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But Who Installed the Screws in the Speed Cushions?

But Who Installed the Screws in the Speed Cushions?

Silly-seeming at first glance, issues like the speed bumps in Uptown Greenville, which were discussed at length during the February 11 meeting of the city council, provide an opportunity to review what council is supposed to be doing, and reflect on whether they are doing it. “The Mayor and City Council,” reads the elected officials […]


Occupation, Communication, Recreation, Preservation: City Council’s October Decisions

Occupation, Communication, Recreation, Preservation: City Council’s October Decisions

By Lisa Wilbourne By far the most controversial topic discussed at City Hall in October was the change to the occupancy code for a small section of the city. Council voted 4-2 (Rose Glover, Max Joyner, Dennis Mitchell, Kandie Smith for; Marion Blackburn, Calvin Mercer against) to establish new rules in the Tar River-University neighborhood […]


From the Editor: Mayor as Manager

Bartlett, William Anderson, Wes Anderson, Moton and Bowers (no picture of Case was available)

Barbara Lipscomb became Greenville’s city manager in mid-August. During her second city council meeting a month later, she made it clear that she is not as interested in keeping city councilors happy as in performing the duties for which they’ve hired her. Under Greenville’s Council-Manager form of government the mayor and council are elected every […]


City Appoints Barbara Lipscomb City Manager

photo: City of Greenville

by Lisa Wilbourne Beginning August 13, Barbara Lipscomb will serve as Greenville’s City Manager. Most recently Lipscomb was city manager of Casselberry, Fla.  Lipscomb has 32 years experience working with city governments. She earned a B.A. in Geography and Political Science from University of Georgia, and a Master of Regional Planning from UNC-Chapel Hill.  See […]


Wayne Bowers: Advice for Greenville’s Leaders

Wayne Bowers

Our five-part discussion with former Greenville City Manager Wayne Bowers concludes. Click the links for earlier installments. Part one     Part two     Part three     Part four By Anthony Noel GREENVILLE GUARDIAN: Is staying in Greenville something you’re interested in, or are you willing to pick up and move? WAYNE BOWERS: (smiling)We’re planning on […]


Wayne Bowers: How I Manage

Part three of five in our discussion with former Greenville City Manager Wayne Bowers, who resigned February 29. (Click here for part one, here for part two. Full series schedule here.) By Anthony Noel In the previous installment, Bowers talked extensively about BMW deciding to build its American manufacturing plant in Spartanburg while he was […]


Wayne Bowers: BMW Comes to Spartanburg

Part two of a discussion with former Greenville City Manager Wayne Bowers, who resigned February 29. (Part One is here. Full series schedule here.) By Anthony Noel GREENVILLE GUARDIAN: So after your time in Tallahassee, then six years as city manager in Jacksonville Beach [Fla.] and a little over a year in Huntington [W.Va.], you […]


Exit Interview: Wayne Bowers

Wayne Bowers

From the Editor: During a two-week period in mid-January, three of Greenville’s key municipal managers announced their resignations: Police Chief William Anderson on January 13; Public Works Director Wes Anderson (no relation) on the 27th; and in between, on the 20th, City Manager Wayne Bowers. With interim appointees now in all three positions, it is […]


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