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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…

James Smith to Formally Announce Run for Governor

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Tuesday Democratic candidate for Governor James Smith will formally announce his run for governor. The event will be held at 701 Whaley in downtown Columbia. The State Representative announced on social media last Thursday he was putting his name in the race. One other Democrat, Phil Noble, a Charleston businessman, has announced his candidacy. Governor Henry McMaster, Catherine…

President Donald Trump to Visit SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–President Donald trump will be in South Carolina on Monday. Trump is headed to the Palmetto State to help lend his support to Governor Henry McMaster’s 2018 campaign. McMaster was one of the President’s first supporters. McMaster’s campaign for Governor says the President will attend a 250 dollar-a-person fundraiser and reception at 6:30pm at a Greenville Hotel.