Digital Exclusives and Features

National outlook on Coronavirus Cases

ABC NEWS–There is a growing concern from health officials desperately trying to stop the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, urging people to be careful during July Fourth celebrations. Nearly 129,000 Americans have lost their lives to COVID-19 and the CDC predicts up to 30,000 more could die by July 25, 2020. ABC’s Reena Roy has the latest. Categories: Digital Exclusives…

City Parks delay phase 4 of re-opening plan, includes Drew Wellness Center

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– You will have to wait a little longer to enjoy some tennis or golf at the  City of Columbia’s parks. The City’s Parks and Recreation department announced a delay for phase 4 of the re-opening plan. Due to a significant increase in the number of covid-19 cases, officials say a new reopening date for phase 4 has…

Cops called on children playing football, and police get a touchdown for their response

The person who complained that children were playing football in their neighborhood probably didn't expect this outcome

(CNN)— Ohio police were called to a neighborhood street after someone complained about children playing football there. But what happened next probably wasn’t exactly what the caller or the kids anticipated. Jim Nelson has the details. Categories: Digital Exclusives and Features, National News

Soda City Market reopens with new measures amid Coronavirus

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)_- You can once again take a stroll through the Soda City Market. The popular event in Downtown Columbia, on Saturday mornings, returned for the first time this weekend, since the pandemic. The Soda City market re-opened on Main Street. Of course, new measures were implemented, the event included social distancing, new spacing of vendors and masks. Organizers…

Richland Library expands limited services to several pick up windows

All Customers Can Request, Pick up and Return Materials at certain pick up windows

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Good news for book lovers. While the Richland Library locations remain closed, the library says it will begin allowing customers to pick up items, they had on hold, at several library pick up windows. Customers can also request new materials over the phone and online. Now you can get hold or request items from 3pm – 6…

City of Columbia to offer free masks at area locations

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Now that the City of Columbia is requiring masks, city officials are giving out free face coverings. The City says it will offer free masks to citizens at several locations, while supplies last. According to officials,  they will hand out two masks per person or five masks per family. Masks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served…

Columbia offers free protective masks

masks will be distributed while supplies last

Columbia,SC (WOLO) — The City of Columbia is offering residents free masks to protect against COVID-19. The masks will be given out at various locations around the city as long as supplies last. Masks will be given to anyone deem to be high risk in accordance with CDC guidelines and those in vulnerable populations that live within Columbia city limits….