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Supporters pack Whale Branch Middle for Warren By Mike McCombs SEABROOK – More than 450 people – supporters and those whose curiosity got the best of them – packed Whale Branch Middle School on Monday night to hear U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren speak as part of her 2020 campaign for U.S. President. The 69-year-old Warren (D-Mass.) was the third Democratic presidential hopeful to visit Beaufort County over roughly a week’s time, joining former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper and former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke. Warren spoke for roughly an hour before taking questions from randomly chosen members of the audience.
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Q&A WITH ELIZABETH WARREN By Mike McCombs SEABROOK – The Island News was given roughly 10 minutes with Elizabeth Warren, the senator from Massachussetts and 2020 Democratic candidate for president, prior to her organizational rally on Monday night at Whale Branch Middle School. MM: In the last election,
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, held a rally Monday, April 15 at Whale Branch Middle School. Photos by Bob Sofaly.
there was a battle in the Democratic Party between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, which Clinton won and then she moved on to the general election. And there’s a lot of people who may question who they voted for in that race. And then you have a (potential) candidate like Joe Biden, … didn’t run last time. You
may get some people from the last election who have some regrets. What makes these voters say Elizabeth Warren is the choice over these guys? Warren: I don’t think it’s about 2016. I think it’s about 2020. Right now, we have a government that’s working
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Marine killed in shooting at air station A U.S. Marine was shot and killed Friday night, April 12, at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, and a fellow Marine is in custody. According to an emailed release from Lt. Kevin L. Buss, MCAS Beaufort director of communication strategy and operations, the deceased Marine is 21-year-old Cpl. Tyler P. Wallingford, an Aircraft Ordnance Technician with Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 (VMFAT-501), a unit that conducts training and operations in the F-35B. The shooting took place at the barracks on MCAS Beaufort. Cpl. Spencer T. Daily, a 21-yearold Aircraft Ordnance Technician with VMFAT-501, is in custody related to the shooting, according to the release. An investigation into the shooting is under way, led by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
Clockwise from above: A crewman dumps hundreds of plastic eggs on Saturday, April 13, during the first drop of the Great Helicopter Egg Drop at Beaufort Academy. The helicopter made four different different drops for different aged participants. ••• Hundreds of children swarmed the field after a helicopter dropped plastic eggs during the second annual Great Helicopter Egg Drop on Saturday, April, 13 at Beaufort Academy. Some of the prizes tucked away in the eggs included tickets to Disney World, a Nintendo Switch and free tuition to the school. ••• Youngsters sit patiently waiting for the first of four egg drops on Saturday, April 13, during the Great Helicopter Egg Drop at Beaufort Academy. Photos by Bob Sofaly. We are. Accreditation
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Beaufort County paramedic Angie Stewart was named 2019 S.C. Paramedic of the Year recently during the South Carolina EMS Symposium in Myrtle Beach. Photo by Bob Sofaly.
Stewart named 2019 SC Paramedic of the Year
Beaufort County paramedic Angie Stewart was named the 2019 S.C. Paramedic of the Year recently during the South Carolina EMS Symposium in Myrtle Beach. Stewart, a veteran paramedic for more than 26 years, also volunteers with the Colleton County Fire Rescue and was instrumental in implementing the First Responder Assistance and Support Team in Beaufort County. FAST provides mental health education and support for first responders.
Citizen input sought for Hwy. 170 study
The Lowcountry Council of Governments has announced that citizens are encouraged to get involved in a newly initiated S.C. 170 Corridor Access Management Study as part of the Lowcountry Area Transportation Study (LATS). The SC 170 corridor currently carries an average of 33,000 vehicles per day. This area has experienced significant growth, which has led to increased congestion and
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Beaufort Tea Party to hold monthly meeting
The Beaufort Tea Party will hold its monthly meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 22 at Fuji's Restaurant on Lady's Island. Monday's guest will be Turning Point USA's Mike Miller.
Beaufort County convenience centers closed Easter
All Beaufort County convenience centers will be closed Sunday, April 21, in observance of the Easter holiday, but will resume their normal schedule Monday, April 22. Residents are encouraged to check their local center for official operating hours and are asked to plan accordingly.
For more information, please contact the County’s Solid Waste and Recycling Section at 843-2552736 or visit www.bcgov.net/recycle.
Beaufort County to help residents properly dispose of prescription drugs April 27
The Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department, in partnership with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and the Lowcountry Alliance for Healthy Youth, is participating in the DEA National Rx Take Back program that allows people to properly dispose of unused prescription drugs. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, and from 9 a.m. to noon, at Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center on Duke Street. The following items will not be accepted: inventory from medical practices, liquid medicines, syringes or needles or medical waste. For more information, call the Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Department at 843255-6013.
County Treasurer’s offices closed April 24 for training
The Beaufort County Treasurer’s Offices will be closed on Wednesday, April 24, in order to conduct a Professional Development Day Training with staff. Offices will reopen under normal business hours on Thursday, April 25 at 8 a.m. Visit www.beaufortcountytreasurer. com for information or to make a payment.
Parris Island holding live fire training
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island will be commencing live fire training from 6:30 a.m. until 2 a.m., Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, April 22-23 and 25. The marsh and waterways in the range impact area, including Archers Creek, Ribbon Creek, and Edding Creek, will be closed to boater traffic. For questions regarding firing times and waterway closures, please contact the Weapons and Field Training Battalion Range Control at 843-228-3170.
New Coastline episode discusses F-35 training, Air Show
A new episode of The County Channel’s series Coastline discusses F-35 training and the upcoming 2019 MCAS Beaufort Air Show. Joining host Rick Forschner is Second Lieutenant Kevin L. Buss and Captain Frank "Chomps" Zastoupil of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The Air Show is scheduled for April 27-28 and will showcase Naval aviation at its best with a demonstration by the United States Naval Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels. General admission is free. Coastline, a monthly news show filmed in-studio and produced by The County Channel, airs on The County Channel at 9:30 a.m. Sundays, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. Fridays. Watch The County Channel on Comcast Ch. 2, Hargray Chs. 9 and 113, and Spectrum Ch. 1304. Viewers can also watch programming live and on-demand at The County Channel’s website at www.bcgov.net.
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Lady’s Island man shot, killed in Burton At approximately 2 a.m. Saturday, Beaufort County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a shooting incident that occurred outside of a residence on Laurel Street
East in Burton. According to the Sheriff’s Office, when they arrived, deputies learned that 36-year-old Clinton Robinson of Lady's Island had been shot and killed
by an unknown male subject. That subject allegedly fled the scene after the shooting. The Crime Scene Unit remained on the scene to process for forensic evidence, and
investigators continue to conduct interviews of witnesses. Beaufort County Coroner Edward Allen advised that a forensic autopsy was to be performed on Tuesday at the
Medical University of South Carolina to aid in the determination of the cause and manner of Robinson's death. The investigation is ongoing, and additional informa-
tion will be released when available. Anyone with information is urged to call Lance Corporal Dario Sosa at 843255-3435 or Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.
