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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Commercial Construction Company Establishes Greenville Office

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A 100-year-old commercial and industrial construction company is just getting settled into its new space in a vibrant micro-community on Greenville’s Main Street. Read the full story on the From Here You Can Change the World blog.

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Detour Set for Swamp Rabbit Trail During Stream Stabilization Work

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Two major stream projects are scheduled for construction in the city in the first quarter of 2022.

The first is the Reedy River Stream Stabilization Project, which begins in January and will take four to five months to complete. The total project area incl...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Indoor Pickleball Now Available!

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Come join us as we move Greenville’s newest favorite pastime – pickleball – INDOORS! From November 8 to March 10, we’ll have indoor pickleball at the Greenville Convention Center. Passes are available now!

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Reminder: Trash Collection Two Days Behind Schedule

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Public works and parks crews continue to work overtime on storm clean-up, and remind residents that garbage and recycling collection are on a two-day delay. Thursday collections will be on Saturday.

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Virtual Public Meeting on College-Buncombe Street Corridor

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The City of Greenville is hosting a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, January 25 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss a road improvement project for the section of College/Buncombe Street between North Main Street and Heritage Green, referred to as the Cultural Corri...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

Applications Open for City Boards and Commissions

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Five City boards and commissions have expiring seats. The application deadline is February 1.

Expiring Seats:

  • Arts In Public Places - 2
  • Design Review Board - Neighborhood - 3
  • Design Review Board - Urban - 2
  • Greenville Airport Commission - 1
  • Springwood Cemetery ...
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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Weight Limit Lowered on McDaniel Avenue Bridge

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SCDOT has lowered the weight limit to a three-ton maximum on the McDaniel Avenue Bridge over the Reedy River in Cleveland Park. Vehicles larger than an SUV should take an alternate route.

A recent inspection revealed extensive corrosion to the existing ste...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Detour Set for Swamp Rabbit Trail During Stream Stabilization Work

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Two major stream projects are scheduled for construction in the city in the first quarter of 2022.

The first is the Reedy River Stream Stabilization Project, which begins in January and will take four to five months to complete. The total project area incl...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Overnight Sewer Work Underway Near Greenville Tech Campus

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A major sewer replacement project is underway along North Pleasantburg Drive, adjacent to the Greenville Technical College automotive technology campus.

Overnight work began on January 3, on North Pleasantburg Drive, between the intersections of Keith and ...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Data Hub

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The City of Greenville's COVID-19 Data Hub includes variant case statistics and an automated reporting process to improve reliability.

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

The Tree Plan

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A critical component of the Unity Park Master Plan is the Tree Management Plan, which addresses how the river restoration project and construction of the park will impact the trees located on the site and outlines the City’s plan to mitigate that impact. ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

The Auro Bridge

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City officials unveiled a new design for Unity Park’s Auro Bridge, which will span 165 feet across the Reedy River in the heart of the 60-acre park. The bridge will be made of weathered steel, with cable railing and wood decking – a nod to the rich indust...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

The Site Plan

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For the environmental engineers designing Unity Park, it’s what you won’t see that brings them the biggest sense of accomplishment. 

Designers are creating a state-of-the-art drainage system to reduce floodwaters in the park and surrounding neighb...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

GVL STARTS Names First Class of Next High-Impact Ventures

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GVL STARTS has named its first class of aspiring entrepreneurs.

The new program at Furman University’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a partnership with the City of Greenville, Greenville Local Development Corpo...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Bank of America Fall for Greenville Donates over $14,000 to Local Non-Profits

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Bank of America Fall for Greenville today announced that it has awarded more than $14,000 to six local nonprofit organizations through its Fall for Giving program. The program was created to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations whose programs di...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Overwhelming Support Shown for “Wings of the City” Exhibit

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Since Wings of the City opened on April 1, more than 3,600 people have used the online interactive map to guide their visit through the exhibition. Wings-related posts to the City’s social media accounts have had over 500,000 positive impressions and enga...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Governor’s Order Invalidates City Mask Ordinance

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The City of Greenville recognizes its emergency mask ordinance is no longer valid considering Governor Henry McMaster’s most recent Executive Order concerning the COVID-19 pandemic in South Carolina.

Greenville’s emergency ordinance, first passed on June 2...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

City Receives $20,000 TD Green Space Grant

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TD Bank Group (TD) and the Arbor Day Foundation have awarded the City of Greenville a $20,000 TD Green Space Grant. Greenville was among only 20 cities in the U.S. and Canada to receive grants, which are awarded annually for tree planting, maintenance cos...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Dillard Named Greenville History and Heritage Advisor

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Greenville has a storied and intricate history, which should be preserved for future generations. This history is an asset that can convey the culture and values that unite our citizens and serve as a catalyst for community and economic development; howev...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Council Considers Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance

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At this Monday’s Greenville City Council meeting, council members will consider a temporary moratorium on multifamily and non-residential construction. The six-month moratorium would only impact properties directly adjacent to single family homes.

