State House

“He Was Among the Best of Us”: People Reflect on Sen. Fritz Holling’s Legacy

The Senator's body lay in repose at the State House Monday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Hundreds visited the State House to pay their respects to Senator Fritz Hollings as his body lay in repose Monday. Several people from all walks of life said they fondly look back at Hollings’s legacy, including Bishop Fred James, a longtime leader in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. “For fifty-five years, it was my privilege and…

Sponsor: SC ban on drivers holding cellphones likely dead

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The sponsor of a bill that would ban drivers in South Carolina from holding cellphones in their hands says it likely won’t pass this year. Legislators in the House voted Wednesday to send the bill back to committee. Opponents questioned if drivers could be sent to jail for not paying a $200 fine and if language…

SC House to consider Santee Cooper sale bill

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The South Carolina House appears to be ready to give quick consideration to a bill to hire experts to seek bids to buy state-owned utility Santee Cooper. A proposal filed Thursday would give experts if hired permission to seek one best and final offer and submit it to the General Assembly. A subcommittee and the full…

Disability Advocacy Day at SC State House

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– At the State House Wednesday the “South Carolina Partnership of Disability Organizations” hosted the 30th annual Disability Advocacy Day. We are 30 lined the steps of the State House to mark 30 years. The organization invited legislators to take part. The event featured multiple speakers, as well as a “self-advocate rally”. Categories: Local News, State Tags: State House

250 Midlands Students sing on State House steps for the Arts

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– 250 students from Richland School District Two met on the SC State House steps Wednesday, to sing!  It’s part of Arts Advocacy Day. Advocates from across the state rallied at the State House and met with legislators to talk about the impact of the arts in the Palmetto state. Attendess were also on hand to make requests…

Live update: Expectations of Governor McMaster’s State of the State

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Governor Henry McMaster will deliver his first State of the State address as a full term elected governor of South Carolina. ABC Columbia’s Alexis Frazier is live at the State House with expectations for tonight’s address, set for 7pm. “Governor Henry McMaster will lay out his vision of what he thinks the government in South Carolina needs to…

Annual King Day march and rally at South Carolina State House

Dr. Martin Luther King Jrannual march and rally at the South Carolina State House COLUMBIA S.C. (WOLO)- The South Carolina Chapter of the NAACP  will be honoring the birthday of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with its annual “King Day” march and rally Monday January 21st. The event will take place in front of the South Carolina…

Bobby Hitt to remain on McMaster cabinet as Secretary of Commerce

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Gov. Henry McMaster says Bobby Hitt will stay in his administration as Secretary of Commerce. McMaster said Thursday that Hitt agreed to remain at the agency he has directed for nearly eight years. McMaster’s office says South Carolina has seen nearly $30 billion in investment and added more than 106,000 jobs since Hitt was appointed by…