Citizen Group Aims to Bolster Relations with Law Enforcement
Sheriff Lewis (back row, left) and the GCSO Community Relations Council
Greenville Community Relations Council gives one year update
“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.
Mauldin City Council run-off election results
| ||Dale Black||511||44.7%|
| ||Frank Allgood||633||55.3%|
Mauldin City Council election results
|Seat 1||Taft Matney||1460||100%|
|Seat 3||Jason Kraeling||976||53.6%|
| ||Rachel Putman||844||46.4%|
|Seat 5||No candidate exceeded 50%; runoff election will be November 16th|
| ||Dale Black||689||37.7%|
| ||Frank Allgood||610||33.4%|
| ||Travis Reeder||527||28.9%|
Next phase of renovations to Mauldin Cultural Center set to begin this spring
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
Mauldin’s long-planned City Center project is set to open in summer 2022
Italian restaurant, dentist, ice cream shop among 3 new business openings in Mauldin
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.
SCDOT’s Butler Road proposal in Mauldin, which could displace residents, raises concerns
Mauldin's plan to create 'City Center' could be back in motion after contract with developer gets early approval
This agreement passed second reading in the City Council meeting of December 21st.
First F-16 industry depot in the U.S. will be in Greenville, says Air Force
4,588 F-16s have been built. See more here.
Greenville County Schools seeing big rise in number of failing grades
Improvements to the Rothwell Drive and East Butler Road Intersection are Underway
Councilman Matney comments on Mauoldin Roads and City growth
Mauldin plans diversity training after social media posts
Downtown Greenville's Luna Rosa Gelato Cafe plans to open second location in Mauldin
Art in Focus: The Depot
Mask or no mask required? Mauldin to consider face mask regulation
Mauldin council formally rebukes councilman over social media posts he shared
Calls grow for Councilman's resignation, city's accountability
Mauldin council takes no action after councilman's social posts; activists plan protests
Mauldin city councilman under fire after social media posts
In the Simpsonville Sentinel newspaper May 2020 issue
It’s Budget Time for the City of Mauldin
Mauldin deal with developer to build 'city center' falls through, but city still optimistic
Stormwater Issues Discussed at 29 April Mauldin City Council Meeting
In the Simpsonville Sentinel newspaper April 2020 issue
Mauldin, South Carolina, and the Coronavirus
In the Simpsonville Sentinel newspaper March 2020 issue
Mauldin Traffic - SCDOT's Way, or Our Way?
In the Simpsonville Sentinel newspaper February 2020 issue
Mauldin’s City Center. . . What Is It?
Final updates on the progress of construction on the I-385 - I-85 Interchange
Mauldin's office of Global Lending Services to add 669 new jobs
formal announcement by GADC.
Is this the end of recycling?
This echoes the current situation in Mauldin.
Mauldin community development webpage
or go directly to the
Downtown Mauldin master plan recommendations summary
Mauldin election results
Mauldin city center: What to know about developer behind the up to $250M project
Grand re-opening of the Cultural Center Auditorium
Bridgeway Station - Opening Starting in 2020
The Mauldin City Center is finally happening!
Mauldin Police Department Receives State Accreditation from SCPAC
City Appoints New Public Works Director
Mauldin’s changing from a pass-through city to one where residents, businesses want to stay
Summary Review of Mauldin's 2015 Sewer Bond Project - Presentation for Oct 1 2019
Greenville News reports on the candidates for the 2019 Mauldin City Council
More on new development on Bonnie Brae
Mauldin to announce developer, plan for new city center within 1 month, mayor says
See some of the photos from the Mauldin Chamber's 2019 Trains Show
proposed Woodruff Bypass route
passing through Mauldin's Pine Forest area to Miller Road and Smith-Hines Road.
Mauldin homes are fastest-selling in South Carolina, according to study
Getting ready for football season with the Mavs at Mauldin High!
Mauldin's Beachin' Friday - the last for the Summer of 2019
- with a great fireworks show!
Mauldin Police Captain Tripp retires
WSPA Channel 7 reports: Five Mauldin Police Department employees resign
Developers will be building 500 homes on the former Bonnie Brae golf course
*   Sales of homes will begin in 2021.
*   Nearly 75,000 people have moved to Greenville County from 2010 to 2018.
Mauldin is one of the most affordable places to live in South Carolina
The City works hard to provide great Police, Fire, and other services,
while staying within a tight budget, and keeping taxes the lowest in the County.
