Record-setting Sheriff’s Department welcomes holiday shoppers in northeast Columbia By W. Thomas Smith Jr. FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) – primarily RCSD’s command staff and members of RCSD’s Community Action Team – were outContinue Reading

Lt. Jonathan Brock, serving as the assistant commander for the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s west patrol region, has successfully graduated from the prestigious FBI’s National Academy located in Quantico, Virginia. Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon expressed his appreciation for Lt. Brock’s accomplishment, highlighting the positive impact it will have onContinue Reading

Lexington County deputies have filed charges against a Leesville man in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred earlier this month. Jesse Lou Gregory, 34, faces multiple charges, including murder, grand larceny, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and circumventing an electronic monitoring device, as indicated by theContinue Reading

FBI Director Christopher Wray visited the FBI’s Columbia Field Office to celebrate the official opening of the new facility in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Wray, joined by federal, state, and local partners, highlighted recent successes of criminal investigations by the field office and reaffirmed the Bureau’s commitment to the people ofContinue Reading

Lexington County deputies have arrested a 19-year-old from Blythewood accused of firing shots that injured a man in a restaurant parking lot last summer. Trennis Lakeith Sumpter Jr. is charged with attempted murder, criminal conspiracy and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Detectives haveContinue Reading

A water storage tank in Lexington, South Carolina was among the top 12 finalists selected during the 2023 Tank of the Year competition sponsored by Tnemec Company, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance coatings. The tank will also appear in Tnemec’s annual water tank calendar alongside the other top finalists.Continue Reading

During Fire Prevention Week (October 8 – 14), the American Red Cross reminds families and the community that cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the United States. The Red Cross team is issuing a few important safety steps to follow to help protect families from common –Continue Reading

The Town of Chapin will hold it’s annual Fall Night Out at the Town Hall complex on Thursday, October 26 from 6 pm until 8 pm. According to the town’s newsletter, there will be officers of the Chapin Police Department, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Department and moreContinue Reading