Author: Tim Scott

Richland Councilwoman indicted on ‘public corruption’ charges faces judge Friday

Dalhi Myers faces a judge Friday for allegedly using tax payer money for personal trips, shopping spree

Richland Co. SC (WOLO) — Outgoing Richland County Councilwoman Dalhi Myers has been indicted by a state Grand Jury on public corruption charges. The state’s case against Myers includes allegations that she used thousands of taxpayer dollars for personal expenses. Myers faced a judge Friday morning. The state has brought forward 24 charges against Dalhi Myers, including Embezzlement, Use of…

Work to revitalize Babcock Building, repair iconic cupola to begin four months after devastating fire

The luxury apartment project should be complete in 30 months

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Four months after it was destroyed in a fire, the iconic cupola atop the Babcock Building is making its comeback to the Columbia skyline. Cachlan Properties, the real estate developer that owns the building, says due to tax credits and funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), they will now be able to…

West Columbia native named to Forbes “30 Under 30” list for her work in education advocacy

Merrit Jones has been involved with the student advocacy group Student Voice for the last 5 years

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Forbes recently released its list of the 30 most influential people in education under the age of 30. One of those on the list is Merrit Jones, who has been a major champion for student advocacy over the past five years. Growing up in West Columbia, Jones says she got fired up when she learned…

Midlands health care professionals receive first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Thousands of doses were delivered to Columbia area hospitals Tuesday morning

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — It’s been nine months since South Carolina’s first reported COVID-19 case, but on Tuesday, a COVID-19 vaccine has been administered for the first time in the Midlands. Medical professionals at several Midlands hospitals received their first doses of the Pfizer vaccine Tuesday afternoon, marking what could be a major turning point against the pandemic.  Like hundreds…

What happens after the Electoral College cast their votes? UofSC professor explains

Congress will meet on January 6 to formally count the ballots cast by the Electoral College

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — President-Elect Joe Biden is one step closer to having his victory in the 2020 Presidential Election become official. The Associated Press said Biden secured the 270 votes from the the Electoral College need to secure his spot as the next President. Back in November, millions went to polling places across the country and cast their votes…

A look at how the first doses of the Coronavirus Vaccine could be distributed in SC

The FDA says South Carolina can receive as many as 300,000 doses by the end of the year

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –As the first round of vaccines are shipped across the United States Sunday, state and local health officials are preparing for the arrival and the distribution. The FDA says South Carolina could receive as many as 300,000 doses by the end of the year. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster reminds South Carolinians that this is not a…

Lawmakers calling on Gov. McMaster to put a 90-day statewide mask mandate into law

This comes after record numbers of South Carolinians have tested positive for COVID-19

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — With South Carolina eclipsing 3,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time Friday, lawmakers are calling on Gov. Henry McMaster (R-SC) to enforce a statewide mask mandate for 90 days. Health experts say if more people wear masks, then less people will get sick and die as a result of the virus….

Prisma Health among healthcare providers preparing to distribute COVID-19 vaccine upon FDA approval

The FDA says South Carolina could receive up to 300,000 doses by the end of the year

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determines if they will give the green light to Pfizer and BioNTech to mass produce their COVID-19 vaccine, states like South Carolina are figuring out how to distribute and administer their doses. The FDA says South Carolina can receive as many as 300,000 doses by the end of the…

Dr. Bell: South Carolina could see 3,000 more COVID-19 deaths by April if no precautions taken

She said there could be fewer deaths if people wear their masks and socially distance

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across South Carolina, Gov. Henry McMaster (R-SC) says it could be months until all South Carolinians get a vaccine. Until then, he urges everyone to continue wearing masks and socially distancing whenever possible. DHEC says more than 2,000 South Carolinians have tested positive for COVID-19 in each of the last six…

Vista businesses fighting to stay afloat, push beyond challenges brought on by COVID-19 pandemic

Some businesses have closed, but even some new businesses dealing with issues like hiring and a smaller pool of customers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, several businesses in the Vista are hanging by a thread and doing their best to get by. In the last few months, several businesses have closed, but a handful have begun new chapters in the district. Doug Ames, who just opened up Brooklyn Express Pizza and Pasta in the…