Colleton County

  Form to opt out of in-person instruction causes concerns in Colleton County

The on-site instruction opt-out request form gives parents the opportunity to stay in a virtual model all year. District officials say the intent was to show parents the responsibilities that come with choosing that option.

Colleton County Sheriff’s Office: ‘Trunk or Treat’ canceled this year

  Shirtless student hacks into Colleton County virtual class

  FIRST ALERT: Coastal flood warning, high rip current risk in effect Monday

  One dead, 5 others taken to hospital after crash in Colleton County

Firefighters: 94-year-old man trapped under overturned tractor

  SUV crashes into Walterboro home, child pulled safely from rubble

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Three arrested after heroin, meth found at Colleton County home

  Coroner identifies victims of deadly Colleton County fire

Rabid raccoons may have exposed person, pet to rabies in two counties

Man killed after large tree falls on excavator near Cottageville

  Troopers investigate fatal Sunday night crash in Colleton County

Three people shot following argument at Walterboro apartment complex

  Flood advisory ends for Berkeley, Charleston counties

A flood advisory has ended for Berkeley and Charleston counties. It ended at 11 p.m.

  Lowcountry farm looks to future after COVID impacts

A Lowcountry farm is looking ahead to the future and planning for long-term effects of COVID-19. Business will also depend on more people supporting local farms.

  Colleton County parents frustrated with virtual meetings

Several Colleton County School District parents feel like their voices are not being heard because of the district’s virtual-only meetings.Tyeesha Aiken has a child in the school district and says school board meetings need to be opened up so parents can voice their concerns directly to the board o

  Colleton County parents still looking for answers as school year approaches

Parents know that students in the Colleton County School District have an option for a virtual learning model or a hybrid model, but they say there is a lot they still don’t know.

  Colleton County Schools to hold virtual forum to answer parents’ questions

One dead following crash in Colleton County

Officers: 1 dead in fatal Colleton County crash

Walterboro Police release photos from attempted ATM break-in

Deputies: Man wanted for previous ‘big rig’ joyride arrested after stealing another 18-wheeler

Police looking for possible Walterboro ATM robbery suspects

Deputies recover thousands of dollars of equipment stolen from Lowcountry churches

Officials with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office said the burglaries happened on Aug. 2 at the Jericho United Methodist church and the Mapble Cane Baptist Church.

  Colleton County man’s recovery from COVID-19 called miraculous

After 65 days in the hospital, 27 of those on a ventilator, a 63-year-old Colleton County man overcame COVID-19.

  Colleton County preparing for some teachers’ return to the classroom

Parents will now have an option to choose a fully virtual start to the school year for their child, or a "blended" model which consists of three virtual learning days and two days of face-to-face instruction.

  Colleton County School District submitting new reopening plan to include in-person option

The Colleton County School District will be submitting a new reopening plan on Wednesday which includes a face-to-face option.

Free COVID-19 testing scheduled for Walterboro community Wednesday

The Fetter Health Care Network says they will be providing free COVID-19 testing in Walterboro.

  Lights out for sea turtles on the beach

As sea turtle hatching season begins, it’s now more important than ever to keep all white lights off the beach at night.

Deputies continuing investigation after missing Colleton Co. girls found safe in Georgia

Officials with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office say they are continuing their investigation after two missing girls were found safe in Georgia.

Missing teenaged girls from Colleton County found safe

On Monday night, authorities announced that Rhiannon Smith and Hannah Carter were safely located.

  Search continues for 2 Colleton County girls reported missing

Colleton County deputies say they are asking for the public’s help in finding two young teenagers.

Walterboro Police arrest wanted man after 38-mile chase

The Walterboro Police Department arrested a man wanted for attempted murder and other charges after a chase early Saturday morning.

  Man arrested in fatal Colleton County shooting of father, daughter

A Colleton County man now faces charges in connection with a Jan. 1 shooting that killed a father and daughter who were deer hunting.

  Crews contain an early morning Edisto Island fire

Firefighters say they expect to remain on the scene of an early-morning commercial structure fire for most of the day.

Show dogs and cat perish in I-95 motorhome blaze

A crash that killed four show dogs and cat closed I-95 for 30 minutes Wednesday, the Colleton County Fire Department says.

  FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory issued for several Lowcountry counties

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Monday for five Lowcountry counties.

Three people killed in head-on collision in Colleton County

Three people have been killed in a head-on collision in Colleton County. Highway Patrol said the incident happened at 1 p.m. on Thursday on US-17A near Ritter Road.

  Colleton County school district officials concerned after COVID-19 surge

Colleton County School District officials have new concerns after learning about a surge In COVID-19 cases in the county.

Man arrested after burglary call turns into chase in Colleton County

Authorities have arrested a man after a call for a possible burglary turned into a car chase in Colleton County.

Colleton County reports 361% increase in COVID-19 cases

Colleton County officials say between June 1 and July 15 there has been a 361% increase in COVID-19 cases in the county. According to the county, the increasing case counts are due only in part to increased testing.

  Colleton County starting 2020-2021 school year virtually

Currently, school is set to begin on Aug. 17, but school board members said they are considering postponing until Sept. 8. That will be voted on at their next meeting.

Man facing multiple charges after after high-speed chase

Walterboro Police arrest a man who faces seven charges after a 100-mile-per-hour chase Thursday night.

AME Church to host free COVID-19 testing across S.C. this week

The African Methodist Episcopal Church will host a series of free COVID-19 testing sites in South Carolina, including Hemingway, Walterboro and Charleston.

