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 23, 2021

NOTICE: Dominion Energy tree trimming efforts continue week of March 1, 2021 on Calhoun Street

Old Town Bluffton Historic District Parking Map

Dominion Energy will continue its tree trimming efforts the week of March 1, 2021 on Calhoun Street. Tree trimming will occur Monday – Thursday from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Access to businesses and homes will remain open, however on-street par...

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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 27, 2021

Town seeks applicants for vacancies on Boards, Commissions and Committees

The Town of Bluffton is seeking applications for vacancies on its Boards, Commissions and Committees.Historic Preservation Commission has one vacancy for a property owner or business owner in the Historic District.May River Watershed Action Plan Advisory ...
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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
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Dominion Energy to begin pruning trees as preventive safety and maintenance measure

Dominion Energy, formerly South Carolina Electric & Gas, is scheduled to begin trimming trees in the Town that are close to power lines in early December. The process will take approximately three months and is necessary to help prevent the loss of po...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: December 2, 2020

SCAM ALERT: BPD phone number used in scam

The Bluffton Police Department wants community members to be aware of a phone scam that is currently happening in the area. 

Officers have received a report from a community member who stated the Bluffton Police Department’s phone number...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: November 30, 2020

Town of Bluffton December public meeting schedule

The Town of Bluffton’s public meeting schedule for December 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: December 8 at 5 p.m.
Boar...
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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: November 30, 2020

South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week

Governor Henry McMaster has proclaimed the week of November 29 through December 5, 2020, as South Carolina Winter Weather Preparedness Week. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division and the National Weather Service along with the agencies that com...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Town of Bluffton offices closed November 11 in honor of Veterans Day

Town of Bluffton offices will be closed Wednesday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. 

 

As a reminder, the Town of Bluffton business hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  On Fridays, the Town of Bluffton i...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Town of Bluffton installing sidewalks around perimeter of Oscar Frazier Park’s “Field of Dreams

The Town of Bluffton has begun installing approximately a quarter mile of concrete and oyster shell sidewalks around the perimeter of grassy area of Oscar Frazier Park known as the “Field of Dreams.” This sidewalk will connect the pavilion and the Rotary ...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash
Posted on: August 4, 2020

New deadline for U.S. Census – September 30, 2020

State and federal money doesn’t follow the need, it follows the numbers.

The U.S. Census announced its new deadline is September 30 versus the end of October.

The U.S. Census is the one-stop-shop data source for how communities are funded through ...

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Town of Bluffton News Flash