Longtime sheriff pleads not guilty in bribery case

...accused of lining his pockets by doing favors for friends, pleaded not guilty to federal bribery charges on Tuesday.Lexington County Sheriff James Metts, 68, was released on $100,000 bond after a hearing in federal court in Columbia. A judge...

South Carolina sheriff denies bribe, fraud charges

COLUMBIA- South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff has pleaded not guilty to bribery and fraud charges. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts entered that plea Tuesday in federal court in Columbia. Metts was also allowed to post bond...

South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff latest in string to be charged, investigated

...Bill Nettles said Tuesday that the 68-year-old Lexington County Sheriff James Metts faces 10 charges of taking bribes...life to law enforcement and serving the citizens of Lexington County. He denies the allegations and looks forward to...

Husband, son charged in SC woman's death

...Tyndall said detectives are investigating the circumstances around how Susan Wilkes' body ended up buried at a home in Lexington County and more people may face charges.An autopsy has been ordered to determine how Susan Wilkes was killed.

Aiken County Sheriff's Office to raise money Thursday for Special Olympics

...through downtown Aiken, and arrive back at the Sheriff's Office before 9:30 a.m.A team of runners will then complete a 26-mile relay from the Sheriff's Office to the Batesburg-Leesville Police Department in Lexington County.

Across South Carolina

...trying to use police dogs to track him.A 51-YEAR-OLD MAN has died after he was overcome by a fire on his land in Lexington County. The coroner's office said firefighters found Stephen Brewer's body Saturday. Authorities say Brewer and his...

South Carolina unemployment fell to 5.5 percent in March

...County had South Carolina's highest jobless figure last month, at 10.4 percent. Unemployment was lowest in Lexington County, at 4.2 percent.Nationally, the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent in March. The U.S. Labor...

SC election ballot set as filing deadline passes

...who has previously run against Wilson as a Libertarian. The Democratic primary in the district pits Phil Black of Lexington County, who has previously run as a Republican against Wilson, against Ed Greenleaf II of Columbia.Jim Clyburn, the...

SC pupil left on bus 6 hours

PELION, S.C. - Lexington County officials are investigating after it appears an elementary school student was left on a school bus for six hours. Lexington District...

South Carolina jobless rate falls for 8th straight month, dipping to 6.4 percent in January

...January. Marion County had the state's highest unemployment, at 13.6 percent. Jobless rates were lowest in Lexington County, at 5.1 percent.Unemployment rates fell in 43 U.S. states in January as more Americans began looking for work...