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Beaufort Republican Women’s Club to hold meeting, luncheon

Come hear Beaufort County Sheriff PJ Tanner speak about immigration and concerns about the influx of 350 illegal child immigrants now in South Carolina. The luncheon and program are being sponsored by the Beaufort Republican Women’s Club on Thursday, September 4, at The Holiday Inn’s Albergotti Grill, 2225 Boundary St., and will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the cost of the luncheon being $20. Reservations are required. Contact Laura Fanelli at 860-543-0799 or laurafanelli@mac.com or visit www.beaufortrepublicanwomensc.com.

State Democratic candidates to campaign at Penn Center

Several Democratic candidates will be at Penn Center on Saturday, Sept. 13 for a fish fry and rally hosted by the Beaufort County Democratic party and its supporters. The event, scheduled from noon to 4 p.m.,  is free

Vincent Sheheen
Vincent Sheheen

and open to the public.

Bakari Sellers
Bakari Sellers

Among those attending are: State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, Democratic Governor; State Rep. Bakari Sellers, the nominee for Lt. Governor; Joyce Dickerson, who is running for U.S. Senate; and Tom Thompson, candidate for Secretary of Education. Several other state and local candidates are expected to attend as well.

Sheheen has been a member of the SC Senate since 2004, and was a member of the SC House of Representatives from 2000 to 2004. He ran against Nikki Haley in 2010, narrowly losing to her at that time.

Sellers interned with U.S. Rep. James Clyburn before being elected in 2006, as the youngest member of the South Carolina General Assembly at the time.

Dickerson is a three-term Richland County Councilwoman and retired Columbia businesswoman.

Board of Elections to hold training for new poll managers

The Beaufort County Board of Elections and Registration will be conducting training sessions for new poll managers. All persons interested in working the polls for the first time may enroll in the one session north of the Broad on Monday, September 15: 6 to 10 p.m., Disabilities and Special Needs building, 100 Clear Water Way, Beaufort. The sessions will last approximately four hours. It is recommended to bring a snack. To register, call 843-255-6900 or 255-6902; or send an email to voter@bcgov.net.

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