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By Heather Ruppe Thieves stealing the catalytic converters from cars in Colleton County has been an ongoing problem for more than a year. However, local authorities say this type of crime slowly … more
By Heather Ruppe A baby who was properly strapped into a car seat survived a head-on collision in rural Colleton County that included one car going airborne and flipping several times. Local … more
PRESS RELEASE - Colleton County, SC (July 28, 2022): On June 12, 2022, Kenneth Beach entered the lobby of the CCDC and delivered a bottle of medicated shampoo to staff. Beach asked that the shampoo … more

By Heather Ruppe A massive six-car pileup that occurred on Interstate 95 over the weekend killed three people and sent eight others to area hospitals with serious injuries. The crash occurred … more
Burglar crawls into Colleton house through air vent By Heather Ruppe A Colleton County man who was watering his pigs discovered a burglary in progress, at his own house. According to a … more
A Colleton County man has been sent to prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old during a 2016 family gathering. A Colleton County General Sessions jury found Ricky Devon Edwards, 41, guilty of … more
By Heather Ruppe Squatters who have been living inside a vacant Walterboro business are the suspects in a fire that started at 87 Acorn Road in Walterboro on Sunday, May 15th. This is the … more

By Heather Ruppe Ten students were involved in the massive student brawl that occurred at Colleton County Middle School last week. Four of those 10 students are facing assault charges. The … more
By HEATHER WALTERS    Warmer weather means that a special group of deputies within the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office are preparing for an increase in water rescues and water patrol in … more
Colleton County Council passed a resolution on April 5th to submit a grant application to purchase new bulletproof vests for the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office. According to Shalane Tindal, … more
By HEATHER RUPPE Two woods fires tore through a rural part of Colleton County last week, with one fire destroying hundreds of acres of planted pine trees. On April 13th at 1:52 p.m., … more

By HEATHER RUPPE A truck caught fire while the driver was getting gas. The incident occurred at about 5 a.m. on April 7th at the Circle C Truck Stop, located at 11109 August Highway near … more
By HEATHER RUPPE A Walterboro business caught fire last week from a nearby burn barrel that was left unattended as it burned debris. On March 30th, at about 12:18 p.m., firefighters from both … more
After nearly eight years of service at Edisto Beach, the department’s Assistant Police Chief Ken Dasen has retired from his post. He was hired at Edisto Beach PD in 2014 and began the assistant … more
Alisha Minto and Julie Simpson have passed their Telecommunications exam at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy and are now certified dispatchers at the Colleton County Dispatch Center. “The Colleton … more

By HEATHER RUPPE Two cars travelling southbound on Interstate 95 near Walterboro collided and then went off the roadway, crashing into trees. One person was killed in this crash and two others … more
By HEATHER RUPPE    The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office continues its Employee of the Quarter Program by honoring nine different deputies and employees from various … more
By HEATHER RUPPE A Colleton woman died in a car crash that occurred near Cottageville in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 26th.   Danna Deal, 32, of Walterboro, died in the … more
By HEATHER RUPPE Two horses were ejected from their trailer during a Sunday car crash on Interstate-95. Both horses died. According to Colleton County Fire-Rescue Chief Barry McRoy, a flatbed … more

Sarah Midgett is sworn in as the newest police officer with the Edisto Beach Police Department. She is shown here, being sworn into office alongside her family. more
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