MITCHELVILLE’S HISTORY OFFERS FOOTPRINT FOR THE FUTURE

By Luana M. Graves Sellars | PAINTING BY SONJA GRIFFIN EVANS | PHOTO SUPPLIED

“Good colored people, you have a great work to do, and you are in a position of responsibility. This experiment is to give you freedom, position, homes, your families, property, your own soil. It seems to me a better time is coming … a better day is dawning.”

Hilton Head Island is a beautiful place to live — and plans are being made for it to become even better.

The island is full of big projects, including the planned 103-acre mid-island community park. Touted by officials as one of the biggest initiatives in the island’s history, the proposed plans include an open-air market, an interactive water feature, an 18-hole disc golf course and a nature preserve.

Whether your rental property is a vacation villa by the ocean or a home for a family, professional management companies can provide peace of mind.

A GOOD BOOK CAN BE ENLIGHTENING, ENTERTAINING AND THOUGHTPROVOKING, AND A BOOK BY A LOCAL AUTHOR OR ONE THAT HIGHLIGHTS THE LOWCOUNTRY IS EVEN BETTER. HERE ARE TITLES WORTH READING.

Juan Singleton has worked for the city of Hardeeville since 2009. The city’s communications director, with more than 25 years of radio and television broadcast experience, answers questions about his longtime experience and how the position has evolved. The responses have been edited for length and clarity.

Harry Williams has been mayor of the City of Hardeeville since 2016. He is chairman of the Southern Low Country advisory board. He answers questions from Monthly about new city projects and preserving Hardeeville’s history. The responses have been edited for length and clarity.

Old Town is New Again

Bluffton historic district teeming with history

By Dean Rowland

Newcomers to Bluffton as tourists or residents might think that Old Town hasn’t changed much since it was incorporated in 1852.

It looks old because it is old. Its charm has not changed, but it has changed.

The Old Town Bluffton Historic District — stretching west from Burnt Church Road to Verdier Cove Road along the May River Road and the river — was granted National Register Historic District status in 1996.

Lisa Sulka was elected mayor of the Town of Bluffton in 2008. Sulka answers questions from Monthly about mobile town halls and upcoming projects.

ENJOY THE WONDER OF ALL THAT OUR AREA OFFERS

The Lowcountry is teeming with natural beauty, adventures, history, shopping and fantastic weather. A relaxed pace offers peace of mind and a wonder of possibilities. Hilton Head, Bluffton, fast-growing Hardeeville and Daufuskie Island represent thriving communities that offer award-winning beaches, dinning and accommodations. Why the Lowcountry? Why not? Our area offers almost everything and continues to treat us with new wonders.

Argent Lumber Company made a mark on the city

By Hilton Head Monthly

Hardeeville continues to be one of the fastest-growing cities in the Lowcountry as its population estimate enjoyed a 14.3 percent increase from 2020 to 2021, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.