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Greenville to Host Pitch Hit & Run Competition

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.

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City of Greenville Named Among The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas

Greenville City Council recognizes Fleet Department

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.

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USDA Invests $13.6 Million in Citrus Greening Research

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.

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20,000 Electrified BMW Models Sold in First Quarter

Electrified models also continue to show extremely strong growth, with almost 20,000 sold in the first quarterelectrified 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.

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Greenville Transit Authority Board Announces 2017 Officers

The Greenville Transit Authority (GTA) Board of Directors elected the following officers for 2017 at its January meeting: Addy Matney, Chair; David Mitchell, Vice-Chair; Matt Carter, Treasurer; and Gary Shepard, Secretary. Additionally, the City of Greenville appointed George Campbell and Inez Morris to the GTA board.

Matney is the senior executive consultant/vice president of community relations for TM Public Relations and works with non-profits and community groups to strengthen capacity through strategic planning, board development, and organizational assessment. Matney has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations, including The Children’s Museum of the Upstate and Piedmont Health Foundation.

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