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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…

Deadly Flu Season Already In 2018

  Columbia, SC (WOLO)–  More than a dozen people have died from the flu this season in South Carolina.  There has been widespread flu activity for the fourth week this flu season. According to DHEC,15 people have died of the flu this season, seven of those deaths have happened here in the Midlands. In the first week of January alone, there were…

State leaders are excited about opening Samsung facility despite possible tariff

Governor McMaster Says No Decision Has Benn Made Yet

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Samsung officially opened it’s first American based appliance plant in Newberry County. This is big news for jobs in our state but the threat of a tax on product imports, also known as a tariff, is still a concern for some of our state’s highest ranking officers. Officials are still keeping a close eye on Washington…

“Truckers Against Trafficking” Empowers Truck Drivers To End Human Trafficking

  Columbia, SC (WOLO)–  Thursday, thousands of South Carolina’s truckers joined the fight against trafficking. Attorney General Alan Wilson announced a partnership that trains people who drive big rigs on how to spot and how to respond to trafficking. “I…. I didn’t know… I just, you know, she didn’t want to be there by herself I can almost promise you that….

SC lawmakers introduce bill to make electric chair default method of execution

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – South Carolina lawmakers introduced a bill to in the House of Representatives Thursday (1/11) that would bring back the electric chair as the default method of execution. The Bill, titled H416, would mandate that a person convicted of a capital crime and sentenced to death shall suffer the penalty by electrocution. It continues that the person…