April 24, 2017

The Brief

Weather
  • 81° | Mostly Sunny | 10% chance of rain
Watch
  • Producer Logan rides the Greenville City bus today (on Instagram stories) for Bike, Walk, Greenville’s safer Greenville county roads #EarthDay initiative.
MustDo
  • Kids Fest | Heritage Green | Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Show
  • Gov’t Mule | Sunday 7:00 p.m. | Peace Center | $35 – 55
Cause
  • Relay for Life | Furman University Mall | 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. | Benefiting The American Cancer Society
Race
Donate
  • Have any extra towels? The Greenville Humane Society is currently taking donations for animals awaiting adoption.
Drink
Walk
Tickets

News Notes

Watercooler
  • Swamp Rabbits vs. Stingrays | Round 1, game 5 | 7 p.m.
  • Furman Baseball vs. East Tennessee State | Saturday, 6 p.m.
  • Wofford Baseball vs. Samford | Spartanburg- Russell C. King Field | Weekend Series | SOCON
  • Clemson Baseball vs. Wake Forest | Clemson, SC | Weekend Series | SOCON
  • Greenville Drive vs. Rome Braves | Weekend Series 
  • BMW announces the celebrity roster for the 2017 Charity Pro-Am.
  • Clemson basketball coach, Brad Brownell’s contract has been extended through 2021
DYK
  • The state’s gas tax is the 48th lowest in the nation at 16.75 cents-a-gallon which raises $600 million a year for the roads, but SC needs $1 billion more a year to maintain and fix the roads. Just food for thought with all of this debate over raising the gas tax
Health
  • The Greenville Health Authority Board of Trustees announced a plan to give $80 million worth of grants over the next 20 years to fund initiatives to make the county healthier to achieve their goal of Greenville county being the healthiest county in the country by 2036.
National
  • The first tropical depression of the year spotted in the Atlantic Ocean which makes it the first April system since 2003.
Jobs
  • Canadian company Caristrap that makes strapping is opening a plant in Mauldin and is looking to fill 99 new jobs.
Local