Richland County Council

Richland County Council runoff election to take place Tuesday

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The runoff election for the Richland County Council District 9 seat will occur on Tuesday. Democrats Jonnieka Farr and Jesica Mackey are running for the seat previously occupied by Councilman Calvin “Chip” Jackson, who died on August 7. The winner of the runoff election is likely to take the seat because no republican has registered to run…

Richland County Council votes to extend mask ordinance

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The Richland County Council voted to extend its ordinance, requiring people to wear masks in public. The original ordinance was set to expire this week. Monday night’s vote extends the mandate for an additional 61 days. Richland County officials say they will be hosting several mask distribution events in the coming weeks. For more on the mask…

Funeral arrangements announced for Calvin ‘Chip’ Jackson

A community says goodbye to a councilman who dedicated his life to serving others

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Calvin ‘Chip’ Jackson is being remembered by family and friends as a man who spent his life giving back to others. 65 year old Jackson passed away Friday August 7th, 2020. Funeral arrangements have been set to take place Thursday, August 12 at 12p.m. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, those who would like to bid…

More areas in the Midlands now require a mask, effective today

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Many cities, towns and counties in our area are now requiring you to wear a mask. Richland County’s mask ordinance went into effect today, July 6, 2020. It will be in place for 61 days. Richland County Council unanimously approved the mask ordinance during a special council meeting last week. More than 65 percent of residents who…

Richland County Unveils Renaissance Project

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–This week, the public was able to learn more about a proposed plan to revitalize a portion of Richland County. The meeting was held at the Columbia Place Mall on Two Notch Road. Council is considering several development projects, among those, using some empty spaces at the mall to house County offices The project called the Richland Renaissance aims…

Homeowners Pack Meeting on Proposed Greenway

Columbia, SC – (WOLO) A public meeting turned into damage control Thursday night after rumors and misinformation spread on social media about a multi-million dollar greenway planned for an area still reeling from October’s flood. Homeowners who live along Gills Creek listened to leaders from Richland County and the Gills Creek Watershed Association explain details like the cost, where the…

County Council Member, Former City Council Member Face Tax Charges

Brian DeQuincy Newman COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Former Columbia City Council member Brian DeQuincey Newman and Richland County Council member Kelvin Washington were arrested Tuesday on tax charges. The arrests relate to a South Carolina Department of Revenue investigation, officials say. Both men turned themselves in to investigators Tuesday morning at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.   Statement of BRIAN DEQUINCY NEWMAN……