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1st Monday Republican Lunch Group – Change date to 3rd Monday – September 19

The First Monday in September is Labor Day so the regular Monday lunch is changing to the third Monday, September 19. Congressman Mark Sanford will be the speaker at the Hilton Head Island 1st Monday Republican Lunch Group on Monday September 19th to accommodate the Congressman’s schedule. The meeting will be at noon at Aunt […]

Refresher on the Constitution

Dear Fellow American, You’re hearing a lot in the news these days about the presidential candidates for this year’s election. Promises made, assurances given—if only you’ll vote for them. And you’re not alone. This November, millions will head to the polls, with differing expectations of what their candidate can do for them. How is it […]

Officers Wanted

From Jim Dickson Chairman 2016 Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee of the Beaufort County Republican Party is looking for people who would be interested in filling the following offices for the 2017 – 2018 terms of office. We will elect new officers at the April 2017 county convention and the new term would began at […]

Independence Day – July 4, 2016

Red Skelton was a man who understood what it means to be an American and gives us a much needed reminder of the significance of the pledge of allegiance. Red is gone. We have added two states and the words “under God” since then. Too many have forgotten the pledge. Regrettably some even reject it. […]

GOP 2016 Platform Survey

Dear Fellow Republican, I need to hear from you. The Republican National Convention is drawing near and many big decisions are being made in advance – including drafting the next Republican platform! You deserve a voice in that process. As Chairman of the S.C. Republican Party, nothing matters more to me than knowing what my […]

Thanks from Duffie Stone

To those of you that voted for me Tuesday, thank you. I cannot adequately express my feelings for the support you showed me. I was, and continue to be, overwhelmed. You have allowed me to continue the career that I went to law school to pursue over thirty years ago. I do not know of […]

Opinion and Comment

Something new on the BCRP Web Site By Jon Smith, Web Site Administrator, 6/12/2016 You may have noticed on certain posts that there is a link to add your comment to the post. Please go ahead and either post your own comment or reply to any previous comments concerning the original post. This is the […]

Author Curtis “CS” Bennett to speak at next meeting…Mark Your Calendar

The Beaufort County Republican Party will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at Palmetto Electric Co-Operative, 1 Cooperative Way in Hardeeville. Curtis “CS” Bennett, a well-known author who writes about the history of African-Americans contributions to the Conservative Movement will be the featured speaker. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm with a […]

In-Person Absentee Voting For SC Primary, June 14, 2016

In-Person Absentee Voting for the June 14, 2016 Statewide Primaries will start Thursday, May 19, 2016. Main Office: 15 John Galt Rd Beaufort, SC 29906 Voice: (843) 255-6900Call: (843) 255-6900Call: (843) 255-6900 Fax: (843) 255-9429Call: (843) 255-9429Call: (843) 255-9429 Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm Email us at voter@bcgov.net Satellite Office: 61-B […]

Bluffton Republican Club to Honor Young Patriots June 6

Join us as we Honor our Young Patriots of 2016! “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” -John F. Kennedy The Greater Bluffton Republican Club is pleased to announce that their next meeting will be held at Rose Hill Golf Club at […]

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Beaufort County News

USCB and TCL voted out of school sales tax plan

FROM THE ISLAND PACKET: BY REBECCA LURYE, AUGUST 3, 2016 rlurye@islandpacket.com Only the Beaufort County School District now stands to benefit from its 1 percent educational sales tax referendum, after board members decided Tuesday against sharing revenue with two higher education institutions. The board was one vote shy of the eight needed to include the […]

2016 New Poll Manager Training Announcement

The Board of Voter Registration and Elections of Beaufort County will be conducting New Poll Manager training. All persons interested in working the polls for the first time, may enroll in one of these sessions. The dates and locations are as follows: Date Time Location August 30, 2016 (Tuesday) 9:30 am – 2:30 pm Hilton […]

A Second Sales Tax Increase to Appear on Nov Ballot

Beaufort County sales tax to appear on ballot By Lawrence Conneff, July 3, 2016, 843-815-0800, Ext. 19 lawrence.conneff@blufftontoday.com Beaufort County voters will decide in November whether a penny should be added to the sales tax to pay for a host of capital improvements. County Council gave final approval Monday to a 1-cent sales-tax referendum that […]

Beaufort County school board adds $16 million to sales-tax wish list

ISLAND PACKET: BY REBECCA LURYE, JUNE 1, 2016, rlurye@islandpacket.com The Beaufort County school board agreed Tuesday to seek $16 million to build a new auditorium and gym, adding to its hefty list of school projects it plans to build over the next decade. The school district hopes to complete those new additions and three dozen […]

County leaders leaning toward letting voters decide tax hike

From the Island Packet: BY LUCAS HIGH, lhigh@islandpacket.com, May 24, 2016 Local voters are one step closer to being able to choose whether to add a penny of sales tax to every dollar spent in Beaufort County — money that could be used on a host of infrastructure projects. The Beaufort County Council gave preliminary […]

