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Gov. McMaster Calls on SCANA to Cease Collections

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–Governor Henry McMaster is calling on SCANA to give rate-payers a refund in the wake of the abandonment of construction on two nuclear reactors at the VC Summer nuclear facility. In a letter to the company, Governor McMaster writes that the company should immediately cease its collection of approximately $37 million per month. McMaster adds it is unreasonable…

Rep. Joe Wilson Greets E.U. Ambassador

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Congressman Joe Wilson is welcoming the European Union Ambassador to the U.S., to South Carolina Thursday. Thursday afternoon Wilson will meet with David O’ Sullivan to participate in a business roundtable at the Chamber of Commerce on the 11th floor. The two will later visit a midlands business and tour the Port of Charleston.

New Indictments in Statehouse Corruption Probe

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Wednesday afternoon Solicitor David Pascoe announced new indictments against a political consultant, two suspended lawmakers, two former state representatives as part of the investigation into corruption inside the Statehouse. Solicitor Pascoe announced the following indictments: Richard Quinn Sr., President of Richard Quinn and associates is accused of Criminal Conspiracy and Failure to Register as a Lobbyist. Suspended…

Fair Visitors Share Favorite State Fair Childhood Memories

  Columbia, SC (WOLO)– Wednesday, Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant unveiled a new and improved website for senior services and caregivers in a very fitting way, on Senior Day at the State Fair.¬†For those who attended the ribbon cutting for GetCareSC.com, said being at the fair reminded them of all the fun state fair visits they had when they were kids….

Midlands School First To Implement “Project Read”, SC Superintendent Visits

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- A program that is changing the way children learn to read and write is being is being implemented in the Midlands. It’s called Project Read. The curriculum is organized into three strands: phonics, reading comprehension and written expression. Brennen Elementary School Teacher JP Shorter uses the Project Read format to teach. “Honestly before taking this training I…

President Declares Disaster for SC after Hurricane Irma

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–¬†President Donald Trump has declared disaster for the State of South Carolina, and ordered federal aid to supplement recovery efforts in 16 counties affected by Hurricane Irma. FEMA funds are available to reimburse local governments and state agencies, some non-profits and electric co-ops, but not individual residents, according to the disaster declaration. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster formally…