Colleton County

SNAP recipients in areas affected by Hurricane Dorian to receive automatic replacement of benefits

The South Carolina Department of Social Services announced Thursday counties and zip codes eligible to receive automatic replacement of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits because of losses from Hurricane Dorian.

Walmart will trade old car seats for gift cards

Police officers arrest couple for armed robbery at Lowcountry Dollar General

  Bond granted for couple charged with murder, accused of deliberately leaving child in car

  Classroom Champions: Charleston Math and Science teacher wants kits for her ninth graders

Historic Colleton County plantation sells for $2.4M

One dead after Colleton County crash Sunday morning

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Lowcountry school districts reopening after Dorian

Schools, businesses begin to reopen after Hurricane Dorian

Only 1 boil water advisory in effect for Lowcountry; utilities ask people to conserve wastewater

  FIRST ALERT: Dorian leaves thousands out of power after hurricane skirts coast; breezy conditions continue

Colleton County warns, ‘Don’t take Dorian lightly’

Deputies: Rumors of weapon at middle school in Colleton County false

  Colleton County deputies ordered not to assist Highway Patrol

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office ordered all its deputies to not assist South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers in an email sent out earlier this year.

  Deputies arrest third suspect in shooting that wounded 1-year-old boy

Deputies have arrested a third suspect in a shooting that wounded a 1-year-old late Monday night in Colleton County.

  Deputies charge teenager in shooting that injured 1-year-old boy in Colleton County

Officials with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office say a 17-year-old has been charged eight counts of attempted murder since there were eight children inside the home at the time of the late night shooting.

  Sheriff releases statement as email to employees titled ‘Calling a Few Out!’ causes uproar

Colleton County’s sheriff is getting some criticism for an email he sent out to all employees.

Former Colleton Co. library employee settles civil rights suit

Police searching for suspect after armed robbery at Walterboro Huddle House

Former Colleton Co. deputy receives payout after suing for wrongful termination

  Woman charged with murder after teen died in car resigns from Colleton Co. teaching job

  No new leads one year after Edisto Island woman’s disappearance

  Deputies: Robbery suspect dies after high-speed chase, crash on I-95 in Colleton Co.

Woman arrested for leaving kids in car, a week after mother charged with murder for leaving girl in car

Investigators have arrested a woman for leaving two kids in a car, a week after authorities say the woman’s mother was arrested on murder charges for deliberately leaving a disabled child in a vehicle.

Police searching for suspect in Dollar General armed robbery in Cottageville

Investigators are searching for a suspect following an armed robbery at a Dollar General in Cottageville. It happened at the location on 11051 Cottageville Hwy. on Friday.

Investigators find rifle, ammo in wrecked SUV following fatal Walterboro shooting

Investigators say found a rifle, ammunition and spent shell casings in a wrecked SUV following a fatal shooting in Colleton County.

  Coroner identifies man killed in Walterboro shooting; suspects named

Officials with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest Thursday afternoon following a manhunt that began this morning.

  Report: Two charged with murder after deliberately leaving disabled 13-year-old in car for several hours

Two people have been charged with murder after authorities say they left a disabled 13-year-old girl in a car for several hours leading to the child’s death in Colleton County.

Deputies investigating suspicious death in Colleton County

Officials with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office say the investigation is near the 11,000 block of Sniders Highway in Ruffin.

  Walterboro drive-by shooting victims call for change as violent crime continues

Police are still investigating a drive-by shooting that sent three people, including a 9-year-old girl to the hospital around 9 p.m. Saturday night.

3 shot in Walterboro drive-by shooting

Police say three people were wounded in a drive-by shooting in Walterboro Saturday night.

  Emergency officials: 5-year-old girl’s leg amputated after run over by lawn mower in Colleton Co.

Emergency officials say a 5-year-old girl’s leg was amputated after the child was run over by a riding lawn mower in Colleton County Friday afternoon.

  Coastal flood warning expires in Lowcountry

A coastal flood warning is continuing for Beaufort County until 1 a.m. Friday. The flood warning for Charleston and Colleton counties ended just before 11 p.m. Thursday.

