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The Town of Hilton Head Island will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. Monday to discuss the rehabilitation of Oak Park Drive, Mingo Way, Electric Avenue, Cooperative Way, Thompson Street, and Power Alley.
The meeting will be held in the Community Room at Palmetto Electric at 111 Mathews Drive.
Discussion will include easement agreements, design considerations and the construction schedule.
Those unable to attend who would like to learn more about the project may contact Jennifer Lyle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-341-4779.
Hilton Head Island voters will have a chance to hear from candidates running for the Ward 3 Town Council seat during a forum from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
The forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Area, will held at Town Hall council Chambers, 1 Town Center Court.
The seat is now held by Councilman Lee Edwards, who is running for re-election. Three challengers have entered the race, Andrew Jablonecki, Ryan McAvoy, and Jeff Myers.
Coming in Sunday's Island Packet: After years of study and debate, plans to dredge clogged waterways on Hilton Head Island are moving forward.
The South Island Dredging Association, comprised of boat-slip owners and Sea Pines residents, filed an application Sept. 10 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Charleston for permits to hydraulically dredge creeks and marinas in Sea Pines.
AT&T yesterday announced the activation of a new cell site on Hilton Head Island -- the third site on the island since June -- to enhance coverage and meet growing demand for mobile devices and services.
The new cell site -- located on town-owned land off Marshland Road, beside Fire Station 7 -- is part of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to extend its mobile Internet network, according to a company news release.
Hilton Head Island residents looking to purchase the new iPhone 5 unveiled Wednesday need not worry about taking advantage of the device's new capability to connect to the fastest new wireless data networks in the U.S.
Verizon brought its 4G Long Term Evolution network to Hilton Head Island and surrounding areas as part of a push into 140 new markets last year, and had one expansion since the launch.
Other carriers say they plan to bring their versions of the technology to the area, too.
Verizon says its technology promises data speeds 10 times faster than today's 3G networks.
Hilton Head Island Mayor Drew Laughlin Monday recognized three residents at his quarterly "Citizens of the Month" dinner at Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks
Laughlin honored islanders Cartha “Deke” DeLoach, Narendra Sharma and Linda Warnock for their community service.
Pictured above, from left to right, are Sharma, Warnock, Laughlin and DeLoach.