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Student of Class of 1964 Johnny Virgil Werts Passed Away January 19 2019.

January 19, 2019 by Ray Werts (Register to contact)

He Was living in Greenville SC in a Nursing Home He was transferred from the home To St Frances Hospital about two weeks ago Where he remained until early this morning when The LORD took him home

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Police: Beaufort High coach brought alcohol to minor he met on dating app  Hilton Head Island Packet

Beaufort High School boys basketball coach Will Lowther was arrested this week and charged with providing alcohol to a minor.



‘How long could you go missing?’ Beaufort Co. teacher’s aide under investigation, police say  Hilton Head Island Packet

Two months before she went missing in May, a 17-year-old Beaufort High School student had reported to police that a teacher's aide at her school made ...



Beaufort Co. coach facing alcohol charge in dating app meetup will seek to clear record  Hilton Head Island Packet

A Beaufort High School teacher and coach charged with bringing alcohol to a minor he met on a dating app will seek to have his record cleared. Will Lowther, 33 ...



2 men arrested in fatal shootout at Beaufort area Circle K gas station, police say  Hilton Head Island Packet

Two Beaufort County men have been arrested in connection to a June 3 Lady's Island shooting at a Circle K gas station parking lot that killed 20-year-old ...



Mom says 16-year-old son has been missing from Port Royal for nearly a week  Hilton Head Island Packet

Omar Scott Jr. was reported to the Port Royal, South Carolina, Police Department as a runaway after an argument on May 30, his mom says. The Beaufort High ...



DeVonte Holloman is One and Done at Beaufort High School  WJCL News

Named head coach at South Pointe Monday afternoon.



Beaufort High School placed on lockdown after mix-up over social media threat  The Island Packet

Beaufort police lifted a lockdown at Beaufort High School Monday afternoon shortly after a social media threat was announced, according to the Beaufort County ...



Coastal Empire and Lowcountry parents shine light on bullying  fox28media.com

According to Stopbullying. gov statistics, more than 28% of students grades 6-12 experience bullying and 70. 6% of young people say they have seen bullying in ...



Good News: Missing Beaufort High School class ring found and returned  WTOC

A veteran from the Lowcountry lost his highschool ring in the 60′s and on Friday, it was finally returned.



Beaufort County School District makes final decision to close Islands Academy  The Island Packet

Beaufort County, South Carolina School District administrators made a final decision to close the district's alternative school, Islands Academy, at the end of the ...



‘I’m scared to go back’: Beaufort Co Schools to reconsider closure of Islands Academy  The Island Packet

Administrators at the Beaufort County, South Carolina School District have decided to close the district's alternative school, Islands Academy, at the end of the ...



Beaufort assistant named school’s new football coach  Hilton Head Island Packet

Beaufort promoted offensive coordinator Bryce Lybrand as its next football coach Friday afternoon.



Spring football: Chester ready for encore; most other local teams have big questions  Rock Hill Herald

Chester spent 2019 spring football practice readying for “The Encore,” its defense of the 3A state title. But local teams like South Pointe, Northwestern, Lancaster, ...



Beaufort school resource officer gives high-fives to keep school safe  WSAV-TV

At one Lowcountry high school, a school resource officer is taking a much different approach to being a police officer inside a school, using his position to stop a ...



New details on Beaufort, SC teacher, students, sex, alcohol  The Herald-Sun

Battery Creek High teacher Brittney Whetzel, of Lady's Island, South Carolina, is accused of sexual battery with students in the Beaufort County School District; ...



Beaufort County school board lays groundwork for November 2019 referendum  The Island Packet

The Beaufort County, South Carolina school board voted to allow interim superintendent Herb Berg to start planning for a November 2019 referendum to ...



‘Suspicious’ social media post put Beaufort County high school on lockdown  The Island Packet

Beaufort High School is on modified lockdown as of Friday, March 2, 2018 while law enforcement investigates a social media post.



This Beaufort County high school will have a new principal in the fall  The Island Packet

Beaufort County, South Carolina School District superintendent Jeff Moss asked the school board to approve moving Bonnie Almond, principal at Beaufort High ...



She attempted suicide after assaults, name-calling. Beaufort Co schools failed her, suit says  The Island Packet

A Beaufort High School student attempted suicide in October 2017 after the Beaufort County School District failed to protect her from name-calling, bullying and ...



