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S.C. Lawmakers React to Alexandria, V.A. Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- Although a gunman shot at congressmen in Alexandria, Virginia the effects of the shooting are resonating here at home in South Carolina. Congressman Jeff Duncan says he is shaken up after he believes he spoke to the gunman just moments before he opened fire on his colleagues. “The world changed a little bit for us as members,”…

New Data Suggests Welfare for S.C. Children is Improving

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- Children’s Trust of South Carolina is the Kids Count grant recipient in our state. The organization announced it has reached a new benchmark Tuesday. “This is the 28th year of the kids count project and I am happy to share that we in South Carolina rank at 39th in the nation in overall child well-being. Outranking Georgia…

Experts Recommend Vaccination to Protect Pups Against Dog Flu

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Canine Influenza has officially arrived in South Carolina, and some veterinarians are recommending getting your dog vaccinated against it as a precaution. Vets at Pawmetto Lifeline, in the Harbison area of Columbia, say it’s not a matter of if your dog comes in contact with the virus, but when. Dr. Janice Hodge says canine influenza is…

Tax Free Weekend Dates Released in SC

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Get ready to save on those back to school supplies. The South Carolina Department of Revenue has announced the 2017 Sales Tax Holiday dates. The tax free weekend will be held Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6. Shoppers will be able to purchase items such as book bags and clothes tax free.

Dozens Charged in Alleged SC Prison Meth Ring

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Nearly three dozen people across South Carolina have been indicted as part of a methamphetamine ring operating within the state’s prisons. Attorney General Alan Wilson said Tuesday that the state grand jury has handed down indictments against 34 people. The defendants include two inmates at maximum-security prisons in South Carolina. Wilson says inmates at prisons in…

State Superintendent Responds to Governor’s Vetoes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman responded shortly after Governor Henry McMaster issued 41 vetoes to the state budget Monday. The vetoes totaled to over $56 million dollars. Over 20 million of those dollars were designated to go to the lottery to fund new school buses. Spearman said partially in a statement: “By vetoing funding for the purchase of…

Trump welcomes college football champion Clemson Tigers to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is honoring Clemson University’s NCAA champion football team, calling its victory a title “for the ages.” The Clemson Tigers won the national championship in January with a thrilling 35-31 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide. Trump says it was one of the greatest games he ever watched. He shook hands with star quarterback Deshaun…