N. Main area residents shocked by new bail bonds biz on Stone

When East Park Historic Association President Vanessa Peterson saw a banner advertising a bail bonds office on East Stone Avenue, she was shocked.
Aladdin Bail Bonds, which claims to be the largest bail bond company in the United States with more than 50 locations in several western states, plans to open an office at 205 East Stone Ave. The area is zoned C-2, a local commercial district that allows bail bonds offices by right, something that came as a surprise to residents.

Tim Scott, Cory Booker’s plan to create more jobs for young Americans

U.S. Sens. Tim Scott and Cory Booker have reintroduced a bill designed to create jobs for younger Americans, especially minorities struggling to find work.

Graham: Free press and judiciary are ‘worth fighting and dying for’

In an interview with CBS News, Sen. Lindsey Graham had some thoughts on President Trump’s recent criticism of the American media and judiciary.

City unveils new downtown development guidelines

Greenville’s current downtown design guidelines were written in 2000, before development exploded beyond its traditional Main Street core into the West End and West Greenville, which have their own building character. That explosion has produced conflict between growth and preserving downtown’s historic character. This week, the city will unveil its new design guidelines. The proposed guidelines, […]

Proposed pension fix, business license fee revisions could cost Greenville millions

A proposed fix to the state’s pension system and a new business license bill under consideration by the South Carolina legislature could cost Greenville millions of dollars and could force significant job and service cuts, a tax increase or a significant business license fee increase, or a combination of the three.

Mark Sanford says Trump has ‘fanned the flames of intolerance’

The former governor has a lot to say about the new commander-in-chief.

Plan for protected bike-lanes on Church St. bridge gets a boost

Work on the Church Street bridge that was expected to start in April has been delayed, giving the City of Greenville more time to push for the state to install a protected bicycle and pedestrian lane instead of little-used sidewalks.

Council candidate Brasington led fight to stop downtown Walmart

Greenville City Council District 4 candidate Wil Brasington said he would bring a fresh prospective without sacrificing experience on the most pressing issues facing the city.

Sudduth: City must strike a balance between downtown, neighborhood needs

Investment in downtown has fueled Greenville’s growth, but Councilman David Sudduth said the city must balance that with the needs of its neighborhoods to maintain the city’s quality of life. Sudduth officially announced he would seek re-election to the District 4 seat he’s held since 2005. District 4 encompasses the southeastern part of the city that includes Augusta Road, Parkins Mill, the TD Convention Center, the downtown airport and the Clemson University- International Center for Automotive Research.

Trey Gowdy says Trump’s immigration order could use some clarity

Trump’s executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries could have been better written, according to U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy.

Greenville Chamber, Upstate Chamber Coalition voice support for bill to help fund South Carolina road repairs

The Greenville Chamber and Upstate Chamber Coalition have submitted letters of support for several pieces of legislation, including a roads bill that would increase the gas tax by 10 cents.

Lindsey Graham wants to know if Flynn was ‘compromised’ by Russia

Lindsey Graham is calling for an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned late Monday after discussing U.S. sanctions with a Russian ambassador.

Mark Sanford: My plan to replace Obamacare

This plan lets children stay on their parent’s plan until the age of 26. We allow for pre-existing conditions, because some of us will be more fortunate than others here.

Greenville’s new west side City Park takes a step forward

Greenville City Council members on Monday signaled their intent to issue revenue bonds that will be repaid with hospitality tax revenue to pay for City Park.

City Council may ask SCDOT to add protected bike lanes to Church St. bridge

The Greenville City Council is expected to pass a resolution Monday night urging the state Department of Transportation to install a protected bicycle and pedestrian lane when it rehabilitates the Church Street bridge this spring.