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By Heather Ruppe A Colleton County resident escaped from a massive fire that destroyed most of her house. On June 10, several 911-emergency phone calls alerted Colleton County Fire-Rescue … more
By Heather Ruppe Fire crews cared for two young children who were on scene during a shooting last week in Walterboro. On June 8, a 26-year-old Walterboro suspect was reportedly arguing with … more
By Heather Ruppe A Colleton County woman is in a Charleston-area hospital with critical injures received from being struck by a car while riding a lawnmower down a busy highway. The woman was … more

By Heather Ruppe The body of the housekeeper who died while employed by the now disgraced former Hampton County attorney Alex Murdaugh is being exhumed. The State Law Enforcement Division … more
By Heather Ruppe An erratic driver who struck three other vehicles on the ACE Basin Parkway in Colleton County was seriously injured after he crashed his car. The unidentified man was driving a … more
A Colleton County man was reportedly shot on May 28 at a house on Sheldon Court in Walterboro. The man was treated at the scene and then taken to the Trident Medical Center Trauma Center in North … more
By Heather Ruppe A Colleton County deputy is being honored for his quick thinking that helped to arrest a thief who blew up a local bank’s ATM. On Dec. 25, 2021, a would-be thief used … more

MEET YOUR TEAM. The Walterboro Police Department currently consists of 28 certified law enforcement officers and one civilian staff member. The department is led by longtime Chief Wade Marvin and … more
By Heather Ruppe A Florida woman was killed in a single-car crash on Interstate 95 near Walterboro on May 25 at the 55-mile marker. The female driver of a 2011 Acura MDX was driving northbound … more
By Heather Ruppe A Colleton County man is accused of running over a local woman with his car. The incident caused serious injury to the victim. According to a Colleton County Sheriff’s … more
By Special Contributor Erinn McGuire A local drug dealer who was trafficking fentanyl-laced heroin and other narcotics is headed to prison for 25 years. Christopher Ray Smith, 43, of Ridgeland, … more

By Heather Ruppe There are two canine cops who are part of the Walterboro Police Department. Hydro and Papi are two canine officers who work with their handlers in local police enforcement. Hydro … 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 A Cottageville woman has been displaced following a fire in her mobile home that occurred on Friday, May 13th. The house was located at 31 Gaines Circle, just north of … more
Computer scam takes thousands from Colleton woman By Heather Ruppe A Colleton County woman claims to have been scammed out of $24,000 for scrubbing child porn off of her computer. 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
Attempted murder under investigation By Heather Ruppe Authorities with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an attempted murder. The incident occurred on April 29th at a house … more
By Heather Ruppe Three Walterboro residents died in a Tuesday crash in Charleston County. Stephania Dantzler, 53, Shanice Dantzler-Williams, 28, and Miranda Dantzler-Williams, 22, all from … more
Six officers at the Colleton County Detention Center have been promoted by Colleton County Sheriff Buddy Hill. These promoted officers are (left to right): Cpl. John Middleton; Lt. Mary Grant; Cpl. … 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
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