Beaufort County student detained for threatening teacher and peers with a knife, police say  The Island Packet

A Hilton Head Island High School student was detained Tuesday after threatening a teacher and fellow classmates with a pocket knife, according to officials.



Voting guide: Beaufort County, SC school board election | Hilton Head Island Packet  The Island Packet

The Beaufort County, South Carolina Board of Education has seven seats up for grabs in the November 6, 2018 midterm elections. The new school board ...



Officials say no direct threat aimed at Beaufort High School; security increased on campus  WSAV-TV

According to school officials at in Beaufort, on Tuesday morning, a ninth-grade Beaufort High School student received a Snapchat post from a former student ...



These three Beaufort County public schools are getting new principals this year  The Island Packet

Three schools in the Beaufort County, South Carolina School District will have new principals for the 2018-2019 school year, including Hilton Head Middle, ...



Parents outraged that a felon was allowed to volunteer on a Beaufort County school trip  The Island Packet

Parents are angry after learning that a Beaufort County high school Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, ROTC, volunteer was a convicted felon for check ...



Former NFL player named new Beaufort High football coach  The Island Packet

Beaufort High School has a new football coach who has ties to the University of South Carolina and the Dallas Cowboys.



Beaufort man charged in 2017 murders of St. Helena man and his nephew, official says  Hilton Head Island Packet

A Beaufort man arrested Monday was charged in connection with the 2017 slayings of a St. Helena man and his nephew, according to a Beaufort County ...



Former Beaufort County educator wants to help solve this teacher issue  The Island Packet

A retired Beaufort County, SC, school teacher filed for the District 4 seat in the Nov. 6, 2018, Board of Education election. Patricia Fidrych lives in Port Royal, ...



Myrtle Beach Seahawks bound for the state championship after beating Beaufort  Myhorrynews

Do you agree with the judge that the bike loop does not discriminate against African American bikers? The 23-mile loop that carried motor cycle riders far into the ...



Services set for Laura Von Harten, former Beaufort County Council member, who died at 54  Hilton Head Island Packet

Laura Von Harten, who served on Beaufort County Council from Beaufort district for eight years, died at her home in Beaufort Feb. 12, 2019, coroner's office says ...



1980 murder, rape in Beaufort SC: The victims, what happened | Hilton Head Island Packet  Hilton Head Island Packet

Teenager David Krulewicz is shot to death and his girlfriend Susan Weed is raped on a date in 1980 near Beaufort, South Carolina by an unknown man.



Here’s what made Beaufort’s Brantley Harvey Jr. tick  The Island Packet

To understand the life of William Brantley Harvey Jr., the native son of Beaufort and former South Carolina lieutenant governor who died Wednesday, you need ...



Is your child’s teacher among the top 5 in the Beaufort County School District this year?  The Island Packet

Five teachers were named Monday as finalists for the Beaufort County School District's 2018-19 Teacher of the Year. The finalists include Brittany Carter, ...



Gullah artist wants to bridge the gap between Beaufort Co. school board and students  The Island Packet

Gullah Geechee performing artist Natasha D. Robinson is running for the Beaufort County Board of Education in the November 6, 2018 election. She filed for the ...



Beaufort High principal responds to students' dress-code rant  Island Packet

A Beaufort High School student's diatribe against an alleged dress code violation has reached thousands of people on social media just hours after she says a ...



Hurricane forces VHS to postpone Friday’s home game  WALB

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Valdosta High School confirmed the postponement of this Friday night's scheduled home game against Beaufort High School out of ...



How a mysterious Beaufort Co. artist named ‘Driftwood’ finally got the dignity he deserved  The Island Packet

Mystery of Beaufort SC legendary Irishman and boozy folk artist of the 1950s-70s on Harbor Island is solved in new book by Gibbes McDowell that shows the ...



Lowcountry football story lines to watch as season kicks off  The Island Packet

Here are the biggest story lines for each Lowcountry high school football team for the upcoming season.



Beaufort County schools wants $15M to expand career/tech education. Do they need it?  The Island Packet

If Beaufort County (SC) School District's $76 million referendum passes on Saturday, April 21, 2018, Beaufort High, Bluffton High and Hilton Head Island High ...



