Author: Rob Dew

Soda City Market to reopen with restrictions

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–A popular event in downtown Columbia on Saturday mornings is set to return this weekend. On its Facebook page, organizers announced the Soda City Market will re-open on Main St. this Saturday. Thursday the market posted a lengthy list of suggestions and changes they say will keep shoppers and vendors safe. SODA CITY RE-OPENING GUIDELINES FOR VENDORS  …

Lexington Co. man charged with neglecting family member

Courtesy:LCSD Lexington Co., S.C. (WOLO)– Lexington Co. deputies say a man is in custody after they say they found one of his relatives lying in their Gaston home covered in waste. Investigators say Oliver Willard, 39, is charged with neglect of a vulnerable adult. According to deputies the victim was unable to walk or care for herself. Deputies say the…

AG Wilson says mask ordinances not unconstitutional

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says it’s not unconstitutional for city governments to require people to wear face coverings in public. Wilson says there is no state law preempting or prohibiting a city, which so far include Columbia and Greenville, from passing these ordinances. Wilson went on to say that he understands why people are upset about…

Solicitor: No charges in CPD officer-involved shooting

A Columbia police officer will not face charges in the shooting death of a young black man in April.

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– A Columbia police officer will not face charges in the shooting death of a young black man in April. On Wednesday, Fifth Judicial Court Solicitor Byron Gipson said CPD officer Kevin Davis had reasonable belief that Joshua Ruffin, 17, posed an immediate threat. “This narrative tragically fits right into the social commentary, as we read another young,…

Midlands Mugshots for 6/21

1/15CARTER, RENEA ANITA DOMESTIC / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, 2ND DEGREE TRESPASS AFTER NOTICE-LEXINGTON CO. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/15EVANS, BENJAMIN JUNIOR DOMESTIC / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, 1ST DEGREE-LEXINGTON CO Show Caption Hide Caption 3/15GEDEIST, HOWARD STAFFORD RSG / RECEIVING STOLEN GOODS, VALUE $2,000 OR LESS (ENHANCEMENT PER 16-1-57)-NEWBERRY CO Show Caption Hide Caption 4/15HAMMETT, DEONDRAEE MARQUIS DRUGS / MANUF., POSS. OF OTHER…

DHEC: More than one thousand new cases of COVID-19 in SC

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Cases of COVID-19 continue to expand exponentially in South Carolina. Friday afternoon DHEC announced 1,081 new cases of coronavirus as well as 18 additional deaths. State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell adds that South Carolinians under the age of 30 are testing positive at a growing rate. Dr. Bell says people ages 21 to 30 account for more…

UofSC BOT votes unanimously to ask legislature for building name change

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– The University of South Carolina board of trustees wants to rename one of the buildings on its campus. During a teleconference Friday afternoon, according to a university spokesperson, the board voted unanimously to to request that the legislature allow us to rename Sims Residence Hall. J. Marion Sims is a controversial figure because of the fact that…

Richland Co. Elections Board names new director

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO)– For the first time in more than a year, Richland County has hired someone to oversee the county’s elections full-time. During a special meeting Friday afternoon, the Board hired Alexandria Stephens to become the board’s new director. Stephens had served the last few years as the Elections Coordinator in Jefferson County, Alabama, the largest county in…

Juneteenth celebration held at SC State House

On Friday, people gathered at the State House in recognition of Juneteenth.

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)— On Friday, people gathered at the State House in recognition of Juneteenth. The event was organized by the Xi Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. “As we celebrate that freedom, we want to rally the call across our state and across our nation, that not only should this be a federal holiday but it should be…

Midlands Mugshots for 6/18

1/21AUSTIN, WENDY SHARON HOLD FOR POSS METH CHECKS / FRAUDULENT CHECKS OR STOP PAYMENT > $500 < $1000, 1-Lexington Co. Show Caption Hide Caption 2/21AYERS, STEPHEN RALPH DUI / DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, LESS THAN .10, 1ST OFFENSE OPEN CONTAINER -NEWBERRY CO Show Caption Hide Caption 3/21BAILEY, KEION DIONTA Larceny/ Breaking into motor vehicle CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY RECEIVING STOLEN GOODS-KERSHAW CO...