Author: Rob Dew

Happy Martin Luther King Day from ABC Columbia

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–Today ABC Columbia remembers the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During our 5, 6, and 11pm newscasts we will take you to celebrations and service events honoring the late civil rights leader. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” -Dr. Martin…

Sunday Closings and Cancellations

City of West Columbia Parks Richland County Recreation Commission-All parks, community centers and the Linrick Golf Course closed Sunday. First Nazareth Baptist Church-All in-person activity cancelled. Richland Co. Recreation Commission-All parks and facilities. SC State Museum-Closed. Union UMC- Sunday services cancelled. Unity Missionary Baptist Church, Hopkins-All Sunday Services Cancelled. The Meeting Place Church of Greater Columbia-Service moved to virtual. –Send…

Sumter Police investigating racial slur on SCDOT sign

(Courtesy: Sumter Police Dept.) Sumter, S.C. (WOLO)– Sumter police are investigating after they say someone tampered with a SCDOT sign near the US 76/Hwy. 378 bypass changing the message to a include a racial slur. In a statement provided to media Chief Russell Roark says “We will investigate this to the fullest,” describing the incident as extremely disturbing, “a scar…

Crews responding to plane crash in Lexington Co.

Source: Caleb Krick   Lexington Co., S.C. (WOLO)– According to a source close to the situation, crews are responding to a small plane crash in the Gilbert area near Woods Point Rd. A spokesperson for the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department says a small plane carrying two passengers crashed into Lake Murray after having engine trouble. Officials say the crash happened…

Lexington-Richland Dist. 5 names full-time superintendent

Chapin, S.C. (WOLO)–The interim superintendent of a Midlands school district now has the job full time. Monday evening members of the Lexington-Richland 5 school board appointed Dr Akil Ross as its next superintendent. Ross took over for Dr. Christina Melton after she abruptly resigned last summer. Prior to his time as superintendent, Ross was the principal of Chapin High School….

Body found in Midlands hotel room

Cayce, S.C. (WOLO)– Investigators with the Cayce Dept. of Public Safety say a body was found inside a room at the Masters Inn on Commerce Dr. at approximately 2pm Thursday. The cause of death remains under investigation by the Lexington Co. Coroner’s Office.   Categories: Lexington, Local News, News