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Election Filing Deadlines

2021 Municipal Offices of City Council and the Greenville Water Commissioners of Public Works 

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Fluor Corporation Helps Fund Lila Mae Brock Plaza at Unity Park

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Fluor Corporation announced a gift of $10,000 to the City of Greenville to help fund the Lila Mae Brock Plaza in honor of a beloved leader of the Southernside neighborhood who dedicated her life to feeding the hungry and helping the underserved in our com...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Wings of the City Exhibition Arrives in April

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The Arts in Public Places Commission approved plans for Greenville to join a select group of cities from around the globe that have hosted Wings of the City, a collection of nine monumental bronze sculptures by world-renowned...

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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...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Growth and Development

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Twenty years ago, the city of Greenville’s population was approximately 56,000, with about 24,000 households. Today, the population is almost 71,000, with roughly 30,000 households. Essentially, the city gained around six new households every week from 20...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Working Groups Established

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Staff established three specialized working groups to advise them: neighborhood leaders, design professionals and developers.

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Project Test Locations

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The City began identifying area representatives who will help guide code testing in five locations: Augusta-Mauldin-Pleasantburg, Stone and Main district, Greater Sullivan neighborhood, McAlister Square and North Laurens Road.

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Code Education

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Take a deeper dive into the issues that will shape the city's new development code.

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Monthly Live Updates

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Monthly “Code Connection” sessions will help keep the community informed. The first session will be January 19.

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Growth in Greenville

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You'll be seeing a lot of these two "animated" residents over the next year as we explore and explain the changes underway with the city's development code.

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Council Approves Direction

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City Council confirmed the key issues, including support for affordable housing, open space preservation, economic development and mobility.

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

GVL STARTS Names First Class of Next High-Impact Ventures

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GVL STARTS has named its first class of aspiring entrepreneurs.

The new program at Furman University’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a partnership with the City of Greenville, Greenville Local Development Corpo...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Pay Raises for Firefighters

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Much like the private sector, municipalities are finding themselves in a very competitive labor market. With a vacancy rate of 11.3% (nearly 25% higher than last year), inflationary pressure and many competing agencies planning pay increases for their emp...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Kidde Recalls TruSense Smoke Alarms

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The recall involves Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms & Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Alarms.  The recalled units are Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 Smoke & Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide alarms. Only alarms with t...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Virtual Fire Safety Presentations and Station Tours for Schools

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The Greenville City Fire Department is offering Virtual Fire Safety Presentations and Virtual Fire Station Tours to schools.

If you are interested in what the Greenville City Fire Department could do to bring a smile to your school's face during these trou...

Request a Virtual Presentation or Station Tour

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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 Holds 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: January 12, 2022

Have a Plan Ahead of Potential Winter Weather

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With the upcoming freezing temperatures and the potential for winter storms, the Greenville City Fire Department is reminding residents to have a plan to prevent disaster. 

Agency officials say you should ensure you have supplies like rock salt an...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Greenlink Announces 2022 Citizens Transit Academy Class

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On Tuesday, January 4, Greenlink will welcome 13 participants to its fourth annual Citizens Transit Academy. The free, six-week program offers Greenville County residents a unique opportunity to learn about public transportation and the opportunities and ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Service Plan for Driver Shortages

Due to labor shortages for bus drivers, Greenlink enacted a Contingency Plan that will go into immediate effect at any time Greenlink has exhausted all available resources to continue operating a route(s) during the service day leaving a minimum of one (1...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Masks Required on Greenlink Buses Through March 18, 2022

In accordance with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Directive 1582/84-21-01, effective Tuesday, February 2, 2021, all Greenlink passengers and employees* must wear a face mask or other face covering when on board a bus or paratran...

More information on the requirement.

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

About Greenlink Transit

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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.

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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: November 22, 2021

Greenville Lands on Fodor’s Go List

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“The South has a new game in town,” according to Fodor’s Travel Go List 2022.

Greenville is one of 49 destinations - ranging from the island of  St. Croix to the far north of Whittier, Alaska - to make the list.

From the city’s best restaurants to ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

The South's Best Cities On the Rise 2021

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Southern Living says Greenville "has become a destination."

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Greenville Named No. 5 Best Small City in the Nation

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Greenville is ranked the "No. 5 Best Small City in the United States" in the 2021 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. 

The City moved up one spot from last year, making the list for the fifth time.

“Greenville is no longer a ‘well...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Best Cities to Start a Business

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Greenville is among the best cities to start a business in, according to WalletHub. The City received particularly high marks for access to resources.

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Greenville One of the Best Places to Live in South Carolina

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Rocket Homes found Greenville to be one of the best places to live in South Carolina!

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Greenville One of the Best Beer Towns in America

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TRAVELMAG reports Greenville is one of the 20 best beer towns in the United States!

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Greenville Among the Best Places to Live

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Greenville is listed among the 150 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2021-2022, according to U.S. News and World Report!

Best Places to Live Greenville - Media Mentions
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Greenville Riverwalk Ranks #9 in Nation

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Fodor's choose Greenville's Reedy Riverwalk among the top in the nation. Find out why!

