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...More
The City of Greenville Poinsettia Christmas Parade will once again usher in the holiday season with an illuminating parade that will line the streets of downtown Greenville. The parade, a longstanding City tradition, features over 75 musical marching unit...More
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
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
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...
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
“In conjunction w...More
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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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(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Asheville Citizen- Times, December 24, 2015Outdoor ice skating at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort in Avery County, North Carolina, and in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.
U.S. DOT, Federal Highway Administration, Public Roads, May/June, 2011Writers 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.
National Public Radio, July 29, 2011NPR'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."
Food Arts Magazine, October 2013Passerelle Bistro, located in Falls Park, received kudos from Food Arts magazine for its casual continental cuisine.
INC News Now, May 1, 2014In a special report, "On River's Edge," the Indiana News Channel ventured to Greenville South Carolina, a community that took a risk with its river and won.
FOX News, June 3, 2014Located just above the Liberty Bridge in Falls Park, Passerelle Bistro was in the top 100 of OpenTable users nationwide.
Trip Advisor, June 2014Falls 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.
Greenlink will again offer a free park and ride service to transport attendees from County Square to the Greenville Zoo and back, with three buses running continuously between the two locations from one hour before the event until 9 p.m. Attendees are str...Read on...
Saturday, October 29, 201610:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.Storytime on the Steps with a Bus DriverM. Judson Booksellers & Storytellers (130 S. Main Street, Greenville SC 29601)
M. Judson’s weekly children's event, Storytime on the Steps!, will feature a ...Read on...
Friday, October 28, 2016FARE FREE FRIDAY Sponsored by MetroPCS
Don’t miss this chance to ride any of Greenlink’s 11 fixed routes for free for an entire day! Routes 1-14 run from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Route 16 runs from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. This o...Read on...
Mayor Knox White has proclaimed October 2016 as “Try Transit Month” in the city of Greenville and Greenlink has a full schedule of events to help you celebrate! Events include children’s story time with Greenlink bus drivers, a presentation by a nationall...Read on...
A serene, sylvan setting and a radical approach to city planning have made Greenville, South Carolina, a surprising new hot spot.
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.
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
Writer James Fallows of The Atlantic outlines the eleven signs a city will succeed, and uses Greenville as an example of that success.
Greenville encompasses big-city amenities without attracting the same unpleasantries that come with a more populated, urban city.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Forbes.com - March 13, 2012Forbes magazine has named the Greenville-Mauldin-Easley area Number 1 in a list of best cities for jobs this spring.
"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...
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...
Travel and Leisure - May 2012Travel 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.
The Huntsville Times - May 15, 2012Huntsville, AL Mayor Tommy Battle returned from a weekend fact-finding trip to Greenville, South Carolina, feeling pretty good about Huntsville's downtown. Find out what he learned from Greenville's growth.
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...
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...
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...
Men's Journal - August 2012Greenville 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.
Food Republic - September 2012Surprise! 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!
New York Times - September 21, 2012Automotive 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.
Southern Living - September 22, 2012Southern 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!
School is in session - please slow down and help keep our kids safe!
GPD Officer Nate Phillips was chosen as a 2016 Heroes Award recipient.
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
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
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
On 7/30/16 at approximately 16:20 two subjects entered theparking 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 subjectthat entered the store kept...More
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
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
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
On 06-29-2016 at approximately 2:05 Officers responded to a Bank Robberyjust 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...
On 06-29-2016 at approximately 2:05 Officers responded to a Bank Robberyjust 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
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
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 918N Main St (Soda Shop) possibly hit by a vehicle. Responding officers and EMS located the subject, lying...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Live 5 News, January 19, 2016Ice on Main in downtown Greenville opened for its final day of the season Monday.
Greenville News, December 22, 2015United 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.
Greenville News, December 5, 2015United 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.
Greenville News, December 2, 2015Ice 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.
Greenville News, November 25, 2015Greenville 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.
WSPA.com, November 24, 2015A favorite holiday tradition is back! Ice on Main in Downtown Greenville opened over the weekend.
Greenville News, November 20, 2015And 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.
WYFF 4, November 9, 2015Work began Monday to install the United Community Bank Ice on Main rink in Downtown Greenville. The chiller that helps keep the ice frozen arrived ...
WSPA 7, November 6, 2015Construction of the holiday season ice rink in downtown Greenville is scheduled to begin Monday.
GreenvilleOnline.com, November 6, 2015The 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.
WMBF News, November 8, 2015Work will begin on Monday to install the outdoor ice skating rink for the upcoming Ice on Main season, city officials said.
GreenvilleOnline.com, October 27, 2015This year's Ice on Main will offer special fifth-anniversary events throughout the season, including discounted admission for special events.
Pepsi Stage at 8:15 pm
Pepsi Stage at 6:45 pm
Pepsi Stage at 5:15 pm
Peace Center Amphitheatre Stage at 6:30 pm