It’s that time of year…

Clemson and South Carolina fans have set high expectations for their teams once again. Dabo Swinney led Clemson to the ACC Championship game in his first full season as head coach, and moving forward, the bar will be set high for his Tigers. However, is that a realistic expectation for this season when you consider […]

Hockey’s here, it’s official

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE No word yet on the team’s name, colors, mascot or coach. But it’s official. Professional hockey is back in Greenville, and deposits of $100 are being taken for season tickets. The two owners of Greenville’s new East Coast Hockey team, Neil Smith and Steve Posner, this week signed a 10-year lease on the […]

NCAA appearances a boost for Wofford

A lost possession in the closing seconds might have robbed Wofford College men of their biggest basketball win in program history. But the 49-53 loss to the University of Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Jacksonville, Fla., was exciting enough to merit television time on the tournament’s busiest day […]

Cliffs’ Anthony reaches out to shareholders

Developer Jim Anthony opened the books on The Cliffs to stakeholders nearly two years ago to become more transparent and to ease fears about the financial stability of his multi-billion dollar empire. “The real estate market was starting to go and we were forced into a series of dues increases for our club members,” Anthony […]

Time to dust off the Zamboni

After a four-year absence, professional ice hockey will be back in the Upstate for the 2010 season under a five-year deal. The Greenville Arena District Board voted 7-0 Monday night to enter a memorandum of understanding to bring the famed Johnstown Chiefs, which are located close to 600 miles away in Pennsylvania, to the Bi-Lo […]

Ride this way, city suggests

Greenville is discovering the economic value in promoting things like bicycling and alternative means of transportation far outweigh the costs. The city’s growing “green” reputation for things like bike lanes and its sterling downtown have been key selling points in luring companies like energy-efficient bus maker Proterra, said Greenville city Councilwoman Amy Ryberg Doyle. That’s […]

Greenville County has a new park in its future

Major work could start soon on Cedar Falls Park that will hopefully give residents of Southern Greenville County their own version of Cleveland Park by sometime in 2011 or 2012. The 95-acre park was purchased with $1.6 million of Greenville’s $2.7 million share in mitigation funds left over from the state settlement in Colonial Pipeline […]

NAACP boycott still at work here

It’s been 1o years since the NAACP called for economic sanctions against the state because the Confederate flag flew above the South Carolina Statehouse. And for a decade, folks on both sides of the issue have been blaming each other for any damage the debate between heritage and hate has caused the economy and South […]

Putt it right here

” • Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, Sunday – 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – midnight Closed Mondays • Round of golf: $5 • Slice of pizza: $2.50 • Information: 232-5015 Michael Bryan hopes to lead the next movement in Greenville’s downtown renaissance – entertainment. He has opened Falls Park Golf […]

Land snag

The Greenville County Recreation District received a check for $1.7 million to build passive park at Cedar Falls, part of a total payout of $2.7 million to the county as part of a mitigation package for a 1996 oil spill on the Reedy River. “This is one of the crown jewels of the Reedy River,” […]

Jim Rice makes it into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Next year finally came for Anderson’s Jim Rice After 15 years of waiting to get elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, the former Boston Red Sox slugger finally got the call shortly before 2 p.m. today. He, along with all-time base stealing champ Ricky Henderson, will be inducted in July. Rice has been one […]

Bridges are on shaky ground

Dormant kudzu vines and illegally dumped trash spills onto Dairy Ridge Road on the approach to the bridge over Kelsey Creek. County officials closed the bridge more than three years ago because steel girders beneath it had rusted and made it unsafe for vehicular traffic. Work crews quickly installed “Road Closed” signs a half-mile from […]

The financial side of football

With a No. 1 national ranking, a49-game home winning streak and an 87-4 record since the 2002 season,Byrnes High School is the undisputed big dog on South Carolinafootball fields. But its biggest bite might come in thefinancial ledger. The Rebel Touchdown Club has raisedmore than $1 million in the past six years. More than $200,000 […]

Caught in a jam

After decades as a four-team jamboree,Mauldin High is making the jump to hosting eight teams for itsfootball classic in the third week of August. The reason is partly due to interestfrom other schools in the traditionally big pay-outs from thatjamboree, and partly just a desire to grow, said Steve Frady,Mauldin’s athletic director. “We really wanted […]