News Flash

Posted on: April 23, 2019

TD Saturday Market Returns to Main Street May 4

TD Saturday Market logo

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...

Market Details

Visit the Saturday Market Online City Greenville - Latest News
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 stay outside at night...

Orangutan Details

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

City Celebrating National Community Development Week

Community Development Week logo

In recognition of National Community Development Week (April 22–26), the City of Greenville and partner organizations will hold a series of events to celebrate the impact of community development programs and provide a closer look at affordable housing in...

CD Week Details

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Public Art Tour

Spindle, a public art piece located in the Village of West Greenville plaza

Did you know the city's interactive map of outdoor public art can be accessed via your phone or tablet?

View Public Art Tour City Greenville - Latest News
Posted on: April 8, 2019

City Council Holds First Reading on Proposed Capital Improvement Program

Infographic showing city revenue sources

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

View Infographic on Funding Sources City Greenville - Latest News

News Flash

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...

Read on...

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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

City of Greenville Official News Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Greenlink to Offer Fare Free Day

Greenlink bus driver, sitting in the driver's seat

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

www.ridegreenlink.com City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about iMAGINE

www.imaginesteamsc.org City of Greenville Official News Releases
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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City of Greenville Official News Releases
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

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

Read on...

fire.greenvillesc.gov/ProjectLifesaver City of Greenville Official News Releases
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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City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about the Award

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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

Nomination and Election Schedule City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about Festival Donations

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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

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about Touchpass

ridegreenlink.com/Touchpass City of Greenville Official News Releases
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

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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 ...

More about #GivingZOOday

Donate Online City of Greenville Official News Releases
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 ...

More about Woodruff Road

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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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City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about SCRPA Award

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about Transit Academy

ridegreenlink.com City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about Leaf Season Pickup

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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...

More about budget

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about Fare Free Day

Visit Greenlink Online City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about the Greenville Zoo

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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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City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about FFG

www.fallforgreenville.net City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about Try Transit Month

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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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ridegreenlink.com City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about Downtown Master Plan

greenvillesc.gov/DowntownPlan City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about Rental Fees

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about Parking

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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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City of Greenville Official News Releases
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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City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about Accreditation

Visit GCFD Online City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about Orangutan birth

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

Read on...

Gvl2040.com City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about Rapid Responder

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about AARP Grant

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about July 4 celebration

events.greenvillesc.gov/RWB City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about Red Pandas

Visit the Zoo online City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about Conservation Lecture Series

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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. ...

More about Business Longevity Program

www.greenvillesc.gov/incentives City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about the Concerts

More about ScanSource Reedy River Concerts City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about Touch-A-Truck

saturdaymarketlive.com City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about Unity Park

www.greenvillesc.gov/UnityPark City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about City Manager

City of Greenville Official News Releases
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...

More about TD Saturday Market

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News Flash

Posted on: February 20, 2019

The Grateful Brothers - March 21

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Jam Rock

Food Truck: One Love Fusion Foods

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

The Vegabonds - March 28

The-Vegabonds

Alt Southern Rock

Food Truck: Tacos & Bla Bla Bla

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

TJ Lazer - April 4

TJ-Lazer

Funk/Soul/Rock

Food Truck: One Love Fusion Foods

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Trapfire Brothers - April 11

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Blues Rock

Food Truck: Tacos & Bla Bla Bla

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Conor Clemmons - April 18

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Country

Food Truck: We Got the Beets

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Mystic Vibrations - April 25

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Reggae

Food Truck: Going Coastal Mobile Eatery

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

James Radford Band - May 2

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Country

Food Truck: One Love Fusion Foods

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Sly Sparrow- May 9

Sly-Sparrow

Rock/Pop/Blues/Jam

Food Truck: Mobile Meltdown

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Local Green Family Band - May 16

Local-Green-Edited

Pop Rock

Food Truck: Black Thai 

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Desmond Jones - May 23

Desmond-Jones-Edited

Rock/Funk/Jazz fusion

Food Truck: Going Coastal Mobile Eatery

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Ben Sparaco and the New Effect - May 30

