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Buck Mickel a 'towering figure' in the life, development of Greenville

When Buck Mickel died July 23, 1998, Greenvillians reacted with sorrow and disbelief because with him, a part of Greenville surely died, too.

"He was a towering figure in the life and development of the Greenville he loved," said Mayor Knox White.


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 ...