Political deadline expires at noon

For those Seneca residents wanting a role in setting the policies of Oconee County government, a deadline expires at noon today. That’s when the Oconee Elections Office will close the book on sign-ups to run in a special April 1st primary election for Seat Three, County Council. By yesterday afternoon, two men remained the only candidates. So far, attorney Paul Cain and school board chairman Andy Inabinet find themselves in a primary to decide the Republican nominee for a special May election that’ll fill the unexpired term of the late Archie Barron. The winner will become the District Three councilman for the remainder of 2014. Cain and Inabinett say they are viewing the opportunity long-term. Both say they will also sign to run for the full, four-year term when regular primary filing starts next month.