Author: Lee Williams

“Black is a Rainbow Color” removed from school libraries, pending review

A children’s book has been removed from libraries in Lexington-Richland School District Five following a formal challenge. The book being questioned is called “Black Is A Rainbow Color,” written by Angela Joy. According to Joy, “Black Is A Rainbow Color” is about a little girl exploring her neighborhood as she learns about Black history and Black culture.

Six-month-old girl dead, infant’s father in jail

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office says a six-month-old infant is dead and her father has been arrested. Just after midnight, deputies responded to a 911 call from the child’s mother in Prosperity regarding a domestic issue. Deputies were told the child’s father, 38-year-old Colie Dawkins, had been given permission to take the child to his home…

Newberry College holds march, rally for Ukraine

As Russian President Vladmir Putin continues to wage war on Ukraine, a college in the Midlands wants to do what it can to stand with the Ukrainian people. Students and faculty from Newberry College marched from the main entrance of campus to the Center for Teacher Education a few blocks away, carrying Ukrainian flags along the way.

Disruption at DJJ leaves employee injured, property damaged

A disturbance at The Department of Juvenile Justice Complex on Broad River Road has left one staff member and one youth injured. At around 9am, multiple youths at DJJ’s Birchwood School broke away from their campus and assaulted a staff member. The youths also confiscated hammers and damaged multiple vehicles and other property during the disturbance.