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Daniel Rickenmann projected winner: New Columbia Mayor

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-- The latest runoff election results from Tuesday night project Daniel Rickenmann as the next mayor of Columbia. The latest results show Rickenmann with 10,550 votes, compared to…

Polling Place Problems reported in City of Columbia Runoff

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)-- Tuesday there were reports of issues at several polling places, as voters cast their ballots in the City of Columbia runoff. ABC Columbia News received calls from voters. ABC Columbia News…

County: Precinct issues not preventing voting

Richland Co.(WOLO)--The director of the Richland County Elections and Voter Registration says issues have been reported at 11 different precincts Tuesday morning however they are not preventing residents from casting their ballots. Voters in Richland Co. are casting their ballots…

Court of Appeals temporarily blocks OSHA vaccine mandate

Columbia, SC (WOLO) --- Friday the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked OSHA from forcing private employers with 100 or more employees to put a vaccine mandate in place, for now. It's now up to the court to make the…

The White House says it has new plans to tackle growing inflation throughout the country

As the economy still struggles to recover during the ongoing pandemic, President Joe Biden is grappling with another COVID-19 related economic crisis, disruptions to the U.S. supply chain. Consumers are paying more in almost every sector, from gas to food to energy to heat their homes. The White House claims they have new plans to help ease growing inflation.

P.O.W. Freedom Reunion heads to Palmetto state in June

Columbia, SC (WOLO) --- The 49th annual P.O.W. Freedom Reunion is coming to South Carolina next June. Organizers say 408 of the 662 American Prisoners of War who survived the Vietnam war are alive…

AG Wilson to file lawsuit over healthcare worker vaccine mandate

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)--Attorney General Alan Wilson says he plans to sue the federal government over vaccine mandates for healthcare workers. Wilson released a statement Monday reading, “President Biden has once again overstepped his legal authority and overreached his power.  The…

SC Attorney General releases statement on Vaccine mandate ruling

COLUMBIA  , SC (WOLO) -- South Attorney General Alan Wilson is reacting to the Court ruling temporarily halting OSHA’S Federal vaccine mandate. Wilson released the following statement: 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed OSHA’s vaccine mandate, writing, “Because the petitions…

SC AG Wilson joins legal fight against vaccine mandate

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)-- South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson joining other states and businesses filing paperwork Friday to begin court proceedings against the federal government's vaccine mandate for private employees with 100 or more employees. Attorney General Wilson releasing a…

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