Tag: mike harris

Chris Graham: Mike was right, you know

The little dustup that we saw back during the City Council campaign involving Mike Harris and, well, pretty much the rest of the City Council, that’s all over and done with, right? Eh, maybe, maybe not


City Council responds to Harris

Waynesboro City Council stopped short of disciplining City Councilman Mike Harris in the aftermath of a controversy that erupted over a letter to the media from Harris that alleged secret dealings by Mayor Frank Lucente


The World According To ChrisGraham.com: Breaking down the Harris-Commerce tete-a-tete

Conflicting perspectives on the story in today’s local paper about new Waynesboro City Councilman Mike Harris’ walking tour of the troubled 200 block of North Commerce Avenue. – You could view the tour as a shameless photo op. Here’s a guy who’s been on City Council for less than a month, and he shows up […]


Phil Winter: Zero-based budgeting debate

Letter from Phil Winter Submit letters, guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net   The News Virginian’s April 24 article about “zero-based” budgeting brought back memories of the federal government’s use of this approach more than 15 years ago. It proved then to be a quickly passing, inefficient, and ineffective, fad. Current City Council member, and candidate for reelection, […]


City Council candidates meet at forum

Coverage by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The four candidates for Waynesboro City Council met today in what will be their only joint appearance in advance of the May 4 city elections. The candidates forum at the Waynesboro Senior Center put on display the contrasting styles and visions of the candidates for the open Ward C […]


Harris, Freeman: It’s their election to lose

Column by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net    All I wanted to be able to do, I told myself throughout my 2008 campaign for Waynesboro City Council, was to think at 7 p.m. on Election Night that I’d done everything I could do to put myself in a position to be able to win. Win or lose, […]


Two approaches to Moving Waynesboro Forward

Report by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net    “The budget for each department would have a starting point of zero, and then you start with your essential needs, paper, electricity, water, labor, as an example.” That was Ward D candidate Mike Harris, as quoted in a NewsVirginian.com story reporting on Harris’ proposal on Wednesday to have the […]


Friendly fire

Citizens group hears from City Council candidate Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Ward D Waynesboro City Council candidate Mike Harris introduced himself to a friendly audience Tuesday night, speaking at a meeting of the Waynesboro Citizens for Responsible Spending at the Waynesboro Public Library. Harris, 62, is a Virginia State Police and military veteran who […]


Harris announces challenge in Ward D race

   Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Michael Harris announced yesterday that he will be challenging incumbent Ward D Waynesboro City Councilwoman Lorie Smith in the May 2010 city elections. Harris, 62, made the announcement in front of a group of supporters in the Waynesboro City Council chambers Wednesday morning.