About a year and a half after an official announcement of its coming, a Publix grocery store opened in Greeneville in May 2017, adding to the county's grocery store options and altering an entire shopping complex.
Within a matter of days, the largest anchor in the Greeneville Commons will sit empty. Since the 1990s, the Commons has been the retail center for the town. However, vacancies that plagued the shopping center in the past several years sharply increased in 2017.
Despite an announcement that it had achieved full production capability in early 2017, US Nitrogen faced pressure from local citizens and regulators after a nitric acid vapor release in April and other issues.
Over the past year, changes to Greene County's banking landscape continued with the shifting and shrinking of options due to mergers.
During a tough budget year, the Greene County Commission had to raise property taxes by 10 cents and pull from the reserve fund in order to balance the budget.
Software components of the Greene County 911 Dispatch computer-aided dispatch system became operational in mid-March.
The Greene County 911 Hyper-Reach Emergency Notification System became available to the public in November 2017.
County officials continue efforts to get citizens to register their cellphones so they can be notified in the event of an emergency.