News Flash

Posted on: June 21, 2021

Modular home delivery will affect traffic on May River Road and Buckwalter Parkway June 22

A modular home will be delivered in four separate sections from Extra Space Storage Facility, which is located off Buckwalter Parkway, to Guerrard Avenue, which is off May River Road, Tuesday, June 22.  

This delivery is scheduled to start around ...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Town offices closed June 18 in observance of Juneteenth

Town offices will be closed Friday, June 18 in observance of Juneteenth.

Last year, Town leaders declared Juneteenth a holiday for the Town. 

Juneteenth, which is word meaning June 19th, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. While ...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Waste Management Customer Satisfaction Survey

Participate in the Waste Management Customer Satisfaction Survey HERE.

Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: June 9, 2021

FY2022 Consolidated Budget approved

Chris Forster presenting FY22 budget for final reading in Town Council Chambers

Bluffton Town Council approved the Town’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 consolidated budget on second and final reading at the June 8 Town Council meeting. State law requires all municipalities to adopt a balanced budget ordinance before July 1. The new...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: June 8, 2021

BJWSA to hold virtual public meeting regarding Bluffton improvements

Beaufort Jasper Water Sewer Authority logo

Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) Engineering Department will hold a virtual public meeting Tuesday, June 15 at 6 pm, to present plans for the Bluffton infrastructure improvements. Register for the meeting at https://bjwsa_bluffton.event...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: June 3, 2021

M.C. Riley Elementary students to create mural on Oscar Frazier Park Pavilion

Town of Bluffton Seal

What:  M.C. Riley Elementary art students will create a mural of a flock of birds on front of the Oscar Frazier Park’s pavilion 

When:  Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where:  Pavilion at Oscar Frazier Park 

Who...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Waste & Recycling service is on normal schedule this week

Waste Management is reminding Town of Bluffton residents its waste and recycling service is on a regular schedule this week. 

If a resident’s waste and/or recycling was missed Monday, May 31, please call Waste Management’s Cust...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Town of Bluffton prepares for Hurricane Season 2021

Hurricane Season 2021 graphic

As a new Hurricane season begins, Town of Bluffton officials and staff members want residents and business owners to know how to prepare and how to partner with the Town to enhance hurricane preparation and recovery.

The past five years have tested and str...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Phase 2 of sidewalk installation to begin for Goethe-Shults neighborhood

Goethe Shults Neighborhood Sidewalks Alignment Map

The Town will soon begin constructing the second phase of sidewalks and drainage improvements for the Goethe-Shults neighborhood. This project is comprised of installing more than 8,500 linear feet of five-foot wide sidewalks along Goethe Road and Shults ...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: May 27, 2021

South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week

hurricane season 2021 graphic

Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed May 30 through June 5 to be South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week for 2021. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division, county emergency managers and the National Weather Service urge individuals, business...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Town offices closed Memorial Day/Waste Management services will operate

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Bluffton Town offices will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a national day of reflection and gratitude for the men and women who gave their lives serving our country.

As a reminder, Town Hall business hours are Monda...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Bluffton seeks public input for the town’s long-term vision

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The Town of Bluffton is inviting the public to share their ideas about the future of the town within two virtual community meetings in May. Their input will be considered and possibly incorporated into the updated version of Bluffton’s comprehen...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Town hosts 6th Annual Historic Preservation Symposium

Town of Bluffton is hosting its sixth annual Historic Preservation Symposium Thursday, May 27 at 5: 30 p.m. at Town Hall’s auditorium (20 Bridge Street).  The symposium, “Squire Pope Carriage House: Discovering the Past, Plann...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Town hosts annual Bluffton Safety Day and Hurricane Expo

Join the Town of Bluffton and regional first responder agencies for its annual Bluffton Safety Day and Hurricane Expo. Members of several public safety agencies will be available to answer questions and distribute safety materials for the upcoming summer/...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Bluffton’s May Town Council Meeting accessible via County Channel

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Bluffton’s Town Council meetings will be broadcast on Beaufort County’s “County Channel,” starting with the meeting scheduled for May 11 at 5:00 p.m. Town meetings will no longer be broadcast via Facebook Live. The meetings can be viewed in real time on H...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Buck Island-Simmonsville Community Meeting

SAVE THE DATE Buck Island-Simmonsville Community Meeting (1)

The Town of Bluffton invites the community to the Buck Island-Simmonsville Community Meeting on June 10th at 6 p.m. at the Rotary Community Center at Oscar Frazier Park. 

Members of Town staff, Chief Stephenie Price, as well as Bluffton Township F...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Town Hall reopens Monday to public

Town of Bluffton Seal

Bluffton’s Town Hall will reopen to the public, Monday, May 3. 

As with Beaufort City and Beaufort County government offices, the public must wear a face covering to come inside Town Hall.  Town employees will also wear face cov...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Applicants sought for Bluffton Town Council appointed committees

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Bluffton Town Council is seeking qualified applicants for appointment to its boards, commissions and committees.