A Beaufort County beagle got his head stuck in a tree. This is what happened next  Hilton Head Island Packet

A beagle got his head stuck in a tree at a Lady's Island SC home and had to be rescued by Beaufort County firefighters. The owners believe the dog was chasing ...



Here’s how a pastor’s WWII relics wound up in a Beaufort County thrift store  Hilton Head Island Packet

A Bluffton, SC, Goodwill worker found a shadowbox that had military and fire *service* memorabilia dating back to World War II in it. She gave it to the Burton Fire ...



In Beaufort, a 60th high school reunion sparks memories of a mother’s abiding love  The Island Packet

This weekend's Beaufort High School Class of 1957 60th class reunion is much more than that for Katy Polk Rahn. It is a true homecoming. She is staying in the ...



Beaufort Academy hires new athletic director  The Island Packet

Beaufort Academy hired Nick Field as the school's athletic director and head of facilities maintenance. He replaces Neal McCarty.



Former SC lieutenant governor and longtime Beaufort attorney Brantley Harvey dies  The Island Packet

Longtime Beaufort attorney William Brantley Harvey Jr., a former state lawmaker and lieutenant governor instrumental in bringing higher education to Beaufort ...



Beaufort County’s valedictorians spill on their hardest classes, best teachers and, ugh, uniforms  Island Packet

Beaufort County's top students won't miss their uniforms. That was the overwhelming consensus among valedictorians at area high schools, who received ...



Questions on Beaufort County School District's $76M referendum? Here are answers  The Island Packet

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, the Beaufort County (SC) School District will hold a $76 million bond referendum to reduce student overcrowding in Bluffton by ...



A third Beaufort County school board member is asking voters for a second go-round  The Island Packet

A third Beaufort County Board of Education member whose term is soon coming to an end has decided to run for re-election in November. District 2 board ...



Beaufort High School's principal leaving for Virginia job  Island Packet

Beaufort High School principal Corey Murphy has accepted a new job in a Virginia school district, according to the Williamsburg James City Council Public ...



Which popular former Beaufort High principal has a new job?  Island Packet

Former Beaufort High School principal Dan Durbin will be the head of school nat Beaufort Academy.



May River’s hot start continues; Bluffton wins thriller  The Island Packet

May River continued its best start in school history and blew out another county foe in the process. Brandon Morales ran for four touchdowns as the Sharks ...



Beaufort Co. man tries again for school board seat. The first time, a dog ate his papers  The Island Packet

A longtime Lady's Island resident who ran for a seat on the Beaufort County school board once before will give it another go in November's election.



Relive Pat Conroy's high school experience at Pat Conroy Literary Festival in Beaufort | Hilton Head Island Packet  The Island Packet

Pat Conroy's time as teacher, student and classmate in Beaufort to highlight the Pat Conroy Literary Festival Oct. 19-22.



Here’s when Beaufort County schools will host graduation - and how to help us celebrate the Class of 2017!  Island Packet

Help us celebrate the Class of 2017! Whether it's senior photos, cap and gown shots before the big day or celebrating with friends and family after walking ...



Lowcountry high school football teams ready for start of new season  The Island Packet

Lowcountry coaches and players gathered Thursday, Aug. 9. 2018, for WHHI Television Media Day. The station will carry nine games beginning with Thomas ...



School bond referendum fails in Beaufort County  WTOC

10519 people or about 72 percent voted against the referendum, according to unofficial election results from the Beaufort County Election Commission.



9 new things you’ll see at Beaufort County schools this year  Island Packet

New faces, fewer passwords and buses with GPS technology are a few of the changes to Beaufort County School District this year.



Battery Creek alum named school’s next boys’ basketball coach  Hilton Head Island Packet

Battery Creek hired one of its own to be its next boys' basketball coach.



She’s traveled the world and lived in her car. Now an artist finds a home on St. Helena  The Island Packet

Artist Monique de LaTour has found a home on St. Helena SC after a journey that included her native New Zealand, New York City, North Carolina and musician ...



Here’s the plan for easing Lady’s Island’s traffic headache. It won’t be quick.  The Island Packet

A plan to manage traffic and building on Lady's Island, SC includes new roads and limiting Beaufort annexation. Beaufort County looked at changes in response ...