The first building under construction in Bridgeway Station
, at I-385 and Bridges Road!
Mauldin annexations completed out to Fork Shoals Road
- includes the former Bonnie Brae golf course!
See the progress of the construction of the
I-385 - I-85 Interchange
Front and back pages of the program for the 2019 Greenville County GOP Convention
Latest news from the State Senate: SC Senator Ross Turner
Latest news from the State House: SC Rep. Garry Smith
- Net Migration (2017): 50,100
- Population: 5,024,400
- Median Household Income: $51,671
- Job Growth (2018): 1.9%
- The state has been a big proponent of using incentives to lure foreign investment and U.S. companies alike.
- The Palmetto State’s economy also benefits from its status as a right-to-work state.   South Carolina has the lowest union membership as a percentage of its workforce in the country at just 2.6%.
Senator Lindsey Graham campaign rally in Greenville, South Carolina
Second Lady Karen Pence, Senator Lindsey Graham, Vice President Mike Pence
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster
Vice President Mike Pence
Bought a "Keep America Great" cap, put it next to my "USA" and "Mauldin" caps
- hey; that's Red, White, and Blue!
February 13, 2019
Mauldin hires an interim Public Works Director
December 19, 2018
Mauldin Mayor Dennis Raines publicly rebukes councilman after cultural center issues
December 12, 2018
New addition to the Mauldin Cultural Center Art Trail
December 5, 2018
Mauldin is growing!   Annexations on Ashmore Bridge, Standing Sprins, Smith Hines
October 29, 2018
Mauldin names new City Administrator - Brandon Madden
September 7, 2018
Public Works Director released by Mauldin
August 21, 2018
Annexation along I-185 near Log Shoals Road.
May 28, 2018 - The Mauldin City Memorial Day Ceremony
Today's Ceremony honoring America's fallen heroes included this moving speech
by the Reverend Carl McCluney
, of the New Harvest Ministries
The Reverend Carl McCluney has served in the United States Air Force.
We are honored by his permission to let us reprint it here.
As we assemble today honoring our nation’s finest,
the brave men and women of our Armed Forces
who while serving abroad in combat or preparation drills for combat
They’ve faced the ultimate price for the freedoms we share ...
Today we share in the moral obligation and responsibility
of remembering each of them,
as flags wave in the winds of freedom,
tears and stories are shared with families and friends,
the solemn sound of taps still echoes in many hearts
yet our blue skies are the constant reminder
that amongst the continual world threat our freedom still rings.
From the graves of Arlington and all veteran cemeteries,
to the local grave sites where the families
have chosen to keep love ones close to home,
finally to those whose remains cannot be found,
For that we gather,
Let us forever remember the fallen, for their Fight for Freedom ...
Let us forever remember their families, for their adjustments to absence ...
Let us forever remember our freedom, for its Equality for Everyone.
Freedom is never free, but comes with high cost,
Freedom is not for a selected few,
Freedom is for all races, all colors, all national origins,
Freedom comes without discrimination.
I close with words of John F. Kennedy:
"A Nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces
But also by the men it honors, the men it remembers"
May 7, 2018
Mauldin City Council discusses regulation of AirBnBs
April 10, 2018
Mauldin growth doubles, likely to double again
Mauldin - One of the Best Cities to Jumpstart Your Career
Mauldin residential-home building boom
March 28, 2018
$100M Mauldin Development Planned
December 15, 2017
Unveiling of "We Are All One" - the latest piece to join the Cultural Center's Art Walk
See the Cultural Center Arts website
for more information.
The artist (in red jacket) and her family
December 2, 2017
The 2017 Christmas parade - we hope you enjoyed it.
November 11, 2017
A Veteran is someone who makes America a safe place - so much so that some never realize how necessary that is.
"A Veteran is someone who at some point in his life made a check payable to 'The United States of America' for an amount 'up to and including his life.'"
October 25, 2017
City Administrator Trey Eubanks                 Mr. Brandon Grooms
Councilman Scott Crosby             Fire Chief Bill Stewart
Chair, Public Safety Committee
Mr. Brandon Grooms, with Colonial Pipeline, presented a check for $4,800 to the Mauldin Fire Department.   This generous donation will help update our air monitoring capabilities for hazardous materials situations.
is a great community partner and an active member of the Greenville County Local Emergency Planning Committee.
