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One Man is Dead, Another is Recovering after Drug Overdoses today in Grovetown. Another Man is in custody, charged with providing the drugs.

The South Carolina Department of Health has released data on prescription drug overdose deaths, and the numbers are grim.  In 2020, in one South Carolina county, drug overdose deaths took the lives of 88 per 100,000 people.

Overall in South Carolina, there were over 1,400 prescription drug overdoses in 2020. And over 1700 total drug overdose deaths in the state.  When someone dies, if a drug is in their system, it’s included as a death related to that particular drug.  This means numbers can overlap in relation to prescription drugs, opioid, heroin and fentanyl deaths.

There has been a multi-year trend of increased overdoses in South Carolina. Overall, in 2020, 29.4 out of every 100,000 people died of prescription overdoses.

In the top 10 counties in South Carolina with the fewest deaths, Edgefield, Saluda and Barnwell all made the list. But as for the most? Aiken county ranked at number 10. Laurens, Greenwood and Horry counties were also in the top 10 with the most prescription overdose deaths.  The county with the most deaths related to overdoses is Jasper, with a rate of 88.6 per 100,000 people.

Source: WBTW News 13

 


11 Biggest Companies to Work for in Aiken, SC

  • 11 Biggest Companies to Work for in Aiken, SC

  • 11. South Aiken High School

    South Aiken High School is a small education organization and has around 30 employees. The average length of time employees stay with the company is just under 6 years.

    Learn more about SAHS here, and see Aiken County Public School job openings here.

     

  • 10. Aiken County Sheriff's Office

    Founded in 1871, Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is a government organization with around 56 employees.  They are in the “people-serving business.” They work to serve and protect Aiken County with the highest level of professional law enforcement services.

    Many employees were University of South Carolina – Columbia graduates.  Most frequently, the employees majored in criminal justice.

    Learn more about them and see current job openings here.

  • 9. Lower Savannah Council

    The Lower Savannah Council is a small government organization with 125 employees.  They primarily provide one or more of a wide variety of individual and family social, counseling, welfare, or referral services (including refugee, disaster and temporary relief). They help develop, implement and administer plans, programs and projects with local, state and national stakeholders.  They aim to improve the quality of life for residents in the Lower Savannah Region.

    On average employees stay around 4 years with the company.

    See their current job openings here.

    Shared from the City of Aiken SC Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Looking for a summer job? Become a lifeguard for the...

    Posted by Lower Savannah Council of Governments on Wednesday, April 13, 2022

  • 8. Aiken County Government

    Aiken County Government is a small government organization.  They employ around 125 people.  Many of the employees are graduates from the University of South Carolina – Aiken.

    The average length employees work for the company is just over 4 and a half years. Many employees majored in Business and the highest level of education on average is a Bachelors degree.

    Learn more about them and see job openings here.

    County Council had the pleasure of recognizing Brittany Hankinson and the athletes of Hankinson Boxing Gym for mentoring the youth of Aiken County through their 'Gloves Up, Guns Down' program.

    Posted by Aiken County Government on Friday, February 11, 2022

  • 7. Security Federal

    Security Federal is a financial services organization.  They were founded in 1922. They have around 200 employees.  The company is ranked number 6 on Zippia’s list of Best Companies to Work for in Aiken, SC.

    See current job openings and learn more about them here.

    Thank you to local Ridge Spring artist, Dipti Mandhana, for this amazing drawing that celebrates our 100th anniversary! It is proudly displayed in our Ridge Spring Branch!

    Posted by Security Federal Bank on Tuesday, April 12, 2022

  • 6. Fenix Manufacturing Solutions

    Fenix Manufacturing Solutions is a small automotive company.  They design and manufacture high quality, globally competitive products. They rank number 10 on Zippia’s Best Automotive Companies to Work for in South Carolina. They have 201 employees.

    Learn more about them here.

  • 5. Savannah River Remediation

    Savannah River Remediation is a utilities company that employs over 400 people.  They were founded in 2007. On average, employees stay at the company for close to 6 years. The company specializes in waste management.

    Current job openings can be found here.

    Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor at SRS, is hiring electrical engineers! As an...

    Posted by Savannah River Site on Wednesday, February 19, 2020

  • 4. AGY

    AGY is a large company with over 1,000 employees. They are a world leader in high performance materials used in electronics, thermoplastics, industrial, aerospace, and more. They specialize in glass, ceramics and concrete.

    The company was founded in 1997 and is listed at number 2 on Zippia’s Best Companies to Work for in Aiken, SC. On average, employees stay at the company for just over 5 years. Most employees’ highest level of education is a High School Diploma.

    Learn more about the company and see current job openings here.

  • 3. Aiken Regional Medical Centers

    Aiken Regional Medical Centers is an important player in the health care industry.  They have 3,000 employees and have been around since 1917. Employees, on average, stay at the company for almost 5 years.

    See current job openings and learn more about the company here.

  • 2. CB&I AREVA MOX Services

    CB&I AREVA MOX Services is part of the energy industry. They have 3,000 employees and design, build and operate mixed oxide fuel fabrication facilities for the Department of Energy. They also recycle weapons-grade plutonium for use in nuclear power plants.

    They are ranked number 3 on Zippia’s list of Best Energy Companies to Work for in South Carolina. On average, employees stay at the company for close to 5 years. Many employees majored in Mechanical Engineering. They are located at Savannah River Site in Aiken.

    Learn more about the company here.

  • 1. Carlisle Tire & Wheel

    Carlisle Tire & Wheel is a manufacturer of rubber and plastic hose and belting, including garden hose. They have around 3,500 employees and play a key role in the automotive industry.

    The average length of time employees usually stay with the company is just over 4 years. Most employees’ highest level of education is a High School Diploma.

    Learn more about the company here.

  • Other National Companies with Offices in Aiken, South Carolina

  • Wells Fargo

    Wells Fargo is a large, well-known financial services company for banking, investments and mortgage products. They are headquartered in San Francisco, California, and have locations across the country.  They have over 260,000 employees.

    To search for local job openings, click here.

  • Bank of America

    Bank of America is another large financial services company with many locations throughout the country. They serve individuals, and everything from small businesses to large corporations, with a range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial products and services. They are headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and have 200,000 employees.

    To find out more about the company and search local jobs, click here.

  • Universal Health Services

    Universal Health Services is one of the nation’s largest and most respected healthcare management companies. They operate through subsidiaries like acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers throughout the country. They are headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and employee 90,000.

    See their current job openings in Aiken here.

  • AECOM

    AECOM provides professional technical and management support services to a wide range of markets, such as transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. They are an industry leader and have over 50,000 employees. They aim to deliver solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.

    Search their current job openings here.