Ridgeland woman convicted for DUI in fatal 2016 crash More than two years ago, 54-year-old Gordon Ward Sr. was riding his moped to work on U.S. Highway 21 when he was struck and killed in northern Beaufort County. On Wednesday, April 10, 25-year-old Jermasha Elexus Shadane Nelson of Ridgeland was found guilty of felony driving under the influence in the Sept. 5, 2016 crash that
killed Ward. A Beaufort County General Sessions jury of seven woman and five men Jermasha Nelson deliberated for less than two hours before returning a guilty verdict, and Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen
handed down a sentence of 14 years in prison. Dustin Whetsel of the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office prosecuted the case. “Mr. Ward was simply on his way to work when he was struck and killed,” Whetsel said “The defendant knew she hit someone and attempted to get out of the situation. She had total and utter disre-
gard for human life.” Ward was headed north on U.S. 21 near Detour Road when he was struck from behind by a 2015 Toyota driven by Nelson. A South Carolina highway patrolman testified Tuesday that Nelson topped 110 mph before the collision. The road’s speed limit is 60 mph. By retrieving collision data from the Nissan, which
collects information a few seconds before and after a catastrophic event, troopers could determine that Nelson barely lifted her foot off the accelerator before striking Ward’s moped. A trooper, emergency personnel, and the initial 911 caller, each testified that Nelson appeared to be intoxicated and smelled of alcohol.
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Walls convicted in 2016 killing of Seigler A jury of five men and seven women on Thursday, April 11, found a Shell Point man guilty of murdering a disabled neighbor shortly after she received her monthly disability check and filled her prescriptions for pain medication. Brian David Walls, 38, was found guilty of killing 56-year-old Teresa Seigler in December 2016. Walls was sentenced to 40 years in prison, following the verdict from a Beaufort County General Sessions Court jury.
“Teresa had chronic pain and a number of prescriptions. Beyond these drugs, Brian David she was not a person of Walls means,” said Hunter Swanson of the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, who prosecuted the case. “Nonetheless, she would provide her neighbors a soft landing when they couldn’t pay their bills or afford groceries. Brian Walls and the
people he lived with were at her house often. “Brian knew when Teresa’s disability check came, and he knew when her prescriptions were filled. In other words, he knew when to pounce.” Swanson called 18 witnesses over two days of testimony. Circuit Court Judge G. Thomas Cooper handed down Thursday’s sentence. Walls’ criminal history includes convictions for simple assault, fraud, multiple counts of simple posses-
sion of marijuana, multiple counts of assault and battery, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. John Dontue Priester, 27, and Courtney Elizabeth Brock, 24, are also charged with Seigler’s murder, and Priester is accused of the arson of Seigler’s mobile home. Walls faces first-degree criminal sexual conduct, use of a vehicle without permission and conspiracy to kidnap charges in an unrelated incident shortly after Seigler’s murder.
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Registration open for 2019 Beaufort River Swim The Wardle Family YMCA will again host the Beaufort River Swim (BRS), now in its 13th consecutive year, on Saturday, May 18. Competitive swimmers, triathletes, high school, college and recreational fitness swimmers will have a chance to challenge themselves beyond the pool in the 3.2-mile Competitive open water race. The 1-mile Fun Swim allows those who are new to open water swimming the opportunity to see what it takes to swim in a saltwater, tidal river. Registration for both races is open. The price for the 3.2mile race is $60 per person through May 12, when the cost increases to $65. The price for the Fun Swim is $35 per person through May 12, when the cost increases to $40. All registration for both swims is completed online. Visit beaufortriverswim.com to register and get more details, including the course map. Swimmers who have already registered can pick up their race bag at the Wardle Family Y in Port Royal (1801 Richmond Ave.) on Friday, May 17 starting at 3 p.m. or simply get it at check-in on
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Warren from page A1
Among the positions Warren touched on were raising the minimum wage, “common sense” gun legislation, protecting Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act, health care as a human right, a wealth tax, discriminatory practices in the housing industry, her support for unions and attacking corruption in government head-on.
“I thought she was really good. I like a lot of her ideas,” Kate Hines, of Beaufort, said. “I’m not sure how easy they’re going to be to accomplish. But I liked her enthusiasm. I liked the fact that she has plans and has spelled them all out.” After the question-and-answer portion of the evening – during which she said she was “all-in” on legalizing marijuana – Warren enthusiastically took the time for photos with those who were willing to wait. Warren opened the event talking about her youth in Okla-
She has extreme enthusiasm for the middle class. Not middle America. The middle class.The way she related it to her own life. I remember the same thing in my life. If you worked, everyone was OK. Now, most of us are not.” homa, touching on her mother taking a minimum-wage job after her father’s heart attack to save the family home from foreclosure, something she pointed out could not be done today. “She has extreme enthusiasm for the middle class. Not
middle America. The middle class,” Larry Hines, husband to Kate, said. “The way she related it to her own life. I remember the same thing in my life. If you worked, everyone was OK. Now, most of us are not.” Warren was emotional when talking about doing more
to reduce gun violence. She pointed out that seven children are killed everyday by guns in America and that if gun violence was an illness, we would have addressed it by now. “The reason (we haven’t acted) is that the NRA holds our Congress hostage,”
Warren said. Larry Albany of Dale agrees with Warren on guns. “Get the guns off the street,” Albany said. “We have young people being killed every day. We had two just yesterday in Beaufort. And I’m tired of it.” Albany believes Warren has a real shot. But it’s not for any particular policy stance. “She has a great chance. I like her because she’s not afraid of Trump,” Albany said. “Anybody that’s not afraid of Trump can have my vote. So she’s got a great chance.”
Q&A WITH ELIZABETH WARREN (continued from page A1) great, … for the rich and powerful. It’s just not working much for anyone else. Right now is our big chance to change it. MM: Do you think having a big field like the Democratic Party does this election is a positive? Warren: That’s something, I’m sure, all the pundits have an opinion about. I’m just here talking about the reasons that I’m running for president. I’ve done more than 50 town halls, taken more than 250 un-screened questions. People want to talk about the price of prescription drugs. And the cost of child care They want to talk about student loan debt. And a decent public education. They want to talk about off-shore drilling. And a government, 50 different ways to slice it, that keeps working great for giant corporations. For billionaires. And not for them. MM: You mentioned prescription drugs. Health care. Warren: Uh huh. It’s killing people. MM: You’ve tried to tackle it once. What’s the solution? Warren: So, I believe that health care is a basic human right and we fight for basic human rights. I strongly support Medicare for all. Right now, we have three jobs in front of us. First is to defend the Affordable Care Act. This administration is trying through the courts, through the agencies, to do everything that they can to roll
back protections for millions of Americans. To take away protections for those who have pre-existing conditions. To knock kids 18 to 25 Elizabeth off their parents’ Warren health insurance plans. So between now and January 2021, we need to be in the trenches fighting to protect the health care access we have. It’s not perfect, but we don’t want to lose what’s there. Part 2 is we need to come in and pick the low-hanging fruit. Washington works great for giant drug companies. It just doesn’t work great for people trying to get a prescription filled. We can import drugs from Canada that meet our safety requirements but that can be as little as one 10th the cost that we pay here in the United States. We can authorize Medicare to negotiate with the drug companies. We can adopt my proposal on generic drugs, to reduce the cost on more than 90 percent of the prescription drugs out there. We should do the things that we can do, and we could do them fast. We just need the political courage to step up against the giant drug companies. And the third (part) is, we’ve got to find our path to Medicare for all. There are a lot of different proposals out there. Some say start lowering the age for Medicare from 65 to 60 to 55 to 50. Others say build it
from the bottom up, cover everybody under 30, then everybody under 35, then everybody under 40. Others say let employers buy in. Others say let employees buy in. There are a lot of different paths and different time frames. No one thinks we’re going to be able to flip a light switch. But we need a clear commitment that we’re going to get everybody covered at the lowest possible cost. And everything we know points toward Medicare being the way to do that. MM: How do you convince people that hear Medicare for all, and it doesn’t matter how you go about doing it, they’re instantly opposed? What can you say to those people to try and change their minds? Warren: You know, I look at it this way. I have three brothers. One’s a Democrat, two are not. There’s a lot of things we disagree on. But we all agree that nobody should go bankrupt over a medical problem. We all agree that our children and grandchildren should be covered by health care that they can afford. We all agree that people shouldn’t die just because they don’t have the money to pay medical bills. We all agree that rural hospitals shouldn’t close because they’re trying to cover too many patients that don’t have health insurance or a government plan to back them up. Our values are very much the same. We just have to figure out a right way to get there.
