Author: Miya Payton

Fewer bellringers means fewer donations at the Salvation Army of the Midlands

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The Salvation Army of the Midlands says there is a decrease in kettle workers and donations this Christmas.  The organization says the decrease in donations aren’t due to the lack of giving but to the shortage of kettle workers. Salvation Army’s Area Commander Major Mark Craddock says it has been difficult to hire workers during the pandemic. …

Assisted living holiday visitation amid pandemic

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – Residents at a local assisted living facility are able to feel the warmth of a hug from family and friends this season.  Spending the holidays with the ones you love wasn’t possible for residents in South Carolina nursing homes and assisted living facilities last year due to COVID restrictions. Staff at Palmettos of Parklane say it’s…

UPDATE: Man with multiple gunshot wounds found walking along S.C. Highway 66 has died

NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – According to the Newberry County Coroner, a man who was found with multiple gunshot wounds walking along South Carolina Highway 66 has died. Investigators say early on Sunday morning, Laurens County 911 received a call about a bloody male walking on Highway 66 at the Laurens and Newberry County line. When deputies arrived to the…

One person injured in shooting on Oakside Lane in Richland County

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – According to the Richland County Sheriff’s Office,  one man is injured after a shooting that happened Saturday, Dec. 18th at a home on the 2000 block of Oakside Lane. Investigators say the shooting occurred just before midnight and when deputies arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound to the upper body. The victim was…

Cayce Police Department and local businesses host bike giveaway

CAYCE, S.C. (WOLO) – Christmas came early for some children in Cayce, all thanks to the Cayce Police Department and local businesses. The police department had several bikes that were seized and abandoned. Cayce Police Chief Chris Cowan says they figured it would be a great gift to children in need. Local business Dialed Bicycles repaired the bikes and 212…

Financial stress during the holidays

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it is also the most stressful for some people financially.  Keeping a budget can be hard especially during the holidays with gifts and traveling. Michele Josey is local financial coach with Mogul Beginnings, she says the biggest mistake made is people do not keep track of how…

Woman dead after a shooting at a Richland County bar

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – According to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, a woman was shot and killed early Saturday morning at Felicity Bar and Grill on Fairfield Road. Investigators say when deputies arrived on scene they found a woman out front suffering from a gunshot wound. According to the sheriff’s office, the woman was taken to the hospital where…

Red Cross of South Carolina disaster workers deploy to Kentucky after deadly tornadoes

SOUTH CAROLINA (WOLO) – Red Cross of South Carolina disaster workers are headed to Mayfield, Kentucky to help with relief following the deadly tornadoes that touched down this weekend across multiple states in the center of the country. The Red Cross of South Carolina says four workers are deploying in-person to Mayfield, Kentucky to support disaster operations, but that number…

Local church hosts Guns for Gifts Drive

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – Right Directional Church International is hoping to curb the rising gun violence in the midlands by hosting a Guns for Gifts Drive. On Saturday, December 12th, the church held a gun buy back event at its family life center on Broad River Road. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department was on site to collect the guns….

Deadly single-vehicle crash in Lexington County

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – According to the Lexington County Coroner, one person died after a single-vehicle accident on Charleston Highway in Lexington County. Investigators say on December 10, Keith Russell Defee, 61, of Gaston was traveling southbound when his vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, struck a culvert, and overturned. Defee, who was not wearing a…