Colleton County

Police still searching for Walterboro bank robbery suspect

Walterboro police are still looking for a man suspected of robbing a bank inside a Walmart earlier in February.

  Colleton County School Board appoints interim superintendent

  Deputies looking for missing Colleton Co. man

  Cottageville mayor says proposed changes in gun laws are needed to keep people safe

  All lanes blocked on I-95 SB in Colleton Co. because of crash involving 2 tractor-trailers

  One dead in Colleton County crash, troopers say

  Police release images of man wanted in Walterboro bank robbery, getaway vehicle

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  Police: Woman shot in the head after customer accidentally drops gun at pizza shop

  ‘Kids’ lives are in danger:’ S.C. mom concerned after school bus runs stop sign

  Deputies searching for man accused of failing to register as sex offender

  Colleton County man wanted for criminal sexual conduct with a minor, deputies say

  911 call in fatal hunting accident: ‘I thought it was a deer’

I-95 NB traffic near Walterboro moving again following accident

  Police searching for suspect in Walterboro car wash break-in

Walterboro police are searching for a suspect in a car wash break-in Tuesday morning.

  Colleton County School superintendent resigns

The superintendent of the Colleton County School District signed a separation agreement paving the way for his departure, the school board confirmed.

Man suffers serious injuries after ATV flips over and lands on him in Colleton Co.

Authorities said a 30-year-old man suffered serious injuries after the ATV he was riding flipped over and landed on him.

  S.C. woman dials 911 with her toes after car crushes her hands on highway

Emergency officials say a woman was able to dial 911 with her toes after her hands were crushed by a car as she was attempting to replace a flat tire on I-95 in Colleton County.

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing man

  Man wanted in Georgia deputy’s death arrested in Walterboro

  Coroner identifies inmate who died following ‘medical episode’ at Colleton County jail

  Bond denied for suspect accused of beating, robbing elderly Cottageville man

Body found following report of man jumping off Amtrak train in Colleton Co.

  Man awaiting trial for 2017 Walterboro kidnapping arrested

  New charter school in Colleton County school expected to open in 2021

The Colleton County School District is among the districts with some of the lowest performing schools in the state, according to the State Board of Education report card data.

Walterboro Police release surveillance photo in shoplifting case

Investigators with the Walterboro Police Department are searching for person accused of stealing crab legs from a grocery store.

  Pedestrian struck, killed in Colleton County, troopers say

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian Wednesday night near Walterboro.

  Cheer team, community raise money for mother of S.C. girl killed in hunting accident

Dozens of people stopped by the fundraiser off Cottageville highway where cheer team members and friends spent Saturday cooking food, taking donations and praying for everyone affected.

Sheriff’s office: Sisters missing from South Carolina found safe

Authorities say two young sisters from Colleton County who were missing have been found safe.

  Classroom Champions: Four projects were funded in December totaling more than $1K

From calculators to frogs, requests from teachers on the Donors Choose website in December had a little bit of everything. From December 3, which was National Giving Tuesday, through the end of December, your contributions funded four projects.

Colleton Co. Council votes to place Sheriff Andy Strickland on leave without pay

Colleton County Council voted Tuesday night to place Sheriff Andy Strickland on leave without pay.

  Cory Booker talks voter engagement, Iran strike in Colleton Co. town hall

The New Jersey senator answered questions on his stances surrounding issues like education and healthcare reform.

  School district mourns death of S.C. girl killed in hunting accident

The Colleton County School District released a statement Friday following the death of a girl who was killed in a hunting accident on New Year’s Day.

  DNR: Hunter fatally shot father, daughter after mistaking them for deer

Emergency officials say a father and his daughter were killed in a hunting accident when they were mistaken for deer in Colleton County on Wednesday.

  SCHP: North Charleston man driving semi-truck fatally struck pedestrian and drove off

Officials with the South Carolina Highway Patrol say 68-year-old Dennis Lee Todd surrendered at the Colleton County Detention Center Tuesday evening where is awaiting a bond hearing.

