News Flash

Posted on: July 14, 2021

Bluffton Police Department offers annual Citizens Police Academy in fall

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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
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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Bluffton Police Department News Flash
Posted on: March 29, 2021

Leadership training initiatives showcasing military, state and law enforcement leaders

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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’s no better way to teach these...

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Bluffton Police Department 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 through Thursd...

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Bluffton Police Department News Flash
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Bluffton Police Department releases photos of murder suspects

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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Bluffton Police Department News Flash
Posted on: March 7, 2021

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

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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Bluffton Police Department News Flash
Posted on: March 6, 2021

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

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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Bluffton Police Department 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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Bluffton Police Department News Flash
Posted on: May 27, 2021

South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week

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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: June 1, 2021

Town of Bluffton prepares for Hurricane Season 2021

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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 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 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 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 30, 2021

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

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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: 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: July 9, 2021

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

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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