Events

Lexington Police Dept. Raises Funds for Relay for Life

LEXINGTON, S.C. (WOLO) — You have a chance to grab a bite to eat, all while joining in on the fight to end cancer. The Lexington Police Department will be at different Chick-fil-A locations collecting donations for Relay for Life. Monday, the Lexington Police Department will be at the Chick-fil-A Saluda Pointe, located at 4295 Sunset Boulevard, from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30…

RCSD Offers Church Safety Training

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Church safety has become a top concern following the Charleston church shooting at Emanuel AME. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department Training Division will host a free training session geared specifically for church security teams. The training session will take place Monday, May 9, from 6:00 p.m until 10:00 p.m. at the department’s training division headquarters located at 6429 Bishop Avenue….

Fort Jackson Hosts SC Special Olympics

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) _ Fort Jackson is hosting 1,400 athletes during a two-day celebration of the South Carolina Special Olympics. At 6 p.m. Friday, a torch bearer begins running a 7-mile course from the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia to Fort Jackson for the opening ceremonies. A parade of the athletes, cauldron lighting and musical entertainment follow at the…

South Carolina Celebrates Senior Citizens

Matt Perron COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — South Carolina is celebrating its senior citizens. Thursday is Senior Day at the State House.    It’s all a part of Older American’s Month. The Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging, in partnership with event sponsors AARP South Carolina, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, and Walgreens, will welcome over 600 South Carolina senior…

National Day of Prayer at the State House

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — People will gather at the State House to bow their heads and raise their hands in prayer. Thursday is the National Day of Prayer.   It happens on the first Thursday of May every year. This year’s theme is “Wake Up America.” The official observance will be held from noon until 1:00 p.m. on the North Steps…

City of Columbia Kicks-Off National Small Business Week

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The capital city is looking to give small businesses a boost. The City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities, in conjunction with Columbia Chamber of Commerce and Richland County, will kickoff National Small Business Week with a press conference Monday. National Small Business Week is a campaign organized by the United States Small Business Administration to…

Weekend Family Fun in Lexington County

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — It’s all about your little ones in Lexington. Saturday is Kid’s Day of Lexington. The family fun event is all about educating families about health, safety and environmental issues.    Free food and drink will be available. Kid’s Day of Lexington Offers: Various health screenings Child ID kits Internet safety tips Bike safety clinics Jump houses and…

Watch: Thursday Midlands Happenings

Columbia,S.C. (WOLO) — If you’re looking for some ways to enjoy some events around the Midlands Thursday, you’re in luck! Roof top Rhythms, and Five After Five are back bringing live entertainment and food for plenty to enjoy. Sights will be plentiful as well, as the Five Points Association Dyes the Fountain Purple in honor of late music legend Prince….