Tryon News Briefs

Published 9:15 am Thursday, May 23, 2013

Detour through Tryon May 28

Individuals traveling through Tryon should be prepared May 28 for a detour from N. Trade Street. On May 28 a crew will  stamp the brick crosswalk in front of the clock tower in the center of town. The brick stamping is part of an overall streetscape project in the works to help beautify downtown Tryon.

Tryon tourism board bylaws change

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Tryon Town Council unanimously approved a requested change to the Tryon Tourism Development Board’s bylaws during its Tuesday, May 21 meeting. The tourism board can now count a quorum if three members are present instead of the prior requirement for four members. Councilman George Baker said the board missed 40 percent of its meetings last year because they could not get enough members to be present.

Landrum Police Department April report 

The Landrum Police Department made 11 criminal arrests during April ranging from domestic violence to trespassing and marijuana possession. The department also gave 39 traffic citations and made three arrests during the month of April. Of those three arrests, all were for driving under suspension. Of the citations handed out by officers, 18 were for speeding and five for expired tags.

Landrum Fire Department raises money for Relay for Life

Fire Chief Jimmy Flynn said the department banned together to exceed their $1,500 goal for Relay for Life. A total of 23 members out of 25 participated. They raised $800 through a car wash.

LABA Family Fourth event planned

The Landrum Business Association is planning a Family Fourth in Landrum on July 4. The event will include old-fashioned family games, the Lions Club selling barbecue, hotdog and hamburger plates, a dunking booth, face painting, farmers market, antique tractor show and other attractions.

Tryon ABC board appointment

Tryon Town Council appointed Kim Pack to the ABC Board after the resignation of member Debra Isbell. The appointment was unanimous.