Technical Glitches Hampered DHEC’s First Day of Age 70+ Vaccine Registrations Over Phone

South Carolina residents aged 70 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, can begin scheduling their appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine. AnMed Health has begun scheduling appointments for residents over age 70, and Prisma Health officials said this week that they have administered more than 22,000 vaccine doses, including about 50% of team members at Prisma. We have […]

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State of the State Address

State of the State Address As Prepared for Delivery Wednesday, January 13, 2021 The State House, Columbia, S.C. Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my fellow South Carolinians: We are here tonight to address challenges and opportunities. But first, as in prior years, I’d like to recognize those in uniform whom we lost in the […]

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Fatal Crash Near Salem

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said that a 53 year-old Elgin, SC woman died Wednesday afternoon from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision near Salem, at the scene, of blunt forced, traumatic injuries.   This collision was reported shortly before 4 pm; this collision occurred on SC 130 (Whitewater Falls Road).   Master Trooper Brandon Bolt with the South Carolina Highway Patrol […]

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More Today From Senator Graham On Impeachment Efforts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the latest developments in efforts to impeach President Trump. “Supporting the impeachment of President Trump under these circumstances will do great damage to the institutions of government and could invite further violence at a time the President is calling for calm. If there was a time for […]

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AnMed Health COVID-19 Vaccinations

Per the state’s most recent guidance for the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine, AnMed Health has begun scheduling appointments for residents over age 70. Our established patients in this age group will receive instructions via MyChart for scheduling an appointment at our Civic Center vaccination clinic. Walk-ins are not accepted at this time. Patients who do not have a MyChart […]

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DEI Task Force Made Presentation, Two Locals Recognized at Seneca City Council Meeting

Dr. Ivy Ellerby and Mrs. Carla Gomez, along with city administrator Mr. Scott Moulder, made a presentation to Seneca’s mayor and council at last night’s meeting on behalf of the city’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force… Their plans are for at least three festivals this year, including a Juneteenth celebration, as well as youth days and celebrating Hispanic heritage […]

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S.C. Public Health Officials Calls on Nurses, Pharmacists, Paramedics—among other qualified individuals—to Support COVID-19 Vaccination in South Carolina DHEC: “If you are able and willing, your state urgently needs you.”

COLUMBIA, S.C.— The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) today announced immediate openings of critical positions to support the state’s robust COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and other core public health and environmental services. Available positions include nurses, pharmacists, paramedics, administrative support and other key personnel across the state. “This is a crucial time for our state and, like many public […]

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