By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Near 91-year-old Jim Hamilton, a commissioner emeritus of the S.C. Aeronautics Commission and a S.C. Aviation Hall of Fame inductee, exchanged coins and reminisced about days gone by with longtime friend Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott at Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) headquarters, December 13.Continue Reading

Lexington County deputies have arrested a man following a shooting Tuesday night in the Amazon Fulfillment Center parking lot in West Columbia. Jonathan Harden Alique Walker, 20, is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. “Walker and the shooting victim,Continue Reading

Two men are accused of stealing a trailer from a neighbor’s home in Lexington County. Jason Wilson, a 41-year-old Lexington resident, was charged with grand larceny and Maynard Bartlett, a 37-year-old Columbia resident, was charged with grand larceny and receiving stolen goods, according to arrest warrants. “After receiving a callContinue Reading

Four South Carolina men have been charged in a shooting on a Lexington County road last month that left a person dead. Thirty-three-year-old Shane Andrzejewski of Lexington, 28-year-old Joshua Allen Dutton of Columbia, 38-year-old Casey Thomas Goodson of Chapin and 34-year-old William Douglas McGathen Simpson of Edgefield are each chargedContinue Reading

Lexington County narcotics agents arrested a Lexington man last month accused of trafficking meth and cocaine, and distributing fentanyl. Nehemiah Jimmy Mayes, 28, is charged with two meth trafficking offenses, trafficking cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession with intent to distribute a Schedule II narcotic, whichContinue Reading