COLUMBIA (AP) A former police chief of one of South Carolina’s largest cities faces a drug charge after authorities found a fugitive in his home. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says deputies found methamphetamine in former Columbia Police Chief Randy ...Read More »
Richland County has agreed to pay a former county administrator a $1 million settlement to protect the government and its councilmembers from wrongful termination lawsuits. Richland County Council voted 5-4 to the settlement after a 4-hour, closed-door session May 14, ...Read More »
COLUMBIA (AP) A woman has died following an accident at a construction site in South Carolina. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts tells media outlets 49-year-old Diane M. Smith of Lumberton, North Carolina, was working on a scissor lift at a ...Read More »
COLUMBIA (AP) The South Carolina Supreme Court is questioning how a county is spending transportation tax money. The court said March 7 the state revenue department did not have the authority to withhold payments to Richland County. But the justices also ...Read More »
A South Carolina law enforcement agency regularly featured on “Live PD” has chosen to use its newfound celebrity for more than luring Twitter followers. The Richland County Sheriff’s Department, a mainstay on the live’ish (there’s a short broadcast delay), late-night ...Read More »
The campaign between Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and the man hoping to unseat him, former South Carolina Law Enforcement Division agent James Flowers, is getting ugly. Not contentious; ugly. The two sparred recently, trading jabs and hooks about everything ...
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The Richland County School District offered Jeffery Kennedy $5,000 to settle his defamation claim against it, according to Kennedy’s attorney. A jury determined in October that it was worth a little more, awarding him $550,000, including $350,000 in punitive damages. ...Read More »