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Brothers and Sisters in Blue to Mentor Midlands Youth

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia is starting a new program that will match members of law enforcement with the children and families the organization currently serves. “Bigs in Blue” is a one-to-one mentoring program rolling out in Richland and Lexington Counties. “The Bigs in Blue program is a chance to connect local law enforcement…

Church Members Want to Know Who Stole Historical Marker at Bethel AME

Columbia Police Continue to Investigate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- Church and community members are baffled after Columbia Police said an unknown suspect stole a historical marker in front of Bethel AME Church. Reverend Dr. Caesar Richburg says the congregation does not know what to make of the situation. “We’re not quite sure what would lead an individual to remove such a historic piece that captures history. Bethel…

South Carolina Songwriters to Perform in Showcase Saturday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The Palmetto Songwriter’s Association is hosting its first quarter musical showcase this weekend. The free event is taking place at Foxfield Bar & Grill on Howard Street off Rosewood Street in Columbia. Three of South Carolina’s finest songwriters – Jack McGregor, Marv Ward and Paisley Marie – will be showcasing their musical talents, starting at 8 p.m….

Concert to Benefit Toys for Tots

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – A concert benefiting Toys for Tots will be held Sunday, December 4, at Music Farm Columbia. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and pay $5 at the door, or pay $15 without a toy. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m. Watch the video to hear what local bands will be performing…

Restoring Hope for Flood Victims This Holiday Season

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – United Way of the Midlands, which launched its “Restoring Hope” initiative in October, is continuing its push to get flood victims back in their homes this holiday season. Since starting the initiative one year after the historic flood, United Way says it’s restored 90 homes in Richland and Lexington Counties. 29 homes are in progress. The…

Officials: St. Pat’s in Five Points a “huge success”

Five Points Association says nearly 44,000 people attended this past Saturday's event.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Organizers say the 34th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points celebration was a huge success. The Five Points Association says nearly 44,000 people attended this past Saturday’s event. Co-chair of the Five Points Foundation Amy Beth Franks says while there were no major incidents there were 43 arrests. Here’s more information from the official release from…

VIDEO: “Fill the Boot” Kicks Off

You can help the Columbia Fire Department give Muscular Dystrophy the boot.

  COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — You can help the Columbia Fire Department give Muscular Dystrophy the boot. Monday morning, the department kicked off the annual “Fill the Boot” campaign. Beginning Monday you’ll see firefighters at intersections throughout the Midlands asking for your donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The entire campaign runs through Friday. Columbia Firefighters will be at intersections…

Flood Recovery Fund Announced

The federal government is sending South Carolina $157,000,000 to aid in flood recovery.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The federal government is sending South Carolina $157,000,000 to aid in flood recovery. The disaster recovery fund was announced Monday with Richland and Lexington Counties along with the city of Columbia getting the bulk of the funds. A spokesperson did not know when the money would become available. Categories: Lexington, Local News, News, Richland, Weather Tags:…