United Community Bank has tripled in size since 2012. CEO Lynn Harton declined to disclose how acquisition price but said the FinTrust acquisition "significantly increases" the bank's advisory assets under management.
The celebrity lineup for the BMW Charity Pro-Am was announced May 13. The list includes sports legends, actors, musicians and media figures. The Upstate tournament, which begins June 10-13, will be broadcast on the Golf Channel.
Fork Shoals Historical Society is raising funds to repair historic McCullough family house on U.S. 25 in southern Greenville County. The plan is to save the decrepit plantation house from destruction and, in the process, tell its full history.
When Stephanie Warren moved to South Carolina in 2017, she sought a better life and a fresh start for herself and her eight-year-old daughter
Heller escaped Austria and later in life educated thousands about the horrors of the Holocaust. In between, she served alongside her husband in politics, philanthropy and in building a vision for Greenville's future.
The regulations that require face coverings inside retail establishments and personal services businesses will no longer be enforced, city spokeswoman Beth Brotherton said in a statement.
For those parents who are concerned about their child attending school without a mask requirement, the only option at this point is to allow them to do school work from home. The district's virtual program is full.
Gasoline suppliers have warned service-station operators across South Carolina that shortages could continue after a cyberattack last week on Colonial Pipeline. The story was similar in the Midlands and Lowcountry.
The proposed 117-unit development will be built along Stenhouse Road on an 8-acre tract which sits between a Walmart on West Georgia Road and the Longleaf subdivision.
The lawsuit, filed last month in Charleston County circuit court, alleges online companies like powerhouse Airbnb are legally bound to pay local accommodations taxes and business license fees.
The federal funding program, which adds $300 to weekly unemployment checks, will end in the state June 30, according to a statement from McMaster's office. The American Rescue Plan had extended the program until Sept. 6.
The project plan, three buildings spread across five acres and various parcels, includes 179 apartments and retail space that would be filled with locally-based tenants.
A charter school is set to move into the former site of a Samsung call center in Mauldin. Renovations are scheduled to begin in June and the school plans to open its doors in August 2022.
Visceral hopes of reopening at various points during the height of the pandemic proved unrealistic, but the coming of another summer brings something real. Rehearsals are beginning. Sets are coming to life. Live theater is returning.
Spartanburg County chairwoman Angela Geter on May 6 formally announced her candidacy in the 2022 race against Sen. Tim Scott, joining Lowcountry Democratic state Rep. Krystle Matthews.
Charles Wakefield is fighting to clear his name after spending 34 years in prison for an infamous double-murder in Greenville that he swears he didn’t commit.
The 80,000 square foot store, which will employ 50, opens on May 13. It will be the company's second store in South Carolina and first in the Upstate. Also, a Greenville home sells for nearly $6 million, and BMW Upstate is hiring.
County Council will debate new regulations for tiny home subdivisions after community uproar to a recently approved project near Lake Robinson.
Council members said developer Phil Hughes could resubmit it as a flexible review district to build a subdivision with more than 500 homes. Paul Luck, director of acquisitions for Meritage Homes, said they do not plan to change their request.
In an effort to better engage with residents, the Mauldin Police Department has named a community liaison officer and plans to eventually name three more.
This is the second consecutive year that Clemson has frozen undergraduate tuition costs, thanks in large part, trustees said, to decisions by the state General Assembly to allocate coronavirus relief funds to the school.
Chris Harrison said he has no financial stake in the approval of rezoning the property on Old Grove Road from industrial to residential. The issue is on the agenda for a final vote at the council’s May 4 meeting.
The work includes improvements to the intersection of Murray Drive and Miller Road. Jenkins Street will be extended to Hyde Circle, and Jenkins Court will be repaved. The project will also entail the construction of a new road off of North Main Street.
Two selection committees are in the process of choosing which teams will be responsible for two prongs of a major downtown overhaul in Simpsonville.
Concern is building among some applicants and local home builders that some on Greenville County Council are trying to exert political influence over a board that has historically operated independently and with a narrow scope.
The proposed entertainment district would convert Field Street outside Fluor Field to one-way with the ability to close the roadway for events. The District 356 transformation will partly use $2.55 million City Council approved in January.
Residents who attended a May 1 public meeting, mostly from rural areas of the county, wanted Article 3.1 replaced and not repealed. Speakers were allowed five minutes each and the meeting lasted nearly three hours.
