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Posted on: August 12, 2020

I-385 Road Closure

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A significant road closure is scheduled for this weekend as part of SCDOT’s I-85/I-385 Gateway Project.

Weather permitting, I-385 Southbound (SB) and I-385 Northbound (NB) - from approximately Roper Mountain Road to Woodruff Road - will be closed...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Council Passes Emergency Ordinance

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Greenville City Council passed an emergency ordinance Monday night requiring customers to wear masks while inside grocery stores and pharmacies. The ordinance which takes effect Tuesday, June 23 at noon, also requires that employees wear...

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Posted on: August 14, 2020

Mask Distribution Event for Greenville Businesses

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City of Greenville staff will distribute approximately 100,000 masks to local businesses on Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Greenville Convention Center. Mask pick-up will be drive-thru style at the entrance off of Tower Drive and Exposit...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Census Home Visits

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This week, Census workers will begin visiting homes in our area that have not responded to the 2020 Census. If someone visits your home to collect information for the Census, please check to make sure they have a valid ID badge that includes their photogr...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

City Offices Closed to Public - Services Continue

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Police, Fire, Public Works and Greenlink are continuing to provide essential public safety, trash/recycling collection and transportation services. Call 232-(CARE)2273 to report any concerns.

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Hub Tracks County-Wide COVID-19 Statistics

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The city has created a central data hub for citizens and local decision makers.

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Posted on: July 22, 2020

Large-Scale Mural In Progress

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Award-winning Australian artist Guido van Helten is creating a photorealistic mural on the façade of the eight-story building located at 301 College Street. Watch it be revealed over the next few weeks!

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Greenlink Adding Six New Electric Buses to Fleet

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently awarded $130 million in grants to 41 recipients, including Greenlink, through its Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. The Low-No grant program funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructu...

Grant Details

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Take the #GreaterGVLPledge

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Business Recovery Task Force Launches “Greater Greenville Pledge”Pledge Encourages Greenville County Businesses to Reopen Responsibly

As South Carolina restaurants resume modified dine-in service and retailers, service businesses and ma...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

I-385 Road Closure Scheduled This Weekend

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A significant road closure is scheduled for this weekend as part of SCDOT’s I-85/I-385 Gateway Project.

Weather permitting, I-385 Southbound (SB) and I-385 Northbound (NB) - from approximately Roper Mountain Road to Woodruff Road - will be closed...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

City to Host Virtual Meeting on Proposed Changes to Tree Protection Ordinance

The City of Greenville will host a virtual public meeting this Wednesday, July 22 at 6 p.m. to present proposed changes to the City’s tree preservation and protection ordinance. At the meeting, City staff will provide an overview of the current ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Greenlink Adding Six New Electric Buses to Fleet

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently awarded $130 million in grants to 41 recipients, including Greenlink, through its Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. The Low-No grant program funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructu...

Grant Details

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Greenville City Fire Department Urges Residents to Celebrate Safely

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The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) is urging residents to stay safe when celebrating over the July 4th holiday weekend. According to Fire Marshal Tristan Johnson, fire officials strongly discourage the consumer use of fireworks and encourage resid...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Greenville Establishes Citizens Advisory Panel on Public Safety

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Panel to Improve Communication, Review Police Policy, Recommend Improved Minority Hiring Practices

Greenville City Council unanimously passed a resolution to establish a Citizens Advisory Panel on Public Safety at its formal meeting tonight. The nine-membe...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Council Passes Emergency Ordinance Requiring Facial Covering Inside Select Businesses

Greenville City Council passed an emergency ordinance Monday night requiring customers to wear masks while inside grocery stores and pharmacies. The ordinance which takes effect Tuesday, June 23 at noon, also requires that employees wear...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Message from Mayor Knox White

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I believe words have power, but it takes action to create meaningful change. Less than two weeks ago I stood on the steps of the Peace Center plaza and mourned the loss of George Floyd with a group of young activists. I asked the black men in the crowd to...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

City Council Unanimously Approves FY 2021 Budget

No cuts, tax increases, fee increases, or furloughs 

Greenville City Council members adopted the City’s FY2021 budget during a second and final reading. The budget focuses on continuing operations and funding vital community projects. Du...

