Colleton County

  Sheriff: Suspect dies from injuries after deputy fires in self defense

A suspect has died from injuries he sustained after a Colleton County deputy fired her gun at him in self defense, according to Sheriff R.A. Strickland.

Deputies: Man wanted for criminal sexual conduct with a minor

Man asked women to ‘stand on his stomach’ at Lowcountry Walmart, police say

  Cottageville Police officer says he was forced to make Nazi salute

  Sheriff’s dispatcher honored for saving a life on the way to work

Administrator at Walterboro nursing home with history of issues resigns

One dead after Colleton Co. crash Saturday

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Sheriff’s office investigating Colleton County fire station burglary

Deputies searching for man who failed to register as sex offender

Rescue crews carry Lowcountry hiker with broken leg half-mile to ambulance

  Walterboro police looking for shoplifting suspect

Deputies identify one of two suspects in high-speed chase

Colleton fire department to use grant to offer smoke detectors to underprivileged

  Low performing schools in Colleton County get extra funding to improve

Some schools in Colleton County are getting some extra funding to improve their classes. The school board said they’re getting over 400,000 dollars from the state to aid lower-performing schools.

  Sheriff’s office searching for men who swam through pond to elude deputies

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two men who crashed in a pond and swam through it to elude deputies.

Police warn of possible peeping Tom, ask residents to stay alert

Walterboro Police are investigating several reports about an unknown man peeking in windows during overnight hours.

Police release surveillance video in car break-ins

Walterboro Police are trying to identify three people in connection with several car break-ins.

Dog dies in Colleton Co. mobile home fire

Authorities capture ‘armed and dangerous’ man who fled cops in wooded area

Coroner identifies body found in Edisto River as missing Columbia man

Police: One shot at a Colleton Co. convenience store

  Judge denies bond for Colleton Co. man accused of setting wife on fire

  Walterboro Police searching for suspect identified in Orangeburg shoplifting

Colleton Co. had second highest overall fire damages in the Lowcountry following two devastating fires

Colleton County has the second lowest population in the Lowcountry, but in 2018 they had the second highest dollar amount of loss when considering damage from fires.

  Cottageville zoo recycling Christmas trees with goats

A zoo in Cottageville is offering people a unique way to recycle their old Christmas trees this year. Bee City Zoo is using unwanted Christmas trees to feed goats housed at the zoo.

Two children, three adults suffer traumatic injuries following head-on collision in Walterboro

Emergency officials say three adults and two children suffered traumatic injuries following a head-on collision in which the other driver fled from officers on foot following the crash.

South Carolina drivers can now cash in on gas tax

Attention South Carolina drivers! Did you save your gas receipts last year? Starting this year, you can claim a portion of that money you spent on gas on your income taxes.

  Colleton County School Board to discuss teacher, staff pay raise

The Colleton County School Board says they’re planning on finding ways to raise teacher and staff pay in next year’s budget.

  Parents concerned after learning students have to retake English class

Some parents are upset after they received a letter from Colleton County High School’s principal saying their students had to repeat their English 1 class.

Colleton County teacher accused of inappropriately touching another child

Investigators say a Colleton County teacher who was arrested on accusations that he inappropriately touched a minor victim has been charged again following allegations he touched another child inappropriately.

  FIRST ALERT: Flash flood watch issued for 5 Lowcountry counties

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for four Lowcountry counties as of noon on Thursday. A fifth county went under the watch at 1 p.m.

  Walterboro nursing home in crisis situation, could lose federal funding

A Walterboro nursing home has been determined to be in a crisis situation because is not in compliance with one or more requirements.

Rescheduled parades to celebrate spirit of Christmas this weekend

Christmas parades across the Lowcountry this weekend will help people celebrate the season.

  Colleton Co. crime suppression operation leads to recovery of stolen property, arrests

A crime suppression operation in Colleton County led to the recovery of stolen property as well as two arrests.

  Suspect charged in home invasion, theft of 96-year old Cottageville man’s wallet

A Walterboro man has been arrested for breaking into the home of a 96-year old Cottageville man and taking his wallet.

  Colleton County Fire Crews respond to mobile home fire

Fire crews responded to a house fire in the Smoaks community of Colleton County Saturday.The fire started occurred in the 23000 block of Low County Hwy, according to Colleton County Fire Chief Barry McCoy.

Wanted: Masked men rob Walterboro gas station, assault clerk

Officers with the Walterboro Police Department are looking for two suspects who robbed a Walterboro gas station and assaulted the clerk.

  Deputies: Ohio mom accused of abducting infant daughter arrested in Walterboro; child safe

Colleton County deputies say tips led them to a 6-month-old girl Saturday night who had been the focus of an Amber Alert issued in Ohio, and the arrest of the girl’s mother.

  Walterboro Police searching for man accused of two armed robberies

Investigators released surveillance video showing a man they are searching for in connection with a pair of armed robberies in the same week.

