GPD welcomes bomb detection dog to force

Leo, a black Belgian Malinois, is a dual purpose K-9 trained for regular patrol as well as detecting explosives.

NCAA Confederate flag controversy update: GVL parking garage flag/banner ban one vote away

Greenville is one vote away from banning flags, banners or signs from city parking garages.

Greenville moves to ban Confederate flags, banners from parking garages

The next time Greenville hosts the NCAA basketball tournament, there won’t be a giant Confederate flag flying from the top deck of the city’s Church Street parking garage — or any other kind of flag, banner or sign.

City selects four artists as finalists in bid to replace Shoeless Joe statue in West End

Four finalists have been chosen by the city of Greenville for a piece of public art it is commissioning to replace the Shoeless Joe Jackson statue in the West End Plaza.

Gowdy takes himself out of running for FBI director position

The Republican congressman told Attorney General Jeff Sessions he would “not be the right person” to replace former director James Comey.

Graham: U.S. must “punish Russia” for election interference

“Russia didn’t change the outcome of the election but they sure as hell tried.”

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Your annual reminder to get your vision checked

May is Healthy Vision Month.

An eight-minute simulation lets caregivers experience dementia

Virtual Dementia Tour simulates the challenges a dementia patient experiences in doing everyday things.

Partners in Agriculture plans new facility, continues fight against hunger in Haiti

For 18 years, Greenville’s Gillaine and Charles Warne have grown food and taught sustainable agriculture practices in Haiti to eliminate malnutrition.

Furman University receives about $500K for science equipment

Furman University has been awarded a four-year, $497,183 grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation to purchase microscopes and more.

Eating disorders cut across generations and gender

In popular perception, eating disorders most commonly affect female adolescents and young women, but the mental illness’ victims are far more wide-ranging.

GHS’ MedTrans, doctor honored by EMS association

In rural Greenville and Upstate areas where a car crash victim might bleed out before reaching the nearest trauma center, there are rescuers on wings, swooping in to save lives. Pilots, paramedics, and nurses rescue hundreds of people each year with the Greenville Health System’s MedTrans helicopter and AirMed Regional fixed-wing medical plane EMS programs. The […]

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Greenville Schools plans tech and innovation center for students

“We don’t need a replicate of CMI. What we need is a facility that is similar to CMI in other areas of innovation.”

St. Anthony of Padua school installs solar power system

Solar panels installed at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School will provide the school with clean power and educate students in renewable energy.

Furman University names first chief diversity officer

“This is a seminal moment in the university’s history.”

SC cities among those with worst student debt

The bad news for Greenville and Spartanburg residents: you live in one of the most overleveraged cities in the United States when it comes to student loan debts. The good news is that it’s better than most South Carolina cities.

Speakers: Reading at a young age vital in overcoming the achievement gap

One of the keys to successful people is they like to read, and they read things beyond what they need to read to make a living.

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Clemson studies best seasons for controlled burns in Appalachians

Prescribed burning is a practice that involves removing understory brush that can go up in flames during a drought.

Upstate’s air quality improves, report says

Upstate residents can breathe a little easier.

Upstate Forever ends fight against natural gas pipeline

Upstate Forever won’t challenge the state’s approval of a 55-mile natural gas pipeline that will run through hundreds of properties in Spartanburg County to the Lowcountry.

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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This Week in UBJ: The Trumpcare Conundrum

The AHCA, Greenville’s new music venue, Will Rothschild’s exit from Spartanburg City Hall, and first looks at two downtown restaurants.

This Week in UBJ: Erwin Penland’s Change of Scenery

EP+CO, Israeli startups, James Fallows, and your dog’s next vacation spot — all covered in this week’s Upstate Business Journal.

This Week in UBJ: The Hub City at the Crossroads

Commercial real estate in downtown Spartanburg, United Community Bank, Monaghan redevelopment — plus, stop wasting everybody’s time in meetings. All in this week’s Upstate Business Journal.

Alternative to Woodruff Road moves forward

The two-lane connector would give motorists new ways of getting to popular destinations along Woodruff Road without having to drive on the notoriously congested retail corridor itself.

Federal regulators levy fines against CertusBank founders, former execs

Former execs fined more than $55,000 without admitting wrongdoing. Feds cite excessive spending and “reckless unsafe or unsound practices.”

Advance America announces partnership with NASCAR’s Danica Patrick

NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series racer Danica Patrick will display Spartanburg-based short-term lender’s logo on her helmet during the 2017 season and will be a prominent fixture in the company’s marketing efforts.

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