Fireflies Cruise By Greensboro 8-3

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Fireflies) — Every Firefly hitter reached base safely on Wednesday night and Columbia cruised past the Greensboro Grasshoppers, 8-3. The Fireflies used three-run innings in the first and eighth frames to propel past their foes. The first five Columbia (14-12) batters of the game all reached against starter Jordan Holloway (L, 0-1). J.C. Rodriguez drew a walk and…

WATCH: Cone Extends Streak, USC Tops Upstate 4-1

COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) — Second-ranked South Carolina broke a 1-1 tie on a successful squeeze bunt by Marcus Mooney in the seventh inning and Madison Stokes added a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth as the Gamecocks defeated USC Upstate 4-1 on Wednesday night at Founders Park.  The Gamecocks are 35-9 with USC Upstate now 18-24 on…

Beer, Tigers Walk Off With 7-6 Win Over Furman

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) — Seth Beer’s two-out single on an 0-2 pitch in the 11th inning scored Chase Pinder for the winning run in Clemson’s 7-6 walkoff win over Furman at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Wednesday night. The Tigers, who swept the home-and-home season series, improved to 29-15, while the Paladins, who saw their five-game winning streak end, fell to…

Pearce Powers Rays Past Dodgers 8-5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Steve Pearce hit one of four Tampa Bay homers, a go-ahead three-run shot in the sixth inning, and the Rays beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Wednesday night. Brandon Guyer, Steven Souza Jr. and Curt Casali added solo home runs for the Rays, who went 4-4 on an eight-game homestand. Pearce chased Alex Wood…

WATCH: Increasing access to fresh produce for all South Carolinians

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The new “Farm to Food Bank” program from the S.C. Department of Agriculture aims to make sure that everyone in South Carolina, regardless of socioeconomic status, has access to fresh, frozen or canned fruits and vegetables. The goal is to encourage healthy lifestyle habits. “We do have one of the highest diabetes rates in the country…

Something Very Cool in the Sky on Monday

Something really cool is going to happen on Monday, May 9th. The planet Mercury will pass in front of the sun such that we’ll be able to see it from earth – this is called a transit. It will look like a small dot on the sun. This is a rare event. As you know Mercury is closer to the…

Ben Hoover previews the stories you’ll see at 11

Here's a preview of several stories you'll see at the top of the hour.

News is breaking all over the place on this Wednesday night. We’ll get you caught up on ABC Columbia News at 11. Here’s a preview of several stories you’ll see at the top of the hour: The governor of California just raised the legal age to buy tobacco. But, the bill didn’t stop there. It also tightened up the rules…

California raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday he signed a bill calling for the change.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The governor of California has raised the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday he signed a bill calling for the change. Supporters of the law aimed to deter adolescents from the harmful, sometimes fatal effects of nicotine addiction. The Institute of…

Johnny Manziel booked in domestic violence case

The former Cleveland Browns quarterback is expected to appear briefly before a Dallas judge Thursday.

DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel has been booked and posted bond in a domestic violence case, one day before the former Cleveland Browns quarterback faces his first court hearing. Manziel attorney Robert Hinton said Wednesday that the 23-year-old quarterback presented himself for booking and a mugshot. Police in Highland Park, a wealthy Dallas enclave that’s separate from the city, released…