County Award

PTC Graduate Receives
County Academic Award

  At Piedmont Technical College’s recent fall commencement exercises, outstanding students were honored for academic achievement as County Award Winners.
  Adrianna Oxner was the honoree for Saluda County. She graduated Summa Cum Laude, receiving an associate in arts degree.

County Delegation Meeting

  The chairman has called an organizational meeting of  the Saluda County Legislative Delegation  on Tuesday, January 31, 2023  at 10:00 am at the Solomon Blatt Building, Room 214 located on the State House grounds at 1105 Pendleton Street in Columbia, SC.  
  The purpose of this meeting is to appoint members to the Saluda Recreation District, to discuss budgeting for the Saluda County YMCA, and any other orders of business.
    Members are Senators Billy Garrett, Dist. 10; Shane Massey, District 25; Nikki G. Setzler, Dist. 26; and Rep-resengtatives William “Bill” Clyburn, Dist. 82; Cally R. “Cal” Forrest, Dist. 39.

Ridge Lines

by Josie Rodgers

  Coach and I got married 23 years ago this Sunday (Jan. 15). We met in 1997 when he came to work at Great Falls High School in March. He actually met my parents at a funeral only a few weeks after we met. My dad told me that day, “You can bring him home!” I assured him that I was not going to be bringing him home. We became friends but didn’t start dating until the fall of 1998. We got engaged the fall of 1999 and then decided to get married in Jan. of 2000. Amber was my maid of honor, and even my granny was able to come to the wedding. We have lots of stories of our adventures that weekend. From tears at the appearance of the chapel to getting lost on the way to the restaurant to listening to drunk golfers in the adjoining hotel room all night, it was a weekend we’ll never forget!
  In Ridge Spring, we have our own celebrity chef! Now you have the opportunity to learn from him! Chef Brandon Velie of Juniper is hosting a workshop on Jan. 21 and Jan. 28 from 3-5 pm (because the first class sold out in less than 24 hours!). At this event, Chef Velie will explore the wonders of plant-based cooking and demonstrate techniques to create dishes that are sure to please. Whether you are a season cook or a novice, all will benefit from this experience. Only 10 participants are allowed in order to provide one-on-one instruction, so you need to register as soon as possible. Cost is $65 and includes all supplies, food, recipes, and instructions. Call 803-685-7547.
  Congratulations to Tara Berry who received the Top Sales and Listing Agent Award for 2022 from Lake Murray Properties!
  Country Club Services in Augusta is currently taking applications for parking lot positions (age 15 and older) during the Masters this spring. The work days are Mar. 31 through April 9. Applicants need their ID (school ID, state issued ID, or drivers license) and their Social Security card or birth certificate. The new pay rate and incentive program includes starting pay at $11 per hour (overtime after 40 hours). If the hired worker returns the following year, pay moves to $12 per hour. To apply online, visit
  RSM Elem: The students are gearing up for the Heart Challenge. The goal is for 100% of our families to know Hands-Only CPR!
  RSM Mid/High: Basketball games are each day this week except Wed. Mid school plays Monday at home at 5:30 and Thurs at Schofield at 5:30. Varsity plays at North at 5 on Tues and at Home Friday at 5.
  Wardlaw: The Patriots basketball teams have two games this week. On Tues, all 4 teams travel to Newberry. On Thurs, they host RWA. The Edgefield Touchdown Club will be on hand presenting several awards between the varsity girls and boys games.
  · Ridge Spring Post Office hours:  Mon-Fri 7:30 am –11:30 am; Sat 9 -10 am
  ·Monetta Post Office hours: Mon-Fri 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm; Sat 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
  · Ridge Spring Town Hall hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
  ·Monetta Town Hall hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9 am – 5:30 pm
  · Ridge Spring Library (located at Ridge Spring Art Center Building) hours: Mon, 10:00 – 1:00 / Fri, 10:00-4:00
  · Saluda County Library hours: Mon – Fri 10 am – 5 pm (closed Sat/Sun)
  · Security Bank hours: Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 9-12 and 1-5; Wed. 9-12
  ·Art Assoc of Ridge Spring: Fri & Sat 10 – 2 or by appt (480-0576), free admission
  · Every first Thursday of the Month: AARS meets at 6:30, 685-5783
  ·2nd Tuesday of the Month: Harvest Festival meeting, 7 pm, Town Halls
Every 3rd Thursday