Neighborhood Watch

Unfortunately, no part of Lexington County is immune to crime. But when it comes to keeping your family and your neighborhood safe, there are steps you can take to help us fulfill our mission to improve the quality of life for all people in Lexington County. •    Know where your children are. Have your children […]

Deputies, civilians and volunteers honored

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation has honored eight Lexington County Sheriff’s Department employees and three individuals who volunteer their time to work with the department. “We’re grateful for the support and resources the foundation provides to assist us in fulfilling our mission of serving and protecting the people of Lexington County,” Sheriff Jay Koon said. […]

Lexington County a bright spot in domestic violence cases

South Carolina recently made some positive changes to the state’s domestic violence laws. Our state is perennially among the highest in the United States in domestic violence incidents per capita. Under the previous law, sentencing was based on a number of past domestic violence incidents. Under the new law, the severity of an incident determines the […]

Be on guard against tax fraud

Tax season is here, and that means tax scam season is also here. Tax refund fraud and scams are expected to exceed 21 billion in 2016. That’s up from 6.5 billion just two years ago, according to the Internal Revenue Service. In an effort to reduce the number of fraudulent returns filed, the IRS warns […]