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Posted on: July 21, 2021

GVL STARTS Sparks Greenville’s Next High-Impact Ventures

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In partnership with the City of Greenville, Greenville Local Development Corporation (GLDC), and the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Furman University’s Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is launching a new program this fall cal...

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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 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The City of Greenville recognizes its emergency mask ordinance is no longer valid considering Governor Henry McMaster’s most recent Executive Order concerning the COVID-19 pandemic in South Carolina.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: 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: 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: January 6, 2021

Greenlink Announces 2021 Citizens Transit Academy Class

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On Tuesday, January 5, Greenlink welcomed 20 participants to its third annual 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 ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Greenlink Providing Later Service Hours and New Weekly Pass

Greenlink has implemented the next phase of its plan to extend the service hours for its fixed routes, with all 12 routes now operating from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For now, Saturday service hours will continue to be 8:30 a.m. to 6:...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

City Employing License Plate Reader Technology

The City of Greenville has conducted a year-long pilot program to determine how Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology can be used to enhance crime solvability. The City leased the technology from Flock Safety, an Atlanta-based startup, which in...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Greenlink Public Hearing for New Pass and Bus Fare Payment Changes Effective January 1

The Greenville Transit Authority will accept public feedback on a new multi-day pass at the Committee of the Whole Virtual Meeting scheduled for Friday, December 11 at 9:30 a.m. Greenlink is considering offering one of the following new passes: a 7-day pa...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Driving and Shopping Safely This Holiday Season

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With the holidays quickly approaching, the City of Greenville is taking preventive measures to help manage traffic on busy commercial corridors and create a safe environment for pedestrians.

Beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend, the Greenvil...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Greenville Zoo Earns Accreditation for 26th Year

The Greenville Zoo is pleased to announce “good standing” and continued accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). The zoo received the positive news at hearing earlier today. Zoo and City staff have worked diligently to correct areas...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Greenville Zoo Announces Giraffe Pregnancy

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The Greenville Zoo announced today that Autumn, the zoo’s 14-year-old female Masai giraffe, is pregnant. The staff confirmed the pregnancy through hormone analysis after reviewing the zookeepers’ daily logs and are expecting the birth to occur in late Nov...

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

United Community Bank Ice on Main Celebrates 10th Anniversary with 2020-21 Season

The start of the holiday season kicked off today in downtown Greenville with United Community Bank Ice on Main. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the City’s open-air ice rink and skaters can enjoy extended hours of operation through Januar...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

TD Saturday Market Extends 2020 Season

Event organizers announced today that the TD Essential Market presented by Prisma Health will extend its regular season through November 21 and feature three Holiday Edition markets on November 28, December 5 and December 12. The market, which opened on J...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Bank of America Fall For Greenville Anounces Virtual Lineup

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Bank of America Fall for Greenville presented by Pepsi, one of the largest street festivals in the Southeast, today announced plans for a Virtual Experience of its annual event. The festival will celebrate its 39th year October ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Greenville Zoo Introduces New Administrator

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The Greenville Zoo has a new Administrator.

William “Bill” Cooper comes to Greenville from the Indianapolis Zoo where he served as Vice President of Infrastructure and Construction. Cooper was responsible for oversight and management of...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Public Feedback Sought on Police Policies and Perceptions

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The City’s ad hoc Citizen Advisory Committee on Public Safety, which was established in June to review and make recommendations regarding certain police policies, minority hiring practices and the Public Safety Citizen Review Board’s (...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

City Awards CARES Act Funds to Community Partners

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Earlier this summer, the City of Greenville received over a half-million dollars through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, including $463,903 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and $88,145 in Housing Opportunit...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

City to Hold Fall Recycling Event August 22

The City of Greenville will hold its fall Shredding & E-Waste Recycling Event this Saturday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Public Works campus, located at 475 Fairforest Way. At this free event, citizens can dispose of unwanted electronics a...

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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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