Mahlers reflect on a legacy of community greenspace

Mahlers reflect on a legacy of community greenspace

For horse race enthusiasts, Steeplechase is Tryon’s version of the Kentucky Derby and has been galloping at full speed for 70 years now. This year, ... Read more

Latest news

Polk slips into first drought conditions since last September

After ending 2015 almost 10 inches above normal rainfall for the year, Polk County is now in the initial classification of drought conditions. Polk County is ... Read more

  1. News briefs
  2. Columbus to open bids on police department expansion May 4
  3. Controversial Lynn billboard vandalized

News

Columbus applies for $1.165 million loan for water/sewer projects

The Town of Columbus signed a letter of conditions last week to apply for a USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) loan for more than ... Read more

Town of Columbus displays quilts at town hall

Town of Columbus displays quilts at town hall

The Town of Columbus chambers is currently displaying modern quilts by Marilyn Doheny. Columbus Town Council met Thursday, April 21 and heard from Ernie Kan, ... Read more

Fatal motorcycle wreck occurs near Landrum Tuesday: One charged with two counts of DUI

A motorcycle wreck occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Hwy 14 and Lexington Road on Tuesday afternoon, 1.48 miles west of the City of Landrum. ... Read more

Multiple fire departments respond to out of hand control burn at TIEC

Most Polk County fire departments responded to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) on Tuesday afternoon after a controlled burn got out of control. The ... Read more

Cost to replace courthouse retaining wall is $94k

Cost to replace courthouse retaining wall is $94k

Polk County Commissioners have postponed a decision whether to replace the courthouse retaining wall after the bids came back at $94,160. Commissioners met April 18 and ... Read more

  1. Columbus to take down glass partition at town hall
  2. Columbus to add another police officer immediately
  3. Plant sale at Stearns Park Tuesday
  4. News briefs
  5. Polk County District Court results for April 13
  6. Sheriff Hill: last straw on need for new jail was urine dripping in his face
  7. “Bert” Leonard, “The Reason for Golf in the Foothills”
  8. Polk plans for new jail to be under contract by November
  9. Commissioners declare April 28 as Frank Smith Day in Polk County
  10. Polk installs new flagpoles on Womack building

Sports

Bicyclists climb Saluda Grade to help cancer survivors

Bicyclists climb Saluda Grade to help cancer survivors

“Have bikes, will contribute” could be a theme of the annual Climb to Conquer Cancer, organized by local cyclist John Cash, to benefit the Gibbs ... Read more

  1. Cardinals softball advances to round 2 of state playoffs
  2. Polk nips Landrum in rivalry soccer match
  3. Polk softball loses to Gaffney Indians, takes on Owen Friday

Community

Mahlers reflect on a legacy of community greenspace

Mahlers reflect on a legacy of community greenspace

For horse race enthusiasts, Steeplechase is Tryon’s version of the Kentucky Derby and has been galloping at full speed for 70 years now. This year, ... Read more

Spartanburg Water employees volunteer during annual service day

Spartanburg Water employees volunteer during annual service day

Nearly 120 Spartanburg Water employees and their family members volunteered almost 500 combined hours at area non-profits during the utility’s annual Day of Service recently. ... Read more

Local nonprofits receive share of Parsec Prize

Parsec Financial announces the 2016 recipients of its annual Parsec Prize. For the 11th consecutive year, Parsec Financial is giving back to the communities it ... Read more

Columns

Coming back, and a little about Maska

I do apologize for missing my column these past few weeks. I’ve tried to make it clear that although I’m handling personal problems, my kids ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Appreciation for Polk County Animal Control officers

To the editor: Foothills Humane Society often receives calls requesting intervention by Polk County’s animal control. ... Read more

Where We Work

St. Luke’s honors medical staff for exceptional care on National Doctor’s Day, March 30

St. Luke’s is celebrating National Doctors’ Day – March 30 – by recognizing its outstanding group of men and women who are devoted to providing ... Read more

Obituaries

Susie Trantham Bell

Susie Erwin Trantham Bell, a lady who will forever be remembered for her kindness and caring heart, left this earth on Monday, April 25, 2016 ... Read more