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Posted on: June 3, 2020

Redesigned Trolley Network Launching June 4

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After a pause in service due to COVID-19 closures, Greenlink will resume trolley service on Thursday, June 4 with a redesigned trolley route network. There will be four routes: the North Main Route and South Main Route, which will operate year-round, and ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

TD Essential Market Opens Saturday

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City officials and event partners shared details for the opening of the TD Essential Market presented by Prisma Health. The temporary name change reflects a modified market that will offer fresh and local essential grocery items while still maintaining he...

Market Details

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Greenlink Transitioning Paper Punch Passes to Electronic Ticketing July 1

Beginning July 1, Greenlink will no longer sell 20-ride paper punch passes and will instead transition all trip-based products to electronic ticketing. Customers will be able to purchase the 20-ride pass electronically through TouchPass, Greenlink&rsq...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

No Tax or Fee Increases in City FY 2021 Budget

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No Tax or Fee Increases in City of Greenville FY 2021 Budget

City to Use Reserve Funds to Compensate for COVID Related Revenue Loss

During a public hearing and first reading of the proposed FY 2021 budget, Greenville City Manager John McDonough reported tha...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Take the #GreaterGVLPledge

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Business Recovery Task Force Launches “Greater Greenville Pledge”

Pledge Encourages Greenville County Businesses to Reopen Responsibly

As South Carolina restaurants resume modified dine-in service and retailers, service businesses and ma...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Greenville Women Giving Fund Leopard Enclosure at Zoo

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The Greenville Zoo Foundation has received a $75,000 grant from Greenville Women Giving for a new leopard holding enclosure at the Greenville Zoo. Greenville Women Giving announced the 2020 grant winners on Thursday and the Greenville Zoo Foundation was o...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Economic Development Partnership to Promote Business Recovery

Task Force Provides Insights, Support and Resources for Rebuilding

The City of Greenville, Greenville County, the Greenville Chamber and the Greenville Area Development Corporation launched a Business Recovery Task Force today to listen, guide and support ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2020

Greenlink Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Route Changes

Greenlink is seeking public comment on proposed route changes to Route 504 (Anderson), Route 501 (Pleasantburg) and Route 507 (Augusta). The proposed changes are outlined below.

Route 504 (Anderson)Anderson continues to face on-time performance issues, cau...

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Unity Park Budget Approved

Council members approved the Unity Park budget and sale of hospitality tax bonds for the 60-acre project on Greenville’s West Side. The bond transaction must be closed by April 16 to capitalize on extraordinarily good interest rates twenty-year ...

Budget Details

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Gower Park Graffiti Damage

The City of Greenville is offering a $5000 reward for tips that lead to an arrest for vandalism at Gower Park. Graffiti was discovered when Parks and Recreation crews arrived Thursday morning. Graffiti was found on the tennis court rebounder wall, sidewal...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Mayor Offers Support to Businesses

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Following Mayor White’s proclamation declaring a state of emergency and Governor McMaster’s executive order yesterday, Greenville City Council today unanimously approved an emergency ordinance designed to help stop the spread of COVID-...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor Takes Emergency Action

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City of Greenville Mayor Knox White took emergency action to stop the spread of COVID-19 by requiring bars, restaurants and breweries to limit service to curbside pick-up and drive-thru, closing indoor eating and drinking areas effective close of business...

Emergency Information

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

City Expands Closures

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City of Greenville Expands Closures and Extends Event PostponementsCity Playgrounds Closed, Events to follow CDC recommendations

The City of Greenville is taking additional steps to protect citizens and minimize opportunities to spread COVID-19 in our comm...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Modifies Operations

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The City of Greenville will modify services through March 31st to protect citizens and minimize opportunities to spread COVID-19 in our community.

Taking into consideration CDC recommendations on social distancing, and measures taken across the nation to i...

