A Lexington man is accused of having weapons on school property after guns were found January 7 in a bag at Lexington High. Brent Wilson Skinner, 48, is charged with carrying weapons on school grounds, according to an arrest warrant. “Based on the information we gathered Tuesday, Skinner was exercising around theContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith, Jr. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) Victims Services Unit received 13 handmade children’s quilts from the Julie Vanderpool Quilters of Northeast Presbyterian Church, at RCSD headquarters, December 18. The quilts will be provided to children who are placed in emergency protective custody. “This is anotherContinue Reading

A second man has been arrested in connection with a shooting incident at a Columbia apartment that left three men dead. Jeremy Savoy Cornish, 38, is charged with three counts of murder and one count of first degree burglary, according to arrest warrants. Justin Tyler Ellaree Hopkins, 21, was taken intoContinue Reading

By Mike DuBose Unexpected severe weather can wreak havoc on homes, businesses, cars, and lives. We saw this firsthand a few years back when arctic blasts struck South Carolina’s Midlands with freezing temperatures, ice, sleet, strong winds, and snow. More than 30,000 homes were without power for 5+ days, andContinue Reading

Have you ever been trapped under a sedan with no way to cry out or free yourself? I am truly sorry if you have, but you probably have not. The notion of being completely powerless and helpless is terrifying. Fortunately, we rarely find ourselves in situations that could likely resultContinue Reading

South Carolina’s Fraternal Order of the Police will hold a memorial service November 8 at 6 pm at the Law Enforcement Monument on the State House grounds near the Assembly Street side. The service celebrates and honors the lives of fallen officers from across the state.  This year the lives ofContinue Reading

The second Lexington Police Department Foundation Golf Tournament will be held at the Golden Hills Golf & Country Club September 16. As the golf tournament approaches, four player team entries are being accepted and the Lexington Police Department is seeking out local corporate sponsorships. Monetary donations are welcome and thereContinue Reading