Author: Miya Payton

Columbia leaders announce new Business Friendly Initiatives

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – City leaders say starting and sustaining a business in Columbia should now be easier. Six new friendly business initiatives that were announced by city council members today.  “I’ll say all six of them are very important but parking spaces, grease trap capacity regulations these are all things that could quickly dash somebody’s ambition to open their…

Deputies: Camden man arrested after shooting father-in-law

(SOURCE: Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office) KERSHAW COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – One man is behind bars, accused of shooting his father-in-law on Saturday, June 12th. According to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office, officers responded to reports of gun shots on Sinclair Street in Camden. Investigators say there was an altercation between 43-year-old Michael Jermaine Jefferson and his father-in-law that led to…

Columbia Police: Driver flees after crashing into Jimmy John’s

(Source: Columbia Police Department) COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The Columbia Police Department says a driver accused of crashing into the Jimmy John’s Sandwiches on Garners Ferry Road has been arrested. Police say soon after the incident, the male driver backed the vehicle out of the store and left the scene.  No injuries have been reported. (Source: Columbia Police Department) Categories:…

South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention was held on Saturday, June 11th. Candidates in the upcoming election had their chance to speak to voters at the convention center. The race for governor and state superintendent of education are up for grabs. Candidates discussed their views on both gun control and education. ABC Columbia spoke with voters…

Overturned tractor trailer and load spill in Newberry County

NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – According to the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, an overturned tractor trailer and load spill has traffic blocked for a significant time. Officials say people traveling through Little Mountain, Pomaria, and Prosperity should expect high volumes of traffic moving west.  Traffic in east bound lanes are slowed and west bound traffic is being diverted onto Exit…

Orangeburg County Sheriffs Office search for leads in murder case

(STOCK PHOTO/Getty Images) Police officers, tape, cruiser. ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting. According to Sheriff Leroy Ravenell, a 29-year-old Vance man was found unresponsive in his vehicle just after 10 a.m. on May 29 about a half of a mile east of Vance on Old Number Six Highway. Orangeburg County Sheriff’s…

Pawmetto Lifeline offering adoption specials after reaching full capacity

(Source: Pawmetto Lifeline) COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Animal shelters in Columbia say they are experiencing capacity issues. Pawmetto Lifeline says it’s in the midst of what their calling a 911 emergency. The animal shelter is currently short staff and it has reached full capacity. Starting today it has seized intake but in an effort to free up space the shelter is…

Former gang members aim to end violence in the community

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Richland County law enforcement agencies met with a group of former South Carolina gang members, who are now street ambassadors, to have an important discussion about violence in the community. Community leaders say the discussions are critical because the street ambassadors past with gangs can help them serve as agents of peace and change. The two…

Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program kicks off June 1st

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program returns to South Carolina on Wednesday, June 1st. Every year the Department of Social Services partners with the USDA and senior serving organizations to give nutritious produces to seniors in all 46 counties. To qualify the senior must be age 60 or older with a yearly income of around $23,000…