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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...

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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 Co...

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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...

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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 an...

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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 w...

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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...

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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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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Zoo Introduces Mother and Baby Orangutans

Orang-spotlight

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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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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Posted on: August 9, 2018

Fire Department Awarded International Accreditation

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: August 7, 2018

Greenville Zoo Welcomes Baby Orangutan

Greenville Zoo director Jeff Bullock announced this afternoon that just before 6 a.m. this morning, doctors delivered a healthy, 2.9-pound female baby orangutan via C-section. Mother Lana is doing well and has been monitored throughout the day and provide...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

City Seeking Applicants for Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee

The City of Greenville is gearing up for the launch of GVL2040a two-year initiative to update its long-range Comprehensive Plan. The City adopted its last Comprehensive Plan in 2009 and by state law, must update the plan at least every 10 years...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Greenville City Fire Department Becomes EMT Rapid Responder Agency

Chief Stephen Kovalcik announced today that Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) has been licensed by the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) as an EMT Rapid Responder Agency. This designation means GCFD provides medic...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

City Receives AARP Community Challenge Grant

AARP has awarded the City of Greenville a $10,000 grant through its 2018 Community Challenge Grant Program. In its second year, the Community Challenge Grant Program provides “quick action” grant funding to help communities make immedi...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Stream Enhancement Project Set to Begin in McPherson Park

(Greenville SC) Work is scheduled to begin this week on a stream enhancement project in McPherson Park. While the park and most of its amenities, including the shelter, playground and bandstand will remain open to the public during the bulk of the constru...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue Festival Moving to Downtown Greenville’s West End

Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue presented by AT&T, the City of Greenville’s annual Independence Day celebration, is moving its event site to a new location in downtown Greenville’s West End. The free event will take place Wednesday...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

“Panda-monium” at Greenville Zoo

Today Greenville Zoo director Jeff Bullock announced the arrival of three new residents - red panda cubs born to Collette and Steve, two of the Greenville Zoo’s three red pandas. According to Bullock, the area zookeeper discovered Collette in th...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Greenville Zoo to Present Next Conservation Lecture June 21

The Greenville Zoo continues its popular Conservation Lecture Series this Thursday, June 21 with special guest Brett A. Wright, PhD., Dean of Clemson University’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, who will discuss The Global Tig...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Anniversary Discount Program Rewards Business Longevity

On Friday, the City of Greenville will mail checks to 532 business owners as part of its Anniversary Discount Program, which is designed to reward longevity and recognize city businesses’ contributions and long-term commitment to the community. ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Summer Concert Series Returns Downtown June 6

The City of Greenville’s ScanScource Reedy River Concerts return to the Peace Center amphitheater, offering 12 weeks of free musical entertainment this summer. The series kicks off June 6 and features a variety of bands throughout the season, in...

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

Free TD Saturday Market event to feature over 20 different vehicles

Children have the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat at the annual Penske Touch-A-Truck day set for June 2 from 8 a.m. – Noon. During the event, children can climb on, learn about and discover their favorite big trucks and vehicle...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Greenville’s New Westside Park to Be Named Unity Park

After more than a decade of study and planning, Greenville is taking the first steps in turning the vision of a 60-acre Westside park into reality – transforming and in some ways restoring a largely unseen and often forgotten part of our communi...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Greenville City Manager to Step Down

Mayor Knox White announced this morning that John Castile has decided to step down as City Manager for the City of Greenville, a position he has held since June 2010. No departure date has been identified at this time, and Castile will work with City Coun...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

TD Saturday Market Season to Begin May 5

The TD Saturday Market presented by Greenville Health System marks its 16TH season May 5, providing farm-fresh produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses, seafood and other specialty foods to Main Street in downtown Greenville each week. This year’s m...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

City Council Holds First Reading on Proposed FY 2018-2019 Budget

City Council held a public hearing and first reading on the City’s proposed FY 2018-2019 budget at its formal meeting this afternoon. The proposed budget for all funds is $200,482,598, including a General Fund budget of $89,007,085. This represents an ove...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

