Posted on: November 23, 2016

Boardwalk Temporarily Closed

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Beginning Monday, November 28, the Cancer Survivors Park boardwalk will be closed for approximately seven weeks to facilitate the ongoing construction of the Cancer Survivors Park. During the temporary closure, trail users can access Falls Park via Clevel...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Sandi Morris Selected as Parade Grand Marshal

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The City of Greenville has selected Sandi Morris, a Greenville native and Olympic medalist, to serve as grand marshal for the 2016 Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade. Morris will lead over 75 units in the annual parade scheduled for Saturday, December...

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

City Working to Help Motorists Traveling on Woodruff Road

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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 Monday, November 14, left turn movements will be ...More about traffic

Posted on: November 10, 2016

Broad Street Garage Open

Broad St. parking garage

Located one block off Main Street, the Broad Street garage is now open for daily parking. The first hour is free!

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

River Street Underpass Open

Photo of underpass with Keep Calm, Cycle On sign.

Cyclists and pedestrians now can enjoy a new addition to the Swamp Rabbit Trail, allowing easy access to Riverplace, Falls Park on the Reedy and downtown Greenville.

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Help Al Keep Our Streets Clean

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On Wednesday, November 2, the City’s Parking Services staff will issue warning tickets to vehicles parked on Main Street (from Beattie Place to River Street) between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m. Parking is prohibited on Main Street on Wednesdays during that time to ...More about street clean up


Posted on: November 29, 2016

11/28/2016 - Fire Department Partners with Corley Plumbing on S.A.F.E. Initiative

The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) is partnering with Corley Plumbing Air Electric, which will be the new title sponsor of GCFD’s Smoke Alarm and Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) initiative. Corley provided $6,000 to the program, which combines door-to-d...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

11/22/2016 - City Announces Sandi Morris As Poinsettia Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

The City of Greenville has selected Sandi Morris, a Greenville native and Olympic medalist, to serve as grand marshal for the 2016 Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade. Morris will lead over 75 units in the annual parade scheduled for Saturday, December...

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Posted on: October 26, 2016

10/25/2016 - Angolan Colobus Monkey Born at Greenville Zoo

The Greenville Zoo is celebrating the arrival of yet another new member of the zoo family - an Angolan colobus monkey. Animal care staff discovered the baby in the early morning on Friday, October 14. This is the second baby for zoo residents Nuru (female...More

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

10/25/2016 - Miles Joins His New Giraffe Family on Exhibit

Miles, the Greenville Zoo’s new seven-year-old male Masai giraffe, has cleared quarantine and has joined Autumn and Tatu on exhibit. Miles had been separated from Autumn and Tatu since his arrival on September 20 and during that time underwent post-transf...Read on...

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

10/12/2016 - Parking Available in New Garage for Festival Weekend

The City of Greenville’s newest parking facility, the Broad Street Garage, will be open for what City officials expect to be a blockbuster festival weekend in downtown Greenville. Approximately 525 spaces will be available for public parking Friday throug...More

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

10/11/2016 - Belk Fall for Greenville Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Belk Fall for Greenville presented by Pepsi turns 35 this year and returns to downtown Greenville with signature tastes from over 40 different food vendors. The festival will kick off Thursday night, October 13, with a free concert at the Peace Center Sta...Read on...

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

10/10/2016 - Fire Department Partners with Bon Secours St. Francis on Public Safety Initiatives

Chief Stephen Kovalcik announced today that the Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) and Bon Secours St. Francis Health System have joined forces on two important initiatives designed to make the community safer. As part of the City’s celebration of Fir...More

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

10/5/2016 - Greenlink Assisting with Charleston Evacuation Efforts

Greenlink sent three buses and bus operators, along with a mechanic and a service vehicle, to Charleston this morning to aid with the evacuation of Lowcountry residents. After Governor Haley declared a state of emergency for the coastal region on Tuesday,...More about Evacuation

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

10/5/2016 - Boo in the Zoo to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Greenville Zoo’s signature Halloween event for children ages 12 and under. Boo in the Zoo presented by Banfield Pet Hospital takes place October 21-23 & 28-30 and will feature trick-or-treating, activity boo...More about Boo in the Zoo

