2020 Presidential Primary

Saluda County Presidential Primary Election Results

Miss South Carolina to
Speak at Farm City Banquet

  Current Miss South Carolina, Morgan Nichols to speak at the annual Farm City Banquet, Thursday, March 26, 7:00 PM, Saluda High School.  Miss Nichols has many Saluda County relatives.  Make plans to attend and give her a Saluda County warm welcome.
  This year the Farm City Committee will honor a Farm of the Year and a Business of the Year. 
  Shealy’s BBQ will cater the meal.  Tickets are $15.00 and must be purchased no later than noon, March 20.  Tickets are available at Clemson Extension Service or from any Farm City Committee member.  Due to seating capacity, only 225 tickets are available on a first come basis.  We expect a large turnout, so get your tickets early; they cannot be purchased at the door.  Justin Corley will provide the musical entertainment.
  Local merchants always provide generously with door prizes     Farm City appreciates the strong community support of this event.  
  Tickets are on sale now, don’t delay in purchasing yours.   Please note the change in the usual date of November.


Boating Magazine Names Lake Murray
A Top-10 Boating Destination

  Two times in a decade, in 2011 and 2020, Boating Magazine has named Lake Murray one of the Top 10 Places to Live and Boat.
  “The Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism office is excited to report this Top 10 status again.  This is great publicity for the Lake Murray Country region. Our tourism office has been marketing Lake Murray as a vacation destination for years and this recognition validates our marketing message, Lake Murray is the Jewel of South Carolina. Lake Murray Country is a vacation destination and a fantastic recreational asset providing both residents and visitors the perfect spot to live and boat,” says Miriam Atria, President/CEO, Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Office.
  Some of the other destinations that Boating Magazine mentions in their top 10 list are Destin (FL), Seattle (WA) and Phoenix (AZ). 
Lake Murray
Columbia, South Carolina
  Columbia’s Southern charms make it a great setting for relaxing and civility. Nearby Lake Murray provides a place to bust loose.
  Lake Murray was formed in 1930 by the distinctive five-tower Dreher Shoals Dam on the Saluda River. The 48,000-acre reservoir — 41 miles long and as wide as 14 miles — produces electrical energy and is the main source of Columbia’s drinking water. It has also become “the water playground for the (South Carolina) Midlands.”
  Although the lake is a power-producing reservoir, water level changes are not massive — four feet between normal summer high and normal winter low.
  Water skiing,  wakeboard-ing,   cruising and swimming are  all popular. Murray is famous too for its rafts of hundreds, sometimes thousands, of boats, plus numerous poker runs on this enormous inland waterway.
  Dozens of marinas serve the lake, with abundant landings and ramps.
  Columbia, 18 miles away, claims one of the lowest costs of living in the United States. Still, upscale home communities ring the lake, so pick your lifestyle. The city overflows with options such as concerts, ice shows, Broadway shows, dancing, historic homes, museums, theaters, and a zoo and botanical garden. Columbia’s Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 10.
  Fun Fact: A B-25 bomber on a training run ditched and sank in 150 feet of water in Lake Murray in 1943. It was located 59 years later and, in 2005, raised from the lake’s depths.
  For more information about Capital City/Lake Murray Country, visit LakeMurray Country. com.