BLM Activities

FRIDAY MARCH  - Saluda also had a Friday Black Lives Matter event. Like Saturdays, this one began at the Park and ended at the  Courthouse. (Standard-Sentinel photo)

YOUNG PARTICIPANT - Participants in Saturday’s Black Lives Matter came in all ages and races. this sign speaks for itself. (Photo by Dibbie Shealy)

County COVID-19
Cases Now At 186

  Saluda County’s COVID-19 case total has grown to 186.
  The report says the county had 1134 estimated cases, and 1307 possible cases. Of the county’s cases, 167 are in the are in the 29138 zip code.
  Counties neighboring Saluda had the following case totals: Edgefield - 69; Aiken - 2742; Greenwood - 371; Lexington - 1491; Newberry - 132.
  The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Sunday announced 907 new confirmed cases and 1 new probable case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, and 9 additional confirmed deaths. There are currently 692 hospital beds occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19.
  This brings the total number of people confirmed cases to 24,661, probable cases to 32, confirmed deaths to 653, and zero probable deaths.
  How South Carolinians Can Stop the Spread
  Evidence is increasing about the high rates of infection in people who do not have symptoms and don’t know they are infectious. This places everyone at risk of getting the virus or unknowingly transmitting it to someone else. Steps we can take to protect ourselves and others include:
    Practicing social distancing
    Wearing a mask in public
    Avoiding group gatherings
    Regularly washing your hands
    Staying home if sick
  For the latest information related to COVID-19 visit Visit for stress, anxiety and mental health resources from the S.C. Department of Mental Health.

July 4th on
Lake Murray

  The Capital City/ Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board is pleased to present Lake Murray’s July 4th Celebration scheduled for Saturday, July 4th.
  At approximately 9:15 or dark, fireworks will launch from two lake locations, Dreher Island and Spence Island. The fireworks show is synchronized to a patriotic music show. Be sure to tune into 97.5 FM through iHeart Media for this special music program.  The Irmo parksite at the Lake Murray Dam will be open all day on a first come to capacity basis and there is a $5 fee per vehicle.  The Lexington parksite at the Lake Murray Dam is not open at this time and may or may not be open.
   “We began this holiday tradition in 1989.  This even has gained regional, statewide and national attention as South Carolina’s largest patriotic event and fireworks show.  Come join us on July 4th to celebrate our nation’s birthday, stated Miriam Atria, President/CEO, Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board.  We are sad to say, due to current pandemic conditions, license, permits and other requirement we will not be holding the annual boat parade this year.”  
  Visit our website for updates and more event information, visit LakeMurray  

Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board does plan to hold the annual event including the patriotic boat parade in 2021. We know the public will appreciate our efforts in conducting a safe holiday event.