Operations Details

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

Search for New Greenville Police Chief Underway

City of Greenville Places Ads, Begins Outreach Campaign

The City of Greenville is launching a nationwide search for its new police chief. The City is seeking a seasoned law enforcement leader who is inclusive, results-oriented and can build strong communit...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

City of Greenville and Duke Energy Partner on Neighborhood Initiative

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For the second year in a row, the City of Greenville is partnering with Duke Energy on a campaign to encourage city residents to report burned out streetlights in their neighborhoods. The goal of the campaign, called Lights on, Greenville, is to improve n...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Greenlink Offering “Food for Fare”

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Greenlink is partnering with United Ministries for a special Valentine’s Day “food for fare” promotion to support United Ministries’ Souper Bowl of Caring food drive. On Friday, February 14, Greenlink will offer fre...

Food for Fare Details

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Columbarium Presales to Begin in February

Presales for the new Springwood Cemetery Columbarium are scheduled to begin Monday, February 3 and will include niches, memorial wall plaques and a limited number of memorial benches and trees. The columbarium will be located between Section L and the bac...

Columbarium Presales

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Greenlink Proposing to End Sale of Paper Punch Passes

Greenlink is proposing that the sale of paper 20-ride punch passes be discontinued effective July 1, 2020. The proposed fare policy change is expected to be discussed at the Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) board meeting on Thursday, February 27 at 12:3...

Punch Pass to be Discontinued

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Greenville Zoo Staff Monitoring Amur Leopard Pregnancy

Over the past month, the Greenville Zoo staff has used ultrasound imaging to confirm that Jade, the zoo’s nine-year-old female Amur leopard, is pregnant and monitor the health of her unborn cubs. Weather permitting, the staff conducts an ultraso...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Streetlight Replacement Project Scheduled to Begin January 15

The City is partnering with Duke Energy to replace approximately 105 streetlights on Main Street, between North Street and Broad Street, with LED lights and new, uniform fixtures to match the ones installed in the 200 block. The work will be done in four ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Greenlink to Host Listening Sessions for Customer Feedback

Greenlink implemented multiple changes to its fixed routes on July 1, 2019, and now that the redesigned routes have been in service for six months, the Greenlink staff is hosting a series of customer listening sessions to gauge their effectiveness. At the...

Listening Session Details

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Bank of America Fall for Greenville Donates Festival Proceeds to Local Nonprofit Organizations

Bank of America Fall for Greenville board members and event partners today presented $38,600 to 12 nonprofit organizations from the local community and recognized the efforts of those organizations that committed substantial volunteer hours over the cours...

Donation Details

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Greenlink Announces 2020 Citizens Transit Academy Class

On January 7, Greenlink will welcome 24 new participants to the Citizens Transit Academy, a free, six-week program designed to offer Greenville County residents a unique opportunity to learn about public transportation and the opportunities and challenges...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Greenville Zoo Accepting Conservation Grant Applications

The Greenville Zoo is currently accepting applications for its conservation grant program. Utilizing funds raised through the Quarters for Conservation program, the zoo awards grants to projects that focus on field conservation, conservation research or c...

Grant Information

City of Greenville Official News Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2019

City Reminds Residents of New Fireworks Ordinance

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In November, City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits individuals from using, discharging, shooting or igniting any fireworks or similar explosives between the hours of 10 p.m. and 9 a.m.; however, the ordinance includes an exception that allows ex...

Fireworks Regulations

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Posted on: December 26, 2019

City Offering Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program

The City of Greenville is once again offering its annual Christmas tree recycling program. For the convenience of city residents, trees can be placed at the curb for collection on regularly scheduled pick-up days or taken to one of four convenient locatio...

Tree Recycling Details

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

City Selects Nancy Whitworth as Parade Grand Marshal

The sights and sounds of the holiday season will once again fill the streets of downtown when 75 parade units join the City of Greenville for the annual Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade tomorrow at 6 p.m. Longtime City of Greenville Economic Develop...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

A Full Season of Holiday Happenings

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The City of Greenville is offering a full lineup of holiday activities and events and transforming downtown into a festive destination for shopping and dining this season. Highlights include:

Night of LightsFriday, December 65 p.m. – 8 p.m.Main Street, fro...

