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Thornwell Back from Illness, Speaks with Media Friday


GLENDALE, AZ — Sindaruis Thornwell talked with the media Friday. Thornwell’s availability came after his absence from Thursday’s practice due to illness. The SEC player of the year discussed his time away from the team, and how he was not going to miss Saturday’s game. Categories: Local Sports, Sports, USC Gamecocks Tags: Basketball, Final Four, Gamecocks, NCAA, SEC, South Carolina

Run to Raise Awareness About Human Trafficking

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The second “Run for Her Life” 5k takes place this weekend, to benefit non-profit Lighthouse for Life. The race kicks-off Saturday, February 25 at Saluda Shoals Park. That’s at 5605 Bush River Rd. in Columbia. This is a family friendly event and is stroller friendly. Walkers are welcome. For more information, and to register for Saturday’s event, click here. Lighthouse…

Exclusive Series: SLED Takes Strong Stand Against Medical Marijuana

The chief of SLED opposes a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in South Carolina.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The road to legalizing medical marijuana in South Carolina stops abruptly at the doorstep of law enforcement in the state. S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Chief Mark Keel has been a steadfast opponent to the idea. “This is still a federally prohibited schedule one controlled substance,” Keel said, “it’s an illegal drug.” 28 states and the…

Gilbert Man Killed in Collision Friday

HOPKINS, S.C. (WOLO) – Richland County Coroner Gary Watts is releasing the name of the individual who was involved in a two-vehicle collision Friday morning at the intersection of Leesburg and Congress Roads, Hopkins, S.C. Sean R. Wooten, 29 , of Hayes Crossing Road, Gilbert, was the restrained driver of a vehicle that collided with another vehicle.  Mr. Wooten was transported by Richland County…

Restoring Hope for Flood Victims This Holiday Season

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – United Way of the Midlands, which launched its “Restoring Hope” initiative in October, is continuing its push to get flood victims back in their homes this holiday season. Since starting the initiative one year after the historic flood, United Way says it’s restored 90 homes in Richland and Lexington Counties. 29 homes are in progress. The…

Columbia Couple Brings World into Focus for Thousands

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (WOLO) – A husband and wife optometry team based in Blythewood are putting their skills and goodwill to use, bringing eye care to thousands who would otherwise go without. The couple, who owns Advanced Family Eye Care in Blythewood and Camden, have been volunteering overseas for nine years now, but last year, they decided to take things a…

Evacutions Begin Wednesday in SC

Evacuations Could Begin Wednesday for South Carolina Residents along the coast.

Evacuations along the coastal regions are set to begin Wednesday in South Carolina. Click here to find out what you need to know to get out before Hurricane Matthew hits the Palmetto State.