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Falls Park turns city's birthplace into resident, tourist attaction

Falls Park in downtown Greenville opened in 2004 with the completion of the Liberty Bridge, a walking bridge suspended high above the flowing waters below.

The park, with its waterfall, lavish landscaping and cafe, is a gathering place for residents and a tourist attraction ...

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Generous gift launched Peace Center, community support keeps it strong

The Peace Center for the Performing Arts, the South Main Street venue launched with a generous gift from Greenville's Peace family, marked a milestone birthday in 2010.

The Broadway hit "Wicked" played to full houses for three weeks in January and February of the ...

Greenville home to variety of faiths

Whether you’re looking for a megachurch, a community church or a mosque or synagogue, Greenville has plenty to offer.

One thing many newcomers notice right away is the abundance of churches – especially with the word “Baptist” in their name. With 200 churches and ...

Greenville’s arts scene ranks with country’s best

Greenville’s arts scene just keeps getting better. The city has snagged a spot on the Top 10 list for “business-supported art scenes” in the fifth edition of John Villani’s “100 Best Art Towns in America,” due for release in spring 2010.

Here are ...

Downtown proves it's a great place

There's a lot to celebrate about downtown Greenville, and even better is that people who live far from here are recognizing that Greenville has a lively, dynamic downtown that any city would be proud to claim.

Greenville's Main Street has been cited as one ...

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Library sit-in by 'Greenville Eight' a 'defining moment' for civil rights here

The wave of rebellion was beginning to swell across the American South. They were young, idealistic and passionate, hungry to mold a lasting, more-dignified history for their race and culture.

And they no longer wanted their black skin color to deny them the right ...

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Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr., only casualty of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Maj. Rudolf Anderson Jr., a graduate of Greenville High and Clemson University, was the only U.S. casualty of the 13-day Cuban Missile Crisis.

The U2 spy plane he piloted was shot down Oct. 27, 1962. He was 35.

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Max Heller, the visionary behind downtown's rebirth

When Max Heller was elected mayor in 1971, Greenville's Main Street was a collection of vacant buildings and empty streets. Main Street was a four-lane thoroughfare that made it difficult for visitors to park but easy for them to escape what had once been the ...

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Woolworth's building gives way to Greenville's growth

The walls of the Woolworth's are gone now, torn asunder by heavy machinery as the future of downtown Greenville presses forward.

The destruction was a long time coming — and in a way began half a century ago when the figurative walls that hid ...

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Greenville's 'Shoeless Joe' Jackson considered one of baseball's all-time greats

Joseph Jefferson Jackson, one of the best baseball players of his generation, was most remembered for his association with the 1919 Chicago White Sox and a conspiracy to fix the World Series widely known as the Black Sox Scandal.

As a result, baseball commissioner ...

Greenville's baseball stadiums home to some of game's best

One thing that can happen when a new baseball stadium is under construction – if you're old enough – is a flood of memories about the teams and the ballparks of yesteryear come to mind. That leads to thoughts about how good some of the ...

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Greenville resident steps up to plate to revive local baseball hall of fame

Johnny Phillips was reading his uncle's obituary in April when he was reminded that Bill Phillips is in the Greater Greenville Baseball Hall of Fame.

That led Johnny Phillips to wonder: Whatever became of the Greater Greenville Baseball Hall of Fame? He recalled seeing ...

Greenville's baseball fans land Bombers in West End

Minor League Baseball called the game Friday, informing the Capital City Bombers as business hours ended that the single-A Red Sox affiliate from Columbia has the green light to move to downtown Greenville.

It means a new baseball stadium will take shape in the ...

 
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