UDO sign sparks commissioner discussion

UDO sign sparks commissioner discussion

Politics are heating up in Polk County as one sign placed near the roundabout traffic circle in Columbus sparked a discussion between commissioners during the ... Read more

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Columbus amends 20-year capital improvement plan

The Columbus Town Council voted Monday, Sept. 29 in a special called meeting to approve an amendment to the town’s 2007 Capital Improvement Plan.  Council ... Read more

  1. Five arrested for area break-ins​
  2. Polk hires Stensland as permanent recreation director
  3. TDDA appoints new board of directors

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News

New pastor for First Baptist Church of Gowensville

New pastor for First Baptist Church of Gowensville

First Baptist Church of Gowensville has called Bruce M. Schmidt of Tabor City, N.C., as its new pastor. His first Sunday in the pulpit will ... Read more

Harrington indicted on second-degree murder

A Polk County Grand Jury indicted a Pennsylvania man on Sept. 15 for second-degree murder. Sean Michael Harrington, 25, of 2127 Hancock St., Philadelphia, Penn. was ... Read more

Improving Polk County’s Water System for the Future

• Build a system of “backbone” water mains located along major county highways • Designing and constructing water extension lines from the backbone system • Establishing consistent ... Read more

Polk considers regionalizing water sources with ICWD

Polk considers regionalizing water sources with ICWD

The Polk County Board of Commissioners likely faces its biggest decision in years after the Inman-Campobello Water District (ICWD) offered to partner with Polk County. ... Read more

Over 2k gun permits issued in Polk County

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office recently released data on gun permits issued during current Sheriff Donald Hill’s tenure, which began in November 2008. Read more

  1. Columbus Police Department Weekly Report
  2. Polk County District Court results for Sept. 17
  3. Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Report
  4. Tryon draws near to East Howard sewer project completion
  5. Polk sheriff, detective speak about Biggs’ sexual assault sentence
  6. Tryon accepts $40k bid to repair Jervey Road
  7. Columbus Town Council approves sign policy change and more
  8. Sept. 23 is national voter registration day
  9. Tryon to spend $16k more to completely repave Depot St.
  10. Biggs sentenced to 71 years in prison minimum

Sports

Wolverines pounce Madison, final score 41-14

Wolverines pounce Madison, final score 41-14

In Madison County and nearby communities, residents caution elected officials, “Don’t poke the bear!” At Madison County High School Friday night, someone poked the Wolverines, ... Read more

  1. Woverines Kocher wins Hilltopper Race
  2. Red Fox Women win Tri-Level State Championship
  3. Wolverines take close loss to Hendersonville

Community

Columbus amends 20-year capital improvement plan

The Columbus Town Council voted Monday, Sept. 29 in a special called meeting to approve an amendment to the town’s 2007 Capital Improvement Plan.  Council ... Read more

PACJAM at Tryon Fine Arts Center

PACJAM at Tryon Fine Arts Center

The Pacolet Junior Appalachian Music program (PacJAM) is underway Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m. at Tryon Fine Arts Center. Read more

Any & All Dog Show open to all dogs

Tryon Riding & Hunt Club and the Foothills Humane Society are partnering for the 81st annual Any & All Dog Show to be held on ... Read more

Columns

Golden girls or boys, we help each other along

Devoutly worshipping the oak Wherein the barred owl stares, The little feathered forest folk Are praying sleepy prayers: Praying the summer to be long And drowsy to the end, And daily ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

One small window on our world

To the Editor: We view from our breakfast table window a butterfly bush, a patch of ... 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

William Robert Wyatt

William Robert Wyatt, Sr., 82, of Campobello died July 24. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Janie Rollins Wyatt; children William Robert ... Read more

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