Author: (BI) Ziemer

Lawsuit alleges co. councilwoman exchanged texts with fired administrator

Richland Co., S.C. (AP)–A lawsuit says a member of a county council was texting advice to a fired administrator while the council was debating a settlement for the terminated employee. The lawsuit is asking a judge to block the $1 million payment to former Richland County Administrator Gerald Seals which was approved by one vote. News outlets reports Councilwoman Dalhi…

Midlands residents pay last respects to unclaimed veteran

Photo: Mary Ann Chastain Columbia, S.C. (WOLO, AP)–  Hundreds came to Fort Jackson National cemetery Friday morning to pay final respects to Petty Officer Third Class James Miske. Earlier this week Caughman-Harman Funeral Home announced the 75 year old Navy veteran who served in Vietnam had no family to claim him and requested the community attend Friday’s service. The funeral…

Stephon Clark protests result in more than 80 arrests in Sacramento

(ABC News)- More than 80 people were arrested during a protest in California’s capital on Monday night in the wake of the district attorney’s decision to not charge the two police officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark last year, authorities said. The people were arrested on suspicion of unlawful assembly after authorities tried to disperse the rally on the streets east of downtown Sacramento,…

Fmr. N. Charleston officer appeals conviction again

Columbia, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys have asked an appellate court to reconsider its ruling upholding the conviction and 20-year sentence of a former South Carolina policeman in the shooting death of an unarmed motorist who was running away from a traffic stop. Court filings show lawyers for Michael Slager lodged that request with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals….

Governor McMaster outlines executive budget

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–  Tuesday morning Gov. Henry McMaster unveiled his executive budget for 2019 One major item that will make taxpayers happy is the $200 million in rebates that he says will be going back to taxpayers.   The governor said they’re looking at the surplus and prioritizing what is most critically needed, and then rebating the rest back. The governor…

We’re kicking Restaurant Week off at Villa Tronco

  Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–Bon appetite! Its Restaurant Week once again in Columbia. The annual celebration of dining out on the town runs from Thursday through January 20th. The ten day food fest allows diners to experience all the Midlands’ culinary scene has to offer. to find out what restaurants are participating and their menus, go to https://restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com/city/columbia/ Categories: Digital Exclusives…