Troopers searching for semi-tractor in fatal hit and run on I-95

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a hit and run that left a pedestrian dead Friday morning on I-95.

  Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang meets voters in West Ashley couple’s living room

Andrew Yang met with voters in Colleton County first before making his way to the Charleston area in West Ashley.

  Dr. Jill Biden to make campaign stops in Lowcountry this weekend

Dr. Jill Biden will visit the Lowcountry this weekend to campaign for her husband, Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden.

  State pays South Carolina woman $300K after deadly crash in Colleton County

A South Carolina woman involved in a Christmas Eve crash five years ago has been paid out $300,000 by the state's Insurance Reserve Fund.

  Several communities record more than 6 inches of rainfall in 48 hours

A soggy start to Christmas week is finally giving way to a nice Christmas Day forecast.

  FIRST ALERT: Flash flood watch to continue into Tuesday morning

A flash flood watch will continue through Tuesday morning for much of South Carolina.

  Police arrest man in Walterboro attempted bank robbery

Police say they have arrested a man the identified as a suspect in a Friday afternoon bank robbery.

Student arrested after fight at Colleton Co. Middle School sends girl to the hospital

Investigators have announced the arrest of a female student after a fight at Colleton County Middle school sent another girl to the hospital.

Lanes reopen on I-95 SB in Colleton Co. after crash

On the shoulder, there appears to be another vehicle with some kind of spill nearby.

  Colleton Co. student released from hospital after fight at middle school

A Colleton County Middle School student has been released from the hospital following a fight at school, district officials said.

  Deputies arrest 4 suspects in ‘pillowcase bandit’ burglaries

Colleton County deputies have arrested four men who are suspects in a 14-county burglary ring.

Walterboro police looking for information about church break-ins

Police say they want to raise awareness to other churches in the area to be vigilant in securing entrances and valuables

Police trying to identify men who shoplifted, then threatened store employees

Walterboro Police released surveillance images showing three men they’re trying to identify in a shoplifting incident.

  2 hospitalized in crash on I-95 in Colleton Co. after tractor-trailer overturns

A tractor-trailer has overturned in the median which has also caused a tree to fall in the road.

  Colleton Co. leaders take no action on sheriff during council meeting

Colleton County Council, which was expected to discuss the county’s suspended sheriff during an executive session, did not make any decisions about the sheriff’s pay.

  Classroom Champions: Elementary teacher wants cool novels for Forest Hills students

Students in the third through fifth-grade age group grew up as tech babies, so reading can sometimes take a back seat. But these students really enjoy Manga and Graphic novels.

Buttigieg to participate in minimum wage roundtable in N. Charleston Sunday

Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg will return to the Lowcountry Sunday where he will meet with fast-food workers fighting for a higher minimum wage.

  Classroom Champions: Thanks for $2971 in donations to nine Lowcountry classrooms

From early learners to high school students, your generosity has touched the lives of students of all ages and all subjects. As Classroom Champions, you've donated $2971 to nine classrooms from Georgetown to Ridgeville already this school year.

  2 teens charged in Colleton County school bus fight

Two Colleton County students face charges in connection with a fight on a school bus that was caught on camera.

Deputies drop charge of impersonating officer against man after verifying he works as officer for Georgia agency

Colleton County deputies say they have confirmed a man arrested on charges that included impersonating a law enforcement officer actually is a law enforcement officer in Georgia.

One in custody after fatal shooting in Colleton County

The man arrested in connection with a deadly shooting will face a bond court judge Sunday afternoon.

  Two Colleton Co. students set to be charged after school bus fight

Two Colleton County students are expected to be charged with assault and battery on Friday after a fight broke out on a school bus.

  Bond denied for man accused of making bombs at Colleton County home

Bond was denied for a Colleton County man accused of making bombs at his home near Cottageville.

SCDOT: Debris that knocked out driver on Lowcountry highway was piece of broken pavement

State transportation officials say debris that smashed through a car’s windshield and knocked out a driver on a Lowcountry highway was a piece of broken concrete pavement.

