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Deadline looms for Tent City residents

greenvilleonline.com — Authorities say anyone who stays will be subject to arrest. Workers for a coalition of agencies have worked for weeks to find shelter for residents. at Tent City Tuesday morning. He said he's not the last of the residents though. About half of the 100 or so former Tent City residents went to shelters.
Sep 16, 2014

Boy! Look at the trash left by the homeless at Tent City. grnol.co/1u25tDv via @greenvillenews

Sep 16, 2014

Tent City closes today. Follow @LynRiddle1 reports: 'Deadline looms for Tent City residents' grnol.co/1u25tDv via @greenvillenews

Sep 16, 2014

Deadline for residents to leave a Greenville homeless encampment is today grnol.co/1u25tDv via @greenvillenews

Sep 16, 2014

Follow @LynRiddle1 for her compelling tweets as she watches the dismantling of Tent City. The story: grnol.co/1uFGtnh

Tent City is nearly empty, take a look at what is still there

greenvilleonline.com — Lyn Riddle, staff writer with The Greenville News, gives you an inside look at what Tent City looks like on the day residents were asked to be gone.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @DowntownMelissa: .@mykalmphoto and @LynRiddle1 visited Greenville's Tent City this a.m. Here's there video update grnol.co/1s57PW1 via @greenvillenews

Tigers deal with huge underdog role

greenvilleonline.com — Clemson is a 20-point underdog for Saturday night's game at top-ranked Florida State, but the big point spread doesn't impress Clemson coach Dabo Swinney. He has seen too many instances of teams not only shrugging off the underdog role but actually embracing it - even at Alabama.

Q&Amy: How does S.C. rate on boating safety?

greenvilleonline.com — Q: Over the Labor Day weekend, the Upstate saw tragic accidents on Lake Hartwell and Lake Keowee that left two children dead and six people injured. Overall, how does South Carolina rate when it comes to boating safety? Amy in short: Numbers show a mixed bag over the past few years, but last year was pretty bad for Sandlappers.
Sep 16, 2014

SC is #4 in boating deaths in the U.S. Do we need more laws or more common sense - or just colder weather? grnol.co/1wo4W0w #QandAmy

Sep 16, 2014

Q&Amy: How does S.C. rate on boating safety? grnol.co/1u2D1By via @greenvillenews

Sep 16, 2014

How does SC measure up when it comes to boating safety? Um, not great: grnol.co/1wo4W0w

Partnership promotes new model of health care

greenvilleonline.com — BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has partnered with a variety of of public and private groups to promote the idea of patient-centered medical homes in the hopes of improving health and saving money.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @livgnews: SC Partnership promotes patient-centered medical homes. grnol.co/1uDtsLH

Sep 16, 2014

SC Partnership promotes patient-centered medical homes. grnol.co/1uDtsLH

Liberty bridge closed, but safe

greenvilleonline.com — The iconic Liberty Bridge over Falls Park is closed and will be for the next couple days. Don't fear, those of you afraid of heights who tepidly venture on the suspended bridge to enjoy the view of the falls: There are no structural problems. "Safetywise, everything is good," says Travis Smith, the supervisor overseeing a recoating of the bridge's surface that he said will take at least two days.
Sep 16, 2014

Liberty Bridge over Falls Park in downtown Greenville closed today & possibly until Friday, but safe, contractor says grnol.co/1m80Glk

Editorial: Action needed now for SC roads

greenvilleonline.com — South Carolina has some of the worst roads in the country and some of the most dangerous ones, too. Legislators repeatedly have failed to address this problem in an adequate manner, and the result has been that the price tag for fixing the crumbling road system has risen dramatically.
Sep 16, 2014

Editorial: DOT politics is not the main factor in SC's road funding woes. grnol.co/1s5owR4 via @greenvillenews

Drought declared in parts of S.C.

greenvilleonline.com — With the record amounts of rain that has fallen in the Upstate as recently as a few days ago, it might seem far-fetched that any part of South Carolina could be in a drought. Yet, for the first time since two springs ago, state officials today moved some areas of the state into drought status.
Sep 16, 2014

Drought? After all this rain? The answer: In some parts of SC ... yes. grnol.co/1wAOwVD

Hood calls Greenville 'one of best kept secrets'

greenvilleonline.com — A former mayor of Orlando said she thinks Greenville is "one of the best kept secrets around" and the city should more often tell its "story" to outsiders. Glenda Hood, who was also Florida's secretary of state before becoming a consultant on "civic innovation," was keynote speaker during a regional summit today organized by the Greenville-based Ten at the Top regional planning group.
Sep 16, 2014

Hood calls Greenville 'one of best kept secrets' grnol.co/1s5mNeD via @greenvillenews

Flood cancels performance not production

greenvilleonline.com — A flood forced Anderson's Electric City Playhouse to cancel a show but "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" continutes this weekend. Last weekend's brief, torrential downpour flooded Anderson's Electric City Playhouse, forcing the theater to cancel Saturday night's performance of "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?"
Sep 16, 2014

Rain cancels one performance at Electric City Playhouse, but then the show goes on: grnol.co/Xx5y7U via @GreenvilleNews

Trips to Vanderbilt have been nailbiters for Gamecocks

greenvilleonline.com — COLUMBIA Vanderbilt has struggled mightily this season. Don't tell that to South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier, who has had his fill of nailbiters in Nashville, Tennessee. Although the Gamecocks enter the game ranked 16th nationally in the USA Today Amway Coaches Poll following their 38-35 win over Georgia, Spurrier says his squad is far from an elite team.
Sep 16, 2014

Spurrier hopes #Gamecocks continue improvement on trip to Vandy grnol.co/1s5gU0V via @greenvillenews #UofSC

Pickens County schools tax millage going up

greenvilleonline.com — Some taxpayers in Pickens County will see a higher property tax bill for schools after the School Board raised the millage to offset a decrease in the value of property in the county after reassessment.

Spartanburg park gets rid of train that crashed

greenvilleonline.com — A Spartanburg park won't bring back a children's train that was involved in a crash that killed a child and injured 28 people more three years ago. The miniature train hadn't run since the crash, and the Spartanburg County Council voted Monday on a plan to redesign Cleveland Park that does not include the train that has carried children around the park for decades, the Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported.
Sep 16, 2014

Spartanburg park gets rid of train that crashed. grnol.co/1s54NB5 via @greenvillenews

DSS: More caseworkers needed

greenvilleonline.com — COLUMBIA - Senators are asking officials with the state's child welfare agency to look for funding to begin immediately hiring some additional caseworkers to reduce high caseloads. Sen. Joel Lourie, a Columbia Democrat who sits on a Senate panel examining the state Department of Social Services, said this morning new data from the agency shows more than half of the caseworkers at the agency's Richland County office in May have since left.
Sep 16, 2014

RT @GreenvilleNews: DSS: More caseworkers needed, but the agency will have to find funding for it. Where can it come from? grnol.co/1s530vU

Tigers try to tune out Seminoles’ war chant

greenvilleonline.com — Drive past the Clemson indoor practice facility this week, and you may suspect the Tigers are hosting viewing parties for Atlanta Braves games. The infamous war chant famously recited by Braves fans at Turner Field will be blasting through the speakers while the Tigers practice. But they are not gearing up for the pennant race.
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