I think we start by talking about our values. What it is that we care about. I think that’s the place where we begin. MM: Obviously, (Beaufort) is a small town with three military bases in a very small area. This is a military town. There’s a lot of retired military here, as well. Really, two parts. One is veterans and their issues, coming home from what has really been a two-decade war. How do we better handle how we’re treating the people who are defending our country? Warren: All three of my brothers joined the military. I saw, up close, the sacrifices that they made, and the sacrifices of the families of those who serve make. When people are willing to step up and make those kinds of sacrifices, then we, as Americans, have a commitment to honor our promises with them. And that means we don’t use our military to try and solve non-military problems. It means that when they have served us, so honorably and selflessly, that we make sure that they have the full range of health care that they need. And every other federal benefit that we promised them. And that we do everything that we can to help them when they leave the military, to find good jobs, good housing and be the honored civilian members of our country. MM: The other side of that coin, we’ve been at war for 20 years. Is
there an end to that road, or … Warren: I’ve been. I serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee. I’ve been to Afghanistan and Iraq. I was in Afghanistan with John McCain on what I think was his last trip to visit our troops, Fourth of July, a year and a half ago. The question I ask everyone on the ground in Afghanistan is “Describe to me what winning looks like and how we can measure if we’re coming closer to that or slipping further away.” I asked civilians and military. I asked generals and privates. I asked people in the Afghan government and people who have served in our own government. And nobody could give an answer. Endless war is not an answer. Great nations do not fight endless wars. Right now, after having spent 17 years (in power), the Afghan government controls less than 60 percent of the land. The border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, that criminals, terrorist, smugglers can move back and forth at will. The opium trade is stronger than ever. There are multiple terrorist groups that are supported by different outside interests that are taking root in different parts of the country. That’s not success. And spending more of the time of our honorable men and women who serve, and putting them in harm’s way in Afghanistan. It’s not in our national interest. We’ve got to bring them home.
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durable POA for health care, this privacy-related document allows you to explicitly declare who should have access to your important medical information. 5. Living will. Also called an advance directive, these instructions dictate your wishes about prolonging your life in cases like a terminal illness or if you’re in a permanent incapacitated state. 6. Revocable living trust. Like a will, this document also directs how your assets will pass to your beneficiaries, but it may be funded during your lifetime and can provide for incapacity planning, as well. A revocable trust can provide some benefits that you wouldn’t typically get with a will, with more privacy and without the costs and hassle of probate court. Documents that you can keep in a digital format: 7. Current net worth statement. This lists all of your assets and liabilities and what they’re worth. You could even include how various assets are titled. A net worth statement can be a big help in the process of getting organized, reveal the true scope of your estate, and provide your advisors with a very useful tool as they work to put together a customized plan for you. It can also save your successors significant work in figuring out all that you have. Keep this document updated so that it reflects current information about all of your accounts, real estate, liabilities, and other items. 8. List of professional advisors. Includes contact information for important advisors, such as your financial advisor, attorney, CPA, insurance agents, and doctors. 9. Medical condition record. This is an informal way to let your trusted agent know about your health status when there’s a need. 10. A guide to these documents (both physical and digital). Those you’ll leave behind will
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appreciate a simple catalog of all the estate-planning documents you've prepared and their locations so they can find them without hassle. “This list is a good place to start, especially for those who haven’t prepared any estate-planning documents at all,” Padberg says. “But remember that each plan is different, and there certainly could be a need for other items, especially as the level of planning gets more sophisticated.” With the assistance of your financial advisor and estate-planning attorney, you can get a basic estate plan put in place, and, as appropriate, discuss other strategies for preserving wealth. A financial advisor can talk you through options that can save you time and money when you sit down with an attorney. One final important tip: Set a time on your calendar for a regular review to keep all these documents up to date. *https://www.caring.com/articles/wills-survey-2017 Trust services available through banking and trust affiliates in addition to non-affiliated companies of Wells Fargo Advisors. Wells Fargo Advisors and its affiliates do not provide legal or tax advice. Any estate plan should be reviewed by an attorney who specializes in estate planning and is licensed to practice law in your state. This article was written by Wells Fargo Advisors and provided courtesy of Katie C. Phifer, Associate Vice President, Investments and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in Beaufort, SC at 843-9821506. Any third party posts, reviews or comments associated with this listing are not endorsed by Wells Fargo Advisors and do not necessarily represent the views of Katie Phifer or Wells Fargo Advisors and have not been reviewed by the Firm for completeness or accuracy. Investments in securities and insurance products are: NOT FDIC-INSURED/NOT BANK-GUARANTEED/MAY LOSE VALUE Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC, a registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. © 2018 Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC. All rights reserved.
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nants should have a standard. For more information about UCMR4, please visit https://www.epa.gov/dwucmr. BJWSA began required sampling under the fourth round of the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCRM4) in 2018. BJWSA sampled at Chelsea and Purrysburg Water Treatment Plants (WTP) for cyanotoxins, metals, pesticides, alcohols and SVOCs in 2018. In 2019, BJWSA will sample at the plants and wells for metals, pesticides, alcohols and SVOCs, and in the distribution system for haloacetic acids. No cyanotoxins were detected during sampling events. Of the metals, pesticides, alcohols and SVOCs, only manganese and quinolone were detected.
tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available Harbor Island from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://epa.gov/ 0750013 safewater/lead. BJWSA’s water did not exceed the MCL level for lead, and they did not have a violation. We are pleased to present to you this year’s annual Con*Copper is an essential nutrient, but some people who sumer Confidence Report. This report is designed to inform drink water containing copper in excess of the action levyou about the quality of water and services we deliver to you el over a relatively short amount of time could experience everyday. gastrointestinal distress. Some people who drink water conOur constant goal is to provide you with a safe and detaining copper in excess of the action level over many years pendable supply of drinking water. Beaufort Jasper Water could suffer liver or kidney damage. People with Wilson’s and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) provides our water, with its Disease should consult their personal doctor. BJWSAs water source being the Savannah River; the raw water is treated at did not exceed the average MCL for copper, and did not have the Chelsea Water Treatment Plant. The river water travels Unregulated Contaminant Average (ug/L) Range (ug/L) any violation. 8.04 3.73-15.2 18 miles via open canal to the water plant located in the Chel- Manganese For the year 2018, the average level of tritium in the Sasea area. The Chelsea Water Treatment Plant provides up to Quinoline vannah River raw water was 392 pCi/L. Tritium is a regulat0.0343 0.0251-0.0477 24 million gallons per day (mgd) to residences and businessed constituent and the US Environmental Protection Agency es in northern Beaufort County. This plant can also be used In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA (EPA) has set a maximum contamination level for its occurto supplement water supplies in southern Beaufort County prescribes regulations which limit the amount of certain con- rence in the water as 20,000 pCi/L. BJWSA levels are 2% of as necessary. BJWSA’s annual report is available for your taminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA the EPA’s drinking water standard. BJWSA will continue its review at www.bjwsa.org. This report details our purchased regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, extensive monitoring program for tritium and report to HIU. water quality and what it means. In addition to BJWSA test- which must provide the same protection for public health. South Carolina’s Source Water Assessment Program, ing, Harbor Island Utilities routinely monitors for contamiSome people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in mandated by 1996 Amendments to the Federal Safe Drinking nants in your drinking water according to Federal and State drinking water than the general population. Immuno-com- Water Act, is aimed at protecting public drinking water suplaws. promised persons such as persons with cancer, undergoing plies at the source – the rivers, lakes and streams all across The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bot- chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ trans- South Carolina. As part of this program, a source water astled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, plants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system dis- sessment of the Savannah River Basin has been completed. springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the orders, some elderly and infants can be particularly at risk for This assessment is part of a program to identify what and land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring, infections. These people should seek advice about drinking where pollution prevention efforts are necessary to ensure minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines the future safety of our community’s drinking water and to pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infections by Cryp- implement those protective measures. SC Department of or from human activity. These substances can include mi- tosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has complied the crobes, inorganic or organic chemicals and radioactive sub- from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800) 426-4791. assessments from all water utilities in the state into a Source stances. All drinking water including bottled water may We routinely monitor for various constituents in the wa- Water Protection Program. reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of ter supply to meet all regulatory requirements. Lead and DHEC’s assessment included consideration of eight some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not Copper monitoring was done in September 2018. Harbor categories of potential contaminants: volatile organic comnecessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More in- Island Utilities, Inc., did not exceed the action level for lead pounds, petroleum products, metals, nitrates, pesticides/herformation about contaminants and potential health risks can or copper at the 90th Percentile. Therefore, we remain on an bicides, pathogens, radionuclides and undetermined. The be obtained by calling the EPAs Safe Drinking Water Hotline ultra-reduced triennial monitoring schedule. Our next sam- assessment identified and mapped sources that could potenat (800) 426-4791. pling will take place between June 1, 2021 and September 30, tially release these contaminants, such as gas stations, dry Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation 2021. ** If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious cleaners, agricultural areas, automobile repair shops, landDHEC’s assessment included consideration of eight categories of potential contaminants: volatile organic compounds, petroleum products, metals, nitrates, EPA uses the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule health problems, especially for pregnant women and young fills, septic systems, and manufacturers, businesses and facilpesticides/herbicides, pathogens, radionuclides The assessment mapped that potential could potentially release these (UCMR) program to collect nationally representative dataand for undetermined. children. Lead in drinking water identified is primarilyand from materi- sources ities where contaminants are used or stored. DHEC contaminants, such as gas stations, dry cleaners, agricultural areas, automobile repair shops, landfills, septic systems, and manufacturers, businesses and Contaminants suspected to be present in drinking water, but als and components associated with service lines and home compiled an initial inventory of potential contaminants at 22 facilities where potential contaminants are used or stored. DHEC compiled an initial inventory of potential contaminants at 22 sources within the Savannah do DHEC’s not have regulatory standards. UCMR 4 requires moniplumbing. We cannot control the variety of materials used in sources within the Savannah River basin. Zero sources had a assessment included consideration of eightranking; categories of potential contaminants: volatile organic compounds, petroleum products, metals, nitrates, River basin. Zero sources had a high susceptibility 17 had a moderate susceptibility ranking and 5 had a low susceptibility ranking. The toring for 30 chemicals between 2018 and 2020. This monplumbing components. When your identified water has been for sources high susceptibility ranking; 17 had a moderate susceptibility pesticides/herbicides, pathogens, radionuclides and undetermined. The assessment andsitting mapped potentially release information in thetoSource Water Assessment Report will behours, the foundation of a local effort to for improve protection ofthat our5could drinking water sources . these The informaitoring is used by EPA understand the frequency and level several you can minimize the potential lead exporanking and had a low susceptibility ranking. contaminants, such as gas stations, dry cleaners, agricultural areas, automobile repair(0750013) shops, landfills, septic systems, and manufacturers, businesses and Harbor Island Utilities of facilities occurrencewhere of unregulated the used nation’s sure byDHEC flushingcompiled your tap for seconds to 2 minutes before tion in the Source Water Assessment Report will be the founpotential contaminants contaminantsin are or stored. an30 initial inventory 2018 Regulated Contaminants Detectedof potential contaminants at 22 sources within the Savannah th public water systems. The purpose of monitoring for these using water for cooking or drinking. If concerned dation of a local effort to improve protection of our drinking Action Level 17 had 90 Of Sites you are River basin. Zero sources had a high susceptibility ranking; a moderate #susceptibility ranking and 5 had a low susceptibility ranking. The contaminants is to help EPA decide whether the contamiabout lead in your water, you may wish to have your water sources. Likely Source of Contamination Substance Date Tested MCLG (AL) Percentile Over AL Units water Violation
information in the Source Water Assessment Report will be the foundation of a local effort to improve protection of our drinking water sources. Copper
Harbor Island Utilities (0750013) 2018 Regulated Contaminants Detectedppm 1.3 0.051 0 Action Level 90th # Of Sites (AL) Percentile Over Units 15 .006 0 AL ppb
Erosion of natural deposits. Leaching from wood preservatives; corrosion of household plumbing systems. LikelyofSource of Contamination Corrosion household plumbing, erosion of natural deposits Leaching Erosion of natural deposits.
