Deputy Hallman Remembered

BRIDGE NAMED FOR HALLMAN - The bridge over the Little Saluda River at Big Man’s Marina was named in memory of Corporal Dale Hallman Sat., Jan. 22. County Counci Chairman Derrick Jones, Sheriff John Perry, Sen. Shane Massey, Dale’s widow, Brandi, and parents, Winfred and Naomi, joined other family members in posing for this photo in front of the sign. (Standard-Sentinel photo)

Bridge Named In Memory
Of Corporal  Dale Hallman

  The bridge over the Little Saluda River at Big Man’s Marina was named in memory of Corporal Dale Hallman Sat., Jan. 22.
  Hallman died April 6, 2018, in a line of duty vehicle accident.
  County Council Chairman Derrick Jones presided over the unveiling of the sign at the bridge.
  He praised Sen. Shane Massey for getting legislation passed to have the bridge named in Hallman’s memory.
  Massey said it was his pleasure to do something to remember Hallman, and praised the Department of Transportation for creating and erecting the signs.
  Sheriff John Perry said Cpl. Hallman was like a member of his personal and work families, and was proud that he will be remembered.
  Jones called Hallman his best friend.
  A pastor, he quoted Joshua 4, when God instructed Joshua to have representatives from the 12 Tribes to take stones an erect a monument, “So these stones shall become a memorial to the sons of Israel forever.”
  Jones said the bridge will be a memorial to Cpl. Hallman forever.
  Hallman’s widow, Brandi, holding their child that was born after Dale’s death, thanked the citizens of Saluda County for their continued prayers and support.
  She said when she was given the opportunity to pick a place for the memorial naming, it only took her a few minutes, because the bridge at Big Man’s was one of their favorite places in the county.
  After she spoke, the Sheriff’s Office’s tallest member, Austen Harding, unveiled the sign.

District Three Champions

  The Saluda All-Stars won the Machine Pitch tournament championship, played June 14-18, at the Saluda County Recreation Complex.
  Saluda’s All-Stars won all five games they played. Other teams participating were Abbeville, Batesurg-Leesville, Clinton, Edgefield and Star-Iva.
  The win qualified the team to play in the state tournament which will be held at the Savannah Grove Baseball Complex near Florence July 5-9. The address is 2614 Alligator Rd., Effingham, SC 29505.
  The team expresses apprecation to Recreation Director Paul Erfl;e and his staff for a great tournament.
  Pictured, L to R, are: front row - Maverick Quattlebaum, Easton Cochran, Hayes Shealy, Jace Knight. Middle row - Weston Rowe, Abraham Delvalle, Bentley Storey, Bryon Burnett, Cayden Rogers, Eduardo Dominquez, Javier Sorcia, Will Wideman. Back row - Coaches Bubba Shealy, William (Speedy) Wideman, Wesley Boland and Jarrett Cochran.

Storms Do Damage

  Back to back evening and early morning storms last week did significant damage to trees, and some damage to property in Saluda County.
  Assistant Emergency Management Directior Jill Warren said most of the damage was not reoprted to law enforcement. What was reported was trees across highways, and damage to a garage by a fallen tree in the lake area.
  The county fire departments and road and bridge department responded to the trees in the roadways. Law enforcement was on the scene as well.
  Much damage was reported on social media. One family in Saluda reported four trees fell in their yard the first storm, and three fell the next night.