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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Deadline Is Dec. 15, Avoid Fines in 2018

  Columbia, SC (WOLO)– The deadline for getting health insurance is quickly approaching and you want to make sure you’re covered for 2018. Otherwise you might be facing a pretty hefty fine. Many health insurance providers across the country are doing what they can to make sure everyone has the right plan and that there’s no confusion when it comes…

New Manufacturing Facility Coming to SC Creating 500 New Jobs, say Officials

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–A new manufacturing facility is coming to South Carolina, creating 500 new jobs. The Governor’s office announced Stanley Black & Decker, a tool and storage company, will open the new manufacturing facility in York County.  The new operations are projected to bring $31 million in capital investment and lead to the creation of 500 new jobs, according to officials….

The Latest: Sentencing Delayed in Lawmaker Corruption Case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina Rep. Rick Quinn Jr. has become the third Republican lawmaker to plead guilty in a Statehouse corruption probe. Prosecutors said Wednesday they will ask for prison time for the 52-year-old former House Majority leader. He faces up to a year behind bars on a misconduct in office charge. Prosecutors dropped charges against his GOP…

SCE&G Says Environmentalist Groups Have No Case In VC Summer Fallout

Columbia, SC (WOLO)– Wednesday held another hearing on SCE&G’s rates at the Public Service Commission, but this time Friends of the Earth and the Sierra Club were going head to head with SCE&G.  Robert Guild was representing the two environmentalist groups and was ready to win his case, but the Public Service Commission did not make a decision. Guild says SCE&G has not…

SCE&G Said Lowering Rates Will Cause Bankruptcy After Nuclear Plant Fiasco

  Columbia, SC (WOLO)– SCE&G requested that the Public Service Commission allowed them to keep the same rates, and not force them to decrease.  SCE&G said lowering their rates after nine rate increases since the nuclear plant’s inception would injure their company and punish ratepayers even more. However, there were plenty of people who spoke against SCE&G’s motion to dismiss the decrease,…

Samsung to Partner With USC and Clemson for Research and Development Program

NEWBERRY, S.C. (WOLO)- You do not see the University of South Carolina and Clemson work together every day but Friday, the presidents of the universities joined Governor Henry McMaster to announce a new program they hope will better prepare students and boost the economy for our state and the nation. “This is precisely what we’re trying to do in our…

Community Members Pay Respects to Late Chief Justice at Supreme Court

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)-  Citizens, colleagues and family members came out to honor former Chief Justice Ernest Finney who passed away Sunday, leaving behind a legacy as a pioneer. “He stood for the things this country was built on. Justice, freedom, and peace for all people. Especially African-American people who had such a hard time achieving those goals and he stood…