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911 Alert System is out in Beaufort and Jasper County

The 911 Dailing System is down for Beaufort and Jasper Counties, according to alerts from the Sheriff Office’s for both Counties.Both alerts say anyone needing to call 911 should attempt to do so via a land line phone if available. Be sure to tell the 911 center which county you are in.Jasper County

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-19 20:37:00

Ridgeland woman accused of embezzling nearly $275,000 from Jasper County

Denise Smith, 56, was arrested Thursday by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and was charged with Embezzlement of Public Funds of $10,000 or more.


Teenager missing from Beaufort Co home after he ran away with a knife, police say

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a 16-year-old teenage male after he allegedly ran away from his St. Helena Island home with a knife Saturday evening.Deputies responded to Orange Grove Road around 7 p.m. on a report of a missing and endangered juvenile named Theodore Frazi

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-18 20:35:00

Firefighters work large house fire Beaufort County’s Pleasant Point neighborhood

Lady’s Island St. Helena Fire Department is working a large house fire in the Pleasant Point neighborhood on St. Helena, according to fire official Scott Harris.“This is going to be a long process,” Harris said via text Sunday night.Photos taken by readers also showed a large flame and smoke rising

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-19 19:49:00

BREAKING: Bluffton flyover closed due to flooding

The Bluffton flyover on Bluffton Parkway has been shut down due to flooding as a strong line of storms rolled through Sunday evening, according to an alert from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.The alert says traffic cones have been set up at the flyover’s access ramps on Bluffton Parkway and we

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-08-19 19:29:00

Bluffton Police need your help to find missing man

Bluffton Police are searching for a missing man and they hope you can help find him.They worry 50 year old David Peter Ingersoll may hurt himself or someone else.AdvertisementThey say he was last seen Friday, August 19th and that before he disappeared he "made verbal threats to harm himself and othe

WJCL - 2018-08-20 12:13:00

2 year old shot in Jasper County

A 2 year old is recovering after Jasper County deputies say someone fired several shots into a house on Fordville Road near Ridgeland.It happened Thursday evening.AdvertisementInvestigators believe the gunman fired as many as eight bullets from some nearby woods.Deputies are searching for the gunman


Jasper Co. woman was supposed to watch over public funds. Police say she stole $274K instead

A Ridgeland woman was arrested Thursday morning and charged withembezzling more than $274,000while she worked at the Jasper County Finance Office, according to aS.C. Law Enforcement Divisionnews release.Denise Smith, 56, was charged with embezzlement of public funds valuing more than $10,000, the re


Woman confronts man watching her 4 year old through Bluffton apartment window, police say

A woman confronted a man who was looking through the window into her 4-year-old daughter’s bedroom Wednesday night at a Bluffton apartment complex, a move that apparently scared him away, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report.The incident occurred after 9 p.m. at The Bluestone apart


Police: 2-year-old hospitalized after shots fired into Ridgeland home

A child was injured late Thursday aftershots were fired into a homeon Fordville Road in Ridgeland, according to an alert from the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.The2-year-old boywas in his bedroom just before 10 p.m. when six to eight bullets struck the home, reported the Jasper County Sun Times new


Deputies investigate Bluffton shooting after shots rang out sending one to the hospital

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a shooting along a Bluffton road early Saturday morning that hospitalized a man.Deputies responded to a report of shots fired along Levant Road around 4 a.m., according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.When they arrived at the scene, they


64 percent of applicants to University of South Carolina-Beaufort were admitted for fall 2017

At University of South Carolina-Beaufort, 83 percent of undergraduate students are traditional students - age 24 or younger - and 68 percent are female, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


BREAKING: Two-year-old shot in Jasper County, police say

Jasper County, S.C. (WSAV) - A two-year-old has been shot in the unincorporated area near Ridgeland, according to Jasper County Sheriff's Office.


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.


Downtown Beaufort protest targets local web site operator

A group of small business owners and supporters walked the streets of downtown Beaufort on Friday to protest the owner of a popular local website, alleging unfair business practices and objectionable behavior.Ken Reed, a local car dealership manager and owner of Maggie’s Pub in Habersham, secured a


They’re back again! Alligator spotted floating in Hilton Head harbor

An alligator was spotted floating in the saltwater harbor of Hilton Head Island’s Harbour Town Friday evening — and we’ve seen them out of their usual habitat more often in recent months.Laura Laboon was at Harbour Town with her family when she spotted what she described as a 10 to 12 foot alligator


Sheriff’s Office searching for Jasper Co. man missing since Tuesday, release says

Allen Matthew Weinrick, 25, allegedly left his home without saying anything to his roommates, and his friends and family have told police they are concerned for his safety, the release said.


2-year-old shot and killed while lying in bed with mother

"Anytime you see a 2-year old lying their lifeless, if you don't get a lump in your throat, your're not human." said Sheriff Malphrus.


Beaufort Co. inmate faces felony charge after ‘threatening’ jail guard, police say

An inmate atthe Beaufort County Detention Centeris facing charges after threatening a correctional officer, according to a police report.The correctional officer was escorting a nurse who was dispensing medication Monday morning when the inmate, Connique Chisolm, threw her plastic water cup out of h


Longtime Hilton Head Island resident makes decision at last minute to run for town’s mayor

A longtime Hilton Head Island resident and president ofPeople for Parksannounced his candidacy for mayor shortly before the deadline Wednesday, saying he’s not happy with how town government is currently being run.“If the Town Council cannot work cohesively to move projects through, it adds to the d