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Indie Rock

Food Truck: We Got the Beets

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Mark Webb Jr - June 6

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Americana

Food Truck: One Love Fusion Foods

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Randomonium - June 13

Randomonium

Pop Rock

Food Truck: Going Coastal Mobile Eatery

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

The Bad Popes- June 20

Bad Popes Edited

Country/Rock

Food Truck: We Got the Beets

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Whitehall - June 27

Whitehall

Indie Rock/Funk

Food Truck: Black Thai 

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

The Rent - July 11

The-Rent-Edited

Pop Rock

Food Truck: One Love Fusion Foods

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Lauren Hall - July 18

LaurenHall-Edited

Country

Food Truck: We Got the Beets

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Proxima Parada - July 25

Proxima-Parada

Soul/R&B

Food Truck: Going Coastal Mobile Eatery

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Rush Morgan - August 1

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Indie Folk

Food Truck: One Love Fusion Foods

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Retro Vertigo - August 8

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Pop Rock/80s Covers

Food Truck: Going Coastal Mobile Eatery

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Phat Lip - August 15

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Latin Pop Rock

Food Truck: We Got the Beets

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Chasing Vixen - August 22

Chasing-Vixen-Edited

Pop Rock

Food Truck: Tacos & Bla Bla Bla

Band Online Downtown Alive
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Gimme the Gig Contest Winning Act - August 29

Gimme the Gig Logo

Food Truck: Kono Pizza

Downtown Alive

News Flash

News Flash

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

GCFD and St. Francis Health System Launch Project Lifesaver

image of Project Lifesaver tracker on a person's wrist

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...

Project Lifesaver Details

fire.greenvillesc.gov/ProjectLifesaver Fire-News
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Car Seat Safety Checks

Man buckling infant into a car seat

GCFD does not do car seat checks. But you can schedule a free car seat safety check by calling Safe Kids Upstate at 864-454-1100 or by visiting them online.

SafeKidsUpstate.org Fire-News
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Firefighters Earn Peer Fitness Training Certification

group of firefighters observing a demonstration weight lifting workout

Congratulations to the Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) on hosting the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Peer Fitness Certification Course, which drew 31 firefighters from around the Upstate. The one-week class, held at the Greenvill...

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Fire-News
Posted on: August 24, 2018

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms

Kidde Smoke Alarm

Models PI2010 and PI9010 are under recall.

View Recall Information Fire-News
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Fire Department Earns International Accreditation

CFAI logo showing certification through 2023

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...

More about Accreditation

Visit GCFD Online Fire-News
Posted on: August 1, 2018

GCFD Becomes EMT Rapid Responder Agency

Image of new AED unit

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...

More about Rapid Responder

Fire-News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Request A Free Smoke Alarm

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City residents can request a smoke alarm check. If your alarm is not working, it will be replaced at no charge to you.

Request A Smoke Alarm Fire-News
Posted on: February 9, 2018

GCFD Holds Highest ISO Rating

GCFD logo including ISO 1 rating banner

The city fire department holds the highest ISO designation available.

More about GCFD ISO Ratings Fire-News
Posted on: April 28, 2018

Learn Hands-Only CPR

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Be ready to offer help with this 15-minute primer on CPR.

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Need A Firefighter to Speak?

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Firefighters are available to speak to your group on a variety of safety and fire prevention topics.

Request A Firefighter Fire-News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: March 14, 2019

The South's Best Cities 2019

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Southern Living gave the nod to Greenville, highlighting its beautiful Main Street and signature downtown Falls Park on the Reedy.

Read Southern Living Article Greenville - Media Mentions
Posted on: December 14, 2018

The Artsy Southern Town That Wants to Be the Next Portland

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Wall Street Journal writer Nancy Keates portrays Greenville's thriving cultural scene.

Read WSJ Article Greenville - Media Mentions
Posted on: October 4, 2018

Greenville, SC: Coolest Town in America

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That's right, Greenville is #1 on the Matador Network's 2018 Coolest Towns in America.

Read Matador Article Greenville - Media Mentions
Posted on: September 25, 2018

Why Greenville Is The South's Next Big Charming Destination

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Move Over, Charleston and Savannah, Greenville's Got A Main Street To Write Home About...

Read Travel Channel Article Greenville - Media Mentions
Posted on: August 21, 2018

South Carolina Park Looks To Uncover And Mend City's Segregated History

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Forbes explores the city's plans to develop a $40 million park in an abandoned and once segregated part of the city.

Read Forbes Article Greenville - Media Mentions
Posted on: June 22, 2018

The New South: Cuisine, Hospitality and Table 301

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AAA features Table 301 founder and owner Carl Sobocinski discusses the culinary scene he's helped build in Greenville.

Read AAA Article Greenville - Media Mentions

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: December 26, 2018

Suspect Arrested Following Violent Assault on GPD Officer

Wallace Ingram McKinnon

(GREENVILLE, SC )- A Greenville Police Department (GPD) officer is recovering following a violent assault last night while assisting fellow officers in the arrest a subject downtown.    

The incident occurred at the corner of North Main S...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2018

Wig-Wearing Bank Robber Nabbed in Anderson County

Preston Hancock Mugshot

(GREENVILLE, SC)- Last night at approximately 9 p.m., 23-year-old Preston Emmanuel Hancock, of 17 Fludd Street, was arrested in Anderson County for his involvement in two armed robberies in Greenville. The robberies occurred at the BB&T Bank on Hampto...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2018

‘Good Samaritan’ Arrested for Involvement in Abandonment of Two-Day-Old Newborn

(GREENVILLE, SC)- The woman who originally presented herself as a “Good Samaritan” in the reported abandonment of a two-day-old newborn on November 10, 2018 has been arrested for Filing a False Police Report. 

In a press briefi...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Distraught Mother Abandons 2-day-old Infant over the Weekend

(GREENVILLE, SC)- Greenville Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the mother of a days-old infant after she left the newborn in the care of a passing motorist without warning.

The incident began around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Novemb...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2018

GPD Addresses Incident Involving Police K-9 “Sarge”

(GREENVILLE, SC)- On November 6, 2018 at around 1 p.m., Greenville Police Department (GPD) K-9 “Sarge”, managed by Officer B. Newman, was involved in an altercation with another dog. The incident occurred in Simpsonville. The GPD will ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Chief Miller Addresses Erroneous Allegations of Police Brutality

(GREENVILLE, SC)- At a press briefing this morning, Chief Ken Miller provided a chronicled narrative and supporting video evidence that shows officers from the Greenville Police Department (GPD) and agents from the South Carolina Department of Probation, ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2018

New Alarm Ordinance to Improve Police Readiness & Public Safety

(GREENVILLE)- The City of Greenville has approved changes to its Alarm Ordinance in an effort to significantly reduce the number of false burglar alarm activations requiring a police response. Set to take effect on November 1, 2018, these changes were req...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Deceased Male Found Face Down in Creek

At approximately 8:30 this morning, the Greenville Police Department’s Communication Center (9-1-1 Dispatch) received a call regarding a deceased male located in a creek in the area of 1 Augusta Street. The caller identified himself as a friend ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Boyfriend Charged with Murder of Live-in Girlfriend

Kierre Laquen Smartt

The Greenville Police Department today announces it has arrested a man in connection with the murder of his live-in girlfriend and dumping her body in a heavily wooded area about ½ mile from the couple’s shared apartment. The body of ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2018

COLD CASE CLOSED: Jenny Zitricki’s Murderer Identified by DNA

(GREENVILLE)- At a press conference today at City Hall, Greenville Police Department Chief Ken Miller announced the identity of the killer responsible for the brutal April 1990 murder of 28-year-old Genevieve (Jenny) Zitricki. Her death is believed to be ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Fatal Moped Accident; Driver Charged with Felony DUI w/ Death

(GREENVILLE)- At approximately 8:56 p.m. on Sunday, a fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Laurens Road and E. Washington Street involving a silver Nissan Altima and a red moped. The driver of the moped, 46-year-old Ioannis George Tsanktakis of...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Fleeing Suspect Crashes: Three Injured Including GPD Officer

Gwendolyn Robinson

(GREENVILLE)- At approximately 11:11 p.m. last night, Greenville Police Department (GPD) officers were dispatched to a local restaurant after reports that an individual brandished a weapon and threatened a bartender with it. As GPD officers were respondin...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2018

Armed Robbery at Spinx on S. Pleasantburg Drive.

