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.”

Greenville Water works to repair aging water system on Mills Avenue

The project, which will last until Dec. 31, is part of the company’s long-term capital reinvestment program to replace aging water infrastructure.

Proposed Greenville city budget includes no property tax increase

Greenville residents won’t pay higher property taxes under a proposed 2017-18 budget but they will pay more for wastewater and stormwater collection, to visit the zoo and attend camps.

As Greenville’s demographics shift, racial makeup of City Council could be impacted

Greenville’s population is changing and that could impact this year’s City Council elections.

Wider sidewalks coming to Augusta

Work on a streetscape project designed to bring the vibrancy of Main Street to Augusta Street will begin in May. The project will widen the sidewalk on the east side of Augusta from Smiley’s Acoustic Cafe and install a mid-block crosswalk, something merchants and city officials said will make the area more pedestrian friendly. Ornamental trees will also be planted on both sides of the street.

Death of Greenville Design Review Board member ruled a homicide

Authorities are investigating the death of Mike Mecklenburg, a member of the City of Greenville’s Design Review Board, who was found shot to death in his vehicle early Friday morning.

Council approves $19.2M for capital improvements

Parks are the big winners in the proposed capital improvement plan for the budget year that starts in July.

Salvation Army rezoning a step closer to approval

The Salvation Army said changing the zoning for the land at the corner of Stall and Stratham streets was needed to provide more living space in its shelter.

ReWa will ask for noise variance for Dig Greenville project

Allowing contractors to work around-the-clock would cut six months off Renewable Water Resources’ largest-ever underground sewer tunnel project, but it will take a variance from the city’s noise ordinance to put that plan in place.