Staff from Richland County’s EMS team recently were recognized for saving the life of a 17-year-old. EMS staff performed CPR when the teenager went into cardiac arrest.  Cpl. Theresa Douglass, EMT Nathan Miller, Lt. Andrew Fowler and two firefighters from the Columbia-Richland Fire Department were presented with the Phoenix AwardContinue Reading

Lexington County narcotics agents have arrested a woman and a man accused of trying to get drugs and contraband to the woman’s son and another inmate inside the Lexington County Detention Center. Cassandra Shanklin, 48, and Hunter James Warren, 23, are charged with the furnishing or possessing contraband in aContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. United States Senator Tim Scott, ranking member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, praised Project H.O.P.E., a program of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD), as a model for elderly outreach and assistance which might be implemented by other agencies, nationwide. Scott’s remarksContinue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Nearly 20 patrol deputies, investigators, and supervisory officers were promoted at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD), including one – Lt. Col. Kelvin Ashe – who made history this week. Among those achieving the next higher rank in RCSD’s various divisions and regions were DeputyContinue Reading

Linda Monette, 25, in Lexington County was sentenced last week after a jury trial last week. Monette was convicted of Murder and sentenced to 40 years in prison for her role in the home invasion plot which killed Mason Hanahan, age 8. Mason Hanahan was an Oak Grove Elementary 2nd graderContinue Reading

Chief Terrence Green would like the community to know that officers of the Lexington Police Department will be working on an enforcement campaign within the Lexington County School District One school zones in the Town of Lexington over the next three weeks. Patrol Division and Traffic Safety Unit officers willContinue Reading

The FBI and the State Law Enforcement Division have joined Lexington County deputies to assist in the ongoing search for a girl reported missing more than 35 years ago. Members of an FBI unit specializing in child abductions arrived in Lexington Monday to work alongside deputies and SLED agents inContinue Reading