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

10/3/2016 - Public Invited to Try Transit in October

Mayor Knox White has proclaimed October as “Try Transit Month” in the city of Greenville and Greenlink has a full schedule of events designed to raise awareness of the economic and environmental benefits of public transit and to encourage residents to lea...More

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

9/22/2016 - Greenville Zoo Welcomes New Resident

The Greenville Zoo welcomed a new resident to the zoo family this week. His name is Miles and he is a seven-year-old male Masai giraffe. Miles was born on January 30, 2009 at the Houston Zoo, where he was hand-raised by the zoo staff. Earlier this year, t...More

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

9/20/2016 - City Manager Presents FY2015-2016 Year-End Results

City Manager John Castile and OMB Director Kai Nelson presented the City of Greenville’s FY2015-2016 preliminary year-end results at a City Council work session this afternoon. The presentation included the unaudited financial results for all City funds, ...More

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

9/14/2016 - Public Asked to Participate in Affordable Housing Survey

In March, the City of Greenville retained neighborhood planning firm czb to complete an Affordable Housing Assessment and Strategy. The scope of work includes an assessment of the current affordable housing situation and the financial resources and progra...More

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

9/1/2016 - Taste Tickets on Sale for 2016 Belk Fall for Greenville

Taste tickets for Belk Fall for Greenville presented by Pepsi, one of the largest street food festivals in the Southeast, are now on sale. The 35th annual festival is set for October 14 through October 16 in downtown Greenville and will offer festival-goe...More

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

8/10/2016 - Orangutan Species Survival Program Prompts Changes for Greenville Zoo

Greenville Zoo administrator Jeff Bullock announced today that Mia and Chelsea, the zoo’s Bornean orangutans, are scheduled to be transferred to other zoos at the end of the month as part of the Orangutan Species Survival Program. Mia’s new home will be ...More about orangutans

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

8/9/2016 - Applications Now Being Accepted for Citizens Fire Academy

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

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Posted on: July 7, 2016

7/7/2016 - Greenville City Fire Department Stressing Heat Safety

Heat Safety message from NOAA

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

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

6/30/2016 - Greenville City Fire Department Urges Residents to Celebrate Safely

The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) is urging residents to stay safe when celebrating over the holiday weekend. “Fire officials strongly discourage the consumer use of fireworks, especially considering the lack of rain and dry conditions in our are...More

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

6/29/2016 - City Celebrates July 4 with annual Red, White and Blue Festival

The 20th annual Wells Fargo Red, White and Blue presented by AT&T, which features one of the state’s largest fireworks display, continues to be the premiere July 4th event in the Upstate, making downtown Greenville the celebration destination for more...More

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

6/2/2016 - Penske Touch-A-Truck Ready to Roll

Children have the opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat at the annual Penske Touch-A-Truck day set for June 4 from 8 a.m. – Noon. During the event, children can climb on, learn about and discover their favorite big trucks and vehicles on display on Main...More

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

6/2/2016 - City Kicks Off Automated Recycling Program

City Council members were joined by representatives from the City’s Green Ribbon Advisory Committee (GRAC), the S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and The Recycling Partnership this morning at the TD Convention Center to launch...More

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

6/1/2016 - City Receives International Parking Marketing Award

The International Parking Institute (IPI) presented the City of Greenville with a Parking Matters® Marketing & Communications Award at the 2016 International Parking Conference & Expo in Nashville, TN last month. The City was one of three winners ...More

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

5/26/2016 - Summer Concert Series Returns to Downtown

ScanScource Reedy River Concerts return to the Peace Center Amphitheatre, offering 14 weeks of free Wednesday evening musical entertainment. The series kicks off June 1 and will feature a variety of local and regional bands throughout the season, includin...More

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

5/24/2016 - Brew in the Zoo Tickets Still Available

With only a few days remaining before the annual Brew in the Zoo presented by RJ Rockers Brewing Company, which will be held this Friday, May 27 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Greenville Zoo officials are encouraging the public to purchase their tickets before the ...More

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Posted on: May 18, 2016

5/18/2016 - Greenville Recognized as 2016 Playful City USA Community

As part of its annual “Playability Week,” KaBOOM! announced today that Greenville is among 257 cities and towns across the United States named as 2016 Playful City USA communities. This is the sixth year that Greenville has received this honor.

