Stephen Murray resigns as mayor, calls concerned constituant an “asshole” and an “entitled jerk”

Stephen Murray, until Friday morning mayor of Beaufort, has resigned, railing against “rude people” and stating in his Facebook announcement that “it’s time for me to focus more on my family, my friends, my businesses, and my health.” Murray made his public announcement early Friday morning without the courtesy of informing his fellow members of City Council in advance. Continue reading

Local Beaufort attorney Corey Fleming sentenced to 20 years in state prison

Corey Fleming, the local Beaufort attorney who was convicted of helping convicted killer Alex Murdaugh to fleece law clients out of millions of dollars, has been sentenced to 20 years in South Carolina state prison. Judge Clifton Newman, who also presided at Murdaugh’s murder trial, issued the sentence on Thursday. “This is, I think the greatest crime for a lawyer in the history of the state of South Carolina,” Judge Newman said.

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A letter to our Readers

Dear Faithful Readers of The Beaufort Tribune,

Because of Covid it has been several years since we have published articles in The Beaufort Tribune. However, recent developments demand that events not reported in other local media outlets, or deliberately withheld, be brought to the light of day now. It is in this spirit, which is expressed in the Credo of this newspaper, that we bring to you the following, the first of what will be a number of concerning and perhaps shocking revelations: Continue reading