Sammy Lowry met his hero today, Mayor Knox White. Family and friends refer to Sammy as the Mini Mayor of Greenville as he has an overwhelming desire to give back to the Greenville community. Today Sammy was invited to the Greenville Council Chambers where he conducted his first meeting and Mayor White’s office where he was presented with a Mini Mayor shirt. #minimayorofgreenville
From street resurfacing to sidewalks and all the important details in between, our Engineering Department is hard at work moving Greenville forward! Visit http://greenvillesc.gov/EngineeringProjects to keep up with all of the projects currently underway, completed and upcoming!
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Clean water, four seasons, all with a waterfall in center of i...ts downtown.
Today marks the second anniversary of Allen Jacobs, who died serving the people of Greenville on March 18, 2016. We asked some of our officers to share thoughts... and remembrances of Jacobs. Below you'll find a small collection of these. Please feel free to leave your own. #gvlpd
“Allen Jacobs was one of my field training officers. He still motivates me a lot. What could I do today to make him proud, I often think. He was a hell of a police officer.”
– Ofc. Cole Fertitta, on Jacobs’ long-lasting effect on the department
“At the conclusion of the scheduled three days, the recruit came to me and asked if he could have permission to ride longer with Allen because he learned more from Allen in three days than he learned in all of his previous training combined. Allen was a student of the job and strived to always stay on top of the latest case law and tactics.”
– Sgt. Ed Irick, talking about Jacobs’ level of professionalism
“Allen was wearing the blue bike uniform and was chasing someone on foot across 385 one afternoon, and a caller called into dispatch and reported that a Domino’s pizza delivery guy was chasing someone across the highway. He caught the guy in a business park on the other side of the highway.”
– Ofc. Michelle Lentz, about Jacobs’ physical commitment to policing
“I tried to cut the guy off with Rocky (Burdette’s K-9 Officer), but Allen already ran him down. When I threw my hands up, Allen said, “I guess I’m just faster than Rocky!” His boys love to hear me say their dad was faster than my dog.”
– Ofc. Jeff Burdette, a K-9 handler, talking about working the same chase with Jacobs
“As a partner, Jacobs was one of the guys you wanted to have your back. He took his job very seriously, trained hard and excelled in it. I knew he would be there in any dynamic and stressful situation we encountered.”
– Ofc. Andrew Sturman, on his former partner. Sturman now drives Jacobs’ former patrol vehicle #52, which is the vehicle they shared on the road as a team.
"Bee kind to bees and leave them bee!"
Bees have been reported in Cleveland Park near Shelter 5 numerous times today. As you are in & around the area, please note these are confirmed honeybees and will not cause harm; however, nonetheless, the City is aware and will monitor.
#greenlink wouldn't be possible without the drivers who get you there safely - so help us celebrate Transit Driver Appreciation Day with a high five and a "Thank You" to your transit driver today!!
Parents mark your calendars - we're bringing STEM education to the streets of Greenville at this year's Imagine Upstate fueled by ScanSource!
Kids of all ages are encouraged to come experience the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) with over 75 exhibtors at this FREE event!
For more information, visit www.iMAGINEUpstate.org!
Greenville, you rock! With your help we've made it to the next round in the 2018 Strong Towns Competition and things are heating up! Be sure to cast your vote in the second round and help us go all the way!
[If you have already voted, be sure to vote again! New round, new votes!]
Nothing says spring is coming like the start of this year's event season. We can hardly contain how excited we are!
Join us this Friday night from 5:30 to 9:30 for the start of Greenville Heritage Federal Credit Union Main Street Fridays presented by Pepsi. You're sure to dance the night away all season long!
#Greenlink riders - we have exciting news!!
No more worrying that you may have missed the bus... now you can track it on your phone!
This FREE new app, FindGreenlink, will provide real-time location and allows users to mark their favorite stops and routes, set reminders, get alerts, plan their trip and access general information.
Hop on over to ridegreenlink.com/1503/Greenlink-App to start tracking today!!...
Resurfacing work is scheduled to begin today on Chick Springs Road. Hours of construction will be from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. While only one lane of traffic will be closed, please use caution when driving in this area and be aware of traffic control signage and flagmen.
For a comprehensive list of all resurfacing projects scheduled throughout the city, visit http://ow.ly/C48z30iU868!
The wait is finally over and just in time for spring!
Today, crews will begin work on the RiverPlace fountain located between Oobe and the Lazy Goat. The work will take approx. 3 weeks to complete and will include waterproofing, as well as rock and pool cleaning.
Thanks National Geographic Travel, we think Gville is a great place for a cup o' Joe! https://www.nationalgeographic.com/…/coffee-shops-cafe-sma…/
This is the place where the sidewalk begins and exciting adventures await! Nicholtown - where will your new sidewalks take you?
From fighting fires to installing smoke alarms, and all the in between, there's never a dull moment with the #GCFD. Hop on over to their new landing page to find what you're looking for from fire prevention, community outreach and much more!