PARTIES OPEN UP

The Fouth of July weekend sees both local parties open their headquarters.

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Among the candidates present at the Park Place Mall last week for the opening of the Shelby County Republican headquarters were six 2004 candidates: (l to r) 7th District U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn; State House Minority Leader Tre Hargett; General Sessions clerk Chris Turner; Assessor candidate Harold Sterling; Chancellor Arnold Goldin; and (by cardbroad proxy) President George W. Bush.

As the Shelby County Democrats opened their headquarters Saturday at 2400 Poplar, the party chairman, state Rep. Kathryn Bowers (right) introduced (l to r) General Sessions clerk candidate, state Senator Roscoe Dixon; state Rep. Beverly Marrero; and County Assessor Rita Clark.

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