  Family members defend loved one accused of making bombs

Family members of a Colleton County man accused of making bombs at his home are saying what deputies describe as suspicious devices were fireworks.

  Colleton County sheriff remains on paid leave after certification suspended

The sheriff of Colleton County, who faces a criminal charge, remains on paid administrative leave in accordance with department policy, deputies say.

Piece of concrete shatters windshield, knocks driver unconscious in Colleton Co.

Emergency officials say an 18-year-old driver was knocked unconscious by a football-sized piece of concrete that propelled through the vehicle’s windshield in Colleton County.

  Law enforcement certifications suspended for sheriff, police officer facing charges

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Training Council voted Monday to temporarily suspend the certification for two law enforcement officers who are currently facing criminal charges.

  Group to consider suspending certifications for Colleton Co. sheriff, Charleston Police officer

The state organization that oversees certification for all law enforcement officers will meet Monday to discuss suspending certifications of two Lowcountry law enforcement officers facing criminal charges.

Man wanted in VA murder believed to be back in VA after abandoning vehicle in SC

The nationwide search for a former Marine wanted in a Virginia murder has centered on Roanoke after deputies found a vehicle he was driving in South Carolina.

  SC trooper fired after using service weapon during chase with suspect

A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has been terminated after firing his weapon during a chase with a suspect from Beaufort County into Colleton County in October.

  Colleton County sheriff places himself on leave of absence following arrest

Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland has placed himself on a leave of absence following his arrest this past weekend.

One dead following car accident in Colleton County

Highway Patrol officials say it happened at 11:35 a.m. on Ashton Road near Buckner Road.

  SC sheriff arrested on domestic violence charge

The sheriff of Colleton County was booked into the county detention center Saturday on a domestic violence charge.

Driver killed in early-morning Colleton County crash

One person died in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning.

Overnight freeze warning in effect for parts of the Lowcountry

The National Weather Service dropped a freeze watch for several Lowcountry counties, but a freeze warning remains in place for counties further inland.

SLED: Man armed with knife, fatally shot by deputy called in burglary

A man who was fatally shot by a deputy had called authorities reporting a burglary taking place and gave a description of the suspect which matched the caller’s description of himself, according to a newly released investigative report.

  Woman dies from burn wounds 10 months after husband allegedly set her on fire

A woman who Colleton County deputies say was set on fire by her husband back in January has died, the coroner’s office has confirmed.

  Deputies investigating early-morning shooting

Deputies say a shooting early Saturday morning injured two people.

Woman escapes early-morning Colleton County house fire

Colleton County firefighters say the smell of smoke woke up a woman in time for her to escape her burning home.

  One dead, another injured after motorist drives in the wrong direction on I-95 in Colleton Co.

Authorities say one person is dead and another injured after a motorist drove the wrong way on I-95 in Colleton County Wednesday afternoon.

Teacher on leave, students disciplined after video surfaces of reported bullying

A Colleton County Middle School teacher has been placed on administrative leave and students have been disciplined after a video surfaced of an alleged bullying that occurred at the school.

Two men critically injured in head-on collision involving log truck, dump truck

Emergency officials say two men have suffered critical injuries following a head-on collision involving a log truck and a dump truck.

Emergency officials: 10-year-old suffers severe burns after boiling water spill

Emergency officials say a 10-year-old girl suffered severe burns after a pot of boiling water spilled on her in the kitchen of a home in Colleton County.

  Candidate for SC County sheriff addresses ‘blackface’ photo in campaign video

A Colleton County law enforcement officer is opening to mistakes he says he has made in the past, through a campaign video.

  SC trooper on administrative duty as SLED investigates shot fired during chase

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety released new information Wednesday on an officer-involved shooting involving a state trooper who chased a suspect from Beaufort County into Colleton County.

  Colleton County School District working to improve areas in SC school report card

The state department of education has released their annual school report cards, detailing the performance of schools and districts.