2020 Tree Contest

Courthouse Tree Contest

The annual Courthouse Christmas Tree contest is underway. The public is invited to go by the Courthouse, see the trees, then vote for their favorites. (Photos by Tiffany Rodgers Shaw)


828 County COVID
Cases, 23 Deaths

  Saluda County’s COVID-19  cases have risen to 802 (788 actual, 40 probable), with 23 deaths.
  The county is classified as moderate incidence with a rate of 185.6 per 100,000.  Last week, the figure was also 166.11  cases per 100,000 with a moderate incidence rating.
  Counties neighboring Saluda had the following case totals: Aiken - 6016,   Edgefield - 1180;  Greenwood -3102 Lexington - 11,067; Newberry - 1989.
  Sun., Dec. 6,  the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced 2583 new confirmed cases and 51 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and 43 additional confirmed deaths and six new probable death. Positive tests at 21.2 percent.
  This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 216,378, probable cases to 15,721, confirmed deaths to 4,237, and 329 probable deaths.


 Good Rain Returns

  After a month’s absence, good rainfall returned to Saluda in November
  November’s rainfall total was 4.52, and big increase over October’s  1.12  inches, the lowest total since 0.76 inch of rain fell in Sept. 2019. The 4.52 brings the total for the year to 50.18  inches. This compares to 42.33 inches during the same time last year.
  November’s temperatures were almost spring-like  with 15 days with highs in the 80s and 70s. The temperatures  ranged from a high of 57 on Nov. 18,  to  83 on Nov. 12. The lowest morning temperature, 30, was recorded Nov. 3 and 19.
  This information was reported by NWS observer Edwin Riley at the Saluda CPW.