Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Duke Energy Planned Power Outage


Duke Energy has announced residents of portions of the City will experience a scheduled temporary power outage beginning at midnight on Saturday, July 10. The outage is necessary in order to repair the substation located off of Fairview Avenue.

Areas affected by this outage include Converse Heights, Beaumont and Fairview Avenue. Residents will be notified individually by either mail or via phone message from Duke Energy. Traffic signals located at intersections on Pine Street will also be affected by this outage.
The repair is expected to take approximately three hours at which time power will be restored.

For additional information, please contact Thomas Burgess, Duke Energy at 864-706-2062.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport Groundbreaking Takes Place Today

A groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate improvements to the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5 at the airport located at 500 Ammons Road.

Improvements include renovation and expansion of the terminal building, parking and landscape improvements, and the construction of two T hangars.

The City is very appreciative of the support of its partners that include Spartanburg County, the South Carolina Aeronautics Commission and Carolina First Community Development Corporation.

Community leaders making remarks at the groundbreaking include Mayor Junie White; Honorable Michael Brown, District 1 County Councilmember; Honorable Joe Spigner, District 1 City Councilmember; City Manager Ed Memmott, and Airport Director Darwin Simpson.

For additional information please contact Darwin Simpson, Airport Director at 864-595-2700 or dsimpson@cityofspartanburg.org.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

iRecycle and Win! Contest Winners Announced this Friday.


The City of Spartanburg, Coca-Cola of Spartanburg and BI-LO would like to invite the press to join us as we present gift cards to winners of the iRecycle and Win! Contest.

Speakers include Bill Thompson, Manager, Solid Waste Division for the City of Spartanburg; Tony Price, Sales Center Manager, Coca-Cola of Spartanburg; and John Crocker, Store Director, BI-LO.
Press Conference
Friday, April 30, 2010
11:00 a.m.
140 Fernwood Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29307

For more information contact Sonya Culbreth, City of Spartanburg, at 864-596-2020 or sculbreth@cityofspartanburg.org.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Public is invited to vote for their favorite ArtCycle Artist

Public is invited to vote for their favorite ArtCycle Artist

The City of Spartanburg will kick-off the “People’s Choice Award” contest for the public as they view the five ArtCycle sculptures beginning Thursday, April 15th, during ArtWalk in downtown Spartanburg. A unique aspect to ArtCycle is the guide by cell program, a free audio tour that participants can call in and learn more about each sculpture at their own pace. This program will also launch on April 15, 2010. The contest will end at the close of the September ArtWalk on September 16, 2010.

As part of the Spartanburg Creative Energy campaign, Artcycle is a new initiative that promotes regional artists, each of whom has been commissioned to build an outdoor sculpture from recycled bicycle parts. The sculptures need not be made only of bicycle parts, nor need they be made of a specific percentage of bicycle parts. However, the sculptures must be made of enough bicycle parts that the viewer readily sees that a significant portion of each sculpture contain parts that were formerly from of a bicycle.

The sculptures will be on display in Spartanburg’s downtown area from April to September of this year. The project is the result of a collaboration between Spartanburg Creative Energy, HUB-BUB and Partners for Active Living. Artcycle celebrates the City's national designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community, which made it the first in South Carolina to receive that honor in 2007.

2010 ArtCycle Artist
Adam Campbell - Spartanburg, SC
Sterling Kenny and CarrĂ© Razzano – Woodruff, SC
Lauren Ponder -Spartanburg, SC
Cody Roberts – Spartanburg, SC
Daniel and Mikki Tripp- Campobello, SC

For more information, please visit: http://www.spartanburgcreativeenergy.com or contact Amanda Mathis, Economic Development Coordinator at 864-596-3068 or amathis@cityofspartanburg.org.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

City of Spartanburg partners with CollegeTown Service Initiative


College Town Service Initiative (CSI) provides opportunities for college students all over Spartanburg County to become involved and connected with the community around them through volunteer projects.

In partnership with the City of Spartanburg, and coinciding with Christmas in Action on April 10th, CSI will begin with a breakfast at The Hangar at First Baptist, following with a short program educating the students on the projects for the day. They will be installing Born Learning trails in three neighborhood parks, which will encourage parent-child interaction with signs that encourage singing, playing, and learning.

In partnership with the City of Spartanburg, CSI will also work on various neighborhood clean ups and graffiti painting removal, as well as other landscaping and maintenance projects throughout the City.

College Town Coordinator, Rogers Brandt states, “It is our hope that this day of service will help students feel more invested in their college community, which is their home for their college education and beyond.”

Monday, April 5, 2010

Zumba Fitness tonight at the new C.C. Woodson Community Center

ZUMBA® Fitness @ C.C. Woodson Community Center
210 Bomar Avenue
Spartanburg, SC 29301

Mondays & Thursdays 6 - 7pm

Spartanburg City Council to participate in Citizen Spartanburg forum tonight.

Spartanburg City Council 2010

Spartanburg City Council will be participating tonight in an informal forum sponsored by the Citizen Spartanburg group at 6:00 p.m. at The Showroom at Hub-Bub located at 149 South Daniel Morgan Avenue. Each City Council member will speak briefly about, “why citizen participation is important to them, what inspires them to serve our community, and how we, as citizens, can help them make Spartanburg the best it can be.”

Please address any questions you have to Tammy Stokes
[tdreamweaver@hotmail.com] or 582-1817.