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2008-07-13 06:00:13

By Tim Hager, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jul. 13--A recent article in The Sacramento Bee asked the question, "Is this the end of e-mail?" It seems kids -- those in high school and college -- are more likely to text or use Twitter or Facebook to communicate, rather than that old, stodgy, outdated e-mail process. E-mail, as the kids say, used to be the bee's knees. Now it's, evidently, gonersville. Who knew? I wish someone would tell those hundreds of people who e-mail me every day with...

2008-07-11 18:00:11

By Jonathan Cribbs, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jul. 11--Hand-held radio squawks ricocheted off the walls of Whale Branch Middle School on Thursday, and from the back door, it sounded faintly like a temporary NATO base had been set up inside. "Bravo ... Bravo, Echo, Alfa." "Charlie, Oscar, Uniform, November ..." The ruckus -- words from NATO's phonetic language -- was coming from teachers learning the language of air traffic controllers. The language is part of a new science and math...

2008-07-07 21:00:14

By Brandon Honig, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jul. 7--The Beaufort County Planning Commission on Monday recommended adding hundreds of homes and 150,000 square feet of commercial space to the Habersham community, but a dozen stipulations must be met to comply with the recommendation. The proposed expansion of Habersham would add 315 homes, 57 "shopfront buildings" and 150,000 square feet of commercial space on 105 acres north of Habersham, across Cherokee Farms Road. If the expansion is...

2008-07-01 21:00:10

By Jeremy Hsieh, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jul. 1--Nitrogen gas makes up about three-fourths of the air we breathe, but when it's bound in certain soluble compounds and carried into our waterways, it can cause ecologically disruptive algae blooms and fish kills. Under a proposed update of Beaufort County's stormwater management manual of best practices, nitrogen pollutants would be folded into exiting stormwater regulations, potentially forcing developers to drastically reduce the...

2008-06-28 18:02:10

By Alexis Garrobo, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jun. 28--Tests of four residential wells near the site of a shuttered chemical plant have come back clean, state health officials said last week. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control at the end of May began a drive to find private wells near a site that was home to a manufacturing company that produced various chemicals from 1977 to 1979. The Environmental Protection Agency is conducting the cleanup of the...

2008-06-26 21:02:20

By Alexis Garrobo, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jun. 26--If Beaufort County wants the former Port Royal Railroad line to be a trail, a park or a dining car, it's going to have to kick it into high gear, Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority general manager Dean Moss told area officials Thursday morning. Moss said if the county is interested, it should submit a proposal outlining the project, stating whether it would be feasible and showing how the water authority would be compensated...

2008-06-21 18:00:19

By Jeremy Hsieh, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jun. 21--Since finishing high school in 2006, Robert Howard, 19, said he's been serious about making a career out of music. "I'm trying to change mind states, you know? You don't have to do bad stuff to come up," he said Wednesday of his music. Howard, who raps under the name Beaufort's Bodyguard, said he's putting that dream aside if it doesn't go anywhere by the end of the summer and will join the military. Right now, he lives at home and...

2008-06-16 21:00:24

By Alexis Garrobo, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jun. 16--If you want to shatter the illusion of safety, visit a hospital emergency room. It's there that medical professionals come across the worst cases. But two emergency room nurses at Beaufort Memorial Hospital have been trained to work with sexual assault victims and make their ordeals as bearable as possible. "I think that (treating sexual assault victims) has really enlightened me because we think we live in a community where...

2008-06-14 18:00:25

By Alexis Garrobo, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jun. 14--Sweat drips from workers' bodies and brows even as the sun sets behind the 12-foot chain-link, barbed wire fence that surrounds a Lands End migrant camp. Workers retreat from tomato fields to about 10 migrant camps attached to various farms -- Sanders Farm, Six L's Dempsey Farms and Capers Island Farm. About 1,000 workers travel from Florida, Mexico, Honduras or Guatemala following the tomato season into Beaufort County. And as...

2008-06-14 18:00:22

By Jonathan Cribbs, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jun. 14--Three northern Beaufort County schools will have to offer their students the choice next year to transfer to other schools with better academic performance records because they have not met federal standards. The three schools -- Whale Branch elementary and middle schools and Joseph S. Shanklin Elementary School -- also have to offer supplementary educational services to students and create or revise plans to reform the school....


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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