City honors Herring, Boy Scouts for walking trail

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Greenville City Council recognized a proclamation naming the nature trail at Sherling Lake the Phillip Herring Walking Trail. Herring, longtime director at the park, retired last year and was honored with a dedication of the trail in his name on Oct. 10.

Mayor Dexter McLendon and the council also presented members of Boy Scout Troop 520 with certificates of appreciation for helping to keep the walking trail at Sherling Lake clean, re-conditioned and well maintained.

&#8220We thank you for the hard work you've done,” said McLendon.

In other business:

n The council postponed a resolution to consider transfer of an ABC lounge retail liquor license for Front Street Pub owner Karen Jackson. During a public hearing, police chief Lonzo Ingram said there were issues that needed to be addressed as far as safety goes.

&#8220We're concerned right now with the number of calls we've been getting about the Front Street Pub,” said Ingram.

Pending Ingram's recommendation the council will vote on the liquor license transfer at its next meeting on Monday, Nov. 13.

n The council approved a resolution accepting a dedication of Knollwood Circle located at the Knollwood sub-division.

n Approved the following expenditures: $1,200 to DaFor Heavy Timber Fabricators for the walking trail sign at Sherling Lake Park; $4,649.83 to Greenville Motor Co. for an engine replacement to a Greenville Police vehicle.

Other announcements:

n The Haunted Firehouse, sponsored by the Greenville Firefighters Association, will be open this weekend and conclude on Halloween night. Councilman Jeddo Bell said there have actually been more people attending this year.

n The Sweet Gum Bottom Blues Festival is scheduled to start at noon in downtown Greenville this Saturday, Oct. 28.

n Halloween Trick or Treat will be observed by the city on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The traditional siren will signal the start and end of the event.

n The Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce's Low Country Boil is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Butler County Fairgrounds. Tickets are available through the Chamber.

n Veteran's Day Holiday for city offices is on Friday, Nov. 10. If you are a Friday garbage customer, your garbage will be picked up on Monday, Nov. 13.

n The Greenville Lion's Club will sponsor a Veteran's Day Program on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. in Confederate Park.