Holiday Details

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

United Community Bank Ice on Main Rink Installation to Begin This Week

The chiller that helps keep the ice frozen throughout the United Community Bank Ice on Main season is scheduled to arrive on Friday, November 1 at 9 a.m. The equipment will be set in place by crane and installation of the rink is expected to be underway b...

Ice on Main Installation Details

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

City Offers Fall Fun With Halloween-Themed Events

The City of Greenville is hosting a number of fall festivities and Halloween-themed events this month, including the Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movies – Halloween Edition, TD Saturday Market Autumn Harvest and Trick-or-Treat on Main Street. ...

Event Details

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Posted on: October 4, 2019

Greenville City Fire Department Celebrating National Fire Prevention Week

 “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” That’s the message behind this year’s national Fire Prevention Week campaign, which works to educate the public about the small but important a...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Bank of America Fall for Greenville Offers a Taste of Greenville October 11-13

Bank of America Fall for Greenville presented by Pepsi returns to downtown Greenville with signature tastes from 47 different restaurants. This year’s festival will kick off Thursday night, October 10, with a free concert at a new location on Ma...

FFG Details

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Greenville Zoo Upgrading On-site Veterinary Hospital

Work is scheduled to begin this week on an expansion and renovation of the Greenville Zoo's veterinary hospital. The project is designed to provide additional quarantine space along with specialty areas such as a surgical suite, lab, instrument prep, phar...

Vet Hospital Details

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Greenlink to Celebrate Try Transit Month

October is “Try Transit Month” in the city of Greenville and Greenlink has a full schedule of events to celebrate. Try Transit Month is part of an ongoing initiative to educate Greenville County residents about the economic and environ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Liberty Bridge Undergoing Routine Inspection

WSP Engineering is conducting an inspection of the Liberty Bridge, including cables, welds, decking and any metal surfaces susceptible to rust. Once the inspection is complete, WSP will provide the City with a report of any deficiencies and a recommendati...

Inspection Information

City of Greenville Official News Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2019

City Holds Grand Opening of Parallel Parkway

Mayor Knox White was joined by City officials, community partners and the project team for the grand opening of Parallel Parkway, a new limited-access road connecting Verdae Boulevard and Woodruff Industrial Lane. The public-private project originally beg...

Grand Opening Details

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Greenlink Updates Google Maps With Real-Time Information

Greenlink has worked with Google Maps to make using public transportation in Greenville even more convenient. Customers can get real-time bus arrival predictions with Google Maps, a popular navigation and mapping service, that now uses data provided by Gr...

Google Maps Update

City of Greenville Official News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Free Parking on Labor Day

The City is offering a parking promotion to encourage residents and visitors to enjoy spending Labor Day downtown. For this special promotion, the City will offer free parking at all of its parking facilities on Monday, September 2. Parking will be free b...

Parking Promotion Info

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

City Council Adopts Downtown Strategic Master Plan

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City Council demonstrated its commitment to the revitalization of downtown and its support for planning efforts that will guide future public and private investment by formally adopting the Downtown Strategic Master Plan at Monday’s City Council meeting. ...

Master Plan Details

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

City Now Offering “Night Owl” Parking

The City of Greenville is introducing a new monthly parking rate designed to provide an affordable, convenient parking option for hospitality workers and others who work outside of regular business hours, as well as those who visit downtown in the evening...

Night Owl parking

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Cleveland Street Sidewalk Project Set to Begin July 15

The City of Greenville will begin a new sidewalk construction project along the north side of Cleveland Street, between McDaniel Avenue and Southland Avenue, the week of July 15. Weather permitting, the project is expected to take three to four months to ...

Cleveland Street Details

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Public Meeting and Questionnaire for Downtown Transportation Master Plan

The City of Greenville has experienced significant growth over the past few decades and is continuing to see an influx of downtown residential and commercial development.

Because an efficient transportation system is a critical component of Greenville’s fu...

Transportation Master Plan Details

City of Greenville Official News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Greenlink Launches New Monthly Pass

Greenlink is offering a new monthly pass through its electronic TouchPass ticketing system, which allows customers to pay their bus fare using a reloadable smart card or smartphone app. Customers can now use their TouchPass smart card or smartphone app to...

