Beaufort News

Saturday's news briefs

Youth alliance to meet ThursdayThe LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Palmetto Electric Community Room on Mathews Drive on Hilton Head Island.

The alliance seeks to address use and abuse of alcohol, nicotine and drugs by minors in the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton communities. It is formulating a survey for students in grades seven through 12 in Bluffton and on Hilton Head; the results will help shape the alliance's future plans.

Details: or 843-681-3646.

Campsen to speak at tea party

State Sen. Chip Campsen, R-Charleston, will be the speaker at the Beaufort TEA Party meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Lady's Island Airport meeting room.

Part of Campsen's district will extend into northern Beaufort County.

Candidates in northern Beaufort County are invited to attend the event to meet voters.

Details: Call Ann Ubelis at 843-473-7712.

Vigil against domestic violence scheduled

A candlelight vigil and rally to combat domestic violence is planned for half-time of the Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School football game at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Ridgeland, according to a news release from the 14th Circuit Solicitor's Office.

Spectators are asked to wear purple to commemorate Domestic Violence Awareness Month and should be prepared to catch mini footballs provided by Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse.

The event is organized by the Jasper County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council, a collaboration of CODA, the Solicitor's Office, the Jasper County School District, Jasper County Department of Social Services and law enforcement agencies throughout the county.

Breakfast and burn sponsored by firefighters

The Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Division will hold its annual Fire Prevention Pancake Breakfast & Live Burn demonstration from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Fire Station 4 on Squire Pope Road.

This year's theme is "Have Two Ways Out."

"Many people underestimate how fast fire spreads and don't take fire escape planning seriously," a division news release said. "That's why having two ways out should be a key part of your plan."