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“Talented Tenth” Aims to Empower Young Professionals

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The Talented Tenth, an organization created by Columbia mayor Steve Benjamin to raise the standard of excellence of young professionals in the African American community, will hold its annual conference the first week of February. “Talented Tenth Week: Millennials in America, the Work Ahead”, being held February 5 through 11, will feature a week of activities that are designed to bring talented, young…

Firefighters Battle House Fire

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The Columbia Fire Department responded to a fire Friday afternoon at a home on Prospect Street in Columbia. Crews said there was heavy smoke and flames. No injuries were reported. Investigators are still trying to determine what cause the fire. ABC Columbia News will update this story once more information becomes available. Categories: Local News Tags:…

Sheriff Lott to Hold News Conference on Camelot Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott will hold a news conference on Thursday to talk about a recent murder investigation. Benjamin Johnson, 37,  was shot and killed on the night of January 20 in the 6500 block of Camelot Street in Columbia. According to the Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a shots fired call. When they arrived at…

Midlands Sheriffs Sworn in Tuesday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – A handful of Midlands Sheriffs will be sworn into office Tuesday. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott will take the oath of office at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church. Sheriff Lott is celebrating 20 years leading the Richland County Sheriff Department. He was first sworn into office in January 1997. In Newberry County, Sheriff Lee Foster…

Columbia Couple Brings World into Focus for Thousands

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (WOLO) – A husband and wife optometry team based in Blythewood are putting their skills and goodwill to use, bringing eye care to thousands who would otherwise go without. The couple, who owns Advanced Family Eye Care in Blythewood and Camden, have been volunteering overseas for nine years now, but last year, they decided to take things a…

‘American Made’ Tour set to stop in Columbia with co-headline Country Music Stars

‘American Made’ Tour Columbia, sc The American Made Tour will stop in Columbia, SC on Friday, January 20th. Show Caption Hide Caption Lee Brice Co-headliner and SC Native Lee Brice Show Caption Hide Caption JM Co-headliner Justin Moore Show Caption Hide Caption WMM Special guest: William Michael Morgan Show Caption Hide Caption 50th CMA’s “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” airs…

Watch: Columbia Flood Relief Deadline

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The City of Columbia continues to work to get neighbors back on their feet after October’s flooding. The City has until September 20 to turn in its final plan to HUD for how millions of dollars in grants will be spent. The city has been hosting flood relief community meetings to get input on the recovery plan.  …

Watch: City of Columbia/Edventure Unveil Kid Friendly Cookbook

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Get ready to cook some Kid Friendly meals here in the Midlands. The City of Columbia and Edventure Children’s Museum are partnering to help you with those family friendly meals, for free. Officials say you can ask for a free copy during your next visit to Edventure Children’s Museum. Categories: Local News, News Tags: Columbia, Edventure Children’s…

Drive Beat Fireflies, 2-1 Tuesday

COLUMBIA, SC (Fireflies) – Eudor Garcia drove in another run on Tuesday night, but Columbia lost to Greenville, 2-1, in game two of the three-game set. Garcia has produced a run in four of his last five games played. The Drive scored twice in the top of the third and never lost their lead. Nick Lovullo started the half inning…