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Chris Chapmond
Chris Chapmond

New police chief sees growth, finds diversity, seeks to serve

Bluffton's new chief of police describes himself as a pretty energetic, outgoing, passionate guy.

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A group of residents at Palmettos Assisted Living in Bluffton pose with the boxes they filled for Operation Christmas Child, an annual ministry project of Samaritan's Purse. COURTESY PALMETTOS ASSISTED LIVING
A group of residents at Palmettos Assisted Living in Bluffton pose with the boxes they filled for Operation Christmas Child, an annual ministry project of Samaritan's Purse. COURTESY PALMETTOS ASSISTED LIVING

Elder helpers pack gifts for children around the world

The power of positivity has shaped Thelma Friedman's life.

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Allen Patterson of Allen Patterson Residential was named 2018 Premier Builder of the Year by the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association at its Nov. 9 gala. COURTESY HILTON HEAD HBA
Allen Patterson of Allen Patterson Residential was named 2018 Premier Builder of the Year by the Hilton Head Area Home Builders Association at its Nov. 9 gala. COURTESY HILTON HEAD HBA

Home Builders honors Patterson as Premier Builder

The 19th annual LightHouse Awards Gala was held Nov. 9 at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island

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Sen. Carl Levin, left, awarded the inaugural Carl Levin Award for Effective Oversight to S.C. Rep. Weston Newton in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 16. COURTESY PAM RUTTER/POGO.ORG
Sen. Carl Levin, left, awarded the inaugural Carl Levin Award for Effective Oversight to S.C. Rep. Weston Newton in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 16. COURTESY PAM RUTTER/POGO.ORG

Bluffton resident, representative receives inaugural award

In Washington, D.C., on Nov. 16, Sen. Carl Levin, on behalf of the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School,

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Dr. Al Panu, center, chancellor of USCB, reacts with glee after cutting the ribbon on the university's new $25 million Hilton Head Island campus Nov. 14. Joining Dr. Panu, from left, are Dr. Charlie Calvert, dean of the new campus; Town of Hilton Head Isl
Dr. Al Panu, center, chancellor of USCB, reacts with glee after cutting the ribbon on the university's new $25 million Hilton Head Island campus Nov. 14. Joining Dr. Panu, from left, are Dr. Charlie Calvert, dean of the new campus; Town of Hilton Head Isl

Housing, flights, new campus showcase robust business climate

Retailers, restaurants and service businesses, as well as housing, are changing the landscape

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Business

Business Briefs

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Thoughts on creating the best retirement plans

Thoughts on creating the best retirement plans

In the arena of estate planning, retirement plans (such as 401k plans, IRA's, SEP IRA's, etc.)

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IRS issues new tax documents for coming season

Last month, the IRS came out with two new publications that will be useful for the coming tax season.

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Sports

Key to better tennis: Keep your balance, be ready

Key to better tennis: Keep your balance, be ready

Balance, as defined by Merriam-Webster, means "physical equilibrium

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Kimberly and Roger Jackson work on three-foot putts by playing a pull back putting game.  JEAN HARRIS
Kimberly and Roger Jackson work on three-foot putts by playing a pull back putting game. JEAN HARRIS

Drills and games are the best way to practice putting

Putting is the most important part of anyone's golf game, yet many golfers spend the least amount of time practicing

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Tom Dorsel
Tom Dorsel

Need a boost of confidence? Here's how to get it

Athletes covet nothing more than self-confidence, and that goes for both professionals and weekend warriors.

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Opinion

Even at this age, life lessons show up in unexpected ways

One of my generally pointless downtime indulgences is watching competition shows on TV.

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Weston Newton
Weston Newton

Sharing views in D.C. on bipartisan oversight

I want to thank each of you who reached out to me or to Rose after having watched the CSPAN2 coverage of the presentation ceremony of the inaugural Carl Levin Award for Effective Oversight.

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Letter to the Editor

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Maintain an attitude of gratitude year round

This time of year, we hear a lot about holiday traditions.

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Health & Wellness

Tips to keep skin looking its best over the holidays

It's that time of year when we all want to look our best

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Vandit Sardana
Vandit Sardana

Remedies, options for whatever is ailing your knees

It started out with a little stiffness in your knees.

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Even with dementia diagnosis, life can be fulfilling

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's, or any form of dementia, can leave a person feeling disconnected, isolated or abandoned from others.

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TIF surgical procedure an option to treat acid reflux

TIF surgical procedure an option to treat acid reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux

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Health Briefs

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James G. Jenkins
James G. Jenkins

Know facts, options about mini dental implants

Mini dental implants are narrower than traditional root form implants and can fit in tighter, smaller spaces.

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E. Ronald Finger
E. Ronald Finger

Adverse effects of aging on facial appearance

Basically, there are two effects of aging on the face: loss of elasticity and loss of volume.

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Family

Adopt a homeless pet during the season of second chances

Adopt a homeless pet during the season of second chances

December has arrived, and with it the season of merriment and generosity.

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These golf cards were among the many in Jack's collection. The cards were inserted in tobacco packs in the 1930s.
These golf cards were among the many in Jack's collection. The cards were inserted in tobacco packs in the 1930s.

Wheaties, Breakfast of Champions, brings many rewards

The following is a true story from a collector who recently visited our shop.

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Chris Herrin
Chris Herrin

Open your mind, heart to help close racial divide

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."

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Faith Briefs

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Home & Garden

Small pieces of stone can have huge impact

You don't need a big budget to update a small area in your home.

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Interior décor colors stimulate senses to excite or calm

Interior décor colors stimulate senses to excite or calm

Color trends in interior decorating and design are always in transition

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