Local Guard Unit Returns Home

Soldiers from the South Carolina National Guard’s 124th Engineer Company returned home following a yearlong mobilization and deployment to Afghanistan July 20, 2014. Family, friends, and senior leaders of the South Carolina National Guard greeted the Soldiers of the 124th in a welcome home ceremony immediately following their arrival at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in Columbia, S.C. The 124th Engineer Company is based out of Saluda, S.C. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Capt. Brian Hare)


Corley Crossroad Sign Unveiled

On Sunday, July 20, S.C. House of Representative Ralph S. Kennedy, Jr. and S.C. Senator Shane Massey, top photo,  participated in the unveiling of the “Corley Crossroads” signs on U.S. Hwy. #378 and Double Bridges Rd.  Rep. Kennedy read the concurrent resolution, as passed by the House and the Senate, prior to the unveiling by Sgt. Shannon Corley, bottom photo, of the Saluda National Guard 124th Eng. Co. who recently returned from Afghanistan.  Descendants of the Catlett Corley and Joshua Nathanial Corley family gathered for this event.  The four corners of the crossroads have been under continual ownership by the Corley family for several generations.  Seven generations of the Corleys’ direct ancestors are buried within about a three-mile radius of the crossroads.  Daphyne Corley Ridgell, daughter of Felix Elmer Corley, was instrumental in coordinating the event, which was attended by about 70 relatives and friends.

31st Annual Auto & Truck Show
  The 31st Annual Saluda Classic Truck & Auto Show will be held Sat., Aug. 9, at Piedmont Tech (Saluda Campus) from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  This year’s show will feature trophies for the Top 50, mini class, race cars, best Rat Rod, best motorcycle,  Judge’s Trophy and Best of Show. Dash plaques will be given to all registered vehicles. Concessions will be available, and door prizes will be given away.
  We are seeking sponsorships for all trophies, and sponsorship  is $50. If you would like to sponsor trophies, make check payable to Saluda Classic Auto & Truck (SCAT) and mail to 105 Pinehurst Drive, Saluda 29138, or call Bob Horne, 864 445-3539, or Aubrey Hendrix, 864 445-8410,  for more information.
  If you would like to donate items such as promotional materials (pens, pencils, key chains, magnets, note pads, etc.) to go in the goody bags, we will place those items in the bags for each entrant. Please contact the above if they need to pick up the items.
  This event is free to the public. Last year a donation was made to Piedmont Tech to aid students in the automotive field