Not allCopper sample results may have been used for calculating the Highest sampling occur in the future of 2018 1.3 1.3Level Detected some 0.051results may be part 0 of an evaluation ppmto determine where N compliance from wood should preservatives; corrosion DEFINITIONS KEY: The following contain scientific terms and measures, some of which may require explanation. household plumbing systems. Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant, which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements, which a water system must follow. Lead 2018 0 15 .006 0 ppb N Corrosion Action Level Goal (ALG): The level of contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. ALG’s allow for a margin of safety.of household plumbing, erosion of for natural deposits Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below, which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow a margin of safety. all sample results maybeen have been used for the Highest Level some results bewater. parttoof an evaluation toclose determine whereshould compliance occur intreatment the future Maximum Contaminant Level orfor MCL: Thecalculating highest level of aDetected contaminant that ismay allowed inofdrinking MCLs arewhere set as to the MCLGs as feasible using the should best available NotNot all sample results may have used calculating the Highest Level someDetected results be part anmay evaluation determine compliance sampling occur insampling the future DEFINITIONS KEY: The following contain scientific terms and measures, some of which may require explanation. technology. ppb: micrograms per liter or parts per billion – or one ounce in 7,350,000 gallons of water. DEFINITIONS KEY: TheThe following contain scientific terms and measures, some of which triggers may require explanation. Action Level (AL): of a contaminant, which, if exceeded, ppm: milligrams per literconcentration or parts per million – or one ounce in 7,350 gallons of watertreatment or other requirements, which a water system must follow. residual levelallow goal or Thesafety. level of drinking water disinfectant below which Action LevelLevel (AL):Goal The concentration of level a contaminant, which, if exceeded, triggers or other requirements, Action (ALG): contaminant drinking watertreatment below which there is no knownMaximum or expected risk todisinfectant health. ALG’s forMRDLG: a margin of ppb: micrograms per liter orThe parts per of billion – or one in ounce in 7,350,000 gallons of water. there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the use of disinfectants to control which a water system must follow. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal MCLG: The level oflevel a contaminant inwater drinking water below, which isisnonoknown allow for areflect margin safety. of the Maximum residual levelor goal or The of drinking disinfectant whichthere there knownororexpected expectedrisk risktotohealth. health.MCLGs MRDLGs do not theofbenefits contaminants. Action Level Goal (ALG):disinfectant The level of contaminant in MRDLG: drinking water below which there is no known or expectedbelowmicrobial Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment of disinfectants control microbial Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There risk use to health. ALG’s allowtofor a margin of safety.contaminants. technology. Maximum residualLevel disinfectant level orThe MRDL: highest level of disinfectant allowed drinking There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant for control of iswater. convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for controlisofnecessary microbial contaminants. Maximum Contaminant Goal or MCLG: level ofThe a contaminant in drinking water below, whichin there is ppm: pertoliter or parts perallow million or oneofounce microbial contaminants. Avg: Regulatory compliance with some MCLs are based on running annual average of monthly samples. no known ormilligrams expected risk health. MCLGs for a–margin safety.in 7,350 gallons of water ppb: perLevel liter or or MCL: parts billion – are or one in 7,350,000 ofinof water. Avg: micrograms Regulatory compliance with per some MCLs based running annual average monthlywater. samples.na: not applicable. Maximum Contaminant The highest level ofounce a on contaminant that isgallons allowed drinking Maximum residual level goal The level of drinking water disinfectant below which there isper no liter known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reflect the benefits of the na:arenot PCi/L: pocpuries ( a measure of radioactivity) MCLs set applicable. as close to thedisinfectant MCLGs as feasible using or theMRDLG: best available treatment technology. use of disinfectants control microbial PCi/L: pocpuries pertoor liter (a measure of contaminants. radioactivity) P/A: Presence or Absence of Bacteria found ppm: milligrams per liter parts per million – or one ounce in 7,350 gallons of water Maximum residual disinfectant levelfound or MRDL: The highest level of disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of P/A: Presence or Absence of Bacteria microbial contaminants. Distribution System BJWSA (0720003) Avg: Regulatory compliance with some MCLs are based on running annual average of monthly samples. Samples taken for testing came from various points in BJWSA’s water treatment and distribution system na: not applicable. Highest PCi/L: pocpuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity) Contaminant Detected Range of Level Goal Unit of Violation Year Possible Source P/A: Presence or Absence of Bacteria found
Allowed (MCLG) Measure (MCL) Distribution System BJWSA (0720003) Samples taken for testing came from various points in BJWSA’s water treatment and distribution system Present in Highest TOTAL Present in less no more Contaminant Detected Range of Level Goal Unit of Violation Year COLIFORM than 1% of ND-2.00 than 5% of 0 P/A N 2018 Leveltaken Detection Allowed (MCLG) Measure BACTERIA samples monthly (MCL) samples Present taken in TOTAL Present in less no more FECAL COLIFORM than 1% ND-2.00 than 05% of P/A N 2018 COLIFORM 0 of ND 00 P/A N 2018 BACTERIA samples taken monthly OR E.COLI samples BACTERIA taken FECAL Fluoride 0.64 PPM 0.36-0.64 4 4 PPM N 2018 COLIFORM 0 ND 0 0 P/A N 2018 OR E.COLI BACTERIA Nitrate 0.14 PPM <0.020-0.14 10 10 PPM N 2018
Possible Source Naturally present in the environment
Naturallypresent presentininthe theenvironment environment Naturally Erosion of natural deposits; water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and Naturally factories present in the environment aluminum Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, sewage, erosion of natural deposits Erosion of deposits; water additive which Corrosion of natural household plumbing; erosion of natural promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and deposits aluminum of factories Corrosion household plumbing; erosion of natural Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from septic tanks, deposits sewage, erosion of natural deposits Corrosion of household plumbing; erosion of natural deposits of drinking water disinfection By-product Corrosion of household plumbing; erosion of natural deposits
90th%= 0.64 PPM 0.36-0.64 4 1.3 4 PPM N 2018 0.17 1>AL ND – 2 AL = 1.3 PPM N 2018 th 90 %=4.6 Lead** 2>AL ND-76 AL = 15 0 PPB N 2018 Nitrate and Disinfection 0.14 PPMBy-Products <0.020-0.14 10 10 PPM N 2018 Disinfection th 90 %= Locational Copper* 0.17 1>AL ND – 2 AL PPM N 2018 TTHM RAA: 42.3 38.0-42.3 80= 1.3 01.3 PPB N 2018 90thPPB %=4.6 Lead** 2>AL ND-76 AL = 15 0 PPB N 2018 Locational Disinfection By-Products HAA5 and Disinfection RAA 38.1 PPB 25.3-38.1 60 0 PPB N 2018 By-product of drinking water disinfection Locational TTHM RAA: 42.3 38.0-42.3 80 PPB N 2018 By-product of used drinking water microbes disinfection CHLORINE 2.57 PPM 1.32-2.57 4 40 PPM N 2018 Water additive to control th th PPB 30 of the 30 required samples for Lead and Copper were collected. The 90 percentile is based on 30 samples. Remaining based on 50 samples for 90 percentile. Locational HAA5 RAA 38.1 PPB 25.3-38.1 60 PPB (Savannah N 2018 By-product of drinking water disinfection Chelsea Water 0Treatment Plant River Source)
2.57 PPM Date Tested 1.32-2.57
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2018MCLG Water additive used to control microbes EPA Level Found Violation
30 of the 30 required samples for Lead and Copper were collected. The 90th percentile is based 30 samples. Remaining based on 50 samples for 90th percentile. TT=1onNTU 0.05NTU
TT=95% of samples <0.30 NTU
Chelsea Water Treatment Plant (Savannah River Source)
Turbidity is a measure of the cloudiness of the water. BJWSA monitors it because it is a good indicator of the effectiveness of their filtration system. It is monitored because it is a good indicator Substance Date Tested Typical EPA MCL EPA MCLG Level Found Violation of water quality and the effectiveness of the filtration system andSource disinfectants.
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FROM FISHING TO FOOTBALL, THE HARD WORK OF ALL ATHLETES DESERVES RECOGNITION
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SHUTOUTS Battery Creek’s softball team stayed perfect in Region 8-3A play with a pair of lopsided wins over Lake Marion on Thursday. Alexis Ortiz struck out all nine batters she faced and went 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBIs in an 18-0 win in the first game, and Journeigh Doray racked up 12 strikeouts in a five-inning one-hitter in a 15-0 win in the second game. In game 1, Emily Crosby was 2-for-2 with a double, two runs, and two RBIs, McKenzie Young was 2-for-2 with two runs and three RBIs, and Jamiah Johnson was 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs. In game 2, Doray helped her own cause, going 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs, Margaret Schubert was 3-for-4 with
three runs and three RBIs, Jasmine Nolan was 3-for-4 with a double, three runs, and an RBI, Johnson was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Elisa Williams was 2-for-3 and scored a run. A day earlier, Ortiz struck out 15 in a two-hit shutout as Battery Creek blanked Thomas Heyward 9-0 in a clash of area softball powers. Ortiz issued one walk and hit one batter in the gem, and Doray was 2-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs to lead the Dolphins at the plate. Kelsey Hill was 3-for-4 with an RBI, and Young and Crosby each went 2-for-4 and scored twice for Battery Creek. The Dolphins (10-7, 6-0) wrap up region play with a doubleheader at Wade Hampton on April 22.
