Florence

Hundreds pay their respects in Florence as fallen officer laid to rest

Jackson Winkeler's chief and pastor eulogized the slain officer at his memorial service

FLORENCE, S.C. (WOLO) –Hundreds of police officers and first responders came from all over the state to pay their respects to Officer Jackson Winkeler in Florence on Thursday. Winkeler, who was an Officer at Florence Regional Airport, was shot and killed while on duty at the airport Sunday. Back in January 2019, Chief Robert Norton said a young man came…

Suspended Florence Sheriff indicted by State Grand Jury

Kenney Boone. (Credit: South Carolina Law Enforcement Division) Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Former Florence County Sheriff has been indicted by the Federal Grand Jury. Monday, November 18th, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson said the State Grand Jury came back with indictments against now suspended Florence County Sheriff William Kenney Boone.  Boone now faces charges of Misconduct in Office as…

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden refused communion for stance on abortion rights

Florence, SC (CNN) — Former Vice President turned Democratic Presidential candidate,  Joe Biden’s support for abortion rights apparently put him in an awkward position at a church in Florence. The Pastor at Saint Anthony Catholic church in Florence, says he denied Biden communion because any public figure who advocates for abortion places him or herself outside of church teaching. The…

Georgetown County residents eligible for FEMA aid

COLUMBIA,  SC (WOLO)– The Governor’s office announced that, at the request of Governor Henry McMaster, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has amended its disaster declaration for Hurricane Florence to make residents in Georgetown County eligible to apply for the Individual Assistance program. Residents in Chesterfield, Dillon, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro counties were previously made eligible to apply for aid through…