Travelers Rest named 2013 Urban Conservationist of the Year.
On May 9 the City of Travelers Rest was named the 2013 Urban Conservationist of the Year by the Greenville County Soil and Water Conservation District at their annual awards banquet.
On behalf of their Board of Commissioners, Chairman Robert Hanley presented Mayor Wayne McCall with the award, citing the City's transformation of Buncombe Road Park and greenways, the City's dedication to litter prevention programs, our support of recreation on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, the development of our pedestrian-friendly downtown, and our encouragement of "numerous outdoor recreation opportunities".
Also representing the City at the banquet were City Administrator Dianna Turner and Police Chief Lance Crowe.
Travelers Rest welcomes Furman University
At its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday night, Travelers Rest City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to annex Furman University and Furman Foundation properties into its city limits. This was second and final reading of the ordinance unanimously approved on first reading in March. The meeting concluded with a presentation of the Key to the City to Rod Smolla, Furman's President, by Mayor Wayne McCall.
Neighbors for decades, Furman University can now refer to Travelers Rest as its hometown, receiving fire protection and other public services. For its part, Travelers Rest is adding a world class institution of higher learning to its jurisdiction and the ability to tout student, faculty and staff population to potential developers. "We are growing in a very positive and responsible way," said City Administrator Dianna Turner. "Having Furman University as part of our community can lead to some exciting prospects in terms of new development."
"Furman is excited about this new agreement with Travelers Rest, and we are grateful for the outstanding services the City will provide us. The Travelers Rest community has been welcoming and enthusiastic, and we look forward to opportunities for continued collaboration as our partnership moves forward," said Furman President Rod Smolla.
The City had already been planning for the construction of a new fire station on the site of the former Travelers Rest High School. Geographically it will be more centrally located within the new city limits. The City is also adding three positions to its fire department staff to respond to the higher call volume.
Click here for a map outlining the new city limits.
Talk of the Town newsletter
First Ever "Great American Cleanup" in Travelers Rest.
The Let's Keep TR Beautiful Committee is looking for community leaders to coordinate efforts on
Saturday, May 4th to make our town a cleaner and more beautiful place to live.
You can call Brandy Amidon at 864-380-4979 or e-mail her with questions and to sign up to participate.
A downloadable flyer listing all the details and the opportunities to help is available here: Let's Keep TR Beautiful "Great American Cleanup 2013".
Market Analysis and Economic Plan available online.
After making its debut to an enthusiastic crowd at City Hall on July 19, Arnett/Muldrow and Associates' TR Market Analysis and Economic Plan final report is now available for download here.
Police Department Bulletins
Follow this link to the TRPD Bulletins page:Travelers Rest Police Department Bulletins