Jacob Reynolds, WLTX

Jacob Reynolds


Columbia, SC, United States

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Past articles by Jacob:

South Carolina's hospitals, already hit by pandemic, brace for 2020 hurricanes

The South Carolina Hospital Association says hospitals are writing new plans to prepare for the brunt of the 2020 hurricane season → Read More

Former SCANA executive pleaded guilty to conspiracy over failed VC Summer nuclear project

Former SCANA and SCE&G executive Stephen Byrne pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. → Read More

Hospital use data not shared as S.C. hospitals switch to new federal reporting system

The South Carolina Hospital Association says the gap in reporting should end this week → Read More

COVID-19 drive thru testing continues in West Columbia this weekend

On Friday, the drive thru testing site in a church parking lot tested more than 360 people → Read More

Accelerate Ed recommendations suggest three models to return to school this fall

The models vary from full face-to-face return, and virtual learning → Read More

'We are not prepared for students to go back safely' Senator says, critical of Governor's announcement

Senator Nikki Setzler and the Palmetto State Teacher's Association are voicing concerns with the Governor's push to reopen schools with face-to-face instruction → Read More

South Carolina Hospital Association, Graham say July 4th was a 'disaster' for coronavirus containment

The South Carolina Hospital Association and Sen. Lindsey Graham are urging people to wear masks, warning the state could be overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases. → Read More

SC National Guard helping five testing sites a day, on average

The state's National Guard is helping facilitate testing as it keeps the hospital surge plan ready for implementation, if needed. → Read More

Myrtle Beach Mayor calls recent criticism 'unfair,' says 'We are just as safe as anywhere else'

The Mayor says visitors have a personal responsibility to follow public health guidelines. → Read More

SCDMV extensions end for IDs, registrations, and parking placards

The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles ended its coronavirus-related extensions for licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations and placards. → Read More

SCDEW tells House committee the unemployment benefit fund could go into debt by December

SCDEW said the unemployment trust fund may run out of money in December, leading to a loan from the federal government → Read More

Richland Co. needs 1,500 more poll worker volunteers before November's election

With the presidency on the ballot, Richland County says they need hundreds of more workers to avoid what happened in June primaries → Read More

As unemployment claims fall, issues with payment remain for some filers

SCDEW is asking people to call Wednesday through Saturday when phone lines aren't as busy. → Read More

Support to remove Tillman's statue grows, as debate over controversial monuments continues

A petition group has more than 100,000 signatures on various rename and removal measures, as lawmakers say Tillman could go → Read More

S.C. Senate authorizes CARES Act spending, including $500 million for unemployment fund

The $1.3 billion federal dollars would be used as Phase One of the state's coronavirus aid response, it now heads to the S.C. House for a vote → Read More

Group of S.C. GOP Senators unveil law enforcement reform proposal

The proposal would fully fund body cams, create baseline standards, and create a 'duty to intervene' → Read More

Columbia celebrates Juneteenth as calls increase to make it a national, state holiday

The holiday, which marks the day the last Southern slaves were freed in Texas, is gaining traction to become a nationwide recognized holiday → Read More

Former Gov. Haley spokesman says George Floyd, Emanuel 9 give 'clarity' to resolve racial issues

Rob Godfrey, Haley's former spokesman, says these moments both gave a 'sense of clarity' to reform the country's unresolved racial issues → Read More

Movement to rename Sims Hall gaining steam before Trustees' meeting Friday

Petition organizers and signers say it's time to remove Sims' name from the residence hall → Read More

Columbia LGBTQ activist calls recent Supreme Court decision 'bigger move' than marriage equality

The Supreme Court's recent 6-3 ruling applied discrimination protections to nation's LGBTQ workers → Read More