Kiesa Kay, Author at The Tryon Daily Bulletin


Ballentine family dances together through life

Together they dodged the flamboyant dancers who ricocheted off each other, kamikaze contra. Charlie Ballentine took Amy into his arms, smiling as he spun her ... Read more

by Kiesa Kay, Monday, March 3, 2014 1:05 am


Kyoto Restaurant relocating to Zenzera location in Landrum

Landrum will miss the flare and spice that owner Debbie Briggs brings to Zenzera when the restaurant closes its doors Feb. 28, but Joy and ... Read more

by Kiesa Kay, Sunday, February 23, 2014 11:19 pm


Columbus honors Diaz, Price for life-saving efforts

The Town of Columbus honored police officer Ron Diaz and Robbie Price, chief of the Polk County Rescue Squad, with a proclamation at its February ... Read more

by Kiesa Kay, Sunday, February 23, 2014 11:13 pm


Eric Eaton, Teacher of the Year, inspires others

Eric Eaton’s grandmother  taught in a one-room schoolhouse, and teaching has become a family tradition. Eaton, the Polk County Teacher of the Year, and his ... Read more

by Kiesa Kay, Sunday, February 23, 2014 10:42 pm


Teenage girls cut long hair for important cause

Three Polk County Early College students cut their long hair for a cause on Wednesday, Feb. 19 afternoon at Uptown Girl in Columbus. Sheila Rodriguez, ... Read more

by Kiesa Kay, Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7:03 pm


Virgil Stucker visualizes healing in community

Virgil Stucker believes in dreaming big dreams. With the solid support of family and friends, he’s gone from being a little kid sending messages to ... Read more

by Kiesa Kay, Friday, February 14, 2014 6:52 pm


House of Flags celebrates renovation of second floor

The oak floors gleamed and the scent of fresh paint lingered Feb. 6 as the House of Flags celebrated a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony to open ... Read more

by Kiesa Kay, Sunday, February 9, 2014 11:11 pm


Knights learn critical thinking

Polk Knights gather around the chess boards, carefully placing those first pawns. Soon queens will fall, bishops will scuttle diagonally, and knights will gallop at angles. ... Read more

by Kiesa Kay, Sunday, February 2, 2014 10:31 pm


No problems: Peterman constructs life full of music

The winters got cold in Wisconsin, and working construction there meant that if the temperature went above 10 degrees Fahrenheit, work kept going anyway. Jim ... Read more

by Kiesa Kay, Sunday, February 2, 2014 10:09 pm


Columbus considers options for weather-related spikes in water bills

When water leaks happen, water bills can surge sky high, and the recent spate of winter storms resulted in an increase in cracks, leaks and ... Read more

by Kiesa Kay, Monday, January 27, 2014 11:26 pm

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