One killed in overnight boating accident

Authorities say an overnight boating accident killed one boater and injured three others Saturday morning on the Edisto River.

  Colleton County deputies investigate deadly late-night shooting

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office responded late Tuesday night to a shooting that left one person dead.

Police seek help identifying alleged shoplifter

The Walterboro Police Department is asking for help identifying a woman accused of shoplifting caught on security footage.

FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory extended into larger portion of Lowcountry

The National Weather Service extended a heat advisory just before noon Tuesday to include additional Lowcountry counties where the heat index could soar above 105 degrees.

  Colleton County, City of Walterboro passes face mask ordinance

The City of Walterboro and Colleton County have both passed a face mask ordinance which requires people to wear face coverings or masks in public places and public buildings.

Police: Inmate recaptured in Walterboro faces new charge after escape

An inmate who deputies say escaped the Colleton County jail is facing an additional felony charge.

FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory in effect Monday as heat index could top 105

Expect a hot day Monday with a heat index in some Lowcountry counties above the century mark.

Flash flood watch canceled as rain moves offshore

The National Weather Service canceled a flash flood watch for four Lowcountry counties Friday afternoon.

  Troopers investigating hit and run in Colleton County

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is responding to a reported hit and run in the Smoaks area of Colleton County.

Man wanted by Berkeley County deputies arrested in Colleton County

A man Berkeley County deputies warned was considered armed and dangerous last month was arrested in Colleton County.

Polling at elementary school in Colleton Co. temporarily closes due to COVID-19 case

A polling place at an elementary school in Colleton County temporarily closed due to a COVID-19 case, according to State Sen. Margie Matthews.

  Primary narrows nine contenders for Colleton County sheriff to two candidates

Bodison and Hill will face each other in November’s election to replace former Sheriff R.A Strickland.

  Parents plea for info in cold murder case: ‘You took my daughter’s life, she didn’t do anything wrong’

Investigators say 18-year old Erica Caldwell was not the intended target when she was gunned down outside a home in March 2018.

Deputies: Man arrested after $86,000 in marijuana found in Colleton County home

If convicted, the suspect could face up to 10 years in prison and have to pay up to $10,000 dollars in fines.

Group schedules additional COVID-19 testing sites in Lowcountry

Fetter Health Care Network announced an updated COVID-19 testing schedule with locations across four Lowcountry counties.

Colleton County schools to continue meal deliveries through June

The Colleton County School District will continue their partnership with the Colleton County government to continue meal deliveries for students through the month of June.

One killed in Colleton County motorcycle crash

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal Monday night motorcycle crash.

Man reported missing from Florida found in Walterboro

A Florida family worried about missing loved one received good news Tuesday from Colleton County.

Walterboro issues curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The City of Walterboro has announced a curfew starting at 8 p.m. today and will last until 6 a.m. today.

State Troopers investigating fatal crash in Colleton County

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Colleton County Friday.

  Colleton County deputies investigate pair of shootings

Deputies in Colleton County say two separate shooting incidents left two people injured early Tuesday morning.

One dead, another hospitalized following Colleton County crash

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Colleton County Saturday.

Police searching for man in shoplifting case

Walterboro Police released a surveillance photo of a man they say is a person of interest in a May 5 shoplifting.

Colleton County High School announces 2020 graduation ceremony plans

Colleton County High School students will be able to bring two guests to their graduation ceremony, according to plans released from the district.

Deputies locate missing 77-year-old woman from Colleton Co.

Lowcountry deputies say they have found a missing 77-year-old woman.

City of Walterboro to open parks following April tornado

The parks department has announced that it is reopening all of the parks with the exception of the Sankey D. Maree Park.

Lowcountry man wearing ankle monitor suspected of stealing deputy’s gun, breaking into cars

A man wearing an ankle monitor is accused of stealing a deputy’s gun and breaking into several cars in a Colleton County neighborhood.

Police investigate fatal shooting at Walterboro hotel

Walterboro Police say a shooting that left a man dead early Sunday morning appears to be domestic-related.

  Driver killed after truck strikes tree near Walterboro

Highway Patrol officials say a driver is dead after a truck struck a tree near Walterboro Wednesday night.

Live 5 Facebook Town Hall: I survived Covid-19

Their symptoms included headache, fatigue, high fever, severe cough, severe diarrhea and shortness of breath. One had to be hospitalized, while others battled the disease from home.

  Highway Patrol investigating fatal crash in Colleton County

State troopers say a driver was killed late Wednesday night in a single-vehicle crash.

Man accused in shooting death of teen facing additional charges

One of the two suspects charged in the death of a 17-year-old girl is facing five new charges, Colleton County deputies say.

Coroner identifies victims in apparent Colleton County murder-suicide

Colleton County authorities say autopsies were being conducted Tuesday on the victims of what deputies say was a murder-suicide.

  Accusers still waiting for preacher’s sex assault trial more than two years after arrest

Accusers of a Colleton County preacher charged with sexual assault are still waiting for him to go to trial.

Illegal street racing in Colleton County leads to 67 citations for people from SC, Ga.

More than 60 citations were issued after deputies responded to an illegal street racing case in Colleton County this past weekend.

  S.C. Air National Guard to perform Lowcountry flyovers saluting frontline healthcare workers

The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing will perform special flyovers statewide Monday to salute frontline healthcare workers.

  Affidavit: 17-year old girl shot dead in her car

One of two suspects in the killing of a 17-year old girl went in front of a bond court judge Friday morning.