Housing Trust Fund to target workforce housing shortage

Greenville’s Housing Trust Fund should focus on projects serving households with incomes between $15,000 and $55,000, a consultant told members of the Greenville City Council.

Sheriff Will Lewis denies sexual assault allegations, admits to ‘consensual encounter’

Lewis said the encounter was “a moral failure that he has to take up with his family.” 

Let us help you decide who to vote for City Council

Two Greenville City Council seats are up for grabs on Nov. 7. The Greenville Journal talked to the candidates — Lillian Brock Flemming, Matt Cotner, Russell Stall and John DeWorken — about the most pressing issues in Greenville.

Greenville County Council member arrested on assault charge

A Greenville County Councilman has been charged in connection with an Oct. 4 incident at an Upstate restaurant and bar.

Protestors schedule anti-Trump rally on day of presidential visit

Participating organizations include the Democratic Party, Planned Parenthood, Young Democrats, and Black Lives Matter.

GPD Chief Ken Miller on crowd safety at Fall for Greenville

“People have to remember that events go on daily across the country and occur without incident. But when they do happen, we learn from them.”

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Report: Health gap widens between Greenville and rest of the U.S.

People who live in rural Appalachia, which includes six South Carolina counties, generally suffer from poorer health than other Americans.

GHS awards $12.4M in grants to make our community healthier

Nine organizations will receive funding to address health issues across Greenville County.

GHS to open new maternity unit at Patewood Memorial

The 26,000-square-foot space will feature 10 labor/delivery rooms with tubs for water therapy, 30 postpartum rooms, a recovery room, and more.

Clemson prof gets $6M for research to lower price of drugs used to treat breast cancer, MS

Professor Sarah Harcum will study better ways of engineering Chinese hamster ovary cells, which the drug industry uses to produce biopharmaceuticals.

Clemson University researchers work to improve lasers for military use

Engineering professors John Ballato and Lin Zhu have received $3.2 million from the Department of Defense to refine lasers for possible military use.

Your annual reminder to get your vision checked

May is Healthy Vision Month.

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Camperdown Academy to get room to read at new location

When construction of a new Camperdown Academy is complete next summer, the school serving dyslexic children will have something new – room.

Skyland Elementary wins National Blue Ribbon School Award

Skyland Elementary School received the highest honor awarded by the U.S. Department of Education — a National Blue Ribbon School award.

Most Greenville high schools exceed national average on SAT

The test results are in and they may surprise South Carolina residents: the state’s Class of 2017 outscored — yes, outscored — the national average on the SAT college-entrance exam and the Advanced Placement exam.

Best and worst states for teachers – where does SC rank?

Teachers may not like where South Carolina ranks on WalletHub’s 2017 Best and Worst States for Teachers.

Furman among Princeton Review’s Top 50 Green Colleges

Color Furman University green.

Furman announces speakers for Tocqueville lecture series

The series, which is free and open to the public, explores morality and politics.

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How the Reedy’s water quality is hindering recreation outside the city

While the Reedy River has become a hub for recreation in downtown Greenville, some residents believe it needs more access points outside the city.

How one group plans to improve water quality in the Saluda Watershed

Save Our Saluda has partnered with Greenville County and other stakeholders to reduce sediment runoff in a watershed used by thousands of residents.

Mayor Knox White endorses Paris Climate Agreement

White has joined the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, a coalition committed to carrying out the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Wade Hampton High School launches composting program to combat food waste

Students are on a mission to help the planet by transforming food waste into soil.

Furman University completes $1.7M solar farm

Furman University is one step closer to reducing its carbon footprint.

State plans expansion of Greenville’s Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

The expansion will provide a corridor of protected properties from the North Carolina state line to Oak Grove Road in northern Greenville County.

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QuikTrip drops Nicholtown store plan, starts construction on Academy Street location

While QuikTrip has dropped its plan to build a convenience store in the Nicholtown community on Laurens Road, construction has started on a new store on another one of the gateways to downtown.

Boiling Springs apartment community sold for $19M

Connecticut-based Hamilton Point Investments purchased the multifamily complex on Asheville Highway from Greenville-based Graycliff Capital Partners on Jan. 12.

Outside developers vie to shape downtown Greenville in league with the county

At least six outside developers — some of whom do business across the country — have expressed an interest in the prominent county-owned property, nearly 38 acres of high ground next to Falls Park.

City planners approve revised plans for Stone Avenue townhomes

Southern Investment & Development proposes 18 townhomes on West Stone Avenue, one block west of Main Street. Revised plans include central courtyard, ‘pedestrian-friendly’ feel, according to city officials.

New Harris Teeter at Lewis Plaza delayed

Harris Teeter said in December 2014 it was re-entering the Upstate market with a new Lewis Plaza store. At site recently, however, no construction crews were working and just one wall had been erected.

Harris Teeter at Lewis Plaza still planned despite limited construction activity, company says

Harris Teeter said in December 2014 it was re-entering the Upstate market with a new Lewis Plaza store. At site recently, however, no construction crews were working and just one wall had been erected.

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Want to rent your house? Well, you’re going to have to pay up

Few laws continue to ruffle feathers a decade after they took effect, but that’s the case with South Carolina’s Act 388.

Uber drivers in Greenville can start accepting tips soon

Riders are not required to tip drivers, and unlike normal fares, Uber will not take a cut of the tips.

This Week in UBJ: A Quiet Man’s Resounding Influence

Tee Hooper’s low-key leadership, BMW in the Upstate turns 25, more fun and games on Main Street, and more.

This Week in UBJ: All Flip, No Flop

An entrepreneurial trip from barbecue to flip-flops, a “merger of equals” to form the state’s largest health care system, a $16 million founding win for a Main Street company, and two new downtown hotels.

This Week in UBJ: The Duke’s Century

One hundred years ago, one woman made a huge impression on scores of WWI soldiers. And unlike Wonder Woman, Greenville’s Eugenia Duke knew a great mayonnaise recipe.

This Week in UBJ: World, meet the Upstate. Upstate, meet the world.

Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome — it’s the Upstate Business Journal’s special focus on international issues.

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