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New shopping center will mean these Bluffton neighborhoods will finally get a grocery store

Residents of New Riverside and Palmetto Bluff who have eagerly been awaiting the day a supermarket gets built nearby, will soon have reason to celebrate.Though Bluffton Town Council delayed approval for May River Crossing, a shopping center proposed in the northeast corner of the S.C. 46 and S.C. 17

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-16 17:00:00

Take a look inside the Bluffton Chick-fil-A as it prepares to reopen later this month

Construction appears to be moving along at theBluffton Chick-fil-Aas the restaurant gets closer to its anticipated reopening date.The eatery, located at 9 Malphrus Road along U.S. 278, posted photos Tuesday on itsFacebook pageof the status of renovations after it closed July 19th for the remodel.Own

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-16 06:48:00

Did you shop at this Bluffton store? It appears to have closed

A Bluffton health store that provided several specialty health options appears to have closed its doors.HealthSmart of Bluffton, located at 67 Towne Drive in Belfair Towne Village, had a locked door Wednesday afternoon with a closed sign posted at the front door.The store, which opened in January 20

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-15 13:38:00

Beaufort County authorities seek missing, endangered woman

Tanysia Matuzak of Hilton Head IslandBEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) - A 26-year-old woman from Hilton Head Island has been reported missing and endangered.According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), Tanysia Matuzak was last seen on August 9 in Beaufort.Matuzak is described as a white female, ap

WSAV-TV - 2018-08-16 16:50:38

Authorities seek to ID possible witnesses in Family Dollar fire

Both individuals are black females with short hair. One was seen wearing a pink dress and a tan purse with a white strap. The other was wearing glasses, black athletic capris, a blue tank top and a lanyard around her neck.

WSAV-TV - 2018-08-16 18:45:26

Men who drowned off Tybee Island sandbar identified; 2nd body recovered

Two men who drownedafter being swept off a Tybee Island sandbarby the tide have been identified, and officials announced Wednesday night that the second man’s body was recovered.The menwere identifiedby the Tybee Island Police Department as Montell Newton, 24, and Kiwan Benson, 31, both of Atlanta.T

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-16 07:35:00

Missing Hilton Head woman last seen August 9 in Beaufort. Have you seen her?

Deputies are looking for a 26-year-old Hilton Head Island woman who was last seen August 9 in Beaufort, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office news release.Tanysia Matuzak’s family reported her missing and endangered Wednesday night, the release said.She is 5-foot-7, 130 pounds, and has bro

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-16 13:02:00

Highly contagious respiratory disease affecting dogs in Hilton Head, Bluffton

"We're seeing dogs with a history of being around other dogs. Whether being in a kennel, boarded, veterinary hospital, dog parks, and then within three or four days of that experience, they start coughing," said Ben Parker a Veterinarian at Coastal Veterinary Clinic.

WSAV-TV - 2018-08-14 23:55:35

Bluffton woman hit mom and brother, kicked the cage in cop car, goes to jail, police say

A Bluffton woman faces two third degree assault and battery charges after she allegedly shoved and choked her mother and punched her brother early Tuesday, according to a Bluffton Police Department report.Officers responded to the Bluffton home at 12:15 a.m., the report said. The address of the home


Former Beaufort Co school board member who called his peer a ‘hot chick’ will run again

A former Beaufort County school board member who was reprimanded forreferring to a fellow board member as a “hot chick” and making other disparaging comments about his peersis running for the board again, in spite of losing a race for another seat two years ago.Paul Roth, of Hilton Head Island, file

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-16 11:36:00

Beaufort Co. deputies charge mom in domestic violence incident after son videos it

A mother faces a a second degree domestic violence charge after her son recorded a fight between his parent on his cell phone in Bluffton on Wednesday, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report.The alleged assault occurred between 3:25 a.m. and 3:40 a.m. at an apartment on Simmonsville

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-15 15:16:00

With Moss gone, Beaufort Co. district makes FBI subpoenas on Bluffton schools public

“I’m very respectful of whatever happened before ... but my view is that this is a public institution and we need to be as forthcoming as we need to be and that I respect the FOIA laws and I want to be responsive in that arena,” said interim superintendent Herbert Berg, who made the final decision t


Georgia woman facing 'longest sentence' for leaking to media

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP)- Prosecutors say a Georgia woman who pleaded guilty to mailing a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the "longest sentence" ever for a federal crime involving leaks to the media.Ex-National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner is scheduled for sentencing Aug. 23 b

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-08-15 20:36:00

3 Beaufort County restaurants featured on Cooking Channel show. Here’s how to watch

Two Beaufort County restaurants will be featured on national television Thursday night.The Cooking Channel’s show“Seaside Snacks and Shacks”visitsBluffton BBQon its episode airing at 10 p.m. andHudson’s Seafood House on the Docksin Hilton Head Island at 10:30 p.m.Earlier this month, the show also fe

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-15 11:45:00

Missing swimmer’s body found off Tybee as search continues for 2nd man, officials say

The fire department has been joined in the search by theTybee Marine Rescue Squad, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Chatham Marine Patrol and a Chatham mosquito control helicopter.

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-15 07:26:00

Hilton Head town council member known for taxpayer-funded lawsuits runs for mayor

A two-time Hilton Head Town Council member, known forrecent defamation lawsuitsthat were funded by taxpayers, has filed to run for mayor — in a move that some call surprising.Kim Likins, who has represented Ward 4 on Town Council since 2010, filed for candidacy late Wednesday morning. Before then, s

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-15 18:13:00

Looking for a job? This Bluffton resort has them. Here’s how to take the first step

Looking for a new job?Bluffton’s Montage Palmetto Bluff resort may have a position for you.The resort is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Riverhouse located 1 Village Park Square, according to Christine Wrobel, public relations and marketing manager.“We have a variety of pos

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-15 14:05:00

Bluffton family’s travels samples a taste of Europe and the best in tennis

We have had quite a summer visiting with family members from Europe and here in the U.S.The fun began the first of August and will sadly end as all of the birds fly home to roost.Our niece Anna and her husband Remko Molenar arrived from Delft, Holland, with a large chunk of aged gouda cheese which I

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-15 10:25:00

UPDATE: Police ID Savannah officer, wife allegedly killed by teen brother

WILMINGTON ISLAND, Ga. (WSAV) - Police have identified the Savannah Police officer and his wife killed in an apparent stabbing on Wilmington Island Monday morning. The victims are officer Luis Molina, 53, and 28-year-old Akia Molina. The Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) withheld the names unt


Police: 14-year-old Bluffton girl takes parents’ car for trip to IHOP. They weren’t amused

A 14-year-old Bluffton girl stole her parents car, drove it to IHOP, crashed into a bench, and drove home without waking her parents early Saturday, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report.Not only were they not amused, but they pressed charges.Deputies responded to a home on Simmonsv