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Carolina Day at the State House

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The State House will turn Garnet and Black Wednesday for Carolina Day at the Statehouse. According to USC officials, the annual, one-day event, lets lawmakers know that state support is vital for the University of South Carolina to ensure quality, access and affordability. According to University officials, among the topics they will be addressing with lawmakers, are baseline…

SC Lawmakers End Session Early Due to Winter Weather

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The winter weather has ended the second week of South Carolina’s legislative session early. Both the House and Senate decided to cancel their Wednesday and Thursday sessions because of snow in central and western South Carolina. A number of committee meetings have also been canceled. Categories: Local News, News, Politics Tags: SC State House

Governor Henry McMaster and First Lady to host 51st Carolighting Monday

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– SC Governor Henry McMaster, First Lady Peggy McMaster, and the First Familly will host the 51st Annual Governor’s Carolighting at the South Carolina State House. It will take place Monday, November 27 at 7:00 PM. “Our family is eager to join South Carolinians from around the state in celebrating the beginning of the holiday season at our beautiful…

Senator Katrina Shealy to be Awarded Honorary Badge

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–The State Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services is set to present an honorary badge and certificate to Senator Katrina Shealy on Tuesday. The event will take place at the Lexington County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon. According to Probation officials, Senator Shealy will receive the award for her leadership on the Corrections and Penology Committee for passage of…

James Smith to Formally Announce Run for Governor

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Tuesday Democratic candidate for Governor James Smith will formally announce his run for governor. The event will be held at 701 Whaley in downtown Columbia. The State Representative announced on social media last Thursday he was putting his name in the race. One other Democrat, Phil Noble, a Charleston businessman, has announced his candidacy. Governor Henry McMaster, Catherine…

Councilman Seth Rose to run for State House Seat

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–A Richland County Councilman is joining the race for a State House seat. Seth Rose has announced his intention to run as a Democrat for a house seat. Rose says he plans to run for the House District 72 seat currently held by Democrat James Smith. Smith announced his run for governor last week. Categories: Local News, Politics,…

Another Candidate Enters the 2018 Governor’s Race

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Another candidate is entering the 2018 Governor’s Race. Charleston businessman Phil Noble told the Associated Press that he’s running to change the system. Noble says a dysfunctional government is keeping South Carolinians from having everything they deserve. Noble has planned a formal announcement for Wednesday. He joins State Representative James Smith on the Democratic side…ensuring a Primary…

Tuesday Hearing at State House on Failed VC Summer Nuclear Project

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– House Committee Lawmakers are expected to hear from Santee Cooper Executives on Tuesday during the House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee meeting. The committee was created back in August in response to the failed nuclear construction project at VC Summer. According to a release, Chair Peter McCoy has invited executives and board members from Santee Cooper to appear to…

House Committee to hear from Santee Cooper Executives in Hearing on Nuclear Project

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– House Committee Lawmakers are expected to hear from Santee Cooper Executives on Tuesday during the House Utility Ratepayer Protection Committee meeting. The committee was created back in August in response to the failed nuclear construction project at VC Summer. According to a release, Chair Peter McCoy has invited executives and board members from Santee Cooper to appear to…

Former State Representative Attends Hearing, Enters Guilty Plea

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Former House Majority Leader Jim Merrill has officially stepped down as a state representative after pleading guilty to a charge of misconduct in office. Merrill appeared in court Friday to face state ethics and corruption charges. During court proceedings Merrill pleaded guilty to a statutory misconduct charge. Judge Robert Hood suspended Merrill’s one year sentence to a year…