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Happening Now: Employ SC

Thousands impacted by the abrupt shut down of two nuclear reactor projects at VC Summer have a chance to find employment. Employ SC put in place by Governor Henry McMaster is happening now through Wednesday this week.

SC Governor Urges Prayers For Virginia After Rally Violence

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina’s governor is drawing comparisons between the Charleston church massacre and violent protests surrounding a white nationalist rally in Virginia. McMaster said in a tweet Saturday South Carolina “showed (the) world her heart” in response to the 2015 shooting of nine people at Emanuel AME. He urged South Carolinians to pray for “our brothers and…

Man Killed After Boat Crashes Into Dock Identified

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WOLO)- The man killed after a boat crashed into a dock on Lake Murray Saturday morning has been identified. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher said Jimmy Gene Ayers, 57, of Lexington died at the scene from multiple traumatic injuries to the upper body that he sustained in the accident. According to Capt. Robert McCullough with S.C. Department of Natural…

Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Roadside Shooting in Lexington

LEXINGTON,SC (WOLO)– An Orangeburg man is charged with attempted murder for shooting at two people after crashing into their car. Lexington County deputies arrested Martel Dekarlos Gaddis, 34, Saturday morning and charged him with attempted murder. Deputies responded to a call of shots fired at the intersection of Kitti Wake Drive and Emanuel Church Road. Deputies say witnesses and evidence…

RCSD Looking For Armed Robbery Suspect

1/2Suspect Wanted Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2AR 03 Show Caption Hide Caption RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WOLO)- Richland County Deputies are looking for a man wanted for armed robbery at hotel on Friday. The incident happened just before 5:30 at Magnuson Hotel in Columbia. Deputies say the suspect parked his car at the location, and immediately jumped inside the victim’s car presenting…

Santee Cooper Cancels Rate Increases

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Santee Cooper customers will not see any rate increases any time soon. Friday morning the state-owned utility company announced it is canceling the increases that where scheduled to take effect in 2018 and 2019. The cancellation follows the company’s decision to back out of construction on two reactors at the VC Summer nuclear facility.

Cold Case: Family, Deputies Search for Answers 21 Years Later

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – In 1996, Olympia resident Jack L. Robinson was brutally killed at the Rosewood boat landing. As the 21st anniversary of his death nears, investigators have made little to no progress in the case. Here’s what they know for certain: the 65-year-old arrived at the boat landing in his car, around 6 p.m. August 17, and…

Coca-Cola Releasing Clemson Bottles

Atlanta, GA (WOLO)–Refreshing news for Clemson fans. Thursday Coca Cola announced glass bottles commemorating the Tigers 2017 national championship will be on store shelves next week. Coca-Cola began its tradition of commemorative bottles back in 1980.

700 New Jobs Coming to Richland County

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – A leading global provider of indoor comfort systems has announced plans to double its workforce at its operations in Richland County. Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is expanding. The business said it will invest $96 million and create 700 new jobs to keep up with growth. Currently, Trane has 600 employees in South Carolina….