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2023 February 2

graphic not found First Greenville-built F-16 takes flight

The first successful flight of an F-16 Block 70 fighter jet built in Greenville is in the books.  The plane took off at 9:17 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday, Jan. 24.  Test pilots Dwayne “Pro” Opella and Monessa “Siren” Balzhiser were at the controls.  Balzhiser is the first woman to serve as a test pilot for the company.  Total flight time was approximately 50 minutes and included airworthiness checks such as engine, flight control and fuel system checks, as well as basic aircraft handling.

This F-16 Block 70 is the first of 16 jets to be delivered to Bahrain.  Six countries have selected Block 70/72 aircraft, including Slovakia.  In addition to the current official backlog of 128 jets to date to be built in Greenville, Jordan in 2022 signed a letter of offer and acceptance for eight jets, and last week signed an additional one for four more.  Bulgaria has signed an LOA for an additional eight jets for its fleet.  Once these orders are finalized, the Greenville backlog will increase to 148.

Lockheed Martin moved F-16 production to Greenville in 2019 and has approximately 700 workers at the Upstate site with an average annual economic impact of $100 million to the area.

18 September 2022

Mauldin taps interim administrator, names new economic development director

Rebecca Vance, who has served as administrator in Clinton and Summerville, has been given a four-month contract as interim administrator.

JR Charles, who comes to the Upstate with economic development experience in Georgia, joins the Mauldin team to fill the department head role that has been vacant since Van Broad retired in March.

City of Mauldin welcomes new Cultural Affairs Manager, Christine Faust

Faust is responsible for leading all current and future cultural assets of the City, including the Mauldin Cultural Center where she will direct daily operations including budgeting and managing staff.

Faust comes to the City with more than 25 years of experience in the marketing, event planning and development industries.  In her most recent role, she served as development associate for the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities Foundation where she was responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans for annual events that ensured the organization met its revenue goals, secured event sponsors and cultivated relationships with current and prospective donors.

21 April 2022

Mauldin Cultural Center Gala

Mauldin Cultural Council President Scott Crosby and Rhoda Crosby

24 February 2022

Citizen Group Aims to Bolster Relations with Law Enforcement and here

GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) — A volunteer citizen group aimed at building better relationships between the community and the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office made its official introduction to the public today.

To form the GCSO’s Community Relations Council, each elected official on the Greenville County Council nominated citizens from their district who were then vetted by the law enforcement agency.

While the group chose to make its debut Thursday, the members have actually spent the past year meeting with Sheriff Hobart Lewis and attending other events to better understand the actions and decisions of law enforcement officers.

Hobart said the group, whose members will serve two-year terms, will further the efforts of his agency to promote transparency and build public trust.

“We’re going to be honest about the things that happen, so, hopefully, giving a civilian a look at those things again, they can be not only an advocate for us but an advocate for their districts.

Scott Crosby, who serves as the council’s chair, said the group will continue to expand its reach throughout the county.

“We want Greenville to be an example for the rest of the country,” Crosby said.

Back row:  Steve McNeely, Sheriff Hobart Lewis, Jim Barbare, Stephen Brown, Scott Crosby (Chair), Lazaro Montoto, Kyle Gilley (Secretary).  Front row:  Christy Bright (Vice Chair), Idell Koury, Whitney Ferguson, Amy Green, John Edwards.  Not present:  Gidget Carter, James Speed.

Greenville Community Relations Council gives one year update

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is continuing efforts to build better relationships with the community.

In July of 2020, it was announced a Community Relations Council would be formed.  Members of the council have now been meeting for about a year, learning more about how the sheriff’s office works, and helping to foster stronger public trust.

“We have been developing plans for the efforts the council will make to foster greater transparency and stronger public trust,” council chairman Scott Crosby said.

“We hope that they’ll go back to their districts and represent the people there as well as law-enforcement and kind of help start building that bridge for us,” Sheriff Lewis said.

21 January 2022

Joe Erwin reveals full plans for $39M county-owned Greenville Triumph stadium in Mauldin

The new stadium would seat more than 8,000 fans — about 2,000 more than the Greenville Drive's setup at Fluor Field — and bring sports tournaments from across the region and be home to the Greenville Triumph Soccer Club.  Phase two could bring the total to 12,000 seats.  The new stadium could be a hub for families.  Research showed that Triumph fans want to make a day of the games — have a family meal before and go out for a drink or a game of bowling after.