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

5/16/2016 - Greenville Zoo Supporting Amur Leopard Conservation Efforts

For years, the Greenville Zoo has supported Amur leopard conservation efforts through its cooperation with the Amur Leopard Species Survival Program (SSP), and with ongoing donations to the Amur Leopard and Tiger Alliance (ALTA) through the zoo’s Quarters...More

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

5/12/2016 - City Softball Tournament to Benefit Jacobs Family

The City of Greenville will host a One-Pitch Adult Softball Tournament on Armed Forces Day (Saturday, May 21) in honor of Officer Allen Jacobs and his service to the Greenville community, the Greenville Police Department and the United States Army. All pr...More

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Posted on: May 6, 2016

5/6/2016 - GCFD Focuses Risk Reduction Efforts on Multi-Family Dwellings

Multi-family dwellings pose a large life-safety risk due to the number of occupants living under one roof, and fires in multi-family dwellings can have catastrophic results. With several apartment fires causing extensive structural and property damage an...More

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

5/3/2016 - TD Saturday Market Opens New Season May 7

TD Bank Bucks program provides funding to local farmers

GREENVILLE (SC) - The TD Saturday Market presented by Greenville Health System launches its 14th season May 7, providing farm-fresh produce, baked goods, meats, cheeses, seafood and other specia...More

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Posted on: April 27, 2016

4/27/2016 - Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive Kicks Off Gimme the Gig Competition

Bands battle to earn spot at weekly concert series

Greenville, S.C. – Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive kicks off its annual Gimme the Gig competition May 1, inviting bands to battle for a chance to earn a paid gig at the weekly series on August 25 a...More

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Posted on: April 22, 2016

4/22/2016 - Outdoor Movies Return to Falls Park

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 Park Wednesday evenings in May for a four-week run.

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Posted on: March 30, 2016

3/30/2016 - Brew in the Zoo to Offer New Early Admission

The Greenville Zoo invites zoo-goers to tap into the wild at the annual Brew in the Zoo presented by RJ Rockers Brewing Company. The fundraising event, set for Friday, May 27 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., will provide attendees with the opportunity to sample an as...More

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

3/17/2016 - Greenville Zoo Announces Changes to Giraffe Family

Greenville Zoo officials announced today that Walter, the zoo’s male giraffe, is among 20 Masai giraffes from across North America that the Giraffe Species Survival Program (SSP) has recommended for transfer to other facilities. According to the SSP, beca...More

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

3/15/2016 - Downtown Music Series Kicks Off Season With St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Local bands invited to compete in Gimme the Gig competition

The City of Greenville kicks off its Downtown Event Series this week with the season opening nights of Piedmont Natural Gas Downtown Alive presented by Clemson MBA and Greenville Heritage Main...More

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

3/3/2016 - City Announces Change to Recycling Program

The City of Greenville announced today that effective April 1, it will no longer accept glass for recycling at the curb or at its Stone Avenue and Rutherford Road recycling centers. Like Greenville County and other municipalities, the City also uses Pratt...Read on...

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

3/1/2016 - Greenville Zoo Mourns Passing of Baby Colobus Monkey

Greenville Zoo Administrator Jeff Bullock announced today that the Angolan colobus monkey born on February 16 has passed away. According to Bullock, until a necropsy is performed and test results returned, it is impossible to say what caused the sudden de...More

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Posted on: February 29, 2016

2/29/2016 - South Carolina Alliance for Mobile Infrastructure Recognizes Transit System

Greenlink and Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) were recognized by the South Carolina Alliance for Mobile Infrastructure at its annual conference in Isle of Palms last week. The Alliance, whose members include SCDOT, regional transportation authorities, ...More

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

2/22/2016 - Greenville Zoo Foundation Announces Title Sponsor for Annual 5K

The Greenville Zoo Foundation today announced Pelham Medical Center as the title sponsor of the 2016 Zoom Through the Zoo, which will take place on Saturday, April 2. Approximately 400 runners are expected to participate in the Greenville Zoo Foundation’s...More

