Smith Likely to Succeed Thomas as Mayor Next Week – Pitt County Post

The Watch Dog response: This is fabuloustastic. Congratulations!

The Greenville City Council has called a special meeting next week to appoint someone to fill the mayor’s seat left vacant by Allen Thomas this week. The appointee will serve the remainder of Thomas’ term until the municipal elections in November.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on July 6 in the council’s chambers at City Hall, 200 W. Fifth St., and is open to the public. Earlier this month Thomas announced that he accepted an offer to be the Executive Director of the North Carolina Global TransPark (GTP), a division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Thomas submitted his official resignation during a special council meeting on Monday and the resignation went into effect at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. (Read more)

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Greenville Mayor Pro Tem Kandie Smith seeks NC House District 24 seat – WITN

The Political Agitator’s response: Interesting! I would love to see who the encouragers are.

A four-term Greenville City Councilwoman announced Sunday that she will run for NC House District 24 to represent Pitt and Wilson counties.

Kandie Smith, who was recently unanimously voted as Mayor Pro Tem by the Greenville City Council, will file a formal notice Monday, December 21.

The seat is currently held by Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield. (Source: Read more)

Greenville Council Reimburses Kandie Smith For Attorney Fees – Source: WITN

If you’re a customer of one of the 32 municipalities that make up the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency managed by ElectriCities, you pay more than Progress or Duke customers for the exact same thing. (Read more)

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Note: Tickles the hell out of me that these folks don’t understand that this is normal t hat it is the losing side that has to pay the other person’s legal fees. This is why you do not see attorney’s taking on employee vs employers complaints when it comes to discrimination. Curmilus Dancy II – DCN Publisher

Smith investigation draws mixed reactions – Source: The Daily Reflector

Council to discuss Greenville Police Department in open session–Source: The Daily Reflector

The Greenville City Council will proceed in open session when discussing allegations of excessive use of force and other potential police misconduct later this month.

Council members received a report in November from Greenville Police Department Chief William Anderson listing 65 internal affairs complaints and their resolutions. (Read more)

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Councilwoman Kandie Smith Arrested

Judge: Smith not guilty of trespassing, resisting arrest – Source: The Daily Reflector (Note: Smith is a Greenville Councilwoman)

City Councilwoman Kandie Smith was acquitted in Pitt County District court of a charge that she trespassed at a downtown convenience store on June 6 and resisted arrest by a Greenville police officer. (Source: The Daily Reflector)

Note: I know this verdict shocked a lot of folks who wanted to see the councilwoman charged. But you see this is what a real council person ought to do get out and visit areas that they receive complaints about. So many councilpersons only collect a check and do not take complaints serious or better yet do not do their jobs. So glad this verdict was reached. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

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Kandie Smith Not Guilty on All Charges  WNCT TV

Greenville City Councilwoman Kandie Smith Arrested

Editorial: Smith case steals focus from larger issue – The Daily Reflector

The recent announcement by the Greenville Police Department about the June arrest of City Councilwoman Kandie Smith managed to do the unthinkable. It made a complicated case even more confusing by answering a question that did not seem pertinent while failing to resolve a central issue dividing the community. (Source: The Daily Reflector)

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Greenville City Councilwoman Kandie Smith Arrested

Smith investigation draws mixed reactions – Source: The Daily Reflector

Leaders of several civil rights organizations had mixed reactions to Friday’s announcement that Pitt County’s district attorney found insufficient evidence to support an allegation of excessive force during the arrest of a Greenville City Councilwoman Kandie Smith. (Read more @ The Daily Reflector)

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Greenville City Councilwoman Kandie Smith Arrested