Tech 2020 Honors

PTC Graduates from County
Receive  Academic Awards

  Because of COVID-19 safety restrictions in force since March, Piedmont Technical College (PTC) has not held any in-person graduation ceremonies in 2020.   Now at year’s end, PTC officials are announcing each term’s county academic award winners. These individuals ordinarily would have been recognized for their outstanding academic performance at in-person graduation ceremonies each term.
  The Saluda County Award Winners for 2020 are:
  •Spring 2020 - Zachary Hall of Leesville
  •Summer 2020  - Wilton Jordan of Leesville
  The entire college family congratulates these fine graduates for their exemplary achievement.

CVS Issues Vaccination Statement

  CVS Health has issued the following statemnet on the COVID-19 vaccination:
  “Starting Monday, December 21st, CVS Health will begin to administer COVID-19 vaccines at more than 40,000 long-term care facilities across the country. This nationwide, mobilized effort will begin on December 28 in 682 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in South Carolina. More details are available in the attached press release.
   Earlier this month,  CVS Health was selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as one of two providers to administer COVID-19 vaccinations. Our army of healthcare professionals —pharmacists, nurses and licensed pharmacy technicians —are very familiar with this patient population.  This expertise, along with our national scale and local presence which we have used to administer flu vaccinations and to mobilize COVID-19 testing solutions in communities across the country,  will be applied to this national effort to safely and efficiently distribute COVID-19 vaccines.
   While we are beginning with long-term care facilities, we also have an agreement with the HHS to eventually provide vaccines to the general public in our 10,000 CVS Pharmacy locations across the country in 2021 with more details to be shared at a later date.
   Today’s announcement builds on CVS Health’s commitment to responding to the COVID-19 health crisis and helping the country move forward,  which includes administering nearly 10 million COVID-19 tests at more than 4,300 testing locations in 33 states and the District of Columbia.

30 YEARS SERVICE - Randall Maffett, Mayson VFD Fire Chief, right, recently presented Tony Riddle with a plaque, recongizing his 30 years of service to the department. (photo by Iris Riddle)