Tryon honors Vining for more than 32 years of service

The Town of Tryon honored John Vining last week for his years of service to both Polk County and the town. Tryon Town Council met Thursday, ... Read more

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Tryon talks upcoming budget needs for 2015-2016 fiscal year

The Town of Tryon had its first budget retreat on Saturday, Feb. 21 and touched on several needs for next year’s budget, including a replacement ... Read more

  1. Tryon Council special meeting March 6
  2. Malfunctioning light ballast causes fire response at Lavender Bistro
  3. Polk couple arrested after family discovered living in outbuilding

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News

Polk County District Court results for Feb. 18 and 20

In Polk County District Court on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, with Judge Mack Brittain presiding, 135 cases were heard. Some cases were continued, dismissed or ... Read more

Columbus Police Department weekly report

The following report covers Feb. 16-22, 2015.   February 16 Incident report Trespass notice Mills St.   Motor vehicle collision report Interstate 26 Arrest report ... Read more

Polk County Sheriff’s Office weekly report

For the week of Feb. 16-23, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office answered 140 calls for service. There were five felony arrests, 10 misdemeanor arrests, one citation ... Read more

Polk rec to take over youth baseball/softball

After a merger last year of Little League and Cal Ripken baseball and softball programs, those parent-run organizations have decided to call it quits. The ... Read more

Peaceful snow-covered views of Green River Gorge

Peaceful snow-covered views of Green River Gorge

Photographer Mark Schmerling took this photo of the view from the overlook near the top of Green River Cove Rd., outside Saluda, Tuesday morning as ... Read more

  1. Polk County Schools to be closed Thursday, Feb. 26
  2. Spartanburg County selected by FEMA to participate in America’s Prepare-athon
  3. Tryon banks 40 percent fund balance for year-end 2014
  4. Brucksch to perform at Holy Cross recital
  5. PAC plans hike to Paris Mountain State Park, March 6
  6. Joyride to Iceland: Equine travel adventure series continues at ICC
  7. Polk Schools and Spartanburg District One closed Tuesday Feb. 24
  8. Guess the grocery store was out of bread and milk?
  9. Tryon considers purchasing ABC Store/Nana’s Kitchen building
  10. News Briefs

Sports

Polk rec to take over youth baseball/softball

After a merger last year of Little League and Cal Ripken baseball and softball programs, those parent-run organizations have decided to call it quits. The ... Read more

  1. Polk’s Emory places sixth in state tournament
  2. Wolverine indoor track team brings home three state championship titles
  3. Western Carolina Hunter Pace & Trail Ride Series standings as of Feb. 4

Community

Keeping up with the community

If one is thoroughly active in the community and spends lots of time with others who are active in that community, wouldn’t it be natural ... Read more

Tryon Beer Fest pours Big Brothers Big Sisters some big love

n addition to promoting the Town of Tryon, sharing the success of the Tryon Beer Fest with the community is an important aspect for the ... Read more

Agreeing to be disagreeable

Every week I write about how wonderful it is to live in Tryon. It’s a kind of paradise. A moderate climate, natural beauty, friendly people. ... Read more

Columns

Lanier Library’s women a force for good for Tryon

As if planning and fundraising for a library were not enough to occupy its time, the Lanier Club, from its inception in 1890, was also ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Uber volunteerism in the Tiny Kingdom

To the editor: Well, my friend, the winds of March have arrived a month early here ... Read more

Where We Work

Where we work: Crust & Kettle

Business: Crust & Kettle FEATURED: Owner and sole employee: Doris Lafever, “chief cook and bottle washer.” Phone Number: 828-749-3503 or 828-243-0387 Address: 1487 Ozone Dr, ... Read more

Obituaries

Byrd Hammett

Byrd Lucius Hammett, 92, passed away peacefully the morning of Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 after a short illness. Born in Charlotte, N.C., on Aug. 15, ... Read more