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'Their hearts were beating when mine was broken:' Bluffton woman finds post-Irma help

The flood waters of Tropical Storm Irma have washed a retired school teacher out of her home in Bluffton. Susan Mixson Cleveland has a temporary place to stay in Estill, but very little else. Former students and total strangers responded to pleas for help on the internet, hauling truck loads of dama

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 20:01:00

Can't find a parking spot in Old Town Bluffton? The town's trying to change that.

BLUFFTON, Sc. (WSAV) - Monday morning, two houses stood at the corner of Boundary and Lawrence streets in Old Town Bluffton, and by evening, there were only a few piles of debris left in their place. The Town of Bluffton bought the land to create more green space and parking in the downtown area and

WSAV-TV - 2017-09-18 21:41:11

Beaufort County school board candidate forum is Sept. 27

A forum for two candidates in the running for the District 6 Beaufort County school board seat will be held Sept. 27. The forum will be held by the Greater Bluffton Republican Club at the Mill Creek clubhouse, 214 Argo Circle, Okatie. The forum begins at 5:45 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Th

BLUFFTONTODAY.COM - 2017-09-19 14:46:00

Eddy County leaders get aerial view of nature and extraction

With the resurgence of the oil and gas in Eddy County, local officials worry that extraction activities could compromise the mountain ranges, caves and karst lands that make the region unique. That's why conservation agencies partnered to take state, county and city leaders aboard a six-seat plane e

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-20 09:06:00

Nominee for EPA chemical safety post has deep industry ties

President Donald Trump's nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency has for years accepted payments for criticizing studies that raised concerns about the safety of his clients' products, according to a review of financial records and his published work by The Associat

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-20 04:37:00

Cassidy health bill faces opposition from Louisiana governor

As U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy tries to persuade fellow GOP senators to support his legislation undoing President Barack Obama's health care law, he lacks the backing of state leaders at home in Louisiana. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday he opposes the proposal, which he said would eli

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 23:23:00

Bennington project moves forward following sale of site

A downtown Bennington, Vermont, site marked for a major redevelopment initiative has been sold. The Bennington Banner reports (http://bit.ly/2xb2GDC ) the Putnam Block project was purchased on Monday by the Bennington County Industrial Corp. for $2 million. Bennington Redevelopment Group, LLC is exp

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 22:54:00

Police identify man killing in northwest Omaha crash

Authorities have identified a man killed in a one-vehicle crash in northwest Omaha. Police say 45-year-old Orlando Bush, of Omaha, died following the crash that happened around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. Police say Bush was driving westbound on the road in a small sport utility vehicle when he veered to the

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 22:22:00

Questions school district audit must answer

We held a press conference on Sept. 1 to ask the Beaufort County Board of Education to conduct an outside audit of its procurement card purchases to resolve the many allegations leveled against the program. Now that the school board has agreed to such an audit, we think the audit should answer the f

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 21:25:00

IT contractor sentenced for wire fraud that used porn site

A Tempe information technology contractor has been sentenced after pleading guilty to wire fraud for trying to extort $10,000 from a company and then defacing its website by redirecting its home page to a pornographic site. A federal judge on Monday sentenced Tavis Irvin Tso of Tempe to serve four y

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 20:54:00

Montana high school donates homecoming budget to fire relief

A Montana high school donated all of the money from its homecoming budget for fire relief in the state. KULR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2ybC9CO ) Laurel High School also helped raise money and donated the proceeds to the Montana Stockgrowers Association, a nonprofit organization with the mission to p

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 20:35:00

All in all, Trump has had a pretty good eight months

Eight months of President Donald Trump is one-sixth of his term. By analogy, he is standing on the fourth tee of his first round. His score is one over, largely because of penalty strokes for the flubbed response to Charlottesville, Virginia, and some out-of-bounds tweets (offset in part by superb f

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 19:51:00

GOP lieutenant governor wants to end Ohio Medicaid expansion

Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says she would end Medicaid expansion in Ohio if elected to succeed Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik), a fellow Republican who has championed the expansion. While campaigning Monday in Cleveland, Taylor said the expansion of the program serving children, the poor and the disabled is f

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 16:54:00

Private prison firm faces $44K fine for inmate count issues

Tennessee corrections officials have fined a private prison company $43,750 because of problems it had counting inmates at a jail it operates, according to state documents. The state Department of Correction levied the penalty against CoreCivic in May over breach of contract due to the woes at Trous

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 11:37:00

U.S. 17 blocked near South Okatie Hwy due to downed power lines

U.S. 17 is closed just north of South Okatie Hwy (315) due to downed power lines. Jasper County Emergency Services says all lanes are blocked due to power lines down across the roadway. Stay with WTOC for updates to this story. U.S. 17 is closed just north of South Okatie Hwy (315) due to downed po

WTOC.COM - 2017-09-19 17:05:59

Hilton Head restaurants in the running for Southern Living 'South's Best 2018'

Two Hilton Head Island restaurants are in the running for Southern Living"South's Best 2018" contest. Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks and Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana are among 26 restaurants in South Carolina nominated for the award. Voting is open until Oct. 9 and can be completed by cli

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 19:25:00

Savannah Jaycees Celebrate 75th Anniversary

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees have announced plans for their 75th Anniversary Gala set for Saturday, Oct. 21, in the ballroom in the Embassy Suites Hotel, 605 W. Oglethorpe Ave. Guests will enjoy live music, dinner and dancing. As part of the event, the organization will present its Distinguis

CARRIAGETRADEPR.COM - 2017-09-20 01:54:01

Boil water advisory lifted for Lowcountry neighborhood

Residents of the Shammy Creek community in Okatie, SC are advised to flush their systems before using. Updated: 1:35 PM EDT Sep 18, 2017 Okatie, SC [September 18, 2017] - The replacement of the Shammy Creek waterline was completed and bacteriological samples taken on Friday September 15. Today, Be

WJCL - 2017-09-18 17:35:00

Violent Newberry rival groups clashed in Columbia's Vista over music industry disputes

An ongoing music industry-related rivalry between two "very violent" Newberry County groups led to Saturday's shootout in the Vista that injured eight, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Monday. The names and origins of the groups and what precisely precipitated the shooting outside of the Empi

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 00:24:00

Noisy, but that's not all: Leaf blowers flagged as polluters, possible health threat

Five years after starting his first job with a landscaping crew in the suburbs of Seattle, Fredi Dubon decided he had enough and called it quits. The work days were long, sometimes 12 hours, but a bigger problem was having to inhale exhaust from his gas-powered leaf blower. The fumes tended to be ha

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2017-09-19 10:00:00