A summer’s respite between the primary season and the November General Election officially ended last night as candidates for Oconee Sheriff and the State House of Representatives took to the microphone in Seneca. For Oconeeans suffering from sheriff’s forum-deficit, last night’s audience at the Gignilliat Community Center witnessed that the three men remaining in the race for sheriff have not lost their fervor for the job, nor the occasional combativeness that marked the earlier campaign. Things got a tad snipey last night when, during a question about personnel changes, Donnie Fricks announced he’ll replace seven or eight officers and told fellow candidate Terry Wilson that Wilson will be out as chief deputy. Wilson responded with a short off-mic reply, but he later said, after Fricks made a closing statement, “Talk is cheap.” And Wilson added he hopes that, that Fricks would bring back what he called “disgruntled officers.” Last night’s forum, arranged by Conservatives Taking America Back, was divided between the sheriff’s candidates and four men running for two House seats. We’ll have excerpts throughout the day on 96.3/WGOG NEWS.