U.S. 176 to open soon between Tryon, Saluda

U.S. 176 to open soon between Tryon, Saluda

Officials hope to re-open the section of U.S. Hwy. 176 between Tryon and Saluda by the end of next week, Feb. 19, after cleaning up ... Read more

Latest news

Polk Commissioners review history of Lake Adger purchase

With the investigation of selling Lake Adger now in full swing, Polk County Commissioners discussed this week the history of the purchase of the lake, ... Read more

  1. Planning board left with vacancies after BOC did not reappoint two members
  2. Polk puts referendum on ballot to change BOC terms to 4 years
  3. Emergency response exercise scheduled

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News

Polk plans what some call “the water line to nowhere”

The Polk County Board of Commissioners is expected to receive bids later this month on what some are calling the “water line to nowhere,” extending ... Read more

Polk spends $109K on merit based employee raises this year

Many Polk County government employees recently received a merit increase in pay following evaluations this year that cost the county $109,504 for this fiscal year ... Read more

Polk commission candidates respond to Bulletin questions

In advance of the March 15 primary, this week the Bulletin will be running a series of seven questions with answers provided by the nine ... Read more

Newsbriefs

The Landrum Area Business Association will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 26 at the Landrum Library. According to LABA’s president, Shawn Evans, ... Read more

Polk slips to 24th lowest unemployment rate in state

Polk County’s unemployment rate remained steady from November through December 2015 but the county dropped in state rankings from the 18th lowest to the 24th ... Read more

  1. Polk makes marijuana, cocaine arrest
  2. First Baptist Church of Tryon’s playground vandalized
  3. Hampton St./Ct. confusion still an issue after woman gets hit by beam
  4. Tryon seeks estimates on major street/sidewalk plan
  5. TIEC releases 2016 Tryon Spring Series dates
  6. Now, that’s a horse of another color!
  7. Tryon foreclosing on Jervey-Palmer building
  8. Columbus amends utility deposit ordinance
  9. Polk School Board discusses new school buses, snow make up days
  10. Town of Tryon receives historic district recognition from the National Park Service

Sports

Five Polk wrestlers to compete at this weekend’s regional tourney

Wrestling has always been more or less an individual sport. At Polk County High School this season, more is probably the operative word, as the ... Read more

  1. Women Wolverines take a win on the road
  2. Wolverine men fall to Bearcats
  3. Basketball standout receives recognition

Community

Broadway great and TLT’s “Mattress”

Broadway great and TLT’s “Mattress”

When the Tryon Little Theater plays the delightful medieval musical “Once Upon a Mattress” Feb. 18-21 and 25-28, it will be carrying forward a production ... Read more

TFAC patrons celebrate Mardi Gras with stars of “A Night In Old New Orleans”

TFAC patrons celebrate Mardi Gras with stars of “A Night In Old New Orleans”

Mardi Gras came early to Tryon, as the stars from the Main Stage show, “A Night in Old New Orleans,” joined a pre-concert celebration, and ... Read more

Parking at Block House Steeplechase

A reminder that seniority parking spaces for the Block House Steeplechase must be purchased by Friday, Feb. 12. Call the office at 828-863-0480 to renew ... Read more

Columns

Saluda has a special little one who needs our help

“…Dinner simmers on the stove. Glass bowls wait to be filled Dinner simmers on the stove. Glass bowls wait to be filled with gold broth. ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Bye-bye bucolic when brown signs go up

Regarding the article published Feb. 2, 2016 titled Town of Tryon receives historic district recognition from ... Read more

Where We Work

Pain, stress, need some time out?

The holidays are over, the decorations are stored away for another year, and it’s time to relax. If you’re having trouble shaking off the stress ... Read more

Obituaries

Rachel Jones Blackwell

Rachel Jones Blackwell, 95, of Columbus passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 at home. She was the daughter of the late Otis and Ella Giles Jones ... Read more