Crime prevention important as holiday season begins

Many families are planning to take a last-minute trip before the busy holiday season, but their excitement to announce their plans might make their property a target for criminals. It might seem normal and harmless to tell your social media followers you’re planning to leave town, however those posts can often be seen by the […]

Driving abilities change as we age

Many family members or caregivers wonder what they should do if they think a loved one’s driving skills have diminished. And that’s the dilemma. Family members don’t know how to assess their loved one’s driving abilities. They dread approaching an older loved one to discuss whether he or she needs to modify his or her […]

Distracted driving can be deadly

We live in a world where people expect instant, real-time information 24 hours a day, and those expectations don’t stop just because someone gets behind the wheel.  Drivers still don’t realize – or choose to ignore – the danger they create when they take their eyes off the road, their hands off the wheel, and […]

Woman charged in her mother’s death

A Columbia woman has been charged with murder in the strangulation death of her mother. Daphaney Denise Smith, 37, strangled her mother to death at a home the two women shared with Smith’s grandmother on Emory Lane in the Columbia area of Lexington County, according to an arrest warrant. “Investigators believe Ms. Smith killed her […]