Well I’ll be

South Carolina. Still can’t get any love. In a column this week in US News, Jamie Stiehm proposes just getting rid of us South Carolinians.

Spartanburg signs LGBT proclamation

  Civil rights are not just a racial issue, Spartanburg Mayor Junie White said. That why White signed a proclamation making June 19 Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Day. “Everybody should have the right to be with whatever partner they choose,” White said.  “Everybody should have civil rights.  And I was happy to […]

County finance committee approves trash fee hike

Greenville County Council’s Finance Committee voted to pass a one-mil tax increase request from the Greater Greenville Sanitation Commission on to the full council last week. Thomas Jones, sanitation commission chairman, said 90 percent of the increase will go to pay off the commission’s bonded indebtedness and most of the remainder will be used to […]

Your tax dollars at work

As of March the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department spent more than $60,000 on travel for advanced training and for transporting prisoners from other states to face charges here, a Journal study of the county’s new fiscal accountability Web site shows. Master Deputy John Eldridge said the expenditures for this year are sharply down from years […]

Your tax dollars at work

There is a vast difference in how much Greenville County Council members have spent so far this year from their taxpayer-supported discretionary accounts, a Journal analysis of the data has found. Examining spending records for the past six months for all 12 council members shows Councilman Jim Burns spent $74.86. Councilwoman Xanthene Norris spent $14,045.56. […]

City Council

Embattled Greenville City Manager Jim Bourey won support from four Greenville business leaders today during a meeting of Greenville City Council. Bourey said last week he and the council had agreed he would resign. No council member would say what caused the split with the city manager, who has been in the job for six […]

Sewer spill

The South Carolina Department of Environmental Control is addressing a sewer overflow issue in the Gilder Creek neighborhood in Mauldin. DHEC said in a release water in the creek shoudl be avoided after sewage spilled into the waterway. Signs warning of the spill are now posted, according to the release.

District 7 responds

In his first public response to the controversy over a $200,000 deal for the Vikings to play golf at the Country Club of Spartanburg, Superintendent Thomas White said he made a mistake in gauging public sentiment. “I regret taking the board and members of The Country Club of Spartanburg down this path,” White said in […]

English only

The English language doesn’t have too much competition in Pickens County. In this county of 116,000 people – where three-quarters of the population lives in towns of no more than more than 3,500 people – language diversity is generally limited to the menus of the occasional Mexican restaurant in the county’s larger towns of Easley, […]

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 […]