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3:19 pm on Friday June 21, 2013

Property taxes, trash fees to increase as Beaufort fights contracting funds

A forecast downturn in property values has the City of Beaufort needing to trim an estimated $600,000 to $700,000. A property tax hike of 4.32% will cover about a quarter, and a $2.70 increase in trash rates will cover a quarter, and a quarter in...
4:33 am on Friday June 14, 2013

'Project Robot' likely to land first tenant at Beaufort Commerce Park

A debated $850,000 county economic incentive package is looking likely to land the first business at the City of Beaufort's $1.85 million Beaufort Commerce Park.
7:22 am on Wednesday June 12, 2013

City of Beaufort's search for shortfall tax revenue gets no love from public

The city is continuing to look for creative measures to make up an anticipated $600,000 to $700,000 shortfall in next year's budget, but a plan to add a small tax to non-profit, school, hospital, or church-owned land drew strong public opposition.
2:12 pm on Saturday June 8, 2013

Explaining Beaufort's looming revenue woes

In a regular e-mail update, City of Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling took the time to explain the challenges looming for the city as it looks to make up lost revenue in the next fiscal year's budget. In summary, the challenge lies in new state rules...
11:23 pm on Saturday May 11, 2013

Beaufort will host 'Americ Idol' viewings as local competes in finals

Beaufort's Candice Glover will compete for her final two nights on American Idol this week as she nears the winning spot, and the City of Beaufort is organizing viewing events.
9:04 am on Thursday April 18, 2013

Messy users encourage new rules for Beaufort parks

Trash, fires, overcrowding, and general problems are spurring discussion about added regulation or rules for residents that want to use Beaufort's parks.
10:12 am on Monday April 8, 2013

City's Beaufort Commerce Park has yet to draw jobs

iIt's been one year since the City of Beaufort bought the ailing Beaufort Commerce Park for $1.8 million in a bid to draw in more jobs to the area, but no businesses have yet come.
9:40 am on Tuesday March 26, 2013

Budget gap: Discussing a local option sales tax, other possible city fees

An expected drop Beaufort County property tax revenues continues to propel conversation on how the City of Beaufort could raise taxes or fees to make up between $350,000 and $500,000.  Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling offered the below words on a...
2:13 pm on Thursday March 21, 2013

City of Beaufort looks to new fees in closing revenue gap

The City of Beaufort is looking for creative ways from vehicle registration fees, a local option penny sales tax, to new business fees in helping close an estimated $350,000 and $500,000 revenue gap after the next property reassessment.