Their day in court

It was dark outside and foggy. John Brannon, a financial adviser, andhis retired schoolteacher wife, Catherine, had gotten up three hoursearlier than normal. They had a bus to catch this Wednesday morning. They called it the Freedom Bus, and itwas to take roughly 50 people on the two-hour drive to the SouthCarolina Supreme Court in […]

It’s a sticky situation

His name is Jerome Thompson. You can call him the GTA Gum Buster. His job is to clean up chewing gum where it hides. Whether it is stuck between bus seats or spit onto bus floors, Juicy Fruit, Big Red, Dentyne and Bubblicious are his nemeses – a hindrance for public transit systems nationwide. The […]

Student housing brings cops to Greenville Tech

Since Greenville Tech opened itsstudent housing in September, six students have been kicked out because of criminal violations ranging from drug and alcohol violations to assault. And police have been called to the student apartment complex to investigate 29 incidents, including 18during the first six weeks of 2007. Because the addition of student housingnow puts […]

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 […]

Where it hurts the most

In many of the small, stark cells where the women of Leath Correctional Institution sleep, three neatly kept bunks squeeze into space barely large enough for two. The maximum security penitentiary built on the outskirts of Greenwood to accommodate 656 of the state’s toughest female offenders houses at leeast 700 every day. Warden Catherine Kendall […]