Author: Lee Williams

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, signs and support

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)—October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. One percent of men will also be diagnosed with breast cancer. “Early detection is key. So we recommend any woman who is 40 or older get an annual mammogram. And then if you’re under 40 we…

Charter school leadership attends Kids First Conference

Leadership from charter schools across the state came together for the 2nd annual “Kids First Conference.” Hosted by the Charter Institute at Erskine and South Carolina Public Charter School District, the two day conference gives teachers and school leaders a chance to hear inspirational speakers, legislative panels, and have a little fun.

DHEC offers free HIV testing during “PrEP Awareness Week”

This week is the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s third annual “PrEP Awareness Week. “DHEC finds the pre-exposure prophylaxis pill known as PrEP to be highly effective for the prevention of contracting HIV. “If taken as prescribed either as a pill once a day or as an injectable that you receive every 2 months, PrEP can reduce your chances of acquiring HIV by up to 99 percent,” says Robinson.

Lexington County Sheriff’s Dept. tests new public safety technology

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)—Deputies from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department experienced some of the latest technology in public safety. Hosted by the tech company Axon, the roadshow allowed law enforcement to experience interactive product demos. Virtual reality training provided deputies in-depth scenarios on how to exhibit more compassion and empathy during interactions, gave them de-escalation tactics, and provided virtual reality scenarios…

31st annual senior luncheon held

The 31st annual “Senior Citizens Healthcare and Fun Day Luncheon” was held at Seawell’s Catering. “What we do every year is we get the seniors together. In the rural areas a lot of times we are forgotten or don’t know we’re there. So what I did was when I became an elected official I started getting people out of the rural areas to get information that they normally wouldn’t have gotten,” says event creator Bernice G. Scott.

Ongoing project will widen I-26 from Irmo to Little Mountain

As part of SCDOT’s 10-Year-Plan to upgrade South Carolina highways continues, I-26 will be widened from four to six lanes between the Little Mountain and Peak exits, and will be widened from four to eight lanes between the Peak and Irmo exits. The $512 million dollar project will also include seven new overpass bridges and three reconstructed interchanges at the Little Mountain, Chapin, and Peak exits.