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By HEATHER RUPPE A Hampton County man has been sentenced to prison for shooting and killing another man after the argued in a yard. Faizon S. Speed, 19, of Hampton, pleaded guilty on Monday, … more
Ninja-like burglars break into business through roof By HEATHER RUPPE Unknown burglars broke into a local business recently by cutting holes through the roof, which caused a significant … 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 The sound of an explosion prompted neighbors along Cedar Creek Road to call 911, which led firefighters to a fully-involved house fire. The fire occurred on Wednesday, Feb. … more
The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office picked up 17 bags of trash along Ritter Road on Saturday, Feb. 26th. The trash collected equals to about 425 pounds. The litter pickup is part of an ongoing … more
County drug dog finds meth By HEATHER RUPPE A county drug dog was a law enforcement hero last week when he alerted an officer to drugs hidden inside the door of a car. Consequently, the driver of 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

By HEATHER RUPPE Flames from an unattended debris pile spread on Saturday, Feb. 19th, destroying a nearby house and setting fire to about one acre of land. A passing motorist saw the flames … more
By HEATHER RUPPE One home was destroyed and two others were damaged in a recent fire. The Feb. 15th fire occurred in the 900-block of Drew Hill Court, near Walterboro. According to Colleton … more
Stolen guns found in traffic stop By HEATHER RUPPE Officers found four stolen guns while completing a traffic stop last week. According to a Walterboro Police Department incident report, an officer … more
By HEATHER RUPPE There has been an increase in the number of overdoses happening in Colleton County. According to Colleton County Fire-Rescue Chief Barry McRoy, there has been an uptick in … 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
By HEATHER RUPPE A Lodge woman was critically injured recently when her vehicle rolled over several times, throwing her from the car. The 43-year-old woman was found laying about 15 feet from … more
Stolen gun found on suspect during unrelated arrest By HEATHER RUPPE A man wanted by local authorities was captured over the weekend, leading officers to find a weapon that had been stolen in another … more
By HEATHER RUPPE Illegal guns, drugs, and cash have been seized throughout 2021 and are still ongoing as part of a proactive police plan done by the Colleton County Sheriff's Office. In … more

By HEATHER RUPPE The Colleton County Sheriff's Office has two new deputies that recently joined the department's road patrol. Deputy James Kenneth McManus Rorem and Deputy Seth Harris … more
By HEATHER RUPPE High winds during last weekend helped to spread a brush fire across an open field near Walterboro, leading fire officials to work for hours protecting houses from the … more
Angry man threatens to kill woman who called for help By HEATHER Ruppe A deputy responding to a 911-hang up call near Walterboro last week spotted a man walking down Madison Street: the man … more
By HEATHER RUPPE A Walterboro couple is charged with abusing their newborn infant. Trenton Clayton Fail, 19, and Janie Aleecia Marie Morris, 21, both of Walterboro, are each charged with … more

By HEATHER RUPPE A Colleton County native who has a passion for law enforcement was recently promoted within the Colleton County Sheriff's Office. After serving with the sheriff's office … more
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