2021-22 Budget Passes

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Council Passes
County Budget

   Saluda County Council gave third reading approval to the 2021-22 county budget at a called meeting on Mon., June 21.
  The operating budget is $13,727,632, debt service $126,197, for a total of $13,853,829.
  The Piedmont Technical College portion of the budget is funded by three mills.

Sheriff’s Office
Makes Burglary Arrest

  Joseph Izell Mosley has been arrested and charged in connection with a burglary and larceny that occurred at a residence on Ridge Spring Highway.
  Investigators were able to gather evidence that led to the arrest of Mr. Mosley, after he was caught on a Sheriff’s Office surveillance camera taking items from this residence.

Saluda County Pageant Irony

When Miss Upstate, Samantha Nichols, left, of Saluda  took part in the interview preliminaries last week in the Miss South Carolina pageant, she had no idea Madison Coffman, Miss Capitol City 2020, third from left, is the daughter of Saluda High School graduate David Coffman. To add to the locals in the picture, Miss S.C. Morgan Nichols, right, is the granddaughter of Saluda County natives Roy and Ruth Boozer Nichols.

Lake Murray Boat Parade Returning

  The Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board is pleased to present Lake Murray’s 4th of July Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, July 3rd.
  The Boat Parade is back this year and will take place at 12pm. Boats of all sizes and shapes are invited to register; this year’s theme is “Proud to be an American.”   “It’s always fun to see how creative people can get with flags, balloons, banners, and other unexpected decorations, says Miriam Atria, President/CEO of Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board. This is one of our favorite events of the year!” 
  At dusk, fireworks will launch from two lake locations, Dreher Island and Spence Island. The fireworks show is synchronized to a patriotic music show. Tune into iHeart Media station 97.5 to hear the show.
  “We began this holiday tradition in 1989 and today it has gained regional, statewide and national attention as South Carolina’s largest patriotic event and fireworks show. Join us on July 3rd to celebrate our country,” stated Atria. For event details and to register for the Boat Parade, call (803) 781-5940 x 200, visit Lake MurrayFireworks.com or find us on Facebook at Lake Murray’s July 4th  Cele-bration.  This event is sponsored by Lexington Medical Center, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, First Community Bank, Dominion Energy, Stewart Landing, Palm Beach Tan and iHeart Media/WCOS.