By Thomas Grant Jr. For Chapin resident and retired nurse Heather Burkhart, seeing timely and efficient emergency service is a top priority. It all started in 2022 when she heard concerns expressed about the unavailability of a timely ambulance in her community to respond to calls for people with life-threateningContinue Reading

A wanted man died Wednesday afternoon after running away from Lexington County deputies. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has not publicly identified the man, pending notification of family members. “Work is already underway to confirm what happened in this situation and what caused the man’s death,” Lexington County Sheriff JayContinue Reading

A Columbia man is accused of trafficking fentanyl after his arrest Monday near Interstate 20. Jakob Regan Dator, 20, is charged with trafficking fentanyl, 28 grams or more, according to an arrest warrant. “Lexington County narcotics agents stopped Dator Monday on the I-20 on-ramp at Sunset Boulevard,” Lexington County SheriffContinue Reading