Richland County Sheriff’s Department has been hosting luncheon for 25 years By W. Thomas Smith Jr.Photographs by Joye King SHERIFF LEON LOTT AND THE RICHLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT (RCSD) hosted the department’s 25 th annual retirees’ luncheon at RCSD’s Denny Terrace training headquarters substation – the cafeteria-auditorium of the formerContinue Reading

A female was shot and injured at Frankie’s Fun Park on Monday, March 13 according to the Columbia Police Department. The shooting happened around 9:15 pm with the victim being struck in the lower body. The suspect left on foot after the incident. Investigators are reviewing video surveillance and questioningContinue Reading

A Lexington man is accused of running his car into a home where three children were visiting. Jeffrey O’Neal Yasmine, 39, is charged with attempted murder, domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, malicious injury to personal property >$2,000, failure to stop for blue lights and three counts ofContinue Reading

A Columbia woman is accused of taping a Seven Oaks Elementary School 4K student to a classroom chair. Olivia Michelle Murray, 25, is charged with cruelty to children, according to an arrest warrant. “Based on our investigation, Murray, who works as teacher’s aide, used duct tape to tape the student’sContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Irmo Town Council Tuesday adjusted the starting salary for police officers from $40,000 to $44,000 in a continued effort to encourage retention and provide strong support for the department. “Retention is difficult,” said Councilman Bill Danielson “This is important stuff. We are doing a good job.”Continue Reading

A Strong Armed Robbery (no weapons involved) occurred at the Smoothie King located at 945 Lake Murray Blvd. in Irmo. A person was seen entering the business around 8:30 pm on Monday evening, who then shoved an employee and took money from the register. The person fled from the scene.Continue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Corporal Kenny Fitzsimmons, Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD), was awarded the Sheriff’s Award for Excellence for saving the life of a man about to take his own life in January. The distraught man, 26-year-old Daniel Kenny, was sitting on the edge of a bridge overpassContinue Reading

A GoFundMe account has been established for the 26-year-old mother and wife who was shot and killed in a Kroger parking lot after an argument with a stranger on Valentine’s Day. Alexandria Borys was shot in the back of the head by 23-year-old Christina Harrison. Harrison has been booked intoContinue Reading

Chief Dale announces the arrest of Christina Harrison, 23 of Columbia, SC in connection with a murder on February 14, 2023, at 7467 Saint Andrews Road.  Harrison turned herself into the Irmo Police Department around 5:30 pm.  Irmo Officers responded to a shooting incident in the Kroger Shopping Center atContinue Reading