September 29, 2017
Mauldin seeks builder for new downtown at City Center
September 28, 2017
Rhoda and Scott at the 2017
Mauldin Chamber of Commerce
September 20, 2017
held by the Mauldin Chamber of Commerce
and the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
Here is some of the information presented by the state Chamber
... There is clearly a lot of room for improvement.
September 19, 2017
Greenville News reports on Mauldin's development of its City Center
Mauldin makes the list:   the "Top 100 Best Places to Live"
September 15, 2017
The Mauldin Cultural Center is getting a major makeover
September 9-10, 16-17, 2017
Possibly my favorite time of year at the Mauldin Cultural Center - the Train show!
Over 4800 visitors total for both weekends! See the
August 29, 2017
to be developed by Phil Hughes
- an "urban village" - featured in
The Upstate Business Journal
August 20, 2017
Mauldin set to pass 4 month moratorium on building in City Center
The Mauldin City Center Master Plan
August 1, 2017
Marriott Courtyard five-story hotel comes to Mauldin!
July 25, 2017
Last week I spent Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at the annual conference held by the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC). There were a lot of very good classes and talks to help us learn to be better at serving on the City Council. But one really struck home with emphasis: Law Enforcement Challenges
, presented by Attorney and former LEO
. After hearing him speak, I bought copies of two of his books,
When Cops Kill
These look like great books and real eye-openers, which I have already started reading.
As Mauldin City Council's Chair of its Public Safety Committee, I am learning how important it is to be prepared for the legal issues surrounding the actions of our police force, and also how to act after an incident - particularly with regard to communications with the media and news reporting.
Look for more reporting on this and other MASC classes, as I can find the time to write about them.
May 29, 2017
Mauldin honors those who gave all - Memorial Day, 2017
May 26, 2017
GE presents a check for $5,000 to Mayor Dennis Raines, for new equipment for the Mauldin Fire Department.
May 13, 2017
The 2017 South Carolina Republican Convention
SCGOP 2017 Convention program   front cover   and our page inside
With fellow Convention delegate Esther Wagner
- long-time member and officer of the Golden Strip Republican Womens' Club
April 22, 2017
The 2017 Greenville County GOP Convention
March 15, 2017
MP Husky bringing 50 new jobs to Mauldin
March 1, 2017
Ribbon Cutting at the
Bon Thai Restaurant
on Miller Road, with
owner Kula, her husband, staff, and Mauldin Chanber of Commerce CEO Pat Pomeroy
the full set of photos
February 28, 2017
Ribbon Cutting at The Meadows Memory Care
on Holland Road
Talking with the manager and the owner of The Meadows
February 18, 2017
Verizon expansion in Mauldin - $3.5M, 260 new jobs
February 16, 2017
The groundbreaking ceremony for the
BB&T mortgage banking center coming to Mauldin
- 600 jobs, and 140,000 sq.ft. building costing $30m,
- located at Millport, East Butler Road and I-385
also stories here
Excerpt from the Simpsonville Sentinel
BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) held a groundbreaking ceremony on February 16 for a 140,000-square-foot mortgage servicing center at 825 E. Butler Road in Mauldin, S.C. The new $30 million building will accommodate more than 600 BB&T associates who work primarily in administrative, back office and support functions. BB&T expects to complete construction and move into the facility by the end of the fourth quarter. The mortgage servicing and other operations are currently located at 301 College St. in Greenville.
December 21, 2016
David Dyrhaug comes to Mauldin as city planner
- see also this story
December 15, 2016
(posted January 30, 2017) -
GCRA and the City of Mauldin SC Government were thrilled to celebrate the official kickoff of the site clearance and infrastructure phase for Miller Place Court, which will be the home of 18 units of affordable rental housing at the corner of Miller and Old Mill Roads.
The groundbreaking ceremony, which took place December 15th at the corner of Old Mill and Miller Rds., had over a dozen officials in attendance. including Mauldin Mayor Dennis Raines and County Council members Fred Payne and Liz Seman, Mauldin City Council member Scott Crosby, and City Administrator Trey Eubanks. The groundbreaking also featured Countybank, as the primary financer of the nine duplex project and special recognition to LS3P Associates Ltd. for the design.
The nine duplexes located on over two acres will provide affordable housing for 18 families in a mixed income community. The three bedroom two bath units will range from $600-$800 per month.
