The Oconee Enterprise will host a virtual forum between sheriff candidates James Hale and Jimmy Williamson April 16 at 6:30 p.m. Hale and Williamson have agreed to meet with news editor Michael Prochaska to answer questions submitted by readers. To submit your questions, email

The forum will be live streamed on The Enterprise’s Facebook page, and a story will appear in the April 23 issue of the newspaper.

The Oconee GOP’s April 27 candidate forum is up in the air. Republican Party Chairman Steven Strickland said the “situation is being monitored, and this event may be subject to cancellation or changed to a virtual forum event.”

Last week’s cancelled Oconee Chamber of Commercecandidate forum will not be rescheduled, said Chamber President Courtney Bernardi.

For more on this story, see the March 26 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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