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

How Greenville Became America's Coolest New Weekend City

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From our downtown to our waterfall to our expansive green space, Thrillist tips its hat to Greenville for the perfect weekend getaway desintation!

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

The Breakout Cities on the Forefront of America’s Economic Recovery

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The City of Greenville earned recognition from the Wall Street Journal, as a city surviving COVID-19 with fewer job losses and a faster recovery.

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Best Place to Travel in May

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"Voted one of the best cities in the U.S. in this year's Readers' Choice Awards, Greenville is a great under-the-radar South Carolina option," said Conde Nast editors in choosing our city as a top destination in the world!

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

The South's Best Cities On the Rise 2021

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A perennial stopover between Charlotte and Atlanta (as well as one of the fastest-growing cities in the country), Greenville has become a destination in its own right. The walkable downtown,

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

GSP International Airport : Best Small Airport in North America by Customers in 2020

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Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) has been recognized as the Best Airport in North America among airports serving two to five million passengers annually by the 2020 Airport Service Quality awards.

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Neighborhood To Watch: The Village Of West Greenville, South Carolina

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Thanks to a master plan started in 2014 to make the area more pedestrian and visitor friendly, the area is emerging as what some are calling the SoHo of Greenville with a heavy emphasis on the arts and independent creative businesses.

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Veronica Dawn Tharp Charged in Fatal Hit and Run

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On Saturday, May 29 at 7:19 a.m., the Greenville Police Department received a 911 call regarding a collision in the area of Augusta Street and Oakcrest Court. When officers arrived, they located a damaged vehicle, which had struck a pedestrian. 

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Transfers and Promotions

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Manuel Cruz, 1/10/2022, Promotion, Solid Waste Supervisor

John McGee, 1/10/2022, Promotion, Solid Waste Supervisor

Theresa Dedmon, 1/3/2022, Promotion, Transit Operations Manager

Emily Armes, 1/1/2022, Promotion, Compensation Manager

Edgar Littleton, 12/20/20...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

New Hires

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Veronica Van Thof, 1/3/2022, Administrative Assistant, Fire

Andrew Vreeland, 1/3/2022, Rights-of-Way Technician I, Public Works

Preston Hargis, 1/3/2022, Parks & Recreation Maintenance Technician I, Parks & Recreation

Brainard Taylor, 1/3/2022, Tree ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2020

Shopping for the Best Health Care Options

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Shopping for the Best Health Care Options

Find the best health care options just like you check out your choices in cars, hotels or restaurants.  

The Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Shopping Care tool provides doctor and hospital ratings, prices for a pr...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

#GiveParksandRec

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Donate to support our mission to enhance and preserve special places and experiences in the City of Greenville’s parks, encourage an outdoor lifestyle, and increase public awareness about opportunities for youth in our community.

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Pay Raises for Police Officers

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Much like the private sector, municipalities are finding themselves in a very competitive labor market. With a vacancy rate of 11.3% (nearly 25% higher than last year), inflationary pressure and many competing agencies planning pay increases for their emp...

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Become A Police Officer Police - Front Page News
Posted on: November 5, 2021

City Council Approves Public Safety Complex for Police, Fire, Municipal Court

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On Monday, November 8, 2021, City Council approved a proposal to establish a new, centrally located public safety campus at the intersection of Halton and Mall Connector roads. 

The City has an opportunity to purchase an existing 126,000-square-fo...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Spinks Family Foundation Contributes $250,000 for Bridge in Unity Park

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The Spinks Family Foundation today announced it has donated $250,000 toward one of three pedestrian bridges crossing the Reedy River in Unity Park.

Crews installed the 110-foot Spinks Bridge over the Reedy near the west boundary of the park this week. The ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

Greenville city officials unveil new design for bridge in Unity Park

Greenville city officials unveiled a new design for the new bridge in coming to Unity Park. The Auro Bridge will span 165 feet across the Reedy River and will be made of weathered steel, with cable railing and wood decking.

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Greenville's Unity Park project moves forward with construction, fundraising efforts

As the end of 2020 approaches, progress continues on Unity Park, Greenville's 60-acre, $61 million project that is steadily taking shape west of downtown.

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

Greenville city leaders donate nearly 6 acres of land near Unity Park for affordable housing

The City of Greenville will soon have more affordable housing options near Unity Park after city council voted to donate nearly six acres of property to the Greenville Housing Fund.

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Greenville donates land worth $8 million for affordable housing near Unity Park

The city of Greenville has donated land valued at $8 million near Unity Park to be dedicated to affordable, workforce and senior-citizen housing.

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Unity Park, Greenville’s largest civic project in decades, prepped for its biggest steps

The Unity Park project moves forward despite a slowing of economic growth activity caused by the global pandemic.

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Posted on: January 17, 2022

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There is a lot happening in the City of Greenville! This newsletter is a look back at some of the City's biggest highlights, with even more information about what is going on in Greenville.

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

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There is a lot happening in the City of Greenville! This newsletter is a look back at some of the City's biggest highlights, with even more information about what is going on in Greenville.

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