  Hours after polls close, final voter casts ballot at Johns Island precinct

Voters in some Lowcountry polling places have waited two hours or more to cast their votes while others had to use paper ballots because of voting machine problems.

  Deputies: 11-year-old boy dead after Colleton Co. shooting

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this young man. Please continue to pray for everyone involved,” Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland said.

One killed in Colleton Co. crash

A single-vehicle crash killed one person and sent a second to the hospital Saturday night.

  Community raises more than $70K for SC cancer survivor after social media outrage

A crowdfunding effort has raised more than $70,000 for a cancer survivor who said a store employee asked him to cover his face if he wanted to eat there.

Man charged in shooting over bag of potato chips, deputies say

Colleton County deputies arrested a man they say shot a teenage family member over a bag of potato chips.

Tractor trailer collision blocks one lane on I-95

A collision involving two tractor trailers has closed a northbound lane of I-95 in Colleton County.

  SCHP: One dead in Colleton Co. crash after running stop sign

One person is dead after a crash in Colleton County.

Authorities: Colleton Co. teen accidentally shot himself while cleaning gun

The teen was critically injured during the incident.

Single-vehicle crash kills 1 in Colleton County

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed one person Saturday night.

Troopers investigating fatal overnight crash in Colleton County

Troopers say one person died in a single-vehicle crash in Colleton County early Saturday morning.

Firefighters continuing to battle barn fire in Colleton County

Colleton County firefighters are continuing to work a barn fire that extended into nearby woods.

  Investigators seek info after someone sets fire to Walterboro home

Investigators are seeking information after someone set fire to a home in Walterboro.

Deputies investigating after motorist finds man shot to death

Authorities are investigating after a motorist found a man shot to death in Colleton County

  Crews rescue trapped man after truck crashes into downed tree in Walterboro

Crews have rescued a man who was trapped in a truck after he crashed into a downed tree in Walterboro.

  Colleton Co. deputies arrest suspect in Walterboro death

Colleton County deputies have named a suspect in a Thursday morning killing in Walterboro.

Former Walterboro police officer pleads guilty to evidence locker thefts

A former Walterboro police officer charged with pocketing cash from the department's evidence locker has pleaded guilty.

DHEC: One person in Colleton County potentially exposed to rabies by stray cat

One person has been potentially exposed to rabies by a stray cat in Colleton County.

Colleton Co. Coroner identifies man who was shot in head in Walterboro

The Colleton County coroner has identified the man who was shot in the head in Walterboro on July 15.

Police investigating after car found shot up near Walterboro apartment complex

Police are investigating after someone shot up a car near a Walterboro apartment complex and sent one person to the hospital.

  Sheriff's office: Attempted murder suspect in custody after taking hostage in Walterboro

Colleton County deputies say one man is in custody after he took a woman hostage and barricaded himself inside a home in a Walterboro neighborhood.

  SLED: Dispute over bill at Walterboro business led to confrontation, one person shot

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating a shooting in Walterboro that sent one person to the hospital Wednesday.

  Wanted: Video captures man stealing cigarettes at Walterboro convenience store

Police are searching for a man who was captured on video stealing packs and cartons of cigarettes from a convenience store in Walterboro.

Attempted murder suspect captured in Georgia transported back to Colleton Co.

The man who was wanted in Colleton County for attempted murder and captured in Georgia has been transported back to South Carolina.

Deputies: Woman wanted for using vehicle without permission

Colleton County deputies are asking for help in the search for a Round O woman.

Man sentenced in fatal shooting at Colleton County nightclub

A judge sentenced the man convicted in a fatal 2016 shooting at a nightclub in Round O to 40 years Wednesday, deputies say.

Deputies stop speeding car and find couple shot inside

Authorities are investigating after deputies stopped a speeding car and found two people shot inside.

  Viewer captures rotating storm video over Berkeley County neighborhood

A viewer captured some crazy weather video during severe weather in the Lowcountry Thursday afternoon.

  Colleton County man charged with 5 counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor

A judge denied bond Monday for a Ruffin man facing multiple charges of criminal sexual conduct with an underage victim.

  Walterboro woman sentenced to 18 years in kidnapping case

The Colleton County woman who pleaded guilty to kidnapping a newborn baby from a Florida hospital and raising the baby as her own will be sentenced in Florida Friday morning.

  Friends of Walterboro woman sentenced in kidnapping say prison sentence is too stiff

Friends and neighbors on Friday said the 18-year sentence handed down to child kidnapper Gloria Williams is too stiff.

  Father of 3-year-old killed in accidental shooting receives bond after arrest Tuesday

Deputies have charged a father after an accidental shooting claimed the life of his 3-year-old son.

  Deputies arrest 19-year-old accused of making threats against Colleton Co. school

Colleton County deputies say a 19-year-old high school student is facing charges in connection with a threat of violence they say he made against the school.

Woman charged after burned animal carcass found

A woman in the Green Pond community of Colleton County has been charged with animal cruelty after the discovery of a burned animal carcass.