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By HEATHER RUPPE Cottageville police officers have made a “disgusting” arrest where they say marijuana gummies are being targeted to children. On April 16th, officers arrested a … more
By HEATHER RUPPE An off-duty fireman with Colleton County Fire-Rescue helped to save this rural Colleton County house from being destroyed by fire. On Sunday, June 13th, the off-duty fireman … more
By HEATHER RUPPE   The criminal investigation into the double murder of a mother and son in Islandton last week continues by both the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and the Colleton … more

By HEATHER RUPPE   The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office started a new award program for its employees. The Employee of the Quarter Program recognizes employees from each division with the … more
Phone app is part of new scam By HEATHER RUPPEColleton County law enforcement officers were notified on June 9th of a Colleton woman being scammed out of thousands of dollars through a phone app. … more
By HEATHER WALTERS A Colleton County woman who stole more than $200,000 from her employer has been sent to prison. Gini Lee Tucker, 40, of Islandton, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, May 25th, to … more
By HEATHER WALTERS A second shooter has been arrested and charged in the April 24th deadly shooting at a Walterboro nightclub. Kaseim Stephens, 28, is charged with attempted murder and … more

The Cottageville Police Department has been issued five new vehicles from the Town of Cottageville. The new vehicles were purchased from the police department’s general fund, and will replace the … more
Shots fired at Smoaks house By HEATHER WALTERS Deputies are investigating a shooting that occurred in the driveway of a Smoaks residence. According to a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office … more
By HEATHER WALTERS Pet dogs alerted a Walterboro family to a house fire that was raging inside their Platinum Street residence on Tuesday morning. According to Colleton County Fire-Rescue … more
By HEATHER WALTERS Investigators with the Walterboro Police Department are researching two separate cases of reported criminal sexual abuse that occurred against children in Colleton County. … more

Colleton man assaults girlfriend for not wanting a hugBy HEATHER WALTERS A 27-year-old Walterboro man is charged with third-degree assault and battery after he assaulted his girlfriend because she … more
By HEATHER WALTERS   A Saturday afternoon shooting led to a car crash in Walterboro along Interstate 95, leaving two men seriously injured. According to Colleton County Fire-Rescue Chief … more
By HEATHER WALTERS   Two local women have chosen law enforcement careers where they are serving crime victims in the Colleton County community: Katelyn Barwick, 23, of Walterboro, and Sgt. … more
By HEATHER WALTERS On May 14, officers responded to a 911 emergency call in the Green Pond community, where a female suspect allegedly tried to shoot another female motorist who passed her along … more

Green Pond man assaults father with bag of ice By HEATHER WALTERSAn 18-year-old Colleton man is wanted for an assault that he allegedly committed against his father. According to a Colleton County … more
By HEATHER WALTERS Two new people have been appointed to the Lowcountry Human Trafficking Task Force. JoJo Woodward and Michelle Fraser will now lead the task force, which is one of nine … more
Firefighters with Colleton County Fire-Rescue responded on last Monday morning to this residential house fire in the 1200 block of Lowcountry Highway, on U.S. Highway 21. Firefighters found smoke … more
By HEATHER WALTERS Seven people were injured in a two-person, high-speed crash that occurred recently on Lowcountry Highway. The crash occurred south of Drawdy Road on May 4. According to … more

By HEATHER WALTERS Firefighters who responded to a house fire on Saturday night near Walterboro treated the homeowner for smoke inhalation. Colleton County Fire-Rescue was notified of the … more
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