New Polk tag office on track to open Sept. 3

New Polk tag office on track to open Sept. 3

Polk County should see its own license plate/tag office in Columbus open in less than two weeks as renovations are on track for its Wednesday, ... Read more

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Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Report

August 13-20, 2014 August 13 Threats Hwy 11 & Underwood Road Campobello, S.C. 29322 August 14 Vandalism S. Shamrock Ave. Landrum, S.C. 29322 Larceny Halls ... Read more

  1. Columbus Police Department
  2. Polk County District Court results for Aug. 13
  3. Landrum Fire Department requests special purpose district

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Polk sheriff’s office arrests four in Green Creek break-ins

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested four suspects last week in connection with recent breaking and entering of several properties in Green Creek. Read more

Polk County buses equipped with cameras

Starting Monday, school buses will be crisscrossing Polk County’s roadways as the 2014-2015 school year gets underway. With 29 buses on the roads, the safety ... Read more

Polk libraries to offer “Food for Fines”

Polk County libraries are doing a special food drive the month of September where card-holders can bring in food pantry items to get credit for ... Read more

Polk tops AAA list of safest driving counties

Polk County topped the AAA’s list of safest counties for not being in a collision in North Carolina for 2013. Polk was listed first, with ... Read more

Polk early college opens in new building

Polk early college opens in new building

Last week marked the opening of Polk County’s Early College in their freshly remodeled new location on Hwy. 108 near the entrance to Polk County ... Read more

  1. Art on the sidewalk
  2. Green Creek polling place changed for November election
  3. Excavated trees donated to Outreach firewood program
  4. Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Report
  5. Getting to know you: Sara Sprouse, Landrum fire fighter
  6. Classworks comes to Polk’s schools
  7. Polk County property transfers
  8. Southern Delights opens in Landrum
  9. Following her dreams
  10. Polk County Board of Commissioner Aug. 18 agenda


Pre-season scrimmage shows great promise for Wolverines

Three area football teams invaded Columbus for the Wolverine Jamboree football scrimmage Monday evening and Polk County played all three in the Wolverines’ first clashes of the ... Read more

  1. Cardinals travel to Greenville for scrimmages
  2. Polk County High School Cross Country practice
  3. Polk County Middle School Fall Sports Information


Prayers offered, prayers received

It is Monday afternoon and I’m laying beneath a huge machine administering the first of five radiation treatments I’ll be receiving for a small lung ... Read more

Mountain Brook takes top awards for wines

Mountain Brook Vineyards, among Polk County’s newest wineries, earned two medals for its wines at the San Francisco International Wine Competition held June 20-22 in ... Read more

LaurelHurst to host After Hours

LaurelHurst in Columbus will be hosting the next Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, on Tuesday, Aug. 26, from 5:30-7 p.m. Read more


Being proud of Nina Simone

I’d never heard of Nina Simone when I moved to Tryon, but when I looked her up online, I realized I knew and loved many ... 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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