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Posted on: February 17, 2016

2/17/2016 - Ribbon Cutting for New West End Park & Ride

Representatives from the City of Greenville, Greenville Transit Authority and the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors held a ribbon cutting this morning to celebrate the official opening of the new West End Park & Ride and Trolley Stop, located...More

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Posted on: February 16, 2016

2/16/2016 - Greenville Zoo Announces Angolan Colobus Monkey Birth

In addition to today being Tatu’s first day on exhibit, the Greenville Zoo is celebrating the arrival of yet another new member of the zoo family - an Angolan Colobus monkey. Animal care staff discovered the baby early this morning and alerted the veterin...More

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Posted on: February 12, 2016

2/12/2016 - Greenville Zoo: It's A Boy!

IT’S A BOY

(Greenville SC) The Greenville Zoo staff and representatives from the Greenville Zoo Foundation gathered this afternoon to introduce the newest member of the zoo family. From nearly 200 suggestions submitted by giraffe fans old and young, f...More

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Posted on: February 11, 2016

2/11/2016 - Greenville Fire Department Warns of Dangers Associated with Heating Sources

On Wednesday, the Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) responded to a home fire that was caused when a resident accidentally knocked over a kerosene heater. While no one was injured, fire officials say it is a perfect and all too common example of how d...More

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Posted on: February 2, 2016

2/2/2016 - Greenville Zoo Welcomes Baby Giraffe

Autumn, the Greenville Zoo’s nine-year-old Masai giraffe, gave birth at approximately 6:15 a.m. this morning. Both Autumn and the calf are doing well, and the zoo’s medical staff has been monitoring the calf to ensure that it is meeting important benchmar...More

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Posted on: January 26, 2016

1/22/2016 - Greenlink Launches Google Transit

Greenlink has partnered with Google Maps to make using public transportation in Greenville even more convenient. Riders can now utilize Google Maps Transit, a popular web-based application that uses data provided by Greenlink, to plan their trips using a ...More

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Posted on: January 21, 2016

1/21/2016 - Belk Announced as Title Sponsor of 2016 Fall for Greenville

Fall for Greenville board members today announced Belk, the private department store company based in Charlotte, N.C., as the title sponsor of the 2016 festival scheduled for October 14-16 in downtown Greenville. In celebration of the festival’s 35th anni...More

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

1/19/2016 - Mayor White Proclaims January 19 "Solarize Greenville Day"

Mayor Knox White was joined by former U.S. Representative Bob Inglis and representatives of the Green Ribbon Advisory Committee, Upstate Forever and SmartPower to announce the City’s participation in Solarize South Carolina, a community outreach program d...More

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

1/8/2016 - Greenlink Expands Bike Locker Program

Greenlink has expanded its bike locker program by installing two new BikeLids at County Square. This addition brings Greenlink’s inventory to 10 lockers, with six located along Richardson Street outside the Greenlink Transit Center and two inside the Sout...More

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

1/6/2016 - Trolley Tracker App Now Available

A collaboration between Greenlink and volunteer programming group Code for Greenville has resulted in a mobile app that allows riders to pinpoint the location of the downtown trolleys in real time. By downloading the app, called Greenville Trolley Tracker...More

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Posted on: December 28, 2015

Adventure of the Week: Outdoor ice skating

Asheville Citizen- Times, December 24, 2015
Outdoor ice skating at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort in Avery County, North Carolina, and in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

A City's Signature Centerpiece

U.S. DOT, Federal Highway Administration, Public Roads, May/June, 2011
Writers Jessica Hekter and Leslie Fletcher report on how a one-of-a-kind curved pedestrian bridge drew attention to a downtown waterfall and capped off the rebirth of Greenville, SC.

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Posted on: July 29, 2012

How A Park Helped One Town Weather The Recession

National Public Radio, July 29, 2011
NPR's Julie Rose writes, "The worst of the recession, businesses closed their doors on many Main Streets throughout the country. That wasn't the case in Greenville, South Carolina."

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Posted on: October 1, 2013

Birth Announcements... Greenville, South Carolina

Food Arts Magazine, October 2013
Passerelle Bistro, located in Falls Park, received kudos from Food Arts magazine for its casual continental cuisine.

