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 Leesville man is accused of trying to kill a man after an argument prompted a shooting early Sunday morning. Daryll Jamar Thompson, 58, is charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Based on the information detectives have confirmed duringContinue Reading

Nine recipients from five agencies were honored by church on Servant Leader Sunday By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) Sergeant Selena Williams and RCSD Corporal Kenneth Fitzsimmons received SERVANT LEADERSHIP AWARDs from Columbia’s Eastminster Presbyterian Church following a special awards luncheon, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, theContinue Reading

The Lexington Police Department is searching for Shaniya Nicole Anderson, age 13, as she is believed to be a runaway. Shaniya Anderson was last seen walking from Park North Apartments near Park Road at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 2023. She was wearing a black sweatshirt, black leggings, blueContinue Reading

Chief Terrence Green is giving an update to the early morning stabbing death investigation last month in the Victorian Lakes neighborhood, as the 11th Circuit Solicitor’s Office has reviewed this case and has ruled it as a justifiable homicide. On July 31, 2023, at approximately 3:22 a.m., officers were dispatchedContinue Reading

Family fan, great baseball action, and an exciting K-9 demonstration By W. Thomas Smith Jr.   The Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) and the Columbia Fireflies will host RCSD K-9 TEAM NIGHT at Columbia’s Segra Park, Wednesday August 30, beginning at 7:05 p.m. The event is part of the regularlyContinue Reading

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) has new boating regulations set to begin August 18. After that date, boaters born after July 1, 2007, will be required to pass an approved boater education course before operating boats, jet skis, or specialty prop-crafts powered by a 10 HP motorContinue Reading