2020 Miss Tiger

MISS TIGER- Anna Ringer was crowned Miss Tiger at the annual pageant Sun., Jan. 19, at the SHS gym. Winning the crowns were, L to R, Miss Senior-LeeAnna Fingerlin, Miss Junior-Cassie Coats, Miss Ringer,  Miss Sophomore-Abby Gentry, and Miss Freshman-Brenna Minick. Runners-up were Natalie Rikard - senior, Kelly Wertz -junior, Katelyn Marshall, sophomore, and Anna Grace Thomas, freshman. (SHS photo by Dean Roesner)

GIRLS STATE SPEAKER - Trinity Logue, American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls delegate was the key note speaker at the January Post 65 American Legion meeting. Pictured left to right, front row, Trinity Logue, delegate, Saluda High School;  Linda Padgett, Girls State Chairperson and Trinity’s mother, Sydney Forrest. Back row:  Ladies Auxiliary Albertha Harp and Debra Minick.  Unable to attend the meeting were:  Jordan Black, Saluda High School, daughter of Susan and Brad Black;  Zoe Horne, Saluda High School,  daughter of Bruce and Sheila Horne;  Kari Leigh Miller, Saluda High School, daughter of Scot and Sherri Miller and Regan Turner, King Academy, daughter of Andy and Anissa Turner.  Palmetto Girls State is a one-week leadership and citizenship training program, created to educate outstanding high school students about state and local government and citizenship. Girls attending Palmetto Girls State experience governmental procedure by simulating political campaigns, elections, and the political process. They also learn about the principles of citizenship and public service from guest speakers, expert panels and staff members. The American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State encampment was held this past June, at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina.

Homeless Count

by Candace Timmerman

  My name is Candace Timmerman, and I am the Homeless Point in Time Count coordinator for Greenwood, Abbeville, McCormick, Edgefield, and Saluda.
  I  represent Meg’s House and the Advisory Council of the Upstate Continuum of Care.  Each year we conduct a survey with those who are dealing with a literal homeless situation (street, or emergency shelter-includes hotel paid for by charitable organization or person) on one particular night in January. 
  This year we will be looking at the night of January 22.  We will be conducting surveys from January 23-29.  This is a nationwide count and provides information on the characteristics of homelessness in our communities.  It also gives us an opportunity to  connect them with resources and opportunities that may be available to them.                  2019 HOMELESS Point in Time Count  NUMBERS
  4,172 Homeless in SC
  1,401 Homeless in the Upstate
  Greenwood had a total of 124 homeless persons in 2019;35 unsheltered; 89 sheltered; 7 veterans; 16 Chronic homeless; 20 Domestic Violence Victims
  Abbeville-4 Total; 4 sheltered & 1 Domestic violence victim
  Edgefield -1; 1-unsheltered and 1 chronically homeless
  Saluda -9; 9-Unsheltered, 5 chronically homeless, and 1 domestic violence victim
  If you know of someone dealing with a literal homeless (in a place not meant for human habitation or in an emergency shelter-includes hotel paid by charitable organization or person)  please contact Candace Timmer-man at 864-980-9405 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.