Democratic Club presents award

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The Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club presented its first Attorney Samuel L. Svalina – Lawrence “Baby” Washington Distinguished Community Service Award to the club’s long-time Treasurer Theotis “Ted” Humphrey during its 11th anniversary celebration at Beaufort’s historic Grand Army Hall on May 31. A retired corporate accountant and the founding treasurer of the club, Humphrey, center, accepted the award from President Theresa White, left, and Attorney Sammy Svalina, right, the only son of late legendary attorney and former Beaufort County Democratic Party Chairman Samuel L. Svalina. Both Svalina and Lawrence “Baby” Washington, a highly respected civil rights activist and businessman, died in 2014. Photo by Attorney Clint Redfern.