Sales Tax Projects List Being Refined

Beaufort County panel selects projects for possible sales-tax increase Hilton Head Island arts center, Beaufort parking garage, U.S. 278 improvements on the list Money allotment still being worked out; measure could be voted on in the fall Facilities for USCB adult learning programs don’t make list ISLAND PACKET: BY STEPHEN FASTENAU, APRIL 21, 2016 sfastenau@beaufortgazette.com […]

Beaufort County sales tax panel’s list taking shape

Bluffton Today: April 6, 2016 By SCOTT THOMPSON 843-815-0800, Ext. 13 scott.thompson@blufftontoday.com The Beaufort County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission will have at least one more meeting before it recommends a final list of projects for a 1-cent sales tax referendum to County Council. But if council decides to take the referendum to voters in […]

County Schools Tax and Spending Increases Proposed

Beaufort County schools look for $12.8M more in 2017 budget Superintendent presents $216.3 million in needs for next school year Request to Beaufort County would be 6.3 percent higher than 2015-2016 budget School board to hold forums, certify budget request in May Island Packet: By REBECCA LURYE, rlurye@islandpacket.com, April 5, 2016 The Beaufort County School […]

2016 Election Update

3 Sun City residents running for office on third-party ticket Posted: March 30, 2016 Bluffton Today: By SCOTT THOMPSON, scott.thompson@blufftontoday.com Three Sun City residents are running for elected office on a third-party ticket with the goal of removing gridlock from national and state politics. Seven candidates representing the American Party of South Carolina have filed […]

Trump holds off Rubio in Beaufort County

Posted: February 20, 2016 – 11:00am Bluffton TodayBy SCOTT THOMPSON 843-815-0800, Ext. 13 scott.thompson@blufftontoday.com Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump won a sweeping victory in South Carolina’s GOP primary on Saturday, but the results were a little closer in Beaufort County. According to results from the S.C. State Elections Commission, Trump beat Florida Sen. Marco Rubio […]

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SC State News

$21.5 Million Available for State Roads, But Going to Congressman’s Wish List

‘This congressman is still in Washington . . . I’ll just stop at that’ From The Nerve: By HANNAH HILL, August 23, 2016 Last week, the Department of Transportation Commission voted to spend $21.5 million of federal money on a list of projects associated with Congressman Jim Clyburn. The commission-approved project list looks very different […]

This New Law Ensures South Carolina Students Will Study the Founding Documents

From The Daily Signal: By Faith Vander Voort / June 17, 2016 / Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, signed a South Carolina House bill into law that implements the study of U.S. founding documents into the state’s public high schools. The South Carolina Founding Principles Act requires the study of the United States Constitution, the […]

South Carolina 2016 State Primary Tuesday, June 14

Be Sure to Vote Republicans On the Ballot 1st District US House of Representatives U.S. Rep Mark Sanford SC State Rep. Jenny Horne 14th Judicial Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone Angela McCall-Tanner Beaufort County Council District 7 Cynthia Bensch Mike Covert

The Legislature’s $2.2 Billion Debt Bomb

● Bill would raise revenue by creating debt ● Senators seemingly unaware of state’s debt problem ● Plan would expand highways, do little about repair/maintenance of roads From the South Carolina Policy Council, Friday, May 6, 2016 So far in this year’s legislative session, lawmakers have been unable to pass a tax increase for roads […]

SC ethics reforms stalled after 4 years of debate

From The State.com: BY JAMIE SELF, jself@thestate.com COLUMBIA After four years of debate about how to strengthen the state’s ethics laws, S.C. lawmakers may pass two changes to the rules governing public officials’ behavior later this month. Maybe. Dozens of ethics bills have been introduced since late 2012, when Gov. Nikki Haley formed a blue-ribbon […]

SC Legislature Passes a Roads Bill

SC Legislature Passes a Roads Bill Tortured proposal appears out of nowhere, House suddenly A-OK with it Did Members Even Read The Roads Bill Before Passing It? From The Nerve: June 2, 2016 Yesterday the General Assembly finally passed a “roads bill.” The bills goes to the governor, either to be signed, vetoed, or allowed […]

In the Debate over Road Funding, Nothing Adds Up

A year ago, we revealed the state wasdecreasing the road maintenance fund. Not much has improved. South Carolina Policy Council: May 5, 2016 One year ago, The Nerve’s Rick Brundrett posted a story with this admittedly rather anodyne title: “S.C. Highway Maintenance Funding Drops Over the Years.” The piece’s contents, however – assuming you follow […]

Mark Sanford Applauds Gov. Haley on Guantanamo

How the 50 South Carolina Republican Delegate are Chosen

The Precinct It all starts with the Precinct. The precinct is not just the place where you vote. The precinct is the neighborhood or group of neighborhoods in which you are able to organize, to participate as an individual, and influence the political process. It’s also where delegate selection begins. In any political party including […]

Understanding the Delegate Selection Process

By Jon Smith, April 16, 2016 Let’s be clear. The United States is a Republic of 50 states. It is not a direct democracy. The dominant misconception today is that nominees for president are selected directly by the public in primaries and caucuses. It looks to many like a direct democracy. Not noticed is the […]

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