Monthly Archives: August 2021

2 public security officers who died of COVID took the same training course

Aug 31 — Two public safety officers died following a joint fire training course in early August. Aiken Public Safety Officer Kevin Simmons and North Augusta Public Safety Officer Dustin Michael Beasley have each died after contracting COVID-19. On August 12, the Aiken Standard reported that several officers tested positive for COVID-19 during a multi-week […]

Several Aiken County Public Security Officers Test Positive for COVID; unknown source

AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WJBF) – Several public safety officers in Aiken County have tested positive for COVID-19. These public security officers are from the departments of North Augusta and Aiken. The diagnosis was confirmed during training organized by the Aiken Public Security Department. The training has taken place in recent weeks. “We were doing a […]

Columbia & Refugee intersection is a safety hazard

Pataskala residents are concerned that there is fatal potential due to northbound speeding blowing through the stop sign in Columbia at its T-junction with Refugee Road. Residents who live on the north side of Refugee Road, where Columbia ends at a stop sign before running and continuing west, came to council on August 2 to […]

COVID-19 is not a food safety hazard – FAO

The virus that causes COVID-19 is not a direct food safety problem, according to updated guidelines from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The document replaces the FAO and World Health Organization (WHO) interim guidance on coronavirus and food safety for food businesses, originally published in April 2020. The earlier guidelines […]