Loren Thomas, WLTX

Loren Thomas


Columbia, SC, United States

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Recent articles by Loren:

AccelerateSC concludes work with 41 recommendations for around reopening the state

After a month and more than a dozen meetings, the AccelerateSC task force has come up with recommendations on reopening the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Tri-County Electric Cooperative talks bringing broadband to rural communities

On Wednesday afternoon Tri-County Electric spoke about their plan to get broadband to their customers around the Midlands, especially in the Lower Richland Area. → Read More

Bible Way Church hosts virtual town hall on reopening guidelines

Bible Way Church of Atlas Rd partnered with DHEC to discuss ways that churches around the Midlands could reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Faith leaders cautious about holding in-person services

The CDC has issued guidelines for faith organizations. However, some houses of worship are taking their time to return to in-person services. → Read More

AccelerateED task force talks recommendations for summer programs

The State Department of Education wants to make sure they can safely teach students over the summer and in the fall. → Read More

AccelerateSC outlines solutions and guidelines for reopening the state

Slowly but surely, businesses are opening their doors with new guidelines in place, thanks to the efforts of the AccelerateSC task force. → Read More

Maintaining your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic

The pandemic has turned from something new into an ongoing event. How do you cope with that? Well, there are tools available for people who need help. → Read More

'It was very scary and quite emotional': Sumter woman speaks out about surviving COVID-19

Dr. Bertha McCants hopes that by sharing her story, she can encourage people to continue to take the virus seriously. → Read More

AccelerateSC discusses testing, broadband and new website

The group, charged with coming up with ways to safely and quickly reopen the state, presented ideas to the governor on Tuesday. → Read More

Local restaurants speak about new outdoor dining experience

As guidelines relax, businesses are learning to create a new normal. Restaurants are now allowed to have outdoor seating, but there are some restrictions. → Read More

AccelerateSC Resources team meets to discuss financial impact

The Resources component of AccelerateSC was focused on dispersing federal dollars amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

AccelerateSC discusses protective measures for South Carolina's workforce

The Protective component of AccelerateSC works to determine the best protective measures for the workforce and public as the state reopens. → Read More

Accelerate SC looks for solutions for local government amid the pandemic

Solutions for local governments, education institutions and emergency services were all discussed during Monday's meeting. → Read More

Mental health counselors offer telehealth sessions during COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps people at home, licensed counselors want to make sure that you are taking care of your mental health. → Read More

Governor McMaster's AccelerateSC task force meets to talk re-opening

The AccelerateSC task force met for the first time to discuss economic revitalization for South Carolina amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Five headlines from Wednesday's education press conference

No word yet on how SC public schools will handle graduations → Read More

South Carolina schools closed for remainder of the year: What's next?

There's no word yet on how SC public schools will handle graduations. → Read More

City of Columbia helps businesses with 'Pandemic Resilient' economy

As Governor Henry McMaster reopens businesses around the state, the City of Columbia is working to make sure they are safe for citizens to visit. → Read More

Why you didn't receive $500 for your college-aged child

People ages 17-24 are not able to receive a stimulus payment if they were claimed on their parent's taxes and their parents won't be receiving an extra $500. → Read More

S.C. Dept. of Commerce releases 'Clarification' list for essential businesses

Businesses originally deemed nonessential, can ask the SC Dept. of Commerce for a clarification notice to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More