Derrick Scholarships

10 PTC Students Receive
Derrick Endowed Scholarship

  Piedmont Technical College (PTC) recently held a Scholarship Luncheon to recognize student recipients of dozens of PTC Foundation scholarships for 2019. This year’s winners of the Derrick Endowed Scholarship are Caleb Boatright of Greenwood, Caleb Fincannon of Saluda, Brittany Fowler of Lexington, Jonah Gonce of Ninety Six, Koramadou Heng of Greenwood, Justin McMahan of Abbeville, David Smith of Hodges, Joseph Urbanic of Greenwood, Caroline Wagler of Cross Hill, and Melissa Williamson of Troy.
  Lonza/Capsugel established the Derrick Endowed Scholarship in 1988 as part of a matching gift to a Title III grant to honor then-Congressman Butler Derrick. Scholarships are available to students having a minimum 3.0 GPA who are completing their first year of study in an associate degree program.
  Pictured from left:  Koramadou Heng, Donor Representative Melissa Lawson, Brittany Fowler, Justin McMahan, Melissa Williamson, Caroline Wagler, Jonah Gonce, Caleb Boatwright, Joseph Urbanic, and Caleb Fincannon. Not pictured:  David Smith

Peach Tree 23 Yard Sale Is
May 31-June 1

  Believe it or not the Peach Tree 23 Yard Sale is only days away.
  Twelve years ago all the small towns along Highway 23: Batesburg, Leesville, Monetta, Ridge Spring, Ward, Johnston, Edgefield, and Modoc got together to create a 44 mile yard sale that takes place in each of the towns and some areas along the  way on the first Friday and Saturday in June. This year, however, it starts the last day in May.
  The yard sale has grown each year and brings lots of folks from everywhere.
  Make your plans for Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1, and join us in any of the towns along the Highway 23, or maybe, like some, start at the beginning and travel the 44 miles to its end. Join us in our annual fun event and “Rummage the Ridge”. For information, call 803 685-7810, 803 275-0010 or 803 532-4339.

Saluda Golf Cart Law 56-2-105

  “The warmer weather tends to bring out the golf carts in the Town of Saluda,” states Chief of Police Kes Holmes.  “Golf carts can be a fun and an easy way to get around, but it is against the law to operate on certain highways and can be very dangerous!” 
  The Saluda Police Department will be enforcing the law and violators will be issued a summons.
  The Golf Cart law was recently updated / amended on March 1, 2018.  A brief summary of the law is:
  1.Must obtain a permit decal from the DMV.
  2.Must maintain liability insurance on the golf cart.
  3.Must be at least 16 years of age and must poses’ a driver’s license
  4. Only operate within four miles of the owner’s home.
  5.And only on a secondary highway or street for which the posted speed limit is thirty-five miles an hour or less.
  6.A permitted golf cart may cross a highway or street at an intersection where the highway has a posted speed limit of more than thirty-five miles an hour
  7.The operator of a permitted golf cart being operated on a highway or street must have in his possession:
  •the registration certificate issued by the department;
  •proof of liability insurance for the golf cart; and
  •his driver’s license.
  Also the warmer weather allows us to get out to exercise, so remember sidewalks are for walking on, not riding your bike or golf cart on.  To view the full law, go to under Codes of Law.