Saturday, March 16, 2013
As many as six jail officers have now been suspended.
The investigation into the beating of a homeless man at the Alvin Glenn Detention Center in Richland County continues to grow. According to an article in The State, six jail officers are now suspended and facing termination following the arrest of a homeless man Feb. 7 on USC's campus. The man was hospitalized four days later. The Richland County Sheriff's Department, which does not manage the jail, continues to investigate the incident. Read the full article in The State.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Nine people are charged with gambling, and face up to 30 days in jail and fines.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to include photos and names of clients. Richland County Sheriff's deputies arrested nine people they say were clients of Brett Parker, an Irmo man charged with the murders of his wife and partner in a Midlands-area sports bookie operation, several media outlets report. The men have been or will be charged with gambling. Those charged face up to 30 days in jail and fines, the sheriff's department said. More arrests are expected to to be made Friday and over the weekend, The State reports. The names of those arrested include: Want to keep up with local Irmo news? Sign up for our free newsletter. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook. While investigating the deaths of Parker's wife, Tammy …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Some of the new recyclable items inlude milk cartons, plastic trays and pizza boxes.
Richland County residents can now recycle more items in their curbside bins. The Solid Waste and Recycling Department is now accepting: Make sure all items are rinsed and free of food. Do NOT put these items in your bin:
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Brett Parker, an Irmo resident charged with the murder of his wife and friend, is one of three meen indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of conduct of an illegal gambling business.
Three Lexington County men — one of whom is charged with the murders of his wife and friend — were indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on one count of conduct of an illegal gambling business. Brett Davis Parker, 42, of Irmo, his father, Jack Winfred Parker, 71, of Chapin, and Douglas E. Taylor, 60, of Leesville were all charged and face a maximum penalty of five years in prison. Brett Parker was charged last year with the murders of his wife, Tammy Parker, and friend, Bryan Capnerhurst at the Parker's home in Ascot Estate on April 13. In July, a judge denied bond for Brett Parker who is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. Prosecutors said Parker killed his wife to collect more than $1 million in insurance money to …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
There were no injuries reported.
During heavy wind Wednesday afternoon, a tree fell on Nathaniel Wright's car on Colonial Drive and Ashley Street, WOLO reports. Read the full story here. Wright was not injured. Winds reached up to 30 mph Wednesday afternoon. Read more storm coverage here.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Rural areas keeping pace with larger metro area in Upstate, Midlands and Lowcountry.
Since being sworn in as governor in January 2011, Nikki Haley has made no bones about the fact that her number one priority has been getting people in the Palmetto State back to work. Halfway into her first term, now might be a good time to check how she is doing. Right off the top, it must be pointed out that the state’s unemployment rate was 10.3 percent when she took over, and as of December 2012 it was 8.4. That’s significant improvement, but it still means that 1 in 12 people are looking for work. The latter figure, 8.4, seems almost certain to come down. Recent announcements in the Midlands and the Lowcountry will bring more than 700 jobs to the state. ***How has your county fared? Click the map above to see.*** One of the biggest …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Richland County's 11-member council unanimously voted to approve hiring Tony McDonald as the county's administrator.
Tony McDonald will serve as Richland County's administrator after an unanimous vote by council members Tuesday. McDonald has been serving as the interim county administrator. He was also the administrator assistant. The position is being filled after Milton Pope resigned from the position when his contract ended in June. McDonald, 52, has worked for Richland County government for 27 years, starting as a research analyst, according to a release. McDonald said in a release that he is filled with "immense gratitude for the confidence and trust that the council members have afforded him as well as for their unanimous vote."
Monday, December 3, 2012
Watch for workers and slow zones in these areas this week.
The Department of Public Safety issues a list of areas where road construction is ongoing in Richland and Lexington Counties each week. For the week of Dec. 3, the following areas will be affected:
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The meeting is at 4 p.m. in the fourth floor conference room at 2020 Hampton Street.
There are only a few items on the agenda for the special called meeting of the Richland County Election Commission today. However, one of those items is to discuss the Attorney General's opinion about the authority of the board to terminate the director. Patch will be providing updates throughout the meeting. The agenda follows: Keep up with all of Patch's coverage of South Carolina politics by following us on FacebookHERE and Twitter HERE.