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Samsung to Partner With USC and Clemson for Research and Development Program

NEWBERRY, S.C. (WOLO)- You do not see the University of South Carolina and Clemson work together every day but Friday, the presidents of the universities joined Governor Henry McMaster to announce a new program they hope will better prepare students and boost the economy for our state and the nation. “This is precisely what we’re trying to do in our…

Community Members Pay Respects to Late Chief Justice at Supreme Court

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)-  Citizens, colleagues and family members came out to honor former Chief Justice Ernest Finney who passed away Sunday, leaving behind a legacy as a pioneer. “He stood for the things this country was built on. Justice, freedom, and peace for all people. Especially African-American people who had such a hard time achieving those goals and he stood…

Second teen charged after threats of planned attack at SC high school

File Chesterfield County, S.C. (WPDE) — A 16-year-old girl has now also been charged with communicating threats after social media posts warned of a planned attack at Central High School in Pageland on Thursday, according to Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks. Brooks said the school’s resource officer was made aware of the threats via several text messages from parents, teachers…

South Carolina Ranked One Of The Worst States for Elder Abuse

  Columbia, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina ranks as the second worst state for elder abuse even though the state has some of the best protections for the elderly according to a recent survey.   “A Florance man had exploited his father to the extent of about 160-thousand dollars. Which represented the elder man, the elder gentleman’s pretty much entire life…

Visitation and Funeral Arrangements Released for Former Chief Justice Ernest Finney

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)- Palmer Memorial Chapel has released arrangements for the late Chief Justice Ernest Finney, Jr. According to the funeral home, Finney will lie in repose at the Rotunda of the South Carolina Supreme Court on Thursday, December 7, 2017, from 11 AM until 2 PM. After 2PM, the public may pay their respects at Palmer Memorial Chapel in…

Michael Slager Sentencing Trial- Live Update

CHARLESTON, SC (WOLO)– Wednesday is day three in the sentencing phase of former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager. We could see the sentencing hearing wrap up as soon as today as prosecutors bring in a special witness to testify. ABC Columbia’s Alexis Frazier  has this afternoon update from the courthouse in Charleston.