Land conservation in South Carolina is driven by many organizations working parallel on bits and pieces across the state, with a few key players intersecting those lines. Together, they form a substantial and effective, if occasionally confusing, patchwork.
Mill Town Players is set to expand to Simpsonville, where it will be the resident theater company at the city's new arts center. City Council voted unanimously to add a lease agreement between the city and the group to the agenda of its May business meeting.
The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. inside council chambers at Greenville County Square and is a chance for residents to offer ideas for how to add concrete language to a much maligned measure of the county’s land development regulations.
Greenville County's planning body recommended denial of SVN Blackstream's plan to build an apartment complex in a residential area along West Georgia Road in Simpsonville. Plans for hundreds of other apartments and homes were approved.
The measures put in place last year will continue as the farmer's market opens May 1, with the prospect of being eased if the spread of coronavirus decreases, Greenville Mayor Knox White said.
United Community Bank announced earlier this year a plan to build a new headquarters along the Reedy River. On April 28, Greenville Track Club announced the bank would be the title sponsor of its annual race.
Proponents of change say provisions in the South Carolina Constitution that ban public money for religious and other private schools trace back to an anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic and racist movement in the 19th century.
A 4-percent pay bump for employees, the purchase of trash pick up equipment, $250,000 in repaving projects, and updates to city parks are all expenses built into Simpsonville's $20 million budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
A General Assembly resolution requires districts to open schools five days a week to any students wanting in-person instruction. On April 27, school board members in a special called meeting heard what that looks like in the state's largest school system.
The surplus comes from CARES Act relief and better-than-expected revenue from business related sources. What will happen with the money remains to be seen as the city stares down $552.3 million in infrastructure needs.
City Council voted down the development moratorium April 26 in a split 4-3 vote. The vote was a reconsideration after the six-month moratorium on new apartments and commercial projects near single-family home neighborhoods first sprung up on March 22 but was put on hold for a month.
At a forum Monday evening, a handful of residents shared the qualities they’d like to see in a new chief as the city’s public safety committee listened.
The university's rate of positive COVID-19 tests has remained below 1 percent for the spring semester, prompting school officials to expect a mostly normal experience in the fall. That includes normal attendance at football games.
Diversity within law enforcement agencies, heightened engagement between those agencies and the communities they serve and transparency were all on the table during the panel discussion in Greenville County Council chambers.
The lawsuit claims that the complex formerly known as Fleetwood Manor used incomplete criminal background information to evict residents. According to the suit, the criminal-charge policy applied to any family member ever convicted of a crime, no matter how long ago.
The four-day festival, planned for Sept. 16-19, will include seven Michelin-starred chefs, the most ever at Euphoria. Tickets ranging from $45 to $400 to the more than 40 events went on sale April 22 at 11 a.m.
481-home subdivision planned for 152 acres on Old Grove Road moves toward approval despite opposition from some residents and two council members who represent the area. The measure still requires approval on a third reading in May.
The action came during the council’s April 20 meeting as it considered a straight repeal of Article 3.1, which can limit development of projects that don’t have adequate infrastructure, threaten sensitive environmental or historical factors, or are considered too dense when compared to surrounding areas.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston represents 33 private schools and has joined with South Carolina's historically Black colleges and universities to sue the state for access to public funding.
Parsley and Mint had a soft opening beginning April 15, an Anderson County manufacturer is adding 200 jobs this year, and GCS is still looking for bus drivers, custodians and food service workers.
Councilman Steve Shaw, a gun law attorney and board member of gun rights group SC Carry, introduced the ordinance during an April 20 meeting. It would forbid county employees from enforcing federal gun laws.
The company took the president on a "virtual tour" of the bus-making plant off Interstate 85 on the edge of the city limits on April 20.
William Robert Norwood III pleaded not guilty to seven charges related to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot as the government said he led a pack of rioters through House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office.
If passed, the measure would make Greenville the second county in the state, joining Anderson County, to pass a so-called Second Amendment sanctuary law. Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis said he endorses Shaw's ordinance.
Projects in Simpsonville and on Pelham Road drew opposition from nearby homeowners concerned about traffic issues, privacy and light pollution. It is becoming a familiar theme as developers eye larger projects to make deals work on more expensive infill sites.
United Bank recently gave $5,000 to support the YMCA of Greenville's RECESS program. The program is for adults with diverse abilities and focuses on nutrition, independent living skills, fitness and social responsibility.