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Posted on: June 3, 2014

Passerelle Bistro Among Top Dining Spots in United States

FOX News, June 3, 2014
Located just above the Liberty Bridge in Falls Park, Passerelle Bistro was in the top 100 of OpenTable users nationwide.

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Posted on: June 1, 2014

Falls Park Chosen Among Top Parks in United States

Trip Advisor, June 2014
Falls Park joins the ranks of the nation's finest parks, chosen as number 10 of the country's best parks by the 2014 Travelers' Choice Trip Advisor awards.

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Route 14 Service Changes Effective January 2

Beginning January 2, 2017, the following changes will go into effect for Route 14:

  • Existing stops on Millennium Blvd and Innovation Drive will now be for passengers traveling inbound towards Downtown Greenville only
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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Greenlink Service Ending Early on December 3

Due to road closures associated with the Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade, and the inability for the buses to access the Greenlink Transit Center, Greenlink's fixed route and paratransit services will make their last trip at 3:30 p.m. from ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Downtown Trolley - December Bon Secours Wellness Arena Event Schedule

During the month of December, the Downtown Trolley will provide service during the following events at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena:

Swamp Rabbits Hockey

Thursday, December 8

Trolley Service - 6 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Swamp Rabbits Hockey

Thursday, December 15

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Downtown Trolley Service Cancelled December 2 & 3

The Trolley will not be in service on December 2 and December 3 in order to accommodate the Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade.

Posted on: November 28, 2016

Swamp Rabbits Hockey - Trolley Thursdays

In a partnership with the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Greenlink will provide Trolley service to Thursday night hockey games.

Hop on the Trolley for the following games in December for service to the Bon Secours Wellness Arena:

December 8

December 15

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

The Sophisticated Southern Gem Everyone Is Flocking To

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Men's Journal gave the nod to Greenville when offering expert advice about the 2016 best places to live.

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

Southern Progress

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A serene, sylvan setting and a radical approach to city planning have made Greenville, South Carolina, a surprising new hot spot.

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Greenville Springs to Life

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A river ran through it. Falls, too. But nobody noticed. Now the Reedy River Falls, and the park that surrounds it and the suspension bridge that spans it, are at the heart of one of the great smallish-town successes in the United States.

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Posted on: March 9, 2016

PBS News Hour Features Greenville

PBS anchor Judy Woodruff introducing the Greenville story

It’s called flyover country -- low-profile parts of the U.S. the news media often forgets. But to husband-and-wife journalists James and Deborah Fallows, these areas are home to ‘cities that work,’ thriving communities that buck this election’s narrative ...More

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

The Signs of Success Show in Greenville

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Writer James Fallows of The Atlantic outlines the eleven signs a city will succeed, and uses Greenville as an example of that success.

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

U.S. News and World Report Chooses Greenville as a Best Place to Live

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Greenville encompasses big-city amenities without attracting the same unpleasantries that come with a more populated, urban city.

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

South Carolina Arts Commission Awards Greenville with Verner Governor's Award for the Arts

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The South Carolina Arts Commission announces the 2016 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts, the highest honor the state presents in the arts, choosing the City of Greenville as its government recipient.

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Making Additions to the Modern Day Ark

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The Greenville Zoo is expecting a baby! The zoo’s Masai giraffes, named Walter and Autumn, will have a calf in early February (or any day now). South Carolina Public Radio’s Laura Hunsberger visited the zoo to meet the animals.

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

Cycle Through the New Greenville

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With a growing food scene, a creative DIY spirit, and a serious cycling culture, this once-sleepy southern town has reinvented itself as an exciting destination.

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

Greenville: The Coolest Main Street in the South

Atlanta Magazine

Travel writer Amanda Heckert muses about moving to Greenville after a recent visit to her parents' Upstate home. Heckert offers a bounty of the reasons - from pedestrian-friendly walkways to street-side entertainment to the variety of interesting boutique...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

Greenville: The Number 1 City for Jobs This Spring

Forbes

Forbes.com - March 13, 2012
Forbes magazine has named the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley area Number 1 in a list of best cities for jobs this spring.

