On the Beat in Bluffton

Friday, October 31, 2014

N-B Video: Halloween 2014

Dozens of trick-or-treaters hit the streets for Boo in Bluffton Oct. 31. (Photos by Dave Schultz, Matthew LeBlanc and Jessica Williams)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

N-B Links: 'The Problem: Sugary Drinks Are a Major Contributor to the Obesity Epidemic'

At Bluffton High School, students are unable to use the soda vending machines or bring soft drinks into classrooms during school hours.

Bluffton is just one of many high schools across the country that has restrictions on soft drinks. This is due to the effort to provide a healthier environment for students by reducing the consumption of sugary beverages.

“As an educator, it is important to help our students not only learn inside the classroom but also become well-rounded adults and healthy citizens,” BHS Principal Steve Baker said.

Two out of three adults and one out of three children in the United States are overweight. According to an online article, “Sugary Drinks and Obesity Fact Sheet” from the Harvard University School of Public Health, “Rising consumption of sugary drinks is a major contributor to the obesity epidemic.”

For more on the fact sheet, click here, and check out, "You like soft drinks, but do they like you?" on Page 8 of the Wednesday, Oct. 29, News-Banner.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Annual Boo in Bluffton is Friday

We have more trick-or-treat information in the Tuesday, Oct. 28, News-Banner, but here is the list of Boo in Bluffton participants:

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Monday, October 27, 2014

N-B Video, Photos: City hosts second Block Party of the year – and a glow-in-the-dark 5K

Following the city's block party Saturday (scroll below for pictures), the Parks Department held a fun run/walk Go Greenway Glow 5K, with proceeds going to the repairs to the Rivergreenway. Here are some highlights of the go-in-the-dark event. (Video and photos by Jessica Williams)

Friday, October 24, 2014

N-B Flashback: Officials discuss Roush Park makeover in May 2013

City officials announced Friday that the grant for Roush Park's renovations have come through. Learn more in the Saturday, Oct. 25, News-Banner.

Among the original project plans, circa May 2013:

• A paved parking lot

• A splash pad

• A quiet area to the west

• Buried utilities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities At

• Renovated restrooms

Thursday, October 23, 2014

N-B Photos: One in critical condition after semi, car accident on 700S

A 24-year-old Poneto man is in critical condition today after a two-vehicle accident on 700S and 200E early Wednesday evening. Learn more in the Thursday, Oct. 23, News-Banner. (Photos by Jessica Williams)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

N-B Numbers: BPD to replace five computers

The Bluffton Board of Public Works and Safety approved the purchase of five computers Tuesday for the Bluffton Police Department. Learn more in the Wednesday, Oct. 22, News-Banner.

Here are some of the computer details:

• One HP ProDesk Desktop PC

• Three Lenovo ThinkStation P300 Workstation PC

• One Panasonic Toughbook

The other bid came from Northwood, of Bluffton, and CCB Technology. Including the latter's quote for the Toughbook, that total was $656.60 higher than the Global Gov Ed Solutions quote for the five computers.