Monthly Pass Details

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

GVL2040 Update and Survey

The project team from czb and Ingalls Planning & Design (IPD) held its first meeting with the City’s Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee on June 11. The team’s goals for the first meeting included getting to know the steering com...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Greenville Zoo Welcomes Baby Giraffe

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Autumn, the Greenville Zoo’s female Masai giraffe, went into labor early Sunday evening and gave birth at 10:25 p.m. The calf was up and walking within the first hour and was nursing shortly after midnight.

A team of zookeepers and veterinary sta...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

City to Celebrate July 4th With Annual Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue Festival

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Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue festival, the City of Greenville’s annual Independence Day celebration, is returning to its original event site on Main Street, between Court Street and Falls Park Drive. The free event will take place Thursday, July 4 from...

RWB Details

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Greenville Zoo Creates Sensory Inclusive Environment for Guests

While a trip to the zoo is a great way to spend time with family and friends, for individuals with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and other sensory challenges, the unexpected noises and crowds can trigger anxiety and related reactions. As a result, the...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Update on Fire at 122 Carolina Point Parkway

On Sunday, June 23, Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) responded to a structure fire at 122 Carolina Point Parkway. Due to the scale of the incident, GCFD requested additional resources from the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED), the Bureau of Alco...

Fire Details

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Posted on: December 31, 2018

City Offering Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program

The City of Greenville is once again offering its annual Christmas tree recycling program. For the convenience of city residents, trees can be placed at the curb for collection on regularly scheduled pick-up days or taken to one of four convenient locatio...

Tree Recycling Details

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

Greenlink Launches Electronic Ticketing

Greenlink has launched a new electronic ticketing system called TouchPass that allows customers to pay their bus fare using a reloadable smart card or a smartphone app. TouchPass simplifies the boarding process as Greenlink passengers no longer need to ha...

More about Touchpass

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Posted on: December 9, 2018

City Issues Weather-Related Information

In response to the area’s winter weather, the City’s Public Works crews worked overnight and will continue efforts into Monday to clear roads, beginning with an established list of priorities. The list includes the 35 bridges located within the city limit...

Weather Details

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Greenville Zoo to Participate in #GivingZOOday

This year, the Greenville Zoo is joining AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums across the nation for #GivingZOOday, a #GivingTuesday campaign focused solely on zoos and aquariums. On this special day only, anyone who donates $25 or more to the Greenville Zoo ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

City Working to Help Motorists Traveling on Woodruff Road

With the holiday season quickly approaching, and so many popular shopping destinations located on Woodruff Road, the City of Greenville is again taking preventive measures to help manage traffic. Beginning Wednesday, November 21, left turn movements will ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

United Community Bank Ice on Main Opens 2018-19 Season

The start of the holiday season kicked off today in downtown Greenville with the opening of United Community Bank Ice on Main. Since its inception in 2011, the 3,200-square-foot open-air rink has welcomed more than 95,000 skaters.

“United Community Bank Ic...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Cox Receives Honor from South Carolina Recreation & Parks Association

Jan Cox, community programs manager for the City of Greenville’s Parks & Recreation Department, received the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association’s (SCRPA) Professional of the Year Award at the 73rd annual SCRPA Conference held in Greenvill...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Greenlink Accepting Applications for New Citizens Transit Academy

Greenlink is accepting applications for its inaugural Citizens Transit Academy, which will be held in January. The Citizens Transit Academy will offer Greenville County residents a unique opportunity to learn about public transportation and the opportunit...

