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.

Grand Bohemian Greenville plans could go to DRB next month

Plans for the Grand Bohemian Greenville, a hotel that the Orlando, Fla.-based The Kessler Collection plans to build on the banks of the Reedy River on the property now occupied by the Wyche P.A. law firm, could go before the city’s Design Review Board in May.

Gowdy heads Trump-Russia investigation after Nunes exit

The South Carolina Republican is now leading an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Greenville County Council votes to repeal supermajority rule for tax, fee hikes

It was a stinging defeat for fee opponents, and followed unusually acrimonious debate.

Templeton to run for governor

The state’s former DHEC head will run as a Republican and will face Gov. Henry McMaster in the 2018 GOP primary. Former state Sen. Yancey McGill is also running.