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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Overwhelming Support Shown for “Wings of the City” Exhibit

A bronze statue of a winged man atop a ball, part of the Wings of the City exhibition now on display

Since Wings of the City opened on April 1, more than 3,600 people have used the online interactive map to guide their visit through the exhibition. Wings-related posts to the City’s social media accounts have had over 500,000 positive impressions and enga...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Governor’s Order Invalidates City Mask Ordinance

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The City of Greenville recognizes its emergency mask ordinance is no longer valid considering Governor Henry McMaster’s most recent Executive Order concerning the COVID-19 pandemic in South Carolina.

Greenville’s emergency ordinance, first passed on June 2...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

City Receives $20,000 TD Green Space Grant

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TD Bank Group (TD) and the Arbor Day Foundation have awarded the City of Greenville a $20,000 TD Green Space Grant. Greenville was among only 20 cities in the U.S. and Canada to receive grants, which are awarded annually for tree planting, maintenance cos...

Grant Details

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Dillard Named Greenville History and Heritage Advisor

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Greenville has a storied and intricate history, which should be preserved for future generations. This history is an asset that can convey the culture and values that unite our citizens and serve as a catalyst for community and economic development; howev...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Council Considers Neighborhood Preservation Ordinance

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At this Monday’s Greenville City Council meeting, council members will consider a temporary moratorium on multifamily and non-residential construction. The six-month moratorium would only impact properties directly adjacent to single family homes.

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Election Filing Deadlines

2021 Municipal Offices of City Council and the Greenville Water Commissioners of Public Works 

Statements of Intention of Candidacy with political parties for the 2021 Municipal Offices of City Council and the Greenville Water Commissioners of Pub...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Fluor Corporation Helps Fund Lila Mae Brock Plaza at Unity Park

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Fluor Corporation announced a gift of $10,000 to the City of Greenville to help fund the Lila Mae Brock Plaza in honor of a beloved leader of the Southernside neighborhood who dedicated her life to feeding the hungry and helping the underserved in our com...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Wings of the City Exhibition Arrives in April

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The Arts in Public Places Commission approved plans for Greenville to join a select group of cities from around the globe that have hosted Wings of the City, a collection of nine monumental bronze sculptures by world-renowned...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Greenlink Announces 2021 Citizens Transit Academy Class

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On Tuesday, January 5, Greenlink welcomed 20 participants to its third annual Citizens Transit Academy, a free, six-week program designed to offer Greenville County residents a unique opportunity to learn about public transportation and the opportunities ...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Greenlink Providing Later Service Hours and New Weekly Pass

Greenlink has implemented the next phase of its plan to extend the service hours for its fixed routes, with all 12 routes now operating from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For now, Saturday service hours will continue to be 8:30 a.m. to 6:...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

City Employing License Plate Reader Technology

The City of Greenville has conducted a year-long pilot program to determine how Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) technology can be used to enhance crime solvability. The City leased the technology from Flock Safety, an Atlanta-based startup, which in...

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Posted on: November 24, 2020

Greenlink Public Hearing for New Pass and Bus Fare Payment Changes Effective January 1

The Greenville Transit Authority will accept public feedback on a new multi-day pass at the Committee of the Whole Virtual Meeting scheduled for Friday, December 11 at 9:30 a.m. Greenlink is considering offering one of the following new passes: a 7-day pa...

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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Driving and Shopping Safely This Holiday Season

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With the holidays quickly approaching, the City of Greenville is taking preventive measures to help manage traffic on busy commercial corridors and create a safe environment for pedestrians.

Beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend, the Greenvil...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Greenville Zoo Earns Accreditation for 26th Year

The Greenville Zoo is pleased to announce “good standing” and continued accreditation by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). The zoo received the positive news at hearing earlier today. Zoo and City staff have worked diligently to correct areas...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Greenville Zoo Announces Giraffe Pregnancy

Autumn with her calf, Kellan.

The Greenville Zoo announced today that Autumn, the zoo’s 14-year-old female Masai giraffe, is pregnant. The staff confirmed the pregnancy through hormone analysis after reviewing the zookeepers’ daily logs and are expecting the birth to occur in late Nov...

Pregnancy Details

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Posted on: November 13, 2020

United Community Bank Ice on Main Celebrates 10th Anniversary with 2020-21 Season

The start of the holiday season kicked off today in downtown Greenville with United Community Bank Ice on Main. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the City’s open-air ice rink and skaters can enjoy extended hours of operation through Januar...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

TD Saturday Market Extends 2020 Season

Event organizers announced today that the TD Essential Market presented by Prisma Health will extend its regular season through November 21 and feature three Holiday Edition markets on November 28, December 5 and December 12. The market, which opened on J...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Bank of America Fall For Greenville Anounces Virtual Lineup

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Bank of America Fall for Greenville presented by Pepsi, one of the largest street festivals in the Southeast, today announced plans for a Virtual Experience of its annual event. The festival will celebrate its 39th year October ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Greenville Zoo Introduces New Administrator

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The Greenville Zoo has a new Administrator.

