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Posted on: May 15, 2019

City Receives Grant from Greenville Women Giving

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The City of Greenville has received a $100,000 grant from Greenville Women Giving for a river restoration project within the Unity Park site. Greenville Women Giving announced the 2019 grant winners at its annual meeting Tuesday evening and the City was o...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

City Allocates Additional Funding to Transit

City Council voted to appropriate $425,021 in the General Fund for Greenlink at tonight’s formal City Council meeting, bringing the City’s total funding for transit to $4,187,904 (including contributed services) this year. Part of the ...

Funding Details

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

City of Greenville Board and Commission Opportunities

A number of City of Greenville boards and commissions have terms expiring in the coming months. Individuals interested in serving on a board or commission can complete an application online. City Council reviews applications six to eight weeks pr...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Public Works Demolition Marks First Step in Construction of 60-Acre Unity Park

The City of Greenville took the first step in construction of the 60-acre Unity Park on Thursday with the start of demolition of its former Public Works campus on the corner of Mayberry and Hudson streets.

Also Thursday, the city announced that Michelin Co...

Event Details

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Outdoor Movies Return to Falls Park May 1

Free series features classic films Wednesday evenings in May

Moviegoers can enjoy watching a variety of classic film favorites under the stars at the City of Greenville’s Fidelity Investments Moonlight Movies. The free series returns to Falls Par...

Movie Details

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

TD Saturday Market Returns to Main Street May 4

City officials and event partners today unveiled a new logo and rebranding for the TD Saturday Market presented by Prisma Health. The market opens its 17th season on May 4, bringing farm-fresh produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses, seafood and other specia...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Mother and Baby Sumatran Orangutans Now on Exhibit

photo of baby orangutan Adira

The Greenville Zoo’s female Sumatran orangutan, Lana, and her 8-month-old daughter, Adira, now have access to the orangutan exhibit. The pair have been off exhibit since early October due to the weather and Lana’s tendency to want to s...

Orangutan Details

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

City Council Holds First Reading on Proposed Capital Improvement Program

Focusing on continued investment in neighborhoods, City Council held the first reading on the City’s proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) at its formal meeting this afternoon. The CIP is a planning tool used to identify needed capital projects and s...

CIP Details

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

Greenlink Holds Ribbon Cutting for New Electric Buses

The Greenville Transit Authority board was joined by former U.S. Representative Trey Gowdy, Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette, DHEC Bureau of Air Quality Assistant Chief Keith Frost, Greenville County Council Chair Butch Kirven, Greenville Mayor Knox Whit...

Details on Proterra buses

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Greenlink to Offer Fare Free Day

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Greenlink is partnering with iMAGINE Upstate and Ten at the Top to offer Fare Free Day this Saturday, April 6. Ten at the Top is the festival’s transportation partner, and its sponsorship of Fare Free Day will allow Greenlink to provide free service for p...

Fare Free Day

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

iMAGINE Upstate Festival Bringing Hands-on Learning to Downtown Greenville

iMAGINE Upstate fueled by ScanSource will bring over 80 interactive exhibits and shows emphasizing science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) to downtown Greenville on Saturday, April 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Now in its 5th year, the free fes...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Greenville Zoo Foundation Announces 2019 PNC Bank Zoo Tunes Lineup

PNC Bank Zoo Tunes, Greenville’s wildest outdoor concert series, is bringing two new artists to Greenville for live musical performances against the distinctive backdrop of the Greenville Zoo. Hayes Carll will kick off the concert series on June...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Downtown Event Series Return to NOMA Square

The City of Greenville kicks off its Downtown Event Series on March 21 and 22 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...

Weekly Event Details

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

City of Greenville and Duke Energy Partner on Neighborhood Initiative

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 nighttime visibility and safety...

Lights On campaign

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

Greenville City Fire Department Launches Project Lifesaver

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: March 4, 2019

Transportation and Parking Information for SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament

Because much of the Southeastern Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament, scheduled for March 6-10, will coincide with regular business hours and Greenville’s normal peak traffic times, the City of Greenville has worked with event off...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Mayor Knox White Receives Fred Brinkman Award

Mayor Knox White holding the Fred Brinkman award

On Wednesday, Mayor Knox White received the Fred Brinkman Award, which is given periodically to South Carolinians who have made an outstanding, long-term contribution to the tourism industry on a local, regional and statewide level. Governor Henr...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Amendment to City of Greenville General Election Filing Deadlines

Attached is an amendment to the 2019 City of Greenville General Election Filing Deadlines for Municipal Offices of the City of Greenville and the Greenville Water Commissioner of Public Works, which was approved by the City’s Municipal Election ...

Details

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

BB&T Fall for Greenville Donates Festival Proceeds to Local Nonprofit Organizations

Fall for Giving grant program opens for second consecutive year

BB&T Fall for Greenville board members and event partners today presented $46,500 to 12 nonprofit organizations from the local community and recognized the efforts of those organizations t...

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Posted on: January 4, 2019

Temporary Closures on Cleveland Park Drive and Swamp Rabbit Trail to Begin January 14

Map showing Swamp Rabbit Trail detour, January 2019

Beginning January 14, Cleveland Park Drive, between Lakehurst Street and Ridgeland Drive, will be closed for approximately 60 days to facilitate pipe installation for the DIG Greenville project. The City is working closely with ReWa to minimize the overal...

Details on Closure

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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...

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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 w...

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 Communi...

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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 Conferen...

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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: 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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