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Suspect Lennon Jerrod Colleton apprehended in Malik Rhodes murder case

Suspect Lennon Jerrod Colleton apprehended in Malik Rhodes murder case

**UPDATE** On Monday, May 27, 2019 around 10 o’clock this morning the suspect in the case of Derrick “Malik” Rhodes was apprehended.  Lennon Jerrod Colleton voluntarily turned himself into authorities…

Man attacked by knife-wielding suspect

Man attacked by knife-wielding suspect

An unknown man wearing a ski mask burst into another man’s house last week and allegedly attacked him with a knife. According to a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office incident report,…

Bells’ students create cultural quilt to showcase diversity

Bells’ students create cultural quilt to showcase diversity

A group of students from Bells Elementary School has made a cultural quilt as part of a New Tech initiative. The group of second-grade elementary students created a Cultural Quilt…

Local “red” marchers say event was a success

Local “red” marchers say event was a success

Local teachers who walked in Columbia on Wednesday, May 1st as part of the statewide “Go Red” pro-teacher march called the rally a “success,” saying they hope it spawns change…

Cougars Baseball Wrap Up Season

Cougars Baseball Wrap Up Season

The Colleton County High School Cougar Varsity Baseball team had a very long week last week. Even though it was Spring Break, these young men put their hearts in what…

“I will breathe for you” Son pleads for his mother’s life after ex breaks court order, shoots her in back

“I will breathe for you”  Son pleads for his mother’s life after ex breaks court order, shoots her in back

A Cottageville cop who was the first to arrive on scene at last week’s domestic violence shooting talked to the female victim, applying pressure to the buckshot wounds to her…

Illegal dump sites removed as part of county cleanup

Illegal dump sites removed as part of county cleanup

More than 700 bags of trash and several illegal dump sites were found during last week’s regional litter cleanup. As a part of a multi-county approach to cleaning up litter…

No charges in student death, district releases details on the fight

No charges in student death, district releases details on the fight

No charges will be brought against any of the parties involved in a fight that involved 10-year-old RaNiya Wright, who died two days after being involved in that fight. In…

Three people save disabled woman from house fire

Three people save disabled woman from house fire

Three area young people saved a Colleton County woman from a burning house last week. On Wednesday, April 17th, a 911-emergency call came into the Colleton Communications Center, with the…

Pinckney announces bid for sheriff

Pinckney announces bid for sheriff

Longtime Colleton County law enforcement officer Dolphus Pinckney is running for sheriff. Pinckney’s public campaign has been underway for several weeks, but he is now formally discussing his campaign with…