News Flash

Posted on: September 16, 2021

Local American Legion Auxiliary sells memorial bricks for Bluffton Veterans Memorial

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 205 is continuing to sell memorial bricks for Bluffton Veterans Memorial, located in the Buckwalter Place Park. Brick orders need to be submitted by September 25 to be produced and installed by November 11, Veterans Day....

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Town of Bluffton Finance Department receives "Triple Crown" finance award

The professional association of state and local finance officers of the United States and Canada, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), awarded the Town of Bluffton’s Finance Department its “Triple Crown” award ...

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

Redistricting public hearing scheduled for Thursday in Bluffton

Following the 2020 Census results, which provides vital information for our community, our state has begun the process of redrawing congressional and state legislative district boundaries.
The South Carolina House of Representatives redistricting committee...
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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: September 9, 2021

COVID-19 Update

Weekly COVID-19 Update 09.09.21

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

Town renames Watershed Management Building in honor of Jennie Kitty

Jennie Kitty Municipal Building plaque

The Town of Bluffton will officially rename its Watershed Management Building September 9 at 9 a.m. to the Jennie Kitty Municipal Building. 

Jennie Kitty, worked at the former Bluffton Health Clinic at 1261 May River Road, which is now the Town&am...

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

Watershed Management building to be renamed

When: Thursday, September 9, 2021, 9 a.m.

Where: Watershed Building, 1261 May River Road 

Why: To rename the Town’s Watershed Management Building in honor of Ms. Jennie Kitty. Kitty advocated for health initiatives for three decades throu...

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

Town of Bluffton hosts 9/11 remembrance ceremony

When: Saturday, September 11, 2021, 8:30 a.m.

Where: Buckwalter Place Park, Bluffton’s Veterans Memorial 

Why: To honor the 20th anniversary of 9-11; honoring the 2,977 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, at the Wor...

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

Town hosts annual Beach/River Sweep, a statewide cleanup of South Carolina waterways

Town of Bluffton Seal

The Town of Bluffton, Lowcountry Stormwater Partners, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) invite all greater Bluffton residents and business owners to participate in the 32nd Annual Beach Swee...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: September 2, 2021

COVID-19 Update

Weekly COVID-19 Update 09.02.21

Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Town offices closed Monday, September 6

Bluffton Town offices will be closed Monday, September 6, in observance of Labor Day. 

Waste Management employees, who provide waste and recycling services for the Town, are also off Monday, therefore waste and recycling services will be delayed b...

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

Town Hall/offices implement hybrid-procedures during coronavirus surge

Town of Bluffton Seal

Starting Monday, August 30, Bluffton’s Town Hall, located at 20 Bridge Street, will reduce staff in its offices to limit the opportunity for the coronavirus to spread among the public and Town employees. 

The public is asked to wear a ma...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 26, 2021

COVID-19 Update

Weekly COVID-19 Update 08.26.21

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

COVID-19 Update

Weekly COVID-19 Update 08.19.21

Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 17, 2021

Area hospitals announce changes in visitation policies due to surge in COVID-19 cases

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Beaufort Memorial: New visitor and patient waiting area restrictions announced

Beaufort Memorial Hospital is implementing new measures to protect patients, staff, and community members during the rapid and widespread surge in COVID-19 cases.

Effective TODAY...

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

COVID-19 Update

Weekly COVID-19 Update 08.12.21

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

Applicants needed for Law Enforcement Citizens Advisory Committee & Municipal Elections Commission

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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 on the Law Enforcement Citizens Advisory Committee and Municipal Elections Commission.

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

Wright Family Park restrooms to close for two weeks

Town of Bluffton Seal

The restrooms at Wright Family Park are scheduled to close Monday, August 9 and remain closed for about two weeks for installation of an air-conditioning and heating system.

Temporary restrooms will be available for the public along Water Street. Public re...

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

Municipal Election set for November 2, filing period August 3- September 3

Town of Bluffton Seal

The Town of Bluffton Municipal General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Voters may cast their ballot for two Town Council seats. Those seats are currently held by Mayor Pro Tempore/Councilmember Fred Hamilton and Councilmember Larry Too...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Town of Bluffton to repave Pritchard Street as sewer project wraps up

HD Sewer Phase 1 photo of Pritchard Street

Contractors for the Town of Bluffton are scheduled to repave Pritchard Street from Tabby Shell Road to Bridge Street during the last week of July. 

During this road resurfacing, there will be temporary lane closures on Pritchard Street. Please be ...

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

Town of Bluffton to host Accommodations Tax Workshop

Town of Bluffton Seal

Representatives of local non-profits are invited to attend a Town of Bluffton Accommodations Tax workshop held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall in the Henry “Emmett” McCracken, Jr. Council Chambers.  

The Accommodations Tax, al...

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

Reminder: Disposal of storm debris piles is homeowner/occupant's responsibility

Town of Bluffton Seal

The Town is reminding Bluffton residents, they need to dispose of their storm debris by bringing debris to a Beaufort County Convenience Center or to an alternative site.

The Town’s contract with Waste Management is strictly to service household ...

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

Reminder: Fireworks are prohibited in the Town of Bluffton

As a reminder, Bluffton police officers will respond to any complaint of fireworks in the town limits and confiscate them.  

Bluffton ordinance, Sec. 14-99, states it is unlawful for anyone to fire, shoot, discharge, offer for sale, store, exchang...

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

Town offices closed for Independence Day, change in trash/recycling services

Town of Bluffton Seal

Bluffton Town offices will be closed Monday, July 5, in observance of Independence Day. 

Waste Management employees, who provide waste and recycling services for the Town, are also off Monday, therefore waste and recycling services will be delayed...

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

Sixth phase of sidewalks/lighting project for Buck Island-Simmonsville community to begin

Map of Buck Island Simmonsville community

The Town of Bluffton will soon install the sixth phase of the Town’s sidewalk-lighting project for the Buck Island-Simmonsville community. This phase will construct 2,028 linear feet of sidewalks, five feet in width, from the Grayco on Simmonsvi...

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Town of Bluffton 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 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

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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

Bluffton Seal

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

blueprint bluffton graphic with website link

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 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

Bluffton Logo

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: 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: July 14, 2021

Bluffton Police Department offers annual Citizens Police Academy in fall

Bluffton Police Department patch

Who: 

  • Citizens Police Academy applicants

What:

  • Citizens Police Academy 8-week course

Where:

  • Bluffton Police Department, 101 Progressive Street (Buckwalter Place)

When:

  • October 18, 2021 through December 6, 2021
  • Monday nights, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ...
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Bluffton Police Department News Flash