Deputy Injured Attempting To Serve Arrest Warrant
At approximately 4PM on May 13th, deputies from the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a suspect on Old Lexington Road in Lexington County.
The suspect attempted to flee, driving straight at officers. As the suspect attempted to escape, he struck a Saluda County vehicle driven by a Saluda deputy. At that point, deputies fired at the suspect, striking the suspect.
One Saluda deputy and the suspect are being treated at a local hospital. The suspect’s name and the involved deputies are being withheld as SLED investigates.
The involved deputies have been placed on administrative leave, per department policy, as SLED investigates the incident.
Saluda Young Farmer Truck and Tractor
Pull Memorial Day Weekend
The annual Saluda Young Farmer Truck and Tractor Pull, “The Hottest Pull in the South” will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 27 and 28.
The Lucas Oil/Pro Pulling League show will start at 7 p.m. at the Young Farmer Stadium at the County Recreation complex, Highway 178 east. Classes this year include: Super Modified 2 Wheel Driver Trucks, Super Modified Tractors, Super Stock Diesel Trucks and Super Stock Tractors. Tickets prices are: Adult one day passes - $20, Adult weekend passes - $40, Children 6 to 12 years of age - $10, under 5 years of age - Free. Cooler charge is $5.00. Credit card and debit card ticket purchases will be available at the gate. Advance weekend passes will be available at Rodger’s Fertilizer, N. Main St, in Saluda.
The Saluda Young Farmer Scholarship winners will be recognized. The 2016 winners are: Ashley Owens, Alex Berry, Carson Buzhardt, Fletcher Winn, Will Porter, Ciara Wertz, Jess Werts and Geoffrey Nordin . Proceeds from the annual tractor pull goes toward the scholarship program.
Come out and enjoy a weekend of high powered action!. Check out the website for more information atwww.Saludayoungfarmer.org. Also like us on face at Saluda SC Tractor Pull.
Program May 30
Memorial Day is a federal holiday for remembering the patriots who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. American Legion Post 65 will host a memorial service, opened to the public, on May 30th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Saluda Theater. The Saluda High School’s Navy National Defense Cadet Corps (NNDCC) Color Guard will post the Colors.
Legionnaire Tena Buffington will present a slide program of Saluda County Veterans. Legionnaire Marvin Gootee, a Vietnam Veteran, recipient of 3 Purple Hearts and a member of Saluda Post 65 American Legion, will be the keynote speaker.
Following the memorial service, everyone is invited to attend the wreath laying ceremony at the Veterans Monument next to the court house.
The Saluda Historical Museum will be open from 10 to 4 displaying some of Gootee’s and other Vietnam Veterans memorabilia.
Please come and join in this Memorial Service as we remember those who gave all. Freedom is not free. “Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you; Jesus Christ and the American G. I. One died for your soul; the other for your freedom.”
LEGION POSTS PRESENTS CHECK TO HISTORICAL SOCIETY- Pictured left to right: American Legion Post 65 Commander Al Butler is shown presenting a check to the Saluda County Historical Society’s Executive Director, Meade Hendrix and Chairman of the Board Angela Feaster. The check is in support of the Society’s mission and promoting Americanism, one of the Legion’s many projects. The Society is headquarter in the Museum and is located at 105 Law Range, Saluda, SC. The Saluda County Historical Society, chartered in 1987, has as its mission to study, preserve, and make accessible the history of Saluda County and to use that history as a basis for a better understanding of the present and as a means for shaping the future.