As temps rise, look before you lock

Though we’re not yet in the dead of summer and the heat that comes with it in Lexington County, warmer temperatures are certainly on the way. Even now with the high temps hitting the 80s, that makes conditions inside a parked car hot and unsafe. On an 80-degree day, a car can reach deadly levels […]

Sheriff Koon completes National Sheriffs’ Institute

Sheriff Jay Koon has completed the 114th session of the National Sheriffs’ Institute, a program designed to train sheriffs on the challenges facing law enforcement today. The five-day course is co-sponsored and funded by the National Institute of Corrections and the National Sheriffs’ Association. Koon and 26 other sheriffs attended the session in Aurora, Colorado […]

LCSD major elected to state jail administrator board

The major over the Lexington County Detention Center has been elected to the South Carolina Jail Administrators Association’s board of directors. Maj. Kevin Jones will serve as the second vice president of the SCJAA, an organization whose primary goal is to promote jail standards through training and fellowship. “We’re proud to have one of our […]

Man and woman charged in Christmastime armed robberies

A Gaston man and woman are facing multiple charges in connection with two robberies at Lexington County stores during the week of Christmas.   Jaren Meyers, 18, and Pearalisha Mills, 22, are charged with armed robbery, kidnapping, possessing a weapon during a violent crime and criminal conspiracy, according to arrest warrants. Investigators said the pair […]