Body Found





Unidentified Body  


Found in Edgefield



  On Friday, August 12 ,at approximately 1:30 PM the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office was called by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office in reference to an unidentified body in their county.







  Upon arrival in Edgefield County, it was explained to the officers that the Tri-county trash truck that had the unidentified body in it had picked up trash from a location in Saluda County.




  The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Saluda County Sheriff’s Office, and Aiken County Sheriff’s Office all have missing persons from their jurisdictions and will be assisting in this investigation.




  SLED crime scene was called and processed the scene in Edgefield and Saluda counties. The Saluda County Coroner’s Office took possession of the unidentified body and scheduled an autopsy for Saturday the 13th of August. After the autopsy, evidence was transferred to SLED for processing to aid in the identification of the body.




  At this point all agencies involved are waiting for the processing of all evidence by SLED to confirm the identification of the body and the possible location where the body was picked up by the trash truck during its route.










Coroner Ruling Spawns


Special Filing








  11th Circuit Presiding Judge J. Mark Hayes II in ruling Aug. 8 in favor of Saluda County Coroner Keith Turner’s suit challenging the eligibility of his opponent, said he did not like to get involved in something that should be settled by voters, but said there was no doubt what the law required of candidates for coroner.




   Turner’s suit was against Republican challenger Charles "Chuck" Adams, the Saluda County Elections Commission, S.C. Elections Commission and the Saluda County Republican Party saying said Adams did not meet the qualifications to run for Coroner.




  Judge Hayes agreed. Now, the Republican Party is opening a special filing and a special primary, if needed, for anyone wishing to run for coroner in November. If anyone files, that candidate must meet the requirements as well.




  Turner said he is not opposed to having someone run against.He must want the person to be qualified.




  "None of these would have happened if Mr. Adams had not been certified by our Saluda County Elections Office," Turner said.




(See complete ruling in the print edition)







OUTSTANDING STUDENTS HONORED AT PIEDMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE GRADUATION - At Piedmont Technical College’s recent summer commencement exercises, outstanding students from each of the college’s seven supporting counties were honored for academic achievement. Saluda County student Mollie Hallback, right, was honored for maintaining high academic success. She was recognized by PTC Area Commission member William Whitfield, left. Hallback is a surgical technology graduate.









FARM BUREAU AMBASSADORS - The Saluda County Farm Bureau Ambassadors were named at the organization’s annual meeting Sat., Aug,. 13, at Saluda High School. Pictured, L to R, are the 2015 Ambassador Michaela Ruth Hall, and the 2016 winners, Madison Price and her brother TJ Price. (Standard-Sentinel photo)