Crime & Courts

Richland deputy fired, arrested

A Richland County sheriff’s deputy has been fired for after being accused of making a threatening phone call to his estranged spouse.

Anthony Ard, 44, also was arrested for on charges of making the alleged call last week, the Sheriff’s Department reported. He had been a deputy since January 2009.

Ard was in the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing.

- Noelle Phillips

Investigation into death continuing

An investigation into the death of homebound West Columbia resident Harriett Tidwell, 60, who officials said died of neglect earlier this month, is continuing.

“Our office, the coroner’s office and the solicitor’s office are viewing a large number of documents connected to that case,” said a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Monday. “Until we finish the document review, there’s not going to be anything new to report.”

Last week, sheriff’s deputies charged Tidwell’s husband and adult daughter — Robert Tidwell, 61, and Roberta Tidwell, 33 — with abusing or neglecting a vulnerable adult who later died as a result of that neglect or abuse.

- John Monk

Carol Sing set for Wednesday

If it’s December, it must be time for the annual Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Carol Sing.

The half-hour lunchtime program, set for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday 12/15, is a favorite of church members and downtown workers who take a break from the workday to sing some familiar songs of Christmas.

This year, the Carol Sing is back inside the historic sanctuary, so those attending can see the results of the three-year, $7 million restoration of the building at 1100 Sumter St. Lunch is also available in the church’s Satterlee Hall at noon and 1 p.m.

- Carolyn Click