Author: Rob Dew

Lexington Police: Daycare employee accused of assaulting children

Lexington, S.C. (WOLO)– Investigators with the Lexington Police Dept. say an employee at a daycare center is accused of physically assaulting the children in her care. Police say Breanna Marie Audette, 23, of Irmo is charged with multiple counts of Unlawful Conduct Toward a Child. According to investigators, Audette was an employee at Harvest Daycare on Whiteford Way. Police say…

DHEC offering grants for grassroots vaccine awareness efforts

  DHEC Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– DHEC is accepting grant applications for anyone wanting to coordinate grassroots COVID-19 vaccination awareness efforts. The agency says it will distribute a total of $5 million in grants from money it received from the US Department of Health and Human Services. DHEC is seeking groups and individuals seeking to distribute vaccination information materials, host informational…

UofSC Committee releases final report, recommends name changes

(AP Photo/Meg Kinnard) Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Friday a University of South Carolina committee released its final report on which buildings it believes should be renamed on the Columbia campus. According to the report by the Presidential Commission on University History, ten names of buildings and features on campus were recommended for removal including the Strom Thurmond Wellness Center. The names…

Calhoun Co. deputies searching for missing man

Source:Calhoun Co. Sheriff’s Office Calhoun Co., S.C. (WOLO)–The Calhoun Co. Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing man in Elloree. 40 year old Wallie Washington was last seen by family members on July 9th. He may be driving his white 2007 Chevrolet Impala. If you have any information please contact investigators at 803-874-2741. Categories: Calhoun, Local News, News

Mayor of Swansea accused of Embezzlement, Misconduct in Office

Town of Swansea Lexington Co., S.C. (WOLO)–The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office says a Midlands mayor is under indictment. Attorney General Alan Wilson says a Lexington Co. grand jury indicted Swansea Mayor Jerald Sanders on charges of Embezzlement and Misconduct in Office. According to the indictment, around December of 2019, Sanders embezzled funds by having checks for less than $10,000…

Eutawville man arrested following deadly hit and run

Orangeburg Co., S.C. (WOLO)– Troopers with the highway patrol say one person was killed when a man driving a U-Haul van struck them head on. It happened Monday morning on Big Buck Blvd. near Bethel Forest Rd. in Orangeburg Co. Troopers say Lee Grant Moody, 42, of Eutawville was driving in the wrong lane when he struck the 2014 Honda…

Road blocked as crews respond to recycling center fire

Photo: Rich Wandover, ABC Columbia News Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–Fairfield Rd. was blocked for a while Tuesday morning as firefighters battled a fire at a recycling center. Chief Aubrey Jenkins says around 8am crews responded to American Recycling where several vehicles caught fire while they were being loaded off of a tractor trailer. No injuries were reported and Chief Jenkins says…

Lexington police searching for missing teen

Provided by LPD Lexington, S.C. (WOLO)– UPDATE: The Lexington Police Department says Micah Longstreet returned home to his family.   Police in Lexington are searching for a missing teen. Investigators say 18 year old Micah Longstreet left his home on Cumberland Dr. Saturday morning and has not been seen or heard from since. Police say he is around 5’5” and…

Former Sumter School District official pleads guilty, sentenced

Source: Matt Perron/ABC Columbia News Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Friday in a Richland Co. courtroom Vivian “Libby” Campbell DuBose pleaded guilty to a felony State Grand Jury charge of Accepting Rebates and Extra Compensation, as well as a State Grand Jury charge of Misconduct in Office. DuBose previously served as the Director of the Child Early Reading Development Program of the…