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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 for a tour of a bad neighborhood getting written up in the paper every morning wearing cowboy boots. Cue the “Law and Order” theme.

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