Author: Miya Payton

Several school delays & closings in the Midlands due to weather

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Due to severe weather several school districts have decided to delay or close schools on Monday, January 3rd. Lexington District One says they are switching to e-learning today. (All afterschool activities are canceled as well) Sumter School District says the following schools are closed today: Rafting Creek Elementary R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy Shaw Heights Elementary…

Tow truck driver shot multiple times in Richland County

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – A tow truck driver is in the hospital after an early morning shooting in Richland County. According to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, on Sunday, January 3rd at around 1:30 am deputies received reports of a tow driver who was shot multiple times.  Deputies say they found the victim on the scene and began rendering…

Human remains found in a ditch in Lexington County

LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – Human remains were found in a drainage ditch in two feet of water near the 200 block of Saturn Parkway in Columbia, according to the Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher. The coroners office says on Friday, December 31st, a citizen called to report what they believed to be human skeletal remains in a drainage ditch. …

Search continues for missing kayaker on Lake Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – South Carolina Department of Natural Resources continues the search for a 20-year-old kayaker missing on Lake Carolina since Christmas. SCDNR has not identified the missing person but family members tell ABC Columbia News he is a college student home on break. Lashae Wallace says her brother Theron Wallace is the missing kayaker.  “We’re just trying to…

Man dead after early Sunday morning shooting in Richland County.

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WOLO) – One man is dead after an early Sunday morning shooting in Richland County. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to reports of a shooting at 2051 Blythewood Crossing Lane around 1:30 a.m.  Investigators say when deputies arrived they found a man lying on the floor outside of an apartment who’d been shot in…

One man dead after a shooting on Christmas day

KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WOLO) – One man is dead after a shooting on Christmas day in Lugoff. According to the Kershaw Sheriff’s Office, at around 8:20 p.m. deputies were called to a shooting on Horsehead Lane. The Kershaw County Coroner David West identified the victim as Jerry Lee “Bubba” Trimnal, Jr. Investigators say the suspects are two black males who…

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…