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Midlands church seeking donations for Back to School Supply Giveaway

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–For those who need a little help getting ready to go back to school, one Midlands church is hoping to help out. The church is asking for your help with donations. They are looking for school supply donations right now, like notebooks and pencils. Brookland United Methodist Church, along with several other organizations, are gearing up to host…

Deputies: 3 People Charged with Trespassing at Historical Church that was Vandalized

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) (AP)– The Sumter County church that was vandalized earlier this month, is now dealing with trespassers, according to deputies. Sumter Deputies say three people were charged in connection with trespassing at Salem Black River Presbyterian Church. Deputies say it happened Friday night but the church was not damaged. This is the same church that a group of Shaw…

First Baptist Church Opens New Doors in Old Building

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The old downtown YMCA has a new lease on life. The building on Sumter Street has been reborn as the Columbia First Baptist Church Student Center. Church officials say it will be a cool place for young people to get together in a faith-based environment. First Baptist Church will host an official grand opening on Sunday.   Categories:…

Community Prayer Vigil

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Some area churches of different denominations are coming together for one message: Unity in the Community. Church leaders with the New Light Beulah Baptist church helped host a Community Prayer Vigil. With the protests in Charlotte, and the recent tensions between some communities and law enforcement , leaders say its especially important right now to join as one…

Vandals Caused $30K In Damages To Church, Police Say

SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – Two teens suspected of vandalizing a church last month were arrested Tuesday. The duo allegedly broke into Wedgefield Baptist Church, located at 6220 Wedgefield Road in Wedgfield,  between Sunday evening, May 29 and 8 a.m. Tuesday May 31, and sprayed fire extinguishers on the pews, electronics walls and floors. Red paint had also been poured around the interior and microphones were dipped in…