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9:40 am on Friday November 1, 2013

New school district lines have parents fighting back

 If the Horry County School District Board approves the changes voted through by the Attendance Line Committee this week, more than 3,000 children in Conway, Loris, Carolina Forest and North Myrtle Beach will be affected. Residents in some Carolina...
2:50 pm on Monday March 12, 2012

Race For The 7th (Update: Harry Pavilack)

A current list of the candidates running for the new 7th Congressional District seat in South Carolina. Harry Pavilack, Myrtle BeachFiled on: Not filed with FECAge: 71 (unconfirmed)Party: DemocratOccupation: Attorney and Entrepreneur Links:...
4:23 am on Wednesday November 16, 2011

New S.C. state Senate plan slices northern Beaufort County

Flickr user aithom2 Update November 16: The redistricting has received "preclearance" from the U.S. Department of Justice, making it all but a done deal. That said, Democrats are planning to challenge the new lines (maps below). Oh, and if you...
8:34 am on Tuesday November 1, 2011

Wilson out as new S.C. Congressional districts approved; Now questions abound

After months of planning, a new 7th Congressional District in South Carolina has won approval from the U.S. Justice Department — but that's just the start of a new journey. (You can see the new district map above, explore an interactive one below...
5:30 am on Sunday September 25, 2011

Horry County redistricting (update: DOJ approved)

Flickr user Yeonsang Here is the downloadable version of the PDF Update 9/25: The US Department of Justice has given their nod to the proposal on the first submission with no changes requested. Horry County officials sent out a news release that...
10:58 am on Friday September 9, 2011

North Charleston redistricting plan gets thumbs up from federal government

Image by City of North CharlestonThe City of North Charleston's plan that would change what district's many members of the city live in (and who they vote for on council) has recieved a federal OK.  The Civil Rights Division of the United States...
6:27 am on Monday August 8, 2011

Charleston's City Council redistricting inches closer (update: DOJ approves redistricting)

Image by Flickr user ancient historyAugust 8: Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. announced that the United States Department of Justice has approved preclearance for the City of Charleston's redistricting plan that was adopted by City Council in May. Mayor...
3:29 am on Friday August 5, 2011

South Carolina's shifting U.S. House seats (Update: plan submitted to two agencies)

The proposed new seats.  Update September 1: The Department of Justice has 60 days to respond to the plan submitted to create a 7th Congressional district in South Carolina.  The plan has also been sent to the United States District Court for the...
9:22 am on Tuesday August 2, 2011

S.C. congressional districts, race, and gerrymandering

Flickr user JasonTromm As you've heard, South Carolina has recently approved a map for a new 7th Congressional District. South Carolina is fond of the phrase "majority minority" districts — that is, making seats that have as many minorities in...
3:50 am on Monday August 1, 2011

S.C. congressional districts, race, and gerrymandering

Image by Flickr user JasonTromm Politicians are deciding where the election lines fall and, in essence, who gets elected.As you've heard, South Carolina has recently approved a map for a new 7th Congressional District. South Carolina is fond of...

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