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SC Senators Override Governor McMaster’s Veto to Use Lottery Money for Better School Buses

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- Senators unanimously voted (44-0) to override several vetoes from Governor McMaster that would use extra lottery money to fund better school buses. The vote will fund more than 200 new school buses using over 20 million dollars. The vote will not replace every school bus on the road. State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman said there are…

USC Investigating After Racist Flyers Posted on Campus

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Students at the University of South Carolina say flyers, with racist phrases, were placed in buildings throughout campus. No word on who is responsible for the flyers. Jeff Stenslend, the public relations director for the Department of Communications and Public Relations released the following statement; “University officials are continuing to investigate the racist flyers found in two…

School – Business – Church Closings and Delays for Wed., January 17

Due to the potential for a number of closings and delays, please check back for updates. Information can be sent to news@abccolumbia.com   DELAYS: Lexington School District One 2 Hour Delay Lexington School District Two 2 Hour Delay Lexington School District Three 2 Hour Delay Lexington School District Four 2 Hour Delay Lexington Richland District Five 2 Hour Delay Chapin…

Update: Deputies Say Four Officers in York County Shot During Domestic Violence Call

YORK, SC (WOLO) (WCCB) –Four Officers were shot overnight after York County Sheriff’s deputies say they responded to a domestic violence call. Three York County Sheriff’s Deputies and one York Police officer were shot , say officials.  A K-9 officer was also wounded. Officials say three of the deputies involved are being treated at a hospital in Charlotte but there is…

Gas Prices on the Rise in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Gas prices are on the rise in Columbia, according to GasBuddy. Prices at the pump have risen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, according to GasBuddy.  Right now drivers are paying an average $2.29 a gallon. The national average stands at $2.52 a gallon, according to GasBuddy.com.

State’s Promoting Civil Rights Tourism

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Southern states are banding together to promote civil rights tourism across the region. Fourteen states including all of the Deep South are joining to promote the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. It’s a tourism website and campaign that will highlight about 130 sites linked to the modern civil rights movement. The joint effort is being unveiled as…

Accidental shooting death reported at gun range in Rock Hill

Sportsman gun range (Google Maps) ROCK HILL, SC (WOLO, AP) – A South Carolina coroner confirms that a man killed at a private gun range died from a gunshot wound. York County Coroner Sabrina Gast on Monday (1/15) identified the victim as Robert Paris, 59, of Rock Hill. Gast said Paris was declared dead when rescuers arrived at the Sportsman…

Man Charged With Murder of Sister’s Boyfriend in Columbia

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)- Columbia Police have arrested a man  in connection with Saturday night’s deadly shooting on Bailey Street. Bobby Ray Robbins,21,  is charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime, and Failure to Stop on Police Command. Robbins is accused of shooting his sister’s boyfriend, Jerome D. Palmer during an argument. An autopsy has revealed that Palmer died at the scene as…

UPDATE: Escaped Inmate Captured

UNION COUNTY, SC (WOLO)- The South Carolina Department of Correction have captured an inmate that escaped from the Union County Courthouse on Friday. Authorities said Brent Tyson Austin was back in Police custody Sunday night. . Austin was last seen wearing black and white striped Union County Jail uniform. “UNION CO JAIL” is written on the back with red letters….

Former Morris College President, Dr. Luns C. Richardson Dies at 89

HARTSVILLE,SC (WOLO)- Dr. Luns C. Richardson, President Emeritus of Morris College passed away Saturday at the age of 89. Richardson died in his hometown of Hartsville, SC. The announcement of his passing came from the a post on from the college’s Twitter account Sunday morning. Services for Dr. Luns C. Richardson will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 in the Garrick…