Battery Creek’s Alexis Ortiz, unleashes a fastball during the top of the second inning Thursday during the first game of doubleheader with Lake Marion High School. Ortiz pitched a perfect three innings, fanning each of the nine batters she face before the game was called. Photos by Bob sofaly.
nings of relief. Beaufort managed only three hits while being shut out in the finale. Jacob Anderson had a triple, and Luke Londono and Oliver Holmes each added a single for the Eagles. Holmes took the loss, allowing four runs over three innings. Beaufort (18-4, 7-2) are playing in the Hanahan Invitational Tournament in Charleston this week.
BA Boys Blow Out PCA
Beaufort catcher Jeffrey Smyth, left, looses the ball as he tries to put the tag on Colleton County’s Jackson Morelli following a successful suicide squeeze play during the top of the third inning Friday at BHS. The Eagles went on to win 7-3, increasing their over record to 12-3 and 7-0 in the region. Photo by Bob Sofaly. BASEBALL
Eagles take two of three vs. Colleton County
Beaufort High rallied for a 7-3 road win Thursday to clinch its three-game Region 7-4A series against Colleton County, but the Cougars took the series finale 4-0 on Friday. The Eagles erased a 3-0 deficit with four runs in the fifth, then
tacked on three in the sixth to claim the second game of the three-game series. Paul Winland went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Jeffrey Smyth was 2-for-2 with a triple and an RBI, and Rhogue Wallace had a two-run double for the Eagles. Wes Graves allowed three runs and eight hits over five innings to earn the win, and Jeffrey Smyth closed it out with two scoreless in-
Beaufort Academy rolled to another region win April 9, hammering Palmetto Christian Academy 8-1. Joe Stowe, Charlie Weeden, Dawson Coleman, Edward McCormick, Zach Lee, Ben Trask, Evan Rankin, and Jared Huebel each scored a goal for BA. The Eagles (10-1, 5-0) travel to Cathedral Academy for a 4:30 p.m. kickoff on April 22.
BHS falters in final two games vs. Cougars
After keeping its region title hopes alive with a win in the opener of its series with Colleton County, Beaufort High dropped the final two games of the series and slipped to the No. 3 seed from Region 7-4A. The Eagles lost the second game 14-4 on Thursday, as they were unable to overcome 10 errors that led to
12 unearned runs. Essence Champion provided a bright spot for Beaufort, going 2-for-2 with two homers and four RBIs, and Madison Sanchez was 2-for-3 and scored twice. The Cougars won the finale 11-8 on Friday. Carleigh Coolong was 2-for-4 with three RBIs, Sanchez was 2-for-5 with an RBI, and Kidron Martin was 2-for-4 for the Eagles. Beaufort (7-13, 5-4) travels to May River on Tuesday before opening the Class 4A playoffs April 25.
Eagles 2nd at Oyster Reef
Hilton Head Prep posted a team score of 154 over nine holes to win a five-team match among Beaufort County rivals Thursday at Oyster Reef Golf Club. Three Hilton Head Prep teammates — JT Herman, Jump Winwon, and Thomas Ford — shot 38 to share medalist honors on a wet, windy day. Mackenzie Gallagher (40) rounded out the scoring for the Dolphins, who edged Beaufort High by nine shots. Jerry Bruns (39) and Max Kase (40) led the Eagles to a second-place finish, seven shots ahead of Hilton Head High (170). Ben Batson led the Seahawks with a 40. Bluffton High (175) was fourth with Wayne Toon (41) leading the Bobcats, and May River (182) was fifth, led by Andrew Swanson’s 44.
Beaufort’s Anderson right at home at Harbour Town
“Home games” are rare in professional golf, even when your hometown is a golf-crazed place like Beaufort County. Beaufort’s Mark Anderson hopes to make the most of the home-course advantage this week when he tees it up in the 51st annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. Anderson is playing the Heritage for the seventh time — the sixth as a professional — and he has enjoyed success at Harbour Town in the past, making the cut four times. His best finish was a tie for 13th in 2012, when he carded rounds of 69 and 68 on the weekend to charge up the leaderboard. Anderson is playing fulltime on the Web.com Tour this season, where he sits third in the season-long rankings thanks to a win at the Country Club de Bogota Championship in Colombia in February. The 33-year-old Beaufort Academy alumnus hasn’t played a PGA Tour event since the 2017 Wyndham Championship.
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Babilon, S. J. * Carter, A. N. Chadwick, J. L. Chaisson, R. J. Dadaian, M. C. Davis, A. C. Dittenber, J. E. Erikson, E. J. Findlay, J. P. Fuller II, R. R. Hanna, C. C. Harrell, L. J. Hershberger, K. D. Hotz III, D. G. Huemme, B. T. Kiser, M. D. Lehr, J. A. Lowry, A. M. Ludgood, J. T. Lynch, E. L. Mazella, A. J. McCann, S. A. McCluskey, V. T. Rau, S. M. Rhodes, M. P. Rogers Jr., J. P. Rossey, L. J. Seal, M. J. Sgrignoli, D. E. Sheriff, M. A. Unterkoefler, D. A. ValenciaPerez, D. Willham Jr., R. C. Williams, J. C. * Wood, V. H. Zettlemoyer, T. K. Zmauc, A.
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PAL's online auction returns For the 10th year in a row, Palmetto Animal League is giving folks a great excuse to shop during their Bid for PAL Online Auction. This event is a unique opportunity to treat yourself and save homeless pets at the same time. Funds raised benefit abandoned, abused and neglected animals in our community. The auction gets under way Thursday, April 25 at www. PALauction.org and continues through Sunday, April 28. Register now and browse the online catalog which is filled with hundreds of items from all around the Lowcountry and beyond. By registering now, you’ll also get reminders
when the auction goes live and updates on the status of your bids once you start shopping. Products and services up for bid include golf packages, vacations, pet items, spa treatments, artwork and much more. Proceeds help PAL provide a home-like environment for homeless pets until they find a family. “With so many options in one place, it’s fun to browse the online catalog and shop from home,” Stephanie Bashaw said. Bashaw is in charge of this year’s auction. “You can set a maximum bid on your favorite items and check back later to see how your bid is doing. It’s easy and so much fun!”
PAL makes a lifetime commitment every animal that comes into its care – an assurance that no matter their medical needs, they will receive all the love and care they need until they are adopted. Auction proceeds support Palmetto Animal League’s “no kill” Adoption Center, located in Okatie’s Riverwalk Business Park. “Compassion is the driving force behind PAL, and we are often an animal’s last chance at life,” PAL president Amy Campanini explained in a release. “By taking part in the Bid for PAL Online Auction, you are changing a homeless pet’s life forever.”
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Best Summer Ever! Friendship, Accomplishment, Belonging WARDLE FAMILY YMCA SUMMER CAMP When you count on us, you can count on the best summer ever for your kids. From Camp Diva to our new Aqua Camp, at the Wardle Family YMCA your kids will have an amazing experience! We offer traditional day camp for kids age 3-12, AND over a dozen specialty camps with exciting activities like First Tee Golf Camp, Tennis Camp with Scheper Tennis Academy, ‘Mad Scientist’ Camp and 4-H Innovators Camp. Plus basketball, soccer, baseball and travel camp offering a new camp experience every day! Financial assistance available.
Rotary Club of Beaufort President Dr. Robert F. Allen, far left, stands with representatives of three local organizations that were presented grants at the club’s March 20 luncheon meeting. From left to right are Owen Hand and Jim Weiskopf, receiving a $500 donation for Honor Flight Savannah; Dr. John Gray and Dr. Toni Bush receiving a $500 grant for Beaufort’s Free Medical Clinic; and Dean Moss receiving a $1,000 grant for the Spanish Moss Trail. All three organizations had previously made presentations at one of the club’s weekly meetings. Photo credit: Rotary Club of Beaufort. Photo by Jeff Johnson.