Not only would the stadium be home to the men's and recently created women's Triumph teams, it could host youth soccer playoffs, concerts, festivals and any sport played on a rectangular field.  "We see, by the end of year two, 150 events a year."

He began the hunt for stadium sites years ago, but finding the right acreage with the right access was tricky.  Of the more than 40 parcels team officials examined, the site at BridgeWay Station became the winner due to its proximity to not only interstate travelers but the Swamp Rabbit Trail that will connect via a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 385.  The pedestrian bridge is set to begin construction in March, and it's expected to be finished within 18 months — roughly coinciding with the stadium proposal.

With a projected 12-month buildout, games could be played at the yet-to-be-named stadium in 2023.

22 November 2021

'We don't have an option':  Mauldin residents voice concerns over latest Butler Road plans

The official comment period is Nov. 10 to Dec. 10.  Comments can be mailed to
Casey Lucas, SCDOT, at 955 Park St., P.O. Box 191, Columbia, SC 29201 or emailed to ButlerRoad@scdot.org.
More information is available at buildabetterbutler.com.

What to know:  The East Butler Road improvement plan in Mauldin.

6 January 2022

New restaurant coming to BridgeWay Station

Charleston's Poogan's Southern Kitchen is coming to BridgeWay Station in Mauldin in late of spring of 2022.

17 November 2021

Mauldin City Council Seat 5 run-off election results

Seat 5
 Dale Black51144.7%
 Frank Allgood63355.3%

5 November 2020

Be at SCDOT's meeting 5-7pm November 18, 2021 at the Mauldin Cultural Center.

See SCDOT's own description
of their plans for East Butler Road.

Make your voice heard!

Let SCDOT know what you think!  Email SCDOT!

Email Mauldin's Mayor and City Council
to let them know what you think of
SCDOT's proposed changes to East Butler Road.

3 November 2021

Mauldin City Council election results

Seat 1Taft Matney1460100%
Seat 3Jason Kraeling97653.6%
 Rachel Putman84446.4%
Seat 5No candidate exceeded 50%; runoff election will be November 16th
 Dale Black68937.7%
 Frank Allgood61033.4%
 Travis Reeder52728.9%

19 August 2021

Press Release:

Mauldin Public Art Trail Unveiling for
Sixth Installation at the Mauldin Cultural Center

MAULDIN, SC – We invite you to join us as we unveil the sixth installation on the Mauldin Public Art Trail.  The trail was established in December 2014 as a way to beautify the community with public works created by South Carolina artists.  Every year a new work is commissioned to fill one of the nine trail sites lining the perimeter of the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater.

This year, artist Carey Morton has created a piece to exemplify the theme, “Heroes and Leaders.” This theme celebrates the various groups of people who have not traditionally been given such a title, but who are heroes nonetheless.  Morton earned his MFA concentrating in sculpture from Clemson University in 2018, having completed his undergraduate degree at Winthrop University.

The unveiling will feature a Q+A with the artist and will take place outside of the Mauldin Cultural Center along City Center Drive on Monday, August 23 at 6:00 p.m.

The featured themes and past artists have been “Crossroads” by Joey Manson (2015), “South Carolina Strong” by Jamie von Herndon (2016), “Appreciation of Diversity” by Yelitza Diaz Muzzarelli (2017), “Industry of the Upstate” by Arrington Matthews (2018), and “Youth: Passion for Change” by Aldo Muzzarelli (2019).  Morton’s sculpture will join the other pieces from the past year’s themes along the trail.

More information about the Mauldin Public Art Trail can be found at mauldinculturalcenter.org/public-art-trail.


The City of Mauldin is located in the Upstate of South Carolina and in the heart of Greenville County.  It is the 17th largest city in South Carolina out of 270 municipalities and one of the fastest growing cities in the state.  Mauldin was first chartered in 1890 and has grown to a population of more than 25,000.  More information about the City of Mauldin can be found online at cityofmauldin.org.

2 June 2021

Press Release:

Enjoy Summer Evenings of Food, Music, and Fun at the Mauldin Cultural Center

MAULDIN, SC – The Mauldin Cultural Center is kicking off its summer season!  The Beachin’ Fridays summer music series begins on May 28th and lasts through July 30th, bringing bigger and better things than ever before.  Concerts are held every Friday at 7PM, rain or shine, at the Mauldin Cultural Center’s Outdoor Amphitheater.

