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South Carolina Department of Public Safety stepping up patrols during ‘Operation Southern Shield’

July 19-24 you can expect to see increased enforcement on SC roadways

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– This week The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is launching “Operation Southern Shield”. According to Highway officials, today through July 24, you can expect to see increased enforcement on SC roadways as the SC Department of Public Safety partners with five Southeastern states to reduce speed-related collisions as part of Operation Southern Shield. So far this…

Fairfield County accident victim identified

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC (WOLO)– Investigators in Fairfield County have identified the victim in a fatal crash from Thursday night. Officials with the Coroner’s office say 34 year old Tamarquay Coleman of Blair died after the accident on Highway 215, just before seven thirty Thursday night. Troopers with the SC Highway Patrol say Coleman was the passenger in a Nissan Altima that…

SC Adds 40 New Highway Patrol Troopers

40 troopers from Highway Patrol Basic Class 97. Basic 97 brings the total number of troopers in South Carolina to 772. COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has 40 new Highway Patrol troopers. Local media outlets report Gov. Nikki Haley was on hand on Thursday as the troopers graduated from training in Columbia. The governor told the new troopers that…