Election Date Changed

Chairman Election
Date Changed Again

  The election for Saluda County Council Chairman, originally scheduled for Mar. 24, will now be held on Tues., July 14.
  Gov. Henry McMaster cancelled all elections in the state a week before Saluda’s was scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and said at the time the elections would be rescheduled after May 1.
  With the COVID-19 social distancing requirements some precincts will be combined to allow for bigger spaces, and one will move to a larger location
  Richland, Ridge Spring-Monetta and Ward precincts will vote at the Ridge Spring Civic Center.
  Saluda No. 1 and No. 2 will both vote at St. Paul United Methodist Church.
  Higgins-Zoar will vote at Zoar United Methodist Church.

CHAMPIONSHIP RING - Saluda High head football coach Stewart Young proudly displays his state championship ring, presented at the drive-up ceremony May 7. (Standard-Sentinel photos)

Ring Ceremony Honors Champs

  The 2019 2A State Champion Saluda Tiger football team was honored with a drive-up ring presentation ceremony Thurs., May 7, at the SHS parking lot.
  The State Championship banquet was scheduled for Mar. 28, but had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.
  The outdoor ceremony held to the requirements of social distancing. Athletes and families remained in their cars, until the athletes were called up to get their rings, which were already laid out on tables, along with jerseys and awards.
  SHS Principal Robert Etheredge gave the welcome, then head football coach Stewart Young explained how the ceremony would work, and thanked many individuals, organizations and churches for their support of the team during the season.
  Cheereleader coach Crystal Canady presented pendants (the top of the state championship ring on a chain) to cheerleaders.
  Trainer Tyler Jennings presented pendants to the student trainers.
  Young recognized the special teams and defensive players in the absence of defensive coordinator Brett Newton, whose daughter had surgery that day.
  Offensive coordinator Andrew Webb talked about the offense’s record breaking year, and the players who made that possible.
  Young and Webb then announced the team awards.
  Guidance Counselor Dr. Bryan Vacchio, as master of ceremonies, called up each individual player, coach and administrator to get their rings.
  District Superintendent Dr. Harvey Livingston concluded the event by saying he had been with the district for 23 years, but never thought the day would come when he would put on a ring. He thanked the team and coaches for what they had meant to the school district and to the entire community.
  “I love you all,” he said.

Mobile Food Pantry
At Saluda Baptist

  Saluda Baptist Church will be hosting a Mobile Food Pantry, in partnership with Harvest Hope, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic Ib May 16 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.   The mobile food pantry will take place at Saluda Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, located behind the Church at 112 W. Wheeler Circle, Saluda, SC. Non-perishable food boxes will be distributed to the first 200 cars (one box per car). This is drive-thru service only.