Woodland Mills plant vandalized

Woodland Mills plant vandalized

Sometime between Sept. 20 and 24, the former Woodland Mills building on Hwy. 108 adjacent to Polk County Middle School in Mill Spring was vandalized. Vandals ... Read more

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Tryon to spend $6,500 on partial sidewalk repairs

The Town of Tryon opted to repair a portion of the sidewalk between Maple and Oak Streets downtown at a cost of $6,500 after receiving ... Read more

  1. Columbus amends 20-year capital improvement plan
  2. UDO sign sparks commissioner discussion
  3. Five arrested for area break-ins​

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Polk hires Stensland as permanent recreation director

Polk County hired interim recreation director Jerry Stensland as permanent director a couple of weeks ago. Stensland was hired after the county received eight applications ... Read more

TDDA appoints new board of directors

The Tryon Downtown Development Association (TDDA) began its 2014-2015 with new president Judd Daniel. Daniel was approved as new president, succeeding outgoing president Happy McLeod during ... Read more

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

  1. Polk considers regionalizing water sources with ICWD
  2. Over 2k gun permits issued in Polk County
  3. Columbus Police Department Weekly Report
  4. Polk County District Court results for Sept. 17
  5. Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Report
  6. Tryon draws near to East Howard sewer project completion
  7. Polk sheriff, detective speak about Biggs’ sexual assault sentence
  8. Tryon accepts $40k bid to repair Jervey Road
  9. Columbus Town Council approves sign policy change and more
  10. Sept. 23 is national voter registration day


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


Fall for planting

Now is the ideal time to transplant new trees and shrubs into your home landscape. Many garden centers and nurseries are advertising “Fall is for ... Read more

Look for Lions on the street in October

Members of the Landrum Lions Club will take to the streets of Landrum on Oct. 2 – 4 to raise funds as part of the ... Read more

Citizen managers to decide

It seems that the four Republican BOC members are having a very difficult time doing the people’s business in a transparent manner. Read more


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


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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