Want to go to prom in Beaufort County? Better get your parents' permission  Island Packet

Six area high schools are hosting their proms this weekend, and another four are following suit next weekend. But students can't just show up to prom — here's a ...



These 5 Beaufort County public schools have new principals  Island Packet

A Beaufort County school district employee with 32 years of experience in education will replace Corey Murphy as principal of Beaufort High School and is ...



'Unfounded' Snapchat threat at Bluffton school prompts parents to pull kids from class  The Island Packet

A potential school shooting threat made on social media about River Ridge Academy in Bluffton, South Carolina, on Monday, March 26, 2018 is being ...



Beaufort County's forgotten black athletes: Athletic records for county's three black high schools lost to...  The State

Russell Dortch, the quarterback at Robert Smalls High School in 1959, was trapped and certain to be tackled. With nowhere to go, he rolled to his left and found ...



Beaufort High assistant sues, says complaint over N-word led to problems  Island Packet

A Beaufort High School administrative assistant says a complaint she filed four years ago alleging racial discrimination has cost her training opportunities, ...



320 students graduate Beaufort High School  Hilton Head Island Packet

The 320 students of Beaufort High School's Class of 2012 graduated Friday in a ceremony at the school.



Lowther named Beaufort boys' basketball coach  Island Packet

Beaufort hired Greenwood assistant Will Lowther as its new boys basketball coach.



Untidy cat leads to Beaufort assistant principal’s domestic violence arrest  Island Packet

Educator is placed on administrative leave after admitting to slapping his wife during a Sunday argument.



Which school has highest average teacher salary? And other tidbits from school report cards  The Island Packet

The South Carolina Department of Education released its annual report cards Wednesday, November 15, 2017, and parents can compare their child's school to ...



Beaufort High’s Class of 2016 awarded more than $8 million in scholarships  Island Packet

Two hundred and seventy nine students took their seats in the middle of Beaufort High School's football stadium Friday as a crowd of thousands looked on from ...



Three schools among top places in county for crime reports  Island Packet

Police are writing more crime reports at three local schools than almost any other location in the county. The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette analyzed ...



Less than 1% of Marines face the Parris Island boot camp ‘mind game’ this SC recruit endured  The Herald-Sun

About 20000 men and women come to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island each year for boot camp and the chance to become a United States Marine.



If you don't want to swim with the sharks, here are 4 public pools in Beaufort County  Island Packet

The Lowcountry is known for its beautiful beaches, but if that isn't your cup of tea here are four public pools that you can visit to try and beat the heat!



CCHS Hall of Fame Induction set for January  Walterboro Live

Cindyc4@yahoo.com. The Colleton County High School Athletic Hall of Fame Induction has been set for Friday, January 11 during half time of the Cougar ...



He starred with his family on ‘Gullah Gullah Island.’ Now a Beaufort native is back on TV  The Herald-Sun

Gullah Gullah Island cast members Ron and Natalie Daise are in Georgetown and son Simeon Daise is an actor on BET. The Nickelodeon television show was ...



Reconstruction Era comes to life in new initiative for SC history classes  Charleston Post Courier

Tired of Reconstruction history getting short shrift in the classroom, veteran public historian Victoria Smalls recently joined a national effort to bring lessons from ...



Pat Conroy in his high school years in Beaufort: A tribute  Island Packet

The passing of Pat Conroy was a very sad day for the human race. It was a particularly great loss for those of us who knew him personally.



76 Bluffton High students walked out. 'It's about time people start taking us seriously'  The Island Packet

Bluffton High School students in South Carolina walked out Wednesday, March 14, 2018, as part of the National Walkout event to protest school shootings and ...



‘Someone who fights for his people’: Beaufort leader died a champion, pastor says  The Island Packet

Former Beaufort, SC, mayor Henry Chambers was remembered during a memorial *service* Monday in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park after a private family ...



Several Beaufort County public, private schools ranked among survey's top SC schools  Hilton Head Island Packet

A national website has ranked two Beaufort County public high schools and three private schools among South Carolina's top academic institutions.



Pat Conroy's Beaufort High students remember him as a 'force of nature' | Hilton Head Island Packet  Island Packet

Former Beaufort High School students from Pat Conroy's two years there say he taught them to see beyond their own world, and was very funny.



