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Back-to-School supplies getting more expensive

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) Many students in the midlands will be returning to the classroom in the next few weeks and inflation is driving up cost for school supplies. The national retail federation is predicting inflation will add 40 percent more this year to the cost of school supplies. The federation also reports compared to the past three years 40% of…

Newberry High School moves to e-learning after neighborhood shootings

NEWBERRY COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) –  The Newberry County School district will be moving Newberry High School to e-learning for all classes on Monday, May 23. This comes after multiple teens were shot in a Newberry County neighborhood. The school district says out of an abundance of caution all classes will meet at the scheduled time via Google Meet. Students who…

Update: Lexington County Deputies say White Knoll HS is secure after lockdown due to possible security threat

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–UDPDATE- According to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, the White Knoll High School campus is secure. Deputies say they have identified and located a student associated with the potential security threat. Investigators are interviewing that student. According to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, they are on site at the White Knoll High School campus in response to tips about…

South Carolina DHEC pushes Test-To-Stay program for schools

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – South Carolina school districts are being urged to adopt the ‘Test-To-Stay’ program for students. The extra push comes today from South Carolina DHEC as advisors say it will keep children in the classroom longer.  The program allows rapid antigen tests or PCR tests that have a quick 24 hours or less turn around time to be…