The most immediate need for new appointees exists for:

    Affordable Housing Committee – (1) po...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Town of Bluffton celebrates Arbor Day by planting a Live Oak at Oscar Frazier Park

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Town of Bluffton will celebrate Arbor Day by planting a Live Oak at Oscar Frazier Park on Friday, April 30 at 10 a.m. 

“Arbor Day is an annual celebration in Bluffton during which the Town plants trees in one of our public spaces,&rd...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Town Council selects Stephen Steese as Bluffton's new town manager

stephen-steese-headshot

Bluffton Town’s Council unanimously approved authorizing Terry Finger, the town attorney, to extend a contract to Stephen Steese, to be Bluffton’s new town manager. Steese is currently the City of Easley’s (SC) city administrator with a total of 18 years ...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Town prepares for Hurricane Season 2021

As a new Hurricane season begins, Town of Bluffton officials and staff members want residents and business owners to know how to prepare and how to partner with the Town to enhance hurricane preparation and recovery.

The past five years have tested and str...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Town of Bluffton face-covering emergency ordinance expired

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The Town of Bluffton’s emergency ordinance which required face coverings in certain situations was not renewed at Tuesday’s meeting of Town Council. This means that as of 12:00 noon on April 14, this emergency ordinance is no longer in...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Town of Bluffton promotes Earth Day cleanups

2021 Spring Clean Up flyer

The Town of Bluffton’s 21st Annual May River Cleanup will not be taking place in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu of this event, the Town is encouraging residents to participate in Earth Day neighborhood cleanups on or near Thursday,...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Dominion Energy begins Historic District palm tree hazard mitigation

picture of a palm tree touching wires

Dominion Energy will begin removing 29 palm trees April 12 in the Historic District. These palm trees are touching electrical wires and pose a threat to safety and uninterrupted power.   

Town leaders and staff are discussing future proje...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Bluffton Police Department received a threat to May River High School, student detained

Bluffton police officers detained a 15-year-old male student as they investigated a reported threat to May River High School. 

“All threats are a serious matter,” Chief Stephenie Price said. “When the safety of our st...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Deadline for annual Youth Community Service Award Program is April

Mayor’s Bluffton Youth Community Service Award Program logo

The Mayor’s Bluffton Youth Community Service Award Program, created in 2015, recognizes Bluffton students for volunteering at least 50 hours to an area non-profit organization. 

The Mayor’s Bluffton Youth Community Service Awar...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: March 30, 2021

Town offices will be closed on Friday, April 2

Bluffton Town offices will be closed on Friday, April 2 in observance of Good Friday.

Town Hall business hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  On Fridays, the Town of Bluffton is open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Leadership training initiatives showcasing military, state and law enforcement leaders

Bluffton Police Logo

Bluffton Police Chief Stephenie Price is implementing leadership training for the department’s leadership staff, presenting military, state, law enforcement and industry leaders.

“Leadership principles are universal and there’...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Martin Family Park Ribbon-Cutting

What:  Martin Family Park Ribbon-Cutting 

When:  Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Where:  68 Boundary Street, Bluffton (Between the Heyward House and DuBois Park)

This ribbon-cutting will honor the Martin Family legacy of...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Town business license renewal due date is April 30

The Town of Bluffton Business License 2021 renewal forms and information were mailed mid-February. The renewal due date is Friday, April 30, 2021.For your convenience, the online renewal link (https://appengine.egov.com/apps/sc/Bluffton/BUSLICRENEW) is av...
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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Bluffton Municipal Court resumes in-person sessions April 6

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Bluffton Municipal Court will resume in-person sessions Tuesday, April 6 with implemented health and safety procedures to minimize the risk of COVID-19.

Defendants are encouraged, as an option, to contact the court office for information about the possibil...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Bluffton Town offices will close at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 18 due to possible severe weather

Bluffton Town offices will close today, Thursday, March 18, at 1 p.m. due to pending severe weather. 

Please call the Town’s Customer Service Center at 843.706.4500 if you need further assistance.

Town Hall business hours are Monday throu...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Ways to Help

Bluffton High School bobcat graphic

On Friday,  March 5, 2021, three Bluffton High School students were involved in a shooting incident on Bluffton Parkway. Police say D'won Field Jr. died as the result, Edwin Graham Jr. was seriously injured and Kylan Simmons sustained no...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Bluffton Police Department releases photos of murder suspects

mugshots of murder suspects: Jimmie Green, Tyleic Chaneyfield

Bluffton Police Department is releasing the photos of the two murder suspects in connection to Friday night’s shooting on Bluffton Parkway which resulted in the death of a Bluffton High School student, another male student being seriously injure...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: March 7, 2021

Two arrested, two sought in connection to Friday night homicide investigation

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Bluffton police officers arrested two suspects yesterday on charges of accessory after the fact of murder, which is a felony, for their involvement in Friday night’s shooting incident which resulted in the death of a Bluffton High School student...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: March 6, 2021

Bluffton Police Department investigating Friday night murder; Media conference scheduled at 3 p.m.