2018-08-18 Spinx Armed Robbery Suspect

This morning at approximately 5:30 a.m., Greenville Police Communications (911) was contacted regarding an armed robbery at the Spinx Convenience Store located at 461 South Pleasantburg Drive. A store employee told officers that a subject entered the buil...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2018

Two Arrested for Involvement in Laurens Road Armed Robbery

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At approximately 7 a.m. on August 5, 2018, GPD dispatch received a call of an armed robbery in progress at the 1700 Block of Laurens Road. Upon arrival the victim told police officers that Chad Christopher Peek, 34, and another male subject, Chris William...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2018

Suspect Arrested Following Road Rage Shooting

SIMPKINS, DAVERIN RASHOD

(GREENVILLE)- At approximately 10 p.m. last night, GPD dispatch received reports of two vehicles shooting at each other in the area of Laurens Road near Nicholtown. Officers quickly located the vehicles in the vicinity of East Stone Avenue and Wade Hampto...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2018

GPD Releases Video/9-1-1 Calls Linked to Vehicle Crash by Habitual Offender

(GREENVILLE)- Under the direction of Chief Ken Miller following FOIA requests from multiple media outlets, the Greenville Police Department (GPD) is releasing several documents, recordings, and video footage relevant to fully understanding the July 18, 20...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2018

H.C. Jennings Scholarship Foundation Awards Breakfast

Chief Kenneth C. Miller invites you to the annual presentation of scholarships from the Harold C. Jennings Foundation. The scholarships will be awarded at a breakfast ceremony on Thursday, July 26, at the Greenville Marriott, located at 1 Parkway East, at...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Vehicle Crash by Habitual Offender Leaves Three Injured

Hill, Alexander Maurice

Alexander Maurice Hill, 31, of the 400 block of Hagood Street in Greenville, has been taken into custody for his involvement in stealing a vehicle, fleeing from police, and crashing into an apartment complex that left a bicyclist with a severed foot and a...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2018

GPD Captain Elected to Prestigious National Board

GPD Capt Stacey Owens

(GREENVILLE)- By being recently elected to the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) at the organization’s annual convention, Captain Stacey Owens solidified the Greenville Police Department (GPD) as a national le...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2018

GPD Officers Nab TD Bank Robber

(GREENVILLE) - Greenville Police Department (GPD) officers have arrested a 36-year-old male for a bank robbery that occurred at the TD Bank located at 917 Haywood Road this morning. At this time, investigators do not believe any weapons were used during t...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Laurens Road Shooting Update

(GREENVILLE)- Yesterday at 10:08 a.m., Greenville Police officers responded to the 1500 block of Laurens Road after receiving calls that an adult male had been shot.

The victim was located near the intersection of East Antrim Drive suffering from a non-lif...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2018

‘Cops on the Coop’ Fundraiser for Special Olympics this Friday, June 1

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(GREENVILLE)- Law enforcement officers from the Greenville Police Department are teaming up for Cops on the Coop with Chick-fil-A on Haywood Road to support Special Olympics South Carolina this Friday, June 1, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2018

GPD 11th Annual Awards Ceremony Recipients

(GREENVILLE)- The Greenville Police Department (GPD) hosted its Annual Awards Ceremony today, which recognized many employees and members of our community for their acts of heroism or contributions to the GPD.  

Chief Ken Miller praised the work o...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: The GPD 11th Annual Awards Ceremony

(GREENVILLE)- The Greenville Police Department will host its 11th Annual Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 18, at Larkin’s Sawmill beginning at 11 a.m.

