Author: Miya Payton

Prisma Health: Omicron variant ‘likely’ in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – It is highly likely that the new COVID variant is in South Carolina, this is according to an infectious disease physician at Prisma Health.  As of now there is no known cases of the new strain in the country. Prisma Health Infectious Disease Physician Helmut Albrecht says the recent U.S. travel restrictions can delay the virus…

Thanksgiving feast for soldiers at Fort Jackson

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Fort Jackson’s Army Drill Sergeant Academy candidates enjoyed quite the feast today.  The men and women make sacrifices to serve and protect including being away from their families during the holidays. It is not easy being away from family during the holidays but throw in delicious food and laughter around the table, soldiers were reminded there…

Thanksgiving travel safety reminders from S.C. Highway Patrol

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – You can expect to see a significant increase of traffic in the Midlands starting tomorrow, this is according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The agency will be out in full force. “Reduce your speed, limit your distractions, maintain a larger follow distance. And in some of these heavily congested areas like Columbia or on I-20 in…

Columbia Metropolitan Airport preparing for busy travel week

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Columbia Metropolitan Airport is expecting a surge of travelers for the holiday season. Airport officials are warning passengers to be prepared for long lines.  “Get to the airport early even if you think in the past, ‘oh I don’t have to get there early. I can just show up and walk right on.’ That is not…

One dead after single car accident

KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WOLO) – On Saturday, November 20th Kershaw Sheriff’s Office received a call at 2:46 a.m. about a vehicle flipped over in the woods on Ridgeway Road. According to the Kershaw County Coroner,  the driver 18-year-old Anthony Milan Tamburini was headed west bound on Ridgeway Road. Investigators say Tamburini was pronounced dead on the scene. The accident remains…

Columbia Police unveil Real Time Crime Operations Center

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A new tool to help battle crime was unveiled in the City of Columbia. We got a first look at the Real Time Crime Center. City leaders are stressing that violent crime is a problem in Columbia. Leaders say the crime operations center is an effort to provide critical information to officers right when they need it…

Governor, SC DOT break ground on Carolina Crossroads Interstate project

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– State leaders gathered Tuesday near 1-26 for a ground-breaking ceremony for the Carolina Crossroads interstate improvement project. The South Carolina Department of Transportation says the project was delayed, year after year, due to a lack of vision and funding. The 1.7-billion-dollar project is aimed at reducing traffic, in areas like malfunction junction. According to the SC DOT,…

Lexington Medical Center, Prisma Health offering COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 to 11

LEXINGTON, SC (WOLO)–Lexington Medical Center and Prisma Health Richland are administering the COVID-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11. According to Lexington Medical Center, the vaccinations are taking place at its vaccination clinic located at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia.   Lexington Medical Center says the dosage for the 5 to 11 age group is one-third of the…

Candidates for Mayor in City of Columbia ready for runoff

Tameika Isaac Devine and Daniel Rickenmann face off in runoff Nov.16

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Voters in the City of Columbia will head to the polls for a runoff in the Mayoral Election. The runoff is set for November, 16 2021. ABC Columbia’s Miya Payton spoke with both candidates, Daniel Rickenmann and Tameika Isaac Devine, as they prepare for the runoff.   Categories: Local News, Politics Tags: City of Columbia, runoff