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South Carolina Senate passes rate cut, threatening merger

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The South Carolina Senate has approved a proposal to significantly cut the amount a private utility can charge customers to pay for two nuclear plants that were never finished. The Senate agreed Wednesday to cut the 18 percent SCANA Corp. is charging customers to pay for the failed project down to 5 percent. But the House…

Senate Debates School Metal Detectors

Columbia, SC (WOLO) —Wednesday the Senate took up the issue of metal detectors for all schools throughout the  state for the first time. The education Subcommittee heard from Representative Gilliard about putting these safety measures in schools. The Senate Subcommittee approved having a committee of 8 study the cost, resources, and feasibility of implementing the metal detectors. During the meeting,…

Lee Correctional Inmate Said Phones Were Not The Cause Of Riots

  BISHOPVILLE, SC (WOLO)–  There are still a lot of questions after the incident that left seven dead and dozens injured at Lee Correctional Institution.  One of those questions is what really happened inside the prison walls Sunday night. An inmate at Lee Correctional reached out to ABC Columbia giving details of the incident and said he is tired of hearing politicians saying…

CPD arrests two during undercover drug operation

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) – Columbia Police Department (CPD) officers have arrested two men in connection with an undercover investigation focusing on the distribution and purchasing of narcotics near Millwood Avenue. Clifford Love, II is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Love was arrested after allegedly attempting to purchase more than $10,000 worth of marijuana and marijuana edibles from undercover…

Hospitality Day at the State House

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Get ready for some Southern treats. The 15th annual Hospitality Day at the State House is Wednesday, April 18th at the SC State House from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event is hosted by the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association. Organizers say this is a chance to thank lawmakers for their support and show the importance of foodservice, lodging and…

Wednesday Parole Hearings Scheduled for Lee Correctional postponed

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Due to the investigation into the riots at Lee Corrrectional, the SC Board of Paroles and Pardons will not conduct any Parole hearings scheduled for inmates from Lee Correctional on Wednesday April 18th. According to Probation and Parole, this includes inmates from Wateree, Palmer and Turbeville institutions whose inmates are transported to Lee’s video conferencing parole hearing facility….