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Posted on: November 12, 2018

City Asks for Residents’ Help During Leaf Season

It is “leaf season” in the city of Greenville and 10 crews and three street sweepers are working six days a week to collect what is expected to total nearly 12 million pounds of leaves by the end of December. To aid in this effort, the City is asking resi...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

City Council to Make Mid-Year Adjustments to Budget

City Council held first reading tonight on an ordinance authorizing mid-year adjustments to the City’s 2018-2019 budget. The ordinance outlines how approximately $5 million will be spent to supplement ongoing City initiatives and further City Council obje...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Greenlink Fare Free Day and Photo Contest October 10

Greenlink is partnering with the Greenville Center for Creative Arts, the Jolley Foundation and the Piedmont Health Foundation to offer Fare Free Day on Wednesday, October 10. This special Fare Free Day is designed to coincide with GREENVILLE FACES: TRANS...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Greenville Zoo Announces Name of Baby Orangutan

The Greenville Zoo has announced that the baby Sumatran orangutan, born August 7 to parents Lana and Kumar, will be called Adira. Adira is short for Adiratna, an Indonesian name meaning “beautiful jewel.” The winning name was submitted by Julie Terhune fr...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

City Names Finalists for City Manager Position

The mayor and City Council have selected three finalists for the city manager position from a total of 77 applications from government professionals nationwide. City Council thoroughly reviewed the top applicants whose qualifications, skills and experienc...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

BB&T Fall for Greenville Delights Foodies with Weekend of Flavor October 12-14

BB&T Fall for Greenville presented by Pepsi returns to downtown Greenville October 12-14, shining a spotlight on Greenville’s culinary scene. The festival will kick off on Thursday, October 11 with a free concert and continue throughout the weekend wi...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Greenlink to Celebrate Try Transit Month

October is “Try Transit Month” in the city of Greenville and Greenlink has a full schedule of events to celebrate. 

Try Transit Month is part of an ongoing initiative to educate Greenville County residents about the economic and environmental bene...

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City of Greenville Official News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2018

Greenville Transit Authority Receives $11 Million Grant for New Maintenance Facility

On Tuesday, the Federal Transit Administration announced $366 million in grant awards through its 5339(b) Bus & Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program, which funds the replacement, rehabilitation and purchase of new buses and the constructio...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

City to Host Community Meetings for Downtown Master Plan Sept 11 & 13

Representatives from Urban Design Associates, the international urban design and architecture firm hired to develop the City’s Downtown Master Plan, will be in Greenville next week for a week-long design charrette. During that time, the public will have t...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Changes to Parks & Recreation Rental Fees Scheduled for October 1

The City’s Parks & Recreation Department will implement a new rental fee schedule and offer additional rental options beginning October 1. The City’s rental portfolio includes shelters, fields, gardens, tennis and volleyball courts and amphitheaters, ...

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City of Greenville Official News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2018

City to Offer New Labor Day Parking Promotion

The City is offering a new parking promotion to encourage residents and visitors to enjoy spending Labor Day downtown. For this special promotion, the City will offer free parking at all of its parking facilities on Monday, September 3. Parking will be fr...

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City of Greenville Official News Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Zoo Introduces Mother and Baby Orangutans

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On Wednesday, August 22, the Greenville Zoo staff physically introduced Lana and her baby for the first time since the baby was born on August 7. Since the introduction, the staff has been monitoring the pair throughout the day and overnight, noting when ...

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City of Greenville Official News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2018

SYNNEX Corporation Pledges $250,000 to Build Share the Magic Playground in Unity Park

SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading business process services company, along with its Concentrix subsidiary and its fundraising initiative Share the Magic, today announced a $250,000 contribution toward construction of a world-class playground at Un...

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City of Greenville Official News Releases

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Hub Tracks County-Wide COVID-19 Statistics

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The city has created a central data hub for citizens and local decision makers.

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Council Passes Emergency Ordinance Requiring Facial Covering Inside Select Businesses

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Greenville City Council passed an emergency ordinance Monday night requiring customers to wear masks while inside grocery stores and pharmacies. The ordinance which takes effect Tuesday, June 23 at noon, also requires that employees wear...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

City Offices Closed to Public; Essential Services Continue

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Police, Fire, Public Works and Greenlink are continuing to provide essential public safety, trash/recycling collection and transportation services. Contact Greenville Cares at 232-(CARE)2273 or cares@greenvillesc.gov to report any concerns.

