on Aug. 27, 2005 because of Hurricane Katrina.

Scott Walker takes aim at Clinton, not GOP rivals, in Beaufort (W/Video)

Republican presidential hopeful and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker stayed out of the GOP-insult fray at a campaign stop Friday in Beaufort to instead...

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to a group of people at Blackstone's Cafe on Friday afternoon in Beaufort.
Business

Downtown Beaufort could see new three-story building of apartments, commercial space

A three-story building of apartments and commercial space could be coming to downtown Beaufort less than a block off Bay Street.

A three-story building planned for this empty lot on West Street has  received initial approval from the Historic District Review Board.  Designs for the building show commercial space on the first floor and  apartments above, including a third-floor penthouse.

Are you paying too much in car taxes? Lady's Island woman was for 13 years

Lady's Island resident Sue Lauland has driven her durable Toyota Camry LE for 13 years.

With no solution in sight, Old Town parking woes continue to annoy merchants, residents

Sabra Stutz, owner of Old Town bridal boutique Chicas, is fed up with standing in the pouring rain to save a parking space so a bride-to-be's new ...

Traffic crawls between rows of parked cars on Calhoun Street in Old Town Bluffton on Friday. To deal with the parking shortage in Old Town, Bluffton approved a plan in June to add as many as 100 new parking spaces.

Heirs' property session set Sept. 5

Do you own heirs' property and are afraid to lose it?

Black chamber set networking event

The Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce will have its First Friday Networking Event from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at One Town Center, 2015 Boundary Street, Suite 236, Beaufort.

Features

Jukofsky: It's not easy to be a garden guru

The flowers that bloom in the spring are planted now. Right?

I think this "volunteer plant" is a coleus variety.   Do you know?

'Shark Tooth Fairy' to partner for Tybee Island hunt

The Shark Tooth Fairy is branching out.

FILE: Mike Harris, also known as The Shark Tooth Fairy, pulls out several buckets of fossils Oct. 9, 2014, on the docks at Coosaw Island. The fossils, nearly a half a ton of them, were used for a children's fossil hunt on Oct. 11, 2014.

Bloom: Two men. Two stories. One goal.

Two men I met during our travels through the South this summer demonstrated just how one person can make difference and change the world.

Opinion

Letter: Enforce traffic laws on Hilton Head Island

Lack of enforcement of traffic laws has created a dangerous driving culture on Hilton Head Island. The reasonable speed limits set on our beautiful island are not enforced.

Rizga: Why so many public school teachers quit, and how to fix that

Every year, thousands of young and enthusiastic teachers all over the country start their first day of work. Within the following five years, at least 17 percent of them will leave the profession. Teacher attrition is especially high in poor, urban...

Other viewpoints: Cameras on the police must be open to public

The details of a North Charleston police shooting that came to light because of a bystander's cell phone video prompted the outcry about equipping police with body cameras to provide a record of incidents -- a record which could become evidence in...

David's World: Puppy love

My wife snapped this shot on National Dog Day this week.

Letter: Don't push our luck with a headline jinx

I was surprised to see an article on the front page of the newspaper saying how lucky we are not to have had a hurricane.

South Carolina

Video: Marco Rubio talks China economics in Charleston

The Donald - What makes Donald Trump so popular

Donald Trump spoke at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC, Thursday, August 27, 2015. Supporters share their views on what makes him the best...

Donald Trump spoke at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC, Thursday, August 27, 2015. Supporters share their views on what makes him the best candidate for president.

Ted Cruz, Rick Perry take part in rally at SC Statehouse

Two of the candidates seeking the GOP presidential nomination are participating in a rally at the South Carolina Statehouse this weekend.

Group cleaning up roads around Columbia

Volunteers are fanning out in and around Columbia to help clean up some of the area's roadways.

Officials urge residents to stay prepared tropical storm

Tropical Storm Erika may be getting weaker, but Florida officials still want residents to be prepared.

A Miami-Dade County worker keeps an eye on the weekly weather forecast for the Miami area at the Miami-Dade State Emergency Operations Center, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Doral, Fla. Gov. Rick Scott said that Tropical Storm Erika poses a "severe threat to the entire state" and declared a state of emergency. Scott made his declaration shortly after forecasters adjusted the trajectory of the storm to show that it's predicted to strike the southern tip of the state and then traverse northward.
Nation/World

Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives gives birth to baby boy

Victoria Yillia delivers her child just a few minutes’ walk from the ward where just last year she had hovered between life and death.

In this photo taken Aug. 16, 2015, Ebola survivor Victoria Yillia feeds her newborn son Barnabas outsider her home in Kenema, on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Storefront fortunetellers reveal all: ‘It’s a scam, sir.’

Reviews of transcripts from several parole hearings in recent years shine a light behind the hanging beads of the psychic parlor.

Zena's Psychic Parlor, where Sylvia Mitchell worked as a fortune-teller before a grand larceny conviction, in New York, May 12, 2011. Mitchell is one of three convicted psychics who told their parole boards that the fortune-telling profession is a sham.

Sheriff’s deputy fatally shot in Houston while pumping gas

A sheriff’s deputy in uniform is shot and killed while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.

Harris County public information officer Thomas Gilliland speaks to the media after a sheriff's deputy in uniform was fatally shot Aug. 28, 2015, in Houston.

Thousands gather for rally urging Malaysian leader to quit

Defying authorities, thousands of Malaysians began gathering for a major rally to demand the resignation of embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Even with a weaker Erika, Florida braces for rain

Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency early Friday as heavy rain is forecast throughout the state.

Sports

Effingham County holds off Bluffton 19-14

Defense was on display Friday night at Bluffton High School, and it was the visiting Rebels from Effingham County (Ga.) who came up with enough of ...

Bluffton's Cam Bent, left, made the catch and brought it in to score the Bobcats' first touchdown against the Effingham County Rebels on Friday night.

Smith Stearns product Jessica Pegula qualifies for US Open

Jessica Pegula always wanted to play pro tennis, especially the U.S. Open, according to Kelley Stearns.

Jessica Pegula

Hegarty, Hilton Head Island handle Whale Branch, 49-7

Aidan Hegarty threw for four touchdowns and ran for a fifth as Hilton Head Island handled Nyles Pinckney and Whale Branch easily, 49-7.

Hilton Head's Aidan Hegarty runs with the ball during their game against Whale Branch on Thursday night at Whale Branch Early College High School.

Johnson runs wild to lead John Paul II to 1st varsity win

Quarterback Karl Johnson rushed for 448 yards and six touchddowns on 19 carries to lead John Paul II to a 62-42 win over St. John’s Christian for the school’s first varsity win in their first home varsity game on Friday in Hardeevile.

Shain: Spieth just one victim of PGA Tour's late-season numbers game

Well, that reign was quick.

Jordan Spieth reacts to his missed putt on the 18th hole during the second round of play at The Barclays golf tournament Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Edison, N.J.
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