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Archive for September, 2015

STREAMING NOW: Reeves and Whitley

STREAMING NOW: Reeves and Whitley

The City Hall debate between candidates challenging Greenville mayor Allen Thomas (who would not participate) is now up and available for anytime viewing right here at the Guardian, along with four other sessions between candidates seeking seats on city council. Just scroll down that page to the debate you want to view, click the arrow–and get your politics on! […]


You’ve Been Hearing About Them. Now, See Them!

You’ve Been Hearing About Them. Now, See Them!

You’ve heard about the GG’s Debate Series. Maybe you even saw the live-streams last week from City Hall, co-sponsored by The M Voice. But you really need to behold Akela Thigpen’s post-production artistry for yourself–and don’t you want to watch again, anyway? Doing so just got easier. GPAT-TV, Channel 23, will air the D1 debate […]


Tune In. Turn On. And Turn Off.

Tune In. Turn On. And Turn Off.

I’m writing at 2 a.m., Sunday. Given the intensity of last week, which is now quickly shrinking in the rearview mirror of my mind’s eye, I really thought I’d be sleeping. Probably until 2 this afternoon. But here I sit, glued to my computer–trying to make sense of what just happened. When Lisa Ellison, the […]


Tonight and Tomorrow: Smith vs. Barrow on GPAT

Questioners Keith Cooper of the Benevolence Corps converses with former city councilor and Guardian election correspondent Dennis Mitchell prior to last week's debate (photo: Jake Postma)

Last Saturday’s debate between district 1 city council incumbent Kandie Smith and challenger Patrice Barrow will be broadcast in its entirety several times this weekend on GPAT-TV 23. The session, the first in a series of debates among candidates for city council, runs just over an hour. It airs Friday at 7 and 11 p.m., and […]


Liveblog: Smith vs. Barrow

Liveblog: Smith vs. Barrow

Below is an edited transcript of contributing writer Anthony Noel’s live blog of Saturday morning’s debate between candidates for Greenville’s District 1 city council seat. (We’d hoped share this debate via live video-stream, but a defective piece of equipment needed for the stream precluded our doing so. A new one is one the way from […]


Will Barrow Distinguish Herself from Smith?

Will Barrow Distinguish Herself from Smith?

D1 Candidates Debate Saturday by Dennis Mitchell, Election Correspondent and Lisa Ellison, Editor The first debate in our City Council Debate Series, co-sponsored by the Minority Voice, is coming up fast—Saturday morning, actually. District 1, one of two “majority minority” districts in the city, is comprised largely of Greenville north of the Tar River, an […]


City Council Debates: Another Angel Arises

City Council Debates: Another Angel Arises

We instigated a bit of wordplay around reader support of the Guardian last year, using “Guardian Angel,” “Lesser Angel” and “Archangel” to describe various donor levels. It was a pretty transparent appeal to concern for the greater good, a concern we believe resides in each of us, if we’ll just take a moment to listen […]


(Most) Candidates Embrace Debates

photo: City of Greenville

by Lisa Ellison Editor September 2 update: Patrice Barrow accepted. McLean Godley, Angela Williams and Mayor Allen Thomas will not be participating in debates. Original story: After we at the Guardian posted this invitation to Greenville city council candidates to participate in a series of debates, I followed up with each each candidate by e-mail. I expected […]


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