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

Greenville: Big City Doings, Small Town Atmosphere

Ballantyne Magazine

"Greenville, South Carolina personifies the new south done right," says writer Nan Baurath during a recent visit to South Carolina's Upstate. Baurath attributes the city's rise as an arts mecca to the influence of South Carolina artist Jasper Jo...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

Top 10 Fastest Growing U.S. Cities

CNN Money

Despite the housing bust and the recession, these 10 U.S. cities - including Greenville, South Carolina - still managed to record population gains of 30% or more in the decade ending in 2010, according to the Census Bureau. The national average was less t...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

America's Greatest Main Streets

Travel and Leisure

Travel and Leisure - May 2012
Travel and Leisure writer Wayne Curtis sampled Main Streets of smaller cities across America, looking for distinctive qualities to choose the 'Greatest Main Streets.' Find out why Greenville made the cut.

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

Why Greenville Is The Knowledge Economy's Next Big Thing

Fast Company

Found out how Greenville, technically a medium-sized market, has more corporate headquarters than any other region in the state, including $1.1 billion in new capital investments that has created more than 6,000 jobs in the last 5 years.Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2015

A Community Springs From Acres Once Held by a Reclusive Magnate

The New York Times

New York Times write Jamie Duffy portrays the transformation of Greenville from a "concrete sidewalks and ratty parking lots" to "landscaped sidewalks" filled with "tourists that pop in and out of art galleries and boutiques."...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

Best Small Cities for Cycling

Bicycling Magazine

Bicycling Magazine has named Greenville, South Carolina, as one of the Best Small Cities for Cycling in the USA. Writer Alyssa Gerety gave Greenville the nod for its cycling events, trail advocacy and development of the Swamp Rabbit trail, which snakes al...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

The George Hincapie Short List

Men's Journal

Men's Journal - August 2012
Greenville made George Hincapie's 'short list' of favorites, which he outlined during an interview with Men's Journal just prior to his final race before retirement.

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

10 Reasons To Buy A Cheap Southwest Ticket to Greenville, South Carolina. No, Really!

Food Republic

Food Republic - September 2012
Surprise! You'll find 99 indie restaurants in a 10-block stretch of downtown Greenville. It was enough to shock a Food Republic editor into buying a cheap Southwest ticket and heading to town for a culinary adventure!

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

In Greenville, South Carolina, the 1st Shoots of an EV Ecosystem

The New York Times

New York Times - September 21, 2012
Automotive columnist Jim Motavalli takes a look at Greenville's electric car sharing program, WeCar, and the unique public-private partnership that is making it a success.

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

The Best Little Food Festival in the South

Southern Living

Southern Living - September 22, 2012
Southern Living's Paula Disbrowe loosened her belt a notch as she tasted and imbibed her way through Euphoria, Greenville's annual gastrointestinal extravaganza. Find out why it was worth wearing tight trousers!

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

Community Police Mediation Program

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The Greenville Police Department and the Upstate Mediation Center (UMC) are launching a new Community – Police Mediation Program that is designed to provide an alternative forum for resolving certain types of citizen complaints. Through this program, spec...More about mediation

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

School Bus Safety

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School is in session - please slow down and help keep our kids safe!

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Prostitution Operation Results in 43 Arrests

On November 16th-17th, Greenville Police conducted a prostitution enforcement operation with assistance from SLED and Simpsonville Police Department. The online operation in our jurisdiction targeted both prostitutes and johns alike.

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Human Remains Found - Hilly Street

Greenville Police detectives, Greenville Coroner’s office and the (USC School of Medicine) forensic anthropologist continued the site excavation in an effort to collect all the remains found near the communications tower site at 135 Hilly Street.

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Armed Robbery, Mail Theft Incident and Arrest

Today at approximately 10:55 AM officers responded to the area of Grey Street in reference to an armed robbery.

The victim reported that he caught a man and a women stealing from his mailbox. The victim followed the suspects who were in a burgundy truc...More

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

Community Police Mediation Program

The Greenville Police Department and the Upstate Mediation Center (UMC) are launching a new Community – Police Mediation Program that is designed to provide an alternative forum for resolving certain types of citizen complaints. Through this program, spec...More about mediation

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

Clown Sightings in Greenville

During the past few weeks, clowns have received a great deal of community and media attention.

