Ridge Spring Book Signing

Author James Scott To Sign
New Book In Ridge Spring

  James Scott will be in Ridge Spring July13, 3:00 p.m., at the old First Citizen’s Bank Building to sign and read from his newly released book “Changing Faces,”  which records his life in Ridge Spring.
  “Changing Faces” is the story of Scott’s life, an emotionally charged memoir that begins with a single act of family violence that forever changed a young boy. It resulted in the incarceration of one parent, and the event left him scarred, both physically and emotionally, for life.
  Scott shares the tragedy that rocked his family to the core, and his subsequent journey to overcome the betrayal. From a childhood spent growing up in the North and the South to the halls of a historically black university to military life, Scott aims for readers to experience his journey alongside him as he travels all over the country and across continents, searching for answers, working to overcome the tragedy and its resultant trauma.
  “Changing Faces” is available on Amazon.
  ABOUT THE AUTHOR: After 27 years of military service, James Scott is now a retired US Army lieutenant colonel, currently working abroad. A first-time novelist, he was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and raised in the small town of Ridge Spring, South Carolina. He and his wife Yolanda Barnes-Scott are the parents of two sons, James III & Joshua and a daughter, Trinity.

R.B. RODGERS SCHOLARSHIP - The Saluda Lions Club selected Kristine Griffith  as the 2019 R B Rogers Scholarship winner.  At the June meeting of the club, Mary Grace received a check for $1000 from Lion Charlie Rentz to assist in her continuing education.


Rain Comes
In Spurts

  Most of June’s rainfall came in two multi-day spurts.
  Rain fell on successive days from June 8-13 and then again on June 21-25. Only two more days in the month contributed to the 4.50 in-ches of rain.
  So far, 19.72 inches of rain has fallen this year. This compares to 20.24 inches during the same time in 2018.
  It was a relatively comfortable month with 17 days in the 80s or lower. The highest daily temperature, 93, was recorded on June 18 and 30. The lowest daytime high, 65, was on June 13. The lowest morning temperature, 52, was recorded on June 14.
  This information was reported by NWS observer Edwin Riley at the Saluda CPW.


First Steps Seeks
Board Members

  The Saluda County First Steps Partnership is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on its board.
  Nominations may come from anyone in the county and should be forwarded to the Saluda County First Steps office at 103 South Rudolph Street, Saluda, South Carolina 29138 by August 5'” 2019.
  Nomination forms are available at the Saluda County First Steps office or by calling (864) 321-1441.
  In the election, Saluda County First Steps is seeking board members with a commitment to the education, healthy development and wellbeing of young children ages birth to 6 years old.