Saluda County, SC


Four arrested in Saluda County over gasoline theft, other charges

SALUDA COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - An investigation into a gasoline theft led to the arrests of four people in Saluda County. On June 11, Saluda County deputies responded to Wiz’s Gas Station in Batesburg-Leesville in reference to a gasoline theft. Deputies learned earlier that morning, a number of subjects used an illegal device to steal more than $231 of gasoline from the business.
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Victim identified in deadly Saluda County crash

SALUDA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle collision that killed one person in Saluda County on Tuesday. Troopers say the crash happened on U.S. Highway 178 near Rolling Meadows Lane around 10 a.m. The westbound vehicle was a 2003 Chevrolet truck that overturned while...
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Fatal collision on US HWY 178 in Saluda County

SALUDA COUNTY, SC (WJBF) – South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that took place on US Hwy 178 near Rollings Meadows Lane. The accident happened around 10:00 am. A person driving a 2003 Chevy truck was driving west when they went off the roadway on the right of the road. The driver […]
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Unemployment rate increases, remains highest in state

The unemployment rate increased for all counties in the state during May with Marlboro having the highest at 6.6%. The rate was 6% in April. Allendale County was second at 6%. Saluda County had the lowest rate at 2.4%. The state unemployment rate remained at 3.3%. Other unemployment rates in...

Saluda County deputies arrest man in connection with vehicle theft

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - On June 28, the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle being stolen at a Food Lion. According to deputies they later tracked down the car. Investigators say Joshua Sharpe is the person responsible for the theft and was...

Moore Elected

Jim Moore won the special election to fill the unexpired term of the late County Council Chairman Jerry Strawbridge on Tues., June 21. Moore unopposed, but election laws dictate the election had to held to allow for write in votes. Obviously, the turnout was light. Moore received 420 votes. There were 19 write-in votes cast.

Campus Director

When Dr. Brenda Edwards had to be out of work for medical reasons last year, her team had her back. “I was out of work for a month!” she recalled. “My staff took the reins and kept everything going. I didn’t have to worry about a thing, because our staff is so awesome.”

Saluda County Sheriff’s Office: Car chase leads to drug and firearm charges

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Saluda County Sheriff’s Office says two people are facing charges after a car chase lead to a drug bust. Investigators say the chase began on Hollywood Road in Saluda County and ended on Clara Brown Road in Newberry County. According to deputies, Nicholas Ellison was driving. He is charged with failure to stop for blue lights as well as possession of meth with intent to distribute and unlawful carry of a hand gun. Authorities say he also has an outstanding warrant.

Two charged after two-county chase ends in Newberry County

NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. (WACH) — Two people are facing multiple charges after a chase that began in Saluda County and ended in Newberry County. MORE STORIES LIKE THIS / Calhoun County nightclub owner pushing back against sheriff's orders to shutdown. Nicholas Ellison, the driver, and Jada Prior, were apprehended...

$38 Million Gift

$38 MILLION CHECK - State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman presented a $38 million check to the Saluda County Schools District from the State that will go toward facility upgrades. (Standard-Sentinel photo) CHECK CELEBRATION - Among those celebrating State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman presenting a $38 million check to...

Education leader wants annual fund to build SC schools in poor areas

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Five rural South Carolina counties will share most of $160 million set aside last year to help rural, poor school districts build new school buildings. With architecture firms suggesting it would cost about $1.5 billion to upgrade and eliminate critical problems in all of South Carolina’s rural schools, Education Superintendent Molly Spearman wants lawmakers to create an annual fund to help those districts, The Post and Courier reported.