Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette Blogs
A few notes on the two southern Beaufort County public schools I wasn't able to include in Saturday's Island Packet...
BLUFFTON HIGH SCHOOL
JENKINS IMPRESSIVE: The Bobcats have two well-known running backs in Timmy Smith and Zack Frazier. The duo combined for nearly 2,000 yards last season. But Desmond Jenkins is quickly adding his name to the mix. Jenkins, who plays the wing in the Wing-T offense, brings a new wrinkle to the Bobcats offense with his breakaway speed.
Hilton Head Island High School cruised through Region 8-AAA play last season. The Seahawks allowed less than a touchdown per game on their way to a 5-0 mark in the league.
On the other hand, things couldn't have gone much more differently for Bluffton High School, which had its season end seemingly before it even began. As a result, the Bobcats enter 2009 on an eight-game losing streak.
The Beaufort County School District has released its agenda for the Aug. 18 Board of Education meeting.
The board meets in public session at 6 p.m. in the Beaufort County Council Chambers, 100 Ribaut Road in Beaufort. An closed, executive session to discuss personnel matters will be at 5 p.m.
A board committee to evaluate the district’s policy on awarding contracts to minority- and women-owned businesses and local vendors will be at 3 p.m. in the executive conference room in the county administration building.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Aren't we all. Check out a few suggestions below.
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And, if you want to look yourself, check out our directory of local restaurant Facebook pages and Twitter feeds.
As if he didn't have enough schools begging for his services, highly touted Beaufort High School linebacker Justin Parker told me during Friday's team picture day that he recently received three more offers from Nebraska, Colorado and South Florida. Add these to the long list of colleges that have already extended scholarship offers, including Clemson, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, N.C. State, Tennessee, Wake Forest and Syracuse.
Organizers of Riverview Charter School say they expect to be in compliance with the Beaufort County School District’s desegregation plan when classes begin Monday.
A July agreement between the federal Office for Civil Rights and the Beaufort County Board of Education allowing Riverview to open requires the school to meet racial enrollment targets and take specific steps to recruit more black students and faculty. If the school fails, the OCR could order it to close as early as next year.
Out today in a wider release is “(500) Days of Summer” Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel star as a young couple, Tom and Summer, who have a short lived romance mostly due to Summer’s lack of beliefs in love, and then break up. The only problem is that Tom is over the moon for the quirky girl and isn’t able to let go so easily. Now Tom is reflecting back on the romance knowing she is the one for him whether she knows it or not. And so begins the fight for Tom to get the girl of his dreams back and make her believe in true love.
In the midst of a rather lengthy scolding about The Beaufort Gazette’s perceived lack of coverage of a local high school football team, a forum participant implies the newspaper is to blame for meager attendance at an important late-season game in 2008. It’s not my intent to rehash that argument, which can be read in full at the link provided.
I'm no expert on paleontology or what caused dinosaur extinction, but I'd like to think at some point the lady dinos had had it up to their ear holes with the slim-pickins, so they all got together and decided to say "no way, José-a-saurus" to any further mating with the remaining, lazy, no good, non-earning males — who, I'm guessing, spent their days hanging around half-clad sabertooths at the local pterodactyl wing joint till the wee hours of the prehistoric morn instead of providing for their hatchlings.
I know, I know. I'm just being a silly archaeopteryx. This isn't at all how the dinosaurs died off.
First, it was socialized medicine that did it. Don't argue with me, I've seen the commercials. Second, as I'm sure it was during dinosaur times, there are a lot of females out there who apparently think there's nothing sexier than male vertebrates of the big, old loser deadbeat variety.