After two high-speed chases in Blythewood neighborhoods, one ends with an arrest

BLYTHEWOOD – Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, Richland County Sheriff’s deputies spotted a man in a vehicle who they recognized as Shaheim Jackson, a person wanted on two counts of attempted murder in connection with a shooting on Sept. 10, near the Spinx gas station located at 101 Lee Road. When deputies attempted to stop the […]

Fairfield names new Detention Center Director

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Detention Center (FCDC) Captain Harriet Squirewell has been named as the new director of the Center. Squirewell had been serving as the interim director following the sudden and controversial departure of former Director Teresa Lawson on July 14. Lawson submitted her resignation letter to County Administrator Malik Whitaker after it was […]

Superheroes flood Doko Park for 5K fundraiser

Two in custody after a vehicle pursuit, brief standoff in Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, Richland County Sheriff’s deputies spotted a passenger in a vehicle who they recognized as the person wanted on two counts of attempted murder in connection with a shooting on Sept. 10, near the Spinx gas station located at 101 Lee Road. When deputies attempted to stop the vehicle in […]

Underwood asks to skip jail while appealing

CHESTER – Former Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood has filed a motion for release pending appeal that would allow him to stay out of prison on bond while he works to appeal his conviction and sentence. He was found guilty on seven federal counts last year and was sentenced to 46 months in prison this […]

Blythewood vape store burglarized last week

BLYTHEWOOD – An early morning burglary at Blythewood’s Tobacco and Vape shop is being investigated by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. The burglary occurred at about 1:30 a.m., Aug. 28, according to the incident report.  Sheriff’s deputies responding to an alarm found the back door broken into. Inside, merchandise was scattered across the floor. The […]

Ridgeway man arrested for child sexual exploitation

COLUMBIA – On Wednesday, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Brian Duncan Welsh, 36, of Ridgeway, on two charges connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.  Welsh was arrested on August 31, 2022 and charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree (§16-15-405), a felony offense […]

Guest Editorial: 9/11 By the Numbers

The attack took place on a clear morning in New York City. The temperature was 68 degrees in Central Park and 72 at LaGuardia International Airport around the time of the first crash into the World Trade Center. The first plane, American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 from Boston to Los Angeles, struck the […]

Employment: Fairfield County Council on Aging

Part-time Van Driver: Fairfield County Council on Aging is hiring a part-time van driver/delivery driver. Hours are 10:00-2:00 Monday through Friday. Must have valid SC driver’s license and clean driving record. Applicant must be able to lift 40 pounds without restrictions and have a positive work ethic. Applications are being accepted online at fairfieldcoa.org or […]

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