Koon’s Watch I have to say: this year never played out how I imagined. 2020 has been one for the books, not really in the best way. But, we’ve come together as a community to support one another during a very difficult time — and that’s what really matters. FromContinue Reading

Two Lexington County residents wanted in connection to multiple property and weapons crimes have been arrested in middle Tennessee. Wilson County, Tennessee, deputies captured Joshua Nathaniel Nelson, 28, and Kayla Denelle Humphrey, 36, Thursday morning after an extensive search that started November 11. “Deputies with the Wilson County Sheriff’s OfficeContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch Firearm sales spiked this year. With more guns on the streets and in our homes, it’s important to remind residents and visitors about safe firearm practices. • Treat all guns as if they’re loaded, even if you think it is unloaded.• Keep your finger off the trigger andContinue Reading

The Seventh District Coast Guard Auxiliary honored a Lake Murray Coast Guard Auxiliary member for outstanding volunteer service in a ceremony on October 16, at Southshore Marina. Barbara Burchfield, Lake Murray Flotilla 12-3 member, was selected as the Seventh District Coast Guard Auxiliarist of the Year for 2019. She wasContinue Reading

Monica Pamella Swain, 28, was seen by deputies removing mail from mailboxes in a Columbia neighborhood. “During a routine patrol, deputies were flagged down by workers who witnessed a woman taking mail out of area mailboxes and putting it in her vehicle. When the vehicle was located, deputies saw SwainContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith, Jr. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott took to the air Tues. afternoon, Oct. 27, as pilots with the Richland County Sheriff’s Dept. (RCSD) Aviation Unit tested and demonstrated helicopter performance capabilities all the while conducting a routine patrol operation over Richland County. Sheriff Lott (pictured here)Continue Reading

Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the motorcyclist who died as a result of a collision that occurred at the intersection of Platt Springs Road and McLee Road in Red Bank at approximately 5:55 PM on October 23, 2020. According to Coroner Fisher, Mr. Galen Manapat, 73, of Lexington was pronouncedContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch Have you checked your medicine cabinets lately? You’ll probably find some unused or expired pills. Oct. 24 is the Drug Enforcement Administration’s next Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. This National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, whileContinue Reading

Lexington County officials recently conducted in-person court activity for guilty pleas inside the Mark H. Westbrook Judicial Center. Safety measures and courtroom guidelines included mandatory face masks for participants and social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Judge Walton J. McLeod IV presided over proceedings last week, which included multipleContinue Reading