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Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth File Formal Request on S.C. Nuclear Reactor Construction Project

Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth File Formal Request with S.C. Public Service Commission for Hearing on the Prudence of Troubled V.C. Summer Nuclear Reactor Construction Project, Call for Halt to Spending

In an effort to inform the public about the stunning failure of the nuclear reactor construction in South Carolina, two public interest groups filed a complaint about the project with the South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC).  With the filing, the groups aim to break the silence of decision makers about further cost overruns and massive rate hikes that loom as the project unravels.

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Baby Boom Continues at Greenville Zoo

Baby Amur Leopard Cub at Greenville Zoo

The Greenville Zoo is celebrating the birth of two Amur leopard cubs. Born April 29, the cubs are the first offspring for parents Jade and Nelkan. Jade is the zoo’s seven-year-old female and Nelkan is an 11-year-old male that was imported from Zoo Hoyerswerda in Berlin, Germany as part of the Amur Leopard Species Survival Plan (SSP). Jade was transferred to the Greenville Zoo in 2011 from the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend, Indiana. Nelkan was imported and transferred to the Greenville Zoo specifically to breed with Jade. He arrived at the zoo in November and the two were introduced on January 18.

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Field Work Set to Begin for Greenville Comprehensive Stormwater Master Plan

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.

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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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