Posted on: October 9, 2017

10/9/2017 - Greenville City Fire Department Celebrating National Fire Prevention Week

You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you do? If you don’t have a plan in place, it could jeopardize your safety, or even prove deadly. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Pr...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

10/4/2017 - Swamp Rabbit Trail and Boardwalk Reopens

The Swamp Rabbit Trail and the boardwalk through the Cancer Survivors Park will be open every day from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. (regular park operating hours). The reopening of the trail is a major milestone in the ongoing construction of the seven-acre site, whi...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

10/4/2017 - BB&T Fall for Greenville Serves Up "A Taste of Our Town" October 13-15

As one of the most highly anticipated events of the year, BB&T Fall for Greenville returns to downtown Greenville October 13-15 with signature tastes from 47 different food vendors. The festival will kick off Thursday night, October 12, with a free co...

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Posted on: October 3, 2017

10/3/2017 - Greenlink Celebrating 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 benefits of p...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

9/29/2017 - Election Commission Declares District 4 and Commissioner of Public Works Winners

The Municipal Election Commission of the city of Greenville met on Friday, September 29 in preparation for the 2017 General Election scheduled for Tuesday, November 7. Pursuant to South Carolina Code Sec. 7-13-190(E), the Commission certified and declared...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

9/25/2017 - Section of Falls Street to be Closed Temporarily

Beginning Wednesday, September 27, the section of Falls Street between Japanese Dogwood Lane and East Broad Street will be closed for approximately two months. Access to local businesses within this area will be maintained at all times via Japanese Dogwoo...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

9/18/2017 - Greenville Transit Authority Receives Grant for Electric Buses

On Friday, the Federal Transit Administration announced $55 million in grant awards through its Low or No Emission (Low-No) Vehicle Program, which funds the development of transit buses and infrastructure that use advanced fuel technologies. A total of 51...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

9/13/2017 - Greenlink Seeking Public Input on Proposed Route Changes

The Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) shared the results of the recent Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) study of the Greenlink transit system at an open house on August 24, and while a number of recommendations from the study were discussed at th...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

9/8/2017 - SC HART Team Returns from Assisting Texans; Prepares to Assist Carolinians

The South Carolina Helicopter Aquatics Rescue Team (SC HART), a division of the South Carolina Emergency Response Task Force, has returned home after assisting Texans during Hurricane Harvey disaster response, and now prepares to assist their own citizens...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

9/6/2017 - Greenville Zoo Announces Future Scholar as Title Sponsor of 2017 Boo in the Zoo

The Greenville Zoo today announced Future Scholar as the 2017 title sponsor of Boo in the Zoo, the Greenville Zoo’s signature Halloween event. Future Scholar Boo in the Zoo takes place October 20-22 & 27-29 and will feature more than 20 tric...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

9/1/2017 - Applications Now Being Accepted for 2017 Citizens Fire Academy

The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) is now accepting applications for its annual Citizens Fire Academy. This will be the fifth year of GCFD’s free seven-week program, which is open to anyone age 18 and older. The Citizens Fire Academy offers a uniq...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

8/31/2017 - Taste Tickets on Sale for 2017 BB&T Fall for Greenville

Annual food festival set for October 13-15

Taste tickets for BB&T Fall for Greenville presented by Pepsi, one of the largest street food festivals in the Southeast, are now available for purchase online. The free admission festival is set for October 1...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

8/28/2017 - Greenville City Fire Department Receives Class 1 Rating from ISO

A representative from ISO officially announced the City of Greenville’s receipt of a Public Protection Classification of 1 at the Aug. 28 formal meeting of City Council. The ISO evaluates municipal fire protection efforts in communities througho...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

8/25/2017 - Greenville Transit Authority Unveils System Study Results

Greenlink could see the first significant improvements to its routes and stops in decades if recommendations from its recently-completed Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) are implemented. The Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) hired Atlanta-based C...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

8/22/2017 - Greenlink Purchases New Route Planning Software

Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) will unveil the recommendations outlined by consultants in the Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) study at a drop-in style Open House this Thursday, August 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Transit Center (100 West M...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

8/14/2017 - Public Safety Officials Discuss Eclipse Preparations and Safety

The City’s Police Chief, Fire Chief and Public Works Director held a news conference this morning to discuss measures they are taking to prepare for the eclipse and how they are working together to ensure the safety of city residents, workers and visitors...

