Columbia

Columbia Fire Department unveils new service engine

(photo: CFD) Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The Columbia Fire Department spends countless hours putting out fires that flare up in the Columbia/Richland County community, and Thursday they heated things up with the unveiling of their new piece of equipment. (photo: CFD) Members of the Department gathered for the “Push In” ceremony where they gathered around new engine 9 to push…

Columbia encourages residents to unplug for Earth Hour

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Join millions of cities from across the world that are taking part in an effort to increase energy by observing Earth Hour. March 30th, from 8:30PM-9:30pM people are asked to turn off all non essential lights and appliances. The annual event is a way for residents to celebrate the planet and the life forms living on…

Capital City Hoop & Music Festival just in time for tourney fans

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — This weekend thousands of basketball fans will be in town for the NCAA tournament, and they’ll be able to enjoy a variety of musical acts while they are out and about as well. More than a dozen bands plan to hit the stage with a free multi-genre music festival. The event will take place on Main…

Presidents Day closings in the Midlands

COLUMBIA S.C. (WOLO)- Monday is Presidents Day! Presidents day is often observed on the third Monday of February and also the birthday of former president George Washington. While many people will be home from work and school, several businesses will not be operating on their regular schedules today. Here is a list of the following closures: Federal offices State offices…

Columbia Fire Department swears in new members

Columbia, SC (WOLO) —Thursday the newest members of the Columbia Fire Department were sworn into one of the most courageous fields. Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins presented more than a dozen recruits with the ceremonial coin and pinned badges onto the members of the 2018-02 Columbia Fire recruiting class. Chief Jenkins says not only does the 18 weeks of training prior…