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Stand-ins make cases for solicitor candidates
April 13, 2016 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Stand-ins make cases for solicitor candidates | Test

Unable to attend this week’s general membership meeting of Republicans in the county because they were appearing in a previously scheduled event in Anderson, the three men seeking to become the new 10th Judicial Circuit solicitor had three able and articulate women represent them before a full room at the Gignilliat Community Center.

Delegate math could prove tricky for Trump
April 12, 2016 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Delegate math could prove tricky for Trump | Test

The election of a young Pickens County Republican who has ties to the Cruz campaign as a delegate to the GOP national convention highlights the potential pitfalls awaiting Donald Trump in an open and contested floor fight in Cleveland this summer.

All of a sudden, contested Democratic convention a possibility
April 9, 2016 – 12:29 am | No Comment
All of a sudden, contested Democratic convention a possibility | Test

In any other election cycle not overshadowed by one Donald J. Trump, the race for the Democratic Party presidential nomination between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont would likely be deemed one for the ages.

West Union holds election
April 6, 2016 – 12:21 am | No Comment
West Union holds election | Test

The votes are in from Tuesday’s West Union election. Voters elected a mayor and four town council members.

Oconee Republicans may pass up trip to GOP’s big show
April 5, 2016 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Oconee Republicans may pass up trip to GOP’s big show | Test

In what is shaping up to be an open and fiercely contested Republican National Convention between the pro and “anyone but” Donald Trump forces, as of yet no one from Oconee County has shown interest in being among the delegates who will choose the GOP nominee for president.

West Union election today
April 5, 2016 – 12:26 am | No Comment
West Union election today | Test

West Union voters will go to the polls to elect a mayor and town council members today, but most of the seats seem decided heading into the election.

Challengers come out gunning for Tim Scott’s seat
April 2, 2016 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Challengers come out gunning for Tim Scott’s seat | Test

There’s good and bad news for the junior U.S. senator from South Carolin

Sheriff to run unopposed as filing period ends
March 31, 2016 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Sheriff to run unopposed as filing period ends | Test

Unlike four years ago when he was involved in a fierce four-man Republican field fighting to become Oconee County’s top lawman, this time around Sheriff Mike Crenshaw has a much easier path to victory in November.

Pickens County to feature several contested races as registration deadline ends
March 31, 2016 – 12:22 am | No Comment
Pickens County to feature several contested races as registration deadline ends | Test

Pickens County voters will go to the polls for the June 14 primary with several races contested, including sheriff, county council, state house and state senate.

Saitta to seek county council seat
March 30, 2016 – 12:21 am | No Comment
Saitta to seek county council seat | Test

Alex Saitta, who is nearing the completion of his third term on the Pickens County School Board, will be one of three candidates for Pickens County Council District 3 in the June 14 primary.

Seeking re-election, Duncan to stop at Keowee Key
March 25, 2016 – 12:20 am | No Comment
Seeking re-election, Duncan to stop at Keowee Key | Test

Seeking a fourth term representing South Carolina’s Third Congressional District, Republican Jeff Duncan will definitely be in campaign mode when he visits his constituents during a stop at Keowee Key on Tuesday.

Clemson professor weighs in on Supreme Court impasse
March 24, 2016 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Clemson professor weighs in on Supreme Court impasse | Test

The sharp divide in American politics has been on full display during election season, as there’s been little middle ground on the campaign trail in the race for the nation’s highest office.

Dems’ convention message: ‘Bring people together’
March 23, 2016 – 12:26 am | No Comment
Dems’ convention message: ‘Bring people together’ | Test

Elected to a two-year term as chair of the Oconee Democratic Party, Paulette Keffas-Chassin sounded more like someone running for office than an organizer when she addressed Democrats at their party’s convention over the weekend.

2 council seats set for primary elections
March 22, 2016 – 12:30 am | No Comment
2 council seats set for primary elections | Test

It appears at least two of the seats on Oconee County Council will be among the races contested in this summer’s state primaries.