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Of Grandstanding and Budget Wrangling

Of Grandstanding and Budget Wrangling

by Anthony Mercando Government Analyst Editor’s note: Imagine you’ve never attended a municipal meeting. For too many of us, it’s no stretch: Residents seem to attend – the few who ever will, at any point in their lives – only when something “directly affects” them. This despite the fact that every decision of those who […]


And So It Begins…

Guardian Staff Report The November election proved a turning point for Greenville’s city council. Marion Blackburn, who held the district 3 seat since 2009, was replaced by 23-year-old McLean Godley. In D5, 32-year-old P.J. Connelly defeated one-termer Dr. Richard Croskery, who won the seat in 2013. It remains to be seen how the new mix […]


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 […]


Anderson-Smith Debate As it Happened

Anderson-Smith Debate As it Happened

The Benevolence Corps hosted the second of three debates at Eppes Recreation Center Tuesday Wednesday night, between District 1 incumbent councilor Kandie Smith and challenger Clinton Anderson. Below are entries made live as the session progressed. (For a chronological reading, start from the bottom.) email the editor The Greenville Guardian encourages reader participation. In an […]


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