Prisma Health has restricted patient visitation effective January 9, in the wake of a growing surge of COVID-19 infections across South Carolina. “We know that being with families is itself a healing therapy and so we wrestled with this decision. But we believe this measure is needed in the wake
The COMET announced Jnauray 13 that a driver of Transportation Care Services (TCS), which operates DART and is a subcontractor of RATP Dev USA, Inc., has tested positive for coronavirus during the routine mandatory testing of all employees. The driver operated a paratransit route January 12 and early January 13.
Prisma Health is administering the monoclonal antibody treatments, Bamlanivimab and Regeneron, to high-risk COVID-19 patients in the Midlands and Upstate. Both drugs have not been approved but was authorized for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The treatment can be used in patients who are 12 years
Richland County Government offices will be closed this Monday, January 18 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The County’s C&D Landfill, Clemson Road Drop-off Recycling Site and Lower Richland Drop-off Center will also be closed. Schedules for curbside trash and recycling collection will not be affected. The County’s Jim Hamilton-L.B.
By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council is considering having the town take over the Blue Granite Water Co. services but there was a lot of uncertainty during a work session Tuesday. Fueling such a move is the widespread dissatisfaction among Irmo residents with Blue Granite water and sewer services and
Irmo High School International School for the Arts and the Irmo High School Education Foundation are accepting nominations for the school’s Hall of Fame class of 2021 with a deadline of January 19. Nominees must be graduates or former faculty/staff of Irmo High School. Alumni must have graduated five years
The United States Tennis Association of South Carolina is coordinating a statewide Holiday Tennis Racquet Drive, in which people can drop off new and lightly used adult and junior racquets at participating facilities. Anyone can donate racquets. The deadline is January 15. The equipment will go to people in need,
By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Yamaha Rightwaters pro Davy Hite, an ESPN2 angling expert and two-time Bassmaster Angler of the Year, will again join Global expedition leader and S.C. Floodwater Commission Chair Tom Mullikin for next year’s 500-mile South Carolina Seven (SC7) expedition. Hite will also participate in a meet-and-greet
A Message from an ‘Outsider’ My name is LaFran Horn, better known as “Randy’s Sister Fran”. I live in Pennsylvania, thus an Irmo ‘Outsider’. On August 22, 2020, my brother and longtime Irmo resident, lost his battle with cancer. Whether or not you knew Randy Jones, this message of gratitude