Officers and civilians will be honored during the event in the following categories:

The media is invited an...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: Touch a Truck for Autism

(GREENVILLE)- Loud sirens, big trucks, people with uniforms, masks, and tanks can create a scary and confusing situation for some children. For children with different abilities or learning styles, emergencies can present a unique set of challenges. As a ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2018

GPD Earns Gold Standard Accreditation

CALEA Gold Standard

(GREENVILLE)- For the eighth consecutive time since 1995, the Greenville Police Department (GPD) has been awarded CALEA® Law Enforcement Accreditation, which serves as the international Gold Standard for Public Safety Agencies. This year, GPD was ...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Five Arrested/Charged in CBD Armed Robberies

(GREENVILLE)- GPD investigators have identified and arrested five individuals for their involvement in the armed robbery of one couple and the attempted armed robbery of another on April 24 in the Central Business District (CBD). The suspects range in age...

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Greenville Police Official Media Releases

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

The Night Affair Band - March 22

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Soul/Pop Rock

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

The Jumpstart Band - March 29

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Mike Frost Band - April 5

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Jazz/Funk

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Free Flow Band - April 12

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Funk/Soul

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Rhythm City Band - April 19

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Variety/Oldies

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Hot as a Pepper - April 26

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Variety/Dance

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

The Fortunate Sons - May 3

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Classic Rock/R&B

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Tuxedo Junction - May 10

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Variety/Party

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

SYR with The Erica Berg Collective - May 24

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Celtic Rock/Variety

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

The Flashbacks - May 31

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Variety/Beach

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Rhythm Muscle Band - June 7

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Rock-n-Roll Reunion - June 14

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Next Level Band of Charlotte - June 21

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Variety/Party/R&B

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

ELoveation - July 5

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Soul/Party

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Marsha Morgan - July 12

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Kami Ocean & the Rhythm - July 19

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R&B/Jazz/Motown/Blues

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Split Shot - July 26

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Variety/Classic Rock/Beach

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

The Hired Help - August 2

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Variety/Party

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Xpresso Party Band - August 9

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

O'Neal Township - August 16

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Variety/Classic Rock

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

5th and York - August 30

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Jazz/R&B

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

The Jamie Wright Band - September 6

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R&B/Soul/Jazz

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Encore - September 13

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Variety/Beach

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

Heart 'n Soul - September 20

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50s & 60s R&B/Doo Wop

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

True Blues - September 27

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

The Neverending Story - May 1st

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The NeverEnding Story (1984)

PG | | Adventure, Drama, Family

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Director: Wolfgang Peters...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Field of Dreams - May 8

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Field of Dreams (1989)

PG | | Drama, Family, Fantasy

An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Mary Poppins - May 15

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Mary Poppins (1964)

G | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy 

In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become clos...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

The Little Rascals - May 22

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The Little Rascals (1994)

PG | | Comedy, Family, Romance

Alfalfa is wooing Darla and his "He-Man-Woman-Hating" friends attempt to sabotage the relationship.

Director...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

The Wizard of Oz - May 29

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The Wizard of Oz (1939)

PG | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest wi...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 2, 2019

2019 Senior Prom Presented by WellCare Health Plans

Senior Prom

The 2019 Senior Prom is a semi-formal event that transforms the traditional prom into a fun-filled, nostalgic evening for adults 55+. The event will be held on Friday, May 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Greenville Convention Center. Tickets cost $...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Auro Hotels Donates $500,000 to Unity Park

Rendering of bridge planned for Unity Park

Auro Hotels Contributes $500,000 to Build Auro Bridge in Unity Park

 

Greenville, SC – Auro Hotels on Monday announced a $500,000 contribution to help fund construction of the pedestrian bridge in Greenville’s Unity Park, the largest public contrib...

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Unity Park Community Character Code Open Houses

A draft zoning code, known as the Community Character Code, has been developed to encourage redevelopment in and around the proposed Unity Park while preserving the unique character of this area. 

A draft of the plan is available online at greenvi...

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Unity Park News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2018

SYNNEX Corporation Pledges $250,000 to Build Share the Magic Playground in Unity Park

rendering of Unity Park destination playground

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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Unity Park News Releases
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 community’s histo...

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