West Columbia man wanted on murder charge

Arrest warrants have been issued for a West Columbia man in connection to a fatal shooting last month. “Our detectives have determined Kevin Lawrence Pearson is a suspect in a Feb. 8 homicide on Princeton Road in West Columbia,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. Pearson, 25, should be considered armed and dangerous, according to […]

Put your phone away or get ready to pay

Admit it, you’ve probably seen someone texting while driving. It’s pretty easy to spot a distracted driver. You may even be guilty of distracted driving yourself. With so many people constantly tuned in to their smartphones, texting from behind the wheel is all too common, but it is also a killer on our roadways. Everyone […]

Crime prevention is key across the county

The rural parts of our county have their own unique crime problems such as theft of crops, timber, livestock and expensive farm equipment. Investing some time and money in crime prevention now can really pay off in the long run with better security around your property and less worry about crime and your family’s safety. […]

Community policing in the social media age

We have diverse communities across Lexington County. What’s important around Lake Murray might not concern residents in “the horse’s neck.” The top priorities of Batesburg-Leesville families can be quite different from those in Irmo. Make no mistake though, there are a number of things that unite us. One of those is our use of social […]