Cory Smith

Greenville Mayor John Hoppough, left, and Councilwoman Frances Schuleit, center, listen as City Manager George Bosanic, right gives a presentation on the proposed 2017-2018 fiscal year budget for the city on Tuesday. — Daily News/Cory Smith

‘A slightly more robust’ budget for Greenville

Last year, Greenville City Manager George Bosanic said he was comfortable with the state of the city’s budget for the first time in several years. As Bosanic presented the proposed 2017-2018 fiscal year budget to the Greenville City Council during a special meeting Tuesday evening, the mood was more of the same.

Crystal Township Supervisor Chris Johnston, left, addresses questions at Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting regarding a millage proposal for police coverage in the township, as Clerk Patty Baker-Marek listens. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township Board approves sheriff services millage proposal

The decision to have a dedicated police presence in this township will now be up to its residents come election time in August.

During Wednesday evening’s Crystal Township Board meeting, the board unanimously approved a resolution to place a police services millage renewal proposal on the Aug. 8 ballot.

Members of the Crystal Township Board, from left, Curt McCraken, Treasurer Ted Padgett, Supervisor Chris Johnston, Clerk Patty Baker-Marek, and George Bahm, discuss Wednesday evening the details of proposed plans to redevelop a vacant room at the Crystal Community Center to relocate the Crystal Community Library. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Crystal Township Board holds off on library move

Although action is being taken move the Crystal Community Library from its current location to the Crystal Community Center, township officials are in no rush.

A final version of one of four interpretive signs showcases the history of Lafayette Street’s 300 block in downtown Greenville with photos dating back to the 1870s. The signs will be located alongside Lafayette Street, and will be installed as early as June. — Courtesy graphic/Ryan Lee

Greenville DDA votes to purchase interpretive signs

After months of planning, designing and locating the most appealing of historic photos, new interpretive signs are ready to be created to showcase the history of downtown Lafayette Street. During Tuesday’s Greenville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meeting, the DDA voted unanimously in two separate motions to tentatively approve the purchase of four signs to be displayed on either side of the street.


IN BRIEF: Crystal Township renews fitness classes at community center

Members of the Crystal Township Board voted unanimously Wednesday evening to approve a request for fitness classes at the Crystal Community Center.

Eureka Township Clerk Linda Ruwersma speaks during Monday evening’s Eureka Township Board meeting, addressing allegations of unethical election-related behavior brought forth by residents. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Eureka Township residents say clerk acted unethically before vote

A text message sent three days before last week’s failed Greenville Public Schools bond vote has brought forth accusations of unethical behavior against the Eureka Township clerk.

Previously a nine-hole golf course, the former Greenville Country Club is now being redeveloped into Taylor Hops, a new hops farm owned by Todd and Stacey Taylor of Greenville.

Taylor Hops brings hop farm to former Greenville Country Club

Previously one of the jewels of this city, time has not been kind to the former Greenville County Club. The 56-acre site was once home to a nine-hole course, complete with rolling greens across a hilly landscape and a tremendous view of Baldwin Lake from high above at the now demolished clubhouse, which closed in 2010.


IN BRIEF: Eureka Township Board amends junk yard land requirement

Members of the Eureka Township Board voted unanimously Monday evening redefine requirements regarding junk yards.

Carson City homeschooled student Donzell Slack, 17, left, plays checkers with his friend, Carson City-Crystal Middle School seventh-grader Miguel Beltran on Wednesday at the Montcalm Teen Center in Carson City. — Daily News/Cory Smith

Montcalm Teen Center enjoying renewed success after reopening

From slinging a ping pong ball back and forth across a table to sitting down for a methodical game of checkers, the Montcalm Teen Center is again open as a place for youths to spend time with friends.

A site description showcases where the homes located at 700 and 708 Marvel Drive will be relocated later this month to newly zoned residential lots on W. Coffren Street in Greenville. — Courtesy graphic

Portion of Greenville roadway is vacated

Today, a vacant portion of W. Coffren Street and adjacent property sits empty, as it has for many years. But one month from now? The site will have two homes, with the potential to welcome two new families to the Greenville community.