Author: Rob Dew

Stretch of highway named in memory of first African American SC game warden

LE Officers portraits; Ulysses Flemming Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–Monday afternoon the SC Department of Natural Resources announced the portion of Garners Ferry Rd. in Richland County from the intersection with US Highway 601 to the Wateree River is now known as the “Lieutenant Ulysses Flemming Memorial Highway.” Flemming joined SCDNR in 1970 as its first African American game warden before ultimately…

Clemson says no complaints against Watson while at university

Clemson, S.C. (WOLO)–In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, Clemson University officials say CUPD has no record of any complaints against Deshaun Watson during his time at the school. Officials add that though requests for Title IX records may be protected under the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, the former student (Watson) has authorized Clemson to…

Fundraiser set up for victim of hit and run

Source: GoFundMe Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–The family of a hit and run victim is asking for your help. The family of Laer Hohmann has set up a GoFundMe page to help offset the cost of his treatment after police say he was hit by a car Sunday on Harden St. If you would like to help click here to donate. Monday…

Police searching for car after Five Points hit and run

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Columbia police are searching for a black Dodge Charger with blue LED headlights and a rear spoiler following a hit and run Saturday night on the 700 block of Harden St. Investigators say the car struck a pedestrian who remains hospitalized with serious injuries. Police say the car will likely have damage to the driver side headlight,…

Tameika Isaac Devine to run for mayor

Courtesy: City of Columbia Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– City of Columbia Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine is holding a press conference Friday afternoon where she is expected to announce her run for Mayor of Columbia. This comes after Mayor Steve Benjamin announced Thursday he would not be seeking re-election. Devine is the first African-American female to serve on city council and the…

Daniel Rickenmann to run for mayor

Courtesy: City of Columbia Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–Columbia City Council Member Daniel Rickenmann tells ABC Columbia News he is planning on running for Mayor. Rickenmann currently represents Columbia’s fourth district. He says he is running to foster investment opportunities to create continued growth. Rickenmann has served on the council for a total of 12 years over two different stints. According to…