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DHEC: Before You Head Back to School, Head to Doctor’s Office

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and here in the Palmetto State, next week, August 14 through 21, is South Carolina Immunization Week. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is using the month to remind parents – who are getting their kids ready to head back to school – to make sure their little ones are up-to-date on…

Environmentalist Reacts to Attorney General’s $100 Million Lawsuit Against U.S. Dept. of Energy

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- Attorney General Alan Wilson is bringing about a major lawsuit against the federal Department of Energy. “Under federal law, for every day in 2017 they don’t remove the Plutonium at Savannah River Site, they have to pay South Carolina one million dollars the first 100 days that the obligation is not met. That 100 days has come…

SCDP Calls on AG to Resign

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO, AP, Post and Courier)– The state Democratic party is calling on Attorney General Alan Wilson to resign. In a statement issued Monday Vice Chairman Anthony Thompson cited a Post and Courier Report that Wilson tried to have Prosecutor David Pascoe removed from an investigation into state house corruption. According to the report, Wilson e-mailed political consultant Richard…

Many Schools Around S.C. Will Be Closed During the Total Solar Eclipse

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- People of all ages will witness the total eclipse in just two weeks. One group that will noticeably be able to take part in the festivities are school age children as many of the schools in the Palmetto State are choosing not to have classes on August 21st. Back in February, members of the House and Senate passed…

Urgent Call for Blood Donations Issued

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The American Red Cross is calling on you to give blood in these final weeks of summer – in a season where donations are always low. In August, the Red Cross says its regular donors might delay because of last-minute vacations or the back-to-school rush, but its imperative to keep blood bank levels steady to meet…

Inmate Held on Drug Charges Escapes South Carolina Jail

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (AP)- Authorities say an inmate being held after a drug bust has escaped from a South Carolina jail. Multiple news outlets report that 28-year-old Cyril Kendrell Lowery escaped from the Marlboro County Detention Center early Sunday morning. Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Trevor Murphy says Lowery had been arrested Friday in connection with a drug bust at a…

International Fugitive Captured in Fairfield County

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC (WOLO)- Hainsley DaCosta Browne AKA, “Barbados” has been nabbed by a joint law enforcement effort in Fairfield County. Browne fled Barbados to escape the Diplomatic Security Service and the Royal Barbados Police Force for operating an identity fraud phone scam ring. Browne allegedly would call elderly individuals and have them pay him money by convincing them he…

Total Solar Eclipse Countdown

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– The countdown is on for the Total Solar Eclipse August 21. The Midlands will be at the epicenter of the event. On the date, the moon will completely cover the sun, leaving the entire State in complete darkness for more than 2 minutes. The best seat in the house is in Columbia where the center line of…