The first, a widely-reported incident, occurred in Greenville County, at the Fleetwood Manor Apartment Complex on the 20th. Please note that this incident, a...More

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Help Fill the K-9 Trailer

The Greenville Police K-9 Unit in conjunction with Greenville County Animal will be conducting a fill the K9 Trailer Event on August 10th 0800-1700 hours in front of the Bon Secours Wellness Arena. On this day we will be collecting donations to benefit ou...More

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

Armed Robbery: Hales Jewelers

On 7/30/16 at approximately 16:20 two subjects entered the
parking lot of Hale’s Jewelers at 532 Haywood Road on a motorcycle. The subjecton the back entered the store while the driver waited in the parking lot. The subject
that entered the store kept...More

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Harold Jennings Scholarship Recipients Announced

Chief Kenneth C. Miller invites you to the annual presentation of scholarships from the Harold C. Jennings Foundation which has been scheduled for Tuesday,
July 26, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. at the Marriott on the Parkway.The Harold C. Jennings Foundation was...More about scholarships

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Black Lives Matter Demonstration Incident

In response to the violence this past week in Louisiana, Minnesota,
and Texas, a group of individuals identifying with Black Lives Matter gathered in downtown Greenville on the evenings of July 8 and 9 to demonstrate. While the demonstrations did not ful...More about incident

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Statement from Chief Kenneth Miller Regarding Recent National Incidents of Violence

The hearts of the men and women of the Greenville Police Department are heavy with grief for the victims and their families in Baton Rouge, Falcon Heights and Dallas. As difficult as it is to understand why each of these incidents –and others—have occurre...Read Statement

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

Arrest: Bank Robbery, United Community Bank

On 06-29-2016 at approximately 2:05 Officers responded to a Bank Robbery
just occurred at United Community Bank, 470 Haywood Rd. A tall white male wearing khaki pants, pale green polo shirt and a khaki ball cap handed a note to the teller demanding money...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Bank Robbery at 470 Haywood Road

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On 06-29-2016 at approximately 2:05 Officers responded to a Bank Robbery
just occurred at United Community Bank, 470 Haywood Rd. A tall white male wearing khaki pants, pale green polo shirt and a khaki ball cap handed a note to the teller demanding money...More

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

Pedestrian Fatality on North Main Street - Update

The Greenville Police Department has been made aware that there may be a possible witness to the pedestrian that was struck in the North Main Street area over the weekend (Case 16-040232).

A dark in color sedan possibly an Impala was seen traveling on ...More

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

Pedestrian Fatality on North Main Street

On 6-27-16 at approximately 02:44hrs communications received a call from a caller reporting a black male subject laying in the roadway in front of 918
N Main St (Soda Shop) possibly hit by a vehicle. Responding officers and EMS located the subject, lying...More

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

ALICE Active Shooter Training

Greenville S.C – The Greenville Police Department and the ALICE Training Institute have teamed up to provide A.L.I.C.E. Instructor Training to Greenville S.C.
The training will be hosted by the Greenville Police Department at 688 Mauldin Road Greenville ...More

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

Incident at Hillside Drive and I-385

On June 2, 2016 at approximately 5:24 PM Greenville Police responded to the area of Hillside Drive and I-385 in reference to a possible suicide attempt.

On arrival officers observed a white male on the Hillside Drive Bridge that is over 385 North and S...More

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Posted on: March 18, 2016

Homicide Investigation; Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Officer Allen Jacobs

Officer Allen Lee Jacobs was 28-years-old, married and the father of two young boys. His wife is pregnant with the couple’s daughter due to be born in July. Prior to joining the Greenville Police Department, he served in the United States Army. He was a d...More

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Posted on: February 25, 2016

IRS Scam

The Greenville Police Department has been receiving multiple reports about an IRS Scam.

According to the reports, scammers have been calling and claiming to be the IRS. They demand that payment be made and threaten to arrest, deport or fine the victims...More

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Posted on: February 19, 2016

Shooting incident on Butler Avenue and Pinckney Street

At approximately 1 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Butler Avenue and Pinckney Street in reference to a firearm being discharged in the area.

