Opioids are powerful drugs that can relieve pain, but have proven fatal when misused. U.S. deaths involving opioids are rising, and the resulting health crisis is referred to as the opioid epidemic. People are dying in numbers that exceed the death toll seen during the peak of the AIDS epidemic.
Approximately 100 Greenville homes are on the city’s demolition list. At the April 16 council meeting, leaders approved the Properties Committee recommendation to add 19 to the demolition list and 24 additional properties were determined to be a menace to public health and safety.