Events

Bible Study, Unity Walks to Honor Victims of Emanuel AME Shooting This Month

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A memorial service at the arena where President Barack Obama last year led the congregation in “Amazing Grace” is among more than two dozen events scheduled during 12 days to mark the first anniversary of a mass slaying at a historically black church in Charleston. The Emanuel AME Church announced on Monday that the memorial service…

Pubic Safety Job Fair This Weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — If you’re looking to join a proud group of people working to serve and protect the community, you’re in luck. There will be a Public Safety Job Fair Saturday, June 4.  It starts at 10:00 a.m. and runs until 2:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall of the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Teams in attendance include: Fire…

Summer Movie & Concert Series at Finlay Park

The City of Columbia’s Summer Movies Series will kick off on Friday, June 3 at Finlay Park, 930 Laurel Street. Movies will be shown on Friday nights from June 3 through July 29. The following movies are free and open to the public: June 3: “Frozen” June 10: “Inside Out” June 17: “Muppets Most Wanted” June 24: “Paddington” July 1:…

Watch: Cola Art Festival gets “Crafty”

Columbia,S.C (WOLO) — If you love art then a three day festival is sure to be right up your ally. The Midlands Clay Arts Society is hosting their annual ” Meet the Locals” summer sale. You’ll get a chance to purchase unique wares, art and sculptures and get the opportunity to try your hand at turning the putty in your…

Midlands Events Honor the Fallen on Memorial Day

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — There are plenty of opportunities to pay tribute to our fallen heroes this Memorial Day. Fort Jackson will be honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation with a Memorial Day Service.   That starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. “The Moving Wall Memorial” is heading to Hopkins….

State Museum Unveils Exhibit on Race

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–      The South Carolina State Museum is getting a new exhibit that explores ‘race’ throughout history.   Wednesday, museum officials, along with the Central Carolina Community Foundation announced plans for the travelling exhibit.        It will feature a look at race through cultural, scientific and historical avenues. The exhibit is based out of the Science Museum of Minnesota… and officials…

Watch: Law Enforcement Honors

Columbia,S.C.( WOLO) — Law enforcement officials put their lives on the line everyday to serve and protect the community. Today those who’ve paid the ultimate sacrifice are being remembered. And a Cook Out is being held for our area first responders for all the work they do in Midlands neighborhoods. We also take a look at a picture that’s gone…

The Midlands Goes Green

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The Midlands is going green. Saturday is Richland Recycles Day. Be sure to head over to the South Carolina State Fair Grounds and drop off your recycling for free.  Richland County residents can drop off electronics, tires, used cooking oil, paint, mattresses and much more. The recycling day runs from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Last year,…

Watch: Put Guns Down Now

Columbia,S.C. (WOLO) —  A cold case in the shooting death of 14 year old Najeer Buggs has spurred community action. Dozens gathered at Lorick Park Monday to announce the Put down the Guns movement. It’s all an effort to keep kid here in Columbia safe. Authorities say Buggs was a good kid, had no gang affiliations and was shot along…