A Duke Energy worker who lives in Mountain Rest is entering the field of politics in Oconee County. Matthew Durham this morning announced he’ll offer as a Republican candidate this year for County Council Seat 2–the seat that Wayne McCall has held for 12 years. One of Durham’s platform planks is to conserve taxpayer’s money. As he put it, “to nip tax increases in the bud.” Durham says McCall has decided to not run for re-election, and the two of them, he says, have been talking about Durham’s candidacy for months.
February 19, 2020 Dick Mangrum