Micah Black speaks to Oconee group

The winner of his party’s nomination for 10th Circuit Solicitor, Micah Black, made an Oconee County speaking appearance this morning.  The chamber of commerce coffee event enabled the audience to learn the mindset of the young man who is in line to succeed the retiring David Wagner as chief Oconee-Anderson prosecutor.  An Anderson resident, Black said he, like Wagner, will make his main office Anderson, the larger of the two counties.  But he’ll continue to maintain in-county staffs in both counties – at the Anderson County Courthouse and at the Oconee County Courthouse.  Black’s election must be confirmed in the November General Election, and he told 101.7/WGOG NEWS that the busy schedule he has followed since the June 11 Republican primary hasn’t given him a lot of time as yet to decide who will make up his staff.  Black’s two primary opponents both work as assistant prosecutors in the 10th Circuit and, one, Beth Blundy has told him she will be leaving to join a private practice of law.  Black says Blundy called him to tell him, and he appreciated her for letting him known.  So far as other current employees in the solicitor’s office, Black told this morning’s gathering, “I expect people to leave.”