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General Assembly Passes State Budget

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- With a vote of 100-9 in the House and 40-2 in the Senate, lawmakers passed an $8 billion state budget Tuesday. Despite both chambers passing it overwhelmingly, there was one hang up that kept senators debating for hours. The House passed a proviso that lawmakers say limits the commission on higher education’s administrative authority for construction at colleges and…

Homeward Bound Pet Rescue Awarded Grant

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- A local foster based pet rescue is being awarded a grant to help furry friends in the Midlands. Since it’s founding seven years ago, Homeward Bound Pet Rescue has helped animals in the community. “We are an all-foster based rescue. In seven years, we have placed nearly 2,000 dogs. We have no paid staff, every penny that…

2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins Today

SCEMD Shares Emergency Preparedness Tips

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- Hurricane season is officially underway. Although June 1st is the beginning of the season, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division is advising you to prepare early. “Now is the time to prepare. While the weather is nice, you’re thinking about other things, just take a few minutes, look around your house, and see if there is anything…

Online Travel Guide to African American Cultural Sites in S.C. Launches

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)-   As summer approaches and travelers make their way into the state, a new online travel guide that highlights of our state’s African American history has launched. Dawn Dawson-House with the state’s African American Heritage Commission says greenbookofsc.com is a new way for travelers to recognize African American culture in the Palmetto State. “It gives the traveler that’s…