This year’s bands are sponsored by Duke Energy.  In order of appearance by week, the bands are: The Holiday Band; The Shag Doctorz; The Tams; Carolina Coast Band; Rhythm City Band; Larry McNair & Friends; The Catalinas; Jump Street; Dana Jones & the Bruce Caldwell Project; and Band of Oz on the finale night followed by a fireworks show sponsored by United Community Bank.

Beachin’ Fridays started in 2015, bringing the beach music scene to Mauldin.  People from all over the Upstate converge on the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater for evenings of shag dancing, beer and wine by Growler Haus, and food trucks.  Food trucks for this year’s concerts include Bosco’s Baby’s, Seoul Republic, Mac Attack, Jo the Noodle Lady, and more.  This year’s event is also sponsored by Cristina Ortiz of State Farm.  A complete schedule for food trucks can be found at mauldinculturalcenter.org/beachin-fridays.

Also returning for another summer is the Mauldin Farmer’s Market, sponsored by Ryan Homes.  The Market will run every Tuesday, 5 – 8PM, from June 1 to July 27 at the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater.

The Mauldin Farmers Market features a variety of vendors from around the Upstate selling locally sourced and produced items and handmade goods!  Most vendors accept cash and/or credit cards.

The Mauldin Farmers Market, also sponsored by First Step Realty, will feature food trucks, beer and wine from Growler Haus, and weekly family activities such as live music, cooking demonstrations, a petting zoo, and more.  A full list of vendors, activities, and food trucks can be found at mauldinmarket.com.

Additionally, the Rotary Club of Mauldin invites you to help out those in need by contributing non-perishable food items, paper products, cleaning products, and/or toiletries.  Please bring a donation for the Center for Community Services Food Bank when you come to the Mauldin Farmers Market or Beachin’ Fridays.

Both Beachin’ Fridays and the Mauldin Farmers Market are free to attend, and guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the outdoor performances.  Leashed dogs are also allowed.  Food and beverages are available from on-site vendors; outside food and beverages are prohibited.

For more information about these and other events at the Mauldin Cultural Center, please visit mauldinculturalcenter.org.

1 June 2021

Supporting the Arts in Mauldin means so much more than you think!

10 April 2021

Mauldin BridgeWay Station plans unveiled:  Development features 'older village' look

BridgeWay Station's Swamp Rabbit Trail bridge over I-385

"How transformative is this going to be?  People will be asking one day, where's Greenville?  It's near Mauldin," said Senator Lindsey Graham.

4 March 2021

Headline:  Groundbreaking Held for the New
Mauldin ALDI Discount Supermarket

Aldi supermarket is coming to Mauldin
just across Main Street from the new City Center.

6 January 2021

SCDOT’s Butler Road proposal in Mauldin, which could displace residents, raises concerns

Mauldin Mayor Terry Merrit is encouraging anyone with concerns related to the project to reach out to SCDOT and to attend the Jan. 14 meeting.  Citing COVID-19 restrictions, SCDOT has limited in-person attendance for that meeting and asked anyone who plans to go to register ahead of time.

    Merritt said he believes the agency should have scheduled more meetings and hosted them in a larger space to safely accommodate more people.  “They (SCDOT) do not want the citizens of Mauldin to show up as a group,” he said.  “They want to keep everyone one on one where they can have an easier time with them.”

5 January 2020

Will SCDOT's proposed changes to East Butler Road be good for Mauldin residents and businesses?

The changes will destroy one resident's home, divide a valuable piece of property into useless small pieces, disrupt businesses, take away even more of the front lawns of East Butler Road's residents, reduce parking in front of businesses and churches, and turn the CVS parking-lot into a short cut-through for those in a hurry, making it unsafe for the store's customers and their children.

Yet the changes will not combine Old Mill Road and Bethel Drive into a single intersection.  The changes follow SCDOT's rules, but solve nothing.

Did you know that SCDOT, not Mauldin, owns Butler Road? Are the proposed "improvements" really intended to make life better for Mauldin residents and business owners?  Or is this project just a way to increase SCDOT's Federal funding and SCDOT's budget?

