A little boy died as the result of a tragic accident in the heart of Greenville on Monday. At about 11:24 a.m., the 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by a pickup truck as he attempted to cross an intersection on his scooter. He was crossing with an adult family member. Greenville Department of Public Safety (GDPS) arrived at the intersection of West Washington Street and South Lafayette Streets within minutes to find the little boy lying in the street while the distraught family member stood by.
When planning a city, it is all about appearance. During last Thursday’s Greenville Planning Commission meeting, commissioners revisited a discussion concerning a new gas station. During a previous meeting, commissioners held a work session where they meticulously discussed the idiosyncrasies of a gas station site plan submitted by Murphy Oil USA, Inc.
On Wednesday, as the eye of the sun sank below the horizon, a battle commenced deep in the heart of the Greenville Public Schools Central Services Building. The Battle of the Five.
They are The Chosen Ones, a biker club of burly, bearded bears of men who roar around the streets on high-powered Harleys looking for any kind of trouble they can find. If trouble is defined as giving away school supplies to local children who need a helping hand.
A benefit is scheduled for Friday for a National Guard sergeant who broke his neck and was left a quadriplegic after a rollover accident in Montcalm County last spring.
One of the best signs for a small city in a slowly recovering economy is expanding businesses.
Greenville is in the midst of a number of expanding or developing businesses. Most recently, Huntington Foam Inc. officials asked the city for a tax abatement in order to help cushion the cost of significant building improvements as well as the purchasing of new equipment.
For those seeking a “modern” way to worship, there will be a new church service starting this month. Shiloh Community Church in Orleans is starting up a new contemporary church service at the Greenville Area Community Center.
Dicastal North America is gearing up for production, but before they really take off they need some cash. About $5 million, to be exact.
Right now there is calm, but come next week a showdown will begin right in the heart of Greenville’s educational system. During a special meeting of the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education on Monday, a handful of educational Goliaths were chosen to fight for the title of “Super.” The board deliberated in closed session for more than two hours to choose the five most qualified candidates to step into the vacant superintendent position in the school district.
As Bob Dylan, even at his current age of 74, might put it, “The times they are a’changing.” Nowhere is that more evident in recent months than the Greenville Area Senior Center.