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Sumter residents each win thousands in lottery

COLUMBIA, S.C. (PRESS RELEASE) –  Two Sumter residents are richer following South Carolina Education Lottery wins. A local woman scratched off a $250,000 prize and a local man won $150,000 playing Powerball®. “I liked to have fainted,” said the quarter-of-a-million dollar winner. She told lottery officials she was with her father when she stopped for gas at the Spinx #269…

Buckle Up SC Launches Memorial Day Safety

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– It’s time to remind you to Buckle Up for safety. On Wednesday, the South Carolina Highway Patrol launched its annual “Buckle Up, South Carolina campaign.” The safety campaign reminds drivers that ‘buckling up’ is the law and it will be enforced. Troopers say Memorial Day typically starts the busy travel season and means more accidents on the…

Longtime Watchdog: “The people of South Carolina are tired of the repeated indictments.”

COLUMBIA, S.C.  (WOLO)- Representative Bobby Harrell, Representative Jim Merrill, Senator John Courson and now, Representative Rick Quinn. All of these lawmakers were accused of violating ethics while serving in the statehouse. Quinn is the latest legislator to be named in a statehouse probe conducted by Solicitor David Pascoe. Quinn stands accused on one count of  common law misconduct in office…

GOP Runoff for 5th District Too Close to Call

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The runoff election for the Republican GOP nomination to replace Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina’s 5th District was too close to call Tuesday night, with the slightest or margins separating the contenders. The difference in votes between former lawmaker Ralph Norman and state legislator Tommy Pope was less than 1 percent, meaning a recount is automatic….

Lawmaker Responds to Misconduct Charges

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Former House Majority Leader Rick Quinn says he’s done nothing wrong and will fight the misconduct charges against him. Quinn becomes the third South Carolina legislator since December suspended from office amid corruption allegations. House Speaker Jay Lucas suspended Quinn on Tuesday, as required by state law, following his indictment on two counts of misconduct in…

Solicitor: Rep. Richard Quinn indicted

COLUMBIA, S.C (WOLO/AP) – Solicitor David Pascoe announced Tuesday that longtime Republican lawmaker Rick Quinn was indicted Tuesday on two counts of misconduct. The two indictments are for one count of common law misconduct in office and one count of statutory misconduct in office. If convicted Quinn could face up to ten years in prison on the first offense and…