“In Greenville County, affordable housing for working families is in tremendous need, and families will be able to stay here in Greenville County and afford where they live,” Stan Wilson, GCRA Executive Director said. “We plan to do something like this in other communities as well.”
The next phase for the development is infrastructure improvement, to be completed by Raby Construction and is set to open in 2018.
December 8, 2016 -
At the Greenville County GOP Christmas Party
- Scott, State Rep. Garry Smith, Rhoda, Bruce Belfield
December 5, 2016 -
See Scott's speech presentation notes.
October 24, 2016 -
The 2016 Furman University U.S. Senate & House Debate,
Rhoda, Congressman Trey Gowdy, Scott
Rhoda, Scott, Senator Tim Scott
October 20, 2016 -
The 2016 Greenville County Republican Party Bronze Elephant Dinner,
at the Poinsett Club
Scott and Rhoda with the guest speaker, Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz
, Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
October 6, 2016 -
Mauldin Fire Department - A retirement, and a promotion
The Mauldin Fire Department met to honor two of its own:
, a volunteer fireman, retiring after fifty years - half a century
- of service to Mauldin residents.
, newly promoted to Lieutenant
, here shown with his wife, children, and parents.
Keeping with tradition, Lieutenant Lutz
' son pins on the new rank insignia.
September 29, 2016 -
Mauldin Cultural Center gets grant for more renovations
July 15, 2016 -
Awarded Certificate for completion of studies in municipal operation and responsibilities of an elected offical by
July 13th, 2016 -
Mauldin's credit rating goes up two levels to Aa2 - just one level below the top!
July 9th, 2016 -
Mauldin - ranked 29th in U.S. cities to retire to, and best in the Upstate
June 16th, 2016 -
Mauldin has a new Public Works Director - Gary Woodson
May 30th, 2016 -
Mauldin honors those who gave all - Memorial Day, 2016
March 3rd, 2016 -
"Mauldin is Ours!"
NextHS students present strategies to Mauldin officials
Click here to see their presentation
February 24th, 2016 -
Listening to residents
- Initiated action leading to new speed bumps for neighborhood safety
January 4th, 2016 -
Swearing in for my second term, with wife Rhoda
by Judge Angela Martin
November 25th, 2015 -
Mauldin High School Senior to Paint Mural at Cultural Center
November 3rd, 2015 - Re-elected!
Thanks to all of our supporters! My sincere and heartfelt "Thank-you" to those who helped by letting other folks know who I am, where I stand on the issues, and what I have done in my first term as a City Councilman, and thank-you to all those who voted for me!
I strongly believe it is my responsibility to work for you as your representative in the City government, and in my first four years I worked with that intent on every issue. That will continue to be my mandate for the next four years.
Check out my two commentaries (also listed at left):
2015 Election Campaign Card
August 4th, 2015 -
New Development in Mauldin
July 29th, 2015
Running for re-election to the Mauldin City Council
2015 re-election campaign website
C. Scott Crosby . com
May 19th, 2015 -
Mauldin adopts Hazard Mitigation Plan
March 11th, 2015 -
Mauldin City Councilman Scott Crosby and State Rep. Garry Smith at the State House
October 12th, 2014 -
Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Mauldin City Councilman Scott Crosby
September 9th, 2014
Annexing businesses into Mauldin
March 26th, 2014
-- Working hard to deliver lower taxes and improved services
-- as I promised in my campaign
Reducing impediments to the growth of businesses - and jobs - in Mauldin
Two Year Report: 24 November 2013
It has been two years since I won election to the Mauldin City Council. A lot has happened.
The functions of Mauldin's City government are divided into six areas. Each Councilman is assigned as the Chair of one of six corresponding Council Committees, and is also seated on two other Committees. Assignments are made by the Mayor, with personal preferences noted where possible, and last for two years.
I am the Chair of the Building and Zoning Committee. I began my term with the strategic goal of developing a more business-friendly environment in Mauldin, making it more attractive to business growth. Both smaller and larger neighboring cities are growing and dynamic; it was time for Mauldin to change in that direction as well.
Early in my term the Department Director retired. We initiated some changes in the interim, while looking for a new Director. The Building and Zoning Department was renamed Business and Development Services, and we made several other small changes to begin making the Department the City’s “Showroom”, since it is figuratively the first thing in Mauldin that an incoming businessman will visit. Our new Director has really been great at developing this new view of the Department, and businesses have taken notice of the change.
