Author: Angela Rogers

Teacher shortage impacting South Carolina Public Schools

  COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)– Teachers are leaving the classroom and not returning to the profession at rapid rates and South Carolina is having a hard time filling in the gaps. The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement, also known as CERRA, released the state’s Annual Educator Supply and Demand Report. The report shows that more than 7,000 teachers did not…

Human Trafficking Report Shows South Carolina “Most Improved” State in the Nation

  COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)–  South Carolina is being recognized nationally for making some major improvements when it comes to combating human trafficking. Attorney General Alan Wilson said South Carolina was recently recognized as the most improved state in the nation for combating human trafficking. According to the Human Trafficking Task Force annual report, there were 13 new cases charged last year and 64…

Sumter County residents cry for help with impassible road, County refuses to help

A road in Sumter County is in such poor condition even tow trucks and ambulances get stuck on it.

  SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO)– A road in Sumter County is in such poor condition even a tow truck gets stuck on it, but residents say they are turned away when they ask their local officials for help. “This ain’t nothing. This looks good compared to what it was,” Lettie Appleby said, a resident on Trudy Road.  Residents of Trudy Road in…

Historic day of firsts and lasts at the State House

  COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)–  It was a historic day over at the State House.  It is the first time the Senate elects their president instead of having the Lt. Governor fulfill that role. “Senator from Charleston, this is the day that we will extract Lt. Gov. from the Senate chambers. This is a day of history. I served on this body…

New tax codes and government shutdown will delay your tax refund check

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)– The new tax code that was passed last year could impact thousands of South Carolinian tax returns this year. It was the largest overhaul of the tax code in 30 years. Between the IRS working out the kinks with that and the government shutdown, associate professor Donna Schmitt says you should not expect your tax returns anytime soon….

Faces Lounge shooting shows irresponsible club ownership, according to RCSD

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)– A fun night out ringing in the New Year took a scary turn when five people were shot at a local nightclub. All five victims had non-life threatening injuries. One remains in the hospital but the others were released. Witnesses told investigators an argument inside Faces Lounge on Decker Boulevard quickly escalated into a shooting Tuesday morning….

Christmas Tree Safety Demonstration

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)– It’s always fun looking at all the different Christmas trees this time of year and how people get creative with decorating them, but sometimes, they can cause more heartache than happiness. The Columbia fire department doesn’t want to stop by your house this holiday season and a way to ensure that is by checking the health of your…

Deadly apartment fire on Ranch Road

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Beldon Spring Lake Apartments had smoke billowing from its windows and roof around midnight. While some were able to get out safely, the Richland County Coroner’s Office says the fire took Francina Henry’s life, who lived on the first floor. “People looking to have a good holiday, have a good time. Then something like this happens. It…