William “Bill” Cooper comes to Greenville from the Indianapolis Zoo where he served as Vice President of Infrastructure and Construction. Cooper was responsible for oversight and management of...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Public Feedback Sought on Police Policies and Perceptions

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The City’s ad hoc Citizen Advisory Committee on Public Safety, which was established in June to review and make recommendations regarding certain police policies, minority hiring practices and the Public Safety Citizen Review Board’s (...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

City Awards CARES Act Funds to Community Partners

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Earlier this summer, the City of Greenville received over a half-million dollars through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, including $463,903 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and $88,145 in Housing Opportunit...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

City to Hold Fall Recycling Event August 22

The City of Greenville will hold its fall Shredding & E-Waste Recycling Event this Saturday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Public Works campus, located at 475 Fairforest Way. At this free event, citizens can dispose of unwanted electronics a...

E-Cycling Event Details

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

City to Host Virtual Meeting on Proposed Changes to Tree Protection Ordinance

The City of Greenville will host a virtual public meeting this Wednesday, July 22 at 6 p.m. to present proposed changes to the City’s tree preservation and protection ordinance. At the meeting, City staff will provide an overview of the current ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2020

Greenlink Adding Six New Electric Buses to Fleet

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently awarded $130 million in grants to 41 recipients, including Greenlink, through its Low- or No-Emission (Low-No) Grant program. The Low-No grant program funds the deployment of transit buses and infrastructu...

Grant Details

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Greenville City Fire Department Urges Residents to Celebrate Safely

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The Greenville City Fire Department (GCFD) is urging residents to stay safe when celebrating over the July 4th holiday weekend. According to Fire Marshal Tristan Johnson, fire officials strongly discourage the consumer use of fireworks and encourage resid...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Greenville Establishes Citizens Advisory Panel on Public Safety

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Panel to Improve Communication, Review Police Policy, Recommend Improved Minority Hiring Practices

Greenville City Council unanimously passed a resolution to establish a Citizens Advisory Panel on Public Safety at its formal meeting tonight. The nine-membe...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

Council Passes Emergency Ordinance Requiring Facial Covering Inside Select Businesses

Greenville City Council passed an emergency ordinance Monday night requiring customers to wear masks while inside grocery stores and pharmacies. The ordinance which takes effect Tuesday, June 23 at noon, also requires that employees wear...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

Message from Mayor Knox White

Mayor Knox White speaking at a rally in the Peace Center plaza

I believe words have power, but it takes action to create meaningful change. Less than two weeks ago I stood on the steps of the Peace Center plaza and mourned the loss of George Floyd with a group of young activists. I asked the black men in the crowd to...

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Posted on: August 2, 2019

City Now Offering “Night Owl” Parking

The City of Greenville is introducing a new monthly parking rate designed to provide an affordable, convenient parking option for hospitality workers and others who work outside of regular business hours, as well as those who visit downtown in the evening...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Cleveland Street Sidewalk Project Set to Begin July 15

The City of Greenville will begin a new sidewalk construction project along the north side of Cleveland Street, between McDaniel Avenue and Southland Avenue, the week of July 15. Weather permitting, the project is expected to take three to four months to ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

Public Meeting and Questionnaire for Downtown Transportation Master Plan

The City of Greenville has experienced significant growth over the past few decades and is continuing to see an influx of downtown residential and commercial development.

Because an efficient transportation system is a critical component of Greenville’s fu...

Transportation Master Plan Details

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

Greenlink Launches New Monthly Pass

Greenlink is offering a new monthly pass through its electronic TouchPass ticketing system, which allows customers to pay their bus fare using a reloadable smart card or smartphone app. Customers can now use their TouchPass smart card or smartphone app to...

Monthly Pass Details

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

GVL2040 Update and Survey

The project team from czb and Ingalls Planning & Design (IPD) held its first meeting with the City’s Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee on June 11. The team’s goals for the first meeting included getting to know the steering com...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Greenville Zoo Welcomes Baby Giraffe

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Autumn, the Greenville Zoo’s female Masai giraffe, went into labor early Sunday evening and gave birth at 10:25 p.m. The calf was up and walking within the first hour and was nursing shortly after midnight.

A team of zookeepers and veterinary sta...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Greenville Zoo Creates Sensory Inclusive Environment for Guests

While a trip to the zoo is a great way to spend time with family and friends, for individuals with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and other sensory challenges, the unexpected noises and crowds can trigger anxiety and related reactions. As a result, the...

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