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Bluffton Police Department officers are investigating a shooting incident which occurred late Friday evening. The incident happened in the area of Bluffton Parkway and Hampton Parkway.  Officers were dispatched to a single vehicle accident. Upon ...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Bluffton begins enforcement of new short-term rental ordinance

Town of Bluffton Seal

The Town of Bluffton’s new short-term rental ordinance requires all property owners to register their short-term rentals, along with a business license and safety checklist. While the ordinance was effective at the beginning of the year, the Tow...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: March 1, 2021

BJWSA asks customers to avoid irrigation between 3 to 9 am, stagger usage

BJSWA irrigation schedule graphic

As they did in 2020, Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) is employing a voluntary irrigation program to alleviate usage during peak hours and ensure public safety. This move comes as the tourist and growing season puts higher demands on wa...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) to improve service in Bluffton area

bjwsa project limits map

What is this project along Bluffton Parkway?

Beaufort Jasper Water and Sewer Authority (BJWSA) is designing a large-diameter water transmission main line along a portion of Hwy 170, Bluffton Parkway and Buckwalter Parkway within the Town of Bluffton. The p...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: February 1, 2021

DHEC Launches New COVID-19 Vaccine Information Line

In response to overwhelming call volume to the Care Line, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has added a new phone information line to answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines and to help support people searching for ...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Message from Waste Management -- Town of Bluffton re: Overloaded Waste/Recycling Carts

Please remember: Waste Management waste and recycling pick up is operated by trucks with a mechanical arm. This is the safest way to service residents during a pandemic and it is more efficient since Waste  Management employees operate the pick-u...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Town purchases the Sarah Riley Hooks Cottage, a historically significant home

The Town of Bluffton purchased the Sarah Riley Hooks Cottage and its surrounding property at 76 Bridge Street for $475,000 from private owners, Kehinde Thomas and Tavi Fields from Matthews, North Carolina in an effort to preserve historically significant ...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Town to hold strategic planning workshop

What: Bluffton Town Council Strategic Planning Workshop
When: Monday, January 25, 2021, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
Where: Rotary Community Center at Oscar Frazier Park
Town of Bluffton Council, staff and strategic partners will discuss initiatives, ...
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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Town hires Lee Levesque as director of emergency management

Lee Levesque is the Town of Bluffton’s new director of emergency management, effective January 28. Levesque will direct all aspects of the Town’s emergency management program and will also act as the Town’s risk manager. Prio...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: January 19, 2021

SC170 lane closure notice

Graham County Land Company will begin vegetation grinding work along SC 170 between the SC 46 May River Rd traffic circle and the US 278 Fording Island Road interchange today (1/19/2021). 

Expect single left lane closures for work to be performed ...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: January 13, 2021

HIRING: Bluffton Police Department to hold recruitment event

SERVE WITH PRIDE. LIVE WITH HONOR.
The Bluffton Police Department in South Carolina is hiring. This is your opportunity to work in a community that values your service.
A recruitment event is scheduled for January 23, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 2...
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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Town offices closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. day

Bluffton Town offices will be closed Monday, January 18 in observance of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. 

As a reminder, the Town of Bluffton is still open during regular business hours. However, person to person meetings within the Customer Ser...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Municipal Court suspending in-person hearings

The Town of Bluffton is suspending in-person court hearings in compliance with a directive from the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court. According to the directive, in-person hearings throughout the state are suspended as of January 11 due t...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Town Manager announces resignation

Town Manager Marc Orlando resigned his position Monday, January 4, with the Town of Bluffton and accepted the town manager position for the Town of Hilton Head Island.  The effective date of resignation will be determined in the coming weeks.&...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Town meetings to remain virtual in January

The Town of Bluffton’s public meeting schedule for January is listed below.

All public meetings will be held via Zoom and will broadcast on the Town of Bluffton Government’s Facebook page.

Town Council:

Regular Meeting: January 12 at 5 p....

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: January 4, 2021

Vehicle versus pedestrian accident under investigation

The Bluffton Police Department is currently investigating a vehicle versus pedestrian accident that occurred early morning on New Year’s Day.
Officers were called to the area of 300 Buck Island Road around 5:45 a.m. for the report of a vehicle ve...
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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Early Wednesday morning shooting under investigation

Bluffton Police Department officers are investigating shots fired at a residence located at 218 Simmonsville Road in which unknown suspect(s) fired multiple rounds at the house.

The residents were inside the house; however no one was injured during the inc...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Town offices are closed for the Christmas holiday and New Year’s Day

Bluffton Town offices will be closed Thursday, December 24 and Friday December 25 and Friday, January 1 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

As a reminder, the Town of Bluffton is still open during regular business hours, with...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Town of Bluffton: 2020 Year in Review

The Town of Bluffton is proud to present its 2020 highlights and accomplishments.

COVID-19 Town Initiatives & Operations: 

Since early March, the Town of Bluffton has been focused on the COVID-19 global pandemic and mitigating the community&am...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Bluffton’s Garvin-Garvey House receives fourth statewide award

The South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIASC)  awarded Meadors, Inc., a Charleston-based multi-discipline historic preservation firm, a “Citation Award for Adaptive Reuse and Preservation” for the Garvin-Garvey House ...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash