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Prayer vigil held for murdered mother of missing 5-year-old in Sumter

SUMTER, SC (WOLO) – The Sumter community came together to pray during a vigil hosted by the YWCA Friday night for Sharee Bradley and her 5-year-old daughter Nevaeh Adams. Eleven days ago Sharee Bradley was found dead by a family member inside her apartment. Her five-year-old daughter, Nevaeh Adams, went missing that same night. Members of the community came together…

New Lexington District 1 middle school prepared to open for the school year

LEXINGTON, SC (WOLO) – A new middle school is opening in Lexington School District One. Administrators at Beechwood Middle School say the new campus can house more than 900 sixth to eighth graders and will focus on readying its young students for the future. Beechwood officials also say that relationships are the key to success. Students will be provided with…

15th annual “Give to Gain Gala” celebrates Special Olympics

  COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – The community is giving back to South Carolina’s bravest athletes through an annual gala. The 15-th annual “Give to Gain Gala” brings business and community together to celebrate the Special Olympics. The proceeds from the gala go towards building more year round programs for the athletes. Special Olympics South Carolina provides year-round athletic training and…

Dashcam of officers claiming Newberry native, Georgia Southern QB had cocaine on hood of car; it wasn’t

SALUDA COUNTY, SC (WJCL) – Authorities have released dash cam video from an arrest involving starting Georgia Southern Quarterback Shai Werts, who’s from Newberry. Werts was pulled over in Saluda County for speeding when officers noticed a white substance on the hood of his car. Werts adamantly tried to explain to officers it’s not what they think it is. Watch…

US mayors urge lawmakers to end recess, pass stronger gun background checks bill

(WOLO, CNN) – More than 200 mayors are calling on the US senate to take action on gun control now. In a letter on the US Conference of Mayors website, mayors urge senate and congressional leaders to end the recess and pass a bipartisan bill extending background check review periods and increase law enforcement’s ability to trace criminal weapons. Thursday…

Governor’s office points to 2018 debate to reiterate stance on potential hate crime law: “We have enough hate crime laws”

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – With the growing call for hate crime legislation in South Carolina in recent days from lawmakers and Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, we asked the governor’s office what Henry McMaster’s stance is on a potential hate crime law. We were referred to a 2018 republican gubernatorial debate in which the governor was asked about the need…