Julia Kauffman, WLTX

Julia Kauffman


Columbia, SC, United States

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Recent articles by Julia:

More money on the way to help families with child care

The South Carolina Department of Social Services is upping the amount of money they pay to daycares on behalf of families enrolled in their SC Voucher Program. → Read More

SC State Fair showcases traditional craftsmen

At the Heritage Village, fairgoers can see a blacksmith’s work up-close or learn about historic woodworking. → Read More

Historic Columbia hotel gets national recognition

In October, USA TODAY ranked the 10 best historic hotels in the country, and one in Columbia, South Carolina ranked fifth. → Read More

Toy stores seeing effects of supply chain issues

The Midlands of South Carolina have felt the effects of supply chain issues recently, and that includes local toy stores. → Read More

Lawsuit claims SC state lawmakers are delaying the redistricting process

The House Redistricting Committee hopes to have its first drafted maps released in November, but can't promise a set timeline. → Read More

Ring security cameras donated to domestic violence survivors

Ring has donated 1,000 cameras and $20,000 to the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. → Read More

Columbia organization restores WWII bomber plane

A rare bomber plane used to train army pilots during World War II sits right here in Columbia. → Read More

SC organization helps the homeless through photography

The Through Our Eyes Project raises awareness and money for people experiencing homelessness by handing them the camera. → Read More

City of Columbia pushing to get employees vaccinated ahead of deadline

The City of Columbia is one of the first in South Carolina to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for employees. By November 1, they expect most employees to get the shot. → Read More

Columbia woman helping make space exploration more accessible for all

Paratrooper, Paralympic athlete, future astronaut? Columbia woman Centra Mazyck is helping make space exploration more accessible for people with disabilities. → Read More

Developments coming to the Five Points neighborhood

While Five Points is home to several vacant buildings, city leaders say big development projects for the neighborhood are coming soon. → Read More

USC alumnus creates local ride share service

Marquis Webb said he began driving his peers around town to make them feel safer following Samantha Josephson's death. → Read More

Savannah River Site settlement: Millions coming to SC, plutonium stays

Under the settlement, the federal government now has until 2037 to remove 34 tons of plutonium, a chemical used for nuclear weapon fuel, that is sitting on the site. → Read More

Redistricting: What is it and why do lawmakers need your help?

State lawmakers are tasked with redrawing district lines once every 10 years, which affects people's representation in the General Assembly and Congress. → Read More

South Carolina House Speaker vows to not allow votes on removing monuments

A ruling that has changed the Heritage Act may make removing historic monuments easier, but SC Speaker Jay Lucas says he refuses to let that happen. → Read More

'We're happy that he's gone': DJJ employee, lawmaker react to director's resignation

After months of complaints and meetings about issues at the SC Department of Juvenile Justice, DJJ director Freddie Pough has resigned. → Read More

SC organization connects children with mental health resources

The Federation of Families South Carolina strives to connect families with the resources they need to address mental health. → Read More

The Murdaugh family: A timeline of events

The prominent Lowcountry family has garnered national attention surrounding the murder of family members and other allegations. → Read More

Hospitals seeing high demand for specific COVID treatment

Monoclonal antibodies are in short supply nationwide and doctors in SC may soon have to adjust which patients get the treatment. → Read More

Nursing students get hands on experience thanks to high-tech dummies

The lab’s director, Dr. Crystal Murillo, says it helped students progress when they weren’t allowed in hospitals due to COVID-19. → Read More