Author: Alexis Frazier

Christmas tree shortage in the Midlands causes prices to grow

LEXINGTON,SC (WOLO)-A Christmas tree shortage has more farms increasing their prices and many are low on stock. This has been a decade in the making and we’re feeling the effects now. In the Midlands, Price Christmas Tree Farm is where Governor Henry McMaster and the mayor of Columbia get their trees. “We have a special technique we developed over 35…

Local nurse calls for more help after Hepatitis A outbreak

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)-A medical organization desperately needs more volunteers to help treat people through a hepatitis A outbreak. One nurse who’s already helping out, is using her experience overseas to motivate more people to lend a hand. Katrina Haynes spent a week helping train nurses at a hospital in Yap, which is an island near the Philippines, the hospital there is…

Richland School District Two board approves rezoning plan

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WOLO)-The Richland Two School Board of Trustees voted unanimously voted in favor of rezoning two neighborhoods.  Tuesday night. The proposal passed after two readings, and hearing complaints from some district two parents. Board members say the decision to rezone students who live in Jacobs Creek and Forest Creek neighborhoods was made because Catawba Trail Elementary is almost…

Yarnbombers of Columbia weaving warmth to the less fortunate

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)-A local group is weaving warmth, helping the less fortunate keep away the cold this winter by providing a unique free service. A homeless man wearing one a piece from a public art project inspired Yarnbombers of Columbia to create the Giving Tree. They offer anyone in need to just walk up and take one of the free items….

Suspect arrested after attempted armed robbery in Columbia

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)- Columbia Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with a shooting that happened near Gervais Street Saturday night. Je’nell Burton,23, is charged with Armed Robbery, Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. Investigators believe that Burton agreed to meet a male and female who were attempting…

Columbia shooting under investigation

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)- Police are investigating a shooting that happened in Columbia Sunday. The incident happened at 721 Vernon Street, according to medical staff. Officials say a male victim suffered a non-life threatening injury to the upper body. At this time, police believe this was an isolated incident. Investigators  are working to determine the circumstances, including identifying the suspect(s). Categories: Local…

Richland Two parents react to rezoning proposal

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WOLO)- Some parents are upset about a proposed rezoning that could force their kids into different schools starting next year. On Monday, parents met with Richland Two administrators about the rezoning of two subdivisions. Under the proposal,people who live in Jacobs Creek and Forest Creek subdivisions, which are in the North East part of Richland County, will…

Driver killed after car overturns in West Columbia

LEXINGTON,SC (WOLO)- The Lexington County coroner has identified the person who was killed after a single-vehicle crash Sunday night. Alexander R. Jeffcoat, 23, of Lexington died at the scene due to his injuries, according to Coroner Margaret Fisher. Officials say Jeffcoat’s vehicle left the right side of the roadway and overturned on the Columbia Airport Expressway in West Columbia. Jeffcoat…

SC Troopers searching for driver in fatal pedestrian hit-and-run

RAVENEL,SC (WOLO)-The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit and run. The incident happened on Saturday (November 23,2019) just before 6:00 P.M. near 6075 Savannah Highway. Troopers say the victim was walking southbound on Savannah Highway when a southbound vehicle hit her. The pedestrian died at the scene. Officials say the driver of the vehicle did not…

SC DSS encourages more families to adopt

COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)-November is National Adoption Month and in South Carolina there are hundreds of kids still looking for a forever family. “We have around 140 children and youth who are free for adoption right now,” DSS State Director, Michael Leach said. “We have a lot of children who are being fostered and will eventually be adopted.” Leach says that they…