Our most recent effort is directed towards cleaning up the sign ordinances, making them easier to understand, more consistent, and more business-friendly.
Similarly, as a member of the Economic Development Committee I have worked to attract more businesses into Mauldin. New businesses include start-ups and existing businesses just outside the city limits who ask to be annexed into the City. Mauldin proudly offers response times of less than three minutes from phone call to the arrival of police or fire department personnel; that contrasts to about twenty minutes for those who depend on County resources. For businesses at locations that can opt for annexation by more than one city, Mauldin offers lower taxes and generally cheaper rates on other services as well.
Also as part of that Committee, I have helped to set the strategic, long-term, future development of Mauldin. This will hopefully include a more family-friendly town “center”, which we are pursuing through private investment in combination with the City’s investment in supporting infrastructure: i.e., with no tax increases.
My third Committee seat is on Budget and Finance. All three Committee members are fiscally very frugal, and have kept a tight budget with no tax increases, while also maintaining city equipment and services. Mauldin has an excellent credit rating, and maintains a fund reserve greater than that required by law. A balanced budget is also required by law, but in both of the past two years we have spent less money than planned, due in no small part to City employees’ careful restraint on expenses.
Taxes have not increased in my first two years. The tax situation includes three primary areas where the City can focus its efforts.
First, the City has found no need to raise property millage tax rates, or indeed, raise rates for any kinds of taxes at all. The conservative budgeting mentioned previously made this possible.
Second, the separate rates for special services have not increased. Unfortunately, this may change for one area in the near future: sewage costs are driven by expanding EPA mandates. However, even in that regard we are working to minimize any fee increases. Mauldin’s sewage fees are presently the lowest of any of the six cities in the County, as well as the County itself. Even with the estimated increase, Mauldin’s sewage fees will remain the lowest. Also helping to contain costs, Mauldin has been gradually upgrading its sewage system over the past decade, minimizing the need for future maintenance. Several other cities – with fees already exceeding Mauldin’s – face substantial increases to cover the growing maintenance needs of systems that were ignored for too long.
Third, the City is working to prevent imposition of higher property millage rates by the County. The County recently inherited an overspent (if not yet bankrupt) budget when it assumed the responsibilities of the County Recreation Commission. The County’s initial intentions were to raise taxes for residents of Mauldin and three other cities. We are working to resolve this issue amicably and to the benefits of all sides. But the County’s proposed taxation appears to be illegal, and litigation remains an unfortunate possibility.
Being a successful City Councilman requires working jointly with five other Councilmen and the Mayor. Nothing happens without a majority of votes. The lessons learned from working in such an environment are a prerequisite to success. I am pleased with our Council’s accomplishments, the rapport among all seven members of Council, the development of the City of Mauldin in my first two years, and with my contribution to the progress of that development.
November 21st, 2013 -
See my letter to Leon County
, Florida, on their rejection of a gun-control ordinance there.
July 25th, 2013 -
Mauldin City Councilman Scott Crosby and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott
Working to save money for Mauldin and its employees
Voting to save Mauldin money,
and hiring a new manager for Business Development and Services
Repealing the $45 Public Works fee
January 3rd, 2012 -
Mauldin City Council Swearing-In
Swearing in of new Mauldin City Councilman Scott Crosby
by neighbor Rev. James Williams, and with wife Rhoda
Scott Crosby     Dennis Raines     Bob Cook     Larry Goodson
8 November 2011 -
Thanks to all our supporters -- We won!
Mauldin City Council election results
2011 Election Campaign Card
See what was said about candidate Scott Crosby in the links below.
Mauldin Tribune-Times, Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
Candidate Forum Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 Video (2 hours)
Candidate Forum Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 News Report
On Facebook: Scott Crosby For Mauldin City Council Seat Four
Interview with Jim Lee on the Palmetto Conservative Show
Interview with the Mauldin Patch, July 28th, 2011
From the Minutes of a Redistricting Hearing, April 2011
Audio recording from a Redistricting Hearing, April 2011
Delegate to the 2011 South Carolina State GOP Convention
Supported Trey Gowdy in his election as our Congressman
Quoted in the Wall Street Journal on October 23rd, 2006
"Governmental impositions and controls are destructive and wrong, as evil and as lacking in virtue as the actions of any dictator. Forget chasing backdated options. Brand the anti-capitalist regulators and lawmakers for what they are: guilty of assault on individual success, freedom and America itself, as it was, still is to some degree, and ought to be."
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