Wayne Bowers: Timing Of Resignation Coincidental

Outgoing Greenville city manager Wayne Bowers says the fact that he submitted his resignation a week after the police chief is nothing but coincidence.

Some have been questioning the timing of the resignations, even pointing out that Bowers hasn't been sitting next to the mayor at council meetings, as had been the case the entire time Pat Dunn was mayor.

Bowers announced his retirement Friday during the city council's planning meeting. This comes just one week after the Police Chief William Anderson said he was leaving to take the Police Chief job in Asheville.

Bowers told WITN that he submitted retirement papers about six months ago.

Councilmember Kandi Smith said, "I can't say there's a conspiracy theory or anything like that, but I just take it for face value and wish the police chief and the Wayne the best in their future endeavors."

The council will hold a public meeting at 6pm at city hall on January 30th to start to discuss how they will proceed with these new vacancies.

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  • by Greenville residence Location: Greenville on Jan 23, 2012 at 08:51 PM
    It doesn't matter if he leaves or not, most residence want have any respect for the council until Joyner, Smith and Glover leave. Smith avoids charges, Joyner's son stays in jail more than out and Glover no words for her. So maybe when they leave the city will turn around.
  • by ENC Location: Pitt on Jan 23, 2012 at 06:47 PM
    blah blah blah....Just LEAVE already!!! Can you take some of the council with you? Especially those who raise cain every time someone in West Ghetto Vegas gets arrested?
  • by Chuck Location: Greenville on Jan 23, 2012 at 05:59 PM
    Don't believe this hogwash.What does Jailbird Kandi know?. Still believe the city council is a joke.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 06:27 PM in reply to Chuck
      Periods do not go before or after question marks.
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        by Chuck on Jan 23, 2012 at 07:49 PM in reply to Anonymous
        Thanks for the smart remarks.Guess you teach Economics 101. Just mind your own business.I don't care what you post.So i guess you are perfect.
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          by Jackson on Jan 24, 2012 at 06:13 AM in reply to Chuck
          Posting back = caring. Just sayin'. Bowers needs to go. He was 1/2 the problem. The other 1/2 being his friend, the Chief.

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