Saluda County Council gave third and final readings to the School District One and County budgets Mon., July 22.
District One did not ask for an increase in funding this year.
The local support portion of District One’s $15,375,268 budget is $5,987,413, minus revenues and credits reflected on tax receipts from Property Tax Relief, Homestead Exemption, Tier 3 Property Tax Relief, and Motor Carrier for a net amount of $3,816,886.
The total county budget is $10,015,062.87. This includes $9,995,142 for the general fund, and $129,920.87 for debt service (Piedmont Tech).
Council also gave final approval to two ordinances to transfer funds from the county reserve fund to balance the 2014-15 and 2015-16 budgets.
The amount for the 2015-15 budget is not to exceed $100,000, and the amount of the 2015-16 budget is $235,142.
Saluda County Citizens Excel
SMS Represented At National Convention
Two students from Saluda Middle School represented their school and community at the National Junior Beta Club Convention in Nashville last week.
Jacob McCary, the S.C. Junior Beta Club Chaplain, was one of six candidates for National Beta Club Chaplain.
Macy Crawford made in to the Top Ten in talent contest.
Neither one their national contest, but they both made their school and community proud.
Jacob is the son of Rickey and Stephanie McCary, and Mancy is the daughter of Elaine and Jimmy Crawford, all of Saluda.
In Top 15
Saluda County’s Mae-Ann Webb of Ridge Spring made the Top 15 in last weekend’s Miss South Carolina pageant as Miss York.
During the week, Mae-Ann won a swimsuit preliminary and won the Miss Photogenic Photo contest.
She became the first Miss South Carolina contestant from Saluda County ever to make the Top 15.
State Supt. of Education Molly M. Spearman was interviewed during the telecast of the pageant. Mrs. Spearman competed in the Miss S.C. Pageant as the 1972 Miss Saluda County.
Museum to Exhibit Saluda CountyBeginning in July and running through September, the Saluda County Museum will feature an exhibit of local racing memorabilia. Bob Horne, Museum Director, and Aubrey Hendrix have planned to display a wide variety of items that tell the story of racing in the county and of the racing enthusiasts who have made their mark in this popular sport.
Since the museum has as part of its mission to house and display all items relating to the county and its people, it has from time to time requested the loan of materials related to the exhibit currently being shown. In this way residents of the county can share the wonderful and special things that they have saved over the years. Anyone who has memorabilia relating to local racing of any kind may contact the museum between the hours of ten in the morning to four in the afternoon weekdays and ten in the morning to one in the afternoon on Saturdays. The Saluda County Museum is located on Law Range beside the Courthouse square, telephone number 864 445 8550. You may also contact Bob Horne at 864-445-3539 or Aubrey Hendrix at 864-445-8410. If necessary, they will be glad to pick up articles. All items loaned are carefully catalogued upon receiving them and are returned when the exhibit ends.
Summer brings long, hot days when people find themselves looking for new things to explore. The museum is a perfect place to spend a little time in cool comfort getting acquainted with Saluda’s interesting past or, for that matter, your own ancestral past in the genealogical library. Our friendly volunteers are always ready to show you around or help you find what you may be looking for.