Annual Saluda Truck & Tractor
Pull Friday and Saturday
The 37th Annual Young Farmer Truck & Tractor Pull will be held May 22 and 23, beginning at 7:30 each evening at the Young Farmer Stadium at the Recreation Complex. Gates will open at 5:00.
Along with the new days, there will be a new show, sponsored by the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League
Featured in the “Hottest Pull in the South” will be:
•Super Modified Tractors
•Super Modified 2WD Trucks
•Unlimited Super Stock Tractors
•Super Stock 4WD Diesel Trucks ( New Class)
Trackside parking available - space is limited.
For more information, see the website www.saludayoungfarmer.org.
The Truck & Tractor Pull has been held in August, since it began at the Saluda County Airport in 1979.
The Saluda Young Farmers are pleased to award seven scholarships for 2015. These students, along with their parents, will be recognized on Friday night, May 22nd at the 37th Annual Truck and Tractor Pull. This year’s recipients are Brian Bushey (Clemson University), Michaella Hall (Piedmont Tech), Jessica Maffett (TriCounty/Clemson University), Ashley Owens (Piedmont Tech), Ciara Wertz (Lander University), Fletcher Winn (Clemson University), and Whitney Wood (Mars Hill University).
To Jail For Life, No Parole
For the second time in recent years, a defendant in Saluda County General Sessions Court has been sentenced to life without parole under the state’s “three strikes” law.
Ronnie Martin requested a jury trail on his charge of burglary 1st. When the jury found him guilty, he was issued the life sentence and taken straight from the Courthouse to prison.
Martin is appealing his conviction.
Martin’s was the only jury trial during the two-week session that concluded last week.
Presiding during the terms were Judges Knox McMahon and Thomas Russo.
Sentenced on guilty pleas were:
Joseph Butler, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, three years, upon service of 26 days, suspended to 18 months probation. Regina Lynn Clore, withholding information of obtaining controlled substance from another practitioner, 18 months, suspended to two years probation.
Cecil Robert Corbett, burglary 3rd, five years, upon service of 75 days, suspended to five years probation. Curtis Travis Crummie, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, 7.5 years, suspended to four years probation.
Jabbacus Kawanza Culbreath, trafficking cocaine (10-28 grams), 1st offense, three years. Terry Anthony Davis, criminal sexual conduct with a minor 3rd degree, eight years.
Luvar Raheem Dozier, ill treatment of animals, three years, suspended to 60 days. Clifton Dewayne Etheredge, habitual traffic offender (2 counts), five years, upon service of one year, suspended to three years probation.
Carsee Marques Gartrell, unlawful carrying of a pistol, YOA not to exceed one years, upon service of 90 days, suspended to two years probation; possession with intent to distribute marijuana, 30 days; threatening the life of a public official, YOA not to exceed five years, upon service of 90 days, suspended to two years probation; resisting arrest, YOA not to exceed one year, upon service of 90 days, suspended to two years probation.
Adrian Keshone Gaston, burglary 2nd degree, seven years, upon service of 128 days, suspended to five years probation. Marcal Antoine Good, unlawful pistol, 90 days.
Travis Montell Graham, failure to stop for a blue light, 18 months, suspended to time served, nine months probation. Joseph Peter Harmon, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, 7.5 years, upon service of 123 days, suspended to three years probation. Larry David Holloway Jr., criminal domestic violence, third offense, one year.
Christopher Roland Lawrie, criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, five years; malicious injury to property ($2000-$10,000), five years. Dometrice Luke, forgery, suspended to one year probation.
Joshua Gavan Martin, criminal domestic violence 1st, 30 days, suspended to time served. Kincaid Bobby Mitchell, use of vehicle without owners permission, one year, suspended to 18 months probation.
Bobby Storm Roberts, use of vehicle without owners permission, YOA not to exceed one year, suspended to one year probation. Bradley Shawn Robinson, use of vehicle without owners permission, one year, suspended to time served.
Michael Keith Smith, resisting arrest (non-violent), one year, suspended to time served. Samuel Torres, burglary 3rd, 366 days, suspended upon service of four months.
Carlos Orizamas Zymeda, criminal sexual conduct 3rd, 15 years, suspended upon service of 368 days; burglary 2nd, ten years, suspended upon service of 368 days.