Richland County

Richland County taking appointments for curbside collection of ‘bulk’ items

If you have been piling up some old trash, like appliances or even a grill, Richland County is resuming curbside collection of such items

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you have been piling up some old trash, like appliances or even a grill, Richland County is resuming curbside collection of such items. According to the county, residents can make appointments to schedule curbside pickup of old furniture, appliances and other large objects as Richland County resumes collection of bulk items Wednesday, June 3. Bulk item…

Richland County : curbside pickup for Residents could be delayed

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Some Richland County residents may experience delays in their trash pick-up. County Officials say the delays are due to staff restrictions in some of the county’s contracted trash haulers. The county is asking residents to be patient and if there is a delay, the garbage will be picked up as soon as possible, say county officials.  According to…

DSS continues push to find more foster families, help more children

Nearly 500 children in the Midlands are under foster care

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –The South Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) is continuing its push to encourage more people to sign up and become foster parents. Nearly 500 children in the Midlands are in need of a foster family. With more children across the country in need of a stable home environment, Randi Fullwood, the Midlands Regional Foster Home Licensing…

Richland County confirms West Nile activity, scheduled to spray areas

File ABC Columbia RICHLAND, SC (WOLO)– Richland County officials say they will spray for mosquitoes in Forest Acres and St. Andrews after routine tests confirm West Nile Virus activity in those areas. According to county officials, the presence of the virus was detected in two areas, but residents across the County are advised to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites…

Northeast Columbia residents grow concerned with string of car break-ins

The Community Crime Map reports nearly 50 car break-ins near Hard Scrabble Road in the last month

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –People in a Northeast Columbia neighborhood are growing more concerned about a larger number of car breakin’s over the last few months. According to the Community Crime Map, there have been nearly 50 car break-ins in the Hard Scrabble Road neighborhood over the last month. For the past two months, Andy Overcash says his neighbors at an…