City Council

Embattled Greenville City Manager Jim Bourey won support from four Greenville business leaders today during a meeting of Greenville City Council. Bourey said last week he and the council had agreed he would resign. No council member would say what caused the split with the city manager, who has been in the job for six […]

Sewer spill

The South Carolina Department of Environmental Control is addressing a sewer overflow issue in the Gilder Creek neighborhood in Mauldin. DHEC said in a release water in the creek shoudl be avoided after sewage spilled into the waterway. Signs warning of the spill are now posted, according to the release.

District 7 responds

In his first public response to the controversy over a $200,000 deal for the Vikings to play golf at the Country Club of Spartanburg, Superintendent Thomas White said he made a mistake in gauging public sentiment. “I regret taking the board and members of The Country Club of Spartanburg down this path,” White said in […]

English only

The English language doesn’t have too much competition in Pickens County. In this county of 116,000 people – where three-quarters of the population lives in towns of no more than more than 3,500 people – language diversity is generally limited to the menus of the occasional Mexican restaurant in the county’s larger towns of Easley, […]

City issues fewer parking tickets

Paul Walker calls parking in downtownan art form. There’s looking for the person justabout to pull out. There’s knowing where there is convenientoff-street parking that no one ever uses. There are the areas thatparking czars never enforce. “It’s almost like a dance,” hesaid. The reason for Walker’s parkingballet is he doesn’t want to get a […]

City issues fewer parking tickets

Paul Walker calls parking in downtownan art form. There’s looking for the person justabout to pull out. There’s knowing where there is convenientoff-street parking that no one ever uses. There are the areas thatparking czars never enforce. “It’s almost like a dance,” hesaid. The reason for Walker’s parkingballet is he doesn’t want to get a […]

Blame it on the boot

Even with the blissful afternoon sunlight gleaming through the large windows fronting Main Street and the heady aroma of fresh-brewed coffee filling Postcards from Paris, the owners of the West End antique store knew they had a problem. In an hour or so the sun would be down and they would lock the doors for […]