Unity Park is getting closer to construction. The city is getting more affordable housing. Parking and public transportation is still generating headlines. In the city of Greenville, growth and the issues surrounding it dominated the top news stories of 2018.
New Verdae fire station helps Greenville Fire Department earn highest ISO rating
Construction of the new Verdae fire station, a new community risk reduction coordinator, and a new engine company with additional firefighters helped the Greenville Fire Department earn a Public Protection Class 1 designation.
The Internet of Things is coming to Greenville — just not yet
The city of Greenville has reached an agreement with 20 other cities regarding the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a new buzz term that refers to the idea of equipping everyday objects with sensors and Wi-Fi connectivity so they can collect, send and receive data, thus “talking” to each other and to people. The objects that can be interconnected this way go far beyond computers and cell phones to include vehicles, buildings, factory machinery, jet engines, virtually anything.