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He Did It for You! Was Jesus in the wrong place at the wrong time? Nobody messes with Chuck Norris. After becoming a world champion of martial arts, Chuck Norris was noticed by Hollywood and starred in countless action movies. In recent years he has become an entertaining image of invincible strength. One can’t imagine a fighter like Chuck Norris getting cornered in a street and captured by bad guys. He could fight his way out of any trap. The only way that he could get taken is if he chose to give himself up, part of a greater master plan. Jesus was arrested and treated like a criminal. During his three years of ministry, Jesus had done nothing wrong, but upon visiting Jerusalem he was arrested and taken to court. The witnesses made up lies about him, and he was sentenced to death. Jesus was brutally mocked, tortured, and put on a cross between two criminals. Jesus freely chose to give his life for us.
Jesus gave his life so we may have true life. It was all part of a divine rescue mission. Jesus knew that we were all captives to sin, and we could do nothing on our own to free ourselves. Jesus chose to give his life so that we could be freed from sin and restored as sons and daughters of the Heavenly Father. As true God, he could offer a perfect sacrifice of love. As true man, he was able to offer this sacrifice on behalf of all of humanity. His sacrifice offers us the gift of union with God, here on earth and one day in heaven. Jesus died for you personally! Jesus did not just give his life for all of us as a human race. On Good Friday, he knew each of us who would ever exist. He chose to give his life for you personally. Even if you were the only person who needed to be saved from sin, he would have still done the same! What joy as Christians, knowing that Jesus loves us so much that he chose to give his life for us!
One might imagine Jesus as someone who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. But remember that Jesus was God in our midst. He knew ahead of time what was going to happen and freely chose to allow it to happen. He was much more powerful than any action star. With a mere thought, he could have stopped the proceedings at any time. The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep. A few months before his arrest, Jesus described himself as the good shepherd. When wolves come, a good shepherd sacrifices himself for his flock. He too will choose to lay down his life for us, his flock: “No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have power to lay it down, and power to take it up again. This command I have received from my Father.” (John 10:18)
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100 Days of Serving the Lowcountry By Joe Cunningham It has been an honor to serve as your Congressman over the last 100 days, and I am grateful for the opportunity I have been given. When I ran for Congress, I promised to fight for the Lowcountry and break through the political tribalism and gridlock that defines Washington. I committed to working with both parties and our President to get things done. Over the last 100 days, I have found ample room to work across the aisle. Almost 70 percent of the bills I’ve cosponsored or introduced have been bipartisan. Since I was sworn-in on Jan. 3, I have introduced bills to ban offshore drilling, close the Charleston loophole, en-
sure carbon monoxide detectors in public housing units and improve veterans’ access to pediatric care. I’m proud to be a member of the bipartisan Problem Solvers’ caucus, a group of Democrats and Republicans who meet weekly to discuss common-sense policies and issues on which we can work together. Recently, the publication Congressional Quarterly ranked me as the most independent member of Congress. During the 2018 campaign, I promised to do everything I could to protect our coastline from offshore oil exploration. So, on my fourth day in office, I introduced bipartisan legislation to bring back the ban on offshore drilling. I am thankful for the continued
support of the Lowcountry’s coastal mayors and legislators in this pursuit. In an era of divided government and dysfunction, the House has managed to pass meaningful legislation that solve problems on which I campaigned. One of the bills of which I am most proud is H.R. 1, the For the People Act – once in a lifetime reform legislation that combats the culture of corruption in D.C. and ensures Washington serves the people. H.R. 1 promotes clean and fair elections, ends partisan gerrymandering, reins-in the influence of special interests, and takes dark money out of our political system. We also passed the bipartisan Paycheck Fairness Act to ensure
equal pay for equal work. In the last 100 days we also passed the first pieces of commonsense gun safety legislation in over 25 years. Alongside Majority Whip Clyburn and Republican Rep. Peter King, I introduced a bill that would close the Charleston loophole and give law enforcement adequate time to conduct a background check. Passing this bipartisan legislation as Jennifer Pinckney — the widow of Mother Emanuel Pastor Clementa Pinckney — and her young daughters looked on from the House gallery was one of the most humbling moments of my life. We also passed a historic and bipartisan public lands package, which included the permanent reau-
MY EASTER POINSETTIA
My husband called me from the grocery store the other day. He said, “I’m here in the flower department and I can pick up an Easter Lily for the centerpiece on Sunday.” I told him not to bother, I already had something for the centerpiece. When he got home and looked in the dining room, he saw a beautiful butterfly embossed tablecloth, our good china and silver, and there in the middle of the table was the Yellow Poinsettia he had bought for Christmas. I had put it in an Easter Bas-
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to only buy one since we were going to be out of town with relatives and I did not want to have too many dead Poinsettias lying around the house when we got back. He came home with a beautiful yellow Poinsettia, my favorite, although the tag says it is white.
Before we left for our trip, I watered it and put it in the kitchen sink so none of the leaves would be on the living room rug. To our surprise, when we got back home, it was still alive. So, I gave it more water and placed it on a plate in the living room, knowing it would probably be
thorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and created the Reconstruction Era National Historic Park in Beaufort. There is still so much to do. We need to address the rising costs of health care and prescription drugs, and continue to protect coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. I stand ready to work with both parties, including President Trump, to make a serious investment in the Lowcountry’s ailing infrastructure. We need to finally get serious about tackling our national debt, which both Democrats and Republicans have allowed to spiral out of control. The national debt just hit a record $22 trillion, equaling about $67,000
for every man, woman and child in the Lowcountry. One of my very first votes in Congress was to reinstate payas-you-go (PAYGO) rules to offset any new spending. I also support a Balanced Budget Amendment to prohibit the government from spending more than it receives, and recently voted against a Democratic spending plan that I believe was fiscally irresponsible. Over the remainder of my term, I will continue to work with members of both parties and our President to make sure Washington works for you. I will continue to proudly serve the Lowcountry and will never forget that it was you who sent me here.
dead in a few weeks. But no, it lived. Valentines Day went by, and then Saint Patrick’s Day and still she thrived. Since she looked healthy, I kept watering her, knowing that it would not be long before I saw the leaves lying on the plate. She seemed to do very well siting on the end table in the living room with its full sunlight. Although I did not want her to die, I was really surprised she was still alive. I decided to do some research. According to the garden experts, I was doing everything wrong. First, my
husband should have bought a red Poinsettia in the first place since they live longer. (I can almost hear my yellow plant laughing) Then, I should have been watering from the bottom up. Finally, on April 1, I should have placed her in hibernation. But despite my incompetence, she and I have had a longer relationship than any Poinsettia I have ever owned. And so, the Easter Poinsettia is the centerpiece on our table. But as it turns out, we are not the only ones. In Chili and Peru, they call them the Flor de Pascua, the Easter Poinsettia.
