GLEAMNS Rebrands,
Issues New Logo

  Approaching its 58th anniversary, on January 8, 1964, in his first State of the Union address, President Lydon B. Johnson declared an unconditional “War on Poverty":   “This Administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America. I urge this Congress and all Americans to join with me in that effort. It will not be a short or easy struggle, no single weapon or strategy will suffice, but we shall not rest until that war is won. The richest Nation on Earth can afford to win it. We cannot afford to lose it. “
  Making poverty a national concern, America focused on creating new programs, such as Head Start, and local community-based organizations called community action agencies, to help low-income children, families, and communities improve their living conditions. As your local community action agency, and the largest in South Carolina, GLEAMNS Human Resources Commission, lnc. continues to fight at the forefront of America’s “War on Poverty".
  Today, upon the anniversary of President Johnson's declaration of “War on Poverty”, GLEAMNS presents its new logo, reflecting its commitment to aiding low-income children and families develop and maintain self-sufficiency. Keeping with the traditional GLEAMNS colors of green and gold, a set of hands serve as the foundation of the new logo.
  These hands are symbolic of the GLEAMNS mission of providing a “hand-up" to families dedicated to lifting themselves out of poverty. GLEAMNS commitment to diversity and serving the entire community is reflected by different color tones and sizes of the people represented in the logo. Topped with an umbrella, the logo highlights GLEAMNS as an organization of many services and programs to cover the unique needs of our low-income communities. Accompanying the new symbol is the GLEAMNS motto, People Helping People, putting in simplest terms what GLEAM NS is all about.

Good Rainfall Ends Year

   December produced the fifth largest rainfall month of 2022.
  The December rainfall totaled 5.04 inches, bringing the year’s total to 49.84. This compares to 50.02 inches that fell during the same time last year.
  Rain fell on 13 days during the month.
  December  had some bitterly cold temperatures. Christmas weekend was no holiday for some, as morning temperatures that weekend caused pipes to freeze and burst in many locations.
  The temperatures ranged from a high of 28 on Christmas Day to 69  on Dec. 8. The lowest morning temperature, 10, was recorded on Christmas Eve.
  The last time Saluda had a 10 degree low was January 2018.
  This information was reported by NWS observer Edwin Riley at the Saluda CPW.


4482 County COVID
Cases, 84 Deaths

  Saluda County’s COVID-19  cases total 4463 (4463 last week), with 84 actual and probable deaths.
  Saluda County has 5998 completed vaccinations and ranks 46th in the state.
  The number of tests given in Saluda County is 52,403
  Counties neighboring Saluda had the following cases (3 weeks, new reporting combines actual and probable cases): Aiken - 50,294 - 50,607 - 50,974;   Edgefield - 8089 - 8145 - 8208;  Greenwood -25,946 - 26,071 - 26,165; Lexington -    119,149 - 120,068 - 121,109;  Newberry - 15,884 - 16,004 - 16,118. Newberry and Lexington have high levels of Covid. Saluda, Greenwood and Edgefield have medium levels.
  Positive tests were  12.2%.
  The state total is 1,791,933 and 18,983deaths.
  Be Positive You’re Negative
  DHEC urges South Carolinians to be positive you're negative by routinely getting tested if you're regularly out in the community.  DHEC-sponsored testing is free, doesn't require insurance, and results are available within 72 hours. DHEC's testing options have expanded to include shallow nasal testing, an oral swab, or a saliva test at different locations.
  The local sites giving vaccinations are Emmanuel Family Clinic - Saluda (Public health provider – Rural Health Clinic), 501 West Butler Ave, Saluda, SC 29138.,  the Saluda County Health Department, Mondays and Wednesdays,445-2141, and CVS, appointment, walk-in.