Greenville City Council Approves Tourism Money for Bicentennial Celebration

The Greenville City Council approved $25,000 in Tourism Fund money for the Bicentennial Celebrations to be held in 2015. Tourism money comes from taxes on overnight stays at local hotels, and that money is used to promote events in Greenville, like the Bicentennial events. The funding request was approved 4-0 by the city council, and councilman Kenny Hampton said he had been told the Bicentennial Committee may make further funding requests in the future.

The Greenville City Council also voted to vacate an alley where the old Senior Center Building used to stand, and voted to annex a piece of property owned by Floyd Post.