Daily Archives: July 3, 2008

New book gives insight into community leader Voni B. Grimes

Voni Grimes greets a small crowd standing in a pouring rain at a diversity and peace rally in April 2006 in York. During the event, York Mayor John Brenner praised Grimes for his efforts to unite the community. Background posts: … Continue reading

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York Mayor John Brenner brought order during tumultuous times

In resolving one of the many issues he inherited as York’s mayor, John Brenner tells Hattie Dickson, Lillie Belle Allen’s sister, that ‘we are sorry for your loss’ during a 2005 news conference after the city settled a civil rights … Continue reading

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