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SC grand jury indicts 34 accused in 2-state drug ring

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina’s attorney general said an investigation into a drug ring operating in South Carolina and Georgia resulted in 124 criminal charges against 34 people. Attorney General Alan Wilson said a joint investigation in the Upstate called “Los Banditos” alleges much of the drug trafficking...
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South Carolina ranked 4th in Great Resignation

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - South Carolina is now the fourth highest ranked for people quitting their jobs. A new study by WalletHub examined statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for 2022. The top 5 states in the study and their rates of quitting for April were:. Alaska 3.90%

Why does my water taste and smell weird in Columbia?

COLUMBIA, S.C. — If you've noticed an earthy smell or taste to your tap water in Columbia recently, it's still completely safe to drink, officials say. The City of Columbia Water and Sewer issued an alert to customers that get their water from the Columbia Canal Water Treatment plant addressing the odd taste and odor in their water. Columbia Water explains that the changes in taste and smell come from naturally occurring algae in Lake Murray that grow in warmer temperatures. This is why it often happens every summer. Although it can be a nuisance, the company says it is completely harmless and is still good for human consumption.

Richland Co. deputies searching for missing Columbia woman

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) is asking the public for help in finding a missing woman. RCSD said Alisa Wood was last seen on Cactus Drive on May 9, 2022. There is a concern for her wellbeing, she has medical conditions that require medication. RCSD said because she may have been without those medications for an extended period, she may be in danger.

Registration is now open for Columbia's summer camp program

Ages: 5-12 Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Park - 2300 Greene St. Location: The Columbia Tennis Center - 1635 Whaley St. The camp will focus on stroke production and techniques, drills, match competition and more. The camp will be held on the following dates from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

Coronavirus cases surge in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - — As the nation hits one million coronavirus deaths, South Carolina is seeing a surge in cases. Experts are expecting those numbers to rise as more and more people take vacations this summer. Still, many people are moving on. LOCAL FIRST | Timeline: The disappearance...

Fort Jackson to close gates Wednesday for emergency exercise

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Fort Jackson will be closing its gates on Wednesday for a joint emergency exercise. Fort Jackson soldiers, employees and visitors can expect long wait times to enter post. Fort Jackson officials say that traffic near the post may be affected. No specific time was given for...

SC Highway Patrol seeks vehicle, driver in Sumter hit-and-run

SUMTER, S.C. — The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) is asking for help in finding the car and driver involved in a hit-and-run in Sumter Saturday night. SCHP reports a vehicle thought to be a black 1994-1997 Honda Accord 4-door sedan was traveling south on Scales Road in Sumter around 10 p.m. when it struck a pedestrian.

A.C. Flora golf team cruises to another state title

FOREST ACRES, S.C. — With Luke Sullivan setting the pace by finishing one stroke shy of posting the top individual total, the A.C. Flora golf team lapped the field in the Class AAAA state championship. The Falcons finished with a two-day total of 565, 40 shots better than second-place...

Summer-like heat builds in this week

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A warming trend is underway this week. Yesterday temperatures were in the middle 80s, but things will be heating up today. Record high temperatures are possible Thursday and Friday as highs climb into the upper 90s. A few stray storms could develop Thursday. There will be better rain chances over the weekend.

6-year-old identified in deadly drive-by shooting

ORANGEBURG, SC (WACH) — The Orangeburg County Coroner's Office has identified the six-year-old that was shot and killed Friday. According to the report, Winston Hunter was pronounced dead on the scene at Mclain Street in Orangeburg. Officials say an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.

Investigation underway after shooting in Sumter

SUMTER, S.C. (WOLO) – Sumter Police are investigating after a man was shot in the parking lot of a Broad Street business on Sunday morning. According to investigators, at around 5 a.m. the victim 29-years-old, Jaquavius Brown and his 24-year-old girlfriend were leaving IHOP when they were approached by an unknown man and woman. The man began to argue with Brown before pulling a gun and firing. Afterwards, both the man and woman drove away in a black Sedan.