Colleton County, SC

SCHP investigating fatal collision in Colleton County

COLLETON COUNTY – The South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP) is investigating a fatal Wednesday afternoon collision in Colleton County. According to SCHP, the driver of a 2011 Acura SUV was traveling north on I-95 around 12:33 p.m. The driver ran left off of the road near the 55 mile...
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Family of 3 women killed in car crash involving Charleston deputy demands transparency

Family members and local activists gathered May 25 outside the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office to demand justice, transparency and action more than two weeks after a car crash involving a deputy left three women dead. Stephania Dantzler, 53; Shanice Dantzler-Williams, 28; and Miranda Dantzler-Williams, 22, were “one-of-a-kind, sweet people,”...
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I-95 NB traffic moving in Colleton County following fatal crash

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Northbound traffic along I-95 in the Walterboro area is moving again following a fatal crash. Troopers responded to a crash on I-95 northbound around the 55-mile marker just after 12:30 p.m. A 2011 Acura SUV driving north on I-95 ran left off the road and hit a tree, according to LCpl Nick Pye.
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Family of deputy-involved crash victims to speak publicly

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The family of three women killed in a Mother’s Day crash involving a Charleston County Deputy will speak publicly through a press conference on Wednesday. The family of Stephania Dantzler, Shanice Dantzler-Williams, and Miranda Dantzler-Williams will be speaking for the first time since the deadly crash. Joining them are activists including […]

Magwood to attend Georgia Knights Prep

Colleton County High School senior Tre’Veion Shamar Magwood has announced his plans to attend Georgia Knights Prep in Snellville, Georgia. Georgia Knights Academy was founded in 2017 and offers the opportunity for student-athletes to participate in collegiate sports while pursuing a two-year college degree. The Knight’s schedule is designed to give players exposure for recruitment by four-year colleges while not losing any NCAA eligibility. Magwood started playing football in second grade. He was a three-year varsity letterman for the Cougars and spent his freshman season on the junior varsity. His primary position was running back, and he was named the Most Improved Player in 2021. He was recruited as a wide receiver for the Georgia Knights. According to Magwood, his decision to commit to the Georgia Knights was based on several factors. “I wanted to go somewhere out of state in order to see new things and meet new people,” said Magwood. “I was primarily recruited through Twitter, but the conversations and Google Meets I had with the coaching staff made me feel comfortable. “I would like to thank God, my parents, and my coaches, especially Coach Howell and Coach Singleton, for everything they have done for me throughout these four years,” said Magwood. “I want to give my all in everything I do at Georgia Knights Prep to thank my parents for dedicating their time and money into football for me. I plan to bring my happy spirit, work ethic, and dedication to the team.” Magwood states academics was the most important part of his decision to attend JUCO program. “I am blessed to have the opportunity to continue my athletic and academic career at the great Georgia Knights Prep Academy,” said Magwood. “I want to succeed, learn new things, and meet new people. Glory to God for allowing this all this to happen.” Magwood is the son of Chavaughn Geathers and Lawrence Burden, and stepdad Frankie Geathers. He plans to pursue a degree in sports management.

Monroe signs with Claflin University for Track & Field

Colleton County High School senior Bethany Monroe inked a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to participate in track & field at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The Panthers compete in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association within Division II. According to Monroe, she was offered a full academic scholarship to attend Claflin University prior to her decision to continue her track & field career. Monroe has been a valued member of the Colleton County track & field team for seven years. In addition, she participated in volleyball and basketball for Cougar Athletics. “The opportunity to run track came through God giving me coaches like Coach Boone, Coach Singleton, and Coach Pierce who reached out to contact the Claflin coaching staff,” said Monroe. “I hope to contribute with speed in sprinting events. I am very thankful to attend Claflin University in the fall and continue my career there with Coach Jackson and his wonderful staff and future teammates.” Monroe is the daughter of Magdline and Mark Monroe. She plans to pursue a degree in exercise science or sports medicine.

Lightning strikes local home

Storms that rolled through Colleton County on Sunday afternoon started a house fire near Walterboro. Lightning from those storms struck a house located on Pynes Community Road. The lightning hit the house near the chimney, which set the entire house on fire. Everyone inside the house safely escaped and ran to a nearby house, where they called 911. “We arrived about nine minutes later and found the fire coming through the roof. There was heavy smoke also coming out,” said Barry McRoy, chief of Colleton County Fire-Rescue. “The lightning blew a hole in the roof and the floor.” The inside of the house suffered heavy damage from smoke and water. However, several rooms of the house were saved, said McRoy.
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Rescuer Recounts Pulling Former Beaufort Mayor from Water

(TNS) - This story will be updated as more information becomes available. For Lexie Murray Benton, a registered nurse in Colleton County, Saturday was meant to be spent celebrating a friend’s birthday. Instead, the group of boaters ended up pulling two men, identified later as former Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling and his brother Paul, from the water.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch, Warning issued for parts of Lowcountry

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — UPDATE: (7p.m.): A Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Berkeley, Colleton & Dorchester Counties until 8 p.m. UPDATE (6:30 p.m.): A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for parts of Colleton and Dorchester Counties until 7:30 p.m. UPDATE (5 p.m.): Beaufort County is now...

Visual Arts at the Museum & Farmer’s Market

The Colleton Museum and Farmers Market is sponsoring Canvases with Cathy. Join Cathy Hunter as she guides classes through painting a work of art. The art changes from time to time, and she has separate classes for adults ages 12 and up, and children ages 5-11. Space is limited, so...

Lowcountry mental health experts speak on summer tips for families

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Lowcountry mental health experts are giving out tips for families to navigate helping children with mental health issues during the summer months. Some children across the Lowcountry will not have access to in-school guidance counselors and mental health professionals when summer vacation begins. “There’s always a concern over the summer break if […]

Culinary kids serve treats at arts expo

The Thunderbolt Career and Technology Center (TCTC) held a Culinary Arts Expo on Monday to showcase student presentations and special foods. TCTC is a branch of the Colleton County School District. It aids the continuing education of our students who have trade career paths. On Monday, each chef-hopeful had tabletop...

Summer mental health tips for kids

“There’s always a concern over the summer break if our students are going to regress,” said Aubrey Isaacson, the Lead School Psychologist at Colleton County School District.

Colleton Medical Center Earns Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification

WALTERBORO, S.C. (May 24, 2022) – Following an evaluation of performance standards, Colleton Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark as a Certified Acute Stroke Ready Hospital. Colleton Medical Center underwent a rigorous onsite review...

Colleton kids to receive books from special state program

PRESS RELEASE. The Original Six Foundation (O6 Foundation) is proud to announce that the 2022 My First Library program will serve 30 South Carolina schools. During the month of May, the program will provide students in the state’s highest-need areas with summer reading books to build at-home libraries. My...