Author: Angela Rogers

Restaurant Week: Great Meals You Don’t Have To Cook And Won’t Break The Bank

  Columbia, SC (WOLO)– This week is all about trying something new. It is restaurant week in Columbia and more than 50 different hot spots to eat are offering some really cool deals to encourage people to try something different. Many of the places to eat offer multi-course meals at value-added prices, allowing foodies to try a wide range of casual and…

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…

“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….

Hopkins Shooting Highlights Domestic Violence And Suicide In Richland County

New details on the Hopkins shooting Tuesday, highlighting suicide and domestic violence once again in Richland County.

  Columbia, SC (WOLO)– Wednesday, Richland County Sheriff Lott shared Leonard Bradley the deputy coroner for Richland County took his own life after a domestic dispute. Coroner Gary Watts and Sheriff Lott say they are working on healing their family after such a shock.   “Right now, you know, we’re hurting,” Watts said.   Deputies said a litter control officer was…

Hopkins Shooting Kills Richland County Coroner Employee, Injures Another

Deadly shooting incident hit close to home for one Richland County agency.

  Hopkins, SC (WOLO)– Parents were on alert Tuesday afternoon after Hopkins Middle School was placed on lockdown following a nearby shooting where one person was found dead and another injured. Richland County deputies are still trying to piece together what went on outside a home on Clarkson Road right before shots rang out, killing a member of Richland County’s family….

The Red Cross is In Urgent Need for Blood Donations, ABC Columbia’s Blood Drive Can Help

An incredible story about a woman given not one, but two-second chances at life because of the selflessness of those here in the Midlands community.

  Columbia, SC (WOLO)– The Red Cross is in urgent need of blood donors. There is a huge shortage because winter weather discourages people from donating. This year already, 150 blood drives were forced to cancel because of bad weather, causing over 5,500 blood donations to go uncollected.  Susan Kirk saw how blood donations can save lives when her mother needed blood…

Gov. McMaster Proposes Tax Cut For Military Vets And First Responders

  Lexington, SC (WOLO)– Friday, Gov. Henry McMaster proposed a tax cut that he believes will help more than 50-thousand retired South Carolinians. While law enforcement leaders said this will help them not only in retirement but also in their organizations’ future.      A big proposed tax break for those who put their lives on the line for us…

How To Stay Warm And Protect House Pipes While Saving Money In Winter Weather

Winter can be tough because you have to make sure the house pipes do not freeze and you stay warm in the house, but all of that can add up on the energy bills.

  Columbia, SC (WOLO)– Now that the winter weather has taken hold, you might be reaching for your thermostat, but there are some other things you can reach for to keep your house warm and safe.   “Using a hot water heater blanket that can help insulate your hot water heater and reduce your energy costs. Also, leaving your drapes or…

Public Service Commission Denied SCE&G’s Motion to Dismiss, Evidentiary Hearing Coming Next

  Columbia, SC (WOLO)–  A big announcement coming from the Public Service Commission regarding SCE&G ratepayers.  Some of the ratepayers said they were in shock when the Public Service Commission denied SCE&G’s motion to dismiss the case the Office of Regulatory Staff brought forward. The denial paves the way for a full-blown trial giving ratepayers a chance at refunds.     “Forgive…