Greenville has been named one of the "Top 100 Arts Small Towns in the United States. Macon Atkinson covers the city of Greenville for The Greenville News. Greenville's general fund revenue was slightly higher than what was projected in May's budget, and expenses were slightly lower, leaving the city with more money than it … The city rebranded the service with the name Greenlink. The Danish Festival takes place annually on the third full weekend in August (Thursday - Sunday). The presentation also reviewed the city's finances, which have fluctuated during the coronavirus pandemic. Austin Webb, and In 1853 McBee and other Greenville County leaders funded a new railroad called the Greenville and Columbia Railroad. Pearis never returned to his plantation but Paris Mountain is named after him. Furman began as Furman Academy and Theological Institution in 1825 named after Richard Furman. The most important infrastructure that came to the city were cotton mills. Fall for Greenville is a three-day music and food street festival held each fall. Greenville's economy was formerly based largely on textile manufacturing, and the city was long known as "The Textile Capital of the World". Districts 22–25 of the South Carolina House of Representatives cover portions of Greenville, as do state senate districts 6–8. [13], Greenville County was created in 1786. [96][97], There are eight comedy venues in Greenville featuring stand up comedy, sketch comedy, ventriloquists, as well as experimental and non-traditional comedy.[98]. In order do this, we feel that it important to take these important steps. Greenville's theaters and event venues regularly host major concerts and touring theater companies. With the holidays quickly approaching, the City of Greenville is taking preventive measures to help manage traffic on busy commercial corridors and create a safe environment for pedestrians. The Textile Workers Strike of 1934 caused such an uproar in the city and surrounding mill towns that the National Guard had to subdue the chaos. There will be a limit of passengers on the bus at a time to promote social distancing. Greenville has an Amtrak station, which is part of Amtrak's Crescent, connecting Greenville with the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans. Greenville serves as a freight hub for FedEx Express. "It's really the 2021 budget we need to keep our eye on and what those needs will be," White said. The Marcus King Band, The Greenville Zoo announced today that Autumn, the zoo’s 14-year-old female Masai giraffe, is pregnant. [6] With an estimated population of 70,635 as of 2019,[7] it is the sixth-largest city in the state. (April 7,2020) In an effort to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Mayor Simmons and City Council have issued two new executive orders on church services and city … 2019's 33rd annual festival of dance, music, and food included tours of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral. See the box below for the local radio stations: Greenville is the largest principal city of the Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan area that covers Greenville, Laurens, Anderson and Pickens counties and had a combined population of 874,869 as of 2015.[9]. There are an average 43 days per year with highs at or above 90 °F (32 °C). This means we will be making periodic announcements regarding change in services, policies, and programs we are responsible for at the local level. Greenville's Shriners Hospital for Children treats pediatric orthopedic patients exclusively, free of charge. The Greenville Police Department serves Greenville with around 241 employees with 199 sworn officers.[31]. Greenville is located on the Interstate 85 corridor, approximately halfway between Atlanta and Charlotte. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.8 males. Greenville has two main health systems, the Bon Secours Health and Prisma Health. Greenville is a borough with home rule status in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States.Located along the Shenango River, it lies roughly 80 miles from both Pittsburgh and Cleveland.It is just under 2.0 square miles in area, and had a population of 5,919 in the 2010 U.S. census. Public transit in Greenville is handled by the Greenville Transit Authority (GTA), which contracted out operations to the City Of Greenville in 2008 under a tri-party agreement with Greenville County. Due to the impacts of COVID-19 in our community, Greenville Transit will be limiting it’s service for the safety and protection of our passengers and staff. In 1816, Alston's land was purchased by Vardry McBee, who then leased the Alston mansion for a summer resort, before making the mansion his home from 1835 until his death in 1864. The City of Greenville's Department of Events + Cultural Affairs strives to provide the community with a diverse selection of events. The economy of Greenville finally waned in the 1970s leaving a void in downtown Greenville due to the flight of many retailers. [12] The Treaty of Dewitt's Corner in 1777 ceded almost all Cherokee land, including present-day Greenville, to South Carolina.