New Veterans Memorial in City Park gets thumbs up from City Council

Greenville City Council has endorsed the idea of having a veteran’s memorial in the city’s planned signature park now referred to as City Park.

New artwork coming to Main Street’s recycling bins

Last weekend, 87 artists participated in the Metropolitan Art Council’s “Flat Out Under Pressure,” a 24-hour two-dimensional art competition whose winners have their work reproduced on recycling bins.

University of South Carolina tuition going up; school officials call for more state support of higher ed

Students at the University of South Carolina in Columbia will pay 3.46 percent more in tuition next school year, and school officials blamed the increase on the state not contributing enough money for higher education.

Rally for Trains event to be held at Greenville Amtrak

The National Association of Rail Passengers has scheduled a Rally for Trains event from 10 a.m. to noon at the Greenville Amtrak Station at 1120 Washington St. to protest the White House’s proposed budget that cuts funding for long-distance passenger rail travel.

Clemson College Football National Championship license plates now available

You’ve already got a 2016 College Football National Championship T-shirt and the commemorative Coke cans.

Appeals Court vacates two of Jonathan Pinson’s convictions

The Court of Appeals said there was insufficient evidence to convict Greenville businessman and former South Carolina State University board chairman Jonathan Pinson of racketeering and government program theft during his public corruption trial.

‘Lion King’ cast member balances fatherhood and life on the road

Nick Cordileone has spent nearly six years on the road playing Timon in the national tour of Disney’s “The Lion King.” But Father’s Day isn’t acknowledged by a just a phone call or through a mailed gift because his 15-year-old daughter, Hero, has spent the last five years traveling with him full-time.

Governor’s School sets record for scholarship offers

The Washington Post named the Governor’s School one of this year’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools.”

Furman to host a fest in honor of the Aug. 21 eclipse

The city will be engulfed in near darkness for 2 minutes and 8 seconds beginning at approximately 2:38 p.m.

Furman is the latest university to address its connection to slave owners, white supremacists

Furman is one of a number of schools who’ve been compelled to address the now-odious beliefs of its founders and leaders.

New parking garage coming to the West End

The county’s paying for it, and the city will own it.

Wil Brasington defeats incumbent David Sudduth

Barring a successful petition candidate, Brasington will take the District 4 seat since no Democratic candidate filed to run.