Pugh, Mackey host first of three testing and mask giveaway events

BLYTHEWOOD – Richland County Councilman Derrek Pugh and Councilwoman Jesica Mackey sponsored the first of three COVID testing and mask giveaway events last Saturday at Doko Meadows Park. “It is a cold and rainy day,” Mackey said in a statement on Facebook, “but thankful to partner with Councilmember Derrek Pugh and SC DHEC this morning […]

Fairfield County offers free rides to vaccination site

WINNSBORO – In a joint effort between Cooperative Health and the Fairfield County Transit Department, free transportation to vaccine appointments will be provided to those who do not have access to transportation. The following locations are currently scheduling and accepting vaccination appointments: Lake Monticello Family Practice 9017 Hwy 215 South, Jenkinsville, SC 29065 Call 803-298-2068 […]

Vaccine slowdown at Prisma Health walk-in sites

COLUMBIA – For those who are over 65 years of age or otherwise qualify for the 1A phase of SC DHEC’s COVID-19 vaccination schedule and have not so far been able to make an appointment, the wait may get longer. Prisma Health announced on Monday that it will not hold walk-in vaccinations for the remainder […]

McMaster, DHEC announce vaccine availability to 65+

COLUMBIA – On Wednesday, Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that beginning Monday, Feb. 8, any South Carolina resident aged 65 or older, regardless of health status or preexisting conditions, can schedule an appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine. DHEC’s online tool at scdhec.gov/vaxlocator shows locations currently […]

Pugh to host COVID-19 testing & mask giveaway

COLUMBIA –Derrek Pugh, Blythewood’s District 2 Richland County Councilman, is holding a testing and mask giveaway events as part of the county’s continuing efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Residents can receive a COVID-19 test and face coverings will be available first come, first serve at the free drive-thru events which will be held […]

Roll up your sleeve

What Vaccination Phase Are You In? 70s and Up Move To Head of Shot Line The Department of Health and Environmental Control says everyone will have a chance to get the vaccine. But when do you get yours? Vaccine distribution is occurring in a phased approach. The following provides an overview of the anticipated categories […]

COVID case forces Griffins to adjust schedule

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield Central football team’s 3-0 run in Region 4-3A got put on hold because of a positive COVID-19 test from a player on the team. The Griffins, whose only loss came in a 25-18 non-region defeat to York, were set to play Mid Carolina (0-1 region, 0-2 overall) in its region finale […]

CT-scan COVID test available at PH-Fairfield

WINNSBORO – The Fairfield Covid-19 Taskforce is offering a CT scan for initial diagnosis of COVID with results provided to prescribing physicians within 24 hours. Protocols include any symptom of COVID and selected high risk individuals. CT-scans are recommended by the World Health Organization when PCR (sometimes known as the ‘nose swab’ testing) tests are […]

Library still closed, offers new options

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Library continues to be closed to the public, but has announced the following expansion of services with minimal contact. Expanded options are now offered for curbside pick-up for holds. Upon receiving notification that holds are ready for pick up, library patrons can access holds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and […]

Westwood High School reschedules football games

COLUMBIA — Westwood High school will reschedule two varsity and two junior varsity football games against Dreher High School and Irmo High School On Monday, October 5, 2020, 12 student athletes were placed on quarantine for 14 days after the school was notified that an athlete from the opposing team at the October 3 football […]