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By HEATHER WALTERS A Walterboro man who was out on bond for committing another murder has been arrested and charged with an April 24th nightclub murder. Keyrone Lemon, 23, is charged with … more
Animals seized from local property By HEATHER WALTERSSeveral animals were seized from a rural Walterboro residence on April 25 when law enforcement officers discovered they were not being properly … more
The Colleton County Sheriff's Office has added four new officers to the department, all of whom are recent graduates of the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy. Each of these new officers are already … more

The Walterboro Police Department is offering its “congratulations” to newly-hired officers Will Langdale and Hunter Ohmer. Both men just graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice … more
By HEATHER WALTERS One person died and two others were critically-injured from a shooting that occurred inside a Colleton County nightclub last weekend. The shooting occurred at about 2:30 a.m. on … more
By HEATHER WALTERS A 45-year-old Walterboro man has been found guilty of murder. Jermaine S. White, 45, was found guilty of the 2018 shooting death of Lennon Lee Poland. The guilty verdict was … more
Woman cruises 5 miles on ATV before being stopped By HEATHER WALTERS While driving on Pleasant Grove Road on April 21, a deputy with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office saw a four-wheeler … more

By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com The FBI is warning Lowcountry residents to be aware of phone scammers that have recently been targeting the area by impersonating law enforcement officers … more
By HEATHER WALTERS    A Colleton County deputy is being honored for helping a homeless man to get back on his feet.  On Christmas Day in 2020, Smalls saw a homeless man … more
By HEATHER WALTERS    A house fire has led to the recovery of believed to be stolen from a nearby county.  On Monday, April 12, a motorist traveling on Interstate 95 called … more
By HEATHER WALTERS    The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up for the summer season with its Special Response Team, a group of deputies trained to handle water … more

A Colleton County woman was shot twice on Saturday. Firefighter-paramedics and law enforcement officers were called to a residence on Sniders Highway at about 2:13 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, where … more
By HEATHER WALTERS    A 47-year-old man standing along Bells Highway early Sunday morning was struck by a drunk driver.  The incident occurred at about 3 a.m. on Sunday, April … more
By HEATHER WALTERS    County fire officials are crediting a working smoke alarm for saving a Green Pond residence.  On Wednesday, April 7, a smoke alarm inside a house woke up … more
 By HEATHER WALTERS    The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office is recognizing four of its female deputies as part of the recent and national women’s recognition … more

Man bashed in head, robbed as he puts air in his tires  By HEATHER WALTERS    A 34-year-old Walterboro man was struck in the back of his head and robbed as he attempted to put … more
By HEATHER WALTERS    A Saturday afternoon, single-car crash on Robertson Boulevard in Walterboro has left a man severely injured.  The crash occurred on the 1700-block of … more
By HEATHER WALTERS    Ralph G. Stair, commonly known as Brother Stair, died on April 4.  Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey confirms that Stair, 87, died at his Overcomer … more
By VICKI BROWN vbrown@lowcountry.com   “Carolina Crimes” is a new weekly episodic true crime podcast dedicated exclusively to covering true crimes committed in the State of … more

By HEATHER WALTERS    Two Colleton County families recently suffered losses in separate house fires.  On April 4th, firefighter-paramedics with Colleton County Fire-Rescue … more
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