John Bradley, Flotilla Commander, Coast Guard Auxiliary Lake Murray, holds a membership growth certificate presented to him July 13, at Coast Guard Station Charleston. The award recognizes Bradley’s contributions to the growth of Auxiliary membership. It was presented by Commodore Gary Barth (left), on behalf of the Seventh Coast GuardContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. In January of 2018, the Richland County Sheriff’s Deptartment (RCSD) became the first sheriff’s office, nationwide, to add the words PEACE OFFICER to several of its marked patrol vehicles, ultimately its entire fleet of more than 600 marked vehicles. RCSD was selected along with theContinue Reading

Lexington County narcotics agents have arrested six people on drug charges after tracking two wanted subjects to a home in Lexington. Deputies responded to the 100 block of Browning Court July 12 after receiving tips about a woman wanted for a parole violation and a man wanted on a familyContinue Reading

An assistant principal at Chapin High School is being accused of trying to break into a car on the school’s campus on two different occasions. Richard West Hiller Jr., 44, is charged with two counts of larceny from a motor vehicle, according to arrest warrants. “Detectives have determined Hiller unlawfullyContinue Reading

Lake Murray Elementary principal Kelly Reese vividly remembers her time in the fifth grade and the positive impact a Drug Awareness and Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) officer had on her. “I have no idea what office he worked for, but I remember how fun his lessons were,” Reese said.  “We didn’tContinue Reading

A Lexington County deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave after South Carolina state troopers charged him with driving under the influence. Troopers said they transported Robert Scott Smith, who was off duty when he was arrested, to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center Friday night after he failedContinue Reading

Lexington County deputies have charged a man they said recruited and enticed a woman to perform sexual acts with other men for money. Gino Smith, 43, is charged with trafficking in persons, according to an arrest warrant. “Based on interviews detectives conducted during this case, Smith used force and fraudContinue Reading

Captain Jenn Burns, commander of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s west patrol region, has been graduated from the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. “Jenn’s completion of this prestigious national program will benefit both her professional development and the Sheriff’s Department,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “The training andContinue Reading

Lexington County deputies apprehended six teens Sunday morning after responding to a reported armed robbery near Rocky Point Recreation Area in Chapin. “The victims were waiting at the dock to load a boat when six teens approached them from the woods and attempted to hijack their vehicle,” Lexington County SheriffContinue Reading