Landrum & Saluda news briefs

Published 9:55 pm Thursday, September 12, 2013

Landrum police August report
Landrum Police Chief Tim Edgens provided his departments monthly report for August at the Sept. 10 Landrum City Council meeting. Landrum officers wrote 31 traffic citations, including 13 for speeding, and made five traffic related arrests. The department also made seven arrests – three for assault and battery, one for criminal domestic violence, one for possession of drug paraphernalia, one for possession of methamphetamine and one for simple possession of marijuana.

Landrum fire answers 24 emergency calls in August
Landrum Fire Chief Jimmy Flynn reported his department answered 24 emergency calls in August, many of them weather related. Flynn also said three members have applied for the Spartanburg Community College grant program. Flynn said it would cost $1,100 for the city to send them for EMT training.

Budget amendment to account for donations
Saluda City Commissioners approved a $4,000 budget amendment to account for donations. About $2,000 of those funds were donated specifically for Pace Park and pavers to be included there.

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Saluda police August report
Saluda City Commissioner Johnnie Kinard reported the Saluda Police Department issued nine parking citations, two state citations, eight warning tickets and completed two funeral escorts, three welfare checks, one road checkpoint with Polk County Sheriff’s Office, nine alarm calls and checked two open store fronts in August. The department also assisted motorists 21 times with dead batteries and locked doors.

LABA fall festival to include scarecrow contest
The Landrum Area Business Association plans to host a fall festival from Oct. 15 through the end of the month. LABA leaders are encouraging businesses to put up scarecrows associated with the type of business they run. Visitors to the town will be asked to help vote on the best scarecrow.

Landrum Lions Club taking nominations for Citizen of the Year
The Landrum Lions Club plans to take nominations for Citizen of the Year in Landrum again this year. The club had done so in the past but stopped in recent years. This year’s Landrum Citizen of the Year will serve as grand marshall at the Christmas parade. Nominations up to 100 words sent to Landrum Lions at P.O. Box 262, Landrum, S.C.

Horse and carriage rides in Saluda
Horse and carriage rides could come to downtown Saluda this fall. Saluda Town Commissioners said they were in favor of Carolina Horse and Carriage offering horse and carriage rides in Saluda every Friday night in October so long as the company worked with the town’s police chief on an approved route.