Gov. Haley: ‘This election is not rigged, and it’s irresponsible to say that it is’

Shortly after last week’s third and final presidential debate came to an end, the Upstate’s own Lindsey Graham weighed in on Donald Trump’s claims that the 2016 election is “rigged” to ensure a victory by Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.


The mayor eyes new source of funding to improve public projects

For an example of how a city can use Tax Increment Financing districts to encourage revitalization in certain areas, look no further than Greenville.

The Greenville County Sheriff ’s Offce will use a $135,000 grant from the South Carolina Public Safety Coordinating Council to purchase 125 body cameras. // Photo by Greenville County Sheriff’s Office

Greenville County deputies will have body cameras before January

Last week, Greenville County Council unanimously agreed that a $135,000 grant from the South Carolina Public Safety Coordinating Council would be used to purchase 125 body cameras for the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Body cameras are intended to provide transparency and accountability in interactions between police o cers and civilians, but they also present potential privacy concerns. // Photo by Taser International

Transparency and privacy concerns arise as law enforcement agencies adopt body cameras

In the wake of high-profile police killings and misconduct incidents across the country, state and local law enforcement agencies are rapidly adopting body-worn cameras for their officers and deputies.

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GPD: So-called clown purge not a ‘credible threat’

Once again, the Greenville Police Department has been pulled into the creepy clown mess. This time, the GPD had to respond to a silly social media nugget stating that an army of clowns were going to “purge” Greenville’s streets on Halloween


Clemson’s ICAR hires self-driving car researcher

Venkat Krovi, a mechanical engineer and robotics expert, was at the University of Buffalo before joining Clemson’s automotive engineering department. One puzzle he’s trying to help solve is how computer-driven, or autonomous, vehicles can intermingle with vehicles driven by humans.

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Proposed sign ordinance creates burdensome new regulations

A proposed ordinance makes your grand opening a “special event,” and you’d better not cover up more than 20 percent of your windows with signs that are less than 12 inches from the window.

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Academic enrichment and boxing collide for local kids at the Center for Educational Equity

The center aims to help keep these kids on the right track by providing a structured, disciplined environment that will increase their opportunities for success, both now and in the future.


Council gets idea of how City Park could be built

But question remains about how Greenville will pay for it all


Relief from the heat

Relief from the unseasonably warm temperatures of recent weeks is on its way — United Community Bank Ice on Main is on its way. Greenville’s new holiday tradition is back on Nov. 18 and will be open through Jan. 16.

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Three tales of Greenville ghosts

It’s Halloween time again, and that means people get interested in ghosts and haints. And that means people start watching the slasher films from the 1980s they stuffed away in a box of DVDs or they scan Netflix for something that will make the hairs on the back of their necks get tingly or they […]


Vanna generates ‘hybrid sound’ out of post-hardcore roots

On their new album, “All Hell,” the Boston post-hardcore band Vanna makes melding sheer heaviness, complex song structures and anthemic choruses seem easy.


WSJ names Greenville one of 10 buzziest places to visit

The Wall Street Journal recommends that curious travelers looking for “unpredictable travel destinations, all on the brink of change” make their way to Greenville.


Pick your poison

The perfect beer and wine pairings for your stash of sweets The halloweekend is upon us. And to celebrate, I consulted two in-house Community Tap experts – Chad Musick, wine aficionado, and this year’s Battle of the Beer’s winner, Chris Phillips – to find the perfect pairings to accentuate your mini-sized confectionery. Whether you’re attending […]


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Life Lessons from a Dog Trainer with Connie Cleveland


Soundbites: Upcoming Concerts


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Reset, Reimagine, Recycle

Fall in the garden is the time to look ahead to spring


Fall in the garden is the time to look ahead to spring

End-of-season gardening is probably my second-favorite gardening season because it can be a period to reset, reimagine and, most importantly, recycle.

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From Champagne to Cabernet, your top bottles deserve a great glass


Chrysanthemums – The Colors of Fall

Seeing chrysanthemums at your local garden centers is a sure sign that fall is around the corner.


Room to Show

Carolina girl and international design maven Kelly Wearstler has introduced a North Carolina–based home furnishings line, inspired by Earth and all its elements

The entrance to Nicholtown Community Garden // Photo by Kathy Slater

A rich spirit is in the soil at Nicholtown Community Garden

The Nicholtown Community Garden began in 2010 with a grant the city received from Pepsi, along with help from St. Phillips Episcopal Church and the Nicholtown Neighborhood Association (NNA), dedicated to encouraging the residents to help themselves by growing food to feed their families.

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