Author: Alexis Frazier

It’s Oscar time: Midlands experts weigh in on Hollywood’s biggest night

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)- It’s Oscar time! The red carpet is getting rolled out for your favorite stars to shine at the Oscars.  Hollywood’s biggest night has some of show-biz royalty up against each other. In the best supporting actor category, Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in The Neighborhood, Anthony Hopkins in Two Popes, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in The…

Deputies arrest man wanted for killing two people

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WOLO)-Deputies have arrested a man wanted for killing two relatives. Ontrell Martin, 20, is being charged with two counts of murder. Deputies say Martin killed two relatives at a home in the 4500 block of Robney Drive. Martin is described as 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighs around 180 pounds. Martin was believed to be driving a brown…

Local movie experts give their 2020 Oscar predictions

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)- We’re four days away from the 92nd Academy Awards. This year there are a lot of fan favorites up against each other in top categories. The red carpet is getting rolled out for your favorite stars to shine at the Oscars this Sunday.  Hollywood’s biggest night has some of show-biz royalty up against each other. In the best…

Driver killed after crash in Lexington County

LEXINGTON,SC (WOLO)-A Leesville woman is dead after a crash in Lexington County Saturday night. Doris Smith Waters, 63, of Leesville was pronounced dead at the scene due to her injuries, according to Coroner Margaret Fisher. Officials say Waters was driving on Longview Street and collided with another car as she turned left onto Boiling Springs Road. Waters was not wearing…

6 people displaced after house fire in Sumter

Sumter, SC (WOLO)- Two families are without a home tonight after a fire in Sumter. The Sumter Fire department responded to the blaze that broke out on Bethel Church Road Saturday afternoon. As a result, six people from two families have been displaced. The Red Cross is helping the families by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging and other…

Pelion woman charged in connection with bomb threat call to elementary school

PELION,SC (WOLO)- A Pelion woman has been arrested and charged in connection to a bomb threat call to a local elementary school. Felissa Connelley is being charged with threatening the use of weapons of mass destruction. On December 13, 2019 a bomb threat call was received at Forts Pond Elementary School. Pelion police say Connelley said that “there is a…

Chapin man killed in multi-vehicle collision on interstate

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WOLO)- One person is dead after a crash on the interstate Friday night. Johnson Reynolds Butchart, 54, of Chapin, has been identified as the victim who died at the scene, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts. The incident happened at 8:00p.m. on I-26 eastbound in Irmo, SC. Officials say Butchart was the driver who hit a…

Theaters celebrate Black History Month with Free screenings of “Harriet” in the Midlands

Universal City, California (WOLO)- Don’t miss your chance to see Harriet for free in the Midlands during Black History Month. Focus Features and Regal have partnered to offer free screenings of HARRIET in 50 theaters across the U.S. including right here in the Midlands. The showings will be on Tuesday, Feb. 4, and Tuesday, Feb. 11. The film depicts the life…

Possible rate hike sparks outrage with Palmetto Utilities customers

RICHLAND COUNTY,SC (WOLO)- Outrage in the Midlands after another water company is proposing to raise it’s prices. Palmetto Utilities customers say they’re frustrated after getting a letter in the mail saying their rates are going up again.This time to $66. “That’s ridiculous when we just had an increase in 2018,” resident Gail Barton-Ford said. “I understand that a company needs…

Blue Granite water customers speak out against possible rate increase

LEXINGTON,SC (WOLO)- Homeowners are pleading to not have another water bill increase, something ratepayers say remind them of VC summer. A packed room full of Blue Granite customers expressed their frustrations to the Public Service Commission (PSC) in Lexington Monday night. The water company hasn’t been denied an increase by the PSC in 15 years. This time blue granite representatives…