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At Large: Anderson Attacks, Mercer Cries Foul

Anderson

By Dennis Mitchell Election Correspondent The race for the lone city council seat representing all of Greenville pits incumbent Calvin Mercer against newcomer Erik Anderson. Mercer has the distinction of serving on city council for four consecutive terms, three as the representative from District 4, and now as the At-Large representative. This is Anderson’s first […]


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 […]


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 […]


Council Hopefuls Invited to Public Debates

Council Hopefuls Invited to Public Debates

It’s summer. The garden beckons. The mountains call. The beach taunts. Greenville’s upcoming municipal election? Probably the last thing on your mind. Still, serious campaigning for city council gears up in just a month. To help voters begin assessing their options, the Guardian will sponsor a series of issues-focused debates between the candidates for every […]


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