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

7/28/2017 - Village of West Greenville to Feature New Public Plaza

The Village of West Greenville will soon have a new public plaza. Located between The Anchorage and Community Journals, the plaza will meet the area’s growing need for a large outdoor gathering space. According to Tracy Ramseur, the City’s development coo...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

7/21/2017 - City Fire Department Stressing Heat Safety

With the dangerously high temperatures that Greenville is experiencing, Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) is urging residents to practice heat safety wherever they are. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), heat is ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

6/28/2017 - City Celebrates July 4 with Annual Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue Festival

The annual Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue festival, which features one of the state’s largest fireworks displays, continues to be the premiere July 4th event in the Upstate, making downtown Greenville the celebration destination for more than 50,000 fest...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

6/23/2017 - BB&T Announced As Title Sponsor of 2017 and 2018 Fall for Greenville

Fall for Greenville board members today announced BB&T, one of the largest financial services companies in the U.S., as the 2017 and 2018 title sponsor of the festival scheduled for October in downtown Greenville. As part of the announcement, Fall for...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

6/22/2017 - Baby Boom Continues at Greenville Zoo

The Greenville Zoo is celebrating the birth of two Amur leopard cubs. Born April 29, the cubs are the first offspring for parents Jade and Nelkan. Jade is the zoo’s seven-year-old female and Nelkan is an 11-year-old male that was imported from Z...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

6/14/2017 - Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive Kicks Off Gimme the Gig Contest

Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive kicks off its annual Gimme the Gig competition June 15, inviting bands to battle for a chance to earn a paid gig at the weekly series on August 31 and recording studio time at Sit-N-Spin Recording Studios.

Last year, nea...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

5/24/2017 - Greenville Zoo Announces Gender of Ocelot Kittens

Two ocelot kittens playing outside

The Greenville Zoo announced today that the pair of ocelot kittens born to Oz and Evita on March 8 are males. Now that the kittens’ gender is known, members of the zoo staff have created a list of possible names and are asking the public to vote on their ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

5/17/2017 - Greenville Honored As 2017 Playful City USA Community

Playfulcity USA logo

National non-profit KaBOOM! announced today that Greenville is among 257 cities and towns across the United States named as 2017 Playful City USA communities. This is the seventh year that Greenville has received this honor.

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

5/9/2017 - City of Greenville Named Among The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas

Top 100 Fleets logo

At last night’s formal meeting, City Council recognized members of the City’s Fleet Services Division for being named one of the best fleets in the Americas. The City of Greenville is #11 on the NAFA Fleet Management Association&rs...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

5/2/2017 - Greenville Zoo Introducing New Additions to Zoo Family

Oz and Evita, the Greenville Zoo’s ocelot pair, welcomed their second litter on March 8 – an announcement zoo staff has delayed making until now to give the two kittens time to mature. They are now old enough to be introduced to zoo gu...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

5/2/2017 - TD Saturday Market Opens May 6

The TD Saturday Market presented by Greenville Health System marks its 15TH season May 6, providing farm-fresh produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses, seafood and other specialty foods to Main Street in downtown Greenville each week. This year’s market feat...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

4/20/2017 - It’s a Boy! Zoo Announces Gender of Baby Siamang

(Greenville SC) The Greenville Zoo announced today that the baby siamang born on January 6 to parents, Oscar and Ella, is a male. The baby is the pair’s second offspring, providing George, their two-year-old, with a baby brother. According to zo...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

3/31/2017 - Party Candidates for 2017 Greenville City Elections

The filing deadline for citizens planning to run as a party candidate in the 2017 Greenville City Elections was March 30 at noon. The Greenville County Registration and Elections Office has notified the City that the following citizens filed a Statement o...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

3/28/2017 - Greenlink Partnering with iMAGINE Upstate & Ten at the Top to Offer Fare Free Day

