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WATCH: Haley stumps for Rubio in Upstate

Fresh off of her endorsement of Republican Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio, Gov. Nikki Haley is following through on her promise and hitting the campaign trail.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) —  Fresh off of her endorsement of Republican Presidential Candidate Marco Rubio, Gov. Nikki Haley is following through on her promise and hitting the campaign trail. Thursday morning, Haley spoke at a Rubio rally in Greenville where she told a crowd of supporters the Florida senator is the right choice for Commander-in-Chief. “We need to show that…

VIDEO: Special Needs Students Stranded on Bus for Hours

A group of students with disabilities was left on a broken down school bus for hours

SUMTER, S.C. (WOLO)– A group of students with disabilities was stuck on a broken down school bus for hours. A spokesperson for the Sumter County School District says the bus broke down Monday near the intersection of Highway 378 and St. Paul Church Road. A district official says the route’s normal drivers were out sick and the substitute driver did…

SC Roads Debate Set to Begin

The battle over roads is heating up in the SC Senate. Lawmakers are expected to begin debate Wednesday.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The battle over roads is heating up in the SC Senate. Lawmakers are expected to begin debate Wednesday. Among the proposals to fix state roads is raising the gas tax by 12 cents a gallon over three years. Senators may have a long way to go this week to find more money for roads. They spent…

Columbia Celebrates Black History

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Folks honored history and looked to the future Monday as the City of Columbia celebrated Black History Month at the Black History Extravaganza. Columbia City Councilwoman Tameika Isaac-Devine and Mayor Steve Benjamin were among the speakers. The mayor says he hopes events like these help educate our youngest residents. Benjamin says, “What I hope that the…

SC State House plans furlough

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The House of Representatives is taking an additional week off this week. House leaders say the furlough saves South Carolina taxpayers about $77,000. Upon returning in late February, the House is expected to continue to address a number of  issues that may include education and roads. Categories: Local News, News Tags: ABC Columbia, government, South Carolina,…

Doctors Without Borders Calls Deadly Hospital Attack in Syria ‘Deliberate’

(ABC News) — Doctors Without Borders said today that a hospital it supports was hit by an airstrike in Marat al-Numan, Idlib, Syria, early today, killing at least seven people. The nongovernmental organization is known internationally as Medecins Sans Frontieres, or by the acronym MSF. “This appears to be a deliberate attack on a health structure and we condemn this attack…

Homeowners Pack Meeting on Proposed Greenway

Columbia, SC – (WOLO) A public meeting turned into damage control Thursday night after rumors and misinformation spread on social media about a multi-million dollar greenway planned for an area still reeling from October’s flood. Homeowners who live along Gills Creek listened to leaders from Richland County and the Gills Creek Watershed Association explain details like the cost, where the…

The Story Behind the First Super Bowl

(ABC News) — This Sunday marks the 50th Super Bowl in NFL history, a league with more than 90 years under its belt. So, how did this game come to be since football has been in this country for more than four decades? The story of the first Super Bowl is a unique one that actually came out of competition…