DHEC reports first flu-related death of season, health officials encourage flu shot

Officials from South Carolina DHEC and Prisma Health are encouraging everyone to get the flu shot as soon as possible. “We’ve definitely seen a dramatic jump in the number of flu cases this year than any recent flu season. So in the last 8 years, we never really started above the baseline level of flu illnesses, and we’re already above that baseline here in the very first week of flu season,” says Dr. Knoche.

Watch: Midlands Gang Conference Continues

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–A Three Day Gang Conference is underway in Irmo. Monday marked the start to the Department of Corrections annual conference on gang violence. Law enforcement agencies from across the state gathered at Midlands Technical College for three days filled of conversation about gang prevention in the Midlands and across the state. Categories: Local News, News Tags: Crime, Gangs,…