Upon arrival, officers located a white truck with what appeared to be projectile damage. Officers...More

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Posted on: January 5, 2016

Reported Allegations of Excessive Force

On January 3, 2016, through a social media outlet, the Greenville Police Department learned of allegations of excessive force by Officer R. Gibson pursuant to a traffic stop on December 15, 2015. In particular, it is alleged that Gibson arrested and handc...More

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Posted on: December 5, 2015

Homicide Investigation- Westview Homes

At approximately 3 AM this morning, a 23 year old male was taken to St. Francis Hospital after suffering from gunshot wounds, and was pronounced deceased. It was later determined that the incident occurred at Westview Homes, located at 81 S. Textile Av. ...More

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

Skaters Enjoy Ice on Main

Live 5 News, January 19, 2016
Ice on Main in downtown Greenville opened for its final day of the season Monday.

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Posted on: December 22, 2015

Skating offers public a way to take to the ice

Greenville News, December 22, 2015
United Community Bank Ice on Main is the temporary open-air rink set up in downtown Greenville in front of the Marriott with United Community Bank as the title sponsor. The rink is open through Jan. 18.

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Posted on: December 7, 2015

Ice on Main Sweepstakes

Greenville News, December 5, 2015
United Community Bank Ice on Main, located in the heart of downtown Greenville, is an open-air ice skating rink – the only one of its kind in Upstate South Carolina.

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Posted on: December 2, 2015

Ice on Main hosts Share the Warmth

Greenville News, December 2, 2015
Ice skating and warm clothing go hand-in-hand, so it makes sense that United Community Bank Ice on Main is trying to spread some warm wishes this weekend.

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Posted on: November 30, 2015

TALK Calendar: December

Greenville News, November 25, 2015
Greenville is aglow during the holiday season. Stroll down Main Street to have a cup of hot chocolate, browse the Christmas displays and watch — or join — the skaters at Ice on Main.

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

Ice on Main Is Open for Business

WSPA.com, November 24, 2015
A favorite holiday tradition is back! Ice on Main in Downtown Greenville opened over the weekend.

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Posted on: November 20, 2015

Ice on Main Makes Greenville Special

Greenville News, November 20, 2015
And now, for the 5th year in a row, Greenville's favorite winter tradition, United Community Bank Ice on Main, is back in the heart of downtown.

Posted on: November 9, 2015

Crew prepare Ice on Main for first skate

WYFF 4, November 9, 2015
Work began Monday to install the United Community Bank Ice on Main rink in Downtown Greenville. The chiller that helps keep the ice frozen arrived ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2015

Greenville Ice Rink Construction Starts Monday

WSPA 7, November 6, 2015
Construction of the holiday season ice rink in downtown Greenville is scheduled to begin Monday.

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Posted on: November 8, 2015

Downtown ice skating is coming, a distinct holiday ritual

GreenvilleOnline.com, November 6, 2015
The process to freeze the square for the popular Ice on Main skating rink begins 8:30 a.m. Monday morning when the large chilling device that makes the rink possible is lowered by crane.

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Posted on: November 8, 2015

Crews to begin Ice on Main installation in Greenville on Monday

WMBF News, November 8, 2015
Work will begin on Monday to install the outdoor ice skating rink for the upcoming Ice on Main season, city officials said.

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Posted on: October 28, 2015

Ice on Main Plans Opening

GreenvilleOnline.com, October 27, 2015
This year's Ice on Main will offer special fifth-anniversary events throughout the season, including discounted admission for special events.

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Santa's Workshop

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Come visit Santa at the Sears Recreation Center on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Bring your camera and take a free photo with Santa! Santa will be checking his list by the chimney between 1pm and 3pm and kids of all ages can give him one more hint before ...More...

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Posted on: June 8, 2016

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Pepsi Stage at 8:15 pm

Posted on: June 8, 2016

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Pepsi Stage at 6:45 pm

Posted on: June 8, 2016

Saline Fiddlers Philharmonic

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Pepsi Stage at 5:15 pm

Posted on: June 8, 2016

246 Army Band

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Peace Center Amphitheatre Stage at 6:30 pm