United Way funds 16 new programs

Sixteen new programs are among the 86 chosen to share more than $5.82 million in funding each year for the next three years from United Way of Greenville County, officials with the organization said this week. That decision by the United Way’s volunteer board to unanimously approve the 2010-2013 funding recommendation from its Community Impact […]

City gives $20,000 for bike trail

Greenville City Council breezed through a light agenda Monday night giving final reading approval to the annexation of Lieu’s Restaurant at 1149 Woodruff Rd. and to a public right of way agreement with Burgess Investments for the same property. The annexation clears the way for a festive Chinese New Year celebration on Sunday Feb. 14 […]

How to help Haiti from here

The question is not whether to help, but how. Days after a powerful earthquake ravaged Haiti’s capital city of Port-au-Prince, killing an estimated 45,000 and leaving thousands more trapped under collapsed buildings, rescue efforts are slow. Charles Warne, of Greenville, knows why. “It’s a desperate situation,” said Warne, who visits Haiti often, helping to grow […]

And the money goes to…

See who received A-tax funds   Darin McDonald wants to advertise the BMW Charity Pro-Am in Atlanta this year, but he needs help. He’d like to get some of the $1.2 million the city will give to local agencies to promote tourism. The money comes from the accommodations tax – a 2 percent tax on […]

Let the battle begin

War will be declared on March 1; a war on litter in Greenville County as part of the Great American Cleanup in the hopes that, one day, a blight can be lifted from the land. Tammie Cohrs is chairwoman of the newly formed Keep Greenville County Beautiful, an affiliate of the national group Keep America […]

Smock to step down

Long-time Greenville City Councilwoman Diane Smock is stepping down at the end of her term as an at-large representative to become executive director of the Upstate Community Mediation Center, a non-profit group dedicated to helping solve disputes before they wind up in court. She has already started work with the organization, Smock said. “I’ve really […]

A show of support

Anger. Frustration. Fear. Worry. The reasons they turned out earlySaturday on the grounds of the Pavilion Recreation Complex for theinaugural Run 2 Overcome were as wide-ranging and all-encompassing asthe runners and walkers themselves. Young and old. Big and small. Black andwhite. Strong and weak. They came together, driven by twodistinct purposes: To show a resilient […]