S.C. Nursing Homes Spirit of Caring Award

  Shown above are Ladies of Ridge Spring Baptist Church with Mr. Robert Bowles as the Spirit of Caring award was presented at Seawell’s Restaurant in Columbia Thursday, October 29, 2015. 
  The Spirit of Caring award is presented annually for Best Practices in South Carolina Nursing Homes.  The 41st Easter Hat Parade was submitted as this year’s entry from Saluda Nursing and Rehab Center. 
  This year’s theme was “Better Together”.  After 41 years of sponsoring this event, what better demonstrates “Better Together” and this year’s event was called the “Easter Eggstravaganza” because it has become bigger and better each year and this was the BEST ever. 
  Pictured, left to right, are  Daisy Rutland, Miriam Rodgers, Alma Holston, Robert Bowles, Faye Powell, Ann Yeargin, Mable Robertson.


Charles Andrews

Learn About Bloody Bill
Cunningham: A Bad, Bad Man  
By Bela Herlong    

  If I were a betting person, I would be willing to bet that Charles Andrews knowns more about the Cloud’s Creek Massacre than anyone else alive.
  He has studied different  versions that tell the horrible truth about the event. He will be speaking about the massacre on Thursday, November 12, at 7 P.M. in the Saluda Theater.   Everyone is welcome to come  and hear the gruesome story of a man who killed and killed again during the Revolutionary  War. He and his followers stopped at Mount Willing store and threatened to kill Jacob Smith,  the owner. A widow whose husband had been killed in battle told bloody Bill that Smith had  fed the starving families out of his store. Bloody Bill decided not to kill Smith. Instead he took all the foods, grains, and livestock in the Mount Willing area and returned to what is West  Columbia today.    
  The men of Mount Willing formed a large posse and went after the  Tories and took their livestock and foods back. These men stopped and spent the night in an abandoned house. After celebrating with drink, they finally slept and were awakened and attacked  by a large number of Bloody Bill’s men.
  Caught off guard, the Mount Willing men fought back  but could never fend off Bloody Bill and his men. All the Mount Willing men were killed and their bodies chopped into pieces by Bloody Bill and his followers. The attackers left a guard at the site to be certain that the mutilated bodies would not be buried. However, the women of Mount Willing, when they got news of the massacre, went to the site and buried the body parts.   Come and learn more about this horrible event that affected the people of  the Mount Willing area of what is Saluda County today. Charles Andrews  will tell the story so that you can know much more about what happened so near  to all of the people of this area.


Richland Creek Antique Fall Festival 

November 6, 7, And 8th In Saluda County

The 20th Annual Fall Festival/Tractor/Engine show and pull will be held at   Richland Creek Farms,  542 Richland Creek Road, Ward, S. C. 29166.
  The festival   site is located between Batesburg-Leesville, Ridge Spring and Saluda. 
  From   Batesburg-Leesville take Hwy. 178 north toward Saluda or from Ridge Spring  take Hwy. 39 north toward Saluda from Saluda take Hwy. 39 south toward     Ridge Spring follow the signs and exit onto Duncan Road which leads to  Richland Creek Road.                              
  This family event has activities planned for everyone with demonstrations     of old farm machinery, steam engine, saw mill, hit miss engines, border collies, syrup cooking, shingle making, thrashing of grain, blacksmith shop, a barnyard                        exhibit, pedal tractor race/pull and a antique tractor pull for tractors through   1960 also vendors and exhibitors plus great food vendors.
   The gates open each day at 9:00 A. M. and the tractor pull begins witha demonstration pull  at 7:00 P.M. on Friday and the Saturday competition pull beginning at 1:00 P. M.                               
  The highlight for the weekend is a visit to Richland Springs Baptist Church  for  Old Fashion Day on Sunday beginning at 10:00 A. M. The church is located   at 1895 Duncan Road.                               
   Admission is $5.00 a day for Friday and Sunday and $10.00 a day on Saturday   for adults; children under 12 years old are admitted free. RV hookups are available  by reservations  at $45.00 for the weekend for water/electric only.                       
  This is an educational/family event and NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR OTHER  CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE WILL BE PERMITTED!!!                               
  For additional information see our web site at: www.richlandcreek antiques.com, or call 864 445 2781/e-mail jfberry@centurylink.net.