No more Fritz Hollings out there for SC, nation By Scott Graber On Tuesday, Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings was buried. Many remember Hollings as the tall, photogenic, gravel-voiced senator who went up to Washington in the 1960s. Some remember he was South Carolina’s governor. And those folks who routinely read the Island News know that our own Billy Keyserling ran his presidential campaign in 1983. But Hollings was more complicated, and more interesting than his resume. In the summer of 1967 I was living in Charleston and played recreational tennis using the HarTru courts at
The Citadel — the college where I had just graduated. And from time to time, I would play (doubles) with Fritz
Hollings. In those days, the newly minted Senator also was well known, and sometimes vilified, for playing tennis with Bobby Kennedy and his wife, Ethel, at their home at Hickory Hill. Those games sometimes included Paul Newman, Teddy Kennedy and other left-leaning folks who were in the gravitational pull
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of the Kennedy clan. His ‘collaboration’ with the enemy was routinely brought forward when Fritz ran for re-election. Furthermore, his occasional left-leaning votes in the Senate were also highlighted and “flip-flopper” was the term used in opposition advertising. About this time Bobby Kennedy, now a senator from New York, became interested in hunger and malnutrition and decided he was going on tour. Kennedy decided that our own Jasper County would be a great place to start. When Fritz Hollings heard this he thought this was a bad idea.
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Writing, in his autobiography “Making Government Work,” he said: “At this point, I had had enough. ‘Now look here,’ I shouted ‘You go down there, and I’m going to get on a plane and go straight up to Harlem. I’m going to call every TV station, and I’m going to walk through Harlem for four or five days, everywhere I can, and find every rat eating every child’s eye out. And everywhere I go I’m going to say why isn’t Kennedy here?’ ” After this call Bobby, apparently upon reflection, decided to forego Jasper County in favor of Kentucky. And Fritz, having avoided embarrassment, might have gone back to tennis. But Hollings was also obsessed with hunger and malnutrition and believed that food stamps (legislation slowly working its way through Congress) would be a good place to start. “It still stuns me to think that there I was in 1969, in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, in Beaufort County, standing in another shack that housed fifteen black people. It had
no heat, no running water, no bath, no toilet, inside or out. The cracks in the wall were covered by old copies of the Savannah Morning News. The total store of food in the shack consisted of a slab of fatback, a half-filled jar of locally harvested oysters, and a stick of margarine.” And in this cause, Fritz was on his own. “Mendel Rivers, the popular and powerful Congressman who represented the First Congressional District, including Beaufort and Charleston, described me as ‘Hookworm Hollings.’ And added, ‘I have no intention of immortalizing poverty or dishing out food stamps.’ ” Fritz also worried about health care. In his autobiography, he also said: “The poor were not only hungry, but without a hospital. Even the ones nearby would turn them away. Working with Dr. Tom Bryan and Sarge (Shriver), the OEO instituted the Beaufort-Jasper Comprehensive Health Center, the first such facility in the nation. It could take care of the hungry poor for about a third of the established
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All are invited to the 16th annual Soft Shell Crab Festival on Paris Avenue in Port Royal on Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Local chefs will be serving favorite soft shell crab dishes as well as a variety of other festival foods. In addition to a Classic Car Show from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., attendees can enjoy a Kids Zone featuring affordable rides for a variety of ages, face painting and balloon animals by local favorite Tux the Clown. A variety of craft vendors will line Paris Avenue. Bikers Against Bullies will also be in attendance. Live music will include Frogmore Stu playing from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., The Blues Boys performing from 1-2:30 p.m., and Bootless from 3-5 p.m. The Rotary Club of Beaufort will hold its annual crab race on Battery Creek, with a top prize of $40,000 to one possible winner and 10 chances to win $5,000. More information about the 2019 crab race is available at www. portroyalcrabrace.com. For more details or inquiries about the Soft Shell Crab Festival, please visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com or call (843) 986-2211.
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There are fun, interesting and educational activities every day hosted by Park Ranger and Lowcountry Master Naturalist Megan Stegmeier. • Mondays: Secrets of the Salt Marsh, 4 p.m. • Tuesdays: CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Beach Walk, 3 p.m. • Wednesdays: Alligator Talk, 11 a.m.; Stepping Stones, 2 p.m. (April 24) • Thursdays: Interpretive Lighthouse Tour, 10 a.m. (April 25); CCC Video, 1 p.m.; Feeding Frenzy, 3 p.m. • Fridays: Fish Printing, 2 p.m. (April 19); Full Moon Lighthouse Climb, 8 p.m. (April 19) • Saturdays: Creatures of the Night (owls, raptors, bats), 2:30 p.m. (May 11, 25); Easter
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The Beaufort High School School Improvement Council is hosting a Parent Awareness Night at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, because sometimes bad things happen to good people. Topics of discussion will include “What YOU can be held liable for,” “Vaping/Juuling/ Opiods: They are everywhere,” “Where are they hiding it?” and “Prom is coming up; Are you ready?” There will be guest speakers from the Beaufort Drug/Alcohol Agency, the Solicitor’s Office and local attorney’s offices. All adults are welcome to attend the meeting at Beaufort High School’s small Auditorium. For more information, call 843-322-2000.
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The Friends of Hunting Island will present a tour of the historic Hunting Island Lighthouse at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 25. Reservations are recommended by calling 843-838-7437. There is a $2 fee and visitors must be 44 inches tall to climb the lighthouse. Keeper Ted and guides will discuss the history of the only lighthouse in South Carolina open to visitors. Of special interest this month is the Friday, April 19, Full Moon Lighthouse Climb at 8 p.m. Fee is $10 per person. For pre-registration, call the Nature Center at 843-838-7437.
Port Royal hosting Air Show After Dark
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Beaufort County, the Town of Port Royal, and the Chamber's Military Enhancement Committee, is proud to host Air Show After Dark from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 27. This free event following Saturday's MCAS Beaufort Air Show will feature meet-and-greet time with the Blue Angels and other air show performers, musical selections by the Parris Island Marine Corps Brass Band and a fireworks display to end the evening. The festivities will be hosted at the Port of Port Royal. Food will be available for purchase at an eclectic mix of food trucks on site. Port Royal neighborhood restaurants will also be open as normal.
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Travel back in time to the 1890s and the Spanish American War at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the St. Helena Branch of the Beaufort County Public Library at 6355 Jonathan Francis Senior Road, St. Helena Island. Learn the history, see a scale model of Fort Fremont as it stood in 1898 and take a guided tour of the remains of the fortifications. The tour lasts approximately two hours. No reservations are necessary and it’s free and open to the public. For more information, call the St. Helena Library at 843-255-6487 or visit fortfremont.org.
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An exclusive outdoor experience designed just for women, this three-day workshop, to be held April 26 to April 28, will expand knowledge of the Lowcountry while teaching useful skills. Learn about the lighthouse, cast netting and more. The clinic costs $250 and is limited to 30 women, ages 16 and up. Register early by calling 843838-7437. Reservations are required. Sleeping accomodations are your responsibility. Make reservations to bring your tent/RV by calling 843-838-2011.
Sea Island Center hosting Spirit Jam Monday, April 22
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On-the-spot care for minor illnesses and injuries
Now open evenings and weekends, too! MONDAY-FRIDAY 8 A.M. to 8 P.M.
SATURDAY 8 A.M. to 5 P.M.
SUNDAY 1 P.M. to 5 P.M.
974 RIBAUT ROAD, BEAUFORT (ACROSS THE STREET FROM BMH) Carolina Visit Ad3 3/19/19
5.25 X 10.3125
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THAN A VISIT FROM CAROLINA AIR COMFORT • SAVINGS • SATISFACTION Carolina Air delivers it all. And what could make you happier than that? • The Comfort of a top rated, high efficiency Carrier system. • The Savings of up to 67% on utility bills plus, Cash Back up to $1650. • The Satisfaction Carolina Air guarantees on all our work!
Isn’t it time you called to book a visit?
CASH BACK on a new Carrier system up to
The Island News April 18, 2019