Political briefs

June 22, 2014 

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Democrats

• West Side Democrats will meet 5:30-7p.m. Thursday at the Horry County Democratic Party Headquarters, 900 Fourth Ave. in Conway. For information, contact the HCDP office at 488-4237

•  Horry County Democratic Party and the Westside Democrats will have a booth Saturday at the Conway Riverfest, the city’s biggest celebration of the year, and is seeking volunteers to work 2-3 hour shifts during the fun event. Call Nancy at 347-2306 for information and to volunteer.

•  JR-12 Democratic Club and other sponsors on Sundaywill hold a commemorative service for the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 60th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education and celebration other major milestones of civil, political, religious and educational rights.

The event will be 4:30 p.m. at Mason Temple Church of God In Christ, 1501 Seventh Ave. in Conway. For more information and/or to make contributions towards the success of the event contact Cedric Blain-Spain at 246-4338 or make checks/money orders payable and mail to “JR-12” Democratic Club c/o Jeanette Faulk, 1021 Dirty Branch Rd., Conway, SC 29527.

•  Horry County Democratic Party office has candidate materials available about the two Democratic State Superintendent of Education candidates – Sheila Gallagher and Tom Thompson – in Tuesday’s Democratic Party runoff. Polls are open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Voters are eligible to vote in the runoff if they voted a Democratic ballot in the primary or didn't vote at all in the primary.

For more information, call the HCDP at 488-4237.

Republicans

•  Georgetown County Republican Women Federated will meet at noon Monday at Applewood House of Pancakes, 14361 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island. Georgetown County GOP Chairman Randy Hollister who will recap the local and statewide results from the June Primary and previewing the local, state, and national campaigns for the general election on Nov. 4.

• Georgetown County Republican party reminds voters about the primary runoff on Tuesdayfor state superintendent of education between Republicans Sally Atwater and Molly Spearman for their party’s nomination. The future of Common Core in South Carolina and Washington's role in education are hot topics in this campaign. There also will be a runoff for the lieutenant hovernor between former Attorney General Henry McMaster and Mike Campbell.

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