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Take the #GreaterGVLPledge

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Business Recovery Task Force Launches “Greater Greenville Pledge”Pledge Encourages Greenville County Businesses to Reopen Responsibly

As South Carolina restaurants resume modified dine-in service and retailers, service businesses and ma...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

Economic Development Partnership to Promote Business Recovery

Task Force Provides Insights, Support and Resources for Rebuilding

The City of Greenville, Greenville County, the Greenville Chamber and the Greenville Area Development Corporation launched a Business Recovery Task Force today to listen, guide and support ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Governor McMaster's Executive Order Regarding Events

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NOTICE: Governor McMaster has issued a new Executive Order regarding events that is effective starting at 5:00 pm on Monday, August 3. Please refer to page 10 of the executive order found HERE for more information. 

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

AccelerateSC Guidelines for Reopening Festivals and Events

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All event organizers must follow the Guidelines for Reopening Festivals and Events found on the AccelerateSC website.

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Posted on: July 20, 2020

Fire Department Employee Service Awards

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We continue to celebrate and recognize our City’s employees. Today, we recognize the 32 brave men and women serving in the Greenville City Fire Department including 10 firefighters celebrating 25 or more years!

Chief Kovalcik said, "We&r...

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Posted on: July 17, 2020

GCFD: School Fire Safety Practices To Adjust Due to COVID-19

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GCFD will be assisting schools as they plan a return to the classroom, to observe social distancing and sanitation requirements while staying safe. Parents can expect new fire drill practice methods and recommendations about the use of hand sanitizer.

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms

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Models PI2010 and PI9010 are under recall.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Car Seat Safety Checks

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GCFD does not inspect car seat checks. Schedule a free car seat check by calling Safe Kids Upstate at 864-454-1100.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Request A Free Smoke Alarm

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City residents can request a smoke alarm check. If your alarm is not working, it will be replaced at no charge to you.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Fire Department Earns International Accreditation

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The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI). GCFD is one of only 250 agencies to achieve Internationally Accredited Agency status with the CFAI and the Cen...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Hot Car Hazard

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Firefighters are asking residents to take precautions to prevent injury to children and pets during the hot summer months.

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Project Lifesaver

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The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) has partnered with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System to launch Project Lifesaver, a program that provides public safety agencies and caregivers with equipment and training to quickly locate individuals who ar...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

About Greenlink Transit

Greenlink Connecting Greenville

Welcome to Greenlink, your link to public transportation in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Paratransit Information

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Greenville Area Paratransit (GAP) service provides for disabled individuals who are unable to ride Greenlink's fixed route buses.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Schedules

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Find out more about the hours of operation and the routes for the Greenlink Transit system.

Routes and Hours Greenlink News
Posted on: February 22, 2019

Passenger Orientation

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Greenlink offers new customers the opportunity to familiarize themselves with our vehicles and boarding procedures.

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

The Best Place to Spend Christmas? Greenville!

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Conde Nast Traveler picks Greenville, South Carolina, as one of the top places to spend the holiday season.

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Best Up-and-Coming Travel Destination of 2020

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The City of Greenville topped Men's Journal's list of most livable and visitable cities.

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Posted on: October 9, 2019

Greenville Tops List of Where to Retire

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Greenville, SC, has been selected as a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, a national publication geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions.

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Police Ask for Help Locating Greenville Woman

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GPD is still requesting help in locating Brittany Michelle Davis, 32, of Greenville. Davis was last seen Feb. 10, on Woodruff Road. If you have any information on her whereabouts, please call the Department or Crime Stoppers of Greenville at 23-CRIME.

Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Arrest Made in Augusta Street Homicide

One person has been arrested for the murder of 22-year-old Andre Demetrice Dunbar on May 21 on Augusta Street.  

On that night, at approximately 11 p.m., officers responded to 3344 Augusta St. regarding a death investigation. Upon arrival, the vic...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Arrests Made in Alameda Street Homicide

Three individuals have been arrested for the murder of 22-year-old Kamille D. Anderson that occurred on May 3, 2020, on Alameda Street in Greenville. 

On that day, at approximately 3 p.m., officers responded to the location in reference to gunshot...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2020

Officer-Involved Shooting

Officers responded to the area of Cleveirvine Avenue and Boyce Springs Avenue at approximately 12:48 a.m., May 9, in response to hearing gunshots. 

