Author: Rebecca Ball

Flash flood warning extended for parts of Lexington and Richland counties

Flash Flood Warning for East Central Lexington County in central South Carolina... Central Richland County extended

Flash flooding Rosewood at S Assembly (source: Rich Wandover)   The National Weather Service in Columbia has extended the * Flash Flood Warning for… East Central Lexington County in central South Carolina… Central Richland County in central South Carolina… * Until 630 PM EDT. * At 437 PM EDT, local law enforcement reported thunderstorms producing heavy rain in Downtown Columbia….

S.C. Attorney General: Gas prices are not the result of pipeline

A.G. says the disruption on gas market due to the Colonial pipeline has expired

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — South Carolina’s Attorney General says the prices you see at the pump are not related to the cyber attack on the Colonial pipeline a few weeks ago. Wednesday Alan Wilson says the disruption in the gas market he first declared back on May 11, 2021 has now expired. Wilson says drivers should keep in mind price…

South Carolina schools mask mandate updates

In accordance to Governor McMaster's latest executive order SC schools release updates

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Tuesday May 11, Governor Henry McMaster issued an executive order Executive Order 2021-23, allowing all schools in the state of South Carolina to opt out of the state guidelines for facial coverings within school buildings. Following the Governor’s order, school districts across the state have decided to release their own compliance to the mask mandates. Schools…

Richland One: face covering policy to remain in place despite Gov’s executive order

Students still required to wear face coverings in R1 schools

(Courtesy: RCSD1) COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – Tuesday, Richland School District One announced it will still require students wear face coverings at its schools, despite Governor Henry McMaster’s latest executive order which gave parents the power to opt their children out of wearing masks in public schools. Superintendent Craig Witherspoon said the district’s face covering policy and related requirements will remain…

U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham, Tim Scott praise Governor for end of unemployment assistance

Both Senators say they believe the program was discouraging people from returning to work

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of South Carolina are praising the governor for ending federal unemployment assistance participation. Senator Graham says he agrees with the Governor that the federal unemployment benefits have discouraged people to return to work, and says it ‘s now time for that program to come to an end. Graham went…

Protests in response to viral video leads to home of suspect being vandalized

Late Wednesday night RCSD had to asked citizens who did not live in the community to stay clear of the neighborhood

Richland Co., SC (WOLO) — The Richland County Sheriff’s Department says protests that have been ongoing for more than 24 hours turned violent Wednesday night in response to a video posted on Facebook Monday. According to RCSD, around 9pm the family of the suspect had to be removed from the residence and taken to a alternate location after their home…

Columbia Police: Man dead after shooting at apartment complex

Authorities say this appears to be an isolated incident between two acquaintances

Image: CPD Columbia, SC (WOLO) —  Columbia police are investigating after a deadly shooting on Broad River Road. Investigators say officers found a man dead at the Brook Pines Apartment complex around 10 Wednesday night.  According to police, the incident appears to be isolated between two people who knew each other. No additional details have been released at this time….

A new restaurant opens in Columbia in hopes of attracting ‘Greedy Rascals’

A new eatery is serving up some unique dishes in the Capital city

Columbia,SC (WOLO) —- A local restaurant is now open in Columbia. The owner Brandon Johnson says opening up in the middle of a pandemic left him facing plenty adversity. Still, he wasn’t going to let that stop him from serving up some unique dishes to bring full bellies and smiles to the people of Columbia.   Categories: Digital Exclusives and…

Senator Graham open to talks with Democratic colleagues over gun laws

Senator Graham says he is willing to keep guns out the hands of those who pose threat, not law abiding citizens

Greenville, SC (WOLO) — While Senator Lindsey Graham was in South Carolina Thursday he made a stop at the Palmetto State Armory in Greenville, to show support for the second amendment. Senator Graham say he’s willing to have a conversation with his Democratic colleagues about making sure people who are a danger to themselves or others do not have access…

Former President obtains S.C. lawyer for Senate impeachment trial

Multiple sources, including top GOP Senators, spokesperson for Sen. Lindsey Graham confirm the addition

(ABC News)– A South Carolina attorney will represent the former President in his Senate impeachment trial. A top Trump adviser tweeted that South Carolina native Butch Bowers has joined the Trump defense team. Bowers is well known in the Palmetto State political circles for defending politicians. Among those, the last three South Carolina Governors. A then Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster…