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The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...More >>
The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions were subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.More >>
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Ukraine's armed forces say they have caused heavy casualties among pro-Russian separatist forces, although their overall advance quelling the rebel resistance remains haphazard and faltering.More >>
The first trucks in a Russian aid convoy crossed into eastern Ukraine on Friday, seemingly without Kiev's approval, after more than a week's delay amid suspicions the mission was being used as a cover for an...More >>
Leaders in Greenville hope improvements at the airport will provide an economic boost. They say the $10 million already spent at the airport over the past few years has paid dividends.
"Your airport puts you on the map in more ways than one," said Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon. "For instance, Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, they fly in here to play golf and fly back out."
"This is such an asset to us, we're able to bring in people from the outside to come in and look at our community," said Francine Wasden, Executive Director of the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce.
The money from the federal, state and local governments has paid for an extended runway, landscape improvements and an updated terminal. Leaders are putting the finishing touches on a 10-year improvement plan to continue the momentum.
"The next step is to do more hopefully with hangars and things like that and just continue to each year to do a little something," McLendon said.
McLendon hopes the airport improvements will make the area even more desirable for potential Airbus suppliers, as that plant gets going in Mobile.