Multiple 911 calls from area residents were received by dispatchers at the same time. When officers...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

COVID-19: GPD Response

The Greenville Police Department will be educating the public about the new SC Governor’s executive order that authorizes law enforcement to prohibit or disperse groups of three or more in a public area. 

This does not apply to people wa...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Armed Robbery on Haywood Road

On February 18, Greenville Police officers responded to Haywood Road regarding reports of an armed robbery that occurred in the afternoon.

Once officers began their investigation on scene of the armed robbery, another officer located subjects who matched t...

Armed Robbery Details

Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Swamp Rabbit Trail Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

A 29-year-old Greenville man is now in custody for the armed robbery and attempted sexual assault of a woman running on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.  

The incident occurred around 2:35 p.m. on November 25 in the area of the trail near the YMCA. The vic...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Armed Robbery on Swamp Rabbit Trail

On Monday, November 25 at approximately 2:35 p.m., Greenville Police Communications (911) received a call for help from a female jogging on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Officers responded and located the victim on a section of the trail near the Caine Halter Y...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2019

Driving and Shopping Safely This Holiday Season

(GREENVILLE) To help ensure that everyone has a safe holiday season, the Greenville Police Department is taking steps to ease traffic congestion on busy commercial corridors like Woodruff Road and offering tips on ways shoppers can avoid becoming victims....

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Massage Therapist Arrested For Inappropriate Touching

On September 20, 2019, the GPD announced the arrest of a massage therapist for inappropriately touching female customers on three separate occasions at Trade Street Massage located at 210 W. Stone Avenue in Greenville. Those visits occurred between Decemb...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2019

GPD Arrests Roommate For Orange Street Homicide

A 56-year-old man has been arrested for the murder of Reginald Lamont Brownlee, 44, at 228 Orange Street on Monday evening, October 7th.

Brian Keith Nesbitt faces two charges: 1) Murder and 2) Possession of a Weapon During a Violent Crime. He is being held...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2019

GPD Arrest Man in ‘Road Rage’ Incident; 13-Year-Old Victim Remains in Critical Condition

At a media briefing today, the Greenville Police Department (GPD) announced they have charged a Taylors man with Reckless Driving for the “road rage” incident and collision on N. Pleasantburg Drive on September 18th that left a 13-year-old child in critic...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Bank Robbery Suspect Nabbed in Minutes by GPD

A Greenville man is behind bars following his capture less than 20 minutes after robbing the Bank of Travelers Rest at 201 Pelham Road this morning.

At approximately 10 a.m., Eric Anthony Rome, Jr., 30, entered the branch location and demanded cash from a ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested Following Brief Standoff

A 16-year-old male, wanted for two armed robberies last week, is in custody following a brief standoff with Greenville Police officers this afternoon at Stonesthrow Apartment Homes located at 65 Century Circle. 

Acting on a tip, GPD officers were ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Standoff Ends After SWAT and K-9 Unit Breach Apartment

One man is in custody following a 4½ hour standoff with Greenville Police earlier this morning. Three others – two adults and one juvenile - were detained and later released for their involvement in the events leading up to the stando...

SWAT Details

Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Pursuit Suspects are Wanted Felons

On July 24th, GPD patrol officers arrested three individuals after they fled from a stolen 2010 Ford F-150 truck following a brief vehicle pursuit and attempted escape on foot in the area of Cleveland Street Extension.

Officers soon learned that the two me...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2019

Snake-throwing Carjacker Identified

A 29-year-old woman remains behind bars today following Friday night’s carjacking and reckless driving through downtown Greenville. The pursuit included the suspect crashing through the barricaded site for the Liberty Bridge Jump-Off, which was ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Cold Case Closed: Jenny Zitricki’s Murderer Identified by DNA

(GREENVILLE)- At a press conference today at City Hall, Greenville Police Department Chief Ken Miller announced the identity of the killer responsible for the brutal April 1990 murder of 28-year-old Genevieve (Jenny) Zitricki. Her death is believed to be ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Ice Rink Reopens Friday, November 15

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We're looking forward to a wonderful skate season!

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

GPD Mission Statement

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 To be the most effective community-focused police agency in America.

    

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