  Colleton County School District budget increasing taxes for residents

Colleton County is raising taxes to help the school district balance its budget, but some residents say that doesn’t do enough to help teachers.

Driver miraculously survives after semi truck destroyed in Lowcountry crash

Emergency officials say a driver from North Carolina miraculously survived after the semi truck he was driving was destroyed in an accident in Colleton County.

Lowcountry school districts release school calendars for 2019-2020 year

School districts across the Lowcountry have released their calendars for the new year.

  Hall of Fame: Colleton Co. woman still works 6 days a week at 101

You’ve heard the old saying about someone not knowing the meaning of the word “retirement.” For a Colleton County woman, that phrase definitely applies.

  Colleton County man accused of molesting fourth grader

A 42-year-old Colleton County has been arrested for allegedly molesting a fourth grade girl.

  Motion for lesser sentence rejected for woman accused of kidnapping baby, raising as own

An appeals court denied a request to reduce the sentence for the Walterboro woman who kidnapped a newborn from a Florida hospital and raised her as her own.

Study ranks U.S. 17 as S.C.’s most dangerous highway for summer travel

A new study ranks U.S. 17 as South Carolina’s most dangerous highway for summertime travel.

Deputies investigating suspicious death in Colleton County

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death deputies are calling suspicious.

S.C. police chief praised for saving crash victim’s life in Florida

A Florida fire department is crediting the chief of police in Walterboro with saving the life of a driver who was involved in a rollover crash.

  Deputies urge drivers to use caution with Colleton Co. railroad crossing active again

The railway on the north western side of Colleton County is active after it was put out of commission about a decade ago

  Judge denies bond for man accused of holding girlfriend hostage for 3 days

A bond court judge denied bond Wednesday on some of the charges a Colleton County man faces after allegedly holding his live-in girlfriend hostage for three days.

  Store owners in Walterboro on alert after two armed robberies

Owners of convenience stores in Walterboro are on alert after two armed robberies that happened two days apart.

Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Walterboro Police are searching for a man wanted for armed robbery

Police investigate convenience store robbery

Walterboro Police are searching for a man responsible for robbing a convenience store late Monday night.

  Deputies: 72-year old woman forced to live in shed, found covered with fleas

Deputies say an elderly woman was forced to live in a shed and was found covered in fleas

  Colleton Co. Animal Control facing lawsuit over neutering of hunting dog

Colleton County Animaland Environmental Control has been named in a lawsuit after owners of a dog say the department neutured the pet after picking it up without permission.

Deputies quickly locate woman with dementia who wandered away from home

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was able to find a woman Friday afternoon who had been reported missing.

Deputies surprise child battling cancer with surprise visit, gifts

Colleton County Sheriff’s deputies made a surprise visit Friday to a little girl who is fighting cancer.

  Colleton County School Board approves measures to upgrade security in schools

The board met last week and approved a $450,000 security plan with funds allocated from their capital projects budget.

  Hall of Fame: Boy honored for saving his mother’s life after shooting

The Hall of Fame surprised a 10-year-old boy credited for helping save his mother’s life after she was shot.

  SC Highway Patrol mourning off-duty death of Lowcountry trooper

A Lowcountry state trooper who also worked as a firefighter and emergency medical technician has died, the South Carolina Highway Patrol says.

  FIRST ALERT: Severe thunderstorm warning expires for the Lowcountry

The Live 5 First Alert Weather Team has declared the second day of summer as a First Alert Weather Day because of the chance of severe thunderstorms and because of a heat index in the triple digits.

  TV movie to tell story of woman who stole baby, raised as her own

The story of a woman stealing a baby from a Florida hospital and then raising her as her own for 18 years in Walterboro will be the subject of a new movie on the small screen.

  Thousands left without power, trees downed as storms move through

The National Weather Service extended a severe thunderstorm warning that now includes five Lowcountry counties.

  Police release photo of man wanted in attempted murder

Walterboro Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man wanted in a January crime.