Mauldin is no longer the crossroads it once was.  It does not need another highway; it already has that in Highway 417.  East Butler does not need to be turned into another Woodruff Road by SCDOT.

Mauldin is a residential community;  a place where families can walk or bicycle, for pleasure, or to go to a store or a restaurant, or to see a show at the Cultural Center, or to get to work.
    Greenville, Simpsonville, and Fountain Inn all have "pedestrian friendly" downtowns.  It is a very attractive feature everywhere.  What is keeping SCDOT from helping Mauldin do the same?  Just who is supposed to benefit from SCDOT's proposed changes?

A highway is not pedestrian friendly.  Woodruff Road is not pedestrian-friendly.

Mauldin's plans call for East Butler Road to be pedestrian-friendly, from Corn Road to the Cultural Center and the planned City Center.

For more information about those changes and their impact, see the article DOT Yields to Historic Mauldin Landmark in the Simpsonville Sentinel.  Read how the Mauldin Outdoor Market's Joel Ann Chandler stopped SCDOT from ruining her business.  What she did, you can do.

See SCDOT's own description of their plans for East Butler Road.

Make your voice heard!

Let SCDOT know what you think!  Email SCDOT!

Contact Mauldin's Mayor and City Council to let them know what you think of SCDOT's proposed changes to East Butler Road.

Below is the announcement you may have received in the mail:

8 February 2021

Next phase of renovations to Mauldin Cultural Center set to begin this spring

Work is set to begin soon on a new lobby and outdoor plaza at the Mauldin Cultural Center.

The project will include overhauling a kitchen in the center, which previously served as Mauldin Elementary school, into a lobby, complete with a box office, plush seating, a bar and new bathrooms.  The project will cost an estimated $550,000

2 February 2021

Mauldin’s long-planned City Center project is set to open in summer 2022

City Center is not the only property The Parker Group hopes to reimagine.  Parker said the firm is already under contract for the former Rite Aid spot on the corner of Laurens and Butler roads, which will be redeveloped this year and transformed into restaurant and office space.

11 January 2021

Italian restaurant, dentist, ice cream shop among 3 new business openings in Mauldin

The Luna Rosa Gelato Bar & Restaurant opened in Mauldin on January 1, the second location for the gelato bar and Italian restaurant, which also has a downtown Greenville presence.  The Mauldin location is at 306 North Main Street, replacing the Turtle Shell, and the New York-native owners designed the space to give a feel of walking under the bridges of Brooklyn, from the lighting to the decorative support beams and the lit-up scenes of New York at night covering the walls.

Indigo Dental opened last week at 905 W. Butler Rd. in Mauldin. It's the business of Meagan and Michael Crosland, a husband and wife dentist duo who co-own the practice.  Originally from Georgia, the couple moved to Greenville in 2017 and had worked in other local dentist offices as they planned to open their own practice together.  With the pandemic in mind, they decided to incorporate a hospital grade air filtration system using MERV filters and UV light to better filter and sanitize the air inside their building.

Pop's Cabin Creamery is owned by Don Deas, owner of Mauldin seafood staple Low Country Shrimper.  Pop's Cabin Creamery is planned to open March 1 in the historic Gosnell Cabin next to the Mauldin Cultural Center.

6 January 2021

SCDOT’s Butler Road proposal in Mauldin, which could displace residents, raises concerns

Mauldin Mayor Terry Merritt is encouraging anyone with concerns related to the project to reach out to SCDOT and to attend the Jan. 14 meeting.  Citing COVID-19 restrictions, SCDOT has limited in-person attendance for that meeting and asked anyone who plans to go to register ahead of time.  Merritt said he believes the agency should have scheduled more meetings and hosted them in a larger space to safely accommodate more people.  “They (SCDOT) do not want the citizens of Mauldin to show up as a group,” he said.  “They want to keep everyone one on one where they can have an easier time with them.”

4 January 2021

Mauldin's plan to create 'City Center' could be back in motion after contract with developer gets early approval

Under the deal, the Greenville-based firm would buy four city-owned parcels bordering Jenkins Street, Jenkins Court and the train tracks along Murray Drive, City Administrator Brandon Madden said.  The property is in a 24-acre area targeted for the creation of a City Center by Mauldin, which lacks a traditional downtown.

This agreement passed second reading in the City Council meeting of December 21st.

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