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05/01/2014 Editorial: Not in praise of Billy Keyserling

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Not in praise of Billy Keyserling

As polite in an easy Southern way as it might be to praise Billy Keyserling, the current mayor of Beaufort, for his about-face on the waterfront parking lot issue, the community must remember:

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04/30/2014 Letter to editor and editor’s comment: In praise of city councilman George O’Kelley, my dad

Letter to editor and editor’s comment

In praise of city councilman George O’Kelley, my dad

This is my thanks to the editor of The Beaufort Tribune and the other concerned citizens of Beaufort who have agreed with the lone voice crying out on Beaufort’s City Council to save the Freedom Mall and adjacent parking from the re-zoning currently before Council.

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04/30/2014 Editorial in Island Packet praises Beaufort citizens for smacking down River Place development

Editorial in Island Packet praises Beaufort citizens for smacking down River Place development

An April 26 editorial in the Island Packet newspaper praised the citizens of Beaufort for smacking down Beaufort’s city council, redevelopment commission and their proposed River Place project. The editorial styled River Place a “secret redevelopment project”.

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04/30/2014 Editorial: City’s website obscures spending, Tribune publishes city’s budgets

Editorial: City’s budget and website obscure spending

The city’s budget and its website obscure the city’s spending as will be related below.

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04/30/2014 Letter to editor: City management hides behind city’s lawyer

Letter to editor: City management hides behind city’s lawyer

A few years ago I made a request to the city for a copy of a certificate of occupancy. The reply was sent to me via the city’s lawyer.

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04/29/2014 Editorial: “Done deal” gets undone, time to cut and run from Lawrence Group

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Editorial: “Done deal” gets undone
Time to cut and run from Lawrence Group

“There’s nothing you can do about it; it’s a done deal.” That’s what people of good will, now known to number in the thousands, were told by the relatively small cadre of insider proponents of the Civic Master Plan during the past two years.

Well, the done deal got undone, but there’s more to be undone:

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04/29/2014 Mayor Billy K threatens to have editor of The Beaufort Tribune arrested

Mayor Billy Keyserling threatens to have editor of The Beaufort Tribune arrested

A confidential source has reported to The Beaufort Tribune this morning, Tuesday, April 29, that Beaufort’s Mayor Billy Keyserling threatened today to have the editor of the Tribune arrested!

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04/24/2014 Op-Ed by David M. Taub, former Mayor City of Beaufort: “Mad as Hell”

Op-Ed by David M. Taub, former Mayor City of Beaufort

“Mad as Hell”

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04/23/2014 Letter to editor from Alton Aimar: Is this monster really killed and dead?

Letter to editor from Alton Aimar

Is this monster really killed and dead?

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04/23/2014 Editorial: Civic Master Plan at center of debacle–Majority of council members oppose rezoning downtown waterfront parkland

Editorial: Civic Master Plan at center of debacle

Majority of council members oppose rezoning downtown waterfront parkland

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04/22/2014 Editorial: City council’s Sasaki Plan shows way out of Navarro/Chaffin/Verity debacle

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City council’s Sasaki Plan shows way out of Navarro/Chaffin/Verity debacle

Phase 2 of the Sasaki Plan, approved by Billy Keyserling and Donnie on their unanimous city council vote in 2003: an extension of the downtown waterfront park

Phase 2 of the Sasaki Plan, approved by Billy Keyserling and Donnie Beer in a unanimous city council vote in 2003: an extension of the downtown waterfront park

The plan unanimously approved by Beaufort’s city council in 2003, known as Phase 2 of the Sasaki Plan, shows to the five current members of city council the way out of the planning debacle they have allowed to be created by Messrs. Stephen Navarro, Jim Chaffin and Jon Verity for the destruction of the public’s downtown waterfront parkland.

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04/21/2014 Editorial: Navarro, Chaffin & Verity broke their promises, misled city and public about downtown waterfront development

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Navarro, Chaffin & Verity broke their promises, misled city and public about downtown waterfront development

Public statements and contractual commitments made by Stephen Navarro, Jim Chaffin and Jon Verity show that they have broken their promises and misled city council and the public about their intentions regarding the proposed downtown waterfront commercial development on the city’s parkland.

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04/17/2014 Editorial: Mayor Billy Keyserling’s Chinese Project, Visions of the future

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Editorial: Mayor Billy Keyserling’s Chinese Project, Visions of the future

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The “simple” commercial real estate future of Beaufort’s downtown waterfront?
Photo source: The Furman Company website home page, downtown Greenville SC

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04/17/2014 Letter to editor: “Work together on sensible approaches toward growth and preservation”

Letter to editor:
“Work together on sensible approaches toward growth and preservation”

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04/17/2014 Letter to editor: Rezoning always “not all positive”

Letter to editor: Rezoning always “not all positive”

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04/16/2014 Editorial: Civic Green petition goes viral, Join the force of good for our town

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Civic Green petition goes viral
Join the force of good for our town

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04/16/2014 Letter to editor: “Don’t turn Beaufort into a pickle!”

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Letter to editor

“Don’t turn Beaufort into a pickle!”

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04/14/2014 Editorial: Beaufort’s parkland movement is strong and will prevail
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View of marina at downtown waterfront parking lot, under threat of commercial development, in Beaufort’s Downtown Waterfront Park, source: Civic Green, A New Vision

Editorial: Parkland movement is strong in Beaufort and will prevail

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01/20/2014 Commentary by Peggy Noonan: Selfish “public servants” are the norm

Commentary by Peggy Noonan

Selfish “public servants” are the norm

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01/17/2014 Editorial: Is Chinese money driving downtown Beaufort’s “redevelopment” plan

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Is Chinese money driving downtown Beaufort’s “redevelopment” plan?

Can Jim Chaffin please translate this for us?

Can Jim Chaffin please translate this for us?

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01/17/2014 Letter to the editor from chairman of Historic Beaufort Foundation

Seven Integrities for Historic Preservation and In-Fill Design Principles

Letter to the editor from chairman of Historic Beaufort Foundation

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01/08/2014 Commentary: A conservative vision of the proper role of government

Commentary: A conservative vision of the proper role of government

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01/08/2014 Editorial: City’s massive downtown rezoning plan puts the cart before the horse and is grossly irresponsible

November 2013 news release presages city’s massive rezoning plans

Editorial: City’s massive downtown rezoning plan puts the cart before the horse and is grossly irresponsible

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01/08/2014 South Carolina speech & American regional English

Our national columnist, Dr. Robert H. Moore

South Carolina speech & American regional English

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12/31/2013 Commentary: Our dysfunctional national government

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Our dysfunctional national government

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12/26/2013 Time for big changes at the White House

Ron Christie

Time for big changes at the White House

12/26/2013 Opinion: The end of Washington press corps ethics

Victor Davis Hanson

The end of Washington press corps ethics

12/26/2013 Ten Constitutional violations of 2013

Commentary

Ten Constitutional violations of 2013

12/26/2013 Duck Dynasty dilemma

Commentary

Duck Dynasty dilemma

12/26/2013 The Beaufort Tribune is back

The Beaufort Tribune is back

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