At their recent meeting, the Greenville City Council discussed changing the city’s video gaming ordinance to include the entire city limits. Currently, gaming can only happen on the south side of town. During the meeting it was pointed out that other businesses in town have shown an interest in including gaming, but it’s forbidden under the current city ordinance. The council could decide to open up the entire city to gaming, including the square, at the June meeting. Mayor Gaffner asked the council to delay any decisions until the June meeting allowing the public to offer any feedback they might have.
The council also heard from four Greenville High School students about the recent Comets Give Back Day. Greenville High School Assistant Principal Brad Turner told the council that 161 students participated in this year’s Give Back Day — that’s 20 more than last year. The students helped clean up public areas, like parks, and helped local non-profits and government agencies in a myriad of different ways. Turner told the council they are working hard to build a community of character at our local schools.