The City of Greenville has hired a team of consultants from Woolpert; Brown and Caldwell; and Vaughn & Melton to develop a Comprehensive Stormwater Master Plan to address flooding and water quality improvements for the Reedy River Watershed and the city as a whole. Field work will begin this month and is expected to continue through the end of the year. While survey crews will be working in several different areas throughout the city to collect data, efforts will be focused in the Laurel Creek Watershed, which includes Verdae, CUICAR, and the Woodruff Road area, to start.
The City of Greenville will host a Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run™ competition for area youth on Thursday, May 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Gower Park (24 Evelyn Avenue). Pitch Hit & Run™ is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball®. This grassroots program is designed to provide youth with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.
At last night’s formal meeting, Greenville City Council recognized members of the City’s Fleet Services Division for being named one of the best fleets in the Americas. The City of Greenville is #11 on the NAFA Fleet Management Association’s annual list of The Top 100 Fleets in the Americas, which was announced at the 2017 NAFA Institute & Expo in Tampa April 25-28. The mission of NAFA, which has several thousand members in 32 regional chapters in the United States and Canada, is to promote the highest levels of professional management of vehicles, and the 100 Best Fleets Program recognizes and rewards peak performing fleet operations in North America. This is the first time the City has made the list and it shares the honor with cities like Denver, Chicago and Dallas, as well as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. This year marks the 18th anniversary of the program.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced four grants totaling more than $13.6 million to combat a scourge on the nation's citrus industry, citrus greening disease, aka Huanglongbing. The funding is made possible through NIFA's Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) Citrus Disease Research and Extension Program, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
electrified models also continue to show extremely strong growth, with almost 20,000 sold in the first quarter sales achieved their best ever March, with sales in the month totalling 254,862, a 5.9% increase year-on-year. It was also a record first quarter with sales of the BMW Group’s three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, increasing by 5.3%; a total of 587,237 vehicles have been delivered to customers around the world so far this year.
South Carolina Solar Business Alliance: Rep. Tommy Pope Signs on as Co-Sponsor of Renewable Energy Jobs and Economic Development Bill
House Speaker Pro Tempore, Rep. Thomas E. "Tommy" Pope has agreed to co-sponsor H.3079, the House version of the Renewable Energy Jobs and Economic Development Bill, which would help spur solar energy investments in South Carolina.