Greenlink is partnering with iMAGINE Upstate and Ten at the Top to offer Fare Free Day on Saturday, April 1. Fare Free Day is designed to coincide with the third annual iMAGINE Upstate fueled by ScanSource, which showcases science, technology, engineering...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

3/15/2017 - NCAA Tourney Parking and Transportation Plan

The City has compiled the following parking and transportation information to help visiting and local fans plan their trips to downtown Greenville for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament this weekend:

Shuttles

To reduce the amount of vehicular tr...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

3/9/2017 - Downtown Music Series Kicks Off Season With St. Patrick's Day Celebration

The City of Greenville kicks off its Downtown Event Series on March 16 and 17 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: March 2, 2017

3/2/2017 - Greenlink Seeking Public Input on Transit Service

The Greenville Transit Authority has hired consulting firm Connetics Transportation Group to conduct a Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) study of the Greenlink transit system. The project scope includes developing a market profile of Greenville Cou...

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

2/27/2017 - Greenville City Fire Department Announces Partnership with CPI Security

(Greenville, SC) The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) is partnering with CPI Security on an initiative to help young men and women prepare for a career in the fire service. CPI Security provided $5,000 to help fund the Greenville City Fire Explorers...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

2/13/2017 - City Partners will Bon Secours St. Francis Health System to Launch Project Lifesaver

The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) is partnering with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System on an initiative to launch Project Lifesaver in the city of Greenville. Bon Secours St. Francis provided $20,000 toward the program, which provides GCFD, t...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

2/13/2017 - City of Greenville Opens New Fire Station

The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) today opened Verdae Station 1, a new fire station located at the corner of Verdae Boulevard and Old Sulphur Springs Road. The facility is ready to respond to emergencies in the Woodruff Road, Verdae Boulevard and...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

2/10/2017 - Greenville Zoo to Reopen After Routine Maintenance

Zoo kicks off weekend with birthday celebration and new animals on exhibit 

GREENVILLE (SC): The Greenville Zoo will reopen to the general public Saturday, February 11 after two weeks of routine maintenance. Zoo staff, City of Greenville departmen...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

1/30/2017 - Fire Department Urging Kitchen Fire Safety

The city of Greenville has experienced a fire fatality less than one month into the new year. According to Will Broscious, Greenville City Fire Department’s community risk reduction and education coordinator, the man who lost his life in a resid...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

1/18/2017 - Zoo's New Sumatran Orangutan Now on Exhibit

Kumar, the Greenville Zoo’s new male Sumatran orangutan, has completed his quarantine period and has been making appearances on exhibit to explore his new home and enjoy the mild weather. Female Lana has also completed her quarantine period but is taking ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

1/12/2017 - Greenville Transit Authority Receives 2016 Every Body Walk! Micro Grant

America Walks, a national advocacy organization that promotes walking and walkable communities, has awarded Greenville Transit Authority with a 2016 Every Body Walk! Micro Grant. In its second year, the micro grant program provides funds to support grassr...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

1/11/2017 - Zoo Announces Birth of Endangered Siamang

Amid preparations for the season’s first winter weather event, the Greenville Zoo welcomed a new member of the zoo family on Friday – a baby siamang born to parents, Ella (27) and Oscar (25). This is the second offspring for the pair, whose first, George,...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

1/6/2017 - City of Greenville Weather-Related Closures

Due to the winter weather expected to begin this evening, City officials are implementing the following weather-related closures for today, Saturday and Sunday:

Friday

  • All City community centers will be closed after 6 p.m.
  • The entrances to McPherson Park and...
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Posted on: January 6, 2017

1/6/2017 - City of Greenville Tourism Grant Application Now Online

In 2016, City Council established the Tourism Marketing Special Committee and charged its members with evaluating the City’s process for reviewing requests for tourism grant funds. Tourism grant funds include accommodations tax and hospitality t...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

1/5/2017 - City Taking Necessary Steps to Prepare for Winter Weather

GREENVILLE, SC - In preparation for winter weather forecasted for this weekend, the City’s Public Works Department will pre-treat bridges and overpass surfaces today and tomorrow. Parking will not be permitted on Main Street from the Hya...

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