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Shaw AFB Airmen Arrested for Satanic Graffiti on Historic SC Church

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – Four active-duty personnel at Shaw Air Force Base have been arrested and accused of spraying satanic graffiti on a historic church Wedgefield. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office says they identified the four suspects Thursday (10/12) night with an arrest shortly after. Sheriff’s say the images they shared on social media helped them identify the group. PICS:…

Attorney for Suspended State Senator Asks Judge to Dismiss Misconduct Case

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – The attorney for a South Carolina Senator accused of pocketing more than $130k is asking a Judge to dismiss the indictments. State Senator John Courson has been suspended since March. He is accused of using campaign donations for personal expenses and misconduct in office. His attorney argues that Solicitor David Pascoe, the special prosecutor investigating corruption…

Lawmakers Call for Independent Study of Santee Cooper’s Value

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- The debate over what to do about the V.C. Summer nuclear failure continues as the retiring president of Santee Cooper sat before senators Wednesday. A big topic of discussion right now is what should happen to the company going forward. As a state entity, the General Assembly has the responsibility of selling Santee Cooper, but before they…

SC State Fair Draws Thousands on Opening Day

COLUMBIA, SC(WOLO)- Funnel cake, Ferris wheels and food are just some of the reasons to hit the state fair this week. The South Carolina State Fair welcomed 31,821 guests on opening day, Wednesday, Oct. 11, with a special $1 gate admission. Country artists Brothers Osborne entertained guests in the Pepsi Grandstand, while the fair kicked off the first of 12…

SC Attorney General Announces Victim Services Grants

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Groups that help crime victims across the state are getting a helping hand from the Attorney General’s office. Thursday Alan Wilson announced his office will distribute 38 million dollars in grants to victims’ advocacy groups. Wilson says these grants can make a real difference in the lives of those affected by violent crime. “These state and local…