Beaufort News

Briefly Tuesday

Historic Beaufort Foundation website overhaul complete

The Historic Beaufort Foundation recently launched its new website, which includes an updated look and new user features.

Revamping the nonprofit organization's website was among the first priorities of new foundation executive director Julie Good, who joined the organization in September.

Among its new features, the site will include a blog and more access to historic images. It also allows the organization to make changes instantly, so it can constantly update the events calendar, Good said.

Good declined to say how much the overhaul cost and said the work was done by a professional based in New York.

View the new site at

Gov. Sanford to visit Hilton Head

Outgoing Gov. Mark Sanford will speak at a Hilton Head Island First Monday Republican Lunch Group meeting next week.

The group will meet at noon Monday at Aunt Chiladas Easy Street Cafe, 69 Pope Ave. No reservation is required. The meal will be $10, including a beverage, tax and tip.

Sanford's visit to Hilton Head is one of several stops on a week-long farewell tour. His term ends when Gov.-elect Nikki Haley is sworn in Jan. 12.

Red Cross to offer volunteer training

American Red Cross training classes have been scheduled for this month in Bluffton:

  • Client casework, a class for current volunteers on how to conduct interviews with Red Cross clients affected by a disaster, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 22.
  • New volunteer orientation, an introduction to the Red Cross mission with emphasis on disaster services and the opportunities for volunteer involvement, 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 25.
  • To enroll, call the Red Cross' Bluffton Service Center at 843-757-7437.

    Jasper County schools leader to meet with residents

    Jasper County School District superintendent Vashti Washington will hold a "Coffee with the Superintendent" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 22 at the district's central office in Ridgeland.

    She will meet one-on-one with parents, school district staff and other community members.

    Reservations may be scheduled by calling 843-717-1103. Each appointment will be for 15 minutes.