Seniors celebrate during grad week for Beaufort County's public high schools  Hilton Head Island Packet

Over a thousand graduates walked across the stage and received their diplomas at the five public high schools' graduation ceremonies in Beaufort County this ...



Former Beaufort Mayor Henry Chambers dies  The Charlotte Observer

Former Beaufort, SC mayor Henry Chambers died Saturday, July 14, 2018, according to friend Walter Gay. Chambers helped bring the city its famed Waterfront ...



Here’s the Beaufort County school board’s solution to your kid’s crowded classroom  The Island Packet

The Beaufort County school board will hold a $76 million bond referendum in spring 2018 to build a school in Bluffton and expand existing facilities to relieve ...



Beasley out as Beaufort High boys basketball coach  Hilton Head Island Packet

Beaufort High School boys basketball coach Bruce Beasley will not return for another season, ending the tenure of the Eagles' second boys basketball coach ...



Beaufort County SC school referendum 2018 precinct results | Hilton Head Island Packet  The Island Packet

More than 70 percent of Beaufort County, SC voters rejected the school board's $76 million referendum Saturday, April 21, 2018. Precinct-by-precinct results ...



Back to school 2015: A closer look at your school  Hilton Head Island Packet

Click or tap on school names for detailed information, including grade levels, address (click for map), phone numbers, websites, choice programs, enrollment, ...



Outrage over Victoria’s Secret credit card charges leads to changes at Beaufort County school district  Island Packet

Citizen outcry over the past three months about the Beaufort County School District's credit card purchases has led to questions and a flurry of emails from ...



Beaufort High tows cars of students without parking passes  Island Packet

Beaufort High School towed the cars of six students without parking passes Monday morning, likely because they had not completed a driver safety course all ...



Hilton Head's Poona Ford continues to prove doubters wrong  The Island Packet

Hilton Head Island football coach B.J. Payne has no doubt his former player Poona Ford will have big NFL career.



Beaufort High assistant principal back to work after DUI arrest  Hilton Head Island Packet

A Beaufort High School assistant principal returned to work two days after his May 5 arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated.



Greg Hall, respected Beaufort County coach, teacher, dies at 60  Island Packet

Greg Hall created a high standard for his Beaufort County students and football players and held them to it with a tough, fair demeanor.



Substitute stipends for Beaufort County teachers new this year  Island Packet

Grappling with a severe shortage of substitutes for the third year in a row, the Beaufort County School District decided it was time to start paying teachers a ...



Walk-on Jason Senn makes South Carolina debut on senior night  Charleston Post Courier

COLUMBIA — Jason Senn has been a South Carolina fan his entire life.



Live, work or travel on Lady’s Island? You’ll want to know this  The Island Packet

Plans for the Whitehall property on Lady's Island in Beaufort, SC are up for review on February 19, 2018. Real estate plans include apartments and homes.



Beaufort High clamps down, takes first Lower State wrestling title  Hilton Head Island Packet

Connor Gruel knew he had let his team down. The Beaufort High School wrestler said as much after his ejection against rival Battery Creek High School near the ...



Beaufort County schools to open Wednesday — hopefully  Island Packet

The Beaufort County School District hopes to reopen schools on Wednesday. Superintendent Jeff Moss said that call will depend on several things: the schools ...



Beaufort author Pat Conroy to be celebrated again at literary festival  Island Packet

The second annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival will celebrate the late Beaufort author's ties to education. Conroy's book “The Water is Wide” chronicled his time ...



Lowcountry roundup: Beaufort sweeps Region 8-4A track meet  The Island Packet

The Beaufort boys and girls swept the Region 8-4A track meet held Wednesday at Beaufort High School.



Beaufort bombs Battery Creek with passing-game perfection  Island Packet

After a quick three-and-out from the Beaufort defense, Clayton Ruff hits Rome Wallace in stride with a 75-yard scoring pass and the rout is on.



Is your child’s teacher the school’s Teacher of the Year?  Island Packet

Board of Education members and principals surprised teachers and staff earlier this week with awards.



‘I have a mission.’ NFL star is giving back to Beaufort this weekend  Island Packet

Ron Parker, a safety with the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and a former Beaufort High School standout, returned home to host a football camp starting Friday, July 7, ...



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