  Bond set for man accused in Cottageville cemetery shooting incident

A judge set bond Monday for a man accused of shooting at people in a Colleton County cemetery in May.

  Man demands action after mother falls on Colleton Medical Center floor

A Colleton County man is demanding action from Colleton Medical Center after he found his mother on the hospital’s floor with injuries.

  Incident at Daycare under DSS investigation, mother claims daughter was sexually assaulted

The Department of Social Services is investigating an incident at a Walterboro daycare.

Colleton Co. School District requests millage increase to address $1.1 million deficit

Colleton County School District leaders are working to figure out how they can satisfy a nearly $1.1 million deficit for the next fiscal year.Officials say it will likely require another millage increase of 4.41 mils. However, this would be the fourth millage increase in ten years, if approved.

  Man arrested on felony DUI charge after fatal weekend crash

The South Carolina Highway Patrol arrested a 29-year-old man in a fatal Saturday night crash in Colleton County.

  Troopers investigate deadly crash in Colleton County

The South Carolina Highway Patrol say one person died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday night in Colleton County.

  Sheriff threatens to pull dispatchers for Cottageville PD unless town pays up

Colleton County’s sheriff is threatening to pull dispatchers for the Cottageville Police Department unless the town helps pay for the county’s new 911-central dispatch center.

  Man, woman arraigned in string of burglaries, thefts in the Lowcountry

A Colleton County and man woman accused in a string of break ins and thefts were scheduled to go in front of a judge Wednesday afternoon.

Deputies arrest couple wanted for string of thefts in the Lowcountry

Investigators have arrested a couple wanted for a string of thefts in the Lowcountry.

  FIRST ALERT: Potentially-dangerous heat continues with slight cooling by weekend

A string of excessive heat will persist throughout the Lowcountry for a few more days.

Edisto Beach rolls out new help for visitors with limited mobility

For people with mobility limitations, visiting a beach can present special challenges. Edisto Beach has installed a new way to help.

  FIRST ALERT: Heat advisory issued for Sunday

Temperatures during the Memorial Day weekend will be near record-breaking highs and could hit the century mark.

Three men transported to the hospital following domestic disturbance incident at Lowcountry home

Emergency officials say three men were transported to the hospital following a domestic disturbance incident at a Lowcountry apartment complex.

  Judge revokes bond for man charged in shooting of ex-girlfriend

A judge revoked bond Monday for a Colleton County man accused of violating a restraining order and shooting his ex-girlfriend.

Man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter in 2017 Colleton Co. shooting

A man pleaded guilty to manslaughter Monday morning in a 2017 deadly shooting in Colleton County.

Nearly two months later, investigation continues into deadly Colleton County officer-involved shooting

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division's investigation into a March shooting in which a Colleton County deputy fatally shot a 22-year-old man remains open.

Deputies find missing man who wandered away from home

Colleton County deputies were able to locate a man reported missing from his home Friday within less than two hours of his disappearance.

15 SC counties, entire Lowcountry, now facing drought conditions

State climate and water utility officials are urging people to take steps to conserve water after a state committee declared 15 counties, including all of the Lowcountry, to be under a drought Tuesday.

  Judge denies bond to man accused of opening fire at cemetery; Claimed people were trespassing

A Cottageville man was arrested Sunday after deputies say he shot at people in a cemetery.

  FIRST ALERT: All severe watches dropped for the Lowcountry

All severe thunderstorm watches for the Lowcountry have ended.This follows after an afternoon of storms that passed through the area Sunday afternoon.

Walterboro police asking for public’s help in 2014 murder of 65-year-old man

Investigators with the Walterboro Police Department are asking for the the public’s help with any information surrounding the murder of a 65-year-old man in 2014.

Highway Patrol investigating fatal crash along I-95 in Colleton County

State troopers are investigating a single-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon on I-95 that killed one passenger of an SUV and sent the driver to the hospital with minor injuries.

FIRST ALERT: Severe thunderstorm warnings expire for Lowcountry counties

The National Weather Service issued two severe thunderstorm warnings Saturday afternoon.