BB&T Fall for Greenville Doantes More than $53,000 to Local Nonprofits

BB&T Fall for Greenville today announced that it has awarded more than $53,000 to seven local nonprofit organizations through its Fall for Giving program. The program was created to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations whose programs directl...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

City to Hold Groundbreaking to Celebrate National Community Development Week

In celebration of National Community Development Week (April 2 – 6), the City of Greenville held a groundbreaking ceremony at a home at 310 South Calhoun Street. This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Impact of the CDBG and HO...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

April is “Second Chance Month” in the City of Greenville

Mayor Knox White has proclaimed April as “Second Chance Month” in the city of Greenville. The proclamation aims to honor the tireless work carried out by the Greenville Re-entry Coalition, a network of local organizations that...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Greenville Housing Fund Launch Supports Affordable and Workforce Housing Development

City leaders launched the non-profit Greenville Housing Fund this morning, and announced the availability of approximately $2 million in equity funding for the development of affordable and workforce housing within the city.

The concept of the Housing Trus...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Tree Restoration and Replacement Project

On Monday, April 2, 2018, the City of Greenville Parks and Recreation Department will continue its ongoing tree restoration and replacement program along Main Street between Beattie Place and Pendleton Street. The purpose of this project is to achieve the...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

City Dedicates Eugenia Duke Bridge

Mayor Pro Tem Jil Littlejohn was joined this morning by representatives from Duke Brands and other community leaders to officially dedicate the pedestrian bridge located behind the Wyche Pavilion as the Eugenia Duke Bridge. Discussion about naming the bri...

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Posted on: March 27, 2018

New Parking Lots Opening at Greenville Zoo

The first of two new parking lots in Cleveland Park is now open, and weather permitting, the second lot is scheduled to be paved this week. The two new lots were built to offset the pending loss of parking spaces when ReWa begins construction of a sewer t...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Greenlink Launches Smartphone App

Greenlink has launched FindGreenlink, a new smartphone app for Android and iOS devices designed to remove the guesswork for customers by providing real-time tracking of Greenlink buses. The free app allows riders to plan their trips, mark their favorite s...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

City Announces Lineups for Downtown Music Series

The City of Greenville kicks off its Downtown Event Series on March 15 and 16 with the season-opening nights of Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive presented by Clemson MBA and Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays presented by Pepsi. The free weekly ev...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Greenville Zoo Announces Name of Baby Giraffe

The Greenville Zoo staff and representatives from the Greenville Zoo Foundation gathered this morning to announce the name of the newest member of the zoo family. From 249  suggestions submitted by giraffe fans old and young, from the Upstate and...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

It's A Girl!

Autumn, the Greenville Zoo’s 12-year-old Masai giraffe, gave birth on Wednesday, January 31 at approximately 11:52 a.m. Both Autumn and the calf are doing well, and the zoo’s animal care staff has been monitoring the calf to ensure tha...

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

City Council Committee Schedules Added to Electronic Subscriptions

To ensure more efficient and expedient consideration of policy issues, City Council recently reinstituted its standing committee structure and established the following committees:

Committee on Planning and Neighborhoods

Meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of the ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

Greenville Zoo Announces First Birth of 2018

Greenville Zoo director Jeff Bullock announced today that the Greenville Zoo is celebrating its first birth of 2018 - a black and white Angolan colobus monkey. According to Bullock, the baby was discovered by animal care staff on January 10. Although the ...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

BB&T Fall for Greenville Donates to Local Nonprofits

BB&T Fall for Greenville board members and event partners today presented $42,500 to 14 nonprofit organizations from the local community and recognized the efforts of those organizations that committed substantial volunteer hours over the course of th...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

City Urging Safety During Extreme Cold

As area residents cope with extremely cold temperatures, the City of Greenville is asking for the public’s help to prevent needless tragedies. According to state and federal fire authorities, home fires occur more in winter than in any other sea...

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