Mathis Recognized

MATHIS HONORED - Titania Watson Mathis, the most decorated Saluda High School female athlete, was surprised with a state championship ring in December.  In honor of her four state championships in track and field the Saluda High School Athletic Department, Saluda County Retired Educators Association and Coach Patsy E. Rhodes contributed to make the presentation possible.  Jeanette Wilder, Saluda High School Athletic Director and Coach Patsy E. Rhodes made the presentation.

Sheriff’s Office
Receives Narcan Training

  Saluda County Sheriff’s Office joined in partnership with SCDHEC LEON Program that will allow deputies to carry Narcan. 
  The training provided deputies with the tools necessary for the identification, treatment, and reporting of drug overdoses that may be attributed to opiates, such as heroin and narcotic pharmaceutical drugs.  Deputies will now have the tools necessary to treat early stages of an overdose.  
  Saluda County EMS Director Jacob Starnes and Assistant Director James Cole set in the training and helped the deputies gain knowledge of the usage of Narcan.  The number of opioid overdoses in South Carolina has nearly doubled in the last two years, and several counties the number has tripled.
  This program was started in 2015 known as the South Carolina overdose Prevention Act. Law enforcement officers from South Carolina has had 165 cases that they had to use Narcan.  Sheriff John C. Perry went to training earlier on in the year and thought that this program would be a great asset for a rural county, such as Saluda to have.  After much research and training the Sheriff’s Office was able to implement the program with no cost to the county.


Celebrate 77th Anniversary

Ellis (99) and Girlie (94) Temples of Saluda County recently celebrated their 77th anniversary.  They were married on January 18, 1941.
  A celebration lunch is planned in February by their children, Eva Lynn Hill (Len), Leon Fuller Temples, Sammy Temples (Robin), Jesse Temples (Debra), and Joel Temples (Linda).  The Temples are the proud grandparents of 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
  Mr. Temples served in the US Army in the 1st Calvary Division and the 56th Calvary Brigade Border Patrol in El Paso, Texas during World War II.  After being discharged from the army, they resided in West Columbia, SC where they raised their family.  Mr. and Mrs. Temples were actively involved in the community, Northside Baptist Church and the family business, T&T Masonry.  Later in his career Mr. Temples worked as a masonry instructor and retired from the Department of Juvenile Justice.  Upon retirement they returned to the family century farm in Saluda, SC, where you would find him on his garden tractor and her in the flower garden.
  Our family expresses gratitude to our parents for their love and support throughout our lives.  We also say thank you to our parents for giving so unselfishly to us and others.  They set an example for us by living their Christian faith.  We have been blessed by their long life together, their love for one another and others in their lives.