General Election 2018

General Election November 6

  Voters go to the polls Tues., Nov. 6, for the 2018 General Election.
  All voters will be casting ballots for statewide offices, a statewide constitutional question, and the local penny sales tax referendum.
  There will be some contested races in Saluda County, but none of them are countywide.
  In the Town of Saluda, Mayor Amelia Herlong is being challenged by Michelle R. Curry.
  The Saluda County Schools School Board race with have two contested elections, incumbent Katherine Coleman is facing Crystal Gibson for Seat 4, and Sunday Jacobs Minick is opposing incumbent James Moore for Seat 4.
  Lexington School District Three has five candidates, William Berry, Frances Bouknight, Cheryl Burgess, William Cogdill and Gariane Gunter, running for three seats.
  The ballot will contain the following referendum and question:
  Saluda County Referendum: Shall a special one percent sales and use tax be imposed in Saluda County for not more than eight (8) years, beginning on the May 1, 2019, to raise the revenues which will be applied to pay directly the cost of or to pay debt service on bonds issued to defray the cost of certain capital improvements set forth below for the County and shall the County be empowered to issue, either at one time as a single issue or from time to time as several separate issues, general obligation bonds of the County in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $9,400,000, to be repayable solely from the sales tax or other available sources, the proceeds of which shall be used to defray the costs of the capital improvement needs of the County, including specifically the following purposes, listed in order of priority with estimated cost: Projects:
  1. Saluda County Library (Saluda County) $125,000
  2. Saluda County Animal Shelter (Saluda County) $125,000
  3. Ridge Spring Downtown Revitalization and Economic Development $175,000 (Town of Ridge Spring)
  4. Reconstruction of Bathrooms at Brooks Royston Park (Saluda Recreation District) $50,000
  5. Saluda County Detention Center (Saluda County) $8,434,304
  Statewide Constitutional Amendment: Must Section 7, Article VI of the Constitution of this State, relating to state constitutional officers, be amended so as to provide that beginning in January 2023, or upon a vacancy in the office of Superintendent of Education after the date of the ratification of the provisions of this paragraph, whichever occurs first, the Superintendent of Education must be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate; to provide that the appointed Superintendent of Education shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor; and to require the General Assembly to provide by law for the duties, compensation, and qualifications for the office?
  These two require a “Yes” or “No” vote.
  Elections for offices are as follows:
Governor: James Smith - Mandy Powers Norrell, Democrat; Henry McMaster - Pamela Evette, Republican
  Secretary of State: Melvin T. Whittenburg, Democrat; Mark Hammond, Republican.   State Treasurer: Rosalyn L Glenn, Democrat;  Rosalyn Glenn, Working Families; Curtis Lotis, Republican; Sarah Wok, American.
  Attorney General: Constance Anastopoulo, Democratic; Constance Anastopoulo, Working Families; Alan Wilson, Republican
  Comptroller General: Richard Eckstrom, Republican
  State Superintendent of Education: Molly Mitchell Spearman, Republican
  Commissioner of Agriculture: Chris Nelums, United Citizens; David Edmond, Green; Hugh Weathers, Republican
  U.S, House of Representatives: Mary Geren, Democratic; Jeff Duncan, Republican; Dave Moore, American
  State House of Representatives: District 39 Cal Forrest
  State House of Representatives: District 82 William Clyburn
  *Auditor: Memmus H Forrest, Republican ‘
  * Treasurer Tiffany R Shaw, Republican
  *County Council: Chair Derrick W Jones, Republican
   County Council: James Daniels District 1, Democratic
  County Council: Justin Anderson, District 3,   Republican
  Soil and Water District Commission: (Vote for 2) Carey Frick, James R Nichols  (Non-partisan)
  School Board Saluda: Seat 2 - Katherine Coleman,  Crystal Gibson  (Non-partisan)
  School Board Saluda: Seat 4 - Sundy Jacobs Minick, James Moore  (Non-partisan) :
  School Board Saluda: Seat 6 Christy Nichols  (Non-partisan)
  School Trustee District Lexington Vote for 3: William Berry, Frances Bouknight, Cheryl Burgess, William Cogdill, Gariane Gunter  (Non-partisan)
   **Mayor of Saluda: Michelle R Curry, Amelia Herlong  (Non-partisan)
**Public Works Commissioner Write-ln
  **Saluda City Council:  District 1 William Yonce  (Non-partisan)
  **Saluda City Council:  District 3 Miliken Matthews   (Non-partisan)

*Countywide
**Town of Saluda only



Richland Creek Antique Fall
Festival  November 2, 3, 4


  The 23rd Annual Fall Festival/Tractor/Engine show and pull will be held at  Richland Creek Farms, 542 Richland Creek Road, Ward, Nov. 3-5
  The festival  site is located between Batesburg-Leesville, Ridge Spring and Saluda. From  Batesburg-Leesville take Hwy. 178 north toward Saluda or from Ridge Spring take Hwy. 39 north toward Saluda from Saluda take Hwy. 39 south toward  Ridge Spring follow the signs and exit onto Duncan Road which leads to Richland Creek Road.  The gates open at 9 a/m. each day.                               
  This family event has activities planned for everyone with demonstrations  of old farm machinery, steam engine, saw mill, hit miss engines,  syrup cooking, shingle making, thrashing of grain, blacksmith shop, a barnyard   exhibit, pedal tractor race/pull and a antique tractor pull for tractors through  1960. There will be  vendors and exhibitors for men, women and children, and a variety of  great food, soft drinks and homemade ice cream.
  On Friday at 7 p.m. there is be a dun demonstration antique the tractor pull, and on Saturday competition antique tractor pull will begin at 1:00 p.m..                               
  The highlight for the weekend is a visit to Richland Springs Baptist Church  for Old Fashion Day on Sunday beginning at 10:00 A. M. The church is located    at 1895 Duncan Road.    
  Admission is $5.00 a day for Friday and Sunday and $10.00 a day on Saturday  for adults; children under 12 years old are admitted free. RV hookups are available    by reservations  at $45.00 for the weekend for water/electric only.     This is an educational/family event and NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR OTHER  CONTROLLED  SUBSTANCES WILL BE PERMITTED!!!    
  For additional information  call 864 445 2781/e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..