Author: Rob Dew

DHEC submits vaccine plan, releases updated COVID numbers

SCDHEC/Twitter Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–Friday, DHEC submitted its COVID-19 vaccine plan to the federal government. Officials say the goal is the equitable distribution of the vaccine across the state, based on the most current federal guidance and recommendations. According to the plan the vaccine will first be made available to certain identified groups, including front-line medical workers and nursing home residents….

Midlands Mugshots- October 15th

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Richland Co. bomb squad responds after “suspicious materials” found

Photo: Rich Wandover Richland, Co. S.C. (WOLO)–Richland Co. deputies say while they were investigating a domestic incident on Claudia Dr. Monday morning deputies found what they are calling suspicious materials. No further detail or description was given. Investigators say the bomb squad is responding as a precautionary measure. According to deputies a man was taken into custody in connection with…

Midlands Mugshots

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Columbia extends mask ordinance

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–Tuesday afternoon Columbia City Council extended the city’s mask ordinance. The previous emergency ordinance was set to expire on october fourth but will now last for another 61 days. The council also agreed to further suspend the normal operating procedure of city council and city boards and commissions meetings. Categories: Local News, News, Richland

Volunteers from SC helping with hurricane, wildfire response

Courtesy: Red Cross Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–As is usually the case when disaster strikes, volunteers from the South Carolina Red Cross are there to help. According to the Red Cross there are currently 36 volunteers from the state on the gulf coast helping those dealing with Hurricane Sally and on the west coast helping with the wildfire response. For more on…

Midlands Mugshots

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Midlands native receives Congressional Medal of Honor

Photo: ABC News WASHINGTON (WOLO, AP) – President Donald Trump has bestowed the Medal of Honor on a U.S. soldier for his role in a daring 2015 mission to rescue dozens of hostages set to be executed by Islamic State militants in Iraq. Sgt. Maj. Thomas “Patrick” Payne, a Batesburg-Leesville native, received the medal of honor today for his heroism…