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Democrats will open new campaign office

The Beaufort County Democratic Party will host a grand opening for its Beaufort area campaign office on Saturday, August 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The office is located at 705 Carteret Street in Beaufort. Special guests for the event include Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Joyce Dickerson and Beaufort County Councilwoman Laura Von Harten.  The vent is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. For more information or to volunteer for the upcoming election, contact Alice Washington at 843-322-1973 or Gracie Aylmer at 517-648-9564.

Savannah Mayor to address local Democrats

Savannah Mayor Edna B. Jackson will be the keynote speaker for a special Joint Northern Beaufort County Democratic Precincts meeting on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Jackson, Savannah’s first African-American woman mayor, will speak during the free public event, which is being sponsored by the Northern Beaufort County Democratic Club. It will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the St. Helena Island Public Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, just past Penn Center on the left side of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Seating will be limited. To reserve a space at the pre-meeting reception, please email northernbcdemocrats@gmail.com or call 597-2482.

County to hold new poll manager training

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 one of these sessions.

Dates and locations are as follows:

• Saturday, Sept. 6: 1 to 5 p.m., Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton.

• Thursday, Sept. 11: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island.

• Monday, September 15: 6 to 10 p.m., Disabilities and Special Needs building, (off Castle Rock Road), 100 Clear Water Way, Beaufort.

The sessions will last approximately four hours each. It is also recommended that you bring a snack to eat/drink during short breaks. To register for the training, please call 843-255-6900 or 255-6902; or send an email to include the preferred date of the training you wish to attend and a phone number where you can be reached during the day to voter@bcgov.net.

Beaufort Republican Women’s Club to meet

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.